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Nominate Teacher of the Year

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Valentines for Teachers: Teacher of the Year Nomination

Show our teachers some love! Nominate your favorite teacher for our school’s Teacher of the Year award. The winner will receive prizes from local businesses, a banner for our school, and special honors at a Canyons Board of Education Reception and Honors Ceremony. Our Teacher of the Year will also have a shot at Canyons School District Teacher of the Year, which comes with additional prizes and a nomination for the Utah Teacher of the Year contest.

Here’s how to nominate:

1.Teachers who are eligible must have taught at least three years in Canyons School District.  Eligible educators at Edgemont include:     Acosta, Benson, Clyde, Criddle, Gondor, Guay, Hampton, Handley, Hill, Jones, Newman, Parkin, Salter, Summers, Trane  

2.Download the nomination form at http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/images/2015_TOY_Nomination_Form.pdf

3.Print and submit the completed form to the school by February 26th.

We’ll surprise the winning teacher on Friday, April 1st! Mark your calendars, and join us if you can.

Thank you for helping us recognize our outstanding teachers at Edgemont Elementary!

Principal Schino

Parent Teacher Conferences were a Success

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Thank you to all of the families who attended our February Parent Teacher Conferences!  We appreciate you coming to discuss your child's strengths, data, and action plan.  Our School Community Council (SCC) members were happy to share Internet Safety Week information with you.  We appreciate all the parents who signed the pledge to be S.M.A.R.T.  We also appreciate you supporting our PTA book fair!  


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:


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