Draper Park’s “welcome to the jungle” orientation day for sixth-graders was fitting considering middle school can feel a bit wild and unpredictable. But after a day of fun and games, a performance by reigning Battle of the Bands winners, the Jazz Khakis, high-five’s from Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion, and banana popsicles, Draper Park’s newcomers were all smiles and ready for the adventure ahead.  For 10 years, Canyons District's middle schools have opened their doors a day early to give incoming 11- and 12-year-olds a chance to find their classes, meet their teachers, and attempt to open their lockers before…
The Canyons Education Foundation is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Innovation Grants. The grants recognize and support excellence in teaching by providing funds — up to $10,000 — to enhance elementary, middle school and high school curriculum. Applications can be accessed now through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on the Foundation’s website. Winners will be announced in November.  All CSD educators are encouraged to apply. “It’s a chance to directly impact the classroom, students and raise the bar on exemplary teaching methods,” says Foundation Officer Denise Haycock. Since its inception in 2009, Canyons District has been…
When the sun rose 10 years ago on a hot August morning, change was in the air. Bus drivers were heading out on new routes. Nutrition workers were starting from scratch as they planned students’ meals. Principals and teachers were preparing to welcome students back to school with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement. It was the first day of school, Aug. 26, 2009, in the first school district to be created in Utah in 100 years. It was a day of excitement, electricity—and in all honesty, a little bit of anxiety. It’s a day Canyons School District will…
Enthusiastic Indian Hills Middle students cut short their summers to take part in the grand opening of their newly remodeled campus at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held two days before the start of school. “This newly renovated school is for our students. It’s all for the students,” Principal Doug Graham told the crowd of parents, alumni, teachers and community members who also flocked to see the school’s bright, colorful new interior. “The community was generous enough to provide the funding for this school, and in turn I challenge our students to express their appreciation by dedicating themselves to being the best…
Faculty and staff are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year—Canyons District’s 10th—with back-to-school nights to welcome parents and ease elementary students back into the rhythms of classroom life and learning. School starts on Wednesday, Aug. 22 for students in the first through 12th grades. Kindergarteners start on Monday, Aug. 27. Keep in mind that the bell schedules, or start-and-stop times, vary for each school. A complete list of bell schedules can be found here. Information about bus routes, where to find the bus stop, and an interactive database to find out if your child is eligible for busing, can be found here.…
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