Education briefs: Treasure Mountain to host health and safety expo


Treasure Mountain to host health and safety expo
Treasure Mountain Junior High School’s back-to-school night on Aug. 31 will feature a new twist. According to a press release, the event will also feature a health and safety expo as part of the Park City School District’s efforts to focus on student wellness. Community partners who provide resources that can help students build healthy lifestyles will attend the expo, which will is scheduled to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., while the back-to-school night festivities are slated for 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the district’s website,

Trailside students can join journalism club
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Trailside Elementary School can join the school’s journalism club. According to a school newsletter, the club meets on Mondays throughout the fall, from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m., in the library. Participants will learn how to research and write age-appropriate news and will also learn photojournalism skills. The students will publish the annual edition of the Trailside Tribune before Thanksgiving break. There is room for 26 students in the club. To sign their students up, parents must contact Michele Roepke at

Silver Summit Academy announces partnership
Silver Summit Academy announced it is partnering with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth to provide opportunities for students along the Wasatch Back. According to a press release from the academy, a new blended-learning school within the South Summit School District, the program will allow students to study subjects that align with their intellectual interests. “Delivering an education to each of our students that reflects their personal goals, needs, interests, and abilities is why we exist,” said Jeff Greiner, the academy’s principal, in the release. “Having access to this program will further enable us to meet the needs of students who are seeking a unique educational challenge.”


Park City School District Board of Education hears solutions in wake of state audit

“Focus on the data outcomes, on the academic achievement outcomes, on the rankings that we have. The school board is happy with the direction of the district,” said Andrew Caplan, school board president. “We can always do a better job, especially with things that aren’t our core expertise like building and land management.”

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