Midvalley Elementary serves 430 students, preschool through fifth grade, and supports students in mastering skills in language arts, mathematics, and sciences while also exposing them to art, music, and physical education. Extra-curricular activities, such as, student council, chess club, and an advanced math club give students avenues for exploring interests and stretching themselves academically. Every student, from kindergarten on up, has access to a computing device in their classrooms. All classes go on two or more field trips per year. In the spring, the whole school participates in a Night of the Arts, where students can display their artwork from throughout the school year and perform in a musical concert. Students can start orchestra beginning in the third grade for a small fee. Additionally, the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake County provides transportation for its after school program from Midvalley.
Through a partnership with Playworks Utah, which uses the power of play to cultivate safe, healthy learning environments, coaches work with students to teach inclusive games and activities that they can use at recess. Midvalley also is committed to teaching students life skills. We begin every morning with a sharing circle to strengthen habits of effective listening and speaking. We also use the Second Step curriculum to help students recognize and use empathy, manage emotions, use conflict resolution, and strengthen friendships.
Interested members of the community may participate in school decision-making through the School Community Council (SCC), which meets in a public forum monthly. The SCC is required by law and has members of the community, school staff, and the principal as members. The school also has an active PTA.
Established in 1957, Midvalley will be housed in its brand new school building in fall 2020 thanks to a bond approved by the patrons of the Canyons School District. The 94,500-square-foot building will include a counseling center, state of the art technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) room, an art/music room, full stage and gymnasium.