Ever wanted to try night skiing? Well, this is the year. No more listening longingly to tales of sipping hot chocolate on the mountainside. It’s time to take the plunge for about half the normal price — and for a good cause. Canyons District’s Ski and Shred is back! All CSD students, families and employees are invited to hit the slopes at Brighton Ski Resort for just $25 per person from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 20, 2018 Feb. 17, 2018 March 17, 2018 Print out and present the following coupon for your discount pass.…
Canyons students will have a rare opportunity to learn from a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian this Thursday, Jan. 11, at Alta High as part of the school's eighth annual history colloquium. Alan Taylor is known for his expertise in American history, as the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia and a former Harmsworth Professor at the University of Oxford. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award and George Washington Prize. The famed author and educator has been a…
Kids spend a lot of time in school, and parents understandably want that time to be spent learning, and not taking tests. But how much of the school year is actually devoted to test-taking? With that question in mind, Canyons District’s Research and Assessment Director Hal Sanderson recently performed an audit that revealed students spend between 1.2 percent to 2.7 percent of instruction time taking state and district assessments. By comparison, at one of CSD's elementary schools, recess accounts for 4.5 percent of the year, 12 percent is devoted to lunch and math instruction occupies 27.3 percent of the year.…
Alta High Principal Brian McGill on Saturday received an award for leading his school’s efforts to prevent suicides, reduce instances of bullying, and maintain a safe learning environment by carefully monitoring and following up on tips sent via the SafeUT mobile app. McGill received the honor at the Utah Suicide Awareness Summit, held at Murray High School. The Champion of SafeUT Award, given by the Utah State Office of Education, was presented by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Utah Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley, and Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy.  In accepting the award, McGill said that, as a principal, “there’s…
A familiar face will lead Hillcrest High into the shine of this fall’s Friday Night Lights. Not only have Husky fans spotted him on the sidelines at Schick Stadium, students see him every day in the hallways and psychology class. Ron Hill, the Huskies’ former offensive coordinator and a current teacher in Hillcrest’s vaunted International Baccalaureate program, this week was announced as the school’s new head football coach. Hill, who also previously coached at Judge Memorial Catholic High School, was chosen after a national search. His appointment was announced to the faculty on Thursday, and Hill and some members of…
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