Did you know there are more jobs in the trades—carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and welding—than there trained Utahns to fill them? Construction, along with the health and personal care industries, will account for one-third of all new jobs in the U.S. through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs pay above Utah’s median wage, and through the Canyons Technical Education Center (CTEC), it’s possible for students to graduate from high school with the certifications and professional licenses needed to land one. Such was the prevailing message behind CTEC’s “Connect to the Tech” event on June 18,…
The Canyons Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments for the 2018-2019 school year:  Colleen Smith, currently the Principal at Sprucewood Elementary, has been hired as a CSD Responsive Services Program Administrator.  Lori Reynolds, currently an Achievement Coach at East Sandy Elementary, has been hired as Principal at Sprucewood Elementary. She replaces Smith. Sara Allen, currently an Achievement Coach at Midvale Middle, will be an Assistant Principal at Butler Middle. She replaces Kip Carlsen, who has accepted a position in the Granite School District. 
For Principal Brian McGill, the long-awaited renovation of Alta High is personal. Twenty-seven years ago, he walked the same halls that his students walk today — and he’s thrilled to see how the new additions will add to the culture and climate of the school. "Even as a student, one of the things I loved the most about this school is the sense of tradition and a drive for excellence,” McGill said at a June 7 groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction. “It’s a place that doesn’t settle for second best, whether it’s in the arts, academics or on…
Hope and possibility took center stage as Canyons School District sent another class of high school graduates into the world. At commencement ceremonies filled with “pomp and circumstance,” we encourage students to embrace the unknown as they take leave of family and friends to find their tomorrows. Congratulations Class of 2018. As Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon told graduates of Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, “We have no idea what the future holds, and that’s okay. Don’t think about what you want to do. Think about why you want to do it and the rest will figure itself out.” Take…
For Hillcrest Principal Greg Leavitt, the sight of a row of golden-tipped shovels on the school’s soccer field on Thursday was monumental.The shovels marked the beginning of a three-year project, made possible by a $283 million bond approved by voters in November that will result in a new building to replace the current, 55-year-old structure. But the implements also reminded Leavitt of the importance of the hard work that goes into gaining an education. “These shovels are signs of cultivation,” Leavitt said, "not of money, but of hearts and minds, of generations to come. The culture you’ve built here isn’t…
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