Canyons School District Board of Education recognized seven educators who played an instrumental role in deescalating a traumatic incident that occurred at Union Middle School on Oct. 25, 2016. At a public meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Education honored Union Middle teachers and staff who, without thought to their own safety, intervened to protect students and mitigate a critical situation that could have been much worse without their action. "You’ve all done so much, not only for the students of Union Middle, but for the entire community,” Canyons Board of Education President Sherril Taylor told the educators at a…
Alta soccer coach Lee Mitchell knows how to win.He won 14 state championships and three national coach-of-the-year awards, but he’s still surprised anyone even knows his name.When the Utah High School Activities Association nominated Mitchell in 2014 to be the coach of the year for boys soccer for the National Federation of High Schools, Mitchell was stunned.“It was kind of a shock, I felt a kind of unbelief because it is a big thing for a guy from Utah to be able to do that,” Mitchell said. “That’s pretty amazing.”Mitchell is known to defer the credit he receives to his…
With a late start once a week, students at Eastmont Middle usually choose to sleep in on Fridays, but not today. Today, Nov. 11, 2016, they had something special in mind —more important than sleep. In honor of Veterans Day, students came to school early on Friday to make sure everything would be perfect for the 170 veterans and their families they expected to attend the school’s third annual Veterans Day breakfast and presentation. Students lined the sidewalk with American flags, prepared food, set up the cafeteria, and took their posts on either side of every door. Then, at 8…
They’re blocking their scenes, rehearsing their lines and putting the final touches on stage designs. In the coming weeks, CSD’s high school drama departments will debut the year’s fall theatre productions — a diverse lineup offering a little something for everyone. Following are production times and dates. Please address any questions to the individual schools. Jordan High“Once Upon a Mattress”November 10-12 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the AuditoriumThis musical comedy is a fun-filled parody of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea” with a large chorus, opening the theatre experience to a broad range of students. Tickets are…
It’s getting harder and harder to surprise the winners of Canyons Education Foundation Innovation Grants. As soon as an army of people in blue Foundation shirts crowds into a classroom with an enormous check, the jig is up — but nothing can take away from the thrill teachers feel when they find out their dreams for innovative projects can become a reality. Canyons Education Foundation members distributed almost $100,000 in Innovation Grants to more than 20 teachers on Nov. 2-3. The grants will fund FIRST Robotics projects, bring Chrome books and iPads to classrooms and even let kindergarten students get…