Canyons District knows the invaluable impact our art teachers have on students. From music to a multitude of mediums, art gives a voice to those who can’t speak. It can provide a haven for struggling students and enhance the learning process. Two of Canyons’ superstar advocates for the arts have received recognition from the Utah State Office of Education — with support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation — for their contribution to the arts in Canyons District. Arts Consortium Chair Sharee Jorgensen received the 2018 Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Administration, and Sandy Elementary Music Specialist Debbie Beninati received…
The goal is in sight!  The last day of school for the 2017-2018 academic year is rapidly approaching — and Real Salt Lake is helping Canyons kick off the summer break. To celebrate the end of school, as well as the heights of success achieved by the Canyons community over the past nine months, Real Salt Lake is hosting Canyons District Night at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Saturday, June 2 event, featuring a game against Seattle Sounders FC, will be a celebration of students, educators, parents, volunteers and community partners.    Discount tickets to the 7:30 p.m. game can be…
Three Canyons students who are preparing to walk across the graduation stage on June 5 have finished their high school years on an impressive academic milestone: They have been named 2018 National Merit Scholars. Hillcrest High’s Kara Komarnitsky and Madeline Martin are joined by Corner Canyon High’s August Burton on the list of the $2,500 scholarship winners from Utah. They are among the 2,500 students who rose to the top of the field of 15,000 semifinalists to earn the honor. This year, 14 students from all five of Canyons District’s traditional high schools earned semifinalist status.    National Merit Scholars are…
The Canyons School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to attending children 18 years or younger.   Meals will be served 8:30-9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for  lunch from June 11  through Aug. 3 at Copperview Elementary, 8449 S. 150 West; East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East; Midvale Elementary, 7830 S. Chapel Street; Midvalley Elementary, 217 E. 7800 South, and Sandy Elementary, 8725 S. 280 East.  Meals will also be served at Jordan High, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd., June 11 through Aug. 3, with breakfast being served…
The Huskies are getting a new home, and we’re celebrating with a ceremonial turning of dirt. Students, teachers, parents and members of the community are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at Hillcrest High on Thursday, May 31 to herald the start of a rebuild of the campus. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m.  The new Hillcrest High is being made possible by a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond approved by Canyons voters in 2017. Construction will start this summer and be undertaken in phases over three years to allow the school…
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