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Draper Park Middle to Return to On-Campus Learning

Draper Park Middle students will return to on-campus learning, effective Monday, Oct. 12. The return to in-person learning at Draper Park Middle, which pivoted to online-learning on Monday, Sept. 28, signals a positive shift in the number of confirmed cases associated with the middle school. In recent days, active COVID-19 cases among Draper Park students and employees has fallen, and by Monday, Oct. 12 the count is expected to reach 10, which is below the 15-count threshold that would have triggered further discussions about extra mitigation strategies, according to Canyons’ guidelines. Parents received notifications on Thursday about the move back

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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 your calendars – there are plenty of dates from which to choose – and enjoy one, or all, of these fantastic productions, which are sure to chase all the cobwebs away. All members of the public are invited to attend – don’t miss out! Feb.

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Draper Park Wakes Up To Valentine’s Day Surprise

Draper Park Middle School woke to a surprise on Valentine’s Day, arriving in the morning to find their lockers adorned with pink, paper hearts – each inscribed with a personalized note of positivity. It’s a bit like having a secret admirer, or in this case, a whole club of them. The sentiments – ranging from, “You’re inspiring,” and “You’re brave,” to “You should be proud of yourself,” and “You bring out the best in people” – were painstakingly prepared and placed on the lockers by the school’s Service Club. “We gave the students sentence-starters and ideas, but they came up

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Canyons Home to First Official STEM Middle Schools

Canyons District is home to the first middle schools ever to receive STEM designations – a reflection of their strong focus in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Nineteen schools in Utah received the designation – and Draper Park, Mount Jordan and Union were the only middle schools. Sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education and the STEM Action Center, the designation program was created by the Utah Legislature to define the ingredients for the quality of STEM instruction needed to prepare students for college and 21st Century careers. “The designation serves as an indicator for members of the public

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The Blinded Me With Science! CSD Shines at Regional Science Fair

Canyons School District students captured 41 awards at the regional science fair, including Grand Champion winner Alexander Cheng who now advances to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix. Cheng, a ninth grader at Hillcrest High, also took first place in the Engineering & Computer Science division and earned a special, sponsored award for his winning entry: “Using Machine Learning and Image Segmentation to Analyze Retinal Blood Vessel Densities.” His project is among just six from the Salt Lake Valley to proceed to the international fair. Two CSD middle schoolers – Paige Blair from Indian Hills Middle, and Steele

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