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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:32

Students receive rousing, red carpet welcome

Rise and shine, Canyons District!  The sun had just peaked over the Wasatch Mountains when students, teachers and parents started arriving at CSD schools for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.  Ready and waiting to greet them with a rousing red carpet welcome were a full contingent of faculty, staff and volunteers, including Real Monarchs players who dropped by schools to help inspire students to reach for their dreams. At Midvale Middle, coaches for the professional soccer team gave the morning announcement, encouraging students to make and set goals. At Peruvian Park Elementary, forward Chandler Hoffman signed jerseys…
The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 approved a plan to continue building momentum in CSD’s efforts to modernize and upgrade schools across the District. Members of the Board of Education cast a historic vote to seek voter approval of a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond on the Nov. 7 ballot. If the bond proposal gains passage, the District will: Rebuild Hillcrest and Brighton high schools  Rebuild Union Middle School Renovate parts of Alta High School, including the addition of a new auditorium and gymnasium Rebuild Midvalley and Peruvian Park elementary schools  Rebuild a White City-area elementary school…
For sixth-graders, making the leap to middle school is a big transition — but it doesn't have to be a scary one.For nine years, Canyons District's middle schools have opened their doors a day early to incoming 11- and 12-year-olds. This year's middle-school orientation will be held the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 22, giving newcomers a chance to find their classes, meet their teachers, and attempt to open their lockers before the hectic hustle and bustle of the first day. The event eases back-to-school jitters by walking students through a day-in-the-life of middle school, albeit a shortened one.    Students are…
It’s easy for Alta View Principal Karen Medlin to choose her favorite feature of her brand new school. "The light," she says with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. "It’s beautiful." From the front office, which is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a view of the mountains, to the hallways upstairs that have injections of sun from open stairwells and courtyards, the school is a beacon of light on the inside and out. Large windows grace classrooms, sitting areas, the entire east wall of the media center, and the faculty lounge.Students, on the other hand, might point…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:03

Kick Off the School Year with Real Monarchs

The start of a new school year with its new routines, rules and expectations can be stressful for children and parents. At Canyons District, it’s something to celebrate. Per tradition, CSD schools will literally roll out the red carpet to greet students the first day of school. The celebratory start helps students feel welcome while underscoring the importance of school as a child’s ticket to the show of life — and this year, players from the Real Monarchs will join schools in giving students the royal treatment. As students enter the building, players from the professional soccer team, parents, teachers and…
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