Pizza ordered? Check. Dip made? Check? Beverages chilling in the fridge? Check, check, and check. Across America, folks are ticking off their to-do lists to be ready for the Sunday, Feb. 2 Super Bowl battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. But few Utah families are more excited to catch the game than the Bartons, whose Brighton High graduates have made it big in the sports world. And in professional football, there isn’t a bigger stage than Super Bowl LIV, which is expected to draw more than 90 million television viewers. Some 100 of Kansas City…
The Draper Elementary Dragons sure know a thing or two about celebrating the Lunar New Year. In what has become a proud tradition, students this week performed Chinese songs and dances in the school’s brightly decorated gym while beaming parents looked on — the culmination of weeks of rehearsal and preparation and years of instruction in Mandarin. The school also welcomed visitors from the University of Utah's Confucius Institute who are interested in hearing from students and parents about their experience with Dual Language Immersion, a model of instruction that is catching on nationally as an effective and efficient means…
As a former English teacher, perhaps it’s natural for Butler Middle Principal Paula Logan to want to use the power of the principal’s office to launch a schoolwide focus on literacy. It’s the skill that touches all parts of a child’s education, says Logan, who has been an educator for nearly three decades. Logan credits the all-in energy and commitment of her faculty and staff for the significant gains the Butler Middle Bruins have made in reading proficiency and looks forward to what they can continue to accomplish together. Her drive to improve student literacy skills, as well as teacher…
For Hillcrest High senior Laura Wan, the question of which school she would choose to attend began as early as kindergarten, when her parents steered her to an advanced learner’s program at Canyons District’s Peruvian Park Elementary.  After completing the SALTA program in elementary school, she chose Midvale Middle for its Middle Years Program, and then Hillcrest for its International Baccalaureate (IB) program.Although her path was unique, Wan is not alone in her quest for a uniquely tailored educational experience. She is one of the more than 20 percent — or one in five — of CSD’s 34,000 students who…
The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival will be visiting two CSD schools to share performances of “Every Brilliant Thing” with the Canyons community. The international play draws on warmth, hope and gentle humor to illuminate the effects of suicide, and is being featured by the Festival as the first non-Shakespearean production its cast will perform, in an effort to help communities address this difficult subject. The production is travelling to high schools throughout Utah, thanks to generous sponsors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, providing performances free-of-charge to anyone who attends. A performance will take place in the auditorium at Jordan…
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