A shutterbug at Jordan High is helping Canyons District send wishes of a picture-perfect yuletide. A photograph taken by 17-year-old Shellby Carvalho shines bright on the cover of the District’s 10th annual holiday card, which is sent to local legislators, Utah’s members of Congress, and Canyons’ major supporters.  The star of Carvalho’s photo is her snow-white dog, Cali, a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees and Labrador mix she adopted from the Humane Society of Utah.  “Because my dog is white, I thought that was a symbol of simplicity and purity, which is what the holiday season is all about,” says Carvalho, who…
Calling all bilingual 11th and 12th grade students: If you’re fluent in two or more languages, you can apply to have an official Seal of Biliteracy added to your high school transcripts.   The Seal of Biliteracy is placed on a high school graduate's transcript by the state of Utah to certify for employers and universities that the student has demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one world language. It is evidence of a student's readiness for a career, college and for engagement as a global citizen.  High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the seal starting Monday,…
They go the extra mile to tailor instruction. They document everything, not because it’s a federal requirement but because they want parents to be able to meaningfully celebrate their children’s progress. They have hearts of gold and a work ethic to match. With the season of giving approaching, we’d like to take a moment to recognize those who give so much of themselves to ensure all children reach their potential. Over the past few months, CSD’s Special Education Department visited schools to surprise 10 educators and related service providers with Exceptional Service Awards. This year’s awardees are exemplary of caliber…
Monday, 26 November 2018 21:14

School Choice: Open Enrollment Starts Dec. 1

Under Utah law, students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school—the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries—may apply for a transfer by submitting an Open Enrollment request. In Canyons District, families are able to submit these forms online from the comfort of their home or office using our Online Permit Portal. For the 2019-2020 school year, the window for applying for the school-choice permits opens Saturday, Dec. 1 and closes on Friday, Feb. 15. School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper permits are no longer available. Once a school…
Barry Johnson’s second-period science class has fallen silent. The lights are dimmed and the students are all sitting forward and upright in their chairs with their feet on the floor and eyes closed. The only sound that can be heard is the soothing voice of a woman who is inviting the class to take a few moments —eight minutes, to be exact—to “just be right here” as the students “breathe in and breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.” In today’s hyper-connected, always-on world, eight minutes is a long time for anyone to sit still with their thoughts, let alone an…
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