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Dance Keeps Bengal Grad Balanced In Pursuit of American Dream

The high school years are challenging enough without the added difficulty of adjusting to a new home, culture, and language. But for Brighton Bengal graduate Danny Arroyo, the sacrifice was worth it, and made all the more enjoyable through the universal language of dance.    Arroyo moved as a teenager to Utah from Costa Rica […]

How a Canyons Teacher is Connecting with Students One Song at a Time

In Canyons, students aren’t the only ones who know the apprehension of auditioning for a role or the thrill of a standing ovation. Teachers like Hillcrest High’s RaNae Dalgleish bring to the classroom first-hand experience as professional artists — in her case, as a member of one of the most prestigious choirs in the world. Having […]

Canyons Parents Embrace the Spirit of Volunteering Year Round

Tennessee may be the volunteer state, but here in Utah, we have a strong history of coming together to help one another. For many years, Utahns have led the nation in volunteering, and this year is no different, according to research by Volunteering and Civic Life in America. Here in the Canyon School District, we […]

Attitude of Gratitude: How Gratitude Can Help Ourselves and Others

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne, “Winnie-the-Pooh” Lowered blood pressure, improved immune function, more efficient sleep, and reduced risk for depression and anxiety. All these benefits and more flow from practicing gratitude. It’s that time of year where […]

Canyons District Salutes its Substitute Teachers

Choose your aphorism, from “it takes a village” to “many hands make light work.” There are many phrases we use every day to emphasize the importance of a group of people working together — and nowhere is the spirit of teamwork more apparent than in a public school system.  Canyons employs about 6,000 professionals, all […]

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Unmasking Halloween Safety

From zombies and vampires to Wonder Women, Barbies, and Kens, Canyons District students are looking forward to Halloween. With that excitement, however, comes a word of caution as in the past three years there have been 3,200 Halloween-related injuries across the country.  But fear not. In the latest episode of the Connect Canyons podcast, Sandy […]

Taking Control in 1, 2, 3: How to Keep Your Family Safe in the Event of an Emergency

Utah is no stranger to natural disasters, from the major wind storm three years ago, to the 5.7 magnitude earthquake in 2020. In the aftermath of the Magna earthquake, a number of buildings across the Salt Lake valley were damaged and Canyons District’s facilities team immediately jumped into action, making sure the buildings within the […]

Chat GPT and the AI Craze: How to Manage Artificial Intelligence in Education

Many people are enthralled with the likes of ChatGPT, pondering artificial intelligence’s sci-fi possibilities and playing around with its uses, but the reality is — AI has already infiltrated society. That doesn’t mean Sarah Conner needs to hide from a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator. Rather, one need only ask Siri or Alexa for directions, […]

FREADom to Read: Celebrating Students’ Right to Read

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller Whether you’re onboard a pirate ship sailing across the Caribbean, flying over the treetops of England, or discovering a love of poetry, books can be mirrors, windows, or sliding glass doors. We see ourselves in their pages, and they give us a glimpse into the lives of […]

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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