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PLAYWORKS in Canyons School District

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Play as a Force for Learning
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Playworks Utah, a non-profit that uses the power of play to cultivate safe, healthy learning environments, received a $10,000 grant from Larry Miller Charities last week—and chose to publicly celebrate the occasion at Midvale Elementary. As the only school district in Utah to deploy Playworks programming at all of our elementary schools, CSD stands to benefit most from the gift. Playworks uses play to teach kids the social and behavioral skills. Something as simple as a game of four-square can help students learn to follow rules, set goals, learn from failure, manage tough emotions, and resolve conflict. And an impromptu game of ro-sham-bo, or rock-paper-scissors, can stop a playground argument from escalating to the point of requiring a teacher or the principal to intervene, says Midvale's Chip Watts, who credits Playworks’ influence for an 80 percent drop in office referrals at his school from 2014 to 2016. Freeing teachers from having to manage social and behavioral issues allows them to spend more of their precious classroom time on academics, he said. Playworks also builds leadership skills by recruiting fourth and fifth grade students to serve as “junior coaches” who promote fair play during recess and strive to ensure that everyone feels included.

Communication in Canyons School District

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Telling the Canyons District Story
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Because parents are busy, CSD strives to make it as easy as possible to find information about Canyons District — and stay up to date on the latest news. We use most available platforms, both traditional and non-traditional, to tell the Canyons District story. With the start of school, traffic to our website is again picking up; last month we logged more than 88,000 unique page views. In the two months since the July 1 start of the fiscal year, Canyons District has appeared in the news 58 times—almost exclusively positive coverage. Over that same time, we’ve posted more than 90 pieces of content to our Facebook page, and shared double that number of Tweets. Both our Twitter and Facebook audiences continue to grow as does public engagement in the form of “shares,” “retweets” and “link clicks.” In fact, our click-through rate on Twitter— the percentage of followers who click on the links that we share—is nearly six times higher than the industry standard. But we’re not stopping there. To drive more eyeballs to our website, we’ll be heavily promoting our RSS feeds, which send information directly to subscribers as it’s published. We’ve launched a new “Question of the Month” web feature where we highlight answers to frequently asked questions. And we’re recruiting PTA members to serve as “brand ambassadors” by sharing pre-written Tweets and stories on their social media feeds. Next time you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, add Canyons District and join the conversation. #wearecanyons #csdistheplacetobe

Apply for our FREE After School Program

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Registration is open for our After School Program!

Pink applications went home to everyone today! Students will be accepted into the program in the order applications are returned to the office.  We have 50 openings available for Edgemont students.  Once we fill 50 slots, we will begin a waiting list.  We will communicate within one day to let you know if you have been accepted. 

*Please plan to attend parent orientation at Bell View on Thursday,
September 1st at 5:30pm.

100 students will be accepted into the program this year!  Students will gather with friends, learn social skills, enjoy a nutritious snack, participate in supervised physical-education activities, spend time in computer labs, and receive tutoring and homework help from educators who teach at Bell View or Edgemont Elementary Schools. The Boys and Girls Club will work with Canyons District to provide supervision during program hours. 
All services are provided at NO COST to Bell View and Edgemont students.
Our after school program operates every Monday through Friday on days that school is in session.  The program begins right after dismissal bells (including early release Fridays) and ends promptly at 5:30 pm.  There is a bus provided to transport all Edgemont students to Bell View Elementary each afternoon.  Pick up is at Bell View Elementary.  

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Meet Our New 5th Grade Teacher

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Hi Edgemont! My name is Riley Nemrow and I’m from Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from BYU-Hawaii on the island of Oahu. After graduation, I went to Ogden Utah were I taught 2ndgrade. I’m so excited to be teaching 5th grade this year at Edgemont.

My husband and I love vacationing and visiting art galleries and small towns. I love spending time with him and our puppy Ollie. I enjoy reading, art, photography, being outside, and acting silly.

I’m looking forward to my new teaching adventure at Edgemont Elementary and meeting my students!