These sporting students stand out in the classroom and on the field, court, track or links. Twenty-five Canyons District athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards this fall 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 athletes in football, volleyball, cross country, boys golf, girls tennis and girls soccer.   CSD’s All-State awardees boast a combined grade point average (GPA) of 4.0:  6A Football, 4.0 Combined GPABassel Tekarli, Hillcrest  5A Football, 4.0 Combined GPAMcCoy Didericksen, Alta  Zachary Larson, Brighton  Michael Petty, Corner Canyon  5A Volleyball, 4.0…
Monday, 23 October 2017 22:23

The Curtain is Rising on Fall Musicals

Dust off your roller skates and pull out your leg warmers. It’s time to relive the ‘80s. Fall musicals are in full swing, and next up on the performing arts calendar is Brighton High’s production of Xanadu on Oct. 26, 27 and 30 at 7 p.m. and on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. The show will be performed at Brighton’s auditorium.Like the multi-hued leaves decorating the Wasatch Mountain range, this year’s fall theatre lineup is perhaps one of the most diverse on record. Whatever type of theater you love, CSD has something for you. Following is a list of performances…
With better insulating materials and sustainable building products, today’s schools are more energy efficient than those built 50, or even 20, years ago, which translates to lower energy bills and an immediate cost savings for taxpayers. As schools and school districts grow larger, however, to meet demands of growing student populations, those energy gains can be quickly wiped out. Yet Canyons District has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by 39 percent over the past eight years — even with the addition of 1 million square feet of new construction. Since Canyons’ inception, the District has worked to address the…
The Draper Park Vikings raided the trophy table at the Canyons District Middle School Intramurals Cross Country Championship Race. The school dominated the ninth-annual event, held Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Union Middle. First-place overall trophies were awarded to both of the Draper Park Middle boys and girls teams. Students from the Draper-area school took home 11 of the 24 individual trophies.  Second place went to the Indian Hills girls and Butler boys teams. Third place went to Butler girls and Eastmont boys teams.  The cross-country race includes the top three male runners and top three female runners in each…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:42

FAFSA: Get Help Paying for College

Utahns are notorious for missing out on free federal college aid because they don't apply, or complete the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
At the start of 2016, Utah was ranked 50 for its FAFSA-completion rate. Due, however, to a statewide effort to walk high school seniors through the application process, Utah's completion rate jumped 39 percent last year, the second largest gain in the country. Leading the way was Jordan High, which now boasts the second highest completion rate in Utah, says Tori Gillett, CSD's School Counseling Program Specialist. In Canyons District, all high school…
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