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

Open enrollment window opens in Canyons

Canyons schools crack down on e-cigarettes

Former Jordan teacher pleads no contest to inappropriately touching student

Girls Basketball: Alta turns turnovers into win

Technology, social media role increasing in teacher misconduct cases

State may go tougher on teacher misconduct

Teachers accused of accessing porn on school computers on the rise

High-achieving Title I schools recognized

Mountain Crest teacher killed by train
Perfect attendance at Hunter rewarded with car prize

Code secrets: Computer coding is for girls

More colleges checking online footprints, but students not concerned

Critical thinking hallmark of common core class

42 percent of eligible children participate in Head Start

Campus roiled by racial hazing; 'I failed him,' president says

Trib: Guv's budget should seek more for public ed

Letter: Charter school proprietor touts answer to Davis school crowding

Letter: School communities should work together to keep kids in class

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

No new taxes, more funds for schools expected in governor's ed budget

Two lawmakers push for more physical activity in schools

Granite officials cut ribbon on STEM-focused school

Jordan bus driver killed in crash remembered as loving family man

Timpview quarterback's post-game comments about concussion stir controversy

Utah study: lesbian, bi-sexual college women more likely to be suicidal

Sandy Hook shooting investigation report released; gunman's motive unknown

Ed board warned against e-mail use

NY ed reform backed by wealthy

More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD

Trib: Ed goals won't be reached without money

Ponnuru: Common Core debate is dumb vs. dumber

Letter: College educators thoughtful, not liberal

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 (34th minute)

Brighton falls to Bingham in 5A State Football Championship

Brighton laments missed chances in second half of 5A title game

State Ed Board shows lawmakers five keys to student success

Regents pick Snow College president to lead SUU

Dixie State bans tobacco use

Sandy Hook shooting investigation ongoing

AP scores, participation jump under pilot program

Louisiana delays Common Core accountability

Texas board retreats from Algebra II graduation requirement for all

Bruni: Common Core teaches tough lessons - to parents
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

  CTE Pathways   
  Utah Mentor   
Friday, 22 November 2013 14:04

Headlines Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Around Canyons
5A State Football Championship today; Brighton, Bingham both feel like underdogs

Trib's Kamrani picks Brighton over Bingham in today's 5A Football Championship; Go Bengals!

Live on 2News: Utah FCS Teacher of the Year Natalie Hancock innovates with technology, math, science

Dept. of Defense gives Tooele District $13 million for new high school at Army base

2 states require carbon monoxide detectors in schools (note: CSD installing CO detectors over weekend in all schools)

Parent committee completes review of adaptive test materials

Utah parents say core tests 'agenda-free'

Kids thank reading tutors with pies

U. cops ticket reckless skateboarders, cyclists

Grad requirements align with core in fewer than half of states
A copy of the Achieve, Inc. report:

Schools, colleges caught in health care debate

Should Texas ed board require Algebra II to graduate? Lawmakers prefer local control

Evolution debate grips Texas ed board -- again

Letter: GOP wants to go cheap on education

Gerson: Remembering C.S. Lewis