This Week at PCHS — June 1, 2015

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This Week at PCHS — June 1, 2015
 This Week at PCHS — June 1, 2015
Weekly e-Bulletin for Park City High School
Announcements
Park City High School PTSO email address: [email protected] Wow – the year is winding down with lightening speed. What a great group of volunteers we have had, each of them have
helped make your student’s days at PCHS rewarding. I would like to personally thank all of the parents who always said
“yes!” when I called (can’t believe they still answer the phone when they see my number) – whether it was opening car doors
on snowy mornings at Parley’s Park – quizzing the kids at Ecker during lunch for Academic League – keeping them smarter
than a 5th grader, making Reality Town annually one of the best events at Treasure, handing out Booster Juice, laptops, and
casino chips at the high school – couldn’t have done it without you. A huge shout out to Lyn Eckels who has kept us in the
know with the Arts section of this blast and through her timely emails. The information she gathered was so helpful after this
year she too is seeing her youngest off to college. Also, a great big thanks to many of you who have worked hard to help the
teachers get the tools they need to do such outstanding work in the classroom through the Ed Foundation. This district
would not and could not be the envy of the state without so many without your quiet, thoughtful, extraordinary talents and
unconditional giving. Thanks for letting me be a part of it for some 17 years, it has been a great ride! I can’t wait to see
what’s next. And, you are certainly in great hands going forward!
Park City High School Graduation is Friday, June 5, 5 PM for more information including rehearsal
information please visit the high school website:
http://pchs.pcschools.us/woad-local/media/2014_15_main_page/document-5.pdf
Everyone is invited to attend the Park City High School Community Scholarship Program Awards
Ceremony on Tuesday June 2nd at 8:00 am at The Eccles Center. We are celebrating our Top 10% of
the senior class, PCHS Sterling Scholars and all Community Scholarship recipients!
Senior Class and Parents:
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Congratulations! Your child is well on their way to graduating from Park City High School on Friday, June 5 !
Park City High School PTSO has had the honor of planning and implementing of the Grad Night Celebration tradition for many years. th
This year, Grad Night will be held at Jupiter Bowl, on the evening of graduation, June 5 , from 10pm to 2am. Turnout at the Grad Night party ranges from 80-­‐85% of the graduating class. It is a fun, very lively graduation bash where our kids can celebrate one final time as the PCHS Class of 2015 in a safe, drug-­‐and alcohol-­‐free atmosphere! Besides bowling there are a number of activities taking place that kids love – culminating with the chance to see your classmates be hypnotized by one of the best hypnotists around. Believe us – you won’t want to miss it. PTSO is still accepting donations for this event.
Please encourage your Senior to attend – they will not regret the choice and may even take home some great cash or prizes from the evening’s ongoing giveaways! Remember – this event is limited to Seniors only!
Student Laptop Collection June 2nd The tech office will be collecting laptops on Tuesday, June 2nd starting at 7:30 a.m. We will be calling grades down by last name starting with Sophomores. We will then continue with Juniors and then Seniors. Your laptop must be free of all stickers/residue and free from any dirt/pencil/marker, etc. All cleaning materials will be supplied to you when you turn in your machine. Seniors will need to turn in their laptop, charger, and laptop bag. This year we will NOT be collecting chargers or the laptop bags for Sophomores or Juniors. Please store the charger and bag safely at your home. You will need them for the next school year. If you plan on leaving the district, please bring your charger and bag in addition to the computer. Make sure This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 you have backed up all your necessary files. If you need assistance, stop by the tech office before June 1st. Sophomore and Juniors -­‐ All computers and chargers will be assessed for damages. Any damages will be noted and student will be responsible for the deductible. Refer to Laptop User Agreement for deductible information. If deductible is not paid by June 4th, the student will NOT receive a laptop for the 2015-­‐2016 school year until the deductible is paid. Seniors – All computers and chargers will be assessed for damages. Any damages will be noted and the student will be responsible for the deductible. Refer to the Laptop User Agreement for deductible information. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, all fees must be paid by June 4th. Seniors will NOT be given the option to purchase these computers.
