Calling all Isaac Newtons, Marie Curies and Charles Darwins! Hundreds of CSD students this week will convene to compete in Canyons District’s annual Science and Engineering Fair. The event kicked off on Monday with the judging of more than 100 Elementary Division entries by fifth- and sixth-graders who sought to answer such questions as: Do your eyes trick your tastebuds, and which brands of gum blow the best bubbles? Secondary school entries will be judged later in the week. At the conclusion of the fair, judges will choose several dozen projects to advance to the regional Salt Lake Valley Science and…
Time is running out for submitting Early Open Enrollment Applications. Students who want to attend a school other than the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries must submit these applications by Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. In Canyons District, there are two open enrollment periods: Early Open Enrollment and Late Open Enrollment. The Early Open Enrollment period is the recommended time to enroll for the next school year. Late Open Enrollment is generally, but not always, for the current school year and may be applied for…
For those who doubt regular exercise keeps the brain sharp, consider Exhibit A: CSD’s Academic All-State honorees. The Utah High School Activities Association’s Academic All-State Award is given to students who excel in the classroom as well as on the court, or in the pool. Four CSD winter athletes were recognized for the 2016-2017 school year: 4A Boys Basketball, GPA 4.0Ammon Savage, Corner Canyon 5A Girls Swimming, 3.999 GPAHaley Wiese, Jordan 5A Boys Swimming, 3.999 GPATodd Oldham, Jordan 4A Boys Swimming, GPA 4.0Alvin Tsang, Hillcrest These athletes boast a combined average GPA of 3.999, and they bring to 23 the…
Two electric Canyons athletes have shown on the playing field they know how to win from within. And now Brighton High volleyball phenom Dani Barton and Alta High football standout Josh Davis have been selected by sports-drink giant Gatorade as the Utah Players of the Year in their respective sports.  Davis, who is mulling scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Weber State, Southern Utah and others, was presented with the Utah Gatorade Football Player of the Year award at a Hawk home basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Barton, also a member of the 2015 5A state championship girls hoops…
To help 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 have been scheduled through the months of February and March. Parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which dates and locations are most convenient, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. The aim of the program, which supplants the fifth-grade maturation days that were previously held at each individual school, is to provide consistent, sensitive and approved instruction districtwide.…