Three Canyons students who are preparing to walk across the graduation stage on June 5 have finished their high school years on an impressive academic milestone: They have been named 2018 National Merit Scholars. Hillcrest High’s Kara Komarnitsky and Madeline Martin are joined by Corner Canyon High’s August Burton on the list of the $2,500 scholarship winners from Utah. They are among the 2,500 students who rose to the top of the field of 15,000 semifinalists to earn the honor. This year, 14 students from all five of Canyons District’s traditional high schools earned semifinalist status.    National Merit Scholars are…
The Canyons School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to attending children 18 years or younger.   Meals will be served 8:30-9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for  lunch from June 11  through Aug. 3 at Copperview Elementary, 8449 S. 150 West; East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East; Midvale Elementary, 7830 S. Chapel Street; Midvalley Elementary, 217 E. 7800 South, and Sandy Elementary, 8725 S. 280 East.  Meals will also be served at Jordan High, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd., June 11 through Aug. 3, with breakfast being served…
The Huskies are getting a new home, and we’re celebrating with a ceremonial turning of dirt. Students, teachers, parents and members of the community are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at Hillcrest High on Thursday, May 31 to herald the start of a rebuild of the campus. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m.  The new Hillcrest High is being made possible by a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond approved by Canyons voters in 2017. Construction will start this summer and be undertaken in phases over three years to allow the school…
The Canyons Board of Education and the Canyons Education Association are pleased to announce a tentative agreement regarding licensed-educator compensation for the 2018-2019 school year. The contract, a 5.67 percent boost to CSD educator compensation, is the result of extensive good-faith negotiations between the CEA and the District Administration. The salary and benefits package provides both across-the-board salary increases and one-time bonuses, continuing Canyons District’s investment in a stated commitment to attracting and retaining highly skilled, innovative, and engaged educators. Under the contract, the District agrees to a 2.5 percent, or $1,335, cost-of-living increase in addition to advancing every teacher…
They go out of their way to make students feel special. They give of their free time to support teachers. They find resources for schools, forge creative paths around big problems and have worked shoulder-to-shoulder to build Canyons into a world-class district. For their contributions, hard work and dedication to advancing the mission and vision of Canyons District, the Board of Education and Administration seek to recognize them.  Canyons District is now taking nominations for the 2018 Apex Awards, the annual honors given by CSD leaders to teachers, administrators, district office personnel, volunteers and community partners. The Apex Awards, started in…
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