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Attention 5th Grade Parents

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Yes, it’s almost time for “the talk.”

To help start discussions about health and wellness, Canyons District has developed an informational maturation-process program for fifth-grade students and their parents.  Fifth-grade boys and girls and their parents are invited to attend maturation presentations by professional speakers. We encourage parents and their fifth-grade children to attend these free events together so conversations can continue in the home.  The aim with this program, which supplants the fifth-grade maturation days that previously were held at each school, is to provide consistent, sensitive, and approved maturation instruction districtwide. 

Presentation for Boys  

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, 7-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at Indian Hills Middle, 180 E. Sanders Road, 7-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 8 at Union Middle, 615 E. 8000 South, 7-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 16 at Mount Jordan Middle, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane, 7-8 p.m.
Presentation for Girls
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, 7-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Indian Hills Middle, 180 E. Sanders Road, 7-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 9 at Union Middle, 615 E. 8000 South, 7-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 17 at Mount Jordan Middle, 9351 S. Mountaineer Lane, 7-8 p.m.
Interpreters for Spanish-speakers will be available at the presentations at Mount Jordan Middle. 

Canyons Film Festival Opportunity

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Announcing the 7th Annual Canyons District Film Festival:

Canyons School District students and teachers are invited to participate in The 7th Annual Canyons District Film Festival! Create a feature film, documentary, animation, PSA, newscast, or poster! Festival entries are due by 5:00 pm on March 24, 2016Visit http://cnyns.org/csdfilmfestival for detailed information.

Canyons District Film Festival Entries to be Submitted Electronically:

This year all Festival entries will be submitted electronically! Be sure to read the information on this page to learn about this new submission process as well as other changes that have been made to festival rules and categories. Click HERE to view the Film Festival submission form. Click HERE to view a video tutorial about how to submit for the Film Festival.


Categories for the Film Festival

There are four levels of Festival competition: Elementary, Middle, High School, and Teacher. Students will only compete against other students in their grade level category.
There are six film categories and a poster contest participants may enter:
  1. Feature Film (5 minutes or less)
  2. Documentary (5 minutes or less)
  3. Animation (3 minutes or less)
  4. PSA (1 minute or less)
  5. Newscast (5 minutes or less)
  6. Teacher Film (any category)
* Note: We have decided not to have the advertisement category this year. We may choose to bring the category back in future years, but for now competition is limited to the six categories listed above.


Check out this one minute promo video Introducing the 2016 Canyons Film Festival. Perfect for showing your students:

https://youtu.be/6ZMTbc3IlRg


Please contact your Education Technology Specialist if you have questions or would like guidance with helping you or your students enter the film festival.  


"We need filmmaking in our classrooms, not to graduate filmmakers, but to graduate problem solvers, critical thinkers and passionate people who can work with others to make that which does not yet exist, real." ~Nikos Theodasakis


Thank you,

CSD Film Festival Team





PBIS Reward!

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Edgemont Elementary School participates in Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) like every elementary school in Canyons District!  Our PBIS system is set up so that students receive "SOAR tickets" in the form of feathers when they demonstrate desired behaviors in common areas of the building as described on our SOAR posters.  SOAR stands for: Be SAFE, Be ON TASK, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT SELF, OTHERS AND PROPERTY.  

We have a very consistent routine for our PBIS program.  SOAR tickets are presented to students by an adult. The adult tells them explicitly why they are receiving the ticket.  Students then give the tickets to their classroom teacher.  Each classroom teacher celebrates and reinforces positive behavior recognition by sharing what the ticket says with the whole class!  The tickets are then brought to the front office where they are entered into a spreadsheet and hung in our hallway on our Eagle, Sky for all to see.  When Sky is completely full the whole building celebrates positive behaviors by participating in varied activities!  

This month our students reviewed SOAR rules in all common areas to help increase understanding of desired behaviors.  As a result, Sky was filled up rather quickly!  Our students celebrated with a "Crazy Sock Day" recently.  Here are some photos of the fun we had reinforcing positive behaviors at Edgemont:
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