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With a Snip of the Ribbon, Indian Hills Cheers Renovation

Enthusiastic Indian Hills Middle students cut short their summers to take part in the grand opening of their newly remodeled campus at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held two days before the start of school. “This newly renovated school is for our students. It’s all for the students,” Principal Doug Graham told the crowd of parents, alumni, teachers and community members who also flocked to see the school’s bright, colorful new interior. “The community was generous enough to provide the funding for this school, and in turn I challenge our students to express their appreciation by dedicating themselves to being the best

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Building Momentum: CSD Breaks Ground on Final Bond Project

The wind howled and shook the balloons at Indian Hills Middle Thursday as community members gathered to celebrate the beginning of a remodel and addition to the school. But nothing could sweep away students’ excitement to get the project going. Whoops and cheers accompanied school leaders, administrators, local representatives and members of Canyons’ Board of Education as they ceremoniously turned over a shovel of dirt to mark the beginning of the final project made possible by a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010. The project is scheduled to be completed for the 2018-2019 school year. “I have no

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Indian Hills concert band to perform at state festival

If BJ Cox were to affix a moral to his music teaching skills, it would be that hard work pays off. For two years, the Indian Hills music leader and his students have tried out for the State Junior High Band Festival. Two years in a row, the band didn’t make it – but Cox and his students didn’t give up. Each time the band wasn’t selected, they improved, little by little. Now, Indian Hills’ concert band has been chosen as one of the top 15 bands to perform at the State Junior High Band Festival on March 17 at the

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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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Event Planned For Parents of Middle School DLI Students

An information night for parents of students in middle school dual-language immersion programs will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Mount Jordan Middle, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane. Parents will be walked through all the opportunities of dual-language programs in middle school and beyond. Data gathered from a recent survey and focus group also will be discussed. Canyons District is home to eight middle school dual-language immersion programs.  Mandarin Chinese Butler Middle  Draper Park Middle Indian Hills French Butler Middle Draper Park Middle Spanish Midvale Middle Mount Jordan Middle Union Middle

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