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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 19:47

Canyons Schools Post Gains on No Child Left Behind

FOR RELEASE Sept. 16, 2009 Canyons Schools Post Gains on No Child Left Behind SANDY -- Nearly 9 out of 10 schools in the new Canyons School District made Adequate Yearly Progress this year under No Child Left Behind– a 23 percent increase from 2008. This year, 38 of 43 schools in Canyons School District, or 88 percent of schools, made AYP. In 2008, 65 percent of schools within Canyons’ borders made AYP. All four District Title I schools made AYP. Additionally, schools in Canyons boundaries maintained strong performance under the U-PASS state accountability system, with 95 percent of schools…
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 16:19

Board Member Ellen Wallace Honored

Canyons Board of Education Member Ellen Wallace received a Recognition of Service award from the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for five years of service. Presenting the award was Michele Nekota, director, and Mike Peterson, board chairman. Mrs. Wallace was commended for being responsive, effective, open-minded and truly concerned about the well-being of the community.
Canyons School District started its work to create a college-going culture in schools with its youngest students, who are taking their first steps into education this week. Kindergartners placed their handprints on “I will be college-ready” banner. They also wore mortarboards and received pledge “diplomas” and wristbands from Superintendent David Doty and Director of K-16 Student Achievement in Elementary Schools Tamra Baker, who also wore their caps and gowns.Canyons School District strives to create a college-going culture in schools and ensure that all children are prepared for post-secondary education, whether they seek career certification or university studies. The District will…
Thursday, 03 September 2009 14:43

Obama Talks to U.S. Schoolchildren

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 all parents. Sept. 2, 2009Dear Parents,On Tuesday, Sept. 8, President Barack…
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 22:52

First Day of School

Canyons' premiere first day of school offered many opportunities for students and employees, as well as the community, to get involved. Canyons School District administrators fanned out to school campuses district-wide to help wherever needed. REAL Salt Lake offered all Canyons students buy-one, get-one-free ticket vouchers and a free meal at the stadium Aug. 26 to emphasize the importance of education and celebrate the new district’s first day of school. Also, to fulfill the goal of quality customer service, the District set up a temporary call center to answer questions and concerns from teachers, staff, and patrons.Here are a few…
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