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In Canyons District, cafeteria food isn’t something that makes students wrinkle their noses in disgust — for some kids, it’s the very reason they go to school at all. It’s the key to helping them learn.That’s a concept that drives Sebasthian Varas, director of Canyons Nutrition Services department, to always find new ways to provide innovative, healthy, delicious nutrition for Canyons’ students. Varas’ pioneering work has earned him recognition from the School Nutrition Association as the 2017 Director of the Year for the state of Utah. The national, nonprofit professional organization also gave Varas the President’s Award of Excellence in…
Canyons District’s bus drivers are up before dawn, extending smiles and cheerful greetings to students as they navigate busy, sometimes slippery roads to deposit their precious cargo safely at school. They do it with little fanfare and often under difficult circumstances. With the start of another school year, Canyons District asks patrons to be on the lookout for young children walking to schools and bus stops, and to be mindful that buses make frequent stops. The District also asks students to adhere to the District’s Bus Code of Conduct: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/bus-rules. Together, we can keep our roadways safe.  CSD’s Transportation Department maintains…
Canyons District mourns the death of Cazzie Brown, the head football coach at Hillcrest High.  The school community and its supporters have been encouraged to wear green today in a show of solidary and support for Coach Brown’s loved ones.  The school issued the following message to parents and students early this morning:  The administration, faculty and staff of Hillcrest High want to express our appreciation for the support you have shown our school community and Coach Cazzie Brown who passed away late Sunday, Aug. 27 from complications of a viral infection. A native of Houston, Texas, and former football…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:32

Students receive rousing, red carpet welcome

Rise and shine, Canyons District!  The sun had just peaked over the Wasatch Mountains when students, teachers and parents started arriving at CSD schools for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.  Ready and waiting to greet them with a rousing red carpet welcome were a full contingent of faculty, staff and volunteers, including Real Monarchs players who dropped by schools to help inspire students to reach for their dreams. At Midvale Middle, coaches for the professional soccer team gave the morning announcement, encouraging students to make and set goals. At Peruvian Park Elementary, forward Chandler Hoffman signed jerseys…
The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 approved a plan to continue building momentum in CSD’s efforts to modernize and upgrade schools across the District. Members of the Board of Education cast a historic vote to seek voter approval of a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond on the Nov. 7 ballot. If the bond proposal gains passage, the District will: Rebuild Hillcrest and Brighton high schools  Rebuild Union Middle School Renovate parts of Alta High School, including the addition of a new auditorium and gymnasium Rebuild Midvalley and Peruvian Park elementary schools  Rebuild a White City-area elementary school…
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