Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe has announced his intention to retire at the end of the school year.  In a message sent to Canyons District administrators and principals late Monday afternoon, Dr. Briscoe said it’s been “a very difficult decision” to retire from his post as the leader of the 34,000-student District. He has been Superintendent since his appointment in 2014.   “This afternoon I notified the entire Board of Education of my intent to retire. CSD is moving in the right direction as a result of your leadership,” Dr. Briscoe said in the email.  “I have been humbled and…
When it comes to big problems, such as, air pollution and Utah’s inversion season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. But we’re all a part of the solution and if we pull together, each of us doing our small part, we can make a big difference.  Such was the theme of an early-morning press event at Willow Springs Elementary where Canyons District joined Draper City, the Salt Lake County Health Department, clean air groups, elected leaders, parent advocates and researchers to issue a clean air challenge. On Earth Day, 2016, Canyons declared all of its campuses idle-free zones. Now,…
What time is it?  It’s time to see Alta Hawks play Wildcats in a television event that attracts millions of viewers every week. A group of band students at Alta High on Friday flocked to the school’s auditorium to catch themselves in the most-recent episode of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a trending show on the Disney+ streaming service.  Cheers erupted during the finale, when the members of the band appeared on the screen. The Alta student-musicians played and danced around the show’s stars, who performed their version of the iconic “We’re All In This Together” tune that…
Ready for “big kid” school? Kindergarten is a critical year in a child’s education, and to make sure students get off to a strong start, Canyons District has expanded the number of hours some of its kindergartners spend in the classroom. Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Computers are…
Canyons District preschools are evidence of the power of play.  It may look like the children are just hopping, dancing, singing, coloring and laughing together — but studies have shown that structured play can hone a child's language, math and social skills.  Jumpstart your child's education by participating in Canyons District's preschool program.  The application window for spots in Canyons' tuition-based preschools in the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  Parents can click here to apply for high-quality preschool programs at schools across the District.  The CSD preschools, which follow an evidence-based curriculum that line up with the core standards of learning at…
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