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Canyons School District's proposal to offer advanced diplomas to prepare students for the rigors of college and the workforce has received the endorsement of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Utah State Board of Regents, the governor-appointed panel that oversees the state's public colleges and universities.At a meeting Tuesday with the Canyons Board of Education, Commissioner William A. Sederburg delivered a letter of support for Canyons' Academic Master Plan, the capstone of which is a two-tiered, opt-in advanced diploma proposal."I was eager to learn of your innovative approach to increase graduation standards and improve college and career-ready success of…
Friday, 29 January 2010 16:31

JHS Career Day

More than 1,700 students at Jordan High School on Wednesday went to school clad as if they were headed to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.  The reason?  They were participating in Career Day, the premiere communitywide event of Canyons District high school’s new Career Academies program. The aim of Jordan’s Career Day, which is done in coordination with Career and Technical Education, is to prepare students for college and careers. In the Career Academies program, students chose one of five academies: creative and performing arts; business and marketing; math and science; social studies and humanities; or technical careers. Then,…
Friday, 15 January 2010 05:55

Congratulations Megan Daniel

Sandy Elementary Teacher Awarded Field Trip Grant From Target Sandy Elementary School teacher Megan Daniel has been awarded a Target Field Trip Grant. She will use the $800 grant to take the school's 110 fourth graders to visit the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History. Daniel says the displays at the Lehi museum, which in addition to American Indian and Utah pioneer artifacts also features collections of rocks, fossils and stuffed birds, will give students a deeper understanding of the Utah history and Earth science parts of the state's fourth-grade curriculum. The field trip is planned for the spring. Daniel…
Friday, 08 January 2010 21:09

Court Upholds Canyons Creation

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the creation of the Canyons School District. View the decision here: http://www.ck10.uscourts.gov/opinions/08/08-4056.pdf
Students at Crescent View Middle Schools raised $5,000 for the Sub-for-Santa program. The students also donated food to the Indian Walk-in Center in Salt Lake City, which was delighted to receive the gifts. A generous community partner, the restaurant Ruby River, donated a van and driver to pick up the food items from the school so they could be delivered to the center.
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