The Utah Recreation and Parks Association has honored Butler Elementary School and the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center with its 2010 Outstanding Program Award for launching a cooperative initiative that promotes wellness at an early age. Steve Carpenter, Executive Director of Utah Recreation and Parks Association, presented the award to officials of the Canyons District school and the recreation center during a meeting of the Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, May 4.   “This really exemplifies what can be achieved when groups work together,” said Carpenter, while presenting plaques to former Butler Elementary Principal Edy McGee, who was at the school…
In an effort to save money in a tight budget year, Canyons School District has scheduled several four-day work weeks during the summer months. On the fifth day of the week — Fridays —  the Canyons Administrative Building and the Canyons Support Services Center, as well as all CSD schools, will be closed and utility systems shut down. The District anticipates saving an estimated $18,000 per day the schools and District Offices are not in operation. The summer schedule is as follows: June 7 — Four 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday) June 14 — Four 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday) June 21 — Four…
Two Hillcrest High School students are among the 2,500 students who were selected for $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are: Albert L. Cui Anna C. Wright These Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. The recipients were announced last Wednesday. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors select the winners.…
The Parent-Teacher Association at Sunrise Elementary last week organized the school’s first ever “I’m Going To College Week,” which featured activities encouraging students to prepare for college or trade school educations.Games and activities focusing on study habits and college preparations were planned for each day of the special week. Each class became its own university and created a name, banner, mascot, and colors that they took to an assembly on Friday, April 30. Students also were shown authentic university class catalogues so they could create a “dream schedule” of classes that sounded interesting. An essay contest on the theme “Why…
Jordan Valley School is hosting a Bike Fair and Fun Run community event to help raise money for adaptive tricycles, which allow students with severe disabilities a chance to improve motor skills – and experience the exhilaration of riding a bike alongside their peers. The fair is Friday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jordan Valley School, 7501 S. 1000 East in Midvale. The fair offers free entry and will feature adaptive trikes for students with disabilities to try; a professional bike stunt show; free bike helmets, a bike safety course, and goodie-bags; a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk…
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