×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 64
Spring is here, and summer isn't far behind, which, for busy working parents presents the special challenge of how to keep kids occupied. Fortunately, Canyons School District offers a rich variety of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages. From summer camps that expose young children to the arts and sciences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to online courses that allow high school students to earn credits toward graduation from the poolside, there's something for practically everyone — and at affordable prices.

Summer Camps
Learn to sing and dance like Moana, or draw a portrait of your family pet. Build a rocket and journey into outer space. Become a mad scientist and program videogames. Canyons District “Community Education” summer camps are much more than fun and games. They offer students a chance to tinker and dream, build friendships and social skills, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. Weekly camps exist for all grades, from elementary through high school, and run from June through early August. Registration is open now and camps are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly camp information and registration can be found at entrada.revtrak.net under “Community Education.” 

pdfFind out more about Community Education camps here


Get a Jump on High School with CSD’s Summer Semester
Summer Semester is Canyons District’s solution for high school students who want to get a jump on their studies or free up their class schedule for more electives. Registration for CSD’s Summer Semester opens April 16 and runs through May 25. Three classes are offered in a blended-learning format: computer technology, financial literacy, and participation skills and techniques (a physical education course required of all high school students). About 40 percent of the coursework can be done online, so students can take their laptop to the pool and do some homework while enjoying the nice summer weather with friends and family. Of course, it’s helpful if they live close to Mount Jordan Middle in Sandy where the face-to-face classes are being taught. The school is only one block away from a TRAX station so kids from all across the valley can take public transit to the class. The classes, which are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, are for original credit only and run from June 11-28. Registration and payment can be submitted online at canyons.revtrak.net. The cost per half-credit class is $70.

pdf Find out more about Summer Sememter here.



Virtual High School
On the go this summer? No matter. High school students can earn original or make-up credit online in a variety of engaging courses through Canyons Virtual High School. With few exceptions, registration is open year-round. Course fees for credit recovery are $35 per quarter credit course. Click here for more information or to register.


SCHOOL-BASED CAMPS
Individual schools also host summer camps. Following is a sampling of offerings. For more opportunities, check with your neighborhood schools. 

ALTA HIGH ROBOTICS: Looking for a fun summer program that builds engineering, science and math skills? Look no further than Alta High’s Robotics Camp. You don’t have to be enrolled at Alta to participate or have any prior knowledge of mechanics or programming. The camp is open to all middle- and high-school-aged students (ages nine and up). Participants in the half-day program (8 a.m. to noon) will learn wiring, programming and manufacturing techniques, and take part in competitions by using their problem-solving to beat their opponents. Two, four-day sessions are being offered in June (25-28) and August (6-9) for $120 per session. The fee covers materials, snacks and a T-shirt.  Parents must provide transportation. For details, including registration information, visit the Hawks Robotics Team’s website.  Questions? Email Ronald Strohm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HILLCREST HIGH ROBOTICS: 
This camp is open to elementary and middle school-age youth interested in robot building and programming. Three, four-day sessions are being offered in July and August. Elementary camps run for two hours and cost $65.  Secondary-level camps cost $125 and run for half-a-day in the morning or the afternoon. In order to accommodate as many youth as possible, each child will be permitted to attend only one session. Each participant will take home new skills and knowledge, a T-shirt, and a small robot toy. Parents must provide transportation. For details, including camp dates and registration information, visit the Husky Robotics Team's website. 

BRIGHTON HIGH WOODWORKING:
 Brighton High is hosting a free, one-day woodworking class where students can learn concepts in design and engineering. The program is great fun for girls and boys in grades 7-10. There are three classes to choose from: June 19, 20 and 21. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration opens in mid-April. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/woodclass or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Around Canyons
Bill to extend school equalization money for Jordan District sparks outrage, fails in committee
http://utahpoliticalcapitol.com/2014/02/10/bill-to-extend-school-funding-equalization-sparks-outrage-in-committee/

Perfect ACT scores for 3 Hillcrest students
http://fox13now.com/2014/02/10/3-hillcrest-high-students-get-perfect-act-scores/

