Principal Jensen's Updates
Corner Canyon High is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Sterling Scholar Award Winners.
Social Science - Gray Jackson
Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics - Camryn Crowe
Visual Arts - Eleanor Larson
Mathematics - Atharva Kamat
Science - Sebastian Lee
Vocal Performance - Grace Stubbs
Instrumental Music - Katherine Fowler
Skilled and Technical Education - Julia Tolk
Family and Consumer Science - Hailey Bartholomew
English - Rachel Hunt
Dance - Ella Bellis
World Language - Baylor Jeppsen
Business and Marketing - Lauren Wilson
Computer Technology - Cade Barrowes
The purpose of the Sterling Scholar Award is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, community service, leadership and citizenship. Students not only have to excel in a specific academic area, they also have to show extraordinary leadership and participate in meaningful service in both our school and community. These students have taken challenging courses and refined their expertise in their specific area of study, and they have excelled in these courses to prepare for college and their future careers. These students have likely been sleep deprived as they have put in lots of late nights and early mornings studying, working, serving, and leading. While these students put forth significant effort to accomplish all of these things, they were also supported by great parents and dedicated teachers who encouraged them and provided opportunities and support for these students so that they could be successful in pursuit of this award.
Congratulations to all the applicants and to the 2018-2019 Sterling Scholar Award Winners.
CCHS athletes took advantage of a short week due to fall break to bring home a few State Championships. The victory light was on almost every night at CCHS starting Tuesday with a state semi-finals win by the girls soccer team. They put an end to Skylines season and advanced to the finals on Friday to meet up with the Spartains from Murray. The two teams started the season by facing each another in the season opener. The Chargers came away with the victory early in the season. The Spartains haven’t lost since that afternoon. The Chargers made sure that they were the only team to beat Murray all year by winning the State Championship, 2-1 on Friday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Also on Tuesday, our volleyball team was in action taking on Timpview. It was a great battle between two very competitive teams. The Chargers eventually pulled out the victory with the scores of 19-25, 25-17, 25-12, 12-25, and 15-10. Sophomores and JV pulled out wins in their matches as well for the sweep over the Tbirds.
On Wednesday our Cross Country teams traveled to Sugar House Park/Highland High to compete in the Cross Country State Championships. Karli Branch, the defending State Champion, finished fourth overall for the girls. Mark Boyle finished second overall and helped the CCHS boys take control of the race and finish in first place as a team to bring home the State Championship.
Wednesday night the Region 7 football title was on the line as the Chargers traveled to Jordan. Both teams battled the entire four quarters. CCHS came away with a 28-20 win over the Beetdiggers. The opening round of the playoffs start next Saturday for the Chargers. Their opponent will be decided Tuesday night in a play-in game. Skyline, West, and Murray will all battle for a chance to take on the Chargers. The game will be Saturday at 12:00 in Charger Stadium.
The Mountain Bike Team was in action Saturday as they traveled to St. George with bragging rights on the line. When the dust cleared, the Chargers had edged out Lone Peak for the victory and another State Championship.
I hope everyone took the time to enjoy Fall Break as much as some of our student athletes did. Congratulations to all the coaches and teams that were in action over the long weekend.
This week is Red Ribbon Week and the PTA is kicking it off on Monday night with a presentation from Dr. Christy Kane. She will be presenting on Electronics and the Developing Brain. The event will be at 7:00 in the CCHS Auditorium. Students can receive attendance school credit for attending the event. They can also receive one extra hour towards attendance school if a parent attends with them.
The end of the quarter is Friday, October 26th. Monday, October 29th, is a teacher grading day.
Have a Great Week and Go Chargers!
Every high school has their own homecoming traditions and depending on where you live and what school you go to, homecoming can mean a lot of different things. Here at CCHS, we are continuing to build traditions that will hopefully carry on for years to come.
Things kicked off on Tuesday with our annual Homecoming Assembly. Mr. Hunter from the UIAAA presented the Directors Cup Award. The Directors Cup is awarded each year to the top school in each class that demonstrates combined excellence in athletic, academic, and sportsmanship & student-leadership. Each category makes up a percentage toward a school’s total ranking. 1. Athletic (40%): The place or position a school team finishes in the state tournament. 2. Academic (40%): Varsity team GPA. 3. Sportsmanship & student-leadership (20%): Schools participation in UHSAA-sponsored sportsmanship and leadership initiatives.
During the assembly, students competing for the title of King and Queen, showcased their lip-syncing skills. Gabe Fankhouser and Emma Ware performed the Homecoming theme, To The Ends Of The Earth.
The dance will be Saturday, October 13th, right here in Charger Arena.
