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"After a winter of record-setting snowfall, even the most avid powder hounds among us were ready for this spring’s annual rite of passage.

On Saturday, May 20, our community came together to support educators, students, and schools in the best way possible, in the jubilant celebration that is the Park City Education Foundation’s Running with Ed!"

PCSD celebrates its administrative professionals; the Student Service Award applications are open; and Visual Arts in the Park City School District.

PARK CITY, Utah — Registration is now open for the award-winning 14th annual fun run hosted by the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF), benefiting the Park City School District.

This, the biggest PCEF fundraiser of the year, and involves families, teachers, non-school-district-related locals, visitors, first-time runners, and pros. You do not need to run to donate.

Jennifer Billow, PCEF's Associate Director of Communications and Development, discusses two of PCEF's upcoming events on KPCW.

- "How To Best Support Your Child Grades 6 - 12" on April 27
- Running with Ed fundraiser on May 20

PARK CITY, Utah — Approximately 30 Park City High School students presented in the first round of the Invest Nest competition, an entrepreneurial pitch contest, which was then reduced to 17 in round two. Eight made it to the final round.

Thirty-four students involved in the PCCAPS Business Solutions program entered the [Invest Nest] competition; the final eight were narrowed down from two previous rounds.

Jill Kopish, after-school STEM and Science teacher, has inspired and supported students in Park City School District for over eight years in different capacities and developed the alien autopsy activity [for students in PCSD's after-school programs] with inspiration from a math lesson developed by Linda Hilton, a fifth-grade teacher at Jeremy Ranch Elementary.

With 26 teams competing within the toughest regions of the state, the Park City High School Speech and Debate team finished in 2nd place at the state competition, with numerous team members earning individual recognition.

“I feel lucky these last 35 years to be able to watch these kids grow. I’ve taught students of my students that I had in kindergarten 33 years ago. I feel that I’ve formed a lot of friendships, and that’s still the heart of Park City; these people who left and came back as adults. It’s still a small town, even with all the growth. It’s a great place to be and a great place to teach,” [Kathy] Anderson said.

After-school students enrolled in Camp Hawk participated in a community service project to support Nuzzles and Co-Adoption Center on March 10 at Jeremy Ranch Elementary.

“I wanted to do a project that resonates more with elementary school children, and what better than animals, said Helen Hanahan, after-school coordinator.

Park City Education Foundation Associate Director of Communications and Development Jen Billow announces the 2023 fundraiser, "Running with Ed" on May 20, 2023.

PARK CITY, Utah — Running With Ed (RWE), the celebratory relay race fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation raises money for Park City teachers, students, and schools. For nine years running, pun very much intended, RWE has been voted Park City’s Best Fundraiser. Race registration opens March 1.

Updates to PCSD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program

CTE seeks to cultivate the potential in all students by integrating rigorous instruction with relevant experiences that empower, guide and inspire them beyond our education system. PCSD connects the academic, employability and technical skills that prepare our students for the challenges of post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.

Flight simulation AT SCHOOL(!); continuing education with Air and Space Force; Ecker Hill Middle School students Sundance; A FREE in-person workshop for parents of students with IEPs; and your chance to join an online parent book study...

Abby McNulty weighs in on the importance of Preschool education on Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher.
~ PCEF Support: A Critical Piece of the Solution for our Childcare Desert
~ How Preschool Creates a HUGE Impact on our Children and our Community
~ An Upcoming Virtual Visit

PARK CITY, Utah – Every February, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) community celebrates CTE Month to raise awareness of CTE's role in readying learners for college and career success. Park City High School's Health Science Career Pathway teaches students how to save lives....

“I am absolutely amazed at how many [CTE] pathways we are opening up, and we have such a fantastic community that supports these programs, including the Park City Education Foundation and other entities,” said [second-year teacher Meagan] Shaw.

Fortunately, with the generous support of the Park City Education Foundation, Park City High School was able to purchase three flight simulators and several different types of drones for the new CTE pathway.

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City preschool registration lottery is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. In the future, more spots will be available to applicants than ever before.

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) will host its third annual virtual grandparent-grandchild art lesson, taught by Melissa Allen, Park City School District’s Elementary Visual Art (EVA) specialist, and an instructor at Parley’s Park Elementary School.

Thanks to the partnership of PCEF and Kimball Art Center, Park City's elementary school students are able to learn art in the classroom. Abby McNulty, President and CEO of PCEF, discusses why art is so critical for learning with KPCW's Local News Hour host Leslie Thatcher.

January's SpEd Express newsletter provides college readiness information and a deeper look at how PCSD transition students access and experience Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities!

Treasure Mountain students had the opportunity to design top sheets for skis for three-time freestyle Olympian Devin Logan. The project was the brainchild of digital media and photoshop teacher Meagan Chartier... [who] applied for a Park City Education Foundation grant which allowed her to...

PARK CITY, Utah — Thanks in large part to a grant from the nonprofit Park City Education Foundation (PCEF), ninth-grade students, on Friday, enjoyed the fruits of their labor in the annual Iron Chef-style competition at Treasure Mountain Jr. High (TMJH).

Many Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are supported, or entirely funded, by PCEF donors - like Brad Gannon's Construction Technology course. As the new CTE facilities are completed, PCEF donor support will make the difference for these life-changing opportunities.

