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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 23:33

Crews Cap Corner Canyon High With 13-Ton Dome

The wet and chilly weather could not dampen the electric charge-forward spirit of the crowd that gathered Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 to cheer the historic placement of a 13-ton dome atop the new Corner Canyon High School.

The dome, built by the Tremonton, Utah-based Munns Manufacturing, was made a part of the school’s design to pay homage to Draper’s heritage, said Dr. Paul McCarty, a member of the Canyons Board of Education who spoke at the 2:30 p.m. event. 

“The dome atop this wonderful school is a symbol of Draper’s pioneer past — a reminder of the Round House, which our ancestors used as a gathering place for community celebrations and activities,” said McCarty, who represents Draper. “It’s an honor to be a part of this historical moment where we bridge our pioneer past to a promising future.”

The Round House, which was known for its domed roof, was the social hub of Draper for decades before it was razed in the 1960s. To the end of establishing the high school at the city’s new central meeting spot, architects and CSD officials drew on the building's design for inspiration, said Canyons Superintendent David S. Doty. In addition to the dome, various other elements that figured prominently on the Round House are reflected in the design of the school, which was created by Orem-based Sandstrom Associates Architecture.

“You’ll see grand columns, soaring arches and large windows that will give students amazing views of our magnificent mountains,” Doty said. “It’s been more than 50 years since the Round House was torn down. But I believe that this new high school, in both purpose and spirit, will carry on the proud tradition of being the social and educational hub for the families of Draper.”

Applause from some 125 Corner Canyon supporters rose with hundreds of biodegradable balloons when crews from Hogan and Associates Construction, the project’s contractor, capped the dome in place on the 311,000-square-foot building, which is the first traditional public high school in the city. A large crane lifted the dome into place.

Corner Canyon’s dome is 46 feet in diameter and soon will be capped with an 18-foot bell tower. The dome’s frame is made of steel and is wrapped in aluminum sheeting with an enamel, no-fade finish. It took several days to transport the 14-foot-tall dome from Box Elder County to its new home in Draper. The first half arrived at the construction site on Nov. 27.  The second half arrived earlier this week.

Corner Canyon Principal Mary Bailey thanked parents for their support in the ramp-up to the start of school. Bailey also thanked the construction crews for the care they “are taking to make sure this school is the best that we can build for our children.”

Corner Canyon High, home to the Chargers, will be two stories and will include a 120-seat lecture hall, a 1,200-seat auditorium, a 3,300-seat capacity gymnasium meeting NCAA standards, 1,200 parking stalls, a state-of-the-art track and artificial turf football field with seating for 3,500 home spectators and 1,200 visiting spectators, eight tennis courts and a baseball and softball complex.

Corner Canyon, 12943 S. 700 East, is one of two new schools that will open in Draper in fall 2013. The new Crescent View Middle School, 13133 S. 1300 East, also is scheduled to open this fall.

Thanks to the $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010, Canyons District launched an ambitious school construction and renovation schedule. This year, CSD celebrated the opening of the new Midvale Elementary and the renovated Albion Middle. Next fall, in addition to Corner Canyon and the new Crescent View, Cottonwood Heights students will return to a newly built Butler Middle School. Other projects are being discussed and planned.

See news media coverage of the Dome Drop:
The Salt Lake Tribune
Deseret News
KUTV 2News
Fox 13 News
KSL

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  • Wednesday, 03 October 2012 14:14

    Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

    The Board of Education visited four newly completed and in-progress construction projects. The Board viewed the progress of the new Crescent View Middle School, which is being rebuilt in Draper; Butler Middle School; and Corner Canyon High School — all of which are scheduled to open next school year. The Board also visited the newly constructed Midvale Elementary, which opened in August. Here are highlights and photos of each project:

    Crescent View Middle School

    The Board was greeted at its first tour stop by cheering students and parents, who held homemade signs and thanked the Board for rebuilding Crescent View at its new location, 13133 S. 1300 East in Draper. The red and sand-colored brick walls of the school have begun their ascent, and the second floor is scheduled to be poured this week. A community groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012. The completed building will contain:

    • A 700-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium that also has potential to be enjoyed by the community-at-large
    • An expanded cafeteria and kitchen and a spacious commons area
    • Three academic wings that will house high-tech classrooms
    • A gymnasium with two full courts, 12 basketball hoops, two large locker rooms, two fitness rooms dedicated to dance and strength training and an elevated indoor running track
    • A fully integrated computer suite and media center with green screen TV production studio
    • A music suite that includes an instrument, band and choir rooms, practice rooms, offices and a music library.

