Monday, 02 December 2013 13:50

Headlines Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Around Canyons
Corner Canyon, Alta musicians, cheerleaders, SBOs featured in 2News' Day of Thanks program
http://kutv.com/news/features/2news-am/stories/vid_764.shtml
http://kutv.com/news/features/2news-am/stories/vid_765.shtml
http://kutv.com/news/features/2news-am/stories/vid_766.shtml

Open enrollment window opens in Canyons
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591500/Canyons-School-District-to-begin-open-enrollment-period.html

Canyons schools crack down on e-cigarettes
http://www.4utah.com/story/canyons-schools-crackdown-on-e-cigarettes/d/story/9m7mUkoy3kit6F70LFz5FQ

Former Jordan teacher pleads no contest to inappropriately touching student
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57190489-78/gough-student-office-teacher.html.csp

Girls Basketball: Alta turns turnovers into win 
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57187017-190/alta-american-fork-girls.html.csp


Utah
Technology, social media role increasing in teacher misconduct cases
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57147045-78/utah-teacher-teachers-misconduct.html.csp
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57159031-78/sltrib-teacher-mcmurray-com.html.csp

State may go tougher on teacher misconduct
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57163558-78/utah-teachers-board-teacher.html.csp

Teachers accused of accessing porn on school computers on the rise
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57169073-78/state-porn-teacher-utah.html.csp

High-achieving Title I schools recognized
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591481/High-achieving-Utah-Title-I-schools-recognized.html

Mountain Crest teacher killed by train
http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_8430.shtml
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27857246&nid=148&title=award-winning-teacher-dies-after-being-struck-by-train&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-1
Perfect attendance at Hunter rewarded with car prize
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591384/Hunter-High-gives-away-car-as-prize-for-perfect-attendance.html

Code secrets: Computer coding is for girls
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591365/Why-more-girls-should-study-computer-science.html?pg=all

More colleges checking online footprints, but students not concerned
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591641/More-colleges-checking-online-footprints-but-most-students-not-too-concerned.html


National
Critical thinking hallmark of common core class
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27851881&nid=130&title=critical-thinking-hallmark-of-common-core-class&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-6

42 percent of eligible children participate in Head Start
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2013/11/only_42_percent_of_eligible_children_participate_in_head_start.html

Campus roiled by racial hazing; 'I failed him,' president says
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/i-failed-him-says-president-of-campus-roiled-by-racial-hazing/69657


Opinion
Trib: Guv's budget should seek more for public ed
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57185972-82/budget-education-public-revenue.html.csp

Letter: Charter school proprietor touts answer to Davis school crowding
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591648/School-crowding.html

Letter: School communities should work together to keep kids in class
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591467/Communities-should-work-together-to-keep-kids-in-class.html

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 20:26

Utah Indigenous Day Storytelling Festival Glimpse

Canyons was pleased to host the 2013 Utah Indigenous Day Storytelling Festival Nov. 26, 2013. The event featured renowned storyteller Dovie Thomason, a trainer and lecturer at Yale University, and graphic book illustrator Dimi Macheras. The pair conducted student and teacher workshops, which were streamed live to students in neighboring districts and rural Utah via UEN interactive broadcasting. In this video, Macheras works his magic while Thomason interviews with media about her craft.

Watch Dimi Macheras in action
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 18:21

Free School Lunch App

Canyons School District is One of the First School Districts in the Nation
to Launch a Smartphone App for School Menus


 Yes, even for school lunch, there is an app for that!

In today’s technology driven world, the nutrition program at Canyons School District is both keeping pace and leading the charge. The nutrition program is one of the first school nutrition programs in the nation to launch their very own mobile app for school menus.

The free app, called School Lunch by Nutrislice, is available in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in Google Play for Android phones. The district’s app also connects to an interactive website and to digital televisions in the cafeteria.

“Many of our parents and students are using smartphones, and we have a nutritious message we want to deliver to them. Our meals blend stellar nutrition with exquisite taste. We hope this will help bring more students come dine with us! Our new menus app is a great way to communicate new the generation of parents and students.” Said Elizabeth Strasser District Dietitian.

The smartphone app shows each day’s menu, including pictures and descriptions of the foods. It also lists nutritional information for each food and makes finding common allergens simple.

