She blinded me with science...technology, engineering, arts and math! Nearly 1,000 CSD students, parents and patrons attended Silver Mesa's second annual S.T.E.A.M. night on Tuesday, Jan. 17th. The event exposes students to core academic concepts through hands-on activities. Fundamentals of engineering and technology, for example, are taught through Lego building exercises and virtual reality demonstrations. Artistic and literary skills are put to use in video-production exercises. The University of Utah Physics Department's outreach program sponsored some scientific demonstrations, and students showcased their science fair projects, while everyone downed some delicious delectables served up by local food trucks. Study after study has shown how…
A two-term member of the Canyons Board of Education who is known for her thoroughness and thoughtfulness has been elected President of the Utah School Boards Association.  Nancy Tingey, who on Jan. 3, 2017 took the Oath of Office for another four years on the Canyons Board of Education, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, assumed helm of the organization that advocates for public schools, schoolchildren and teachers.  As an elected member of CSD’s seven-person governing panel, Tingey, the representative of District 3, doesn’t shy away from rolling up her sleeves and working with various constituencies to tackle difficult tasks and…
We all breathe the same air, and we all share in the responsibility to safeguard it from the harmful pollutants emitted by our homes, businesses and vehicles. “That’s what we mean when we say, ‘It’s my air, your air, our air,’” said Dawn Monson of Breathe Utah at an educational assembly at Altara Elementary. The assembly was organized as part of an Idle-Free Awareness Week sponsored by the school to empower Altara students to make healthy choices, whether that means combining car trips to conserve gas, or walking and biking to school instead of driving, or reducing unnecessary idling. Canyons…
Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:17

Flipping School Lunch: ‘Play Before Eat’

Anyone who follows education has probably heard of flipping the classroom, a model that entails having students watch video lectures at home so that they can use classroom time for discussion or group projects. But Canyon View Elementary is taking things a step further and flipping school lunch — joining a small, but growing number of schools across the country that are sending kids off to the playground before inviting them inside to gulp down a carton of milk with their PB&J. At Canyon View, the practice has cut food waste in half, because kids work up an appetite and…
All around Canyons District are familiar faces, especially on the Canyons Board of Education. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, at a special Oath of Office ceremony and reception, well-known education advocates Nancy Tingey, Chad Iverson and Mont Millerberg were sworn into office for four-year terms on Canyons’ governing body. Tingey, who represents District 3, and Iverson, the Board member for District 7, won re-election after serving for four years.  Millerberg, who served on the inaugural Canyons Board of Education from 2008 to 2012, returns to the represent District 1. They took their oaths of office in ceremonies conducted by Salt Lake…