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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Every storyteller has a story to tell about themselves. Author Ruta Sepetys is coming to Park City to tell hers, and to encourage listeners to discover their own.

Sepetys is scheduled to visit Park City on Jan. 8 and 9. She will first speak to students at Park City High School who have read or plan to read her book, "Salt to the Sea." She is scheduled to visit with the public on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library.

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Ruta Sepetys, author of "Salt to the Sea," is scheduled to visit Park City
on Jan. 8 and 9 during the One Book One Community event.
Her book, which was selected for the program, tells the story of refugees
in Eastern Europe during World War II. (Photo courtesy Ruta Sepetys)


 

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

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

As STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) becomes more and more commonplace in education vocabulary, some worry that art might be booted out. Teachers in the Park City School District realize that, and they are doing all they can to transform art into the modern age.

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Cristian Brink uses an iPad to take photos of his basic watercolor painting techniques
to show a before and after progression during class time at Ecker Hill Middle School
Monday afternoon, December 11, 2017.  The class uses technology, such as iPads
and laptop computers, to document their art progress, write reflections, and more.
(Photo by Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

  NOTE: PCEF donors support this program.

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Getting 100 percent on a miniature bridge made out of paper and sticks in a high school physics class is satisfying. Seeing a real structure you designed constructed is even better.

Two students in Park City High School's PCCAPS program (Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies) were chosen to design plans for a metalworking studio for the Kimball Art Center. Christian Armstrong and Ryan Cook, both juniors, began working on the project in September and recently wrapped up preliminary designs.

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From left: Mitch Vande Guche, Chris Humbert, Christian Armstrong, and Ryan Cook
all have had a hand in designing a new metal-working studio for the Kimball Arts Center.
Armstrong and Cook are juniors at Park City High School who are heading up the project.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber)

  NOTE: PCEF donors support PCCAPS.

 

 

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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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