Monday, 21 December 2009 20:36

Shark Tree

Union Middle School students turned to the sea for inspiration for their entry in the Festival of Trees, which is held to benefit Primary Children's Medical Center. For five consecutive years, Union students have selected, planned and created a thematic Christmas tree to be displayed at the festival. This year, students spent several weeks working in groups, whittling down the ideas on which to base the tree's theme. The end result was a colorful and unique tree titled "Under the Sea" and features a life-sized shark and scuba diver, as well as stained-glass fish, ocean-life ornaments and sculpted coral. All…
Saturday, 19 December 2009 00:17

CSD Holiday Office Hours

Friday, 18 December 2009 22:53

PTA Brings Some Holiday Fun To Canyons

The District Office would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the leadership of the Region 17 PTA for creating a wonderful holiday display for the Canyons Administration Building. The four intricately decorated gingerbread houses — each painstakingly detailed with the colors of a holiday — are on display in the Office of the Superintendent. Thank you, PTA, for your wonderful gift. Happy holidays.{yoogallery src=[/images/stories/gingerbread/] width=[300]}
Monday, 14 December 2009 22:46

Social Security Vote Results

Canyons District Employees Approve Social Security Participation SANDY – Employees in Utah's first new school district created in 100 years have voted to participate in Social Security, Canyons School District announced Monday. As of Monday afternoon, 2,397 ballots had been counted by the Utah Division of Finance. Of the ballots counted, 1,537, or 64.1 percent, voted to participate in Social Security, according to preliminary results. Some 860 employees, or 35.9 percent, voted not to participate in Social Security. Voter turnout was 92.8 percent of 2,583 eligible voters. Numbers may change slightly before the election is certified, as the Division of…
The Utah Association the School Resource Officers has named David Barrett, Assistant Principal at Union Middle School, the 2009-2010 School Administrator of The Year. Barrett was given the award at the Utah Council for Crime Prevention's 12th annual Power of Prevention Conference. "I am grateful for the many caring adults who intervened and made a difference in my life," says Barrett, who has served at Union Middle School for six years. "I think it's important for students to have many sequential interactions with teachers and administrators who believe accountability mingled with an equal measure of compassion is the key to…
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