Tuesday, 29 October 2013 23:08

Boo! Canyons Bids Families A Safe Halloween

It’s almost All Hallows Eve — and Canyons District will soon be alive with the undead.

Ghosts, goblins, vampires, zombies and witches are just a few of the creative costumes that will be donned by our students and employees at parties and parades. Schools also will see more than a few children in Superman, Ironman and Batman costumes. If history is an indication, we’ll also see Barbies and baby dolls, kittens and karate kids.

One of the biggest celebrations in Canyons District is Sandy Elementary’s annual Halloween Parade. Starting at 9 a.m. on Halloween, students, teachers and staff will march up and down Main Street in Historic Sandy. Hundreds are expected to line the sidewalks to watch the spooky spectacle.

On Thursday night, the neighborhoods around CSD schools will be packed with costumed children, scurrying from house to house, reveling in the few short hours of trick and treats. CSD bids the community's families a safe and happy Halloween. Here are some safety tips to help make sure the evening's activities don’t end in real-life nightmares.

The American Academy of Pediatrics gives Halloween safety tips

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children spreads Halloween safety information
The National Crime Prevention Council advises families to play it safe on Halloween
Going trick or treating? See this tip sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 21:36

CSD Foundation Extends 'Wicked' Ticket Sale

You have a few more days to get a little “Wicked” for the holidays.

The Canyons Education Foundation is extending its pre-sale of tickets to the Broadway smash. Tickets will go on sale — again — through the Foundation on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 and will be offered until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Prices range from $70.50 to $189.50, depending on the seat. The Foundation, the fund-raising arm of the District, is selling tickets to four nights of its July 9-Aug. 24 run at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.  

A portion of every ticket sold through the CSD Foundation will benefit Canyons students and teachers.

The Foundation is selling orchestra- and balcony-seating tickets to four nights:

Thursday, July 17, 2014 — 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 — 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 — 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014  — 8 p.m.

This is the second time that the Foundation has provided a chance for members of the community to snap up tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical before they went on sale the general public. A “Wicked” sale two years ago was one of the Foundation’s most popular fund-raising events.
How to buy tickets?
Over the phone
  • Call the Canyons Education Foundation at 801-826-5171
  • Credit card payments will be required for all phone orders
  • Stop by the Canyons Administration Building, 9150 S. 500 West
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted
Monday, 28 October 2013 12:32

Headlines Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Around Canyons
Brighton clinches 5A State Girls Soccer Championship

Live on 2News: Chief Civil Rights Officer Melissa Flores on e-cigarettes, the law, and what parents should know

Alta's Bizzy Phillips to play in All-American game

Utah ranks fourth in local food served in schools (Canyons mention)

5A State Football Tourney: Who will Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Jordan play in the first round? 

Utah eighth-graders topple all but 5 countries in science

Utah Foundation report identifies best school practices

Town hall meeting focuses on class size, ed funding, parental burnout

Salt Lake County aims to give kids a jump on life, one preschooler at a time

Zombies come out for Matheson Jr. High 5K run

Union High teacher saved by students, colleagues when heart stops in class

Parents of students with disabilities gather to discuss resources

JATC counselor wins award

BYU unveils virtual tour

WSU students engage in clean-air service projects

Most states surpass global average in math

U.S. homeless student counts reach record 1.67 million

Trib: Regents right to push '15 to finish'

DNews wants better answers in USTAR audit

Mayors say Jordan District bond problematic

Letter: Jordan District needs bond $

Letter: Schoolchildren v. hunters

Letter: No to cyberbullying

Nutrition Directory people

Name Position Phone
Director of Nutrition Services 801-826-5381
Secretary to the Nutrition Director 801-826-5381
Nutrition Coordinator 801-826-5347
Connie Osborne Nutrition Coordinator 801-826-5443
Nutrition Coordinator 801-826-5459
User Support Clerk 801-826-5399
Dietitian 801-826-5464
The front lawn at Jordan Valley School on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 was dotted with hundreds of pumpkins that had been provided by the Utah State Prison for Canyons District's school for students with severe disabilities. 

Students at Jordan Valley arrived to the sight of the pumpkin patch. Bundled in blankets and coats, the students spent the morning selecting the pumpkin that they could take home to carve or decorate.

The crisp morning air was filled with squeals of delight and laughter as the faculty and staff helped the students pick their pumpkins. Some students were guided hand-in-hand. Others were pushed in wheelchairs. All were thrilled at the chance to choose their own pumpkin from the colorful bunch, which were delivered Monday by corrections officers.

Each year, inmates at the prison plant, cultivate and harvest enough pumpkins to donate to Jordan Valley and other similar Salt Lake Valley schools.

“I think it’s a win-win situation in that the prisoners get to give back, and this is an opportunity for our students to come out and pick whichever pumpkin they want,” Mark Donnelly, Jordan Valley School principal, told the Deseret News. “They get excited, and it’s just another great opportunity for them to get that sensory input.”
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:49

Headlines Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Around Canyons
Pumpkin Patch pops up for students with disabilities at Jordan Valley School

After District investigation finds no wrongdoing, parents ask police to investigate at Jordan Valley School

State Cross Country: Nationally ranked Alta runner could shatter records


Natural gas leak closes Smithfield elementary school


2 dead, 2 injured in Nevada school shooting

Health care law poses challenges for districts

'Parent Trigger' school faces challenge to deliver

Group calls on companies to safeguard student data

Trib: Student religious liberties bill unnecessary

Robinson: Bioteau 'champion of the community'
Monday, 21 October 2013 18:48

Canyons Earns Budgetary Kudos

For the fourth consecutive year, Canyons School District has received the Meritorious Budget Award for its Comprehensive Annual Budget Report from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes Canyons' 2013-2014 budget report.

"The award represents a significant achievement in budget development," association Executive Director John D. Musso stated in a letter of congratulations to Canyons School District. "It reflects the commitment of the budgeting department and the school entity to meet the highest standards of school budgeting. To earn the award, the district followed rigorous guidelines for effective budget presentation."

The award recognizes school districts whose budgets meet stringent criteria, undergo rigorous review, and provide data, detailed information, and a presentation understandable by both lay people and detail-oriented experts.