Welcome to Treasure Mountain Junior High
2530 Kearns Blvd
Park City, UT 84060
7:35 am - 1:45 pm (Mon)
7:35 am - 2:25 pm (T-F)
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
8 and 9
PARK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT APPOINTS NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT TREASURE MOUNTAIN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Park City, UT, June 11, 2015 — Park City School District is pleased to announce that Amy Jenkins has been named the new Assistant Principal at Treasure Mountain Junior High School for the 2015-2016 school year. Jenkins is currently the Academic Coach at Trailside Elementary School, where she develops professional development and training for teachers, supports the use of technology in the classroom, and mentors new teachers. She has also worked as a third grade and fifth grade teacher.
“Amy is an expert in instruction and passionate about student learning, says Park City School District Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley. “ We are thrilled to have her joining the leadership team at Trailside with her impressive professional experience along with the authentic way she connects with parents, teachers and students.”
Jenkins brings to TMJH an expertise in curriculum and instruction as well as a passion for student learning and for the community of Park City.
Jenkins will join Principal Emily Sutherland as the administrative team of Treasure Mountain.
School Hours - Summer
The front office will be open through June 26 from 8:30am to 3:00pm (closed 12:00 to 1:00). The office will be closed for the summer beginning June 29, and will re-open on Thursday, August 6.
The counseling office is closed. The registrar will return on August 6, and the counselors will return on August 10.
Back-to-School Registration for Fall 2015
Registration for Returning Students*:
(*Includes rising Ecker Hill students, returning Treasure Mountain students, AND pre-enrolled new students)
August 1 - Registration information will be posted on our website
August 3 - Registration packets mailed home and "snapcodes" emailed to primary parent listed on student's record
August 6-7 - Back-to-School Registration. Asistencia en español el 6-7 de agosto.
August 10-19 - Registration continues with limited staffing
August 11 - Deadline for Laptop Distribution requirements (online registration, laptop orientation, proof of residency)
August 13 - Laptop Distribution, School Pictures, and Ice Cream Social
August 20 - First Day of School
NEW Student Enrollment:
To enroll a NEW student (not rising Ecker students), see the New Student Enrollment page.
August 1 - New Student Enrollment information will be posted here.
August 10 - Counselors begin enrollment appointments
August 13 - School Pictures and Ice Cream Social (new students will receive their laptops after school starts)
August 20 - First Day of School (must be enrolled by August 19 to start on the first day)
Honors English Summer 2015 Assignment
All students who will be taking 9th Grade Honors English during the 2015-16 school year are required to complete the Honors English Summer 2015 Assignment. The assignment will be due the first day of class in August.
Optional: The Summit County Library will be hosting a TMJH 9th Grade Honors English The Killer Angels Book Discussion on Tuesday, August 18th at 10:30am. The group will review key characters and events and discuss the essay assignment. Please reserve a space at the Summit County Library circulation desk, or call Kirsten at 435-615-3903.
Summer 2015 Math and Writing Classes
PCSD Community Education has announced its summer program. See The Compass or the Summer 2015 Math and Writing flyer for information and to register. Most classes begin the first week of August. Classes offered include:
- Ready, Set, Write!
- Get Ready for 8th Grade Math (not listed on flyer, but included in The Compass)
- Get Ready for Secondary Math I
- Bridge to Secondary Math II Honors
Other Recent News
Lead concentrations in the surface soils were elevated, averaging about 1600 ppm with a couple of sampling locations as high as 19,000 ppm. Students at TMJH are unlikely to be adversely effected by the lead found in soils at the school because:
- People typically only come into contact with and ingest the very surface layer of the soil (less than 1 inch in depth).
- The lead-contaminated soil at TMJH is beneath 2 inches of clean sod and grass which forms a protective barrier
- As long as the sod and grass are intact, students should not be coming into contact with lead. If there is no exposure, then there is no risk.
- The bare areas in the field had low levels of lead which do not present a health concern during recreational activities.
- Adolescents are not as susceptible to the adverse effects of lead as younger children (less than 7 years) are. Children less than 7 years of age are particularly susceptible to the effects of lead exposure because their neurological systems are rapidly developing, they ingest more soil, and they absorb lead more readily from their stomachs (their body thinks that lead is calcium). This is why they are more at risk for neurological effects such as attention deficit disorder, decreased attention span, and IQ deficits.
- As children grow older, these physiological conditions change and it takes significantly higher levels of lead to cause an adverse effect. Adults and adolescents can regularly work around lead contaminated soils averaging 2000 ppm without a concern for adverse effects. The soils directly under the sod average about 1600 ppm lead.
- The Park City Ordinance is intended to be protective of young children (less than 7 years of age) who live at their residence 24 hours/day and come into contact with bare soil every day. Students only come into contact with the fields and school exterior a few hours out of the day during the school year, so exposure is limited.
For those parents who think their children may have been exposed to elevated levels of lead in soil, a simple blood lead test may be helpful. We suggest you contact your personal physician to obtain a blood lead test. The Summit County Health Department (435) 333-0014 can also assist in the interpretation of blood lead results and provide guidance on protecting your child from lead poisoning.
For additional information on lead toxicity contact:
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (801) 536-4400
The National Lead Information Center 1-800-424-LEAD (5323)
EPA’s Web Site on Lead www.epa.gov/lead