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

 

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.

Thank you Mrs. Comer for helping us become a

Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School!

Students do not attend school on the following days:

  • Friday, February 5, 2016 - Students do not attend school
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 - Students do not attend school
  • Monday, February 15, 2016 - President's Day
  • Friday, February 26, 2016 - Students do not attend school

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 
  • Friday, February 5, 2016 students do not attend school this day.

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

February is a perfect attendance month!

All students who come to school on time and stay the full day, every day during the month, will have perfect attendance. 

September was a perfect attendance month!  We had 248 students with perfect attendance, which is 65% of students.  Way to go Wildcats! There were 148 students with perfect attendance in November, let's see if we can get back to 65% attendance during February!

 

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

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

 

The dates for Fifth Grade Maturation are listed below.

Boys:  Presenter — Jim Kelly

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Butler Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18 at Indian Hills Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8 at Union Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16 at Mount Jordan Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Girls: Presenter — Carrie Ann Kemp

Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Butler Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Indian Hills Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9 at Union Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 17 at Mount Jordan Middle, 7-8 p.m

 

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.