Something has changed at Midvale Middle School. The building itself has changed from its model built in 1955 — everything from the design of the logo to the colors of the hallways, the bright and airy library, cutting-edge cooling and heating systems, and plentiful electrical outlets. But since the new iteration of the school opened its doors this summer, Midvale Middle Principal Mindy Robison is noticing another kind of transformation that is happening in her halls. “I think there is a motivation that is different,” Robison says. “Something about the new building has sent a message to the kids that…
At the same time word started to spread about the toxic-water woes in Flint, Mich., Canyons District began stepping up efforts to ensure safe water is flowing in its schools’ drinking fountains and sinks. As a result, the District has nearly two years of records that track the quality of water being consumed by Canyons students, teachers, principals and volunteers. “It’s a stated goal of the Canyons Board of Education and Administration to build and maintain safe and welcoming learning environments,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe. “As part of our ongoing efforts to improve and modernize CSD’s learning environments,…
The majority of residents who cast ballots in the 2017 General Election voted in favor of the Canyons Board of Education’s proposal to use proceeds from a $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond to provide modern and safe schools to children in all parts of the District. Election results indicate that 57.83 percent voted in favor of the plan, which will result in the completion of 11 major construction projects. This includes total rebuilds of Hillcrest and Brighton high schools and a major renovation of Alta High. Some 42.17 percent voted against the measure. Voter turnout was 48.2 percent, according to the…
For high school seniors, the future is now. Even though the pomp and circumstance of high school graduation is seven months away, the high schools in Canyons District this week are emphasizing the importance of taking the next step in students’ educational journeys.  From Nov. 6-10, 2017 Canyons District will celebrate its fourth annual Utah College Application Week — five days dedicated to helping students fill out and submit at least one viable application to a college, university or a technical-trade school.  Although the applying for college can be a serious topic, schools have planned lighthearted events to jump-start every student’s…
Tuesday is a local election, and Canyons District voters have a lot to consider from mayoral races to a $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond to rebuild and renovate aging schools. Some voters in the District also will have a chance to weigh in on the race to replace former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Confused about where to vote, and what type of identification to bring. Following, courtesy of the Salt Lake County Clerk, is a list of nearby polling places. Voters may vote at any of the Vote Centers listed at this website. Vote Centers will be open on Election Day…
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