Parents of fifth-graders enrolled in Canyons District's Dual-Language Immersion Programs have been invited to a meeting on Monday, Oct. 30 to learn about DLI instruction in middle schools.
The 6 p.m. event will be in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Administration Building-East, 9361 S. 300 East. Canyons curriculum specialists who oversee the District’s dual-language immersion programs
Information about course pathways, high school bridge courses, program locations, and how CSD collaborates with universities will be presented. Other topics slated for discussion include the intent-to-continue process that parents will be asked to complete in order for their children to continue in the program.
At the middle school level, Spanish programs are being provided at Mount Jordan, Union and Midvale; French classes are being taught at Draper Park and Butler; and Mandarin Chinese is being offered at Draper Park, Butler and Indian Hills.
Questions? Please call the CSD Instructional Supports Department at 801 826 5045.
These sporting students stand out in the classroom and on the field, court, track or links. Twenty-five Canyons District athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards this fall for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages.
The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to athletes in football, volleyball, cross country, boys golf, girls tennis and girls soccer.
CSD’s All-State awardees boast a combined grade point average (GPA) of 4.0:
Dust off your roller skates and pull out your leg warmers. It’s time to relive the ‘80s.
Fall musicals are in full swing, and next up on the performing arts calendar is Brighton High’s production of Xanadu on Oct. 26, 27 and 30 at 7 p.m. and on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. The show will be performed at Brighton’s auditorium.
Like the multi-hued leaves decorating the Wasatch Mountain range, this year’s fall theatre lineup is perhaps one of the most diverse on record. Whatever type of theater you love, CSD has something for you. Following is a list of performances and dates. Tickets can be purchased at each school’s box office.
Alta: “The Wizard of Oz,” Nov. 14-20
Brighton: “Xanadu,” Oct. 26-28 and 30
Corner Canyon: “The Little Mermaid,” Nov. 18, 20
Hillcrest: “Les Miserables,” Nov.16-18, 20
Jordan: "The Addams Family," Nov. 9, 10, 11, and 13
With better insulating materials and sustainable building products, today’s schools are more energy efficient than those built 50, or even 20, years ago, which translates to lower energy bills and an immediate cost savings for taxpayers.
As schools and school districts grow larger, however, to meet demands of growing student populations, those energy gains can be quickly wiped out. Yet Canyons District has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by 39 percent over the past eight years — even with the addition of 1 million square feet of new construction.
Since Canyons’ inception, the District has worked to address the life safety and technological deficiencies of the aging stock of buildings it received from a previous school district while also planning for growth. Among 13 major school improvement projects financed with proceeds from a bond approved by voters in 2010 were the construction of the first high school and middle school in Draper.
Yet, even with these new buildings and the added burden of having to power modern teaching tools, CSD’s conservation efforts have reduced carbon emissions by 39 percent since 2009. That’s the equivalent of taking 1,473 cars off the road per year, says Chris Eppler, CSD’s Energy Conservation Specialist.
The energy savings is partially due to a push to place mechanical systems in unoccupied mode when schools aren’t being used, while the rest is tied to heating, cooling and lighting upgrades, Eppler says. “It really comes down to doing things right. If you repair, build and operate schools correctly with an attention to quality, you will reduce energy consumption while keeping classrooms more comfortable.”
For his environmental stewardship, Eppler has received numerous awards, including being named an Energy Pioneer by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. His conservation efforts have not only saved money but have resulted in better learning environments for thousands of children.
Among other steps CSD has taken over the years to cultivate healthy schools:
WATER USAGE: Canyons is doing its part to curb water usage; the district has about 370 acres of turf to maintain. With a $15,000 grant from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, CSD hired and trained students to help survey, monitor and adjust school water schedules based on the root zone, type of grass, shade, soil type and evaporation rate. In July 2014, the district used 16.5 million gallons less than in July 2012 and 9.5 million gallons less than in July 2013.
RADON TESTING: The District was recently honored by the Utah Division of Environmental Quality for its radon-testing program. CSD is the only district in Utah that regularly tests schools for radon with all buildings tested at least every two years.
NO IDLING: On Earth Day, 2016 Canyons became the first school district in Utah to go idle free at all of its campuses. The campaign kicked off early in the morning at Ridgecrest elementary school where no-idling signs were installed and students greeted drivers with placards, informational pamphlets and window clings to place in vehicles. Eventually, signs were placed at all Canyons schools and no-idling pledges were sent home with students, encouraging parents to voluntarily pledge to “turn their key and be idle free.”
The Draper Park Vikings raided the trophy table at the Canyons District Middle School Intramurals Cross Country Championship Race.
The school dominated the ninth-annual event, held Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Union Middle.
First-place overall trophies were awarded to both of the Draper Park Middle boys and girls teams. Students from the Draper-area school took home 11 of the 24 individual trophies.
Second place went to the Indian Hills girls and Butler boys teams. Third place went to Butler girls and Eastmont boys teams.
The cross-country race includes the top three male runners and top three female runners in each grade from all eight CSD middle schools.
The event marks the beginning of the 2017-2018 CSD Middle School Intramurals season. Now in its ninth year, the CSD intramurals program offers students competitive athletic and academic events in which everyone is welcome to participate.
This year, students also will participate in chess, 3-on-3 basketball, and soccer.