A science project designed by Hillcrest students Keltson Howell, Megan Dolle, and Nikos Liodakis is one of 16 nationwide and the only one from Utah selected by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program to fly on the Space Shuttle Endeavor. After several days, the Endeavour is scheduled for lift-off on May 16, 2011.  The students and their adviser, Jonathan Miller, will be watching.  Here are their reflections on being part of history, as this mission is Endeavour's final flight into space. Megan Dolle Parents: Kathleen Arghittu and Andrew DolleSchool: Hillcrest High SchoolClass: Junior We’re so excited to be traveling to the…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 14:10

School Nurse Receives Prestigious Award

Canyons District Nurse Stacy Drew has received the Mary Ito Award from the Utah School Nurse Association for her unique contributions to school nursing. Drew, who recently earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing Informatics, has used her skills to develop several tools to streamline nursing tasks and improve services. She developed an online Medication Training Program that Canyons uses to educate school staff on proper medication administration. She worked with the Canyons Information Technology Department to create a computerized system to track and record student immunization information. She also developed an online evaluation for District First Aid, CPR & AED…
Thursday, 07 April 2011 23:21

Sandy City Elementary Art Show Winners

Congratulations to all the winners and participants. Place First Name Last Name Grade 1 Gwyneth Smith Kindergarten 2 Carson Lofgren Kindergarten 3 Ava Tripoli Kindergarten 1 Breighton Papac 1 2 Nick Appel 1 3 Karlee Broschinsky 1 1 Lauryn Nichols 2 2 Zach Kunde 2 3 Michael Robinson 2 1 Lisa Proctor 3 2 Gabby Horrocks 3 3 Tanner Rima 3 1 Sarah Horman 4 2 Gabriela Bernal 4 3 Forrest Kunz 4 1 Skylee Hansen 5 2 Josh Miner 5 3 Parker Nate 5 1 Summer Wood 6 2 Skylee Llewelyn 6 3 Halle Owen 6 Amara Linnebach 2…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 17:17

Canyons Receives UTAH GENIUS Award

Canyons School District has received a 2011 UTAH GENIUS award as one of Utah’s Top 20 Trademark Registrants. Canyons ranks No. 8 in Utah for its 10 issued trademarks. Others in Utah’s Top 20 include businesses MONAVIE, Nature’s Sunshine Products, and Overstock.com. UTAH GENIUS recognizes creative people, companies and cities behind Utah’s economy. Awards are based on objective statistics from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Canyons received the award at the March 24,  2011 UTAH GENIUS Honoree Showcase in Salt Lake City.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 03:09

Open Letter to the Alta Community

March 29, 2011 Dear Parents of Students within the Alta Feeder System, As we are sure you are all aware, Canyons District has launched an investigation into incidents at Alta High that should be of great concern to all those who seek to create and maintain school environments that are conducive to learning and free of harassment and discrimination in any form for students, faculty and staff.    The event that prompted the comprehensive probe by our Office of Civil Rights and Accommodations — allegations that a student wore KKK-style clothing and made pro-Nazi references during an assembly — is…
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