May 2018 Educational Profiles

Posted on 05/01/2018

First-grader Wins Art Contest With Portrait of Her ‘Superhero’

Reese Marino’s hero does not wear a cape but a fancy robe, and her superpower is justice for girls. Such is how Marino describes the inspiration behind her portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which earned the top prize in the Visual Arts category of the 2017-2018 UTA PTA Reflections contest. Six-year-old Marino, a first-grade student at Ridgecrest Elementary, now advances to the national level of the arts competition. “[Justice Ginsburg] put all girls’ dreams within reach so I can be anything I want when I grow up,” Marino said.

Celebrating Excellence in Cottonwood Heights-Area Classroom

Schools throughout Canyons District have announced their picks for Teacher of the Year, an award that comes with cash prizes, a gift basket and nomination for District Teacher of the Year. Teachers were nominated by colleagues and parents for outstanding teaching practices, professionalism and community involvement. They include:

Bella Vista Elementary — Rebecca Randolph

Brighton High — Natalie Meyer

Butler Elementary — Parys Lightel

Butler Middle — Paul Fonnesbeck

Canyon View Elementary —

Carolyn Armstrong

Ridgecrest Elementary —

Amanda Lundberg

Oakdale Elementary — Brett Jewkes

Canyons District’s Summer Camps, Online Learning Helping Kids Stay Engaged

Canyons School District is offering a variety of summer learning opportunities for students of all ages. From summer camps that expose young children to the arts and sciences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to online courses that allow high school students to earn credits toward graduation, there's something for practically everyone — and at affordable prices. A list of various learning opportunities can be found on the District’s website: canyonsdistrict.org.