Canyons District is pleased to announce new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The appointments are for the coming school year.  The appointments are:  Stacy Kurtzhals, currently Principal at Eastmont Middle, will become a Program Administrator in the Special Education Department.  Charisse Hilton, currently Principal of Brighton High, will become Principal of Eastmont Middle. Tom Sherwood, currently Principal at Jordan High, will become Principal at Brighton High. Wendy Dau, currently Principal at Midvale Middle, will become Principal at Jordan High. Mindy Robison, currently Principal at Crescent Elementary, will become Principal at…
Advocate, example, amazing — these are just a few of the words parents, coworkers and students use to describe the abilities of Eric Murdock, a counselor at Hillcrest High and Entrada. Murdock has made such a difference in the lives of his students that the Utah Association of Career and Technical Educators’ Guidance Division has chosen him as the School Counseling Educator of the Year. Murdock works tirelessly with all students and their families to forge individualized paths to graduation and help his students achieve their dreams. "I've never met a Counselor who cares more or gives more than Eric…
Two Canyons’ students have received honors at the prestigious Springville All-State High School Art Show.Brighton’s Georgia Raddon and Jordan’s Nicole Brooks 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 submit to the…
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…