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CSD Begins Taking Applications for Canyons Online, CSD’s New Tech-Driven Innovation

Canyons is powering up its personalized-learning options with the pending launch of Canyons Online, a technology-driven educational initiative recently approved by the Canyons Board of Education. 

Starting in fall 2021, Canyons Online will be the CSD program through which high-quality online classes will be provided to third- through 12th-grade students. Licensed teachers with advanced training in the best digital teaching and learning practices will lead classes in core subjects.  

“Canyons Online will really offer us the opportunity to act on Canyons District’s principle of innovation,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “Families will have more choice and flexibility in customizing what is best for their students.” 

Parents and students interested in the choice and flexibility provided by Canyons Online are invited to learn more about the program at two Information Nights. The next 6-7:30 p.m. event will Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East. The livestream can be accessed at CSDTV, the District’s YouTube channel. 

The application window for fall classes opens at midnight, Friday, April 16.  The window will remain open until April 30.  Click here to submit your child’s application.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Us Finish the School Year Strong

It’s time to spring into volunteering! With vaccination rates picking up, and the expanding availability of rapid COVID-19 testing, we are now able to safely welcome parents, grandparents, and other helpers back into our classrooms — and it couldn’t happen at a more opportune time.

As we look to finish the year strong, and make the most out of the last few months of instructional time, our teachers could use the extra hands and our students could use the extra encouragement.

“We’re at that point where, by taking the right precautions, it’s safe. And the help is needed,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “One of the great strengths of Canyons District has been having parents and volunteers in our buildings working with our students, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be welcoming them back.”

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March Madness Debate Tournament Success

Great news from the March Madness debate tournament on March 18th at Indian Hills Middle School! These students placed in the top 10% of all competitors.

Varsity Policy Debate

  • Jack Peterson and Eddie Gardner – 3rd Place Overall Team (also qualified for state)

Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Christian Hatch – FIRST PLACE Speaker Award
  • Graden Miller –4th Place (also qualified for state)
  • Cadence Lund- 5th Place (also qualified for state)

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Sam Cole – 3rd Place Speaker Award
  • Stone Elggren – 4th Place Overall
  • Max Sheffield – 5th Place Speaker Award

Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Sophie Nielsen –3rd Place (also qualified for state)

Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Annie Allred – FIRST PLACE (also qualified for state)

 Varsity Oratory Speaking

  • Adrianna George – 7th Place (also qualified for state)

Novice Oratory Speaking

  • Reese Taylor – FIRST PLACE
  • Jayci Griffee- 4th Place
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