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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

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Peruvian Park’s Gretchen Murray a Top Utah Teacher

Within the Canyons School District community, Gretchen Murray needs no introduction. Her name is already associated with excellence in education, which is why she was nominated for Teacher of the Year by her peers and the parents of her Peruvian Park Elementary students. Now the rest of Utah is getting

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I’ll Be Ready! Kindergarten College-Ready Day

At Canyons District, it’s never too early to start thinking about college. Capping the first week of kindergarten at CSD’s 29 elementary schools is a special celebration called, “College-Ready Day” where students receive cobalt wristbands bearing the message, “I will be college-ready … Class of 2029,” sign pledges and talk

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6 Earn Bronze Awards in HealthierUS School Challenge

Six Canyons elementary schools are raising the bar for health and nutrition, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Altara, Oakdale, Brookwood, Peruvian Park, Draper and Sprucewood elementaries have received the HealthierUS School Challenge bronze-level award from the USDA. The schools received the award for their efforts to improve

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2015 SAGE: CSD Schools Ranked in Utah’s Top 25

Two Canyons District elementary schools – Granite and Sunrise elementaries – were ranked in Utah’s top 25 highest-performing schools in all three subject areas of the 2015 statewide SAGE exam, with Granite Elementary ranked among Utah’s top five highest-performing schools. Overall,  CSD schools appear 16 times in Utah’s Top 25

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