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
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.
Spring into wellness with Canyons School District. We’re teaming up with Healthy Sandy and area businesses to sponsor the District’s 3rd annual Community Wellness Fair on Thursday, March 22 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s expo-style showcase will feature a clean air demonstration by Breathe Utah a reminder that Canyons District school campuses are idle-free and table displays to spotlight local health-oriented businesses, from bike shops and fitness clubs to health care centers, restaurants and grocers. As has become tradition, Sandy City will bring a fire truck for children to explore. Join us
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
Middle-schoolers like to argue, or at least that’s how it seems as their brains develop and they’re motivated to put newly acquired critical-thinking skills to the test. Suddenly, the word “why” becomes commonplace, and the conversation at dinner feels like a scene from Perry Mason. But that’s what makes school debate so much fun, and a valuable instructional tool. Classroom debates and more formalized speech and debate competitions teach students to conduct research, organize their thoughts, collaborate and brainstorm ideas, and speak with authority, says CSD Instructional Specialist Leslie Robinett. What better way to harness students’ newfound passion