Thursday, 17 February 2011 19:07

Science Fair Finalists 2011

Thank you for your participation in the Canyons District Science Fair! A public open house to view all projects will be from 4 pm- 6 pm tonight (2/17/11) at Jordan High School in the Tech Atrium. Students can pick up and take home their projects from 6 pm -7 pm. The following students will advance to the SLVEF regional fair: Secondary Finalist Projects: 7th - 12th GradeAwards Ceremony on 2/17/11,Jordan High School, Commons Area at 6:00 pm #5: "Structural Design" I.M. from Butler Middle School#7: "Skyglow" K.K., M.M., and M.L. from Albion Middle School#9: "On Bending Knees" L.M. from Albion…
Fourteen students in Canyons District schools have advanced to finalist status in the 56th annual competition to become National Merit Scholars.  The students — from Alta, Brighton and Hillcrest high schools — are among 15,000 students nationwide to earn the designation.  The high-achieving students have made it through two rounds of judging:  the first round, announced in September, awarded the students semifinalist status. Now, they remain in competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships that collectively are worth about $36 million. Of the Canyons students, eight attend school at Hillcrest. Four are students at Alta, and two attend Brighton. The…
Friday, 11 February 2011 22:27

CSD Homeless Liaison Wins Human Rights Award

From a tiny-yet-tidy office at a homeless shelter, Connie Crosby does the kind of work that requires a soft heart and backbone of steel. Yet it’s here, in the trenches of the war against poverty, that Crosby has helped countless homeless children feel that, while they may not have a home, in her they will always have a safe place to go.  Crosby, Canyons District’s homeless-student liaison, on Friday, Feb. 4 was honored with the Human Rights Award from the Utah School Counselors Association.  Crosby was lauded for her insights and professionalism in training teachers, counselors and administrators about the…
Canyons Board of Education President Tracy Scott Cowdell has been named Elected Official of the Year by Sandy City for his leadership, community service, and vision for Utah’s first new school district in a century. Cowdell received the award Feb. 1, 2011 at the Sandy City Appreciation Awards Banquet at the South Towne Expo Center. "The Cowdell name represents some six generations of a family that has called Sandy home. It is also a name that has been associated with volunteer, civic and political leadership in the city,” Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan said in presenting the award. “Tracy has dedicated…
Canyons District joins others nationwide in celebrating Feb. 7-11 as National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association and the Utah School Counselor Association. The aim of the week is to highlight the impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve success at school and plan for college and careers. School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents, and they work in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world. A highlight of their work is the Student Education Occupation Plan, which…
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