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The Park City Day School is the outcome of a merger of two local private schools: the Park City Academy and the Colby School.  They’ve been operating since 2010 offering preschool through eighth grade. The learning model used considers the whole child, which means they put emphasis on student’s emotional as well as academic development.  The school is working on International Baccalaureate accreditation. There is also a student-led effort to ban single use plastic bags in Summit County. Carolyn Murray has the story:

The Park City Board of Education is ready to tackle the next step in selecting a new school superintendent. A recruiting firm has identified dozens of applicants and now the board will convene a selection committee. Carolyn Murray has this:

Lassonde Institute University of Utah

$20,000 has been awarded to students in the 2018 Lassonde Institute Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge.  Out of 150 innovations submitted, five teams from Park City High School and one from Wasatch High School finished in the top 20. 

School District Waives Student Fees, Plans Tax Hike

Apr 4, 2018

If you own property within the Park City School District boundaries, your taxes are going up. It’s no surprise to the Board of Education, because it planned the $8-million increase last year. Carolyn Murray has more: 

Student Threat Under Investigation

Mar 29, 2018

A Treasure Mountain Junior High School student made a threat of violence toward another student.  The Park City Police Department learned of the incident late in the day on Wednesday.  Early today (Thursday) a notice was posted to the school district newsroom website and parents were alerted through the automated text messaging system.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Educators Show Off Innovative Projects

Mar 28, 2018
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Every year the Park City Education Foundation   provides grants to district teachers for innovative program ideas.  They’ve been able to fund $82,000 for the 2017/18 school year. Deer Valley hosted a PCEF reception where teachers showcased some of their projects to Ed Foundation donors.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Dave Cushing

Officials estimate more than 1,000 people gathered at the top of Main Street joining in the March for Our Lives.  Although the march was coordinated solely by students, the protest wasn’t limited to teenagers. There were people using canes and pushing strollers as the crowd walked Main Street down to City Park. They carried signs and chanted in support of the nationwide effort to put an end to school shootings. Carolyn Murray has this:

Students From Park City March To Change Gun Laws

Mar 23, 2018
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Saturday, students from all over the world will march to protest  gun violence in schools.  They’ve been activated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings that took 17 lives last month in Florida.  Park City High School students have organized their own march which happens Saturday at the top of Main Street.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School District

The Park City School District has selected the new High School Principal, Roger Arbabi.  He has 25  years in education with experience both in teaching and administration.  He and his family will move to Park City this summer and begin his job as  high school principal on August 1st.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School Board Dives Deep Into Budget Talks

Mar 21, 2018

Budget discussions dominated the conversation at the Park City School District board meeting on Tuesday. Board Members want more information before making a decision on adding four new elementary school positions for next school year.   Carolyn Murray has this:

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