The Salt Lake Chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 16 issued a press release supporting Canyons School District's advanced diplomas proposal because it will better prepare students for the demands of college and the workforce. “A highly educated workforce is the most critical long-term strategy for a vibrant economy and healthy society,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “Canyons School District is on the right path to create an advanced diploma that boosts academic rigor.”To read the full press release, please visit
Monday, 15 February 2010 21:55

Ride the Ski Lift With Dr. Doty

Superintendent David Doty wants to hear from students in the Canyons School District.  To that end, he’s extending an invitation to students to ride the lift with him during Canyons District Night at Brighton Resort on Friday, Feb. 19.  Students selected by random drawing can use the duration of a ski-lift ride to bend Dr. Doty’s ear about anything they’d like to see happen in their neighborhood schools.Interested?  Send your name, your parents' names, home phone number and the school you attend to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will let you know if you are selected. 
Brookwood Elementary School has been busy raising money to provide assistance to the people of Haiti. The first donation to the school’s “Half Dollars for Haiti” came minutes after the red buckets from the Salvation Army arrived.  Three students, Meg Flynn, Aly Vyfvinkel, and Nicky Lu Vyfvinkel, also raised $285 selling hot chocolate. On Monday, the girls presented the Salvation Army with a check for the total amount raised by Brookwood students — $3,638.63.  At the event, which was a fundraiser organized by the Brookwood PTA, the fifth grade played “We Shall Overcome” on recorders.  The fifth-grade students were under…
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 21:14

College- and Career-Ready -- In Middle School

Many students want to go to college, but how to get there?  Mount Jordan Middle School’s Student Success Night will lay out the steps students – particularly first-generation college students and those for whom English is a second language – can take to prepare now for college and careers. Student Success Night, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Jordan (9360 S. 300 East), offers parents and students six mini-workshops on basic study skills, college entrance test information, recommended high school courses, help for parents to track student progress via technology, college scholarships and grants, and career-oriented…
A Hillcrest High School senior was one of 300 seniors from 175 schools across the country who earned a spot as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2010. Albert Lingfeng Cui, a diploma candidate in the International Baccalaureate Program at Hillcrest, was selected based upon his research, “Demonstration of Planar Plasmonic Waveguides Using Structured Metal Films.” He was one of two Utah students to earn semifinalist status.  Phil Talbot, an Advanced Placement/IB biology teacher at Hillcrest, also was named a Teacher of Merit for his mentoring and guidance of Albert’s project.As America’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science…
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