Principal Jensen's Updates
We here at Corner Canyon sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and safe during these extraordinary times. We will continue to provide you with updates throughout the coming weeks, but here's what you need to know now.
School Hours During Closure:
The main office, student center, and media center are open for drop in visits from students and parents on Tuesdays from 9-11am, during the school closure. Students may check out materials from the media center, pick up hard copies of assignments if available, and drop off completed assignments during this time. Keep in mind that teachers may not be in the building. Please reach out to teachers, counselors, and administrators individually If you need to meet with them specifically.
Social distancing guidelines, as issued by the Salt Lake County Department of Health, are being observed. While our fields and courts are currently open for public use, pick up games and team sports are not allowed. Students should not be coming to the school for any reason other than to pick up or drop off work, and should not congregate on school grounds or in the school parking lots.
All district offices and schools will be closed April 6-10 for Spring Break.
End of 3rd Quarter:
3rd Quarter will end on March 27, 2020. All student work should be submitted to teachers by 3:00pm on March 27th. 4th Quarter will begin on March 30, 2020 (B-Day) and will end on May 29, 2020.
All new content instruction for 4th quarter will be delivered via Canvas. We will be following an A/B schedule for 4th quarter and students are expected to be interacting with teachers from 8am to 2:30pm every Monday through Friday. Students should be checking Canvas and their CSDDocs email daily for instructions and assignments. Teachers may also be scheduling live sessions via Zoom or GoogleMeet during their normal class hours. If you have any questions regarding instruction, please reach out to teachers.
All activities have been cancelled until May 1, 2020. Updates will be published if events will be rescheduled for later dates.
Utah Aspire Plus: The Utah State Board of Education voted to pause end-of-year testing and state accountability this year. Therefore, the Utah Aspire Plus for grades 9-10 is no longer required.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: As of March 20th, high school students will be able to take their Advanced Placement (AP) exams online, the College Board announced. The test administrator says it is working to build online exams shortened to reflect what classes have been able to cover this year. Students will get to pick one of two testing dates, which will be announced April 3. At that time, the College Board also will reveal the types of questions that will appear on the online exams.
The 2019-2020 CCHS Sterling Scholar Winners:
Language Arts—Olivia Kitterman
Skilled and Technical Sciences—Matthew Daynes
Family and consumer Science—Hailey Miller
Social Studies—Brayden Whatcott
Computer Technology—Savannah Richards
World Languages—Addison Bethards
Instrumental Music—Marty Bodell
Vocal Music—Tim Froah
The Boys Cross Country team are the 6A State Champions – Well Done!
Our Girls’ soccer team was awarded the 6A Academic State Championship. Their combined GPA was an amazing 3.8. Congratulations for your accomplishments on the field as well as in the classroom.
Randal Clark and Mitchell Atencio held the Annual Halloween Instrumental Concert October 29th.
Melissa Thorne held the Fall Choir Concert October 23rd.
The Performing Arts Department is presenting Elf The Musical November 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th.
The Corner Canyon Counseling Center is now producing a monthly newsletter – Click below to take a look!
Homecoming was last week at Corner Canyon. Homecoming is always a memorable event that enables our students, staff, families, and community members to celebrate our amazing school. During homecoming, we had a variety of activities from spirit dress-up days, a pep rally, powder puff, athletic team events, fireworks, and concluded with the dance on Saturday night.
Thank you to those who attended Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday and Tuesday night. Those nights are a great way to communicate with teachers and to become aware of all of the activities and events happening here at Corner Canyon.
Remember, if your child needs any help, teachers are available during CHARGER time.
The Performing Arts department traveled to Cedar City last week to compete in the annual Shakespeare Competition. Close to 100 students competed in various categories including dance, choir, theater, and stage tech.
Our Chamber Singers placed 1st in the Madrigal Division and our Theatre took 3rd Place Sweepstakes and received Straight Superiors on our Ensemble Scene: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dance Company also received Straight Superiors on their dances. Matt Gordon was selected for best Technical Theatre Portfolio in the Buckingham Division. Spencer Croston and Adam Afulao placed 3rd overall in scenes. Congratulations!
Boys Golf competed at State on Monday and Tuesday placing 5th overall. Our boys took 2nd in region this year. Congratulations on a great year.
Girls Tennis competed in the 6A State Tournament Saturday. Our girls took 2nd at Region last week and finished 3rd at state. Congratulations!
The UHSAA has released the most recent RPI rankings:
Dear Corner Canyon High School,
As Principal of Corner Canyon High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back, especially our students. We are all looking forward to another amazing year. The school has come alive as students and teachers have returned filling our building with energy and excitement. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Charger family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready by the end of the four years. We have amazing teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement. We believe that all students should graduate from high school prepared to meet the demands of post secondary education, meaningful careers, and effective citizenship.
I am honored to serve as the principal of Corner Canyon High. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.
Welcome Back! Let's make it the best year ever!
New Additions to CCHS:
Are you interested in being a member of the Corner Canyon High School Community Council? We have a few openings for new members for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. If you’re interested, please email Principal Darrell Jensen at email@example.com, by 4:00 pm on August 21st . If multiple parents are interested, there will be an election.
