Fifth grade students at Canyon Elementary participate in the D.A.R.E. drug and alcohol resistance education program. Sgt. Cory Slaymaker taught many drug and alcohol resistance lessons to the fifth grade students. Canyon's DARE graduation was held March 22, 2011. All students received certificates for completing the program. Several students received recognition for being "Outstanding DARE Students", writing an "Outstanding DARE Essay" and winning "DAREN" the DARE stuffed animal lion.
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Students at Canyon Elementary participate in the Ken Garff Road to Success reading program. Students keep track of the minutes they read at home. When students meet their reading goal each month, their teacher gives them entry slips to fill out and put in containers by the office for drawings to win prizes. March 14, 2011, fourth grade student Brinley Crouch, in Mrs. Perkins' class, and first grade student Jade Boshard, in Mrs. Snell's class, both won certificates redeemable for a bike from Walmart.
L-R: Brinley Crouch and Jade Boshard
Canyon Elementary students invited their Dads, or another family member, to join them as they celebrated Dads and Doughnuts and Dr. Seuss Day. Students read some of their favorite books with their Dads in their classrooms or in the halls and then they had doughnuts and milk together in the cafeteria. Later that afternoon, students had a school-wide read-a-thon.