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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 in fall 2020. The decision comes after a public-input process to gauge the interest of parents and teachers in both communities. Altara Principal Nicole Svee-Magann and Midvalley Principal Tamra Baker held meetings with faculty, members of their School Community Councils, and Parent-Teacher Associations to discuss

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CSD Cheers Brighton Grads Playing, Coaching for Chiefs in Super Bowl

Pizza ordered? Check. Dip made? Check? Beverages chilling in the fridge? Check, check, and check. Across America, folks are ticking off their to-do lists to be ready for the Sunday, Feb. 2 Super Bowl battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. But few Utah families are more excited to catch the game than the Bartons, whose Brighton High graduates have made it big in the sports world. And in professional football, there isn’t a bigger stage than Super Bowl LIV, which is expected to draw more than 90 million television viewers. Some 100 of Kansas City

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What Time Is It? It’s Time to Cheer Alta Band in ‘High School Musical’ Finale

What time is it?  It’s time to see Alta Hawks play Wildcats in a television event that attracts millions of viewers every week. A group of band students at Alta High on Friday flocked to the school’s auditorium to catch themselves in the most-recent episode of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a trending show on the Disney+ streaming service.  Cheers erupted during the finale, when the members of the band appeared on the screen. The Alta student-musicians played and danced around the show’s stars, who performed their version of the iconic “We’re All In This Together” tune that

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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 window for spots in Canyons’ tuition-based preschools in the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  Parents can click here to apply for high-quality preschool programs at schools across the District.  The CSD preschools, which follow an evidence-based curriculum that line up with the core standards of learning at

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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 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Offices, 9361 S. 300 East.   At the “Parent Proficiency Night,” Canyons DLI specialists will discuss what proficiency in a target language looks like. They also will review established performance benchmarks and give

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