At first glance, the students in Jon Hale’s class at Sprucewood Elementary look like they are engaged in their art lessons just like any other fourth-or fifth-graders. They are gathered around their projects, weaving fabric on a loom, painting creations they’ve made and working with different materials — but the true masterpiece they are building isn’t made out of acrylic and cotton. Their true achievement is working with each other.  Hale’s students are participating in a “peer partner” research program that pairs students from a general-education class at Sprucewood Elementary with special-education students from Jordan Valley, Canyons’ school for students…
Canyons District’s sporting students are logging big wins academically and athletically. In a year during which students have, thus far, claimed 12 state team and individual championship titles in Utah High School Activities Association-sanctioned activities, 80 students representing all five of CSD’s comprehensive high schools have also earned Academic All-State Honors. This includes the most recently-announced awardees in spring sports, a whopping 33 of them (listed below). The All-State Award is granted to student athletes, artists and scholars who are the best in their respective activities and committed to high academic achievement.   Boys Tennis Carter Davis, Alta Mark Godfrey,…
Altara Elementary's beloved Kittyhawk has a new set of wings. She's still the same high-flying feline we've come to love, albeit with some aviation upgrades to keep her airborne for years to come. As part of Canyons District's continued effort to upgrade and modernize the branding for its 50 schools and special programs, graphic designer Jeff Olson unveiled a new logo suite for Altara at a May 21 art fair, which doubled as a fundraiser benefitting one of the school's students. The event kicked off with a street parade led by the Sandy Police Officers, Alta High cheerleaders and Kit,…
Phone and Internet-based computer systems in the Canyons District are now operating. Telephone, email, Skyward and Canvas systems are available after a daylong break in service.  The technical difficulties were experienced as the result of an Internet-provider network outage.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we worked with our provider to resume services. 
They are the people on the front lines. They teach, lead, volunteer, inspire.   From sunrise to sunset during the school year, a dedicated corps of top-notch teachers, first-rate administrators, careful bus drivers, and hard-working lunch and custodian staffs, technology experts and financial wizards, as well as scores of classroom volunteers, work together to run Canyons’ schools. The day-to-day operations may appear to be seamless: Buses roll on schedule, bells ring to start classes, teachers engage with students, meals are served, counselors provide support, and custodial and maintenance crews make sure the buildings are cleaned and readied for the next…
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