Two Canyons District students are anxiously waiting to find out if they’ll have a college scholarship — and a smile.

Hillcrest senior Nikos Liodakis and Alta senior Tanner Jones are among 252 students nationwide to be named finalists for the prestigious 2012 Coca-Cola Scholarship.
As such, both students will receive no less than a $10,000 scholarship, and compete to become one of 52 students to receive a $20,000 scholarship during a final round of interviews April 12 in Atlanta.
The pair will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Georgia capital city, where they will join finalists nationwide on tours, in a community service project, and as guests of honor at the annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet.
Sandy City invites all Canyons District employees and students in Sandy schools to participate in Healthy Sandy’s 5th annual “Slim Down/Shape Up” weight-loss, health and fitness program.

The aim of the effort is to help families get in shape and learn more about nutrition and fitness. Event organizers say that for every pound lost by program participants from April 2 to June 11 a donation will be made to promote fitness in Sandy youth.

Flyers about the program are going home with all Sandy elementary school students.

A registration and weigh-in event — just for Canyons District employees — will be 2 to 5 p.m. March 21 in the west conference room (No. 205) of the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East.

Go to www.slimdownSandy.org for information on scheduled health lectures, health assessments, and adult and child health challenges.  



Friday, 24 February 2012 17:12

New Middle School Schedule Ready For Launch

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 unanimously approved a new framework for scholastic instruction and intervention in Canyons District middle schools.
The schedule, which has been endorsed by the Canyons Education Association, will be used at Indian Hills and Midvale middle schools in the coming school year. Lessons learned at those schools during the pilot phase will assist in the refinement of the schedule before it is implemented districtwide in fall 2013.
Encore! Encore! Union Middle School's production of "Beauty and the Beast" has proven so popular that the school is adding another performance to the show's run.

Originally, the musical, which is staged in the auditorium at Union Middle, 615 E. 8000 South, was scheduled to end Monday, Feb. 6. Students also performed the show, which includes such popular songs as “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast,” on Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3.  
Canyons District’s 2nd annual “Job Shadow Day” will be Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. This activity, which is part of a statewide effort to expose students to careers, includes a 2- to 4-hour experience working alongside a professional in his or her workplace followed by a luncheon and motivational speaker. 

Dr. Cynthia Furse, Associate Vice President for Research at the University Of Utah, is the keynote speaker at the luncheon, held at Cucina Nassi in Salt Lake City.
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