Whether in the classroom, or on the starting block, court or mat, these sporting scholars bring everything they’ve got. For persevering through years of tough quizzes, meets, matches and performances, 22 students representing all five of Canyons District’s traditional high schools have earned Academic All-State status in winter sports. Sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association, the Academic All-State Award is reserved for high school seniors who have a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, or achieve a cut-score that takes into account grades and performance on college-entrance exams. The following 22 winter honorees bring to 48 the total number…
Hindsight may be 20/20. But for the Class of 2020, there’s no looking back — not when a bright future is coming into sharper focus by the day. This summer, a group of high school seniors who don’t remember a time before Google or smart phones, who lived through the Great Recession and witnessed the election of our first African American President, will receive their diplomas and embrace adulthood. Whatever’s in store for this generation of scholars, dreamers, inventors, athletes and artists, here’s betting it will be groundbreaking. So, circle your calendars and join us in celebrating the achievements of…
A national search for the next superintendent of the Canyons School District launched today, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. The application to become Canyons’ fourth-ever chief executive was made available to prospective candidates at 8 a.m. Advertisements promoting the search will be appearing in national publications and on education-related websites until the end of the five-week application window. The Canyons Board of Education opted to fast-track plans to find a new leader after the current superintendent, Dr. Jim Briscoe, on Jan. 14 announced his upcoming retirement from a 38-year career in education. In order to take advantage of peak hiring season,…
To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day. All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day. The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic…
Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020. The appointments, effective for the 2020-2021 school year, are:  Ryan Durrant, currently the Assistant Principal at Jordan High, transferred to be Assistant Principal at Brighton High. Dina Kohler, now an Intern Assistant Principal at Jordan High, promoted to Assistant Principal at Jordan High. Chip Watts, currently serving as Principal of Midvale Elementary, transferred to be Principal at Draper Park Middle Doug Hallenbeck, currently the Assistant Principal at Butler Middle, transferred to be Assistant Principal at Canyons Technical Education…
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