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Park City High School offers happiness class

September 21, 2018 — Twenty-three students are enrolled in this year’s course, which is the first of its kind at the high school.

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Two years in, Picabo Street Academy expands to fit growing student population

September 20, 2018 — The academy, located at 1762 Prospector Ave, recently expanded to include an upper floor so the 30 students the school now serves have more room to spread out and work in groups or one-on-one with teachers.

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SAGE exam scores show boost in science, lowering of opt-out rates

September 19, 2018 — Students throughout the state took the statewide SAGE test for the final time last school year, and the recently announced results had some positive surprises.

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Education briefs: Applications open for TEDxYouth Park City

September 19, 2018 — Applications open for TEDxYouth Park City Applications are open for the TEDxYouth Park City event, which is scheduled to take place at the Eccles Center on Nov. 14, according to an announcement. Students in grades eight through 12 interested in participating can audition with a

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Park City School District launches master-planning process with focus on communication

September 14, 2018 — Last year, the Park City School District laid its foundation with a new mission, vision and values. Now, the district is ready to get to start building its master plan.

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Father of Park City teen who overdosed countersues parents of other deceased youth

September 13, 2018 — The father of one of two 13-year-old Park City friends who died of drug overdoses in 2016 has filed a countersuit after the other teen's parents sued him for negligence in their son's death. Robert Ainsworth, the father of Ryan Ainsworth, who died after ingesting

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New nonprofit Elmer’s Helpers donates school materials to Summit County classrooms

September 13, 2018 — The goal of the nonprofit is to deliver school materials to dozens of classrooms in Summit and Wasatch counties over the next year.

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Four candidates face off for two open seats on South Summit Board of Education

September 12, 2018 — In the race for the two open seats on the South Summit Board of Education, the bond is the name of the game.

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Park City School District settles on $870,000 Jeremy Ranch home for superintendent

September 11, 2018 — The Park City Board of Education recently approved the purchase of a home, which will be used by the new superintendent of the Park City School District.

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Education briefs: PCEF’s Gala set for Saturday

September 11, 2018 — PCEF's Red Apple Gala is set for Saturday The Park City Education Foundation's Red Apple Gala is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Montage Deer Valley. According to the foundation's website, the fundraiser is scheduled to include

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Lawsuit: Dark web companies liable for overdose death of Park City teen

September 10, 2018 — The parents of one of the 13-year-old Park City teens who died of overdoses in 2016 are suing the companies they claim shipped, marketed, distributed and sold the drugs that led to the fatalities.

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Communities that Care Speaker Series in Park City to discuss shame and resiliency

September 7, 2018 — Brad Reedy knows how hard it is for people, especially parents, to admit when they have made a mistake. But, he said, it is key if a child is going to learn how to accept their own faults and become resilient.

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Education briefs: ‘Meet the New Superintendent’ scheduled for Sept. 10

September 7, 2018 — Education briefs: ‘Meet the New Superintendent’ scheduled for Sept. 10

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Retired teacher and parent compete for seat on the Park City Board of Education

September 6, 2018 — Kara Hendrickson and Vicky Fitlow are both vying for a seat on the Board to represent District 4, which includes the neighborhoods of Jeremy Ranch, Bitner and Silver Creek. J.J. Ehlers, who currently represents District 4 on the Board, will not be running for reelection.

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ATF Special agent to discuss dangers of dark web during Park City event

September 6, 2018 — Almost any kid who has access to the internet could get onto the dark web. Two years ago, some teens in Park City did, and their purchases of illegal drugs on the dark web led to the deaths of two 13-year-old boys. When one of

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Park City Board of Education approves paid maternity and paternity leave

September 5, 2018 — Several Park City School District employees waited with anticipation this summer as the Park City Board of Education deliberated adopting paid maternity and paternity leave in the district.

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Park City High School raises parking fees to fund safety coordinator

August 16, 2018 — For several years, Park City High School has charged students $50 to park their cars in the school's lot. This year, the school is doubling the cost. Students will be required to pay $100 for a parking pass this year, said Caleb Fine, assistant principal

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After nearly a year of construction delays, Silver Summit Academy is open

August 16, 2018 — At the Silver Summit Academy, the tables and chairs are in place, lessons are uploaded on the students' online accounts and they are starting to walk through the doors. After a year of construction delays, the school is up and running as it was intended.

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The Christian Center equips 700 Park City students with new clothes, school materials

August 15, 2018 — The Christian Center of Park City set out six years ago to equip every Park City student in need with school equipment during its annual Back 2 School Basics event. With more than 700 kids attending this year, the center is getting closer to that

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Park City Board of Education passes tax increase amid concerns about spending

August 15, 2018 — More money will soon be coming out of the pockets of residents in the Park City School District boundaries. The Park City Board of Education unanimously voted during a Truth-in-Taxation meeting on Tuesday night to increase the local property tax rate by 16.8 percent, despite

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