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Talk about an auspicious start to Jordan High’s robotics career: The Beetdiggers in their inaugural year outwitted dozens of teams from seven states and Canada to win the 2017 Utah Regional FIRST Robotics competition. Each of Canyons District’s five traditional high schools fielded a team at the University of Utah-sponsored contest, which was held at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. Three — Alta, Hillcrest and Jordan — advanced to the finals where teams form alliances and compete in single elimination rounds until a champion emerges. Alta was highest-ranked among CSD schools coming out of the qualifying matches with…
A whopping 22 stellar students from Canyons District’s five traditional comprehensive high schools find out tonight if they have been selected as 2017 Sterling Scholars in their respective categories.  Winners in the 55th annual scholarship program sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL-TV Channel 5 will be announced during a ceremony at the LDS Conference Center’s Little Theater, 60 West North Temple.  Students from Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Hillcrest and Jordan high schools are in the finals in all but one of the judged categories.  Last year, Canyons students walked away with several awards.   Anthony Cheng, from Hillcrest High, was…
Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The appointments are for the coming school year.  The appointments are:  BJ Weller, currently the Principal of Canyon View Elementary, is the new Director of the Department of Responsive Services.   Kierstin Draper, Principal of Oakdale Elementary, will become Principal of Canyon View Elementary Lori Jones, currently Principal of Sprucewood Elementary, will become Principal of Oakdale Elementary.  Colleen Smith, currently Principal of Parkside Elementary in the Murray City School District, will become Principal of Sprucwood.  Christy Waddell, who now…
Monday, 06 March 2017 23:51

CSD Praised for its Financial Integrity

Canyons School District has again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting — the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting — from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award “represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” Todd Buikema, Acting Director of GFOA's Technical Services Center said in a letter to CSD's Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe. It's a reflection of the quality of the comprehensive annual financial report that Canyons Business Administrator and CFO Leon Wilcox oversaw for fiscal year 2016. CSD's comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial…
All of CSD’s five traditional high schools — including, for the first time, Jordan High — will be fielding teams at the 2017 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition where they’ll compete against peers from seven states and Canada. This is the Beetdiggers’ inaugural year, and while the rookie team is not as well-funded or experienced as its rivals, students are riding a wave of “first-timer’s” excitement. Also, the team got a jump start with $6,300 in seed funding from the Canyons Education Foundation. “In past years, some of our brightest students have had to compete for neighboring teams. Now they’ve returned…
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