There’s never a good day to receive a bomb threat. But it’s hard to imagine worse timing for the threat lodged against Sunrise Elementary last year. It was November on the first Tuesday after the long Thanksgiving weekend, and students were just settling back into a steady routine when the phone rang in one of the classrooms at Sunrise. The person fated to answer the anonymous, blocked call was a substitute teacher. “There’s a bomb set to go off in the cafeteria in five minutes,” was all the caller would say. The clock was ticking, but Sunrise students were well…
Halloween — the one night of the year when what we have to fear is more than fear itself. To keep your little zombies, witches and ghosts safe as they haunt the neighborhoods on All Hallow’s Eve, Canyons District is passing along these safety tips.  Kevin Ray, Canyons District’s Risk Management Coordinator, annually provides tips for families who are headed out for a night of fun, frolic and frights. First, he says, parents should examine the haul of goodies the costumed kiddos bring home at the end of the evening.  Make sure the wrappers are intact and treats haven’t been…
Swashbuckling pirates, a jukebox legend, childhood classic, spookily familiar family, and timeless civil rights story: Canyons District’s fall musical lineup has something to please theater goers of all ages and interests.  Tickets can be purchased at each school’s box office. Here is a list of show dates and times (including matinee performances): Alta: “James and the Giant Peach,” Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.  Brighton: “The Addams Family,” Oct. 26, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.  Corner Canyon: “All Shook Up,” Nov. 15-18 and Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.  Hillcrest: “Hairspray,” Nov. 15-18 and Nov.…
Parents of middle and high school students enrolled in Canyons District's Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs have been invited to a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 to learn about DLI instruction in middle and high school.  The 6 p.m. event will be in the Professional Development Center of the Canyons Administration Building-East, 9361 S. 300 East. Canyons curriculum specialists will be on hand to discuss course pathways, high school bridge courses, and the intent-to-continue process that fifth- and eighth-graders will be asked to complete in order to continue in the program in middle and high school. This helps the District better…
With a sharp chirp of a whistle, the best student runners from all eight of Canyons District middle schools took off running with their eyes on the rolling grassy route in front of them — and their hearts set on being the first to cross the finish line. Under sunny skies, two boy and girl runners from every grade at every CSD middle school competed on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the 10th annual CSD Intramurals Cross Country Championship Meet. They all ran roughly 2 miles around Union Middle School’s campus. Hundreds of friends and family lined the route to…
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