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A Brighton High School senior says he was "overwhelmed" to learn he'd received a presidential nomination to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which this year was named by Forbes magazine as the No. 1 higher-education institution in the country. Brighton senior Joe HerrNackar discovered he'd received the presidential nomination while checking the status of his online application. He was surprised to see that one of the entrance requirements — a nomination from the vice president, a member of Congress or the Secretary of the Army —had been checked off as completed. He scanned to the page to…
Monday, 21 December 2009 20:36

Shark Tree

Union Middle School students turned to the sea for inspiration for their entry in the Festival of Trees, which is held to benefit Primary Children's Medical Center. For five consecutive years, Union students have selected, planned and created a thematic Christmas tree to be displayed at the festival. This year, students spent several weeks working in groups, whittling down the ideas on which to base the tree's theme. The end result was a colorful and unique tree titled "Under the Sea" and features a life-sized shark and scuba diver, as well as stained-glass fish, ocean-life ornaments and sculpted coral. All…
Saturday, 19 December 2009 00:17

CSD Holiday Office Hours

Friday, 18 December 2009 22:53

PTA Brings Some Holiday Fun To Canyons

The District Office would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the leadership of the Region 17 PTA for creating a wonderful holiday display for the Canyons Administration Building. The four intricately decorated gingerbread houses — each painstakingly detailed with the colors of a holiday — are on display in the Office of the Superintendent. Thank you, PTA, for your wonderful gift. Happy holidays.{yoogallery src=[/images/stories/gingerbread/] width=[300]}
Monday, 14 December 2009 22:46

Social Security Vote Results

Canyons District Employees Approve Social Security Participation SANDY – Employees in Utah's first new school district created in 100 years have voted to participate in Social Security, Canyons School District announced Monday. As of Monday afternoon, 2,397 ballots had been counted by the Utah Division of Finance. Of the ballots counted, 1,537, or 64.1 percent, voted to participate in Social Security, according to preliminary results. Some 860 employees, or 35.9 percent, voted not to participate in Social Security. Voter turnout was 92.8 percent of 2,583 eligible voters. Numbers may change slightly before the election is certified, as the Division of…
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