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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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Trio of CSD Students Rise to Top in 2020 Sterling Scholar Contest

Three Canyons students – two from Hillcrest and one from Jordan high schools – captured first-place category honors in the 2020 Sterling Scholars competition.   The CSD winners are:  Rishab Balakrishnan, Hillcrest, in the Business and Marketing category Sanjana Kargi, Hillcrest, in the Computer Technology category Nathan Holley, Jordan, in the Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics category Ten other Canyons students earned finalist status in the 49th annual competition, sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL-TV.  The students are judged in 14 categories. The topics include business and marketing; computer technology; dance; English; family and consumer sciences; instrumental music; mathematics; science; skilled and technical

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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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Here’s What School Choice Looks Like in Canyons District

For Hillcrest High senior Laura Wan, the question of which school she would choose to attend began as early as kindergarten, when her parents steered her to an advanced learner’s program at Canyons District’s Peruvian Park Elementary.  After completing the SALTA program in elementary school, she chose Midvale Middle for its Middle Years Program, and then Hillcrest for its International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Although her path was unique, Wan is not alone in her quest for a uniquely tailored educational experience. She is one of the more than 20 percent – or one in five – of CSD’s 34,000 students

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Every Brilliant Thing’ Performance to Visit CSD Schools

The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival will be visiting two CSD schools to share performances of “Every Brilliant Thing” with the Canyons community. The international play draws on warmth, hope and gentle humor to illuminate the effects of suicide, and is being featured by the Festival as the first non-Shakespearean production its cast will perform, in an effort to help communities address this difficult subject. The production is travelling to high schools throughout Utah, thanks to generous sponsors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, providing performances free-of-charge to anyone who attends. A performance will take place in the auditorium at Jordan

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