Our theme this year is

I Can Be a Shining Star and Follow the Wildcat Way!

We are committed to ensuring all students are successful and grow and develop, both academically and socially, in a safe, supportive school environment. We are very appreciative of the support you provide as parents-your children benefit in many ways when we are partners and focused on their successes.

 

Willow Canyon Wildcats are:

Responsible

If you are responsible, your teachers and parents can count on you to; 1) do what you say, 2) give your best effort, and 3) take care of the things you are accountable for doing. A responsible person is also able to independently make good choices.  If they make a mistake, they answer for their own behavior - they don't make excuses.

Safe

We behave in ways that keep us safe and those around us from being harmed. 

Respectful

Being respectful means treating others in a thoughtful and kind way.  It means we treat others the way we would like to be treated.

Willow Canyon Wildcats

 

Willow Canyon would like to offer Augmented Kindergarten, also known as supplemental hours of kindergarten. The deadline for enrolling is April 15th at 11:59 p.m. If you are interested in having your child participate, click the link below for more information and how to register using Willow Canyon as your first choice.  Schools need enrollment of twenty students for the program to be offered. We are close! Please pass the word on if you know of families who would be interested in this program. The link for more information and how to register is below.

http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/3916-supplemental-hours-of-instruction-kindergarten-2017

 

KSL News and Harlem Globetrotters

Willow Canyon was lucky to have a visit from KSL Morning News (Lori Pritchard, Andrew Wittenburg and Shara Park) as well as a member of the Harlem Globetrotter team. One of our 3rd graders, Qwade, received the “High Five” award from KSL for working with the principal to implement a “Buddy Bench” out on our playground. This bench will be a place where students can go if they don’t have anyone to play with, then others can go and invite them to join in on their games. Quade read about “Buddy Benches” in the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid book and wanted to have one at our school as well.

The member of the Harlem Globetrotter team, “Baskets,” spoke to the students about the importance of standing up to bullies and what to do when they see others not being treated kindly. “Baskets” taught them the “ABC’s” of bullying-Action, Bravery, and Compassion. 

This assembly was recorded by KSL news and will be aired on Monday, February 6th at 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. It might also be on during their evening news broadcast. Set your DVR’s to record it.

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Willow Canyon Winter Choir - Thank you Mrs. Jolley, Mrs. Bettinson, and all of the students for a great program!  

We also want to thank Riverton Music for their support of our choir! 

 

pdfChristmas Choir Lyrics


Mrs. Comer's Techniteer Troupe

This year Willow Canyon is excited to offer an after school program that is centered around computer science. This is an 8 week session that is offered to 4th and 5th graders. Your child will receive an application on Monday, September 26th. The 2 page application will need to be filled out and returned to Mrs. Comer or their grade level teacher no later than Thursday, September 29th. Any questions feel free to email Mrs. Comer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdfParent Letter

pdfStudent Application


Thank you Alta View Hospital employees!  They donated four big bins of school supplies to Willow Canyon!  We appreciate the support you provide our students!


Follow Willow Canyon on Social Media to stay informed and to see all the great things going on at our school:

Instagram: willowcanyonelementary

Facebook: Willow Canyon Elementary

Twitter: @WCWildcats


 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to another amazing Willow Canyon school year! We are excited that your children will be attending school with us.  We want you to know that we are dedicated to ensuring your child has a positive and successful learning experience.  The support you provide is greatly valued and makes a difference for your child’s success.

As your child’s school, our primary goal is to understand and meet student needs for learning.  Willow Canyon offers a multi-tiered system of supports involving enrichment activities to extend student learning strengths, and focused interventions to support specific learning needs.  We provide positive behavior interventions and supports and teach your child how to manage his or her own behavior during the school day.  Willow Canyon teachers are knowledgeable, dedicated, talented, and maintain high achievement expectations for all students.  We want every student to be successful.

We are focused on meeting Canyons School District’s goal of every student being college, career, and citizenship ready when they graduate from high school. Elementary school provides the important foundation required for students to meet this goal.

The Willow Canyon community is wonderful!  We feel fortunate to have the support that is provided from the families and also the PTA and School Community Council. We value the partnership we have with each of you, as well as our shared goal of every child feeling valued and being successful.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Marilyn Williams, Principal

 


Thank you to Alta View Hospital for the support your organization gives Willow Canyon's PTA! We appreciate your continued support for the 2016/17 school year!


Congratulations Mrs. Miyake!  

Willow Canyon's Teacher of the Year!


 Thank you Miss Winter for making Willow Canyon a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School and teaching us about Internet safety! 


Link to sign up as a volunteer to go on field trips, help during PTA activities, or help in classrooms. This process has to be completed every school year, it doesn't carry over from year to year.

https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteer/

Willow Canyon's Schedule for the 2016 School Year

Grades 1 - 5

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Kindergarten

AM Session

Monday – Friday, school starts at 8:20 AM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 11:00 AM

Friday, school dismisses at 10:20 AM

PM Session

Monday – Thursday, school starts at 12:15 PM

Monday – Thursday, school dismisses at 2:55 PM

Friday, school starts at 11:15 AM

Please note this is one hour earlier than the start time Monday – Thursday

Friday, school dismisses at 1:15 PM

Students participate in Brain Booster sessions with trained instructional technicians while teachers participate in professional learning community time. Teachers consider student performance data and plan instruction.  This time is very important for meeting Willow Canyon’s goal of every student being successful. 

Willow Canyon’s Brain Booster Schedule

Grade levels will participate in weekly Brain Booster sessions on the following days

Tuesday 

  • First Grade
  • AM Kindergarten 
  • PM Kindergarten 

Wednesday

  • Second Grade
  • Fifth Grade
  • Extended Core

Thursday

  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Brain Booster subjects are Physical Education, Art, STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math), and Library. The classes have specific curriculum aligned with Utah's State Core Standards for each subject and are thirty minutes long.  


School Community Council - please see the "Community" tab above for more information.

Meeting Schedule

February 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

March 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.