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Due to unseasonably high temperatures, Jordan High School's Tuesday, June 6 commencement ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Maverik Center (3200 Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City, UT 84119).Previously, the event was scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. at the Beetdigger's outdoor stadium. But evening temperatures are forecast to approach the nineties, and temperatures on the football field are even higher. We recognize this is a departure from tradition, and we thank students for being so understanding. After all, we want families to comfortably and safely enjoy this can't-miss event.  
Two students at Midvale Middle are part of a group that has received the regional President’s Environmental Youth Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Trojans Abigail Slama-Catron and and Eric Snaufer, along with two others from the Beehive Science and Technology Academy, earned the prestigious award for their "Bionic Scarecrow" device, which was created with the aim of keeping birds away from nesting in the wetlands around the Salt Lake International Airport.  Last Thursday, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Suzanne Bohan visited the middle school to present the award to Midvale Middle's Slama-Catron and Snaufer and Timothy Holt and Allison…
Do athletes make better students? If these sporting students are any example, there may be something to studies suggesting the traits of perseverance and commitment exhibited by successful athletes also translate to high performance in the classroom and the workplace. Eleven Canyons District athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards this spring for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages (GPA). The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to athletes in track and field, soccer, baseball and golf. These athletes boast a combined average GPA of 3.999, and they…
There’s still time to apply for a spot in Canyons District’s innovative program for kindergarten-age students.  The District continues to take applications for the Supplemental Hours of Instruction classes for the 2017-2018 school year — a groundbreaking early-childhood academic initiative that was recently spotlighted by KSL-TV Channel 5.  Students in the classes receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. Enrollees begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students.  This is the second year Canyons has provided this educational opportunity to the community.  Who is eligible for the opt-in, tuition-based program? …
Two Hillcrest High students claimed top awards at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles. Alexander Sun won 2nd place is his category, and a $1,500 prize, for a paper titled, "Compassion Fade and the Limitations of Student Subjects in Social Science Research," and Alexander Cheng won 3rd place in his category, and $1,000, for his project: "Analysis of Retinal Fundus Images to Detect Macular Degeneration Using Machine Learning Methods." Intel ISEF is the largest pre-collegiate science fair. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase…
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