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Attorney for 17-year-old accused of procuring illegal drugs seeks motion to suppress evidence

November 16, 2018 — The attorney for a 17-year-old Park City girl charged with ordering illegal drugs online over the summer plans to file for a motion to suppress evidence in the case. At a hearing on Friday in 3rd District Juvenile Court, the girl's attorney, Mary Corporon, asked

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Former Olympian Libby Ludlow writes children’s book about skiing

November 16, 2018 — There are two things that Libby Ludlow has always loved: skiing and writing. The former Olympic skier has found time to do both throughout her life, but she recently found a way to combine her two passions. She wrote a children's book about skiing. The

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Park City student wins statewide essay competition for piece on Japanese-American internment camps

November 15, 2018 — When Arden Louchheim was told the prompt for an essay contest was the importance of the freedom of the press, she immediately thought of her grandparents being denied the right. Although they were Americans, their Japanese heritage was vilified by the news media and they

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Park City High School junior selected for Utah’s Student Advisory Council

November 14, 2018 — As a student with a visual impairment, Daniel Bernhardt knows how difficult it can be to excel in school when needing special accommodations. He also believes it doesn't have to be so complicated. Bernhardt, a junior at Park City High School, is one of 15

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Education briefs: Trailside Elementary School is having auditions

November 13, 2018 — Trailside Elementary School is having auditions Trailside Elementary School is set to have auditions for the play "Peter and Wendy" on Nov. 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the gym, according to the school's newsletter. Auditions are scheduled to take place throughout the week,

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Educator launches program to help teachers recognize biases and make classrooms inclusive

November 9, 2018 — Last year, Meghan Zarnetske saw something on the news that convinced her she needed to be doing more to teach tolerance in her classroom. A driver crashed a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Zarnetske, thousands of miles

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UPDATED: Voters elect educator to Park City school board

November 9, 2018 — Kara Hendrickson is the newest member of the Park City Board of Education. Hendrickson, a former teacher in the district, earned more than twice the number of votes than her opponent Vicky Fitlow in the District 4 race. Hendrickson won 69.7 percent of the vote

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Girls’ Giving Fund provides second-year grant to EATS

November 8, 2018 — A large group of young girls in Park City are running lemonade stands, walking dogs and babysitting — not to make money for themselves, but to donate the funds to nonprofits in the area. The girls are members of the Girls’ Giving Fund, which recently

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Education-centered nonprofits seek funding during Live PC Give PC

November 7, 2018 — Come Friday, it will be hard to go anywhere in Park City without noticing the fluorescent colors of the Live PC Give PC signs and the shirts worn by the volunteers waving them. The annual event, which is put on by the Park City Community

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Education briefs: Ecker Hill choir to perform for veterans

November 6, 2018 — Ecker Hill choir to perform for veterans The Ecker Hill Middle School sixth-grade choir plans to present a Veterans Day concert on Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Community members and veterans are invited to attend the event, which is free. Elementary

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UPDATED: Park City student hospitalized after, officials believe, inhaling THC

November 2, 2018 — A ninth-grade student at Treasure Mountain Junior High was transported to the hospital Friday afternoon after, officials believe, using a vaping pen to inhale THC and collapsing. An email from the Park City School District alerted parents to the incident. The email stated that a

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Park City Cooperative Preschool to host Autumn Auction Saturday

November 2, 2018 — As a nonprofit, the Park City Cooperative Preschool thrives because of the community. Parents assist in running the school and donations help cover the school's operating costs. Its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Autumn Auction, is set to take place on Saturday from 7

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Park City Education Foundation builds its special education funding

November 1, 2018 — Every week, students at Treasure Mountain Junior High show up to work. They take the teachers' orders, make coffee and serve the drinks from a coffee cart in their work uniforms. Cierra Fitz, a special education teacher at the school, said the students with special

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Park City School District’s enrollment drops, mainly at elementary schools

November 1, 2018 — Despite a predicted increase in the Park City School District student population, the numbers went the opposite direction. The projected enrollment was 4,861, an increase of 44 students. However, enrollment ended up dropping 0.8 percent to 4,780 students, said Todd Hauber, business administrator for the

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Eduation briefs: Communities that Care to host event for parents

October 31, 2018 — Communities that Care to host event for parents The Communities that Care speaker series is set to host an event for parents on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Summit Middle School, according to an event flier. The event, titled "What your adolescent

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Community discusses future vision to kick off school district’s master planning process

October 31, 2018 — About 50 community members, teachers and students squeezed into the auditorium in the Sheldon Richins Building on Monday night. Some attended the master planning open house to tell Park City School District leaders what changes they want to see in the schools, and others came

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Park City High School’s debate team is eager for success this season

October 26, 2018 — The Park City High School debate team has been at the top of its game the last few years, and as the team steps into this season, members anticipate another remarkable year. Many veteran debaters are returning with their eyes set on big achievements, while

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After student fee collection website shuttered, Park City PTOs scramble for funding

October 25, 2018 — When the Park City Board of Education voted earlier this year to remove student fees, people throughout the community were happy to see the Board taking steps to achieve its equitability goals. But as the school year started and groups that had depended on the

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Park City School District focuses on educational vision for new master plan

October 24, 2018 — Schools in the Park City School District could look very different in a few years. Or, they might remain the same. It all depends on what the community decides. The district recently laid out a nine-month timeline and goals for a fresh master planning process,

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Education briefs: Day of the Dead event set for Nov. 1

October 23, 2018 — Day of the Dead event set for Nov. 1 The Park City High School is putting on an event for the Day of the Dead on Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the high school. Dirk Gootjes, Latino outeach coordinator, said there will

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