Park City High School

Park City School District

It's graduation season which means the area high schools are planning processions and ceremonies honoring the accomplishments of Wasatch Back high school seniors.


This year high school seniors throughout the Wasatch Back will gather to celebrate the auspicious transition from high school to adulthood. It's not a complete return to normal, though, as COVID-19 restrictions dictate social distancing and mask-wearing.


Prom season is in the air, but COVID-19 continues to impact social gatherings.


Tara Low owns Posh, a salon on Main Street in Midway. She said the prom season in her salon isn't as busy as it used to be. She said her business caters primarily to locals.


"With prom around here, I don't get a lot of clients anymore because they do group dates with color and stuff and haircuts, and there's a lot of nails that go on for prom preparation,” Low said.


Park City School District

During a contentious public hearing at the Park City School District’s office on Wednesday, April 20, the Park City Board of Education heard from unmasked parents who want the school district to override the state mask mandate still in place for schools through the end of the school year. 


Parents involved with the baseball program also asked the board to install artificial turf on the high school diamond.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 16:16) Jessica Lowell reports on the vaccination clinic at the Park City High School.

( 18:52) Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project Dr. Susan Madsen has details on new reserach showing COVID-19's impact on Utah women and work - specifically looking at Summit and Wasatch Counties.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:25) Summit County asks Heber City 4th District Court to strike down Hideout's request for annexation as Rick Brough reports.

( 03:57) Christine Coleman and Kristi Cumming from PCCF about Solomon Fund, executive search, climate fund, etc.

( 20:46) Chris Penn Aquatics Program Manager with the DWR talks about the Kokanee Salmon release in Rockport Reservoir

( 26:18) Jessica Lowell story on the vaccine clinic today at the Park City High School. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Wyatt Pike "Drops Out" of American Idol

( 01:27) Rick Brough's story on Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez's response to the ending of the Utah State mask mandate April 10th.

(04:46) Jessica Lowell's update on the latest Covid 19 numbers and new health order not extending the mask mandate. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 02:29) Mountain Trails Foundation's weekly update.

( 04:23) Carolyn Murray's recap of Heber City Councils decision to authorized themselves to reapporpriate tax money as the redevelpoment agency.  

( 07:12) High Valley Transit District update with Board Member Roger Armstrong.

Park City School District

At its Tuesday meeting, the Park City Board of Education discussed the next steps for financing the district's master planning priorities. 


No decisions on a general obligation bond have been made. More cost and phasing details have been requested. 


Image of the entrance into Park City High School
Park City High School

A recent demographic study done for the Park City School District shows the potential for flat or even declining growth in enrollment over the next decade. 


With this new information, the school board meets on Tuesday, March 16, to discuss a possible school bond initiative to meet its three priorities.


Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber said a new demographic study was needed as the most recent one from five years ago had grown outdated. 


Park City High School Interact Club Vice President Grace Plavacos and Park City Rotarian Lola Beatlebrox introduce a new statewide Interact Speaker Series.



Former Park City Principal Bob O’Connor passed away from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) complications on January 14.

PCHS Girls Volleyball Wins First Playoff Round

Nov 4, 2020
Ryan Kostecka

Park City girls volleyball head coach Matt Carlson knew the state playoffs weren’t going to be easy. Regardless of who the Miners were playing, Carlson spent the last week telling his team that the postseason was a totally different beast and his girls better be ready.

“We’ve been here before and honestly, it doesn’t matter what you did in the regular season because the playoffs are totally different,” Carlson said. “I told the girls they better be ready... We did everything we could to get ready so now all we had to do was go out and play.”

Miners Win Home Opener

Aug 22, 2020
Ryan Kostecka

Prior to kickoff Friday night, Park City head coach Josh Montzingo told his team he needed “some dawgs.” He needed players to stop looking at others to make a play and rather, be the ones to make it. He needed players to play fast, physical, and smart, and be the spark the Miners were looking for.

It’s safe to say that Montzingo found his dawgs.

Led by junior Max Alford’s three touchdown night and a defense that finally found its footing, Park City took down visiting Juan Diego 44-10 at Dozier Field.

Remy Eichner

  A 2020 Park City High School graduate is presenting her digital painting in an exhibit at the Springville Art Museum. 


The museum received more than 300 submissions from Utah students ranging from kindergartners to seniors in high school.

The project was inspired by the isolation and uncertainty many are experiencing because of COVID-19.


Jill Orschel

The Park City High School Class of 2020 will be breaking all graduation traditions this year... and while that naturally brings some sadness with it – school officials are hoping senior can be cheered up somewhat by having a Once-in-a-Lifetime graduation experience.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the classic senior rites of passage, like prom, senior ditch day and the pomp and circumstance of walking across Dozier Field to accept a handshake and diploma are a thing of the past – at least for this year.