A rock star fourth-grade teacher in Canyons District will be in the spotlight Monday on the big-hit talk show of the country’s first-ever “American Idol.”  Willow Springs Elementary teacher Marci Cornaby says she plans to dash home from work to watch the Veterans Day edition of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” on which she’s set to make her national television debut. On the program, after Clarkson belts out “You Look Good” by Lady Antebellum as part of her trademark “Kellyoke,” the Grammy winner will talk to Cornaby about the healthy-lifestyle journey she started when her military husband was deployed. “She is…
Let freedom ring on Monday, Nov. 11, when the country will pause to honor the men and women who have fought to uphold and preserve America’s freedoms, traditions, and ideals. Canyons District schools proudly join in this celebration of the community’s veterans. On Friday, Nov. 8, Draper Park Middle and Eastmont middle schools hosted early morning events for active or veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces. A photo album of Draper Park’s breakfast and patriotic program can be found on the District’s Facebook page.  In addition, Butler Middle will continue its tradition of curating and displaying a Veterans Wall.  Several schools,…
Professional soccer players with Real Salt Lake have a message for Canyons District students: Show up for school and work hard, because no matter your personal goals, education is your ticket to the game of life. RSL, which is headquartered in CSD’s boundaries, is offering a special incentive this year in support of Canyons District’s campaign to encourage students to “Be Great, Miss Less Than Eight” school days. Every student who meets the “miss less than eight” challenge will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a VIP Experience at RSL, which includes four tickets to a regular season…
Kathy Bitner is a force for good at Draper Park Middle on two fronts. As head counselor, she knows how to help students, teachers and families overcome problems and find solutions to succeed, and as a member of the community, she hears and knows what issues they are facing. “She has the ear of the community,” Principal Mary Anderson says. She also has the trust of Draper Park’s students and finds ways to support them in finding and pursuing their purpose and passion. For these reasons and more, she represents the best of her profession and was named Utah Counselor…
Double, double, toil and trouble, it’s Halloween in Canyons — that falling-leaves-in-rolling-fog time of year when child-sized ghosts, witches and zombies haunt the District’s hallways and classrooms. The tradition of celebrating All Hallow’s Eve will be followed in schools, which have planned parties and parades. None are bigger in Canyons than Sandy Elementary’s annual Halloween parade down Historic Main Street in Sandy. The 9 a.m. spectacle draws hundreds of parents and neighbors, some of whom have been attending the parade for decades. This year, the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East, will open its door to the young children…
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