The calendar may say we’re headed into the month in which we celebrate presidents and valentines, but it’s also time to start thinking about where your preschool-age kiddo could go to preschool in the fall.  Don’t underestimate the power of play when looking for a preschool for your child, says Terri Mitchell, the Programs Administrator in Canyons District’s Early Childhood Department. “Playtime is amazingly important. It’s one of the best tools that young children have to grow and develop,” Mitchell recently told ABC4 anchor Emily Clark on “Good Morning Utah.”   In fact, Mitchell said, research shows strong links between…
The raucous orchestra of sounds reverberating through the hallways at Albion Middle School is music to Sandy LeCheminant's ears. And she's found that a close listen to the cadence and timbre of her students' adolescent chatter can help pinpoint the real reason behind the brassiest of classroom and hallway behaviors. "In this position, you get to see the process that students go through as they learn and grow," says LeCheminant, a music teacher turned middle school administrator. "You get to see them mature. You get to be the mediator as they work through adolescence. They may lose it the next…
It started three years ago as a big idea for little kids — and it's growing. To provide extra academic options to the community, CSD will again offer Supplemental Hours of Instruction for Kindergarten-age students in the 2018-2019 school year. One additional elementary school is accepting applications to the program — Canyon View — bringing the total number of possible locations to 15 (see full list below). "This program has exceeded our expectations and is benefitting students both academically and socially," says Instructional Supports Director Dr. Amber Roderick-Landward. "The extra time in class allows teachers to go into greater depth…
Fourteen more Canyons District athletes have been presented Academic All-State Awards this year for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages. The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to students involved in basketball, drill team, swimming and wrestling. To date, this brings to 39 the total number of CSD honorees in 2017-2018. The following awardees boast a combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.999: 5A Girls Basketball Sidney Kaufmann, Brighton Macy Raddon, Brighton Nicole Critchfield, Corner Canyon Hannah Sanderson, Corner Canyon Peyton Naylor, Jordan 6A Boys…
As parents and students start their New Year’s Resolutions, it’s time to get healthy-eating habits back on track.  For children in particular, this starts with parents — especially if they have choosy eaters gathering around the table, says Canyons District Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas.  It can take preschool-aged children numerous times of tasting new foods before they can determine whether they actually like a food, according to a study on eating behaviors in the National Library of Medicine. This makes it crucial that parents be both persistent and creative when they introduce healthy food options to their children, Varas said during a recent segment on Fox 13’s…
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