Ecker Hill Middle School

The 2020 Park City Water Polo Spring Season has begun.  Between March 2-6 new players can try Park City Water Polo for free. Water Polo is open to ages 8 -high school and beginners are welcome and encouraged. Different ages practice at different times. All practices at the Ecker Hill Pool. Email or visit for schedules and more information. 

Cada Domingo - Dirk Gootjes

May 19, 2019

Dirk Gootjes
Latino Community Affairs Coordinator
Park City High School

We discuss the event "Tradiciones Mexicanas" at the Ecker Hill Middle School in their Auditorium. The event includes folkloric dance, music, songs and poetry. 

Ecker Hill Middle School Receives National Recognition

Apr 23, 2019

Ecker Hill Middle School has received the Schools to Watch designation under a national program designed to reform middle-grades learning through academics, whole child development and social equity. There are fewer than 500 middle schools nationally that have qualified for the designation. Ecker Hill first received it in 2013 and recently learned they’ve been named again after going through the recertification process.

Chess Tournament-Open For Registration

Mar 22, 2019
Gina Mason

 Kids in Park City compete in sports, dance, cheering, debate, business and robotics, along with many other activities. Chess has been around for 1500 years and it’s alive and well in the school district. Ecker Hill Middle School will host a tournament with players from kindergarten to ninth grade.  But, with this tournament, there’s an opportunity for friends and family to participate.


Ecker Hill Middle School students and parents will have a chance to learn about how electronics affects the human brain. Research shows the addictive impacts of using electronics on children’s neurological and emotional health.

Dr. Christy Kane will lead the presentation next Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Ecker Hill Middle School.  She says the American College of Pediatrics published a report that less than five percent of our kids get appropriate physical exercise. Social media and gaming are thought to be one of the causes of the increase in obesity in children.

Jake Benedict

A local business woman is working on a fundraising effort to help get extensive and urgent dental work for the son of a school district employee.  The on line auction is coming to an end on Wednesday.  They’ve raised a portion of the needed funds and have a little way to go still.  Carolyn Murray has this report.

Summit County is busy with two works-in-progress: the Cline Dahle parcel of Rasmussen Road and a planned Park 'N' Ride lot near Ecker Hill Middle School. Rick Brough has the latest with an update from County Development Director Pat Putt.

PCSD students attend Buildfest event at the Leonardo in SLC

A Park City 7th grader has a bicycle powered generator that is on exhibit at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City over this Memorial Day weekend.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

An Ecker Hill 7th grader has a new hero – one of the school’s secretaries - who saved his life last week. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

The Park City Board of Education has a multitude of projects on their immediate horizon. There’s grade realignment, high school expansion plans, over crowded elementary schools, a junior high school in need of replacement, a potential school bond on the ballot, not to mention the day in and day out work of academia. Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Summit County Sherriff's Office

Former Ecker Hill music teacher Derek Spitzer made his first court appearance Monday morning on charges he tried to have a sexual relationship with a student. Rick Brough has more.

Park City School District officials are cooperating in the on-going investigation of a former teacher who has been charged with four felonies for sexual communications with a student. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Ecker Hill Middle School students are finding out how despite summer vacation the garden growing at their school is still growing. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City High School and Valley Behavior Health are teaming up to cosponsor Substance Abuse Prevention Night on Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Leslie Thatcher

School garden projects have become popular around the country and one is starting at Ecker Hill Middle School. Lynn Ware Peek has more.