Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:17

Hillcrest Student To Perform at Carnegie Hall

Cynthia Chen, a student at Hillcrest High School, has been selected for the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will be a part of the Honors Band as a flutist. Participation in the Honors Orchestra, Honors Band, and Honors Choir is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across North America.  Chen auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Selection Board committee.  Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Chen…
The Canyons Board of Education is pleased to announce the recipients of the first-ever Canyons Apex Awards, honors designed to express gratitude to community leaders and educators who have been tireless champions of public education.  The awards, which will be presented during a Nov. 16 dinner and awards ceremony, publicly celebrate the hard work and dedication of educators, legislators, city officials and volunteers in support of the children who attend school in Canyons District, the first new district to be created in Utah in nearly a century. “We are extremely grateful for the work of these fantastic people and organizations…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:02

Power Restored at Mount Jordan Middle School

Electricity has been restored at Mount Jordan Middle School, which operated several hours without power Wednesday morning. A blown transformer caused the power outage. Electricity came on at the school at about 10:30 a.m.Canyons Superintendent Dave Doty determined early Wednesday that, despite the lack of power, school would be held as usual. There is enough natural light at the school to be able to hold classes with little disruption to the educational environment. Classes at Mount Jordan begin at 7:30 a.m. and the final bell rings at 2:30 p.m.The District thanks students, faculty and staff at Mount Jordan for their…
Superintendent Dave Doty says schools officials will understand if students who attend school in Cottonwood Heights are a few minutes late on Monday morning. Roads leading to a handful of Canyons District schools have been closed to allow crews to clean up an accident.   Law enforcement officials report that the driver of a delivery truck lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a power pole on Bengal Boulevard Monday morning. The accident felled power lines, which affected a high school, middle school and two elementary schools.   However, as of about 9 a.m., power had been restored to Brighton High…
Looking for family-friendly entertainment that won’t pinch your pocketbook? Consider attending performances of the fall musicals at Alta, Brighton, Hillcrest and Jordan high schools, which have developed reputations as powerhouses in live theater. Alta High students sing the lullabies of Broadway in“42nd Street,” the Depression-era tale of an aspiring actress who catches a big break. Brighton High takes on Elvis Presley songs in “All Shook Up,” which is based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Hillcrest High aims for musical magic with “Cinderella,” the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein production fondly remembered for its glass slippers, ugly step-sisters and one fantastical fairy godmother.…
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