With the flourish of a king’s court, the Albion Middle School Knights trumpeted the completion of their newly refurbished school.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by about 150 Albion students, parents, teachers and patrons, Canyons District on Aug. 16, 2012 heralded the new era for Albion, which is opening this year after a near-total renovation.

Crews have worked for a little more than a year on the middle school’s makeover, which includes a new entryway, parking lot and landscaping. Inside, students and teachers are sure to enjoy new classrooms; a spacious commons area; natural light throughout the building, especially the art rooms; air conditioning; new band, dance and choral rooms; an upgraded media center; a refurbished gymnasium and auditorium, and an expanded area for the kitchen and cafeteria.
The first school bell of the year will herald in a new era for students and teachers at Albion Middle and Midvale Elementary schools.

Albion and Midvale are the first schools to be rebuilt as part of CSD’s ambitious and responsive plan to upgrade, expand and modernize educational facilities in all corners of the District. The school will open on Aug. 27, the first day of school.

Canyons District is celebrating the upcoming openings of the new schools at two ribbon-cutting events. Please join us at the following fetes:
  • Midvale Elementary — Monday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.
  • Albion Middle — Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.
The Midvale and Albion projects — and more than a dozen others, including the new Corner Canyon High, Butler Middle and the new Crescent View Middle, which are all scheduled to be done next fall — have been made possible by the $250 million bond that CSD voters approved in 2010.  

The new Midvale Elementary, 7852 S Pioneer St., covers 9 acres of a 25-acre campus it shares with Midvale Middle School. The 85,000-square-foot building, which replaces the 61-year-old building on Center Street, will have natural light in the rooms and hallways, state-of-the-art classrooms, air conditioning, computer labs, a new gymnasium and auditorium, and an expanded parking lot.

Click here to see our video on the last day of school — ever — at Midvale Elementary. 

At Albion Middle School, 2755 E. Newcastle Dr., what was old is new again. Crews are now putting the finishing touches on the Sandy school’s makeover, which includes a new entryway, parking lot and landscaping. Inside, students and teachers are sure to enjoy a spacious commons area, skylights in every classroom, air conditioning, new band, dance and choral rooms, an upgraded media center, a refurbished gymnasium and auditorium, and an expanded area for the kitchen and cafeteria.

Click here to see our video on the new school.


From initial site work to a completed seismic upgrade, Canyons School District is making fast progress on the first five projects funded by proceeds of the $250 million bond voters approved in 2010. Here are a few details from Facilities Director Rick Conger's presentation to the Board of Education on Aug. 16, 2011: 

Sandy Elementary: Following a tight, three-month turnaround, an extensive seismic upgrade to Sandy Elementary School has been completed. Sandy Elementary was ready to welcome students back to school on Aug. 22.

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New High School: Site and utilities work is well underway at the campus of the new high school in Draper.

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Butler Middle School: A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. In preparation for the event, site and utilities work have begun on the new school’s footprint, adjacent to the current building, and construction bids are under final review.

Albion Middle School: The demolition portion of the school renovation is complete, and a new roof is to be completed by late fall. Albion students started the 2011-2012 school year at Cottonwood Heights Elementary on Monday, Aug. 22.

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Midvale Elementary: Site and utility work has started adjacent to Midvale Middle School, where the elementary school will be rebuilt. Crews aim to complete the work in August 2012.  

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All Albion students will receive busing services in the 2011-2012 school year to accommodate students' relocation to Cottonwood Heights Elementary School.

Busing will not change for students currently using the service.

Students who have not received busing services prior to the 2011-2012 school year will be assigned to a bus stop and carpool loading and unloading site. Designated sites include Albion Middle School (Newcastle Drive site), and Brookwood, Silver Mesa and Granite elementary schools. Up to four buses will be assigned to each site. The Canyons School District Transportation Department in mid-July will mail letters to parents with specifics.

If you have questions on the bus locations, please contact: Jeff Wren – (801) 826-5264 Becky Thompson – (801) 826-5272

Click here for information on safe walking routes.

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