The SCC meets monthly to discuss school issues, create a LAND Trust plan, approve professional development plans, and help develop the School Improvement Plan. We invite input from all parents and rely on the SCC to represent both parents and the community. Our first meeting is scheduled for September 5th at 5:00.
Need a copy of your high school transcripts? Order them online.
Applying for college just got easier. Canyons School District is now partnering with Parchment, an online system for ordering high school transcripts. Starting this spring, CSD high school students can order electronic copies of their official transcripts with a push of the button. They can also use the system to electronically send their transcripts to the college or university of their choosing and track the request to ensure the document arrives at its destination. For now, there is no limit to the number of transcript requests students are allowed. The service is free-of-charge for currently-enrolled students and available to graduates for a small fee. Parchment is used by roughly 98 percent of the country’s colleges and universities and should dramatically streamline the college application process for our students. It’s also a time-saver for our school, which prepares and mails thousands of paper transcripts each year. An email will be sent to students’ CSDdocs accounts with a link to our school’s Parchment portal and information about how to register. More information can be found below or at canyonsdistrict.org.
Corner Canyon’s Teacher of the Year
As Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is for improving the lives of others, and for leaving your world better than you found it.” At Corner Canyon, Steve Reed is the kind of teacher who shows his dedication to leaving the world better than he found it by pouring his heart and soul into the improvement of his students. As department chair, Reed leads his science colleagues with innovating practices, data-driven decisions, and collaboration. Students in his class say they learn more in Mr. Reed’s class than any other class, all the while they are pushed harder and challenged more. Reed’s support of his class and lasting impression as a first-class educator are further reasons why Corner Canyon High has selected Steve Reed as the 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Pre-med Pathway Graduation
Congratulations to the first ever Pre-Med Pathway Graduates! These students have great things heading their way. Great evening celebrating their White-Coat Ceremony. Way to go.
As we begin fourth quarter and initiate the countdown to graduation, the faculty and administration of Corner Canyon High School congratulate our seniors who have achieved in academics, arts, athletics and numerous other areas while in high school.
Please read and review carefully the following information regarding the significant deadlines, events and graduation information that is vital to the last few weeks of your high school experience. Additionally, we ask for your help and support to allow the school year to end as smoothly as possible.
All make-up credits and online credits should be completed and tested ASAP in order to allow time for credits to be transcripted for graduation eligibility.
Caps and Gowns will be distributed on Wednesday, May 8, during both lunches to all seniors who have been cleared for graduation. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please contact Jostens at 1-800-JOSTENS or at www.jostens.com. For students who have not yet cleared fines, NG’s, incomplete credits, etc., caps and gowns will be available through the student’s counselor once he or she has taken care of these holds.
Senior Awards Night is an “Invitation Only” event that will be held on Thursday evening, May 23, at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. Seniors receiving awards and recognitions will be notified prior to the event and will be invited to attend along with their parents.
Cords for the over 400 seniors who have earned Advanced and Honors Diplomas will be presented during a celebration on Friday morning, May 24, at 7:15 AM in the auditorium. This event is for students only.
The Senior Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, May 31, at the Thanksgiving Point Barn. Doors will open at 5:30 PM; dinner will be served from 5:45-6:45PM; awards will be presented at 6:45 PM; and dancing will go from 7-9 PM. Tickets will be $40 and will be sold in the main office from Monday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 28.
The Goodbye Assembly will be on Monday, June 3, at 8:00 AM and again at 9:00 AM, in the auditorium. This will be a tribute assembly to the CCHS Class of 2019, and will include student performances and a video of the past year’s events. We will present the Semper Excelsius Awards at this assembly.
Yearbook Distribution and Signing will held after school on Monday, June 3. Students will be given their yearbooks if all fines are cleared and then will be able to assemble in the courtyard behind the media center for yearbook signing.
Graduation Rehearsal will be held at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 4. in Charger Arena. All graduating seniors who intend to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend graduation rehearsal.
Corner Canyon’s PTSA will again be hosting a GradNight event for all students. It will be at Corner Canyon High School beginning Wednesday evening, June 5, at 10 PM. The event will end at 2:00 AM, Thursday morning, June 6. This event is sponsored by the PTSA and not by Corner Canyon High School or Canyons School District. Updated information will soon be available on the school’s website and at: cchsgradnight.com.
The year’s events will culminate with the Graduation Ceremony on WEDNESDAY, June 5, at 2:00 PM. The event will be held at the UCCU Center on the Utah Valley University campus. In order to facilitate preparations for the ceremony, graduates are asked to arrive no later than 1:15 PM. Tickets will not be required. There will be ample seating for all guests, but we recommend that other arrangements be made for young children.
We want to continue the tradition at Corner Canyon High School of having a classy and dignified event. Please do not do anything that would detract from that. Students should be in best dress underneath their graduation robes. Dressy pants/slacks, dress shirts & ties, blouses, and skirts/dresses are all appropriate options. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, extremely high heels, and casual sandals are not appropriate for the graduation ceremony. School dress code also applies. We have a dress standards committee that will be checking for inappropriate dress while seniors are lined up just before the ceremony, and any seniors not dressed appropriately will not be allowed on the floor. Please gently press or steam graduation gowns.
