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The window for applying to test into Canyons School District’s SALTA magnet program for advanced learners opens early this year. Students in kindergarten through the seventh grade can apply online starting Monday, Sept. 11, through midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 4.  No late applications will be accepted. SALTA — Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement — serves students who demonstrate significantly high cognitive and academic abilities in comparison to peers. Due to the time-intensive and rigorous nature of the process for determining a student’s fit for the program, parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the testing requirements well before completing an…
As a Staff Sargeant for the U.S. National Guard, Ryan Miller has two jobs: perform missions for his unit — sometimes for weeks at a time — and teach seventh- and eighth-grade science at Eastmont Middle School. Thanks to the support of Stacy Kurtzhals, former principal of Eastmont, Miller’s transition between deployment and working in the classroom is as seamless as it can be. Kurtzhals makes sure Miller has the plans he needs, that his students have a substitute if necessary, and he can trust his classroom is in good hands while he is away. Miller nominated Kurtzhals, who is…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:17

Remembering Hillcrest Coach Cazzie Brown

College funds have been established benefitting children of the late Hillcrest High head football Coach Cazzie Brown. Coach Brown passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 from complications of a viral infection. A mentor with a distinct gift for inspiring young people to achieve, whether in the classroom or the football field, “Caz” was a champion of higher education. “We’ve had such an outpouring of support from schools and school districts throughout Utah. As students, colleagues and friends mourn, many have asked if there’s anything they can do to support his three children in their educational goals,” said Canyons District Foundation Director…
In Canyons District, cafeteria food isn’t something that makes students wrinkle their noses in disgust — for some kids, it’s the very reason they go to school at all. It’s the key to helping them learn.That’s a concept that drives Sebasthian Varas, director of Canyons Nutrition Services department, to always find new ways to provide innovative, healthy, delicious nutrition for Canyons’ students. Varas’ pioneering work has earned him recognition from the School Nutrition Association as the 2017 Director of the Year for the state of Utah. The national, nonprofit professional organization also gave Varas the President’s Award of Excellence in…
Canyons District’s bus drivers are up before dawn, extending smiles and cheerful greetings to students as they navigate busy, sometimes slippery roads to deposit their precious cargo safely at school. They do it with little fanfare and often under difficult circumstances. With the start of another school year, Canyons District asks patrons to be on the lookout for young children walking to schools and bus stops, and to be mindful that buses make frequent stops. The District also asks students to adhere to the District’s Bus Code of Conduct: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/bus-rules. Together, we can keep our roadways safe.  CSD’s Transportation Department maintains…
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