If Donald L. Miller can bring history to life on the big screen, surely he can do the same for a group of high school students. The endowed professor is the best-selling author of nine books, one of the most respected authorities on World War II, and a consultant for many film and TV productions—including two HBO series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg—and he’s coming to speak at Alta High this month as part of the school’s ninth annual Social Studies Colloquium. Established in 2011 by Alta history teacher Rique Ochoa, the colloquium provides Canyons students with the…
As you may have noticed, we’re up to our hard hats in concrete and steel at the Canyons Administration Building-East. Construction to expand the building affectionately known as CAB-East on 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy is well underway and being funded with proceeds from the sale of the Canyons Administrative Building-West at 9150 S. 500 West in Sandy. Once completed, the new addition will make it possible to bring all administrative functions onto one, centrally-located campus—streamlining operations and providing patrons with more of a “one-stop” shopping experience.  But as with all major construction projects, there will be some temporary…
Talking to your child about growing up doesn’t have to be difficult or awkward. To help you rock “the talk”—or start conversations about health, wellness and the maturation process—Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by professional speakers (Jim Kelly for boys, and Carrie Ann Kemp for girls) have been scheduled through the months of March and April. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fit their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. The…
This summer, hundreds of high school seniors will don robes and mortar boards in preparation to receive their diplomas and participate in a rite of passage that has come to symbolize the transition to adulthood. Canyons District’s graduation ceremonies are a family affair, a time for celebrating academic achievement and spotlighting our exceptional students—so mark your calendars now. The District’s five traditional high schools will perform commencement rites on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Ceremonies for special programs and schools will be held on separate dates (see below), with exception to Jordan Valley, which won’t be hosting a completion ceremony this…
Seven of Canyons District’s high school seniors are among the first Utah students to receive Academic All-State Awards in theatre and music, an honor previously reserved for athletes who excel academically. The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has now broadened the list of eligible activities to include sports and the disciplines of debate, theatre and music. Twenty-one CSD seniors made the Academic All-State list for the winter season— bringing to 47 the total number of 2019 honorees so far in Canyons. Among them, is Brighton High state swim champion Rachel Butler. Recognized as one of the fastest swimmers in…
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