This January marks the first time in over a decade that Sherril H. Taylor, a member of the inaugural Canyons Board of Education, does not have a front-row to history in Canyons School District.  With his decision to not seek re-election in November, Taylor’s 10-year tenure as the representative for District No. 6 in Canyons came to an end on Dec. 31, 2018. The Board of Education set aside time during the regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 4, 2018, to present him with a crystal award and read a resolution in his honor.  “Whereas, Mr. Taylor’s contributions as an exacting, thoughtful,…
Yes, the calendar may tell us that it’s snow-filled January — but it’s not too early to start thinking about where to send your 4-year-old child to preschool when the leaves of the trees start to turn golden in autumn.  The application window for spots in Canyons District’s tuition-based preschools in the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Parents can click here to apply for high-quality preschool programs at Altara, Bella Vista, Butler, Edgemont, Jordan Valley, Oakdale, Quail Hollow, and Willow Springs elementary schools. For the Canyons preschools, which follow an evidence-based curriculum the lines up with the core standards…
It’s been said that the influence of a great teacher can never be erased. To celebrate the indelible marks that educators make in the lives of children, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration are asking for nominations for the District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.  The community is invited to submit nominations for this year’s top-teacher award, which will be presented to one educator at a community reception and announcement ceremony on Tuesday, April 23.  The event is free to the public. To nominate a stellar CSD teacher, fill out the nomination form and return it to your PTA/PTSA…
The past year has been a period of momentous change and milestones achieved for Canyons District. The fall of 2018 marked the start of CSD’s 10th school year and the conclusion of a fiscal year that ended $6 million under-budget. Canyons completed the 13th and final school improvement project promised to the public in 2010 when voters approved a $250 million tax-rate-neutral bond, and broke ground on the first three projects promised to voters with passage of a new bond in 2017. The Board added another pay raise to an already progressive salary schedule to aid in hiring and retaining the…
Connie Crosby’s job requires a heart of gold and a backbone of steel. As the homeless student liaison for Canyons District, she focuses her time on making sure that children who are, however temporarily, without a home have the tools they need to receive an education. Sometimes that includes making sure they have backpacks, books, and clean clothes when they head back to school. At other times, it means arranging doctor visits and immunization appointments. Crosby’s efforts were recently recognized by the Utah School Counselor Association, which honored her with the Utah School Counselors Human Rights Award for a second…
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