The minutes from the May 18th District PTO/A meeting have been posted here:
http://www.pcschools.us/index.php?page=320 They include an update on master planning by Dr Ember
Conley and an update on DLI at Ecker by Traci Evans.
June 4, 2015 Last Day of School June 4, 2015 is the last day of school. Graduation will be held on June 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Thursday, June 4, 2015 Dismissal Times: PCHS/TMJH/PCLC Dismissed at 11:45 AM ELEMENTARIES Dismissed at 12:30 PM KINDERGARTEN AM Dismissed at 10:15 AM KINDERGARTEN PM Arrive at 10:30AM Dismissed at 12:30 PM EHMS Dismissed at 1:15 PM Board of Education Vacancy PCHS PTSO School Directory 2015-16
Would you like to be the first to advertise in our new DirectorySpot app? Yep, we are shedding our paper
directory next year. Parents will see your advertisement on their phone or computer. Send your company logo
and a check for $100 and we will include your ad in the app. E-mail Ben Ling at [email protected] to be
included.
Meetings
Please note the School Board meeting begins at 10 AM due to Community Scholarship event taking place at 8 AM at the Eccles Center on Tuesday. Next School Board Meeting Tuesday, June 2 10 AM District Offices Kearns Blvd. All are welcome – there are a number of important discussions taking place including a master planning and budget update. http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/pcsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9WVVM7609836 School Board also meets on Tuesday, June 16 4 PM District Offices Kearns Blvd. Check out sat.collegeboard.org for SAT Test registration info. Next test June 6, 2015 Our school code is:
450-290 ACT June 13, 2015 – actstudent.org Our school code is: 450-290
Page 2 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 This year the Girl Graduate Tea will be held on Monday, June 1st in the lobby of the Eccles Center at 6:30 pm.
All graduating girls are invited to attend with their mothers or person of choice. We will have free professional
photos, honor the outstanding girl graduate, and music. This year's speaker is Kerri Cronk of Fox 13 morning
news. Each senior girl should be receiving a printed invitation in the mail in the coming week. So, please watch
for your invitation and join us in this wonderful tradition.
Check out PCHS Community Education Summer Math and Writing
Programs for secondary students. Please see flyer below.
Summit County Teen Council members will be offering an interactive “Know Before you Go” lesson that helps their peers better understand what consent really means in relationships and ways to be an active bystander in situations that could lead to sexual assault. Come, learn, invite your friends and share your ideas. This lesson is open to all interested teens and there will be a simultaneous discussion for adults. There will be food and raffle prizes too! See you on Tuesday, June 2nd at the Park City Schools District Office from 6 -­‐7:30 PM. Congratulations
PCHS choir, directed by Mary Morgan, earned an excellent rating and 1st place in their division at the Music in
the Parks competition at Lagoon Saturday. Ecker Hill choir received a Superior rating, 1st place in their division,
and Overall Sweepstakes winner for the highest score among all divisions for choir including middle school, Jr
high, and high school.
The PCHS Key Club successfully completed the African Library Book Drive. More than 1000 children's books
were collected to establish an elementary school library in the Ineeleng Community in Mothibistad, Africa.
Unishippers of Salt Lake City kindly waived the shipping costs. Congratulations to the many students who
participated.
Activities
SPORTS
Monday, June 1:
AM Recognition Assembly
CNA Practical Testing
Yearbook Distribution
Girls Senior Tea 6 PM Eccles Center Lobby
Tuesday, June 2:
CNA Practical Testing
Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony 8 AM
Know Before You Go 6 PM – 7:30 PM District Office Bldg. Kearns Blvd.
Wednesday, June 3: ESL Graduation Dinner
Thursday, June 4:
Last Day of School
Friday, June 5:
PCHS Graduation 5 PM Dozier Field
Congratulations all Park City Student Athletes on a fantastic year of good sportsmanship and
great competition!
