What is the SCC?

“The School Community Council (SCC) is comprised of parents, school employees, and the principal.  The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development.  Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans.  This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level.

The SCC is responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school.  When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries.  Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah.  Our school received $XX,XXX during the 2014-2015 school year.

Additionally the SCC serves as an advisory council to the school and district administration as well as the Canyons District Board of Education. In this role, an SCC fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues.  The School Community Council is a vital partner in fulfilling the mission of Canyons School District: Every student will graduate college-and-career ready.

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Schedule of Meetings

All meetings are held in the Library at 3:00 p.m.


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All are invited to attend the meetings.

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Members 2014-2015

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 Annual LAND Trust Funding

Landtrust Funding Allocations (change this link to point directly to your school's funding data)

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LAND Trust Reports

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Rules of Order


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Alta High is proud to announce the selection of a new head football coach who will build on the Hawks’ sky-high legacy of excellence.

Alema Te’o, known for his role in founding the prestigious All-Poly Football Camp, officially assumed the post on Feb. 6, 2015. Alta High Principal Brian McGill says he has “full confidence” that Te’o, a special education and physical education teacher, will make an immediate positive impact to the program.

"We're excited about the hiring of Alema Te'o as Alta High's head football coach,” McGill said. “He has an innate ability to connect with student athletes, a multitude of skills and years of experience at both the high school and collegiate coaching levels, and has built a strong reputation as the go-to connection for collegiate level football prospects in the state of Utah.”

Te’o was hired as the school’s fifth-ever coach after being interviewed by a search committee that included McGill, District administrators and the chair of the School Community Council.  Te’o will join Alta’s staff in fall 2015. However, McGill said the new coach has not hesitated jumping into the new role. He’s already seeking to solidify his coaching staff and creating plans for the 2015 season and beyond.

“Coach Te’o comes highly recommended, and we are thrilled that he’ll be bringing his skills and talents to Alta High,” McGill said, adding the search committee sought input from former Alta Coach Doug Berry and Utah Coach Ron McBride before making the new-coach selection. 

Te’o, who has a master’s degree in exercise and sports science from Utah State University, has 26 years of experience in education. He’s played major coaching roles at Woods Cross, Bountiful and Lehi high schools, and completed an elite Nike weight-fitness training certification program. Te’o also played and coached at Snow College and served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Utah.

The recent construction of a new, state-of-the-art training facility at Alta, done as part of a remodeling project at the school, will assist the coach and his athletes as the team powers into training season. "Alta will start the 2015-2016 football season with a new coach, region, and best-in-the-state training facilities,” McGill said.

The Hawks achieved 5A-playoff status in the 2014 season. Previously, the school made appearances in 5A semifinal games from 2005-2009 and won state championship trophies in 2007 and 2008.

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What's Cooking Around Canyons

Today's meal brought the taste of Asia to all of the high schools today. This picture from Hillcrest High School highlights all of the best features of school lunch -- a lean pork egg roll packed with vegetables and rolled in a whole-grain wrapper, brown rice made into ham fried rice right in the kitchen, fresh steamed carrots cooked to the perfect al dente, a fresh and juicy Golden Delicious apple, ice cold milk, and a fortune cookie.
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Headlines Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Around Canyons
Alta hires Alema Te'o as head football coach

Committee aproves $60 million cut for public schools; senator vows to put even more money back in

Poll: 74% of Utahns favor raising teacher salaries

The final $42 million in bonds from the 2010 Canyons School District bond election are about to be issued.

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $42 million in general obligations bonds. The bonds are the last of the $250 million in bonds authorized by voters in the 2010 election.

Bond proceeds will fund the final bond projects, including the rebuild of Alta View and Butler elementary schools, the rebuild of Midvale Middle School, and renovations to Indian Hills Middle School. This is the first step in the bond sale process, which will allow CSD to capitalize on lower construction costs and borrow funds at low interest rates, which currently are around 2.6 percent.

Canyons School District is pleased to deliver on its bond promises to the public. Tax rates have remained neutral.  Canyons' AAA Bond Rating has enabled the district to secure low interest rates to save taxpayers money. In 2014, Canyons was able to refinance some of the debt issued by the former Jordan School District to save the district $4.5 million.

CSD also has completed the following bond projects since breaking ground on its first projects in spring 2011:

• Corner Canyon High School: Fall 2013
• Upgrades at Brighton and Hillcrest high schools to accommodate ninth-graders: Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Butler Middle School: Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Draper Park Middle School (formerly Crescent View Middle School): Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Midvale Elementary: Fall 2012
• Refurbish Albion Middle School: Fall 2012
• Seismic upgrades at Sandy Elementary: Fall 2011

Five of the bond projects remain. They are:

• Mount Jordan Middle rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2015
• Butler Elementary rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2016
• Midvale Middle rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017
• Alta View Elementary rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017
• Indian Hills renovation, scheduled for completion in fall 2018
The deadline to submit entries in our Recipe Contest has been extended to give students more time to whip up a winning culinary delight.

Entries will be accepted until Thursday, March 5, 2015.  The winner will be announced in March, which is National Nutrition Month.

The submission judged as the best by our Nutrition Services Department will become part of the school lunch menu and named after the student who submitted it.   

The winning recipe must be original and include a protein, a vegetable, and a grain. All components can be in one recipe or may be included as side dishes. 

Participants must fill out this online Recipe Submission Form.  

On the form, students will be asked to include the name of the recipe, ingredients, cooking instructions, and the number of servings.  The recipe may not include any tree nuts or peanuts due to allergies in the District. Only one recipe per student will be accepted.

Please keep in mind that the winning recipe will need to be made on a mass scale. Recipes that require too much time or money to prepare likely will not be chosen. 

In addition, school meals are required to meet health and nutrition standards. The meals served in our cafeterias must be low in sodium, saturated fat and calories, and must be prepared using whole grains.