With a sharp chirp of a whistle, the best student runners from all eight of Canyons District middle schools took off running with their eyes on the rolling grassy route in front of them — and their hearts set on being the first to cross the finish line. Under sunny skies, two boy and girl runners from every grade at every CSD middle school competed on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the 10th annual CSD Intramurals Cross Country Championship Meet. They all ran roughly 2 miles around Union Middle School’s campus. Hundreds of friends and family lined the route to…
After Stephanie Johnston was nearly killed in a terrible traffic accident in 2007, she was grateful to have her life. But in sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury in the accident, Stephanie lost a lot. She lost her favorite pair of jeans, her favorite t-shirt, and worst of all, she lost her confidence and the ability to believe in herself. A junior at Brigham Young University at the time, she was told she would likely not finish school and couldn’t participate in the sports she loved. The simplest cognitive tasks seemed insurmountable. “Oh, to be average again,” Stephanie says when she…
The job market faced by today’s high school graduates looks nothing like the market of five years ago, and with the pace of change in technology, there’s no telling what tomorrow will bring. Auto makers are already testing automated driving systems that will reduce the need to hire truck drivers, and computer algorithms are being developed that could one day replace insurance underwriters, financial analysts and even radiologists. What does career-readiness look like for students coming of age in such a rapidly-changing world? What kinds of skills and knowledge should they be acquiring, and how?   If you asked Jamie…
As the sun sets on Midvalley Elementary's 60th year, a new dawn arises for the Junior Huskies. Built in 1957 when a piece of candy cost .5 cents, frisbees were all the rage, and most of the area surrounding the school was farmland, Midvalley now serves a diverse and growing suburban population, and is in need of an upgrade—which it will soon be getting when it’s rebuilt with proceeds from a $283 million, voter-approved bond. No time is being wasted on the project, the first of four elementary schools to be constructed with the bond funds. NJRA Architects have been…
The future is bright with young leaders like these. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, the Board of Education empaneled Canyons’ 2018-2019 Student Advisory Council. This is the sixth year the Board has selected students from all five of Canyons’ traditional high schools to serve in an advisory capacity.  When the Board of Education debates policies or procedures that could impact students, the members of the school board turn to the Student Advisory Council for input. It’s truly a direct line from the students to the policy-makers in Canyons.  Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bob Dowdle, the adviser for the student group, on…
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