As Canyons District teachers, parents and students start anew in the maiden days of January, these wise words of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai ring truer than ever: “One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” At the outset of 2018, the Board of Education and Administration invite you to resolve to express appreciation to the teachers in Canyons District who are educating the next generation of community leaders, artists, technology whizzes and entrepreneurs. You can do this by submitting a nomination for the 2018 Canyons District Teacher of the Year.  Nominations are now being…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:13

Canyons Wishes You a Happy New Year

Light the sparklers and throw the confetti. It’s time to celebrate the beginning of a new year in Canyons District — and if what’s past is prologue, the next 12 months are full of promise. In 2017, Canyons opened two newly rebuilt schools, saw students achieve some of the highest academic honors in the country, and felt the strength and support of the community as it endured the hardship of losing beloved teachers and students. There have been challenges, but in 2017, Canyons has also seen triumphs as it has taken strides toward helping students become college-and career-ready. In this…
Asked to reflect on the whirlwind of events in recent years — the pomp of graduation from a top-tier university; scrappy early days as an entrepreneur; and launch of a billion-dollars-a-day-in-transactions trading firm — Christina Qi pauses and exhales before showing a rare moment of incredulity.  “I still can’t believe it,” says Qi, a Hillcrest High graduate who is a rising star in the fast-changing, tech-heavy, algorithm-reliant world of high-frequency trading. “It’s all kind of surreal.”  Qi, who left the Midvale-area school to pursue a degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has spent her life wisely since arriving in…
Monday, 18 December 2017 21:01

Two CSD Teachers Recognized by BYU

Two Canyons District teachers have received prestigious awards from Brigham Young University. For their academic performance and observed leadership potential, Sally Williams, a health and physical education instructor at Hillcrest High, and Josh Stott, who teaches social studies at Butler Middle, were chosen to receive School Leadership Awards from the David O. McKay School of Education. The award is given to one student per cohort per year.When they aren’t in the classroom pushing their students to achieve, Williams and Stott are expanding their own knowledge and working toward masters’ degrees in educational leadership. Their tireless commitment to self-improvement and student…
When recipients of Canyons District’s official holiday card open their envelopes this season, they might see a whimsical watercolor painting of two friendly snowmen. Or they might see a painting of twinkling lights. Or they might see a winter wonderland with horses pushing against a northern wind.  All three of the works of art, done by Alta High students Georgia Ray, Lindsay Brown and Lydia Stueber, were selected as the card’s featured artwork because they capture the heart-warming essence of the season. They were chosen from a field of submissions by students in art classes taught by Katie Campbell.  Initially, the District…
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