Our soccer team opened the State Tournament Tuesday afternoon at 4:00. The Chargers ended the season for the East Panthers with a 4-1 victory. Goals were scored by Kenli Coon (2), Kayla Milford, and Willow Collins.
The team traveled to Maple Mountain on Thursday for a second round matchup with the Golden Eagles. The Chargers pulled out the victory, 3-1, to advance to the state semi-finals. Goals were scored by Kenli Coon, Willow Collins, and Megan Astle. The Chargers now take on Skyline with the winner advancing to the State Championship. The game will be Tuesday at 11:00 at Juan Diego High School.
Also on Tuesday night, our CCHS Volleyball team swept Cottonwood. Varsity scores were: 25-20, 25-17, and 25-21.
Wednesday’s pep rally opened with the Powderpuff Championship. The red team coached by Danielle Dahle took home the hardware. Students competed as grade levels throughout the pep rally in various events. A great firework show and the burning of the CC culminated the evening.
Thursday was the first ever Charger Care Day. Every student and adult in the building took at least 30 minutes to help clean up our campus and surrounding community. A huge shout out to Royce Shelley for overseeing this project. Immediately after school a massive pizza and tailgating party ensued.
Thursday night the CCHS Chargers took the field against our rival, the Alta Hawks.
The team came out of the locker room pumped up and ready to battle. The Chargers came out on top 49-21. CCHS travels to Jordan on Wednesday, October 17th, to take on the Diggers with the Region Championship on the line. Starting Monday, tickets can be purchased in the main office.
Construction is well underway. Footings are dug, compacted and almost ready to be poured. The old entrances have been removed making way for the new wings.
Next week is fall break. There is no school on Thursday and Friday. I want to challenge the students to come back after fall break ready to finish up the first quarter strong. The end of the quarter is October 26th.
CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Heiden and Lizzie Simmons. The duo are the first tennis players in CCHS history to win back to back state championships. The CCHS Tennis Team tied for an overall third place finish at this years 5A State Tennis Tournament. Way to go Chargers!
There has been a lot going on this past week at CCHS. Here are some of the activities that took place.
Detective Corey Smith
Construction of the addition, 12 classrooms on each wing and an expanded cafeteria, has begun. This will cause a few changes to the rear entrances of the school. Both North and South Hall rear entrances will be closed. Students will need to use the Southeast PE hall entrance as well as the Tech hall entrance in order to enter/exit the building. Also, the east door to the cafeteria will be closed.
During the school day, classes in the portables will be let out a few minutes early in order for students to get to their next class on time. In the event of an emergency, all exits will be accessible for students to exit the building.
On October 11th we will begin our Chargers Care initiative. Our goal is to help our students take more responsibility for and pride in our wonderful school campus and the community in which we operate. The vision of the initiative is that every student and adult on campus will participate for at least ½ hour in a project that will improve our school and community.
1. Organizing committee members: Royce Shelley, Rebecca Hill, Sandi House, Milo Maughan, Neiko Gilgen, Darrell Jensen, Russ Boyer, Sara Cook, Jamie Crowther, Jodi Ide, Lindsey Nielsen, Cory Smith, Jana White, Joyce Spencer, and Maria Cude
2. 2018 Chargers Care Dates:
October 11, November 5, February 7, April 10. All of these are ‘B’ days so that each Charger Care day is a continuation of the last. It is hoped that classes will adopt their project, and continue in caring throughout the entire year.
3. Bell Schedule:
5th: 7:55 – 9:07
1st Lunch: 10:30—11:05
2nd Lunch: 11:48—12:23
8th: Chargers Care 12:29—12:59
Celebration: 2:10-2:25 (I can’t imagine it will actually end then)
4. Everyone Participates
- If you have an 8th period class—Select your project. (Something you believe will improve CCHS.)
-If you have 8th period prep—Select another teacher who does have an 8th Period class to work with
- Feel free to work together to select the project.
- Administration, Secretaries, Counselors, Custodial, etc, etc, etc. Select a teacher to work with.
(If you don’t have a class, but have a project idea—find someone to work with)
- Google Doc for everyone to sign-up (You will receive the link to this document from Jodi soon.) First Come-First Serve: Get your project soon.
- Before filling in the document, please look at other projects on the document and make sure you don’t overlap with someone who has already signed up.
Thanks for the support and see you all on October 11th.
I would like to publicly thank the Canyons District Board of Education. Last night at board meeting, they approved the construction of 24 classrooms to be built onto the academic wings, an expansion and upgrade of the cafeteria, and a new storage area for equipment and supplies. The storage area will be built just south of the current stadium concession booth. The construction of the classrooms will be completed before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Hogan Construction has been awarded the project and construction is scheduled to begin before the end of the month.