The new Canyons School District Education Foundation is featured this month on “Comcast Newsmakers.” The five-minute interview program, which will air throughout September on Headline News,  highlights the Foundation, its goals, and its Sept. 30 Inaugural Golf Tournament fundraiser. “Comcast Newsmakers” provides news and information about community organizations, issues, and events, and will be seen throughout Comcast’s service area in Utah.  “Comcast Newsmakers” interviews are hosted by Don Olsen.
Thursday, 02 September 2010 19:06

Obama Talks to U.S. Schoolchildren - 9-14-10

Read President Obama's speech as prepared for delivery Live Feed: Superintendent David S. Doty appreciates the attention the President of the United States is giving our schoolchildren and the attention that he is giving to the most important policy matter of our day. At the same time, the Superintendent has always been a strong advocate for protecting the rights of conscience of both children and parents, and believes that the District’s approach in this matter is appropriately sensitive to the wide variety of political sensitivities and viewpoints in this diverse District. The District is distributing the following letter to…
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 17:00

Two-thirds of Canyons Schools Make AYP

About two-thirds of Canyons District schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 under No Child Left Behind. Twenty-eight schools, or 65 percent of those in Canyons District, made AYP, as did Canyons District as a whole. Additionally, Canyons’ three Title I schools that had been targeted as in need of improvement made AYP for the second consecutive year. This achievement means that East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy elementaries no longer are in “School Improvement,” a designation for Title I schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years under No Child Left Behind. Canyons schools’ performance on AYP follows…
Know of a retiree or college student who would be interested in helping children learn to read? Canyons School District seeks two people to serve as AmeriCorps Literacy Volunteer Coordinators at Sunrise and Midvale elementary schools.  These positions need to be filled by Monday as part of an AmeriCorp grant.The position requires 900 hours during the school year, or approximately four hours of daily work, helping children who are struggling with reading by recruiting and supervising a minimum of 25 volunteers to act as tutors. This position is compensated through a living allowance of $4,125 for the year, with a…
Canyons District “rolled out the red carpet” for students as they returned to classes on Monday, the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. At four CSD elementary schools — Copperview, East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy — students walked to the front doors on red carpets. They were greeted by cheering teachers and administrators. Many parents, amid bunches of balloons and posters, also stood at the edge of the carpets, snapping photographs of their children. Officials in Canyons District say the red carpet events provided a warm welcome for students and the community. Also, the events underscored the importance of…
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