Tuesday, 04 January 2011 22:06

Canyons Receives Tech Innovation Grant

Canyons School District has received a $48,000 State Superintendent Innovation Grant, aimed at encouraging innovative use of technology to improve student achievement. Canyons is one of seven recipients statewide to share in the $375,250 in grant money offered by State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway. More than 400 teachers, schools and districts applied for grants. Awardees were chosen "because they have the potential to revolutionize learning and management in our schools," the Utah State Office of Education reported. Canyons will use the money to support data-based decision-making for students who are at risk for academic failure. Canyons achievement coaches and specially…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 22:49

Canyons District Honored For Budget Excellence

Canyons School District has won the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International, an honor reserved for school systems that meet or exceed established criteria for preparing an annual budget.  The Meritorious Budget Awards Program was designed by ASBO International and school business management professionals to enable school business administrators to achieve excellence in budget presentation. The program helps school systems hone skills related to the development, analysis and presentation of a budget. The program is sponsored by ING, the global financial services company.  No other organization or award program is specifically designed to enhance school…
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 18:09

Superintendent Appears in National Magazine

Canyons Superintendent David S. Doty is quoted in two articles published in the American School Board Journal about his use of social media as an educational and community outreach tool. The article, "Network Connections," written by Naomi Dillon and published in the Journal's December 2010 edition, tells how the nation's school chiefs are examining online communication policies with the rise of social media sites. "Rules of Engagement," also by Ms. Dillon and published in the January 2011 edition, explores community engagement efforts by the nation's superintendents, and Dr. Doty's use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. "The days…
The application window for Canyons District’s dual-immersion language programs is Jan. 3 to Feb. 4, 2011. The dual immersion programs, offered in partnership with the State Office of Education, offers students as young as 5 years old instruction in a targeted language, including in the subjects of math, science and social studies, for at least 50 percent of the school day.  Dual-Immersion programs help student develop the ability to read, write, speak and listen in another language from fully proficient teachers. They also will develop a world cultural understanding and be prepared academically, linguistically and socially for the challenges and…
Hillcrest students’ science project won’t be the only sign of the Huskies aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour at its rescheduled April 1 launch. Hillcrest students in late November learned their science project was among 16 nationwide selected to fly aboard Endeavour as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. In the days to follow, Hillcrest art students were invited to design a logo – a patch-size, 4 inches by 4 inches – to accompany the science project on Endeavour. Faculty selected a winner from 104 emblems submitted. The winning designer: Keltson Howell. The name might sound familiar. The 11th-grader is part…
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