The holiday season is upon us.

The Canyons Education Foundation has partnered with Norbest Turkey this holiday season to offer you gift certificates for turkeys.  Norbest has agreed to give the Foundation a portion of every gift certificate sold.

Your purchase will help support programs for students and teachers in the Canyons School District.

Certificates are good at any retailer for any brand of turkey, regardless of the retail price.  You are welcome to purchase as many as you want, and they are good until April 2013.  Simply choose your quantity and pounds.  You have three options:
  • 12 pounds — $20 
  • 16 pounds — $25 
  • 20 pounds — $30
To purchase your turkey gift certificates, please call Melodie Winn at 801-826-5171 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  We will be selling these certificates from Monday, Oct. 29 to Thursday, Nov. 15.
It’s almost time for the curtain to go up on the annual fall musicals produced by Canyons District’s four high schools, which are all known for their powerhouse performances.

The first night of Brighton High’s musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” a story inspired Elvis Presley’s draft notice into the Army, is Thursday, Oct. 25. The 7 p.m. show will run nightly Oct. 26-27 and then again Monday, Oct. 29. There also will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 27. Cost is $8 for the public and $5 for students.  

Alta High’s “Once On this Island,” a one-act tale of love and hope, will be Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Cost is $8.25 in advance and $9 at the door.

Jordan High is producing “Pippin,” a musical from the 1970s that was originally directed by stage legend Bob Fossee. The show runs Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Cost is $7.

Hillcrest High is presenting “Will Rogers Follies,” a Tony Award-winning show that casts a spotlight on famed humorist Will Rogers. The shows will be Nov. Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 19. Shows are at 7 p.m. Cost is $8 in advanced and $10 at the door.

Jerry-Head-ShotA Hillcrest High junior was selected through a competitive audition process to perform as a soloist with the American West Symphony.

As the winner of the American West Piano Competition, Jerry Fu, 16, took the stage with the symphony on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8600 S. 700 East.
 
He performed Chopin’s “Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise” and Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1 (The Titan.)”
 
Fu, who started playing when he was 5, is a decorated pianist. He’s performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City for winning first place in the 2010 and 2012 international piano competitions and was invited to perform for the leaders of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games while they were visiting Utah in fall 2005.
 

The chilly fall storm that recently hit the Salt Lake Valley didn't dampen spirits at the 2012 Canyons District Middle School Intramurals Cross Country Meet.

Butler Middle shined bright at the race, capturing the overall trophies for both the boys and girls categories.  

The results of the event held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Eastmont Middle School are:  

Boys Overall
Butler Middle
Crescent View Middle
Indian Hills Middle

Girls Overall
Butler Middle
Albion Middle
Midvale Middle

The fastest boys of the day were Jacob DeBry, Crescent View; Tyler Frost, Albion; and Connor Patten, Midvale. The fastest girls of the day were Jaci Smiley, Crescent View; Gretenen Hyer, Mount Jordan; and Lena Lindsay, Eastmont.

Individual winners were awarded medals and the fastest teams received trophies.

Since 2009, Canyons District has sponsored competitions for CSD middle school students. At the championship races held each fall, the top three girls and three boys from each of Canyons’ eight middle schools run a 1.75-mile cross country race around the Eastmont campus.

The middle school intramurals program was developed to promote healthy lifestyles and gauge interest for future competitive sports programs.

2012-10-13 09.17.15
2012-10-13 09.42.05
2012-10-13 09.30.48
2012-10-13 09.42.35
2012-10-13 09.51.01
2012-10-13 09.51.37
2012-10-13 10.01.02
2012-10-13 10.07.28
2012-10-13 10.09.45
2012-10-13 10.12.18
2012-10-13 10.17.25
2012-10-13 10.40.27
2012-10-13 10.42.51
2012-10-13 10.43.25
2012-10-13 10.45.55
2012-10-13 10.48.18
2012-10-13 10.51.12
2012-10-13 10.52.17
2012-10-13 10.55.01
  • 2012-10-13 09.17.15
  • 2012-10-13 09.42.05
  • 2012-10-13 09.30.48
  • 2012-10-13 09.42.35
  • 2012-10-13 09.51.01
  • 2012-10-13 09.51.37
  • 2012-10-13 10.01.02
  • 2012-10-13 10.07.28
  • 2012-10-13 10.09.45
  • 2012-10-13 10.12.18
  • 2012-10-13 10.17.25
  • 2012-10-13 10.40.27
  • 2012-10-13 10.42.51
  • 2012-10-13 10.43.25
  • 2012-10-13 10.45.55
  • 2012-10-13 10.48.18
  • 2012-10-13 10.51.12
  • 2012-10-13 10.52.17
  • 2012-10-13 10.55.01
  • Hillcrest High School invites parents and students to a series of informational meetings about its International Baccalaureate Program, a prestigious college preparatory program. Hillcrest is one of just 12 schools in Utah that is authorized to teach the IB curriculum. The meetings will be:

    Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7-8 p.m
    Eastmont Middle School, Auditorium, 10100 S. 1300 East

    Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m.
    Crescent View Middle School, Little Theatre, 11150 S. 300 East

    Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8 p.m.
    Midvale Middle School, Auditorium, 7852 S. Pioneer St. (310 West)

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-8 p.m.
    Albion Middle School, Kiva, 2755 E. Newcastle Dr.

    Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-noon
    Hillcrest High School, AT200, 7350 S. 900 East

    Parents and students are welcome to attend any meeting, regardless of where the children attend school.
     
    The meetings are being held now to help parents and students become more informed about academic offerings as Canyons prepares for a districtwide grade reconfiguration. In 2013-2014, ninth-graders will move into the high schools, middle schools will be for sixth- through eighth-grade students, and elementary schools will house kindergarten through fifth grades.
     
    To plan for this shift, and to ensure proper staffing levels at each school, permit applications to attend school outside neighborhood-school boundaries must be submitted before Nov. 1, 2012. The Standard Open Enrollment Applications can be accessed on the Web site.
     
    Questions? Please contact Hillcrest’s IB office at 801-826-6018 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
     
    Information also can be found at www.hhs.canyonsdistrict.org and www.ibo.org.

    Page 87 of 98