How PCEF supports Student Services, Reach the Summit Transformational Academy (RSTA), and the Whole Child Focus of Park City School District.

Funding from a PCEF Express Grant made it possible for TMJH students to learn from designer David Habban and create 170 ski designs for 2014 Women's Slopestyle Silver medalist, Devin Logan. Click through to see the winning design!

PARK CITY, Utah — Treasure Mountain Junior High students had the opportunity to design the topsheet of skis for three-time Olympian Devin Logan.

Students from Ms. Chartier’s digital media, art foundations, photoshop, and 8th-grade drawing courses participated in the design challenge, with a total of 170 ski designs submitted.

“PCEF brings together their rich variety of skills, experiences, and resources to help us better support our students, families, and educators. Where else can students cross-country-ski during PE, learn to wire a house in junior high, and participate in world-champion robotics teams – all available thanks to PCEF funding?” 

"Celebrating Special Education Day is all about recognizing the milestones of progress made since the 1975 signing of IDEA,” said Park City School District Special Education Director Jaclyn Knapp.

To the Park City Education Foundation, thank you for enabling innovation, programming and student success in so many ways! Our schools would not be the same without the generosity of all who support our PCEF team. Whenever a child enjoys art, STEAM activities, robotics or debate, we have a PCEF donor to thank!

For the Park City Education Foundation, one of the many lessons to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic was the importance of educating the whole child, focusing not only on academics but also on students’ health and wellbeing.

It’s one reason the foundation has made mental health a top priority...

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Education Foundation announced in a Facebook post on October 11 that “after seven years of relentless, grueling work, seven Bright Futures Park City students will become the first in their families to receive their hard-won college diplomas and step into their futures.”

PARK CITY, Utah — Saturday’s Red Apple Gala, presented by Zions Bank, was a sold-out success, raising funds by the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) for programs within the Park City School District.

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their Real World Learning Initiative with a virtual event on Friday, September 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Safe & Healthy Schools, PCSD Counseling, PBIS Strategies, and PCEF's first-ever Educator and Student Wellness Speaker - all included in the September newsletter from Park City School District!

September's SpEd Express newsletter features a new EHMS teacher launching a new SpED program and the PCEF story about Holly Huggin's incredibly successful PCHS transition program! Click to read the latest from Park City School District's fantastic Special Education team.

PARK CITY, Utah — Beat the Call (BTC) begins in earnest as school begins this Fall. The Park City Education Foundation’s volunteer ambassadors will work in concert with the Park City School District PTO volunteers to ensure students and staff receive the best education experience throughout this year.

PARK CITY, Utah — Among the many programs offered by the Park City Education Foundation is Bright Futures (BF). This program motivates those students who are the first in their families to prepare for, attend, and graduate from college.

Many Special Education students continue to attend classes through the summer. Click through to explore how educators keep the learning fresh!

Seniors in Park City's Special Education program had a 100% graduation rate in 2022! Take a look to see what comes after graduation...

Park City teachers have nearly half a million dollars to fund 45 different programs on their campuses, thanks to the Park City Education Foundation.

The 2022-23 school year begins August 17 with $460,000 in extra funding to support teachers in their classrooms...

PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Education Foundation’s (PCEF) Board of Trustees recently increased the amount of funding available for classroom grants to $460,000 for the 2022/2023 school year. Previously, $350,000 was awarded.

PCEF funds programming, like the Special Education Transition Program, that inspires all Park City students to successfully reach their academic and lifelong potential.

Locals and visitors swarmed Park City roads and trails in support of local students Saturday.

It was a party at Trailside Elementary School, where runners were greeted with live jazz for Running With Ed. Atmospheres were also upbeat at all the racer exchange sites, including five other Park City schools, Utah Olympic Park and Basin Recreation Fieldhouse.

Link to Park Record's photo gallery of #RWE2022.

PARK CITY, Utah — 1,200 runners participated in the Park City Education Foundation’s (PCEF) 13th annual Running With Ed. (RWE) relay race on Saturday. They ran relays among the Park City School District’s four elementary schools, middle school, junior high, and high school while starting and ending the race at the Basin Rec Fieldhouse.

PARK CITY, Utah. – Stio has been Running with Ed (RWE) for three years since it opened the 556 Main Street storefront. Hoping to connect with the Park City community prior to opening its doors, Stio found RWE. This year’s relay race fundraiser event is May 21. Proceeds go to Park City teachers, schools, and students.

It’s going to be a chilly start, but the race must go on. The annual fundraising race called Running With Ed happens Saturday.

Running with Ed is coming up this Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the fundraiser’s thirteenth year.

Running with Ed is a fundraiser for Park City Education Foundation, in which teams of eight or less compete in a 26.4-mile relay race to raise money for Park City schools, students, and teachers.

Every May, the Park City Education Foundation shines a light on the work of educators in the city’s public schools. This year the Excellent Educator Award Program expanded to not only honor one teacher from each school, but to honor every Park City School District educator with banners on Main Street and pizza and beer socials on Fridays at Versante.

Your Impact This Year

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    John C Kish Foundation
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    Montage Deer Valley
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    Park City Mountain Resort
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    Park City Municipal
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    United Way of SLC
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