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Do athletes make better students? If these sporting students are any example, there may be something to studies suggesting the traits of perseverance and commitment exhibited by successful athletes also translate to high performance in the classroom and the workplace. Eleven Canyons District athletes were presented Academic All-State Awards this spring for excelling in sports while maintaining high grade point averages (GPA). The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to athletes in track and field, soccer, baseball and golf. These athletes boast a combined average GPA of 3.999, and they…
There’s still time to apply for a spot in Canyons District’s innovative program for kindergarten-age students.  The District continues to take applications for the Supplemental Hours of Instruction classes for the 2017-2018 school year — a groundbreaking early-childhood academic initiative that was recently spotlighted by KSL-TV Channel 5.  Students in the classes receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. Enrollees begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students.  This is the second year Canyons has provided this educational opportunity to the community.  Who is eligible for the opt-in, tuition-based program? …
Two Hillcrest High students claimed top awards at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles. Alexander Sun won 2nd place is his category, and a $1,500 prize, for a paper titled, "Compassion Fade and the Limitations of Student Subjects in Social Science Research," and Alexander Cheng won 3rd place in his category, and $1,000, for his project: "Analysis of Retinal Fundus Images to Detect Macular Degeneration Using Machine Learning Methods." Intel ISEF is the largest pre-collegiate science fair. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase…
The first-ever members to join Alta High’s marching band will be graduating this year — and they’ll be celebrating in a big way. After four years of high-stepping, twirling and drumming, Canyons District’s only marching band will be taking their talent across the country to represent Utah in the 13th annual National Memorial Day Parade, held annually on Constitution Avenue to honor the men and women who have served valiantly in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The parade starts at 2 p.m. Eastern on Monday.  This is the first time the award-winning band will perform in a different state, and they…
His waterwise approach to maintaining the turf on Canyons School District fields has conserved millions of gallons of water. His push to place mechanical systems in “unoccupied mode” when school buildings are vacant, along with heating, cooling and lighting upgrades, has helped reduce the District’s carbon footprint by 45 percent—even with the addition of 1 million square feet of new construction. For these, and other, trailblazing efforts to champion the environment, CSD Energy Specialist Chris Eppler was named an Energy Pioneer at the Governor’s 2017 Utah Energy Development Summit on May 4. Organized to brainstorm a sustainable energy future for…
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