In July 2014, Eastmont Middle school was unexpectedly flooded. The whole first floor was under water. Due to the flooding the school received a new gym floor, new carpeting and stage floor in the auditorium, new carpeting in the band and choir rooms and there will be new flooring in the hallways. Construction should be finished up in the next several months.

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  • Eastmont Middle School is akin to Canyons School District's poster child for Utah's premiere "America Recycles Day" event. Eastmont's faculty and staff last week received a free dinner, as well as reusable water bottles, for recycling more than 1 ton of paper products in 14 days of Canyons School District's "Reduce Your Waste" contest.

    In spring 2013, recycling bins were placed in all Canyons District schools to assist in end-of-year cleaning. A contest ensued to reward the school that contributed the most to the recycling effort — counted in pounds. Eastmont won by recycling 2,263 pounds of paper.

    The District total was nearly 9 tons — 17,501 pounds, to be exact — of recycled materials. That's great news for Canyons District schools, and even better news for the environment. For every ton of paper recycled, our community saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, and 60 pounds of air pollution.

    To learn more about how you, your school or business can recycle, check out the "America Recycles Day" Recycling Exhibition Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the South Towne Expo Center. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Recycling Coalition of Utah. It is free and open to the public.
    Perhaps you remember what it was like: The wide hallways, lockers that wouldn’t open, trying to wend your way from class to class. The first day of middle school is, for most people, an experience they wouldn’t want to repeat. Canyons wants to change that by hosting half-day orientations for CSD's middle-school first-timers on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. 

    This year, Canyons middle schools have planned orientations for both the sixth- and seventh-grade classes, which this year will move into the middle school simultaneously. The seventh graders will attend orientation on Thursday, Aug. 15 and sixth graders are invited for Friday, Aug. 16.  

    This year, the grade structure changes in Canyons District, making elementary schools for kindergarten through fifth grades, middle school for sixth- through eighth-grades, and high schools for ninth- through 12th-grade classes. 

    The back-to-school event is planned to make sure the students, who the year before didn’t have to worry about negotiating hallways with much larger teenagers or changing classes several times a day, become acclimated to their new surroundings.  

    At the orientations, students will be at their respective middle schools at about 8 a.m.Until noon, the students attend shortened classes, find (and open) their lockers and visit the cafeteria for a treat. Some principals also plan an orientation assembly to talk about school goals and rules.

    For the events, the District is following the usual Monday-through-Friday start time.  This will help the sixth- and seventh-grade students adjust to their scheduled times.  The times are: 
    • Albion —  7:55 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
    • Butler — 7:55 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
    • Draper Park — 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Eastmont — 7:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    • Indian Hills — 8:05 a.m.-12:05 a.m.
    • Midvale — 7:50 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.
    • Mount Jordan  — 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Union — 7:55 a.m.- 11:55 a.m.
    Click here for information about bus routes and pick-up times.  
    At the same time NCAA athletes were hustling for a national hoops championship, aspiring Sweet 16ers from Canyons District middle schools were hitting the court in their own version of March Madness.
     
    Union and Indian Hills both ran away with two first-place trophies in the District’s Middle School 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Boys and girls teams from CSD’s eight middle schools competed at the fourth-annual event, held April 2-4, 2013. About 430 students competed at the tournament.    
     
    Also netting first-place wins were teams from Crescent View and Albion.
     
    The NCAA tourney-styled contest, complete with a bracket system that winnowed the field to overall winners for each age group, is part of Canyons District's Middle School Intramurals Program, developed to promote healthy lifestyles and gauge interest for future competitive extracurricular programs.
     
    First- through fourth-place winners were awarded trophies; all participants received ribbons. This year’s winners are:
     
    Seventh Grade
    • Boys: First Place: Union (1); Second Place: Albion (1); Third Place: Indian Hills (1); Fourth Place: Mount Jordan (2)
    • Girls: First place: Albion (2); Second Place: Indian Hills (1); Third Place: Eastmont (2); Fourth Place: Indian Hills (2)
     
    Eighth Grade
    • Boys:  First Place: Crescent View (1); Second Place:  Indian Hills (1); Third Place:  Albion (1); Fourth Place: Mount Jordan (1)
    • Girls:  First Place: Indian Hills (1); Second Place: Albion (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (2); Fourth Place: Union (1)
     
    Ninth Grade
    • Boys:  First Place: Indian Hills (1); Second Place:  Mount Jordan (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (2); Fourth Place:  Butler (1)
    • Girls: First Place: Union (1); Second Place:  Crescent View (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (1); Fourth Place: Eastmont (1)
     
    The coaches are:
    Albion:  Courtney Long, Ryan Durrant
    Butler:  Megan Leach
    Crescent View:  Ken Smikahl
    Eastmont:  Joe Karlsven
    Indian Hills:  Ron Halbert
    Midvale:  Kip Saunders
    Mount Jordan:  Joel Smith
    Union:  Kelsey Gill

    Eastmont Middle School’s seventh-grade team and Indian Hills Middle School’s eighth- and ninth-grade teams won first place awards in Canyons School District’s first-ever Middle School Intramurals Soccer Tournament.

    Second-place awards went to Midvale Middle School’s ninth-grade team, Butler Middle School’s eighth-grade team, and Mount Jordan Middle School’s seventh-grade team.

    About 200 students participated in the districtwide Soccer Tournament, held June 2 at Union Middle School. However, more than twice as many participated on the school level, making Soccer the most popular of the Middle School Intramurals programs to date.

    Canyons District kicked off its Intramurals Program in fall 2009 to offer students competitive athletic and academic events in which everyone is welcome to participate. Last year, students participated in Cross Country, 3-on-3 Basketball, and Ultimate Frisbee; this year, the Intramurals Program included Cross Country, Chess, and Soccer.

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