Canyons School District is reinstating early-out Fridays. Each Friday school is in session, teachers will have the afternoon as protected planning time. We are also excited to announce another feature of this new schedule that will help us meet the needs of all our students. Starting the first week of September, students will spend time in weekly “Brain Booster” sessions. During Brain Boosters students will rotate through lessons on Music, STEM (Science, Engineering, math & Technology) while teachers meet as teams to evaluate and plan instruction based on student data and receive targeted, grade-level professional development.
Brain Boosters will run Tuesday-Thursday throughout the year from September through the end of May with two exceptions. They will run Monday-Wednesday the week of October 12th and there will be no Brain Boosters the week of November 24th. Each grade level, with the exception of Kindergarten, will rotate through four, 30-minute sessions each week. Kindergarten will participate in one, 30-minutes session per week.
Here is some more information about the four Brain Booster rotations.
Library: Our librarians are receiving additional training and curriculum to teach students during this rotation.
Music: We have received a grant for a certified, half time, music teacher who will teach a grade appropriate music curriculum.
Play Works: We are excited to bring this program to our school. Play Works is an evidenced-based PE program that teaches games, leadership and conflict resolution skills. In addition to instructing during the Brain Booster times, our full time Play Works coach will organize games and help with conflict resolution at recess.
S.T.E.M: A special trained instructional technician will provide instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through robotics and other engaging activities.