ALL NEWS

New and renovated high schools celebrated in Canyons District this week

Aug 12, 2021, 4:42 PM | Updated: 4:48 pm
new canyon schools...
August 11, 2021: Ribbon was cut at the new Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday. Brighton High was one of 3 high schools in the Canyons School District that were recently rebuilt or rennovated. Photo: Canyons School District

SALT LAKE CITY — The Canyons School District is celebrating three new or renovated high schools in the days before the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

A new look for Canyons’ Brighton and Alta High schools

On Wednesday night, the district cut the ribbon on the new Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights. Later, students, parents, teachers, and alumni took a tour of the new buildings on the campus that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley.

Voters approved funding for the project in 2017 through a general obligation bond. Ground was broken on the Brighton High School project three years ago.

On Thursday, Alta High School planned to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Sandy structure after renovation. Like Brighton High School, crews completed the construction in phases at Alta High to allow the campus to remain open.  On their webpage, Alta High officials note that recent investments including the school’s football stadium were preserved.

Alta High students will find a new student commons area when they return, and improved parking and traffic flow, according to the school’s website.

New features for Hillcrest High

On Friday, students and parents will celebrate the new Hillcrest High School in Midvale. The new features at Hillcrest include a fieldhouse and athletic facilities, a high-tech auditorium, and improved parking.  According to the school’s website, the new Hillcrest High also features classroom wings that lockdown.

“This is a major accomplishment many years in the making,” said Canyons District Board of Education President Nancy Tingey.

“With the completion of these projects, every community within Canyons will have access to safe, modern high schools that reflect the high aspirations and achievements that our students set for themselves.”

Related reading:

 

 

Today’s Top Stories

All News

A new Utah population estimate finds that most of the people that moved to or within Utah between J...
Simone Seikaly

Utah population update: 60K+ people have moved here since 2021

The Utah population spike noted this year is the greatest increase in 16 years. However, growth is expected to decline going forward.
16 hours ago
Ballet West "Nutcracker" battle scene....
Waverly Golden

Ballet West continues longstanding tradition, The Nutcracker

Until Dec. 24, Ballet West will be showing performances of The Nutcracker at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.
16 hours ago
video game...
Elizabeth Weiler

BYU students win international award for video game

SALT LAKE CITY — Students apart of the animation program at BYU received international recognition from the Rookie Awards for developing and producing a video game. Additionally, the “Highly Commended” also helped BYU earn the global ranking of fifth top video game design school.  The interactive computer game in question is titled Liminus: The Silent Guard, it […]
16 hours ago
provo police car is pictured, the department is investigation a hit-and-run...
Samantha Herrera

21-year-old woman killed in Provo hit-and-run

21-year-old Isabelle Parr was identified as the victim of a hit-and-run in Provo on Thursday. Police believe she was hit while jogging.
16 hours ago
lake effect snow really did a number on the wasatch front this morning...
Jennifer Gray, CNN meteorologist

Back-to-back winter storms bring heavy snow, critical fire conditions to the West

Two winter storms in less than a week will bring more than a foot of snow to the mountains, wind gusts of over 70 mph leading to the possibility of a wall of dust and the high danger of fire to the central and western US.
16 hours ago
Erin mendenhall and two men are pictured at a podium speaking about crime statistics in salt lake...
Samantha Herrera

Project Safe Neighborhoods successfully lowering crime according to Salt Lake leaders

Crime in Salt Lake City has been the focus of Project Safe Neighborhoods for the past two years. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall praised the project.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
New and renovated high schools celebrated in Canyons District this week