The Last Beekeeper
EHMS Librarian Lara Rude welcomed the author, as the culmination of the annual school-wide book study. For weeks during the daily advisory period, Ms. Rude coordinated reading and activities related to the dystopian novel that “follows twelve-year-old Yolanda Cicerón as she fights to save the last known beehive in the world from extinction against nearly insurmountable obstacles.” * (Goodreads)
EHMS Student Hits All The Right Notes
A 7th grader from Ecker Hill Middle School was selected as the first alternate for Utah All-State Junior High Band in the euphonium section. Nathan Brown auditioned amongst 500 students from over 60 Utah schools to create this year's ensemble and was selected 5th. Students ranged from 6th through 9th grade. “My brother is a tuba player, and he really encouraged me to try for All-State Band,” said Brown. “Band at Ecker is amazing, especially playing the euphonium. I love the articulations and versatility. ”
December 2, 2022 National Special Education Day
PARK CITY, UTAH – December 2nd marks the 47th anniversary of the signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law. The Federal legislation assured access to children with special needs to a free and quality public education. IDEA is the foundation of Special Education in the U.S. and assures access and appropriate education for all students with special needs. 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. “We’ve made such strides with the climate and culture in Special Education since IDEA. In my career, there has been a growing recognition of the rights of kids.”
Park City School District kicks off #AscendTogether employee recognition
As part of an ongoing employee recognition and to help celebrate American Education Week, November 13-19, the Park City School District asked its 57 new employees (22-23 school year) to share stories of support they received from their veteran counterparts. PCSD believes retention is the best recruitment tactic, and wants to recognize those employees who are not only fulfilling their own responsibilities, but have gone above and beyond, both personally and professionally, for our newest employees - and ultimately students.