Follow us on Twitter: @ParkCityMiners
Page 3 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 Planning Ahead…
2015-­‐2016 School Year Teacher Contract Days: August 17, 18, 19 SCHOOL BEGINS: August 20, 2015 KINDERGARTEN BEGINS: August 24, 2015 Labor Day (no school) September 7 Fall Recess (no school) Oct 15 & 16 Thanksgiving (no school) Nov. 25-­‐27 Winter Recess (no school) Dec. 21-­‐Jan 1 Martin Luther King (no school) Jan 18 February Recess (no school) Feb 15-­‐19 Spring Recess (no school) April 4-­‐8 Memorial Day (no school) May 30 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL June 2 Graduation/Teacher Contract June 3 Conference Compensation (no school): November 25 Conference Compensation (no school): April 8
ARTS
Up-to-date info for PC Bands parents (concert band, jazz, and percussion, grades 8-12):
• PC Bands website: www.pcbands.net
• PC Bands on Facebook at www.facebook.com/parkcitybands .
• Band Parent Newsletter, via e-mail
CONGRATULATIONS!
MUSIC IN THE PARKS AWARD
PCHS Concert Choir, actually a mixed choir that includes TMJHS students, took 1st place in their high school division at the
Music in the Parks festival at Lagoon on Saturday, May 30.
ALL-STATE CHOIR NOMINEES
Matthew Burns, Kirsten Amerongen, Jacob Lobrot, and Madeleine Davis have been nominated for All-State Choir in
October 2015.
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CHOIR LETTER AWARDS
Similar to sports letters, letters in music are based upon required skills, attendance history, etc., plus points accumulated for
a variety of activities beyond those required for classes, and a lot of hard work and dedication. Recipients were
acknowledged at the Music Department’s year-end concert on May 28.
Choir Letter Recipients: Caleb Strange and Matthew Burns.
Page 4 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 BAND LETTER AWARDS
First Year:
Michael Barski, Abby Burfitt, David Carsten, Nick Cicalese, Joe Dinger, Amelia Hopkins, Jack Jorgensen, Bryce
Ling, Braxton Martin, Jackson Parker, Courtney Peabody, Siri Reilly, Ben Seshadri, Rawson Simmons, Lance
Tallman, Emily Wales, and Nathan Wales.
Second Year:
Paige Billow, Sam Bradford, Matthew Burns, Max Chadderdon, Bryan Croce, Molly Hanrahan, Amanda McKibbin,
Leo Peters, and Caleb Rutkowski.
Third Year:
Jacob Ascherl, Grant Carsten, Amber DeDen, Quinn Dymalski, Brett Howard, August Orschel, and Henry Stoddard.
Fourth Year - Three graduating seniors have received the band letter every year from grades 9 through 12:
James Eckels, Lexi Fulton, and Jo Henry.
BAND AWARDS
At the May 28 final concert, the John Philip Sousa Award for Outstanding Musicianship and dedication to the program was
presented to Brett Howard and Lexi Fulton.
NATIONAL MUSIC ORCHESTRA AWARD
Also at the year-end concert, the National Music Orchestra Award was presented to Kitty Morgan.
THIS WEEK
Monday-Wed., June 1-3
Marching Band Beginners Camp
3-4:30 PM, PCHS Music wing & fields
Required for all first-year marching band students, section leaders &
drum majors
Friday, June 5
Graduation, 5 PM, Dozier Field
Selected instrumental music students will perform.
PLANNING AHEAD
Monday, June 8
Marching Band summer rehearsals begin
8-10 AM, PCHS Music wing & fields
For schedule & other information throughout the summer,
refer to the PC Bands website: www.pcbands.net ,
“Marching Band” tab & “Live Calendar” Parents,
This year's Teen Council has been working on a new class for high school juniors and seniors - Know Before You
Go.
