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Thursday, 04 June 2015 13:39

Headlines Thursday, June 4, 2014

Around Canyons
CSD to host public open house to gather feedback on enrollments, facility needs

Throughout the summer, Canyons families can eat nutritious breakfasts and lunches at seven locations throughout the District.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children 18 and under eat for free. Cost for adults is $2 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. 

The meals will be available June 8 to Aug. 7. Meals will not be available July 3 and July 24 in observance of the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day holidays.

No meal service will be available on Saturdays or Sundays.

The following sites will serve breakfast and lunch:

Bell View Elementary
9800 S. 800 East 

Copperview Elementary 
8449 S. 150 West  

East Midvale Elementary
6990 S. 300 East 

Midvalley Elementary
217 E. 7800 South 

Midvale Elementary 
7830 S. Chapel St.

Sandy Elementary 
8725 S. 280 East 

The following site will be serving lunch only:

Union Park
7360 S. 700 East

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A public forum to gather community input on short- and long-term facility needs in Canyons District will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at Alta High, 11055 S. Hawk Highway. 

The feedback is important to the work of a Board of Education-appointed Facilities Committee that has been meeting since the start of this school year. While the committee is studying issues that impact all parts of CSD, members have focused much attention on the current and possible future enrollment at Corner Canyon High, which is on moratorium status because of overcrowding.

To the end of addressing this immediate concern, the Facilities Committee is creating a draft proposal that would address enrollment issues through some boundary alterations. Any proposed changes, if approved by the Board, would be effective in fall 2017 for incoming freshmen, giving families two years to plan and prepare. 

However, committee members would like to receive input, address concerns and hear ideas from stakeholders before a final proposal is created and presented to the Board of Education. The committee, made up mostly of parents of Canyons District students, anticipates having a proposal ready by fall 2015.

Comments and input from parents and patrons of Canyons District can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prepared to be impressed with the handiwork of these Charger artists.

The Visual Arts Department at Corner Canyon will be hosting an Art Gala in the Corner Canyon High commons from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

The gala will feature student artwork and performances from the jazz band and choir. Several pieces of artwork will be for sale.

There also will be refreshments provided by students, highlights from the Literary Magazine, and a short awards ceremony at the end of the evening.

Among the work featured at the gala:  Items from six Corner Canyon students who are finalists in the Freshwood woodworking competition, which is held in Las Vegas in June. 

The students are Sadie Chidester, Elijas Chrapacas, Brad Kloos, Derek Mouser, Jacob Rubisch and Porter Thorkelson.

See photos of their work, which ranges from guitars to podiums, in an album on the Canyons District Facebook page. 

Freshwood, sponsored by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers, includes secondary and college students in the United States and Canada. Congratulations to the students and teacher Timothy McNeill.

If the walls of Midvale Middle could talk, they would tell tales of puppy-love crushes, pop quizzes, perfect scores on algebra tests, and poems written in iambic pentameter. And they would likely say that times — and teenagers — have changed a lot in 60 years.

Canyons District is giving the community a chance to re-live six decades of adolescent memories at an Open House on Friday, May 29.  The 4-7 p.m. event at the school, 7852 S. Pioneer St., is being held to provide former students and employees a chance to bid farewell to the building before its scheduled June demolition.

At the Open House, folks can reminisce, walk the long hallways, and make visits to classrooms, cafeteria and gymnasium. Designs for the new building, which is being built with proceeds from the voter-approved $250 million bond, also will be available for public viewing.

Sheradee Bradfield, who has taught more than two decades at Midvale Middle, is helping plan the Open House.  She says that working at Midvale Middle — which has a feeder system made up of Title I schools but also is home to a program for advanced learners — can be “absolutely exhausting and incredibly rewarding all at the same time.”  But, more importantly, she will definitely miss “the feeling of tradition and that you are a part of something bigger than yourself.”

“Students who go to Midvale carry a little bit of the community with them at all times.  I have students that come back, just to visit, to keep them grounded, remember where they came from, and to just be ‘home’ for a little while,” she says.

Bradfield enjoys the diversity of Midvale Middle’s student body and the tight-knit and inclusive culture that has been created within the school. “When I run into former students, whether they were part of the gifted-and-talented program or live in the community, they can always tell me how everyone is doing,” she says. “I love watching the friendships grow with students of different backgrounds and watching it turn into lifelong friends.”

With such a lengthy tenure at Midvale, it’s no surprise that some of her students are children of the students she taught in her first years at the school.  “I love seeing my former students all grown up and being good parents,” she says.  “I also know that I have an immediate ally at home … The (kids) know that they need to toe the line in my class because mom and dad will always have my back.” 

For the last 23 years, she says, the families of Midvale have allowed her to be a part of their robust and vibrant community. “They are survivors, and I am honored and grateful to learn and grow from them,” she said. “This school has helped me become a better person, and I only hope that I can return the love and respect that Midvale has always shown me.”

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:18

Summer Food Service Program 2015

Canyons School District Nutrition Services is happy to announce sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to attending children who are 18 years or younger.

Meals will be served from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30-12:30 p.m. for lunch. These meals will be available June 8-Aug. 7, 2015 at Bell View, Copperview, East Midvale, Midvale, Midvalley and Sandy elementary schools, and Union Park, with Union Park serving lunch only. Adults may purchase meals at these sites for the price of $2 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Meals will not be available July 3 and July 24 in observance of the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day Holidays.  No meal service is available on Saturdays or Sundays.

Click here to view the summer menus. 

The following sites will be serving breakfast and lunch:

Bell View Elementary
9800 S 800 E 
Sandy, UT 84094

Copperview Elementary 
8449 S 150 W 
Midvale, UT 84047

East Midvale Elementary
6990 S 300 E 
Midvale, UT 84047

Midvalley Elementary
217 E 7800 S 
Midvale, UT 84047

Midvale Elementary 
7830 S Chapel St
Midvale, UT 84047

Sandy Elementary 
8725 S 280 E 
Sandy, UT 84070

The following site will be serving lunch only:

Union Park
7360 S. 700 East
Midvale, Utah 84047

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs and by clicking the corresponding agenda items.

Board Action

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which includes the 2015-2016 LAND Trust Plans; Purchasing Bids; Administrative Appointment; and the 2015-2016 Bell Schedule. The Board also approved student overnight travel for the following groups: Alta Student Government; Brighton Cheerleading; Corner Canyon Dance Company; and Hillcrest Productions and Stage, Music Department, and Dance Company.

Closed Session

The Board met in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the deployment of security personnel, devices or systems.