An information night for parents of students in middle school dual-language immersion programs will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Mount Jordan Middle, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane. Parents will be walked through all the opportunities of dual-language programs in middle school and beyond. Data gathered from a recent survey and focus group also will be discussed. Canyons District is home to eight middle school dual-language immersion programs.

Mandarin Chinese
  • Butler Middle 
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Indian Hills
  • Butler Middle
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Midvale Middle
  • Mount Jordan Middle
  • Union Middle
Help us welcome the Mountaineers back home.  The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the opening of the newly rebuilt Mount Jordan Middle School. 

The Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m.  A 6 p.m. ceremony will be at 9351 Mountaineer Lane — the traditional site of the Mount Jordan campus. During the two years of construction, students have attended school at the old Crescent View Middle, 11150 S.  500 East. 

The new Mount Jordan Middle was made possible by a $250 million, tax-rate-neutral bond approved by Canyons voters in 2010. The new school will be approximately 200,000 square feet and built to emphasize such areas as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

The school also has a gymnasium with an elevated running track, fitness rooms, a spacious commons area and cafeteria, a 180-seat lecture hall, and an abundance of natural light in the hallways and classrooms. The school also will be wired for the high-tech demands of a 21st century education.  

The Mount Jordan community also will enjoy a performing arts suite and a state-of-the- art theater and auditorium made possible by an investment from Sandy City.

The new Sandy middle school, scheduled for completion in fall 2015, is the sixth rebuilt or new school Canyons District has completed since 2009, when CSD became the first new school district to be created in Utah in 100 years.

Canyons District wants to ease the first-day-of-school jitters for students who are entering middle and high school this year.

To the end of helping students acclimate to their new, bigger surroundings, all CSD middle and high schools are hosting orientations for secondary-school first-timers on Aug. 19 — the day before the official first day of the 2014-2105 school year.

The events, organized annual in CSD, give students a chance to find their classes and the cafeteria, open their lockers, and meet teachers and classmates. 

Sixth-grade Orientations

  • Albion — 7:45 a.m. -12:02 p.m.
  • Butler — 7:45 a.m.-12:02 p.m.
  • Draper Park — 7:15 a.m.-11:37 a.m.
  • Eastmont — 7:45 a.m.-11:57 a.m.
  • Indian Hills — 8:05 a.m.-12:12 p.m.
  • Midvale — 7:40 a.m.- 11:57 a.m.
  • Mount Jordan — 7:15 a.m.-11:37 a.m.
  • Union — 7:40 a.m.- 12:02 p.m.

Freshmen Orientations

  • Alta High — 1-3 p.m.
  • Brighton High — 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • Corner Canyon High — 8 a.m. to noon
  • Hillcrest High — 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Jordan High — 8-noon
Mount Jordan is rising. The first steel beams that will gird the weight of the new middle school are now standing tall at the construction site where crews have been working since 2013.

The new school, which is on target to open in fall 2015, was made possible by a $250 million bond that voters approved in spring 2010. 

At its opening, the new school’s hallways and classrooms will feature a lot of natural light, students and employees will enjoy a spacious cafeteria and commons area, and the gymnasium will hold two full courts, 14 basketball standards and an indoor running track.

In addition, a $1.5 million contribution from Sandy City will provide amenities in Mount Jordan’s new auditorium. The school community can look forward to a larger stage, spacious dressing rooms, and a state-of-the-art theatrical rigging system, among other amenities.

Board member Tracy Scott Cowdell, who worked with Sandy City leaders to form the auditorium-funding partnership, said his family is “looking forward to attending the many stellar performances by both students and community groups” at the school’s auditorium and theater. A recent Sandy Journal story spotlighted this CSD-Sandy City partnership and how much it will bring to the community.

But that’s not the only work that is being done in Canyons District this summer. To the end of improving the learning and working environment for our students and teachers, the Canyons Board of Education’s newly approved tentative budget sets aside some $7.5 million for small capital-facility projects.  Many projects are being done this summer. 

At Alta High, crews are hard at work on a remodeling project that includes converting a shop area into classrooms, the construction of four new tennis courts, installation of a new sprinkler system and a sawdust collector, and the replacement of grass with concrete on the east side of the gymnasium. At Brighton High, work continues on the soccer field that is being built in front of the new Butler Middle School. 

Also, Jordan Valley will receive an interior upgrade, including new carpets in the hallway and painted walls; Eastmont Middle will get a main waterline replacement; and Oakdale Elementary will have a site upgrade, which includes a new sprinkler system and other landscape improvements. 

In addition, Ridgecrest Elementarywill receive site upgrades, a new sprinkler system, parking lot upgrades, a new fire water line, a playground relocation and upgrade, and additional landscaping. Plans have also been made to put in new decorative fencing at Sandy Elementary, and lunchroom workers at Sprucewood Elementary will enjoy upgrades to the kitchen. 

Take a look at a Facebook album featuring many of our summer improvement projects.