Oct. 2018 Educational Spotlights

Oct. 2018 Educational Spotlights
Posted on 10/01/2018

Youth Council Hosts Dinner with City Council, Staff

The Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council hosted a dinner with the City Council and city staff on Sept. 4.

The evening included a question/answer session between youth council members and city officials.

The city is grateful to these high school-age students who donate their time to their community while learning about local government.


Construction Update: New Brighton High on Schedule

Rebuilding Brighton High poses the unique challenge of constructing a new school on top of the old school while school is in session. But there are upsides to tackling the project in phases—most notably, it makes it easier for architects to create a building that is truly responsive to the needs of those using it. During the first few days of school, for example, special attention was paid to how students and employees were navigating the campus. Adjustments were made to remove parking bottlenecks; impromptu pedestrian paths were lined with gravel, and signage was hung to more clearly demark emergency exits. “It took a few weeks for everyone to settle into new routines, and we had to make some adjustments. But it’s been a valuable process,” says the school’s Principal Tom Sherwood. Crews are on schedule and nearing completion of the first major project: Construction of a new field for baseball and softball. Next up is excavating and shoring up land to the west of the school in preparation for laying the foundation for a new auditorium. The auditorium and new athletics building on the east of campus are expected to be finished in 2020. For more information about the project, visit www.bond.canyonsdistrict.org.

District Honors Two Cottonwood Heights Residents

Two Cottonwood Heights residents are among 11 individuals to receive 2018 Apex Awards for their contributions, hard work and dedication to advancing the mission and vision of Canyons District. The Board of Education and Administration recognized:

Instructional Supports Director Dr. Amber Roderick-Landward,

District Administrator of the Year

Ridgecrest Elementary volunteer Jay Neeley, Volunteer of the Year