Our theme this year is

I Can Be a Shining Star and Follow the Wildcat Way!

We are committed to ensuring all students are successful and grow and develop, both academically and socially, in a safe, supportive school environment. We are very appreciative of the support you provide as parents-your children benefit in many ways when we are partners and focused on their successes.

 

Willow Canyon Wildcats are:

Responsible

If you are responsible, your teachers and parents can count on you to; 1) do what you say, 2) give your best effort, and 3) take care of the things you are accountable for doing. A responsible person is also able to independently make good choices.  If they make a mistake, they answer for their own behavior - they don't make excuses.

Safe

We behave in ways that keep us safe and those around us from being harmed. 

Respectful

Being respectful means treating others in a thoughtful and kind way.  It means we treat others the way we would like to be treated.

Willow Canyon Wildcats

Willow Canyon Wildcats

Thank you to Alta View Hospital for the support your organization gave Willow Canyon's PTA this year. Alta View recently had a ground breaking ceremony for their new patient tower and Alta View Clinic - we are proud to have them as a sponsor!

Congratulations Mrs. Miyake!  

Willow Canyon's Teacher of the Year!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week

Willow Canyon teachers are amazing.  They work long hours to ensure that every student is successful. They use every minute of the school day to provide rigorous and engaging instruction as well as creating an inviting and inclusive classroom environment. Please, remember to say thank you to your child's teacher this week!  

Congratulations Wildcats for all of your great work!

Science Fair Competition

Fifth Grade Competition

First Place: Kyson Wilcox and Jackson Naegle

Second Place: SanSar Kosakowski

Third Place: Chelsea Ballou

Fourth Grade Competition

First Place: Easton Dyksman

Story Weavers Story Telling Festival Competition in Second Grade

Students who went to the District Competition

Aspen Ayre, Cash Butler, Pyper Dyksman, Taylee Johnson, Isaac Whitley, Sam Wright

Students receiving honors at the District Story Weavers competition

Cash Butler took third place in the competition, Aspen Ayre and Isaac Whitley received honorable mention

The Battle of the Books Competition in Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

Winning 3rd Grade Team

Rockin Readers! Logan Slaughter, Wes Halladay, Jake Young, Bradley Hayashi

Winning 4th and 5th Grade Team

N.E.R.D.S! Kiriana Jolley, Katie Jones, Laci Stoddard, Chelsea Ballou, Ava Buxton

Thank you to the following businesses who supported the Battle of the Books Competition

McDonalds, Domino's Pizza, Chick-fil-a, Fresh Market, and Reams

The South Towne Center Elementary Art Show

Ava Butler took first place in the third grade competition

Mercedes Langston was the winner in the third grade t-shirt design contest

Parker Bettinson received honorable mention, fourth grade artwork

Thank you to LaDawna Applegarth, Heidi Ballou, Rachael Butler, and Laurie White for leading us through these competitions!

Thank you for all of the great parent support during these competitions!

 

Thank you Mrs. Comer for making Willow Canyon a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! 

 

Students do not attend school on the following days:

  • Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th -  Spring Recess
  • Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 3rd is the last day of school 

 With the winter weather being more severe this year, please watch local morning news programs for information about the possiblity of school starting later or being closed. The District will release a statement to the media by 5:30 AM if there is any change in the school schedule. The message will also be posted on the Canyons District website, sent through email and phone calls, and posted on Twitter and Facebook. We appreciate that the safety of parents, students, and school staff is being considered when making these decisions.

Perfect Attendance Months!

We had 65% of students with perfect attendance in September. There were 40% of students with perfect attendance in November and 36% of students in February.  We had a rough winter with a lot of students who were very ill - we encourage students to stay home when they are sick.  We are excited that students are back in school and healthy.  Our next perfect attendance month is April. 

 

Link to sign up as a volunteer to go on field trips, help during PTA activities, or help in classrooms. This process has to be completed every school year, it doesn't carry over from year to year.

https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteer/

 Thank you Alta View Hospital for the support you are giving Willow Canyon's PTA!

Willow Canyon's Schedule for the 2015 School Year

As a school, we are very excited about the schedule for the 2015 school year.  This schedule is the result of many hours of discussion and study by a task force that Canyons District organized under the direction of the CSD Board of Education.  We appreciate all of the work that went into the schedule and our own Mrs. Morrison for her work on the task force.

Willow Canyon’s schedule will be as follows

Grades 1 - 5

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Kindergarten

AM Session

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 11:00 AM

Friday, school dismisses at 10:20 AM

PM Session

Monday – Thursday, school starts at 12:15 PM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school starts at 11:15 AM

Please note this is one hour earlier than the start time Monday – Thursday

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Students will participate in Brain Booster sessions with trained instructional technicians while teachers participate in Professional Learning Community time otherwise known as collaboration. During this time teachers will consider student performance and plan instruction.  This time is very important for meeting Willow Canyon’s goal of every student being successful. 

Willow Canyon’s Brain Booster Schedule

Grade levels will participate in weekly Brain Booster sessions on the following days

Tuesday 

  • First Grade
  • AM Kindergarten (30 minutes)
  • PM Kindergarten (30 minutes)
  • Extended Core

Wednesday

  • Second Grade
  • Fifth Grade

Thursday

  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Brain Booster subjects are Physical Education, Art, STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math), and Library. Each subject will be taught for thirty minutes on the day of the week that the grade level participates. These classes will have specific curriculum aligned with Utah's State Core Standards for each subject.  CSD curriculum specialists will train all of the instructional technicians teaching these classes.

See "New Elementary Schedule" under "Important Links" for more information about the elementary schedule.

School Community Council - please see the "Community" tab above for more information.

The first meeting will be Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM at 9361 South 300 East, Canyons District Office, for SCC training. The meeting will be held in the Professional Development Center at the east end of the building.