Barry Johnson’s second-period science class has fallen silent. The lights are dimmed and the students are all sitting forward and upright in their chairs with their feet on the floor and eyes closed. The only sound that can be heard is the soothing voice of a woman who is inviting
The raucous orchestra of sounds reverberating through the hallways at Albion Middle School is music to Sandy LeCheminant’s ears. And she’s found that a close listen to the cadence and timbre of her students’ adolescent chatter can help pinpoint the real reason behind the brassiest of classroom and hallway behaviors.
For sixth-graders, making the leap to middle school is a big transition but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. For nine years, Canyons District’s middle schools have opened their doors a day early to incoming 11- and 12-year-olds. This year’s middle-school orientation will be held the morning
Wide hallways, lockers that won’t open, multiple class periods and heavier homework loadsstarting middle school for the first time can be a little daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. For eights years, Canyons District’s middle schools have opened their doors to incoming sixth-graders a day early to allow them
Two Canyons District elementary schools Granite and Sunrise elementaries were ranked in Utah’s top 25 highest-performing schools in all three subject areas of the 2015 statewide SAGE exam, with Granite Elementary ranked among Utah’s top five highest-performing schools. Overall, Â CSD schools appear 16 times in Utah’s Top 25