When Tyler Allred wrapped up his work at Union Middle on the evening of October 23, the floors were polished, the windows were washed and the hallways looked clean and tidy — just like usual. As the facility manager of a 50-year-old school, Allred always made sure his building was as well-maintained as it could possibly be; so much so, that visitors were known to say that they couldn’t tell the building’s age because it was so impressively spotless. But on October 24, as thick clouds of black smoke started billowing from a social studies instruction room, all of that…
We’re cooking up plans to increase student learning — and the recipe can only get better with a healthy school-to-home connection. So spend a few minutes to dash off some thoughts about how Canyons schools are doing. Don’t hold back, even if it’s a little salty. But if we’re doing something right, give us some sugar, as well.  We want to hear it all.  Only by working together can we find the “secret sauce”  that will lead to savory student success.  This input can be provided on a survey seeking Canyons parent feedback. A link to the survey was sent…
From cow eyes to a glockenspiel, rock samples and microscopes, 33 teachers from all corners of Canyons School District received funds to purchase new tools and technology to bolster their classroom instruction. The new equipment is made possible through Innovation Grants distributed to teachers recently by the Canyons Education Foundation in surprise classroom visits at 18 CSD schools.Members of the Canyons School District Board of Education, including President Nancy Tingey, Vice President Amber Shill and Amanda Oaks joined the Canyons Education Foundation and its supervisory Board, Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe and other administrative leaders as they carried big checks, balloons…
A rock star fourth-grade teacher in Canyons District will be in the spotlight Monday on the big-hit talk show of the country’s first-ever “American Idol.”  Willow Springs Elementary teacher Marci Cornaby says she plans to dash home from work to watch the Veterans Day edition of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” on which she’s set to make her national television debut. On the program, after Clarkson belts out “You Look Good” by Lady Antebellum as part of her trademark “Kellyoke,” the Grammy winner will talk to Cornaby about the healthy-lifestyle journey she started when her military husband was deployed. “She is…
Let freedom ring on Monday, Nov. 11, when the country will pause to honor the men and women who have fought to uphold and preserve America’s freedoms, traditions, and ideals. Canyons District schools proudly join in this celebration of the community’s veterans. On Friday, Nov. 8, Draper Park Middle and Eastmont middle schools hosted early morning events for active or veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces. A photo album of Draper Park’s breakfast and patriotic program can be found on the District’s Facebook page.  In addition, Butler Middle will continue its tradition of curating and displaying a Veterans Wall.  Several schools,…
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