To honor students who have earned recognition by the wearing of cords, medallions, and collars and to not diminish from their achievements, no other adornment on caps or gowns will be allowed during the ceremony. Flower bouquets, corsages, or leis will not be allowed on the arena floor during the graduation march or ceremony. Personal items such as accessories or jewelry that draw undue attention or detract from the dignity and decorum of the occasion will likewise not be allowed. Caps should not be altered or decorated in any way. Any caps that have been decorated will be confiscated before the ceremony.
Individual photographs will be professionally taken as students receive their diplomas. The purchase of these photos is optional; we will distribute information about photos at graduation practice. If you would like to take photos of your graduate, you will need to do so BEFORE the ceremony. There are several nice vantage points for photographs. Immediately after the ceremony, graduates turn in their gowns so photos in their gowns need to be taken before the ceremony. Parents/guests will not be allowed on the floor of the arena to take photos during the ceremony. Additional graduation information will be posted on the school’s website.
Unfortunately, we sometimes have disciplinary issues at the end of the school year. Please be aware that certain violations of district or school policy could prohibit your child from being able to participate in year-end activities, including the graduation ceremony. Seniors who fail classes during 4th quarter due to lack of effort or attendance may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Seniors must clear all 4th quarter NGs to be eligible to participate in the ceremony.
Parents, you have been notified if your senior is not on track to graduate. Counselors will notify students as they become eligible to pick up caps/gowns and have been cleared to participate in the ceremony.
We appreciate the efforts of faculty, administration, staff, and parents to make the end of the year and the graduation ceremony very special for graduating seniors. Congratulations again to the seniors and the parents of the graduating class of 2019!
A five-year enrollment moratorium has been lifted at Corner Canyon High, where a 24-classroom addition funded by the $283 million bond approved by voters in November 2017 is now being constructed.
The Board of Education on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 voted to allow the school to start accepting Standard Open Enrollment Applications from students who do not live within the boundaries of the school. Because of the moratorium, which prohibited any new out-of-boundary students from attending the school, the school could not keep a waiting list of prospective pupils.
As a result of the Board’s decision, Corner Canyon High will begin taking school-choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019. Applications are submitted online.
End of 3rd Quarter
March 22nd is the end of 3rd quarter, I encourage students to finish strong!
ACT ASPIRE Testing
The Utah Aspire test is a hybrid of the ACT and Utah Core test items. This is a computer delivered, high school assessment for students in grades 9 and 10. The test will include subtests for Reading, English, Math, and Science.
This is the replacement test for SAGE, that was given in previous years.
The ACT Aspire test will take place April 16th – 19th with a school wide modified testing schedule those 4 days.
See Schedule Below.
Baseball Fundraiser Dinner
Corner Canyon will hold a fundraising banquet including live and silent auctions. All Star Wally Joyner will be the featured speaker for the night. Contact Dusty Haycock to purchase tickets 801-809-5204.
Basketball State Championships
On March 2nd the CCHS boy’s basketball team became the 5A state champs! The team avenged two losses against Jordan High School and defeated Wasatch, Highland and Olympus along the way.
The CCHS girl’s basketball team came up short against East High on February 23rd, bringing home 2nd place in the State Championship.
Kemery Martin was named Utah Gatorade Player of the Year, the first athlete from Corner Canyon to receive this accolade.
March 25 – 29th is Corner Canyon Wellness Week, culminating with a blood drive on Friday.
A committee will be choosing 3 seniors to speak at the Corner Canyon High School Graduation! Here are the requirements for your audition. Auditions will be held on April 15th after school. Sign up for a time on the little theatre door.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Phaidra Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 will be the administration of the ACT for all junior students.
Buses will run at their regular times to pick up the junior students who will be testing. Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors will not be required to come in the morning during the administration of the ACT. The cafeteria will provide one lunch at 12:30-1:00 p.m. All students can take advantage of the consultation period which will run from 1:05-2:25p.m.
Following is the modified schedule for February 20th. This is an early start. Students should be here and at their assigned classroom at 7:40 a.m.
Schedule for Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Juniors in classrooms for testing ------- 7:40 a.m.
Finish testing (approximately)-----12:15-12:30 a.m.
Lunch (only 1) ------------------------12:30-1:00 p.m.
Teacher Consultation Time----- 1:05-2:25 p.m.
Junior students need to have filled out the non-test portions of their answer documents before the day of the test. They will not be permitted to test on Wednesday without the required portions completed. (For most students this was accomplished in their US History Classes.)
Please make certain that the following guidelines are observed by junior students on testing day.
1. Bring a current picture identification card (driver’s license or student card.)
2. No food or drink in the testing room.
3. No cell phones or other wifi sensitive devices—iwatch, fitbit, etc.
4. Please be on time: 7:40 a.m.
5. Bring your own calculator.