Eighteen Canyons District students have advanced in a rigorous race to claim one of the country’s most prestigious scholarships for high school seniors.  Students from Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon and Hillcrest high schools today were announced as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholar competition.   The high-achieving CSD students join about 16,000 other top scholars who remain eligible to vie for 7,500 scholarships worth $31 million. The roster of semifinalists was chosen from a field of 1.6 million students at more than 22,000 high schools. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents fewer than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.…
Schools along the Wasatch Front—in Utah and Salt Lake counties—are deep-cleaning classrooms, restrooms, and cafeterias to combat a norovirus outbreak. In Canyons District, Facilities Services personnel are taking preventive measures to disinfect schools and buses with hospital-grade disinfectants specifically listed to kill the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.  Canyons District has about 5.8 million square-feet of space to keep cleaned, which is accomplished each day with special attention paid to touchpoints, or highly-trafficked areas with which students come into direct contact, such as door knobs, computer keyboards, and drinking fountains.   “There’s a lot more to this than vacuuming and emptying trash cans,” Todd…
Jordan High opened its doors to patrons near and far on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 as parents, students, children, and friends gathered to watch a screening of an anxiety-themed documentary called “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,”   Visitors travelled from as far as Provo and Bountiful to watch the film and listen to a panel of experts discuss the prevalence of anxiety among youth and teens today. In partnership with the Deseret News, Canyons District hosted the event as a kick-off to Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which takes place in September.  Some 400 people attended the screening and posed questions to…
With the hustle and bustle of school schedules, doctor appointments, and afterschool activities, eating on the run is sometimes a family’s best fallback solution for dinner. But the physical and mental benefits of families taking time to dine together each evening are clear. Pulling off family mealtime takes some planning and budgeting, but also the right tools—which is where Canyons District's Nutrition Services Department can help. The CSD school lunch crew’s annual Pan Sale is a great place to find cool kitchen gadgets, baking supplies and commercial quality cookware at discounted prices—and this year, we’ve scheduled the event a month…
Sandra Dahlhoulihan was in her office trying to squeeze in some paperwork before school let out for the day when she heard the fire alarm. “Instinctively, I knew it was the real deal,” says the former Sandy Elementary principal who grabbed her walkie talkie and strode into the hallway where she immediately detected the oaky scent of smoke. The entire school, the staff and teachers, sprang into action and began quickly and calmly evacuating classrooms, sweeping the building and making sure everyone was accounted for. “Most of the kids assumed it was another drill,” recalls Dahlhoulihan, now an administrator in…
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