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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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Whiz Kids: CSD Home to Four State Science Fair Champions

Four Canyons District students claimed first-place prizes at the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair, including Grand Champion Winner Alexander Cheng of Hillcrest High who now advances to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania. The Utah fair, sponsored by the U.’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education, draws hundreds of students from throughout Utah, most of whom had to win a District-level competition in order to qualify. Contestants competed for tens-of-thousands of dollars in college scholarships at the University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium. This year’s awards ceremony was held at Alta High. A total

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Water Conservation App Carries Three CSD Students to First Lego World Championship

For those who wonder exactly how much water they use on any given day – there’s an app for that. It was created by a group of mostly middle-school-aged students who are driven by a love of problem-solving and a keen sense of what it means to change the world. In just three years, the group, which calls itself the “Bionic Porcupines III” in First Lego League circles, has won two major awards and created two revolutionary systems to solve major problems. On Feb. 10 the third iteration of the Bionic Porcupines won the 2018 Northern Utah State First Lego

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Checkmate! Mount Jordan Middle Wins Intramural Chess Tourney

Checkmate! The Mount Jordan Mountaineers raised a flag of victory at the summit of Canyons District’s Middle School Intramural Chess Tournament. At the end of the Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 tourney, the team from Mount Jordan Middle, coached by Stephen Gordon, ended Midvale Middle’s five-year win streak at the annual competition for the district’s best teen players of the Royal Game.  The Midvale Trojans finished in second place. Third place was captured by the Butler Middle Bruins. All eight Canyons District middle schools fielded teams for the contest.  Union Middle Assistant Principal Taylor Hansen, who is overseeing the middle school

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Hundreds Attend Midvale Middle School’s Grand Opening

As the doors of Midvale Middle officially opened to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, students didn’t just walk toward the school’s entryway – they ran. The energy was palpable as they hurried to see what the new classrooms, auditorium and gymnasium in Canyons District’s newest school looks like. “Whoever designed this school was a genius,” one student body officer said. From the colorful exterior to the innovative interior, Midvale Middle is full of creative details that are meant to inspire learners to achieve their greatest potential, says Brian Peterson, lead designer of the school for VCBO Architecture, which

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