Did you know Utah was one of the first states to enact laws to protect and provide hope to victims of sextortion? Parents, don’t miss this free seminar featuring Michelle Busch-Upwall from the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Busch-Upwall, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, will discuss ways for parents to safeguard their children from sexting and a form of blackmail known as sextortion, while offering tips for what to do if you encounter it. The Jan. 15 event will be held at Indian Hills Middle (see details below), and is open to all Canyons District parents and…
Parents of children in Canyons District’s Dual Language Immersion program may be impressed when they hear their kiddos rattling off phrases in a foreign language. But how can they be sure that their children are gaining proficiency in the language they are studying?  That will be the topic of discussion at a 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Offices, 9361 S. 300 East.   At the “Parent Proficiency Night,” Canyons DLI specialists will discuss what proficiency in a target language looks like. They also will review established performance benchmarks and give…
“I touch the future,” once said Christa McAuliffe, the American teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member.  “I teach.” To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year Award. Each year, all Canyons schools and programs select one Teacher of the Year through a competitive selection process. The winning educator receives a crystal award from the Canyons Board of Education and gifts from local business partners.   From that…
Alison Stroud has taken the idea of teaching civics to a new level. It started last year, when the East Sandy Elementary teacher decided to throw her hat in the ring for a seat on Sandy’s City Council. As she campaigned, unknowingly knocking on doors where her students lived and passing out flyers to parents — even dressing up as a ballot for Halloween — Stroud’s third-grade students grew more and more invested in the outcome of November’s election, declaring that they would vote for her as they cheered for her in the hallways. It turns out, even though none…
The beginning of 2019 blew in with a storm — a literal storm of snow and ice — that was so strong, Canyons experienced its first-ever snow day. Heavy precipitation continued throughout the winter and spring, forcing the postponement of a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a rebuild of Midvalley Elementary, Canyon’s oldest school. But soon enough, the frost-hardened ground softened beneath the warmth of the summer sun. Construction crews made up for lost time on the Midvalley project. The clouds parted, and under clear blue skies on the afternoon of July 1, hundreds gathered at a public…
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