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South Summit Elementary School sees decrease in bullying with new initiatives

January 11, 2019 — Conflicts between students have decreased since Lisa Flinders, principal of South Summit Elementary School, implemented new initiatives aimed at building healthy relationships and a sense of community at the school.

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South Summit School District leases property while it awaits funding for new school

January 10, 2019 — South Summit School District is accepting bids to lease two of its properties in Kamas and Oakley. The district hopes to receive money for the land while it plans future development projects.

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Education briefs: Treasure Mountain Junior High to present Legally Blonde The Musical

January 9, 2019 — Treasure Mountain Junior High to present Legally Blonde The Musical Treasure Mountain Junior High is set to present Legally Blonde The Musical on Jan. 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., according to the school's Facebook page. There is set to be an additional performance

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New state report cards show Park City School District’s moderate standing

January 9, 2019 — New state report cards contain no letter grades, and SAGE exam scores had a smaller impact. Now, schools are ranked on a five-point scale for student achievement, student growth and postsecondary readiness.

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Park City High School’s dance company to perform self-choreographed show

January 4, 2019 — The upcoming performance from Park City High School's Dance Company II is sure to be an emotional roller coaster. The dance company is set to perform its annual informal and informative performance, or informance, on Jan. 15 at the Eccles Center's Black Box Theater. The

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Shoshone leader visits classes at Ecker Hill Middle School, set to speak at museum

January 3, 2019 — The chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation recently visited seventh-grade students to discuss the Bear River Massacre, and share his message of forgiveness and the importance of listening to other people’s perspectives.

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Portable classrooms, increasingly common in Park City, seen as imperfect solution

January 3, 2019 — Park City school officials say portable classrooms don’t disrupt the educational experience, but students, teachers and administrators eagerly await the day the portables are no longer needed.

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Education briefs: Park City School District survey available

January 2, 2019 — Park City School District survey available The Park City School District recently released a survey for district employees and community members to complete. According to the district's website, the survey is about the six guiding principles the district drafted during a summit in October. The

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After state demands more equitable fees, Park City School District prepares to comply

January 2, 2019 — As part of the Park City School District's pledge to improve social equity at its schools, the Park City Board of Education voted in April to remove mandatory and academic-related fees for students. Around the same time, the Utah State Board of Education performed an

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Park City School District to replace two cabinet-level positions

December 27, 2018 — Park City School District plans to shift its leadership next year by adding a chief academic officer and chief operations officer. The two positions will replace two current associate superintendent roles.

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Park City School District adopts wellness policy without ban on food-based rewards

December 26, 2018 — The Board voted to not implement a ban on food-based rewards in the classroom, but it does plan to have the wellness committee explore new guidelines for giving treats at school.

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Education briefs: PC READS to host event with special education director

December 26, 2018 — PC READS to host event with special education director Park City READS is set to host an event on Jan. 8 called Collaborating with Your School. According to a flier, Jaclyn Knapp, director of special education for Park City School District, is set to speak

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Park City School District adds two propane buses to its fleet

December 21, 2018 — In an effort to reduce its environmental footprint, the Park City School District recently purchased two propane school buses.

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Park City School District sets principles to guide its master plan

December 20, 2018 — Teachers, administrators, students and community members named six guiding principles for the master plan, and the community will soon be able to provide input on those principles in a survey.

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South Summit School District continues to grow amid conversations for a bond

December 19, 2018 — South Summit School District grew by another 3.5 percent this school year, and school officials say the influx is putting pressure on schools already at capacity.

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Park City High School robotics teams victorious in home tournament

December 19, 2018 — Playing on its home turf, Park City High School's robotics teams swept the competition. Five of its teams made it to the semi-finals and qualified for the state championships during the tournament, which was held at the school over the weekend. Three of the five

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Education briefs: Park City MARC is offering free admission to students

December 19, 2018 — Park City MARC is offering free admission to students The Park City MARC is offering free admission to students from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. According to a flier, students between 6 and 18 years old will be able to access the facility for free,

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New grading scale sweeps across Park City schools

December 14, 2018 — Teachers at Ecker Hill Middle School began adopting the method of standards-based learning several years ago because they saw its value in evaluating students. Now, all teachers at the school use the method.

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Park City Day School on track to become an International Baccalaureate and Round Square school

December 13, 2018 — Park City Day School is now a candidate school for both International Baccalaureate and Round Square programs. Head of School Ian Crossland says the two organizations will enhance the school’s offerings.

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Power Lunches from Women’s Giving Fund encourage Park City’s youth

December 13, 2018 — As soon as the lunch bell rang, young girls started to pile into the library at Ecker Hill Middle School. They sat at tables until there were no more available seats, and the girls who continued to trickle in sat on the floor. They took

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