Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The appointments are for the coming school year.  The appointments are:  BJ Weller, currently the Principal of Canyon View Elementary, is the new Director of the Department of Responsive Services.   Kierstin Draper, Principal of Oakdale Elementary, will become Principal of Canyon View Elementary Lori Jones, currently Principal of Sprucewood Elementary, will become Principal of Oakdale Elementary.  Colleen Smith, currently Principal of Parkside Elementary in the Murray City School District, will become Principal of Sprucwood.  Christy Waddell, who now…
Monday, 06 March 2017 23:51

CSD Praised for its Financial Integrity

Canyons School District has again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting — the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting — from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award “represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” Todd Buikema, Acting Director of GFOA's Technical Services Center said in a letter to CSD's Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe. It's a reflection of the quality of the comprehensive annual financial report that Canyons Business Administrator and CFO Leon Wilcox oversaw for fiscal year 2016. CSD's comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial…
All of CSD’s five traditional high schools — including, for the first time, Jordan High — will be fielding teams at the 2017 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition where they’ll compete against peers from seven states and Canada. This is the Beetdiggers’ inaugural year, and while the rookie team is not as well-funded or experienced as its rivals, students are riding a wave of “first-timer’s” excitement. Also, the team got a jump start with $6,300 in seed funding from the Canyons Education Foundation. “In past years, some of our brightest students have had to compete for neighboring teams. Now they’ve returned…
Checkmate! Midvale Middle once again dominated at the 8th annual Canyons District Middle School Instramurals Chess Tournament. The event, held at Mount Jordan Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2017, is part of the District’s middle school intramural competition program, which was launched in 2009 to promote healthy life healthy lifestyles and gauge interest for future competitive sports programs. Midvale Middle repeated as the winners of the first-place trophy at the contest.  Last year, they won all the boards to capture the top spot. This year, they captured five of the six. The Trojans were followed by the second-place Mount…
Never underestimate the allure of a sports star when it comes to encouraging kids to read. “Are you a football player?” asked a wide-eyed second-grade student as Kevin Curtis entered a Bella Vista classroom. “I used to be. I used to play for Philadelphia. Do you know where that is?” said Curtis before settling into a chair and cracking open a copy of, Oh the Thinks you Can Think. “Oh, yes, I like Philadelphia,” the student responded. Curtis, a native Utahn and wide receiver who used to play for the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, spent the morning of…