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The wind howled and shook the balloons at Indian Hills Middle Thursday as community members gathered to celebrate the beginning of a remodel and addition to the school. But nothing could sweep away students’ excitement to get the project going.Whoops and cheers accompanied school leaders, administrators, local representatives and members of Canyons’ Board of Education as they ceremoniously turned over a shovel of dirt to mark the beginning of the final project made possible by a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010. The project is scheduled to be completed for the 2018-2019 school year.“I have no doubt that…
Warming temperatures signal the return of spring and Canyons District's annual Community Wellness Fair. CSD is the teaming up with Healthy Sandy, Healthy Salt Lake, and area businesses to sponsor the District’s 2nd annual Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Children can come explore a Sandy City fire truck, and adults can bring their used prescriptions for safe disposal at a drug drop sponsored by the Sandy City Police Department. This year's expo-style showcase also will feature a clean air demonstration by Breathe Utah — a reminder that…
Prepare to turn the ceremonial dirt at the site of the 13th and final school-improvement project that was promised to voters when a $250 million bond was approved in 2010.  A groundbreaking ceremony to herald the start of work on a renovation project at Indian Hills Middle will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. Inclement weather forced the postponement of a previously scheduled event.  Crews have already started work at the Sandy-area site, ‎1180 E. Sanders Road.  Construction is expected to take roughly a year. Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor and Principal Doug Graham will speak…
Middle-schoolers like to argue, or at least that’s how it seems as their brains develop and they’re motivated to put newly acquired critical-thinking skills to the test. Suddenly, the word “why” becomes commonplace, and the conversation at dinner feels like a scene from Perry Mason. But that’s what makes school debate so much fun, and a valuable instructional tool. Classroom debates — and more formalized speech and debate competitions — teach students to conduct research, organize their thoughts, collaborate and brainstorm ideas, and speak with authority, says CSD Instructional Specialist Leslie Robinett. What better way to harness students’ newfound passion…
Canyons District students captured 42 awards at the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair.  The winners include Hillcrest High seniors Alex Cheng and Alex Sun, who now advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif., where they’ll compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Cheng's award-winning project, "Analysis of Retinal Fundus Images to Detect Macular Degeneration Using Machine Learning Methods," combines medical diagnostics with computer science, whereas Sun focused on behavioral science with a project titled, "Understanding 'Compassion Fade.'"Other award-winners of note include six middle school and elementary-age students who were named Broadcom Masters finalists. …
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