June 2018 Educational Profiles

Posted on 06/01/2018

Ten Sporting Scholars Earn Academic All-State Awards

Ten Brighton Bengals are among 26 Canyons District athletes to be presented Academic All-State Awards this spring for excelling in sports and academics. The awards are announced each sports season by the Utah High School Activities Association with this latest round going to students involved in track and field, boys soccer, baseball, softball, girls golf and boys tennis. Congratulations to these sporting scholars:

5A Boys Soccer, Combined GPA, 3.999

David Brog

Thatcher Schwendiman

Jace Vance

5A Baseball, Combined GPA 3.994

Zachary Larson

5A Softball, Combined GPA 3.991

Erin Christensen

5A Girls Track and Field, Combined GPA 4.0

Claudia Caten

Emily Johansen

Olivia Liu

5A Girls Golf, Combined GPA 3.990

Mia Montgomery

Katherine Pearson

 

Construction Starts This Summer on New BHS

The Bengals are getting a new home. Architectural firms, with input from students, parents, employees and community leaders, have been hard at work shaping plans for the rebuild of Brighton High — among dozens of school improvement projects to be financed by a Canyons School District bond approved by voters last year. School communities were given a sneak preview of the plans at Open House events in April. The building will be done in phases starting this summer with construction of performing arts and athletics facilities, which will bookend the current building to the west and east. “For the first 16 months of construction, no classrooms are impacted. We keep all our gymnasiums for activities and every single classroom untouched while we build these two structures,” says Brighton Principal Tom Sherwood. More information can be found at bond.canyonsdistrict.org.

Summer Reading: Students Can Check Out e-Books

Canyons District students will be able to check out e-books and audiobooks during the summer on their mobile devices via the District’s Overdrive account. Anyone who frequents Salt Lake County libraries will be familiar with the Overdrive system explains CSD’s Library Media Specialist Jim Wilson. “It’s really user-friendly, and the benefit of using our system is that the books have been pre-selected with students in mind.” The new service is available now. Information about how to access the Overdrive system can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

Ridgecrest Student Wins Top Prize

After winning recognition at the regional and state level, Ridgecrest Elementary first-grader Reese Marino went on to claim the top prize in the Visual Arts category of the National PTA Reflections contest. The 6-year-old’s portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among hundreds of thousands of entries in this year’s contest, which was based on the theme, “Within Reach.”