Three Canyons’ students have received honors at the prestigious Springville All-State High School Art Show.Brighton’s Georgia Raddon, Jordan’s Nicole Brooks and Hillcrest's Sarah Turpin each received the Juror’s Award of Merit for their entries into the 45th annual art show. The highly competitive exhibition features entries from high school juniors and seniors throughout Utah. Raddon and Brooks will receive a cash prize and special recognition at the Utah State Capitol on Feb. 22 for their entries.Raddon’s AP Arts teacher required all 30 of her students to prepare entries to the contest, from which she selected four pieces of art to…
Two Canyons District employees — a teacher and an administrator — were recognized this month for their contributions to the rapidly-growing field of language immersion. You Yin-Yao, a Dual Language Immersion teacher at Draper Elementary, was named the International Teacher of the Year by the Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA). He received the award Thursday, Feb. 9 during a conference at Utah Valley University. The plaque he received says the award is "in recognition of his energy, his industry, his caring, and his tireless dedication to the students at Draper Elementary, Canyons School District, and the teaching of Chinese language and…
Canyons School District schools and office buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 to commemorate Presidents Day, a national holiday held each year on the third Monday in February. Classes will resume per their regular bell schedules on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Due to parent-teacher conferences being held this week, most schools also will be closed on Friday, Feb. 17 to provide teachers compensatory time for working late into the evenings. For elementary schools, the preceding Thursday, Feb. 16, is an early-out-day, which means the afternoon bell rings at 1:40 p.m. Parents and guardians with questions are encouraged to contact…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:56

Art Brings History to Life at Utah Capitol

The rotunda of the Utah Capitol came alive on Tuesday with song, dance and colorful art demonstrations. The daylong showcase, which featured a performance by Ridgecrest Elementary’s choir, was organized to underscore the importance of arts education. For poignant proof of the value of the arts, though, one need only have accompanied the student choir on its informational tour of the Capitol building. The fourth- and fifth-grade students learned about the “base isolation system” installed by engineers to make the building earthquake-safe. They took a stroll down the “Hall of Governors,” were treated to a peek inside the House Chambers,…
Draper Park Middle School woke to a surprise on Valentine’s Day, arriving in the morning to find their lockers adorned with pink, paper hearts — each inscribed with a personalized note of positivity. It’s a bit like having a secret admirer, or in this case, a whole club of them. The sentiments — ranging from, “You’re inspiring,” and “You’re brave,” to “You should be proud of yourself,” and “You bring out the best in people” — were painstakingly prepared and placed on the lockers by the school’s Service Club. “We gave the students sentence-starters and ideas, but they came up…
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