Did you know that at Canyons District, it's possible to learn two languages at the same time and to graduate from high school fluent in both? The start of October signals the opening of the window to apply for Canyons District's Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2019-2020 school year. From Monday, Oct. 8 to Wednesday, Nov. 21, parents and guardians can apply online to have their children learn Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese. In addition, parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The 6-8 p.m. event will be held in…
It’s parent-teacher conference season in Utah, a ritual dating back at least 50 years. More than half-a-million of these meetings are planned statewide in the coming weeks, which amounts to a big investment of time and energy on behalf of schools and families. So, how parents get the most out of this opportunity for facetime with faculty? What kinds of questions should they be asking? Are these meet-and-greets even still relevant or useful in today's hyper-connected world where parents are signing up to receive daily electronic homework reminders, tardy notices, and report card updates? "As a mother, if my child is sick…
America’s liberties, as delineated in the country’s major founding document, are being celebrated today, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 for U.S. Constitution Day.  While the truths in the constitution are held to be self-evident, students across the District are learning first-hand through lessons, games, and even a personal visit to an oath-of-citizenship ceremony in Salt Lake City what it means to take upon the mantle of being an American citizen. At Midvale Middle, students compared the words of the original constitution to one that was ratified later. Sandy Elementary Sharks talked about the reason for the day on their student-produced morning…
The economy is on the rebound, jobs are plentiful and wages are up. So, how can young people just entering the workforce take advantage of the boom? Some of the leading sectors of the economy right now are in engineering, computer science and health care. There’s also huge demand for skilled professionals in the trades. A 2017 study out of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that between 1991 and 2015, good jobs in non-manufacturing trade industries, such as construction and transportation, increased in 38 states with Utah, South Dakota and North Dakota experiencing the most pronounced growth.…
Canyons School District students continue to outperform their Utah peers on most of the SAGE tests, in some areas by as many as 12 percentage points. “The data reflect the quality of our teachers and the hard work of our students, as well as the District’s investment in research-based instructional practices,” said CSD’s Research and Assessment Director Dr. Hal Sanderson. State SAGE results for the 2017-2018 school year are available for all school districts on the Utah State Board of Education website.  Elementary Schools (grades 3-5)  In elementary schools, Canyons is well above the state average in all subject areas and…
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