Looking to capture the spirit of season? Drop by one of Canyons District’s schools, which are busy collecting food, clothing and monetary donations to bring a little holiday cheer to those in need. All told, 30 schools have organized charitable campaigns, leveraging the generosity of families in the four cities and three townships within Canyons’ boundaries. Tons of food items have been boxed and shipped to area non-profits. Clothing and gifts have been purchased and wrapped for Sub-for-Santa programs. Thousands of dollars have been raised to support cancer patients, anti-poverty programs, and groups like the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Schools are so…
Life’s a sport. Drink it up. Cole Hagen is doing just that as he caps his prep career on the gridiron. The quarterback who led the Corner Canyon High to the 6A state trophy has been named the 2019-2020 Gatorade Utah Football Player of the Year, the first Charger to ever win the 35th annual coveted honor. The award distinguishes the senior as one of Utah’s best high school football players and qualifies him for consideration for national Player of the Year designation.  The national honor will be announced later this month. Gatorade reserves the award for players who demonstrate…
Canyons District’s aggressive school improvement schedule continues with four schools slated for construction. Rebuilds of Peruvian Park Elementary, Union Middle and a school in the White City area will start in 2021, under a plan recently approved by the Board of Education to ensure the timely completion of the projects promised to voters with 2017 passage of a $283 million bond. The plan, which entails consolidating White City’s Bell View and Edgemont communities to be housed in a new school on the Edgemont campus, also calls for the construction of a new school in west Draper starting in 2023. To…
The week before Thanksgiving, Ofelia Wade received with characteristic humility a special token of gratitude and appreciation from the Spanish government that was 10 years in the making. Wade, who serves as the Dual Language Immersion Spanish Coordinator for Canyons and the state of Utah, was invited by Spanish Ambassador Santiago Cabanas to attend a ceremony at the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C. to receive the prestigious Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio award for her work promoting Spanish dual-language immersion in Utah. The award is often bestowed by the King of Spain in his home country, but alternate…
With violins, tinkling bells and the holiday sound of brass instruments, the Canyons Youth Symphony is ushering in the winter season with two performances this week.On Dec. 2, the audition-only group of musicians from across Canyons joined the Jordan Youth Symphony to perform an evening holiday concert at Butler Middle at 7 p.m. The performance is free, and featured pieces fit for the season.“It’s a great opportunity to be able to pull together kids from all across the District, from different playing levels, and be able to put them together and make a great product where they’re able to showcase…
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