Corby Eason’s childhood wouldn’t be described as carefree or idyllic. Drug deals, burglaries and violence were common in the Columbus, GA neighborhood he called home. But he says his life experiences in those formative years—especially, the enduring love of his mother—still guide him today in his student support practices as a counselor at Midvale Middle School. “Being raised by a single mom was the best thing that ever happened to me. She taught me resilience,” says Eason, the 2016 winner of the Utah School Counselor Association’s (USCA) Human Rights Award. The award is given to counselors who have exceled at reaching…
Canyons District has started accepting applications for its Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. From Monday, Oct. 3 to Wednesday, Nov. 23, parents and guardians can apply online to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. In addition, parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, November 2. The 6 p.m. event will be in the Jordan High School Atrium. 95E Beetdigger Blvd. Please note, that students with siblings currently enrolled in a Dual Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 23 deadline.…
More than $180 billion in college aid is available to students for the 2017-2018 academic year—and the time for applying is now. Starting on Oct. 1, 2016, families can go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Think you won’t qualify for a needs-based scholarship? Don’t let that stop you from filling out an application. A FAFSA is required for many school-based scholarships. It also can open the door to work-study jobs, low-interest loans and grants. “Don’t leave money on the table, and act quickly as funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served…
Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:53

CSD Announces Dates, Times of SALTA Testing

Parents whose children exhibit significantly higher cognitive and academic ability are encouraged to have their kids tested for SALTA, Canyons District’s magnet program for advanced learners. All K-7 students are eligible for testing and can sign up online starting on October 1, 2016. The testing window closes on October 31. This year students applying to participate in SALTA can test at their neighborhood school during two separate days. The “day one” test will take about two hours and the “day two” test will take about three hours. Test dates and times vary from school to school. Parents will be given…
Every fall, Anne Mallory looks at the students in her ceramics and sculpture classes at Alta High and tells them one heartbreaking fact: Of the eight people sitting at your table, two came to school hungry today. Every day, one in five children in Utah don’t know where they will find their next meal, according to Feeding America, a charity that networks food banks across the country. Every year, Alta art students work to help the Utah Food Bank by creating pottery bowls in Mallory’s class. They sell the bowls, along with donated soup, at Alta’s parent-teacher conference, then donate…