kathrynmccarriephotoKathryn McCarrie is known in Utah education circles as a supporter of school psychologists and an advocate for the role they play in the educational process.

That respect was returned on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2012, when the Utah Association of School Psychologists honored McCarrie, now the Canyons District Assistant Superintendent for School Performance, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding service to children and families.

The work that school psychologists do is close to her heart. Before becoming a school administrator — and later the Special Education Director for both Granite and Canyons school Districts — McCarrie worked as a school psychologist and an educator in special education programs. She also earned her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah.

Dr. McCarrie says she was deeply honored to receive the award from the association, members of which she considers friends and colleagues.

Happy Holi-Pay Days to Canyons District employees.

Canyons employees will be paid in time for the hustle and bustle of Black Friday — and for any last-minute, stocking-stuffer shopping before the winter holidays.
Pay Day this month is scheduled for Nov. 21. Next month, it will be Dec. 20.
However, ‘tis also tax season. Employees who want to receive an electronic copy of their W-2 can request one by going to Skyward Employee Access.
Those who do not make a request for an electronic copy by Dec. 31, 2012 will receive a printed copy. W-2 forms will be completed by Jan. 31, 2013.
Questions?  Please contact the Payroll Department at 801-826-5595.
Buy your holiday poinsettias from the Canyons Technical Education Center, 825 E. 9085 South. 
The sale starts Monday, Nov. 19. Call 801-826-6646 during school hours to pre-order the $7 plants, which come in a variety of colors. Each poinsettia pot is 6 ½ inches.

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.

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