The sounds of cheers flooded the hallways of Crescent Elementary on Wednesday, March 14 and that was before the guests of honor even entered the room. "Now I'm starting to get nervous," Burlington Stores manager Cedric Reeves said with a smile as he cracked open the wooden door to the multi-purpose room and greeted every student and teacher in the school. The teachers and students had been summoned there under a ruse — tricked by Principal Camie Montague to attend a schoolwide behavior assembly — but really, they were about to get a huge surprise. "You guys are never going to…
Canyons District has created a plan to respond to any students who choose to participate in during-school demonstrations a part of the national conversation on school safety.  In an effort to support all patrons and students, Canyons maintains a position of neutrality on this issue. That said, CSD believes schools should encourage civil discourse and engagement in the democratic process, as well as recognize the First Amendment rights of students.  Accordingly, Canyons District schools will neither mandate nor intercede in the actions of students who respectfully participate in the following two national events: A demonstration planned for March 14, the one-month…
Spring into wellness with Canyons School District. We're teaming up with Healthy Sandy and area businesses to sponsor the District’s 3rd annual Community Wellness Fair on Thursday, March 22 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year's expo-style showcase will feature a clean air demonstration by Breathe Utah — a reminder that Canyons District school campuses are idle-free — and table displays to spotlight local health-oriented businesses, from bike shops and fitness clubs to health care centers, restaurants and grocers.As has become tradition, Sandy City will bring a fire truck for children to explore. Join us at Mount…
Canyons Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor has been honored as an exemplary leader by Sandy City. The city named Taylor as the 2018 Outstanding Local Elected Official of the Year at a recent awards dinner.  “I am humbled and honored by this award and I thank Sandy city so much,” Taylor said. “But I also need to say I wouldn’t be receiving this award if it wasn’t for all of the dedicated professionals and board members past and present who have served so well in the Canyons District. We are very proud of this District.” Taylor has served…
In this digital age of distraction and social isolation, a few dozen Brighton High artists found connection and meaning in the deep human themes depicted in the ancient wall art and petroglyphs of Nine Mile Canyon. Their trip through the dusty wilds of southern Utah was an educational journey through time, serving as artistic inspiration for a mural they unveiled on Wednesday. For some, the hours spent surrounded by sandstone monoliths and aromatic sagebrush was a restorative break from the hectic pace of an urban high school. Others found connection in communing with voices from the past. Many remarked on…
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