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Two Canyons School District students won $1,000 college scholarships in an essay contest sponsored by the creative writing club of a Sandy senior living center. Seniors Brynn Wistisen, Alta High School, and Ishma Singh, Jordan High School, have each won a scholarship in a National Women's History Month essay contest sponsored by the writing club at Atria, 10970 S. 700 East, Sandy. Students were invited to submit a 1,500-word essay about famous women in history and how they impacted future generations.Read more in the Sandy Journal.
Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:18

There's No Place Like Jordan Valley's 'Oz'

Jordan Valley, Canyons District’s school for severely disabled students, this week performed a show with real heart.  And brains.  And courage. Jordan Valley students, faculty and staff have been working for about two months on a version of “The Wizard of Oz,” which has been adapted to the special needs of the students at the school. Students and faculty, who were clad in elaborate costumes, played the roles of Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow.  Students also made appearances as munchkins and flying monkeys.  See media coverage of Jordan Valley’s…
Students involved in Hillcrest High School’s Latinos in Action program will be highlighted at a cultural performance on Friday at Utah Valley University. The students will perform at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, March 26, at UVU’s Sorensen Student Center Grand Ballroom as part of the statewide Latinos in Action Conference. Latinos in Action is a peer-tutoring program aimed at providing role models to younger children and inspiring Latinos to become educators. It was featured on KSL-TV Channel 5 this week. In related news, Rumbi Grill plans to donate $150 to the program – the amount of proceeds yielded from a…
Canyons School District is accepting applications for first-graders to enter seven Dual-Immersion programs, three of which will debut in the District this coming fall.Dual-Immersion, offered in partnership with the State Office of Education, offers students instruction in a target language, including in the subjects of math, science and social studies, for at least 50 percent of the school day. Dual-Immersion programs help students 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 needs of…
The Canyons District Board of Education approved Tuesday the appointment of two new principals: Shad DeMill is the new principal of Midvale Elementary. Mr. DeMill currently serves as Assistant Principal of Majestic Elementary in Jordan District. He replaces Karen Kezerian, who was transferred to Edgemont Elementary. Alice C. Meridith is the new principal at Oakdale Elementary.  She is working as Assistant Principal of Highland Village Elementary in Lewisville Independent School District in Texas.  She replaces Ruth Peters, who was transferred to Peruvian Park Elementary. DeMill will begin working at Midvale Elementary March 31. Meridith will begin her duties April 8.…
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