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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Once a week, students in Parley's Park Elementary School and Trailside Elementary School's after-school programs gather around music. With a violin in their hands, they receive instruction and practice for their upcoming spring performances. The new Strings program, as it is called, is helping ensure that every child has a chance to play.

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Megan Schulz and siblings Amelia Abbett, Scarlet Abbett and Oliver Abbett.
The students are soloists for their school’s performance of “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.”|
(Photo courtesy of Anna Stampfli)

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Ella McNeely came across a problem. Her older brother's feet smelled so bad at the end of the day that she could not bear to be around him.

So, the sixth-grade student from Ecker Hill Middle School did an experiment to find the sock material that produced the least amount of bacteria. She presented her findings during the Park City School District Science and Engineering Fair last week.

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Ella McNeely, left, and Elspeth Stevenson said they were excited
to test their theories and find solutions to their problems during the
Park City School District Science and Engineering Fair.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

NOTE: PCEF donors support the Park City School District Science and Engineering Fair. 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Last week, a humming noise filled the music room at Ecker Hill Middle School. No other sounds were heard besides the high and low murmur from students blowing into their harmonicas.

The sixth-grade students each received their own harmonica and learned how to play it during a Blues in the Schools program last week. The program was organized by Kelly Wallis, the band instructor at Ecker Hill, and put on by representatives of the Utah Blues Society.

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Tony Holiday, right, teaches sixth-grade student Tavish Handy-Polinsky
how to play the harmonica during the Blues in the Schools program last week.

(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

The Blues in the Schools program at Ecker Hill Middle Schools was made possible through a PCEF Teacher Grant.

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

What happens when you give a child some cardboard, Lego toys and a 3-D printer? That is what schools in the Park City School District are trying to figure out. At the school's new makerspaces, students are learning to create and design objects of all sizes and functions.

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BradleBradley Gannon, a career and technical education teacher at Ecker Hill Middle
School, 
started building his makerspace in 2016. This year, he is starting an
after-school program 
so that all students can have access to the creative space.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Providing her students with memorable experiences is what Sophie Moffat loves about teaching. The social studies and Spanish teacher at Ecker Hill Middle School often had grand ideas for her classroom, but rarely the means to fund them.

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Sophie Moffat, a Spanish and social studies teacher at Ecker Hill Middle School, received a grant to implement a program in which her students interact with students from a Spanish-speaking country.  (Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Joanna Lazzaroni and Eli Levine wanted more students to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) this year. They put up fliers and spread the word. Now, they have so many they hardly know what to do with them.

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Park City High School brought 13 students to the Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA) national competition last year. Three students placed
but with the growth the club experienced this year, club leaders
hope to do even better next year. (Photo courtesy of Eli Levine.)


  NOTE: PCEF donors support FBLA through the National Competition Fund.

 

 

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