It takes a small army to run a school, from first-rate principals, exemplary educators, and busy bus drivers to top-rate lunch and custodial staff, technology experts and financial wizards — not to mention scores of classroom volunteers. Only through the combined knowledge and skill of these champions of public education do Canyons District schools succeed, and there’s a way to recognize them for their good work: The Apex Awards, the highest awards that are bestowed by the Board of Education and Administration. This will be the eighth year CSD has honored outstanding educators, administrators and community supporters with Apex Awards…
The wind howled and shook the balloons at Indian Hills Middle Thursday as community members gathered to celebrate the beginning of a remodel and addition to the school. But nothing could sweep away students’ excitement to get the project going.Whoops and cheers accompanied school leaders, administrators, local representatives and members of Canyons’ Board of Education as they ceremoniously turned over a shovel of dirt to mark the beginning of the final project made possible by a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010. The project is scheduled to be completed for the 2018-2019 school year.“I have no doubt that…
Warming temperatures signal the return of spring and Canyons District's annual Community Wellness Fair. CSD is the teaming up with Healthy Sandy, Healthy Salt Lake, and area businesses to sponsor the District’s 2nd annual Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Children can come explore a Sandy City fire truck, and adults can bring their used prescriptions for safe disposal at a drug drop sponsored by the Sandy City Police Department. This year's expo-style showcase also will feature a clean air demonstration by Breathe Utah — a reminder that…
Prepare to turn the ceremonial dirt at the site of the 13th and final school-improvement project that was promised to voters when a $250 million bond was approved in 2010.  A groundbreaking ceremony to herald the start of work on a renovation project at Indian Hills Middle will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. Inclement weather forced the postponement of a previously scheduled event.  Crews have already started work at the Sandy-area site, ‎1180 E. Sanders Road.  Construction is expected to take roughly a year. Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor and Principal Doug Graham will speak…
Middle-schoolers like to argue, or at least that’s how it seems as their brains develop and they’re motivated to put newly acquired critical-thinking skills to the test. Suddenly, the word “why” becomes commonplace, and the conversation at dinner feels like a scene from Perry Mason. But that’s what makes school debate so much fun, and a valuable instructional tool. Classroom debates — and more formalized speech and debate competitions — teach students to conduct research, organize their thoughts, collaborate and brainstorm ideas, and speak with authority, says CSD Instructional Specialist Leslie Robinett. What better way to harness students’ newfound passion…
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