11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094

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April 11, 2022 Weekly Newsletter

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students 
as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Celebrations: Congratulations to Alta’s First Robotics Team who competed at the Idaho Regionals in Napa, ID over Spring Break.  They received the prestigious “Chairman’s Award” which honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and which also embodies the mission of First Robotics; they will participate in Nationals in two weeks.  We also congratulate our band and choir groups on a highly successful showing at the World Strides Music Festival in Anaheim, CA.  The Madrigals and the String Orchestra took first place in their respective categories. Concert Choir and Women’s Choir each took silvers.  Our Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band both earned silvers, and our Percussion Ensemble took a gold as well. Our Orchestra won for the “Best Overall Orchestra”, which was awesome! Thanks to the many chaperones and staff members who made this event possible for our students.
  • Student Government Class Officers: Any current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in running for student government class officers, there is an informational meeting on Monday, April 11th in room 2121 at 2:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted by April 13th at 7:00 am. Apply at https://schoolelections.canyonsdistrict.org/#/Elections For questions, please contact Shaley Louder. Email: shaley.louder@canyonsdistrict.org
  • Modified Schedule for Aspire Plus Testing on April 20th and 21st:  Our 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the Aspire Test, the Utah State Assessment for learning, during the third week of April.  Like the ACT schedule for juniors, we invite only 9th and 10th graders to arrive at school at 7:30 a.m. to prepare for their tests on each day.  We invite ALL students to arrive after the testing by 10:30 a.m. for a shortened schedule of B day classes (on April 20th) and at 10:50 for A day classes (on April 21st).  The makeup test will be held on Friday, April 22nd, a remote learning day.  AP review sessions will be available for 11th and 12th graders from 7:45-10:15 a.m.  More information on AP reviews is forthcoming. See the schedule for both testing days below in the ‘FLYERS’ section.
  • School WIFI Change for April Testing: To ensure students bring their district Chromebooks for end-of-year testing, the decision has been made to turn off the Canyonair and CSD-Guest networks starting Tuesday, April 12th. The new Wifi network will be CSD-Auth.  Student’s district Chromebooks will automatically connect to CSD-Auth without needing credentials.  Student’s personal devices are not allowed on either of those networks; however, students; district Chromebooks will automatically connect to CSD-Auth without needing credentials.
  • Our Graduation Letter with updated info for parents/guardians of seniors is posted in the ‘FLYERS’ section below. Graduation will be on May 25th at the University of Utah at 10:00 a.m.!
  • Graduation Speaker & Music Tryouts in April: This year’s theme for graduation is: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seuss.  The following are opportunities for seniors to participate in the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022: Graduation Speaker tryouts will be held during the third week of April (date TBD) after school. For more information please see Mr. Ochoa in room 1309.  Graduation Music / Performance tryouts will be held after school. After Spring Break, there will be sign-up sheets for audition times outside Mr. Shabestari’s, Ms. Struiksma’s & Ms. Iund’s classrooms. 
  • Canyoneering Academy Presents:  What are some practical ways parents can keep their kids safe online? How can families most effectively use Skyward and Canvas to monitor their student’s progress at school? What mental wellness resources and 504 supports are available at school? These topics, and more, are the focus of a free Parent Information Night that Canyons School District is sponsoring as part of an ongoing Canyoneering Academy lecture series. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 6-8:30 p.m. at the District Office, 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy. The evening kicks off with a 50-minute keynote address by Utah author Jason Hewlett, a professional speaker known for his “family-friendly” comedic style and inspiring messages about leadership and reaching one’s potential. Afterward, attendees will have their choice of participating in two of four breakout sessions on the topics listed above. Spanish translators will be on hand at the event. If you are in need of additional translation services, please email Charisse Hilton. Her email address is: Charisse.Hilton@canyonsdistrict.org.  See canyonsdistrict.org for more information.
  • Canyons District Art Show: Our art students have pieces from all of our art classes displayed in South Towne Mall on the lower level near Home Goods. It will run thru April 14th.  Great job artists!
  • PTSA Info: The PTA Student Scholarship application is open. Visit this link for more information at: https://www.utahpta.org/student-scholarship
  • A reminder to read the Hawkeye, our student-sponsored school news publication online.  Check out this week’s edition on our website: https://altahawkeye.org/
  • Math Workouts: Math Workouts are a new way to stay in math “shape” and will be held from 2:30-4:00 after school beginning February 18th in room 2103.  See math teachers for specific locations. Math tutoring is also available daily during Advisory in room 1118.

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