Canyons School District was among the numerous organizations that celebrated Tuesday the contributions made by the late Theodor Seuss Geisel — known affectionately worldwide as “Dr. Seuss.”  The National Education Association honors Dr. Seuss every year on or around his March 2 birthday with a pro-literacy event known as “Read Across America.” See the news coverage of Canyons School District's “Read Across America” activities:Deseret News KSL-TV Channel 5
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 20:55

Freshman Swimmer Breaks National Record

Long Gutierrez, a ninth-grader at Butler Middle School who competes on the Brighton High School swim team, recently broke a national record for his age group. At a meet in St. George in February, Gutierrez logged a time of 49.02 in the 100 butterfly to break the previous national record of 49.18. Gutierrez also holds the state high school record in the event. Gutierrez, 14, is considered one of the 100 butterfly swimmers in the country in his age group.Read the Deseret News' account of Long's record-breaking swim meet.
More than three-fourths of Canyons residents surveyed said they would support a hypothetical $200 million bond with no tax increase to repair school buildings in Canyons School District, a Dan Jones & Associates survey shows. Of 402 registered voters surveyed, 41 percent said they definitely would support a $200 million bond that would not raise taxes. Another 35 percent said they probably would support such a bond, according to the survey, conducted Feb. 16-23. Seven percent said they probably would oppose such a bond, and 11 percent said they definitely would oppose such a bond. Two percent said it depends,…
Xueyou "Sherry" Wang, a senior at Hillcrest High School, won a regional Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for 2010. The contest is sponsored by the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers. Of the 165,000 submitted entries to the regional program, only 1,111 manuscripts earned gold recognition this year. Wang’s work advances to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ national-level competition. In its 87-year history, the organization has recognized in their teenage years some of America’s most celebrated artists and authors. The list includes Richard Avedon, Trumon Capote, Frances Farmer, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath,…
Board of Education President Tracy Scott Cowdell and Superintendent David S.  Doty have responded to Gov. Gary Herbert’s comments on the creation of the Canyons School District, which has thrived in the first few months of its inaugural year.  In a letter that was hand-delivered Friday to the Governor’s Office, Mr. Cowdell and Dr. Doty respectfully expressed their viewpoints regarding the creation of Canyons School District and the benefits of encouraging more local control over neighborhood schools.  Gov. Herbert Letter 2-26-10
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