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  • Corner Canyon High School

    With arched windows, football, soccer and practice fields, classrooms and cabinetry installed, Canyons' new high school is coming together at a steady pace. The rounded exterior of the 1,200-seat auditorium is beginning to take shape, and the school's dome is expected to be placed in the upcoming months. Other building highlights will include:

    • 120-seat lecture hall
    • State-of-the-art science labs built to accommodate future technological innovations
    • 3,300-seat capacity gymnasium meeting NCAA standards
    • New track and artificial turf football field with seating for 3,500 home spectators and 1,200 visiting spectators
    • Eight tennis courts
    • A baseball and softball complex
    • A balance of academic, athletic and extracurricular areas. In addition to an expanded cafeteria, the school will have a spacious commons area for students and faculty to gather and begin uniting and developing its own traditions, which is especially important for a new school.

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  • Butler Middle School

    Striking reds, yellows and earth-tones of the fall foliage can be enjoyed at the new Butler Middle School, even from the inside. The east side of the school's second-floor media center is a giant window to the Wasatch Mountains, which also peek through the gymnasium. The school's walls are up, the roof is on, and warm earth-tone paint is adding a splash of color to some sheet-rocked walls. Upon completion, Butler will contain:

    • A fully integrated computer suite and media center with green screen TV production studio
    • A music suite that includes an instrument, band and choir rooms, practice rooms, offices and a music library
    • A 1,000-seat state-of-the-art auditorium theater that, thanks to Cottonwood Heights City for its financial contribution, also has potential to be enjoyed by the community-at-large
    • An expanded cafeteria and kitchen and a spacious commons area
    • A gymnasium with two full courts, 12 basketball hoops, two large locker rooms, two fitness rooms dedicated to dance and strength training and an elevated indoor running track.

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  • Midvale Elementary School

    With its Grand Staircase, Utah rivers depicted on floor tiles and ceiling structures, and hallway and outdoor seating resembling the hoodoos of southern Utah's Goblin Valley, the new Midvale Elementary School is considered a second teacher of students. Corridors with lighting resembling stalactites of Timpanogos Cave and classroom wings named for Utah mountain ranges have delighted the students, staff and community since the school opened earlier this fall. The school was rebuilt adjacent to Midvale Middle School. The former school's Center Street property will become a community park as part of a partnership with Midvale City.

    The new Midvale Elementary contains:

    • State-of-the-art classrooms that are wired for a 21st century education — complete with smart boards, LCD projectors and audio enhancement for teachers
    • Natural light in every classroom and throughout the hallways
    • An expanded cafeteria and gymnasium
    • A spacious new commons area for students, faculty and the community at large to begin developing traditions for the new school
    • A new playground; plenty of play space for children
    • New central air and heating system.
    An electrifying new logo has been selected for the Corner Canyon Chargers: A fierce artistic rendering of a war horse ready for battle.

    The bold design serves as the visual representation of the mascot of the new school, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2013.

    Graphic artist Joel Pilcher submitted the successful suite of navy and silver designs. His work features the image of a charging stallion with a jagged-edge mane, and interlocking “C’s” in block letters. The various designs will be used to brand Corner Canyon High School on letter jackets, uniforms, booster-club apparel, athletic fields and courts, and school letterhead.

    A District committee, which included PTA President Elect Kathryn Myers and Corner Canyon Principal Mary Bailey, selected the logo after examining submissions from three graphic artists.

     

    The Charger is the mascot of the new Corner Canyon High School in Draper.

    The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 17 picked Chargers from a roster of several potential mascots. The list included Cougars, Diamondbacks, Falcons and Raptors.

    No other high school in Utah has adopted Chargers as a mascot.

    The Charger — a war horse — “is entirely appropriate,” said Dr. Paul McCarty, a member of the Canyons Board of Education. “The horse has been a prominent animal in Draper.”

    “I like the alliteration; I like the appeal,” said Board member Kevin Cromar. “It’s something that will unify the community.”

    The colors of the new school, which will open in 2013, are navy, silver and white.
    The students have spoken: Corner Canyon High Schools’ new colors are navy, silver and white.

    Now, the Board of Education is inviting students to select a mascot from a list narrowed by a December student vote. Students will receive ballots in the coming weeks, and receive the following choices: Cougars, Diamondbacks, Falcons and Raptors.

    Last month, about 4,300 ballots were distributed to students in Corner Canyon boundaries. Of those, 1,186 cast ballots. The colors navy, silver and white received 501 votes, followed by navy, crimson and silver with 368 votes, and navy, gold and white with 316 votes.

    The votes for the mascot were spread more thinly, with Cougars receiving 273 votes, Diamondbacks receiving 180 votes, Falcons receiving 171 votes and Raptors receiving 141 votes. Other choices, ranked by popularity, were: Mountain Lions, Chargers, Bears, Cavaliers and Broncos.
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