Alta, Corner Canyon Sterling Scholars announced
http://www.deseretnews.com/top/2270/23/Pleasant-Grove-High-School-Sterling-Scholars-South-area.html

Jordan, Hillcrest, Brighton Sterling Scholars announced
http://www.deseretnews.com/top/2269/12/Jordan-High-School-Sterling-Scholars-Central-area.html

Trib looks at WPU increases; CSD among few funding raises for teachers
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57502105-78/wpu-retirement-million-percent.html.csp

Draper's Crandall elected State Board of Education Chairman
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595926/State-School-Board-names-new-leadership-takes-position-on-election-process.html

Brighton students raise $20,000 in friend's memory
http://www.cottonwoodholladayjournal.com/pages/full_story/16928/Brighton-High-students-raise-$20K-for-Tyler-Robinson-Foundation/

Corner Canyon student didn't plan to audition, but rising to Hollywood Week on American Idol
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57501962-200/wolfe-hall-idol-auditions.html.csp

Will grade reconfiguration give Canyons schools an athletic edge? Cottonwood football coach says yes (see p. 12)
http://thewasatchview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TWV-January2014.pdf

Canyons elementary report cards aim to communicate mastery to parents (see p. 13)
http://thewasatchview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TWV-January2014.pdf

SLC schools now only to serve full meals; Canyons employs similar practice
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57512768-78/district-parents-balances-negative.html.csp

Boys Basketball: Alta shuts down West Jordan
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57514021-190/alta-jordan-west-barker.html.csp


Utah
Trib Talk: Preschool debated in Utah
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57512666-78/tribtalk-sltrib-education-com.html.csp

Box Elder Gay-Straight Alliance begins
http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/02/08/box-elder-high-gay-straight-alliance-club-begins

Senate panel approves bills to boost school funding by limiting child income tax deductions, tax reform
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596152/Committee-approves-two-bills-to-fund-schools-through-tax-reform.html
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57525921-78/bill-schools-tax-utah.html.csp


Committee advances Education Task Force extension
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596153/Senate-committee-advances-Education-Task-Force-extension.html

Westminster has Sochi athletes covered
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596063/Westminsters-got-Sochi-athletes-covered.html


Opinion
Trib: Open-enrollment colleges need taxpayer support
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57512178-82/utah-state-university-colleges.html.csp

Flores: Utah education a leaky pipeline
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595951/Utah-education-is-a-leaky-pipeline.html

The following statement was issued by the Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013:  
 
"It’s no secret that the Board of Education believes that the very best employees in Utah public education are found in Canyons District. We’re grateful for the dedication that is shown across the District every day. From the teacher who spends extra time with a struggling student, to the bus driver who greets every child with a smile, to the custodian who takes great pride in the cleanliness of classrooms, Canyons District is made up of people who help us maintain a culture of excellence.
 
In addition to our heartfelt thanks, the members of the Board of Education would like to financially reward our employees for their outstanding work, especially over the past year. Indeed, we have asked a lot of our employees, and we’ve been heartened with what we’ve seen.  We’ve witnessed a collective willingness to accept the challenge, roll up your sleeves and go to work. In addition to the daily tasks that are required to operate our schools, Canyons employees successfully put into place a districtwide grade reconfiguration; implemented dozens of boundary changes; opened three new schools; finished additions at two high schools; put the finishing touches on a new standards-based elementary school report card; started using a new middle school schedule; and challenged teachers to start using a new standards-based curricula.   
 
To express our appreciation for successfully implementing these changes, the Board of Education is pleased to announce that we are giving every full-time employee a $1,000 one-time bonus. The bonuses for part-time and hourly employees will be adjusted according to the hours they are assigned to work. Employees can expect to see this bonus in their November paychecks.
 
We are able to provide this bonus because of our prudent fiscal policies, which is another sign that our employees are going above and beyond in their efforts to build a district of distinction. We’re inspired by the exemplary commitment of our employees. Because of your dedication, Canyons District is rapidly building a reputation as a forward-thinking district that lives up to its motto of 'Preparing students, building the public.' Thank you for all you do on behalf of the students who attend our schools. We wish you the best during this school year and beyond. Together, we can succeed in getting all of our students ready for college and careers."