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Board of Education Approves New Canyons Administrative Appointments

The Canyons Board of Education and Administration are pleased announce the following administrative appointments: Deidre Walbeck, currently serving as the Assistant Principal at Copperview Elementary, will become Principal at Oakdale Elementary.  She will replace Lori Jones, who is retiring. Carolee Mackay, an Achievement Coach at Sandy Elementary, will become Assistant Principal at Copperview Elementary. Eric Gardner, the Assistant Principal at Mount Jordan Middle, will become Principal of Bella Vista Elementary. He will replace Sandra Dahl-Houlihan, who is retiring. Crystal Conners, an Achievement Coach at Jordan High, will become Assistant Principal at Mount Jordan Middle. Julie Winfree, currently Principal at Ridgecrest

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14 CSD Schools Earn Healthier US School Challenge Awards

Feeding elementary school kids is a tricky business – especially when it comes to teaching students about nutrition, encouraging physical activity and serving healthy, delicious drinks and meals that even picky eaters won’t refuse. But thanks to the efforts of school administrators, lunch managers, and the District’s Nutrition Services Department, Canyons students have world-class food to eat in a “smarter lunchroom.” The USDA recently awarded 14 of Canyons District’s elementary schools the Bronze Award in the Healthier US Schools Challenge. This designation means that each of these schools not only meets the requirements of the School Breakfast Program and the

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Volunteers Support CSD Schools For United Way Day of Caring

In recognition of the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 – both those who gave their lives and those who survived – a group of everyday heroes in our own community reached out to help several Canyons District schools as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring and September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Employees from Savage, a global company based in Midvale, volunteered their time throughout the school day Thursday at Midvale, Copperview and Sandy elementary schools. They filled deflated sports balls, disinfected door handles, cleaned window sills, read stories to students and played four-square on the playground, among

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CSD Special Education Department Honors 7 Educators, Service Providers

Before schools welcomed students for the first time this school year, Canyons District’s Special Education Department gathered for some professional development and to acknowledge the accomplishments of seven of their colleagues.  On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, some 200 teachers and related-service providers filled the auditorium and classrooms at Corner Canyon High School as they participated in the District’s sixth annual Special Education Opening Institute.  After Superintendent Jim Briscoe addressed the audience, this year, for the first time, the District honored seven individuals nominated by their colleagues for their excellent work with students. “Last spring each of you were given an

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National Honor for CSD Community Schools

Canyons School District has received the prestigious Youth and Family Partnership Award from the National Center for School Mental Health. The Center each year selects just one exemplary school district, organization or school mental health program nationwide that effectively partners with youth and families in delivering quality school mental health programming. This year’s award went to CSD Community Schools, which are located at Copperview, East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy elementary schools. “This award is a tribute to every staff member who has been willing to work in new ways to meet student needs using CARE Teams, on-site therapists and youth

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