The class is based on national curriculum from other states. With campus rape such a huge topic, high schools
are starting to understand the importance of talking to our students and parents before they go off to college about
healthy relationships, consent and how to stay safe on campus.
The Teen Council will be piloting this class on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:00-7:30 at the Park City School District
Office. There will be group activities as well as food and prizes. It is open to all high school juniors and seniors,
and their parents. They hope to get input from students and roll this out to all high school seniors in the 2015-2016
school year.
It is a busy time of the year, but we hope you'll take time to attend this important pilot and provide Teen Council
with input. Even if you don't have a junior or senior, help us get the word out.
Page 5 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 Summer Reading Assignments 2015 Here is the link for the school wide reading book: docs.google.com/document/d/1jO6U96Nh0M9uL7dJW7lmy077ZTHp0JFVRz_017gVkBk/edit Here is the link for AP Language: docs.google.com/document/d/1TGmCMXAUNtKWCZIXxNKsW24A3yk-­‐8oolqEw3Fmc2O5A/edit Here is the link for AP Literature: drive.google.com/open?id=0B7vmrspn8uFifnR3ZlhFVXBiOGc0XzVHcEw3Y0VyeDF2ajB4aEp6QTJj
WWhKUTVOUzF3RDQ&authuser=0
COUNSELING INFORMATION
From the Counseling Department: Counseling and Scholarship News and Information now found online!
College Visits This Week:
2015-­‐2016 School Year Teacher Contract Days: August 17, 18, 19 SCHOOL BEGINS: August 20, 2015 KINDERGARTEN BEGINS: August 24, 2015 Labor Day (no school) September 7 Fall Recess (no school) Oct 15 & 16 Thanksgiving (no school) Nov. 25-­‐27 Winter Recess (no school) Dec. 21-­‐Jan 1 Martin Luther King (no school) Jan 18 February Recess (no school) Feb 15-­‐19 Spring Recess (no school) April 4-­‐8 Memorial Day (no school) May 30 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL June 2 Graduation/Teacher Contract June 3 Conference Compensation (no school): November 25 Conference Compensation (no school): April 8
Follow us on these social media outlets:
Facebook: Park City High School Counseling Department
Twitter: @pchs_counselors
Blog: pchscounseling.blogspot.com
Thanks to a generous gift from the Brink Foundation, there are 19 Brink Scholars! These students are
first in their family to attend college, and all are members of Latinos in Action. Congratulations!
6 students are attending Utah State University,
5 are attending Salt Lake Community College,
3 are attending University of Utah, 1 is attending Utah Valley University, 1 is attending Seattle Pacific
University, 1 is attending Colorado State, 1 is attending Davis Technical College and 1 is attending Paul
Mitchell School of Beauty.
Page 6 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 VOLUNTEER HELP WANTED!
Attention PCHS Parents! The PTSO is looking for some folks to fill our Chair positions and Board
positions for next school year. Please contact me if you have interest/questions. (Sign-ups to
volunteer on a committee will be in the Fall with registration.) Also, our last PTSO meeting will be
held May 13th at 8am. Feel free to join us. Thank you, Laurie [email protected]
Open Chair Positions for 2015-2016
School registration volunteers, August 17, 18, 19 (registration just needs volunteers, not a
Chairperson - please email me)
Conference Meals Chairperson, October & February meal sign-ups
Stress Week Chairperson, provides fruit and water to students quarterly & during AP testing
Staff Appreciation Chairperson, Quarterly meal sign-ups for teachers
"Know Before You Go" Chairperson, next June - coordinate with Assistant Principal
Immediate Release: PCHS Library Media Specialist The high school library is being repurposed, not torn down. The area will still remain for student collaboration, teacher work areas for classes, and increased usage for the space. It will also house the PCCAPS Program for two of the eight classes. E-­‐books, not e-­‐readers, will be offered free of charge to all students with full usage through the student computers. PCCAPS had a 2-­‐year lease in the current facility. The lease expired and Park City School District had to find a new location for the program. Park City School District Leadership and Board had a desire to move it back in the high school. We explored possible locations in the high school and determined that the media center was the best location as it has decreased in utilization and desire it to be an area of collaboration and learning. Students will still have access and more collaborative space. In addition, the PCHS Media Specialist was forward thinking and has been working with administration to increase utilization. PCSD has secured an e-­‐book resource to provide student access to books because we have seen a continual decrease of physical books being utilized and an increase of e-­‐books. In fact, we have secured a grant with Overdrive, which is a regional grant through our regional education service center, which will allow shared access to collections that include fiction, non-­‐fiction, and reference e-­‐books. In addition, we are using a portion of the media funds to acquire licenses specific to Park City School District K-­‐12 for these e-­‐book resources. We are encouraged by the involvement of the community and invite interested individuals to participate in the programming of the schools and the media centers, as we work through the Master Planning Process.
