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Students learn about ecosystems, service in Galapagos Islands

March 14, 2019 — Park City Day School students who went on the Galapagos Islands trip learned about volcanoes while hiking to the top of the volcano Sierra Negra and learned about the importance of biodiversity while snorkeling in the ocean.

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South Summit School District explores $90 million bond to construct two new schools

March 13, 2019 — South Summit School District officials say due to current overcrowding at schools and projected student growth, the district needs two new schools. It plans to put a $90 million bond question on the ballot in November to fund the projects.

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Education briefs: Parley’s Park Elementary School to perform Beauty and the Beast Jr.

March 13, 2019 — Parley's Park Elementary School to perform Beauty and the Beast Jr. Parley's Park Elementary School is set to perform Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, according to the school's flyer. The performances are scheduled to take place at

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Bill clarifies, supports contraceptive education in Utah schools

March 13, 2019 — Health education in the conservative state of Utah has nearly always been rife with controversy. When middle and high school educators start teaching the sex education unit, they are supposed to teach abstinence as the most effective way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

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The winning word, “babushka,” crowns Ecker Hill sixth-grader Park Record Spelling Bee champion

March 12, 2019 — The Park Record will send her to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

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Silver Summit Elementary principal recognized as Utah’s Innovator of the Year

March 8, 2019 — The Utah Association of Elementary School Principals named Louise Willoughby Innovator of the Year at its conference last week. Willoughby was recognized because of her work creating the blended-learning school Silver Summit Elementary.

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Park City parents concerned about new standards-based grading scale

March 7, 2019 — This year, Ecker Hill Middle School traded letter grades for a system ranking students on a scale of one to four, and the shift has caused a lot of confusion among Park City parents. During the Park City Board of Education's meeting last week, Traci

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Education briefs: Registration open for chess tournament

March 7, 2019 — Registration open for chess tournament Ecker Hill Middle School is set to host a chess tournament on March 30, according to an announcement. Registration is set to take place from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m., and round one is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. The

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Attendance slim at Park City School District’s master planning open house

March 6, 2019 — About a dozen parents trickled into Ecker Hill Middle School last week for the Park City School District's open house. They wandered between posters presenting the work done by the district's master planning task forces and spoke with members of a consulting firm as representatives

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Neuroscience doctor to speak to parents in Park City School District

March 6, 2019 — Wendy St. James measures students' success not just on their ability to learn math or science, but on their ability to be flexible and exercise self-control. She is an instructional coach at Park City High School, and she works with teens who do not perform

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South Summit High School to use $10,000 Powerade award for athletics

February 28, 2019 — Powerade awarded $10,000 to South Summit High School because of a video Shad Stevens, assistant principal and athletics director, submitted. The funds will be used for the athletic program.

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Utah Legislature addresses school safety, gun regulations

February 27, 2019 — After a mass shooting in Florida and a shooting of a University of Utah student on campus last year, Utah lawmakers have proposed bills regarding school safety and security, gun regulations and increased mental health services.

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Education briefs: PCHS Interact Club collecting food donations

February 27, 2019 — PCHS Interact Club collecting food donations Park City High School's Interact Club is set to collect food donations for the Christian Center of Park City on Sunday, March 3. According to an announcement, members of the club will drive around the neighborhoods of Thaynes Canyon,

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Park City High School students coordinate survey to understand public knowledge about concussions

February 22, 2019 — Four students from Park City High School spent months drafting a survey, gathering responses and analyzing the data. The result? Parkites don’t know as much about concussions as they might think.

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Summit County students collaborate for panel event on substance abuse, mental health

February 21, 2019 — Six Summit County students on the Communities that Care Youth Council will speak to parents about substance abuse and mental health issues at their schools on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Park City School District to provide master planning update at open houses

February 21, 2019 — Movable furniture and flexible spaces — that is what teachers have asked for during discussions about future classrooms in the Park City School District. What an ideal learning space consists of is one of the main topics hashed out over the last two months during

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Education briefs: Park City Film hosts kid screenings over break

February 20, 2019 — Park City Film hosts kid screenings over break Park City Film is hosting film screenings for students over the February break, according to a newsletter. All screenings are scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium. "Monsters vs. Aliens" is set

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Former Statehouse candidate Meaghan Miller named executive director of EATS Park City

February 20, 2019 — After votes were tallied and Meaghan Miller-Gitlin knew she would not be serving as a representative for House District 54 in the Utah Legislature, she asked herself a question: What now? She continued to be a wife, a mother of two and the development manager

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Proposed bill in Utah Legislature would eliminate school grades

February 15, 2019 — A proposed bill would do away with school grades indefinitely. Instead, schools would receive rankings based on a five-point scale. The rankings range from “critical needs” to “exemplary.”

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Nonprofit leader intends to pick up mountains of trash near Everest

February 14, 2019 — Luke Hanley, a former Park City resident and founder of Padma Organization, plans to do as many service trips as possible to clean up trash from the hike to Mount Everest’s base camp. He hopes to take the first trip in May, and he is looking for a crew to join him.

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