Canyons Superintendent David S. Doty is on the cover of the May 19, 2010 edition of Education Week, recognized as "American education's newspaper of record."The article about Canyons School District, "New Utah School District a Test of Leadership Skill," examines the ways in which Canyons has seized unique opportunities to innovate as it starts anew in public education."Already we are seeing community involvement we hadn't seen before. I get constant feedback about how refreshing that is," Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper and co-sponsor of the legislation allowing smaller school districts, told the newspaper. "The pipeline of information is creating trust with…
Canyons School District, in partnership with four other school districts, has received Salt Lake Community College’s Innovation of the Year Award for the Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program for Diverse Students. Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program for Diverse Students includes Canyons, Davis, Granite, Jordan and Salt Lake City school districts. Under the program, the school districts collaborate with SLCC and the University of Utah’s College of Education to address the need for a more diverse teaching force in public schools. The scholarship is extended to up to 16 new high school graduates each year. The program was nominated for the award because…
Photos from event - click hereSee the list of retirees - click here Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you for joining us on this special occasion. We have anticipated this celebration for many months, looking forward to the opportunity we would have, at the conclusion of this school year, of honoring Canyons School District's first-ever group of retirees. As we honor you tonight, we acknowledge the many years of service that most of you gave to the Jordan School District. We know that without the foresight of the Jordan School District to recognize your talents and abilities when…
The outlook Monday in Canyons School District was sunny with a chance of seeing a star.By now, the best-kept secret in Canyons is old news: Demi Lovato, star of Disney’s “Sonny With A Chance” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” arrived in Utah on Monday to give a concert at the school of one of her most ardent admirers. Oak Hollow Elementary student Camryn Crowe, 8, who was selected by Radio Disney as Miss Lovato’s biggest fan, had front-row seats to the 30-minute show, which was preceded by a meet-and-greet with Lovato, who recently confirmed rumors she is dating…
Hundreds of smiling, laughing and cheering Canyons School District students participated Friday, May 14, in the District’s first-ever Sports Day for children in special education programs. The event, held at Alta High School, was for all elementary-age students whose Individualized Education Programs call for special education services. Participants ranged from students in wheelchairs to those with mild cases of autism. After a Parade of Athletes, students participated in four separate events: kick ball, target throwing, dancing and an obstacle course.The four events were all based on IEP-goal skills and were designed to give the students the opportunity to show the…
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