Most teachers go into education to make a difference. But nowhere is that difference as readily apparent than in special education, believes Stacey Nofsinger. “There is nothing better than seeing your student finally grasp a concept that maybe you were working on for six weeks or six months. …to finally see them say, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s what you meant?’” says the teaching specialist. “It’s very exciting to be part of that educational journey for kids.”Is it a tough job? It can be, admits Nofsinger noting how it requires you to be adept at planning, writing goals, developing interventions, and…
Talk about having the world at your feet. The Brighton Bengals’ Model United Nations Team, long-ranked as one of the best in the country, took first place as a distinguished delegation in Research and Preparation at the 2019 National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City. Brighton High was the only Utah school to compete in the mock proceedings of the United Nations (UN). Student delegates were assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They researched the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at…
A five-year enrollment moratorium has been lifted at Corner Canyon High, where a 24-classroom addition funded by the $283 million bond approved by voters in November 2017 is now being constructed.  The Board of Education on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 voted to allow the school to start accepting Standard Open Enrollment Applications from students who do not live within the boundaries of the school. Because of the moratorium, which prohibited any new out-of-boundary students from attending the school, the school could not keep a waiting list of prospective pupils. As a result of the Board’s decision, Corner Canyon High will…
If Donald L. Miller can bring history to life on the big screen, surely he can do the same for a group of high school students. The endowed professor is the best-selling author of nine books, one of the most respected authorities on World War II, and a consultant for many film and TV productions—including two HBO series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg—and he’s coming to speak at Alta High this month as part of the school’s ninth annual Social Studies Colloquium. Established in 2011 by Alta history teacher Rique Ochoa, the colloquium provides Canyons students with the…
As you may have noticed, we’re up to our hard hats in concrete and steel at the Canyons Administration Building-East. Construction to expand the building affectionately known as CAB-East on 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy is well underway and being funded with proceeds from the sale of the Canyons Administrative Building-West at 9150 S. 500 West in Sandy. Once completed, the new addition will make it possible to bring all administrative functions onto one, centrally-located campus—streamlining operations and providing patrons with more of a “one-stop” shopping experience.  But as with all major construction projects, there will be some temporary…
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