To help kick off a summer of fun, Canyons District is teaming up with Real Salt Lake for a celebratory night at Rio Tinto Stadium watching the professional soccer team bring home a win.
On Saturday, May 14, just a few weeks before graduation day for the Class of 2022 for Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Diamond Ridge, Hillcrest and Jordan high schools, Real Salt Lake is hosting Canyons District Night at the Sandy-based stadium.
The 7:30 p.m. game against Austin FC will be a celebration of the end of the 2021-2022 school year, as well as the academic, athletic and artistic accomplishments of Canyons students over the past nine months.
Tickets as low as $18 can be purchased online. The reduced cost is available to the Canyons District community so more families can come cheer for Canyons’ Teachers of the Year, who will be celebrated on the field during half-time.
Immediately following the 45th minutes of the game, the 48 Teachers of the Year from Canyons District schools and programs will be escorted to the middle of the field at Rio Tinto Stadium to be cheered by thousands.
Draper Elementary’s Katie Tinoco was recently announced as CSD’s overall Teacher of the Year. Tinoco will be Canyons’ nominee in the Utah Teacher of the Year selection process. The dual-language immersion teacher received $1,000 cash from the Canyons Education Foundation, plus a gift bag worth $500 in gifts and prizes.
CSD’s top middle school teacher is Mount Jordan Middle choir and theater educator Skyler Bluemel. Canyons’ top high school teacher is Nicole Shon, who leads chemistry classes at Brighton High. Both Bluemel and Shon received $500 cash from the Canyons Education Foundation in addition to the $500 in gifts and prizes.
Each of CSD’s Teachers of the Year also were given complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest, courtesy of Real Salt Lake in appreciation of their service to students and the larger community.