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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 17:00

Two-thirds of Canyons Schools Make AYP

About two-thirds of Canyons District schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 under No Child Left Behind. Twenty-eight schools, or 65 percent of those in Canyons District, made AYP, as did Canyons District as a whole. Additionally, Canyons’ three Title I schools that had been targeted as in need of improvement made AYP for the second consecutive year. This achievement means that East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy elementaries no longer are in “School Improvement,” a designation for Title I schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years under No Child Left Behind. Canyons schools’ performance on AYP follows…
Know of a retiree or college student who would be interested in helping children learn to read? Canyons School District seeks two people to serve as AmeriCorps Literacy Volunteer Coordinators at Sunrise and Midvale elementary schools.  These positions need to be filled by Monday as part of an AmeriCorp grant.The position requires 900 hours during the school year, or approximately four hours of daily work, helping children who are struggling with reading by recruiting and supervising a minimum of 25 volunteers to act as tutors. This position is compensated through a living allowance of $4,125 for the year, with a…
Canyons District “rolled out the red carpet” for students as they returned to classes on Monday, the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. At four CSD elementary schools — Copperview, East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy — students walked to the front doors on red carpets. They were greeted by cheering teachers and administrators. Many parents, amid bunches of balloons and posters, also stood at the edge of the carpets, snapping photographs of their children. Officials in Canyons District say the red carpet events provided a warm welcome for students and the community. Also, the events underscored the importance of…
As the first day of school approaches, officials at Canyons District want to make sure parents and students are aware of various construction zones that may delay traffic on the first few days of school. The District urges the use of alternative routes and asks for patience with District Transportation as buses may experience slight delays. Motorists need to be aware of construction along 700 East. While the project has progressed since spring, and the construction company plans to push traffic through the corridor during school-commuting hours, some delays are expected. Also, construction is underway at 11400 South with the…
The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday the appointment of Christine Waddell as the new principal of Butler Elementary School. Waddell, a National Board Certified Teacher who currently serves as the assistant principal at Midvale Middle School, replaces Laura Finlinson, who resigned to accept the curriculum director position in Jordan School District.
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