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Canyons To Launch Spanish DLI Programs at Altara, Midvalley

Affirming Canyons’ commitment to Dual-Language Immersion programs in the coming school year and beyond, the Canyons Board of Education has approved a two-school expansion of the Spanish-English DLI program. Members of the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 unanimously endorsed a proposal to launch Spanish-English DLI classes at Altara and Midvalley elementary schools […]

Jumpstart Your Child’s Education At a Canyons District Preschool

Canyons District preschools are evidence of the power of play.  It may look like the children are just hopping, dancing, singing, coloring and laughing together – but studies have shown that structured play can hone a child’s language, math and social skills.  Jumpstart your child’s education by participating in Canyons District’s preschool program.  The application […]

Parents of Students in Canyons DLI Programs Invited to ‘Proficiency Night’

Parents of children in Canyons District’s Dual Language Immersion program may be impressed when they hear their kiddos rattling off phrases in a foreign language. But how can they be sure that their children are gaining proficiency in the language they are studying?  That will be the topic of discussion at a 6 p.m. meeting […]

Nominations Now Accepted for 2020 Teacher of the Year Honors

“I touch the future,” once said Christa McAuliffe, the American teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member.  “I teach.” To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons […]

Mountain America Credit Union Grant Funds Jordan Valley ‘Wish List’

When Jordan Valley PTA President Betty Shaw applied to receive a $1,500 grant from Mountain America Credit Union, she asked all of the school’s teachers to make a wish list of items that could help them in their classrooms. After Shaw officially received the grant Tuesday at the school in a presentation that included representatives […]

CTEC Criminal Justice Students Get Real-Life Look at Working With Inmates

What would you do if you had to break up a fight between inmates?  Or if an inmate was threatening self-harm?  Or asking you to bend rules of the in exchange for a favor? These are all situations that a corrections officer could face upon arriving for the first day of work at a jail.  […]

Educators, Administrators, Supporters Honored with 2019 Apex Awards

The 2019 Apex Awards, the highest awards given by the Canyons Board of Education and Administration, were presented to 17 educators, administrators, community supporters, leaders, and public education advocates on Tuesday, Sept, 10, 2019.   The honorees, accompanied by friends and family, as well as District officials, mayors, state legislators, and other dignitaries, were feted […]

Jordan High Science Teacher Named Presidential Award Finalist

David Morrill was well on his way to becoming a physicist and working for the government, right up until his senior year of college, when he was asked to step in and teach a freshman physics lab and found his true calling: teaching. Now, after teaching at Jordan High for 30 years, Morrill has been […]

CSD, Real Salt Lake Team Up For Back-to-School Game Discounts

Set – and make – goals!  That’s the message Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC players sent on Monday, Aug. 19 when they visited elementary and middle schools to welcome students back to school after a long summer break.   For three years, the professional soccer players who take to the pitch at Rio […]

It’s Back-to-School Time! CSD Rolls Out Red Carpet for Students on 1st Day

The robust cheers heard throughout the Salt Lake Valley on Monday, Aug. 19 were likely from the back-to-school celebrations held at Canyons District schools.    Per an 11-year tradition, principals rolled out red carpets to welcome students to the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers, principals, and parents, as well as Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe and members […]

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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