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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

When the final bell rings at Treasure Mountain Junior High, a group of students rushes to pull out sound boards, plug in speakers and argue over who gets the headphones first. They blast music and some start to dance, but no teachers yell at them to turn it down.

After all, it is an extra-curricular activity.

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From left: Rhianna Raggio, Zander Levy, Piper Croasmunchristensen
and Jacob Samuels gather after school a couple of times a week
to practice their DJing skills. The equipment they have was purchased
with grant money from the Park City Education Foundation.

(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

 

NOTE: PCEF donors fund this program thought the Mustang Afterschool Academy (MASA) grant.

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

In almost every culture throughout history, humans have gathered to share stories. With the One Book One Community program, students, teachers and community members in Park City are returning to those roots.

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Allyah Dunn, left, and Trevor Feldkircher read "Salt to the Sea" in 
Kelly Yeates' English Class. (Photo courtsey of Kelly Yeates.)

  NOTE:  PCEF donors, including the Tom Wilson Foundation and the Promontory Foundation, fund this program.

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Education foundations around the country help pay for school programs beyond public school systems' budgets. Abby McNulty, executive director of the Park City Education Foundation, was selected for the national team that plans to analyze the impact of those foundations.

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Abby McNulty, executive director of the Park City Education Foundation,
is excited to learn from other education 
foundations as a member of the Industry
Leadership Council of the National School Foundations Association. 
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

 

 

 

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James Hoyt, Park Record

An air of uncertainty hung over last Friday's Live PC Give PC party hosted by High West Distillery.

Deanna Rhodes, communications and events outreach manager for the Park City Community Foundation, which puts on the annual philanthropic event, said she wasn't sure if Live PC Give PC would reach its goal of raising $2 million in contributions for local nonprofits in 24 hours.

"It was a little nerve-wracking," she said.

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The Live PC Give PC logo is projected onto the facade of High West Distillery
the evening of Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The annual day of philanthropy broke its goal
of $2 million in overall donations to local nonprofits.
(Photo by James Hoyt/Park Record)

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

The first-grade students in the Park City School District who began learning the basics of coding two years ago are growing up, and the program must now grow with them.

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Students in Jana Tullisís second-grade classroom at McPolin Elementary learn
reading through the Wilson Fundations Language program.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

NOTE: PCEF donors provided seed funding and continuing support for this program.

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Reading is an essential life skill that is not always easy to learn. The Park City School District recognized that, and with help from the local nonprofit PC READS, the Hall Family Fund and the Park City Education Foundation, it began a new reading program for teachers to help all students learning to read.

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Students in Jana Tullisís second-grade classroom at McPolin Elementary learn reading through the Wilson Fundations Language program.  Photo by Carolyn Webber.

Students in Jana Tullisís second-grade classroom at McPolin Elementary learn
reading through the Wilson Fundations Language program.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

NOTE: The Wilson Fundations curriculum is funded by a generous gift from the Hall Family Fund.

 

 

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