Download the free school lunch app today, you can see what is available for school lunch anywhere you go!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:53

Headlines Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Around Canyons
Alta, Brighton, Hillcrest, Jordan students named to Academic All-State Football, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Girls Tennis
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591302/High-school-sports-Fall-sports-Academic-All-State.html


Utah
No new taxes, more funds for schools expected in governor's ed budget
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57181584-90/budget-cox-debt-growing.html.csp

Two lawmakers push for more physical activity in schools
http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/11/24/two-lawmakers-push-more-physical-activity-classroom

Granite officials cut ribbon on STEM-focused school
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=27747919&nid=148&title=new-west-valley-school-equips-students-with-future-job-skills

Jordan bus driver killed in crash remembered as loving family man
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591141/Bus-driver-killed-in-crash-remembered-as-loving-family-man.html

Timpview quarterback's post-game comments about concussion stir controversy
http://kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_8348.shtml

Utah study: lesbian, bi-sexual college women more likely to be suicidal
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57180259-78/women-health-lesbian-santurri.html.csp


National
Sandy Hook shooting investigation report released; gunman's motive unknown
http://www.boston.com/news/education/2013/11/25/report-due-sandy-hook-shooting-investigation/JUHvhsWRlYbIrieu0R8cuM/story.html

Ed board warned against e-mail use
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131126/LOCAL04/311269972

NY ed reform backed by wealthy
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Education-reform-backed-by-the-wealthy-5006670.php

More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642094/US-survey-More-than-1-in-10-kids-has-ADHD.html


Opinion
Trib: Ed goals won't be reached without money
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57168565-82/education-herbert-percent-utah.html.csp

Ponnuru: Common Core debate is dumb vs. dumber
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57184298-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp

Letter: College educators thoughtful, not liberal
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57157759-82/liberal-ben-bridges-college.html.csp

The open enrollment period for the 2014-2015 school year has started.    

Canyons District schools began accepting Standard Open Enrollment Applications on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Schools will continue to accept the applications through Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Students who want to attend a school other than the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries must submit these applications, which can be accessed at any CSD school or the Canyons Administration Building, 9150 S. 500 West.

Applications should be submitted directly to the school where the child would like to attend.

Once a school administrator approves an open-enrollment permit, the permit will renew automatically every year thereafter as long as the student remains at the same school and the permit is not revoked. Permits must be renewed when a student advances from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school.

Last year, Canyons accepted open-enrollment applications from Aug. 1-Nov. 1. This was a one-time variance to the permit process so the District could ensure proper staffing levels when Canyons schools moved to a new grade structure.

Grade reconfiguration, approved by the Canyons Board of Education in 2010 and implemented in fall 2013, moved ninth-graders into the high schools, and created middle schools of sixth through eighth grades and elementary schools of kindergarten through fifth grades.

The Canyons Board of Education has placed Corner Canyon High and Willow Springs Elementary on moratorium status. This means students who don’t live within the schools’ boundaries, if they aren’t already enrolled, won’t be allowed to enroll for the coming school year.

Questions?  Please call the Canyons District Office of Planning and Enrollment at 801-826-5092.
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:10

Headlines Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Around Canyons
Canyons installs carbon monoxide detectors in all schools, makes national news
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591121/Canyons-School-District-to-install-carbon-monoxide-detectors-in-all-buildings.html
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27743174&nid=148
http://img.ksl.com/audio/2013_11_22_noon_news.mp3 (34th minute)
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/24/4647381/school-district-installs-detectors.html
http://www.noco5.com/story/24057396/school-district-installs-detectors-after-gas-leak
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/school-district-installs-carbon-monoxide-detectors-after-gas-leak
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/School-district-installs-detectors-after-gas-leak-5008231.php
http://www.thestate.com/2013/11/24/3120365/school-district-installs-detectors.html
http://www.modbee.com/2013/11/24/3051107/school-district-installs-detectors.html

Brighton falls to Bingham in 5A State Football Championship
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57167994-190/bingham-brighton-state-miners.html.csp
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591198/High-school-football-Bingham-O-line-plows-the-way-for-Miners-5A-title-win.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591197/High-school-football-Brighton-gets-beat-at-its-own-game-plan-by-unbeaten-Bingham.html

Brighton laments missed chances in second half of 5A title game
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57169786-190/half-bingham-bengals-brighton.html.csp


Utah
State Ed Board shows lawmakers five keys to student success
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591142/State-School-Board-lists-five-key-factors-in-student-achievement.html

Regents pick Snow College president to lead SUU
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57168298-78/president-utah-wyatt-college.html.csp

Dixie State bans tobacco use
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57177347-78/tobacco-university-dixie-state.html.csp


