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Canyons District’s summertime fundraising luncheon has gone countywide! Each summer, Canyons District employees collect food, clothing and back-to-school supplies for students in need—and this year, we're inviting everyone to participate.Join us as we take part in Z104's three-day, “Tools for School” donation drive. Giving is easy. Just drop off your donations in the south-end parking lot of The Shops at South Town any time August 8-10, and say hello to Z104 radio personalities Dave and Deb who will be spending three nights at the shopping center in Canyons District buses. The event will benefit students throughout the Salt Lake valley.Out of…
Fifteen-year-old survives lung surgery to compete in national bowling championship  Emily Pelzer was just 7 years old when she first saw a school flier inviting kids to come bowling. It seemed like it could be fun, so she asked her mom if they could go. Eight years later, the soon-to-be sophomore at Hillcrest is still bowling — but the sport has become much more than a hobby. It’s a lifeline. It turns out Pelzer is a natural at the sport. One year after she showed up to the bowling alley for the first time, the 8-year-old won her first national…
A summer academy created to put entering Hillcrest High freshmen on the path to excel their first, make-or-break, and beyond, has earned CSD the honor of being named a 2017 District of Distinction by District Administration Magazine. The award recognizes districts for leading the way with educational innovations “that are yielding quantifiable benefits, and that could be replicated by other districts.” Hillcrest is a place where achievement is possible for all students. It consistently ranks among Utah’s top 10 high schools in U.S. News & World Report rankings, which look at graduation rates and test scores with an emphasis on the performance…
Created by a vote of the people, Canyons District enjoys uncommon levels of community support.  Last year, more than 12,500 volunteers — about one volunteer for every three CSD students — registered to lend a hand in CSD schools, be it to read with a child or help a student master multiplication tables. Together, they contributed more than 233,000 hours of service, and if trends continue, we expect an even greater showing of support next year.Be a part of something great, and join our volunteer team. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now being accepted. To sign-up, click here…
Monday, 03 July 2017 17:36

Happy 8th Birthday Canyons District

When Canyons, the first new school district in Utah in 100 years, opened its doors in 2009, the mandate was clear: Do what it takes to help students achieve their highest potential. If that means creating programs whereby middle schoolers can get a jump on high school and high schoolers can get a jump on college, so be it. If that means harnessing resources to pay teachers a professional wage, consider it done. It that means partnering with the community to spark innovations in the classroom, we’ll make it happen. July 1, 2017 marks the successful conclusion of another year…
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