Nineteen Canyons District athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards this fall for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages (GPA). The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to athletes in cross country, girls volleyball, girls tennis, girls soccer and football. CSD’s all-star athletes boast a combined average GPA of 4.0.   5A Boys Cross Country, 4.0 GPARyan Dalby, BrightonJohn Hanni, Jordan4A Boys Cross Country, 4.0 GPAAustin Hansen, Corner Canyon Eric Jackson, Corner CanyonAlvin Tsang, Hillcrest5A Girls Volleyball, 4.0 GPALeighAnne Taylor, Brighton4A Girls Volleyball, 3.999 GPAMimi Dahlin, Alta 5A Girls Tennis, 4.0 GPAEliza Bennett, Jordan 4A Girls…
Friday, 28 October 2016 19:32

BHS Mock Election: Creating Lifelong Voters

This may be a tense political season, but the mood at Brighton High’s mock election on Friday was pensive and subdued. There was some spirited, thoughtful discussion prior to the opening of the polls. But as soon as history teacher Tabatha Mayne handed out the simulated ballots, a hush fell over her classroom. Her students, most of whom will be old enough to vote in the 2020 election, had their choice of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as well as an option for write-in candidates. “Write-in candidates must officially declare their candidacy,” Mayne reminded her class.…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:52

Your Polling Station May Have Changed

Canyons District has always made its schools available to serve as polling stations. But for safety reasons, Salt Lake County decided for the 2016 Presidential Election to move its polling stations out of schools and place them at other community centers, such fire stations, libraries and senior centers. For a current list of polling stations, visit the Salt Lake County Clerk’s website. Canyons School District and its Board of Education remain neutral toward party affiliations and do not endorse political candidates. But we encourage you to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 22:43

Crisis Counseling Response at CSD Schools

Canyons School District will make crisis counselors available Wednesday and throughout the week to assist students, staff and faculty who are dealing with difficult emotions following Tuesday’s shooting of a Hillcrest High student outside Union Middle School. Faculty also will be given guidance on how to interact with students who express concern about their safety. Like everyone else, the Canyons District community is shaken and extremely saddened by Tuesday’s traumatic events. We have full confidence in the Sandy Police Department, which is conducting a thorough investigation and will continue to provide extra security at our schools. In addition, teachers and…
Canyons is among six school districts in Utah being recognized by the College Board for opening Advanced Placement (AP) programs to a broader pool of students while also improving pass rates. Additionally, three CSD high schools rank in Utah’s top 10 for AP participation or pass rates: Brighton, Corner Canyon and Hillcrest. More than 25,000 public school students in Utah took a total of 38,685 AP exams in 2016—a 6 percent bump in participation from 2015. Sixty-six percent scored high enough (earned scores of 3, 4, or 5) to earn college credit on those exams, according to a Utah State Board…