National
Sandy Hook shooting investigation ongoing
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=26429501&nid=157&title=secrecy-shrouds-sandy-hook-shooting-investigation&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-8

AP scores, participation jump under pilot program
http://www.ednewscolorado.org/brief_text/ap-scores-participation-jump-under-pilot-program

Louisiana delays Common Core accountability
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/11/louisiana_common_core_parcc_de.html

Texas board retreats from Algebra II graduation requirement for all
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/21/sboe-retreats-algebra-ii-high-school-grad-plans/


Opinion
Bruni: Common Core teaches tough lessons - to parents
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57172233-82/kids-common-core-education.html.csp
Truancy is what we call school non-attendance for kids between the ages of 12-18. The law allows us to "direct" (require) the student (through his or her parents) to meet with school administrators to discuss the reason the student is not attending school and also to cooperate with the school district to ensure the student's regular attendance. 

Compulsory Education is what we call school non-attendance for kids ages 6-12. The law allows us to “direct” (require) the student (through his or her parents) to meet with school administrators to discuss the reason the student is not attending school and also to cooperate with the school district to ensure regular attendance. The law says we must inform the parents that it is a Class B Misdemeanor for the parent to intentionally or recklessly fail to make sure their child attends school.

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For questions please contact:

Suzanne Ren
Truancy Specialist
Department of School Accountability and Performance
Office: 801-826-5072
Fax: 801-826-5137
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When teacher Cody Henrichsen noticed that not many girls were taking his computer programming classes, he decided to do something about it. That’s how Canyons Technical Education Center's “Girls Code” summer program began in 2012, and the tradition continued this July, with high school girls taking a weeklong crash course in computer programming careers. 
Career Centers in Canyons School District are an integral part of each high school's counseling center.  Students are offered the following services:

  • Full range of career and employment services
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Occupational information
  • Registration for Career & Technical Education classes
  • College Tech Prep
  • Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities
  • Assessments
    • Skills certification
    • Interest inventory
    • Personality
    • Work values
  • Military liaison
  • Post secondary options
 

  Links:
  CTE Pathways   
  Utah Mentor   
  Choices

  UtahFutures.org
Friday, 22 November 2013 14:04

Headlines Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Around Canyons
5A State Football Championship today; Brighton, Bingham both feel like underdogs
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591091/High-school-football-States-top-teams-both-feel-like-underdogs-in-battle-for-5A-title.html

Trib's Kamrani picks Brighton over Bingham in today's 5A Football Championship; Go Bengals!
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57162945-190/tribtalk-prep-football-games.html.csp

Live on 2News: Utah FCS Teacher of the Year Natalie Hancock innovates with technology, math, science 
http://kutv.com/news/features/guests/stories/vid_2143.shtml


Utah
Dept. of Defense gives Tooele District $13 million for new high school at Army base
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57163267-78/dugway-district-million-students.html.csp

2 states require carbon monoxide detectors in schools (note: CSD installing CO detectors over weekend in all schools)
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591041/Carbon-monoxide-detectors-in-schools-Only-2-states-require-them.html

Parent committee completes review of adaptive test materials
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590174/Parent-committee-completes-review-of-new-adaptive-testing-materials.html

Utah parents say core tests 'agenda-free'
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57105938-200/parents-questions-test-utah.html.csp

Kids thank reading tutors with pies
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27734771&nid=148&title=elementary-students-show-thanks-for-reading-tutors-with-pies&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-4

U. cops ticket reckless skateboarders, cyclists
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57163123-78/campus-sltrib-university-impound.html.csp


National
Grad requirements align with core in fewer than half of states
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2013/11/achieve_releases_50-state_report_on_progress_toward_common_core.html
A copy of the Achieve, Inc. report: http://www.achieve.org/files/2013ClosingtheExpectationsGapReport.pdf

Schools, colleges caught in health care debate
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/11/21/13health.h33.html?tkn=UNVFPugjYi3ZHIU2ZiOkiDWY2L4mqu6PF5c3&cmp=clp-edweek

Should Texas ed board require Algebra II to graduate? Lawmakers prefer local control
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/20/education-chiefs-enter-algebra-ii-fray-sboe/?utm_source=texastribune.org&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Top%20Stories

Evolution debate grips Texas ed board -- again
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642066/Evolution-debate-again-engulfs-Texas-board.html


Opinion
Letter: GOP wants to go cheap on education
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57152832-82/education-approach-whatever-cheap.html.csp

Gerson: Remembering C.S. Lewis
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591049/Remembering-CS-Lewis-the-other-great-man-who-died-today.html