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Six outstanding students at Hillcrest High School have been named finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join 16,000 others nationwide who have met he requirements to advance past the semifinalist round. The selection of some 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress. Winners of the scholarship will be notified in March. Offers will be sent their home addresses and confidential notices will be forwarded to high school principals. Congratulations to the six National Merit Scholar finalists at Hillcrest. They are: Jeffrey R. Bennett Albert L. Cui Rachel C. Edwards Blake L. Ellsion Xueyou Wang Anna C.…
Shelley Allen, a Midvale Middle School National Board Certified P.E. teacher and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme coordinator, was spotlighted by the State Board of Education on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, for her achievements and contributions to education.Shelley is an energetic and bright teacher as well an asset to Midvale Middle School and Canyons School District. Shelley, who is in her sixth year of teaching at Midvale Middle, has taken the lead to bring the prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to the school. As Midvale’s IB coordinator, Shelley has been working tirelessly to prepare the school, staff, and faculty to…
Thursday, 04 February 2010 23:49

Dan Jones Poll Results

Dan Jones Poll Results: Feb. 1, 2010 Dan Jones & Associates survey Conducted: Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2010 Sample Size: 378 completed interviews Error margin: +/-5% on total data
Canyons School District's proposal to offer advanced diplomas to prepare students for the rigors of college and the workforce has received the endorsement of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Utah State Board of Regents, the governor-appointed panel that oversees the state's public colleges and universities.At a meeting Tuesday with the Canyons Board of Education, Commissioner William A. Sederburg delivered a letter of support for Canyons' Academic Master Plan, the capstone of which is a two-tiered, opt-in advanced diploma proposal."I was eager to learn of your innovative approach to increase graduation standards and improve college and career-ready success of…
Friday, 29 January 2010 16:31

JHS Career Day

More than 1,700 students at Jordan High School on Wednesday went to school clad as if they were headed to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.  The reason?  They were participating in Career Day, the premiere communitywide event of Canyons District high school’s new Career Academies program. The aim of Jordan’s Career Day, which is done in coordination with Career and Technical Education, is to prepare students for college and careers. In the Career Academies program, students chose one of five academies: creative and performing arts; business and marketing; math and science; social studies and humanities; or technical careers. Then,…
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