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…
Educators today are preoccupied with how to keep pace with their tech-savvy students, a generation of digital natives who were born into an era of instant connectivity and raised with technology-centered learning styles and expectations. But there still exist a good number of students whose only exposure to technology is at school, which presents a different challenge. “In the rush to making sure our schools are equipped for the high-tech demands of a 21st Century education, we need to be careful about leaving some students behind,” says Canyons District’s Information Technology Director Scot McCombs. “We need to also be working…
From satires and fantasies to romantic comedies and epic dramas, there’s a little something for everyone in this year’s spring play lineup. You don’t have to travel all the way to New York City to experience the magic of the theater, just head down the street to your closest Canyons District high school to see one of these timeless productions: “The Curious Savage” This timeless comedy, which first premiered in 1950, asks an important question: “Is it insane to value kindness and affection when the world seems to reward greed and dishonesty?” Opening night was on Feb. 20, but there’s…
Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.  The appointments are for the coming school year. The appointments are: Kelli Miller, currently Assistant Principal at Brighton High, will become an Assistant Principal at Alta High. Marielle Rawle, an Intern Administrator at Brighton High, will become Assistant Principal at Brighton High. Sara Little, Hillcrest High Assistant Principal, will become Assistant Principal at Corner Canyon High. David Barrett, Assistant Principal at Draper Park Middle, will become an Assistant Principal at Corner Canyon High. Quentin Linde, Assistant Principal at…
If these walls could talk, they would tell stories of edge-of-your-seat wins and losses, drenched-with-sweat practices, the thump-and-blare of the pep band, and the heard-for-miles cheers of generations of Huskies. While history has been kind to Hillcrest's Art Hughes Gymnasium, the time has come to build new memories in a facility that's being constructed for the generations to come. A pack of former players, some of whom played on the school's first championship-winning team in 1968, attended the Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 boys hoops game against Kearns High. They were honored at the outset of the game for contributing to…
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