Canyons District schools “rolled out the red carpet” for students on the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in one case, with a hand from the Utah Jazz Bear.
Midvale Middle School students were greeted by thumping music, doughnuts, and confetti sprayed by the high-energy NBA mascot when they came to school. Students received autographs, high fives, and even a few dances with The Bear, who even paid a few visits to parent motorists at drop-off.
Meanwhile, students in elementary schools districtwide walked the red carpet, lined by “paparazzi” parents and teachers cheering for their up-and-coming college-ready stars. At Ridgecrest, students high-fived the school’s Tiger mascot. At Willow Canyon, they cheered and shook pompons, and at East Sandy, they sported college-gear and walked with banners they made of some of their favorite universities.
Since its inaugural 2009-2010 academic year, Canyons schools have rolled out the red carpets to welcome students back to school. The events serve to provide a warm welcome for students and the community while underscoring the importance of school: It’s a child’s ticket to success and college- and career-readiness.
Canyons District enrolls nearly 34,000 students in 46 schools.