Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:56

Art Brings History to Life at Utah Capitol

The rotunda of the Utah Capitol came alive on Tuesday with song, dance and colorful art demonstrations. The daylong showcase, which featured a performance by Ridgecrest Elementary’s choir, was organized to underscore the importance of arts education. For poignant proof of the value of the arts, though, one need only have accompanied the student choir on its informational tour of the Capitol building. The fourth- and fifth-grade students learned about the “base isolation system” installed by engineers to make the building earthquake-safe. They took a stroll down the “Hall of Governors,” were treated to a peek inside the House Chambers,…
Draper Park Middle School woke to a surprise on Valentine’s Day, arriving in the morning to find their lockers adorned with pink, paper hearts — each inscribed with a personalized note of positivity. It’s a bit like having a secret admirer, or in this case, a whole club of them. The sentiments — ranging from, “You’re inspiring,” and “You’re brave,” to “You should be proud of yourself,” and “You bring out the best in people” — were painstakingly prepared and placed on the lockers by the school’s Service Club. “We gave the students sentence-starters and ideas, but they came up…
For the second year, Canyons District is embarking on a big idea for little kids. To provide extra academic options to the community, CSD will again offer Supplemental Hours of Instruction for Kindergarten-age students in the 2017-2018 school year. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Students who are accepted into the classes will 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. Click here to see the bell schedules for all Canyons schools.…
Do the winter blues have you down? Would you rather disappear into Victorian England, consider the value of individuality, laugh about society’s pitfalls, pretend you are at the Globe Theatre or spy on the Salem witch trials from the comfort of a high school auditorium? Never fear, Canyons’ students are hard at work on this year’s lineup of Winter-Spring plays — and they’re ready to transport you to your destination of choice.From “Hamlet” to “Urinetown,” each of Canyons’ high schools — and several middle schools — will be presenting a variety of musicals and plays beginning later this month.“Our goal…
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:41

110 CSD Students Advance to Regional Science Fair

What if California were to secede from the United States? Is a Brexit-style “Calexit” even legal? And how might the state’s departure, and the loss of its 55 electoral votes, influence future presidential elections? It’s this last question that piqued the curiosity of Brighton High sophomore Jenna Rupper — and that impressed the judges of Canyons District’s 2017 Science and Engineering Fair. Rupper is among 110 finalists chosen from a field of about 300 to represent CSD at the Salt Lake Regional and Engineering Fair in March where she’ll compete for tens-of-thousands of dollars in college scholarships. If judges there…