When architects of the new Midvale Middle suggested cloistering the library in a quiet corner of the building, the school’s Media Specialist said, “Sorry, but that just won’t do.”
The library, she explained, should be at the center of the school. It should be an open, inviting space for students to hang out with friends, study, check email, or play an educational videogame. It should be a place to collaboratively explore, create, and even make noise — a place where students find common ground in common interests.
The architects agreed, and the communal design ethic they embraced is evident throughout the entire building, which opens to the public this fall. Students, their families, and members of the community are invited to a sneak preview of the new school at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 8. A reception starts at 7852 South Pioneer St. Midvale UT at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
The red brick structure with its art deco embellishes reflects Midvale’s ethnically diverse and industrial, working-class roots, says VCBO Architecture Associate Brian Peterson. “It evokes strength, strength of unity and strength of purpose.” The school was originally built in 1955, and after 60 years of existence in its quiet Midvale neighborhood, it has become a part of the community.
The new building will be equipped to accommodate 1,100 students on its original footprint. Amenities such as the state-of-the-art auditorium and TV broadcast room will expose students to a variety of educational experiences at a time when that’s what their fast-developing brains crave. Modern heating, cooling, and wiring will make for a more comfortable learning environment adaptable to the latest technologies. Floor-to-ceiling windows will let in natural light, and a student lounge equipped with programmable neon lighting is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The building’s tiered design helps it blend into the surrounding neighborhood, and its fields and multi-use space and catering kitchen will become a gathering place for neighborhood events.
With this fall’s opening of Midvale Middle and Alta View Elementary, and next year’s completion of the remodel of Indian Hills Middle, Canyons School District will have fulfilled promises made to voters as part of a $250 million bond approved in 2010. In all, the District will have completed 13 major improvements without raising taxes and while maintaining a AAA bond rating.
A Second Chance to Celebrate: Back-to-School Night
Out of town for the ribbon-cutting? Don't fret. You'll have a chance to get acquainted with the new school during back-to-school night on Friday, Aug. 18, which doubles as a community celebration co-sponsored by the city of Midvale. Parents will have a chance to meet their students' teachers from 5-7 p.m., and enjoy a free hot dog from 6-7:30 p.m.
Canyons District is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 attendance incentive payouts per employee. The incentive amounts are calculated based on the number of eligible full-time employees and the number of sick, personal and no-pay days taken. The incentives will be paid on the July 31 paycheck.
The payout amounts for 2016-2017 are as follows:
*The amount is calculated based on a 40-hour work week. If you work less, your amount is prorated according to your hours worked.
Canyons School District is launching a new online tool that will make it easier for students to apply to transfer from their neighborhood school to another school within the District.
School choice transfers are approved through a process known as “permitting.” Until now, permit applications had to be filled out on paper and submitted directly to schools. But starting, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, families can complete their application via their personal computer from the comfort of their homes. Schools also have computers available to assist families with the application process.
Applying is easy: Simply click here and follow the prompts.
Please note: If your student is already attending a non-boundary school on a permit, that permit is still active and you do not need to fill out another one. Rules governing eligibility for permits remain the same. All that’s changed is the process for applying for permits. The online permits will be date- and time-stamped to ensure your place in the first-come, first-served permitting process.
To guide families through the process, the Department of Planning and Enrollment has created a tutorial found here. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Department’s website. The Main Office at your local school also is a good resource for information.
When does school start? Where does my child meet the bus? What’s on the lunch menu?
You've got back-to-school questions. Canyons School District has answers. Parents can stay in the know by frequently checking canyonsdistrict.org, but following are a few key dates and pieces of information for families to keep in mind.
For Your Calendar Aug. 3 Online Registration Opens Aug. 22 Sixth-Grade Orientation Aug. 23 First Day of School Aug. 25 Canyons District Night at Rio Tinto Stadium Aug. 28 First Day of Kindergarten Sept. 4 Labor Day
How to Register for School Point, click, register, it’s that easy. Starting Aug. 3, CSD families can register their children for school online. If your child has attended CSD in the past: You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at http://skyward.canyonsdistrict.org/. If your child is new to CSD: You will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school. Click here for a list of walk-in dates.
How to Sign Up to Volunteer Last year, more than 12,500 volunteers — about one volunteer for every three CSD students — registered to lend a hand in CSD schools, be it to read with a child or help a student master multiplication tables. Be a part of something great, and join our volunteer team. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now being accepted. To sign-up, click here and follow the prompts.
Information on Bus Routes Click here for an interactive database to find out if your child is eligible for busing, and where to find the bus stop.
What Time Does School Start and End? A complete list of bell schedules for all CSD schools can be found here.
Lunch Menus What's for lunch? Check here throughout the school year for weekly school breakfast and lunch menus.
Canyons District’s summertime fundraising luncheon has gone countywide!
Each summer, Canyons District employees collect food, clothing and back-to-school supplies for students in need—and this year, we're inviting everyone to participate.
Join us as we take part in Z104's three-day, “Tools for School” donation drive. Giving is easy. Just drop off your donations in the south-end parking lot of The Shops at South Town any time August 8-10, and say hello to Z104 radio personalities Dave and Deb who will be spending three nights at the shopping center in Canyons District buses. The event will benefit students throughout the Salt Lake valley.
Here's a list of needed items: Canned food, clothing and shoes (all sizes), personal hygiene items, school supplies, and backpacks.
SMITH’S DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR Z104’S TOOLS FOR SCHOOL
Draper -12300 S. 212 East Saratoga Springs - 689 S. Redwood Rd. Lehi -1550 E. 3500 North Salt Lake City -1174 600 North Kaysville -1370 W. 200 North West Jordan- Redwood Rd. & 90th South Herriman- 13400 S. 5560 West