Prepare to turn the ceremonial dirt at the site of the 13th and final school-improvement project that was promised to voters when a $250 million bond was approved in 2010.  A groundbreaking ceremony to herald the start of work on a renovation project at Indian Hills Middle will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. Inclement weather forced the postponement of a previously scheduled event.  Crews have already started work at the Sandy-area site, ‎1180 E. Sanders Road.  Construction is expected to take roughly a year. Board of Education President Sherril H. Taylor and Principal Doug Graham will speak…
Middle-schoolers like to argue, or at least that’s how it seems as their brains develop and they’re motivated to put newly acquired critical-thinking skills to the test. Suddenly, the word “why” becomes commonplace, and the conversation at dinner feels like a scene from Perry Mason. But that’s what makes school debate so much fun, and a valuable instructional tool. Classroom debates — and more formalized speech and debate competitions — teach students to conduct research, organize their thoughts, collaborate and brainstorm ideas, and speak with authority, says CSD Instructional Specialist Leslie Robinett. What better way to harness students’ newfound passion…
Canyons District students captured 42 awards at the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair.  The winners include Hillcrest High seniors Alex Cheng and Alex Sun, who now advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif., where they’ll compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Cheng's award-winning project, "Analysis of Retinal Fundus Images to Detect Macular Degeneration Using Machine Learning Methods," combines medical diagnostics with computer science, whereas Sun focused on behavioral science with a project titled, "Understanding 'Compassion Fade.'"Other award-winners of note include six middle school and elementary-age students who were named Broadcom Masters finalists. …
Whether you're a parent looking for a fun, intellectually challenging way for your kids to spend their summer, or you're a high school student desiring to get a jump on studies or play catch-up, Canyons School District offers a rich variety of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages.  Summer Semester Answer for High-Achievers   The spring weather may be teasing us with alternating sunny and snowy days — but summer isn’t too far on the horizon. While most students will be enjoying a summer break, there are many who will be heading back to class. Registration for CSD’s Summer…
High school graduation is a rite of passage, a time for celebrating academic achievement, and an opportunity to spotlight our exceptional students and faculty. It’s one of those can’t-miss events, so mark your calendars now! Canyons School District’s 2017 commencement season kicks off on Thursday, June 1 with ceremonies for: CSD’s alternative high school Diamond Ridge; South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison; and Jordan Valley School for special-needs students. The District’s five traditional high schools will all perform commencement rites on Tuesday, June 6. Following are the dates and times: Alta High — Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m., University of…