New Hires and Administrative Changes at Park City School District
Park City High School has hired Mr. Jesse Schuveiller as an Assistant Principal to replace Ms. Lyndsay Anderson
who served in this position for five years. Mr. Schuveiller is currently an Assistant Principal at Del Norte High
School in San Diego. Prior to becoming an Administrator, Mr. Schuveiller taught English and English Language
Development classes in the San Diego area for 14 years. He is looking forward to this transition for next year. “As
long time visitors to Park City, my wife and I have always shared the dream of raising our daughter Rylie in such a
beautiful and pristine place.”
The Park CIty School District will be welcoming the current principal at McPolin Elementary, Dr. Greg Proffit, to
the Assistant Principal position at Park City High School next year. Current PCHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Bob
Edmiston, will move to the Principal post at McPolin for the 2015-16 school year
Page 7 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 HELP
OUT OUR CITY LIBRARY! We invite you to join Park City Municipal Corporation and the Park City Library for the reenactment of the historic 1982 Book Brigade.
In 1982, 750 Park City citizens united to pass 5,000 books hand-over-hand from the Library's Main
Street location to the Miner's Hospital. For the past year, the Miner’s Hospital has again served as the
library while the Park Avenue library has undergone renovations. As part of the Library Grand
Opening Celebration, the City and the Library are requesting your help to replicate the Book Brigade to
commemorate this historic event.
We need help from more than 500 volunteers to pass 127 books from their current temporary home at
Miner's Hospital to their new permanent home at the renovated Park City Library on Park Avenue. Why
127 books? – The 127 books will represent the 127 years that the Library has been open. We are
excited to share this exciting day with the Park City community. A ribbon cutting ceremony and many
other Opening Day activities will take place at the renovated Library immediately following the Brigade.
Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Opening Day activities continue throughout the afternoon)
To sign-up for the Brigade and for more information about the event, click on the link below.
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize this effort.
Here's how to sign-up in 5 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/1SKtVE
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Indicate how many from your household will participate.
4. Indicate if you participated in the 1982 brigade.
5. Click on Sign up! VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Feel free to forward this email to friends. We need more than 500 individuals for the Brigade.
For additional information: Margie Schloesser (volunteer coordinator) [email protected] or
4356408273.
How to get there: Parking will be limited. We encourage you to walk or bike to the event or to use Park
City’s free transit system! If you do drive to the event, please carpool.
Want to be in the know about what's happening at PCCAPS?
1. Keep an eye on PCCAPS facebook - most news/photos/etc. are posted there first
https://www.facebook.com/PCCAPS.PCHS
2. Have you seen the new Student Voices Video? caps.pcschools.us
3. Quarterly newsletters - Note: if you use gmail, these will be in the Promotions tab
Page 8 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP!
