Jordan High's band is hitting all the right notes. The band was one of two to receive the highest ratings from judges at the State Band Festival, which was held May 4-5, 2012.

The band, one of 36, received all Superior I ratings at the event, which was at Jordan High School. 

This marked the 11th consecutive year Jordan bands received superior ratings at competitions. The Beetdiggers are shooting for another outstanding showing at the State Orchestra festival May 18 -19, 2012.

Alta's band also qualified to perform at the state festival. 


In honor of School Nurse Week, Canyons District expresses appreciation for the good work done by our school nurses. 

The week ends Friday, May 11 — the day before the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing.
 
Also, Wednesday, May 9 is National School Nurse Day, and was established in 1972 to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. Today, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students.
Marianne Liu, a first-grader at Peruvian Park Elementary, was cheered by her classmates on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 when she was announced as the state winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest, a competition open to all K-12 students in the United States.

Click here to see a video of the announcement.

As the state winner for Utah, Liu has the chance to win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for her school. Later this month, she will fly with her family to New York City for the national awards ceremony.  
 
The overall winner, to be determined by online voting, will win the scholarship from Google and have his or her doodle featured on Google for a day in May.
Canyons District has agreed to endorse the philosophy behind and participate in “Stand4Change,” a national anti-bullying effort that will take place on Friday, May 4, 2012.

On Friday, students, faculty, staff and parents nationwide are encouraged to take a stand against bullying and personally demonstrate a commitment to no longer tolerate bullying in our schools and communities. The school communities that have signed up to participate are urged on that day to stand and join hands at noon to show solidarity in the campaign to eradicate bullying in U.S. schools.
A student and parent with Canyons District ties have received awards from the Council for Exceptional Children, an organization for teachers and staff who work in Special Education.  
 
Andrew Mutters, a student in the Canyons Transition Academy, was awarded the Utah "Yes, I Can" award in the area of "Independent Living/Employment."
 
Mutters, who is in his second year of work with the Transition Academy, plans to graduate from high school in May. He wants to pursue his dream of going to college and becoming a science teacher.