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Chase the Winter Doldrums with these Spring Plays

From the second star to the right to an enchanted florist with a horrific plant. From a campy roller skate crew to a cursed castle haunted by a doomed prince, Canyons District’s middle schools and high schools are bringing plenty of excitement your way this spring to shake you out of the winter doldrums. Check […]

What Time Is It? It’s Time to Cheer Alta Band in ‘High School Musical’ Finale

What time is it?  It’s time to see Alta Hawks play Wildcats in a television event that attracts millions of viewers every week. A group of band students at Alta High on Friday flocked to the school’s auditorium to catch themselves in the most-recent episode of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a trending […]

Canyons Youth Symphony Welcomes Winter Season with Two Performances

With violins, tinkling bells and the holiday sound of brass instruments, the Canyons Youth Symphony is ushering in the winter season with two performances this week. On Dec. 2, the audition-only group of musicians from across Canyons joined the Jordan Youth Symphony to perform an evening holiday concert at Butler Middle at 7 p.m. The […]

A Student’s Award-Winning Reflection on Heroism

Josephine Garrett knows what it’s like to meet a hero in real life. Last year, as a student at Draper Park Middle, she decided to enter the National PTA Reflections program to tell her story. The program encourages students from all grades and abilities to explore the arts and express themselves through a variety of […]

CSD Art Teacher’s ‘Peer Partner’ Research Gains National Renown

At first glance, the students in Jonathan Hale’s class at Sprucewood Elementary look like they are engaged in their art lessons just like any other fourth-or fifth-graders. They are gathered around their projects, weaving fabric on a loom, painting creations they’ve made and working with different materials – but the true masterpiece they are building […]

Altara Elementary Unveils New Kittyhawk Logo

Altara Elementary’s beloved Kittyhawk has a new set of wings. She’s still the same high-flying feline we’ve come to love, albeit with some aviation upgrades to keep her airborne for years to come. As part of Canyons District’s continued effort to upgrade and modernize the branding for its 50 schools and special programs, graphic designer […]

Sacred Images: Diamond Ridge Students Connect Through Art

The beating heart of Diamond Ridge High now hangs on permanent display at the school in the form of a colorful mural inspired by the rock art of southern Utah. Traditionally, the heart–a muscular depiction of which is the focus of the student-made mural–is the seat of emotion. For some of the Diamond Ridge artists, […]

Hillcrest Students Star in Eccles “Dear Evan Hansen” Promotion

When Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater revealed which shows would be staged in the coming year, the voices of Hillcrest High students belting “You Will Be Found” from the Tony Award-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” were a pitch-perfect part of the publicity blitz. Videographers were at Hillcrest on Monday to film students in the vaunted drama […]

‘Yule’ Get Mail: CSD Holiday Card Features Photo by ‘Digger

A shutterbug at Jordan High is helping Canyons District send wishes of a picture-perfect yuletide. A photograph taken by 17-year-old Shellby Carvalho shines bright on the cover of the District’s 10th annual holiday card, which is sent to local legislators, Utah’s members of Congress, and Canyons’ major supporters.  The star of Carvalho’s photo is her […]

Hillcrest Ends Year With ‘Triple Crown’ of High School Theater

The bright lights of Broadway beckoned to Bennett Chew. The Hillcrest High graduate last week traveled to the Great White Way to learn from the singing and dancing superstars of the stage.  Chew earned the right to attend the National High School Musical Theater Awards – and to be considered for a Jimmy Award, the […]

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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