Motivated, hard-working juniors at Alta High who are eager to get a jump on college at a tier-one, PAC-12 research institution — and who are willing to sacrifice a few summers to do it — were encouraged on Friday to apply for Step2theU, a novel program that will give a select cohort of qualifying students a chance to earn early college credit at the University of Utah. “I can’t stress to you how unique and how rare this opportunity is,” Principal Brian McGill told an auditorium full of interested students. “There is only one other high school in Utah with a…
"Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” — The Polar Express The spirit of the holiday season isn't something that can be touched, seen or even easily described. And yet it was fully apparent at Canyons District’s 8th annual Gathering for Good employee luncheon and fund-raiser. Nearly $7,000 was raised through a silent auction and donation drive benefitting students and families residing at The Road Home homeless shelter in Midvale. The money will be used to provide services and supports that aren’t covered by federal funding, said CSD’s Homeless Liaison Connie Crosby. Located…
Canyons School District has maintained its sterling, “AAA” bond rating, according to the credit rating firm Fitch. A signal of confidence to bond investors, the “AAA” designation reflects Canyons’ “solid financial operations...and low debt burden,” stated Fitch in a press announcement. This isn’t the first endorsement of Canyons District’s fiscal integrity. Moody's Investors Service also gives Canyons an "AAA" rating. And this year, Business Administrator Leon Wilcox and his team have secured not one, but two budgeting awards. Most recently, Canyons was honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada with a Distinguished Budget Presentation…
At Jordan High’s Career Day on Friday, students met with professionals from more than 40 organizations, giving them a taste of what it’s like to work at a veterinary clinic, a local theatre, or an architectural firm. Such experiences are invaluable, and made possible by the generosity of the many industry leaders who step up to volunteer their knowledge, skills and time, said Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan at a kick-off breakfast where he stressed the vital role that professional mentors had in his career. The Jordan career fair was one of three sponsored by Canyons District this year. Similar events…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 23:00

CSD Employees Reminded About New Payday Schedule

"Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” — Harlan MillerYes, the frenzied gift-buying season has arrived in a flurry of bows and green-and-gold tinsel. This December, as a result of the recent switch to semi-monthly paydays, Canyons District employees can put two paydays on their calendars. Per the established payday schedule, employees will be paid on Dec. 15 and Dec. 30.  Those with paper checks or no direct deposit will be able to…