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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)

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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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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

When students are shouting out of turn and cannot keep their pockets on their seats, many teachers are tempted to yell, "Quiet down!" Instead, Randi Jo Taurel and Rebecca Brenner recommend ringing a bell softly.

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Students at Trailside Elementary School participate in a meditation led by Randi Jo Taurel in May. (Photo by Randi Jo Taurel)

 Students at Trailside Elementary School participate in a meditation
led by Randi Jo Taurel in May. (Photo by Randi Jo Taurel)

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

Students at Ecker Hill Middle School became used to seeing Phil Kirk, a Park City Police Department captain, around campus last year. But it wasn't because they did anything wrong.

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Photo by Bubba Brown/Park Record

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

The words still ring in his ears.

How could they not? Juan Garcia remembers the bullies and the things they told him. They joked about his Latino heritage. You'll never, they said, amount to anything.

Now, the memories serve as strong motivation. 

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