Do you ever shop at Smith’s? Then make sure you sign up for their Community Rewards program. PCHS can earn
money every time you use your card. YOU MUST RE-ENROLL EVERY JANUARY! It’s free and last year the PTSO
received over $1500 from the store – this is a great, easy way to help out your school. The purchases you make in no way
affect any other points you may be earning for fuel or other programs. If you have a Smith’s reward card you can re-enroll by
visiting the Smith’s website at www.smithscommunityrewards.com and follow the simple directions! Thank you for helping
Park City High School.
Here is your energy savings tip for the week:
Put your computer to sleep at night. By not leaving your computer on over night you
can save $25 per year.
From Valley Mental Health
Underage Drinking Prevention
Boundaries
It is important that your kids know why you don’t want them to drink. Explain how underage alcohol can
change how their adolescent brain develops and cause brain damage. Make sure to establish
consequences for breaking the rules and consistently enforce them.
Page 9 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 know
before
you go
what you need to know
to prevent sexual assault
tuesday, june 2
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
free and open to students & parents
food, prizes,
and a special Q&A for parents
Page 10 of 14 This Week at PCHS—Monday, June 1, 2015 Park City School District Community Education
Summer 2015 Math and Writing
for Secondary Students Ready, Set, Write! (Grades 8 -9)
Advance the writing skills that you need in secondary school. Improve your writing ability so you feel more comfortable
when school starts. Practice persuasive, analytical and informative writing with creative and fun topics. This class helps
write better by using high interest writing prompts and engaging activities. (This is not a creative writing fiction class).
Taught by a licensed teacher.
Grades 8 - 9 Mon. - Fri. • August 3 – 14 • 10:15 - 12:15pm • Ecker Hill Middle School • $175
Get Ready for Secondary Math I
This course reviews Grade 8 Math and earlier courses and introduces Secondary Math I. No credit.
Mon. - Fri. • August 3 - 14 • 10:15am – 12:15pm • Ecker Hill Middle School • $175
Bridge to Secondary Math II Honors
This course helps students gain the skills required to go from Secondary Math I to Secondary Math II
Honors. Topics
include: Understand and use logical reasoning to make and evaluate argument, recognize vector quantities as having both
magnitude and direction and by directed line segments and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes.
Successful students receive 0.25 high school elective credit. The instructor is Brittanie Goff. This class is underwritten by
the Park City High School’s Community Counsel.
Mon. - Fri. • August 10 – 14 • 8:00 – 11:00am • Park City High School • $125
Bridge to Secondary Math III Honors
This course helps students gain the skills required to go from Secondary Math II to Secondary Math III Honors. Topics
include those gained from the Bridge to Secondary Math II Honors course (above), as well as the complex number system,
conics with associated properties and equations, and trigonometry identities and solving trigonometric equations.
Successful students receive 0.25 high school elective credit. The instructor is Brittanie Goff. This class is underwritten by
the Park City High School’s Community Counsel.
Mon. - Fri. • August 3 – 14 • 11:30am – 2:30pm • Park City High School • $125
Calculus A
This course covers the material necessary to succeed in AP Calculus BC after completing college algebra and
trigonometry (pre-calculus). This course also serves students who have completed college algebra and trigonometry but
may not be ready for AP Calculus AB or just wish to have a first introduction to Calculus. Successful students receive
0.5 high school math AP credit. The instructor is Brittanie Goff. No school 7/24. This class is underwritten by the Park City
High School’s Community Counsel.
Mon. - Fri. • July 13 – August 7 • 8:00 – 11:00am • Park City High School • $150 Register on-line at www.pcschools.us under Community – under Compass/Leisure Learning OR use this form to sign up and mail it
to the address below. OR contact Jane Toly at (435) 615-0215 to register with a credit card.
Student’s name:___________________________________________________________ Grade in the fall: ____________ Class week and location:______________________________________________________________________________
Parent’s name:_____________________________________ E mail: ________________________________________
Mailing address: _______________________________________________________ City/zip:_____________________
Home phone: _______________________________
Cell phone: ___________________________________
Mail checks to: Jane Toly – Community Education
PCHS 1750 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT 84060
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