Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:20

Boundary Steering Committee Gets Underway

The Canyons Board of Education has approved a Boundary Steering Committee to examine school boundaries districtwide and address issues outlined by the 2009 Enrollment and Facilities Task Force. The steering committee will recommend potential boundary changes to the Board for implementation in the 2013-2014 school year.  It will meet on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 22, 2010. Meetings are open to the public. The Steering Committee comes as part of the Board’s commitment to community engagement, and forwards the grade reconfiguration portion of its career- and college-ready Academic Plan. The Academic Plan includes reconfiguring grades to create grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12…
Fifteen Canyons District students were announced today as semi-finalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students are among the 16,000 scholastically talented high school seniors who remain in the competition for 8,400 National Merit Scholarships. The money awards, worth more than $36 million, will be announced this spring. Of the Canyons students, 10 attend school at Hillcrest. Three are students at Alta, and two attend Brighton. The students are: Alta High School Alexander R. Burton; Sean A. Groathouse, and Nicole M. Moody Brighton High School Kevin A. Bryant and Grant B. Taylor Hillcrest High School Anne C.…
President Obama will deliver his Back-To-School speech at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the White House has announced. The President will deliver the speech from Philadelphia's Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The speech will be live-streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. The White House calls the speech an opportunity for the President to speak directly to students across the country. Last year, President Obama encouraged students to study hard, stay in school, and take responsibility for their education. Canyons Schools will stream the speech live or show a DVD of the speech later in the day. Click…
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 20:21

Middle, High School Students to Take ACT Tests

Canyons School District has embraced a new academic plan to ensure all students have the skills they need to be successful in college and careers. In fall 2010, Canyons is putting in place several measures to give students, parents and teachers regular feedback about students’ progress toward that goal. In September, all eighth-graders will take the ACT EXPLORE exam. EXPLORE is paid for by a state grant, and developed by an ACT college-entrance test research team. EXPLORE measures student knowledge in English, reading, math and science. Results can tell us about a student’ progress toward career- and college-readiness, and help…
The new Canyons School District Education Foundation is featured this month on “Comcast Newsmakers.” The five-minute interview program, which will air throughout September on Headline News,  highlights the Foundation, its goals, and its Sept. 30 Inaugural Golf Tournament fundraiser. “Comcast Newsmakers” provides news and information about community organizations, issues, and events, and will be seen throughout Comcast’s service area in Utah.  “Comcast Newsmakers” interviews are hosted by Don Olsen.
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