The Board of Education has unanimously ratified the parent vote recognizing the PTA as the official parent organization of Silver Mesa Elementary.

The ballots were tallied by Canyons Superintendent Jim Briscoe and his staff on Friday, Jan. 22, in the presence of representatives from the petitioning Parent Teacher Organization and the Silver Mesa PTA.

The school’s recognized parent group, the Silver Mesa PTA, won the election by a vote count of 232 to 105. 

The Canyons Board of Education earlier this year established a policy to allow communities to have a role in deciding which parent support group should represent their school.

All schools in Canyons have PTA/PTSA as the recognized parent-support group.

To some, Feb. 9, 2016 was National Pizza Day. To others, it was Pancake Day — but for Canyons District, Cottonwood Heights and Brighton High School, it was Simi Fehoko day.

Cottonwood Heights City Council passed a resolution at a recent meeting in honor of the Bengal’s accomplishments on and off the field.

“Not many people get a day named after them, but that’s the case today,” Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore told the council. “Simi is a great ambassador for his school and community.”

Cullimore pointed out Fehoko’s academic accomplishments, like earning a spot on the honor roll, as well as his athletic achievements. Fehoko, who has committed to play football at Stanford University, recently received an Honorable Mention in Parade Magazine for the 2016 Parade All-America Football Team. He is also the Gatorade Player of the Year, a finalist for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Player of the Year, the state record-holder for career receiving yards and the Max Preps Utah Player of the Year. In his spare time, Fehoko has earned four varsity letters in Brighton basketball as well as football.

Fehoko’s fans from across the country got in on the celebration of his special day. The U.S. Army All American Bowl tweeted,  “Happy Simi Fehoko Day,” while coaches and friends gave kudos to the senior. 

Thursday, 04 February 2016 22:05

Legislative Highlights 2.2.16

Noelle Allen from Alta High shadowed Senator Niederhauser on the morning of February 2nd.  He has been a great supporter of job shadow day for the past several years.