Christmas came early to the Canyons Education Foundation with a $20,000 donation from Larry H. Miller Charities, the nonprofit arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. The money will fund a Sub-for-Santa effort benefitting students in every corner of the District. "We have pockets of need throughout our District, and this generous donation will make it possible for schools to assist families in making the holiday season truly special for students in need," said Foundation Officer Denise Haycock. The money was presented by David Blain, President of Saxton Horne Communications, a Larry H. Miller company, and his colleagues…
When Jordan Valley PTA President Betty Shaw applied to receive a $1,500 grant from Mountain America Credit Union, she asked all of the school’s teachers to make a wish list of items that could help them in their classrooms. After Shaw officially received the grant Tuesday at the school in a presentation that included representatives from Mountain America Credit Union, Canyons Director of Special Education Misty Suarez, Principal Stacey Nofsinger, Canyons Education Foundation Development Officer Denise Haycock and PTA Region 17 Associate Director Terri Francis, she was emotional with gratitude.  “It will do so much good for the school,” Shaw…
For every four students who can’t wait to hit the slopes over Winter Recess or enjoy feasting with family and friends, there’s a child living in a near-constant state of worry or fighting the thick fog of depression. “Too many of these children suffer in silence,” says Canyons District’s Responsive Services Director BJ Weller, “and the vast majority, an estimated 80 percent, don’t receive the help they need.” Because no parent should feel helpless to combat a child’s feelings of hopelessness, Canyons District is dedicating its annual holiday Gathering for Good donation drive to covering the costs of mental health…
When Tyler Allred wrapped up his work at Union Middle on the evening of October 23, the floors were polished, the windows were washed and the hallways looked clean and tidy — just like usual. As the facility manager of a 50-year-old school, Allred always made sure his building was as well-maintained as it could possibly be; so much so, that visitors were known to say that they couldn’t tell the building’s age because it was so impressively spotless. But on October 24, as thick clouds of black smoke started billowing from a social studies instruction room, all of that…
We’re cooking up plans to increase student learning — and the recipe can only get better with a healthy school-to-home connection. So spend a few minutes to dash off some thoughts about how Canyons schools are doing. Don’t hold back, even if it’s a little salty. But if we’re doing something right, give us some sugar, as well.  We want to hear it all.  Only by working together can we find the “secret sauce”  that will lead to savory student success.  This input can be provided on a survey seeking Canyons parent feedback. A link to the survey was sent…
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