Hancock was surprised with the statewide recognition at the association's fall conference opening session Nov. 1, 2013 at the Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center in downtown Salt Lake City. She was selected following a peer nomination process. UAFCS is a statewide professional organization for K-12 family and consumer science teachers and educators at Utah State University extensions.
"It's a very big honor for me just to be recognized among my peers," said Hancock, who is in her sixth year of teaching. "It makes me strive to work even harder to make my classroom and teaching even better for students, so they have a desire to come to school, gain more knowledge and further their education to be college- and career-ready."
Hancock was honored for implementing the flipped-classroom concept at Jordan High, UAFCS Board President Suzanne Dent said. Hancock's students receive instruction at home on the computer, and use their knowledge the next day for robust classroom discussion.
"She uses the latest technology and really challenges her students in the class. She is very 'connected' with the students and has great success as a FACS Teacher," Dent said.
Hancock started her teaching career six years ago at Eastmont Middle School. While there, she received the 2011 New CTE Teacher Award from the Utah Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences, a division of the Utah Association of Career & Technical Education. The UATFCS noted Hancock's knack for sparking students' imagination, infusing math and science principles into her curriculum, and continually boosting enrollment in her classes. Hancock teaches family and consumer sciences, foods, and adult roles and financial literacy at Jordan High. She is a member of the UAFCS Board.
"Family and consumer sciences is an area not always taught at home necessarily, and when a student comes to school and makes all those connections with the core curriculum, and when I see the kids light up and realize education can be meaningful to them," Hancock said, "that's the reason I went into teaching."
“If anyone ever tells you they weren’t scared in combat, either they are crazy or they weren’t in combat,” says Setterberg, one of the approximately 50 men and women in Canyons’ employee corps who are former or current members of the Armed Forces. “I love my country with a passion. I served my country in one of the most unpopular wars in history. When we got back, we weren’t treated so well. But would I do it again? Yes — because I love my country.”
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, Canyons District will salute Setterberg and other veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Schools are planning ways to honor veterans while also dispensing lessons about the fight for freedom throughout our country’s history. Alta High's annual effort to honor the community’s veterans is a highlight of CSD Veterans Day activities. This year, the Hawks will hear from BYUtv's Stan Ellsworth at a 9 a.m. assembly. Local veterans will be honored at the event and a reception. In addition, Brighton High's studentbody officers produced a YouTube video highlighting the school's faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Setterberg, who conducted reconnaissance missions, speaks to schools about his 1968-1969 tour of duty. He says it’s important to tell children about the wars that have been fought and why it’s important to take up arms in defense of America’s people and principles. He also has been involved in the American Legion for 45 years to ensure that veterans continue to receive the government benefits they earned through their service. “It’s important to take care of our own,” he says.
“I always make sure I say thank you to those who served before me and after me,” says Setterberg, who now works at the Canyons Administration Building. “If I see a (member of the military) in the airport, I’ll go up to them and shake their hand and tell them thank you for serving the country … Veterans Day really does mean we honor the past and fallen soldiers. You have to honor them for having served their country.”
The Board of Education salutes veterans in the District, the community and across the country for their military service. “The American freedoms we enjoy are firmly in place because of those who have sacrificed to keep the United States the land of the free and the home of the brave,” said Sherril H. Taylor, President of the Canyons Board of Education. “We honor and recognize your selfless service to our country. The service you have given will never be forgotten. We are proud to have you among our ranks.”
- 1st Place Grace Wang and Alana Liu, Midvale
- 2nd Place Katelyn Shellman and Aditi Kalla, Midvale
- 3rd Place Sraavya Pinjala and Maddie Stewart, Midvale
- 4th Place Anna Slagle & Sophia Gundry, Butler
- 5th Place Grace Burns & Bailey Adler, Mount Jordan
- 6th Place Sammi Eggett & Allison Galagher, Eastmont
- 7th Place Mona Monstart & McCall Skinner, Butler
- 1st Speaker Kyann Otterstrom, Butler
- 2nd Speaker Brandon Cummiskey, Butler
- 1st Place Anna Tang, Midvale
- 1st Place Sophia Luker, Albion
- 2nd Place Joseph Al-Abudi, Albion
- 3rd Place Margaret Flynn, Albion
- 1st Place Sofia Rahaniotis, Albion
- 2nd Place Sydney Prather, Albion
- 3rd Place Hannah Bartricki, Albion
At Parent Connections, you'll find tips for navigating Skyward Family Access, information about online safety, and links to homework resources, including Pearson SuccessNet, the program used by CSD elementary educators.
Parent Connections also seeks to assist parents in the process of signing up to volunteer in Canyons District. You'll find tutorials on how to apply to volunteer and what the process is for volunteers once they have been approved to serve in schools.
The site also contains information about the I-CANyons standard-based report card for elementary school students.
The marching band competed in the 2A division at the contest. The competition separates bands into divisions based on band size, rather than school enrollment.
The marching band has racked up a series of wins in its premier season, including Second Place overall and First Place in Drumline at the Oct. 15 Davis Cup Marching Band Competition; Outstanding Percussion and third-place awards at the Nebo Invitational; and a Third Place trophy at the Mt. Timpanogos Invitational. It is under the direction of Bill Mattingly and assistant director Caleb Shabestari.