The Canyons Board of Education has approved $3.8 million in small-capital facilities projects funded in the budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016. This isn’t a complete list of projects that will be done in Canyons District schools, however. A full capital-facilities list will be put in front of the Board later this spring as part of the budget. Here are the projects approved by the Board:

  • All Schools: Natural gas shut-off valves in case of earthquakes — $75,000
  • Elementary:  Security vestibule doors at five schools — $250,000
  • High School:  Security camera upgrade at one school — $150,000
  • Midvale Elementary:  Add four classrooms to remove portables — $1.4 million
  • Midvalley Elementary:  Boiler replacement — $400,000
  • Lone Peak Elementary:  Slope stabilization from lawn — $400,000
  • Peruvian Park Elementary:  Boiler replacement — $400,000
  • Alta High: Upgrade ceiling tile/lighting — $200,000
  • Brighton High: Roof repairs — $400,000
  • Jordan High: Relocate special education room — $200,000
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Legislative Highlights 2.26.15

The 5A State Champion Lady Bengals were recognized on the Senate and House floors by Senator Brian Shiozawa and Representative Marie Poulson. The Bengals were also given a Legislative Citation recognizing their achievement. Canyons Board of Education members Nancy Tingey and Amber Shill, as well as, Brighton Principal Charisse Hilton were present for the honor.










Brighton High's Lady Bengals — the newly crowned 5A girls basketball champions — were honored Thursday. Feb. 26, 2015 at Utah's Capitol Hill.

They were invited to Capitol Hill by Utah Sen. Brian Shiozowa,R-Cottonwood Heights, and Rep. Marie Poulson, R-Cottonwood Heights. In addition, the students were congratuated on the win by Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, and House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, among others. 

The team and the school also received an official citation from the lawmakers. "The Utah State Legislature recognizes and congratulates the Brighton High School Lady Bengals Basketball Team on their outstanding achievement," reads the citation. "We honor those hardworking athletes and extend best wishes for their continued success." 

The state-title win on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 was the first for the Brighton High’s girls basketball program since 2004. The team won 49-40 against last year’s top 5A team, the Fremont Silverwolves. 

In conversations with reporters immediately following the championship game, Brighton Coach Jim Gresh joked that his navy-blue sweater may have been the team’s good luck charm during the 5A tournament held at Salt Lake Community College

"My wife said stop wearing that sweater. … She may have to wash it tonight," Gresh told the Deseret News

Perhaps the sweater helped a little bit — but the Bengals' defense and rebounding are being touted as the big reasons the team bested the reigning champs.  The final-round game was a battle from beginning to end — but the Bengals pulled away in the last quarter to claim the trophy.

Additional honors were announced this week for ome members of the Brighton squad. As voted by news reporters at the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, McCall Christensen was named the 5A Most Valuable Player and Dani Barton and Lindsey Johnson earned enough votes to be named to the All-Tournament Team.  In the championship game, Christensen, Barton and Johnson scored in double-digits.

See Canyons District's Facebook page for a photo album of the celebration following the title win.
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Headlines Thursday, Feb. 28, 2015

Around Canyons
Hillcrest senior on track to win Nobel Prize in physics

Boys Basketball: Miller's game propels Bengals past Hunter in 5A State Quarterfinals

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

Legislative Highlights 2.25.15

The 3rd Grade from Butler Elementary is visiting the Capitol today.  They started their morning hearing from Representative Poulson.  Then they will visit the House and the Senate and be recognized by Representative Poulson and Senator Shiozawa.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Headlines Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Around Canyons
Sandy students crack 'code'; CSD CTE chief elected to national board

Boys Basketball: Brighton takes on Hunter tonight in 5A State Quarterfinals

Governor optimistic about proposed $500 million infusion to public schools

Bill clarifies parents' right to opt out of student testing