Canyon Echoes

First Day of School Excitement

First Day of School Excitement

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

August 20, 2019

The first day of school brought getting to know you games, fun labs, and painting how-to's. Here's a look at the first day activities.  

First Pep Rally of The Year

First Pep Rally of The Year

Hannah McDonough, Editor

August 20, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 16, the school hosted its first Pep Rally. This event helped introduce the sixth graders and got us all excited for this year. Here are some pictures from the pep rally:

Westwood Walk 2019

Westwood Walk 2019

May 23, 2019

Westwood Seniors came back to visit Canyon Vista before they graduate Friday. Here are some pictures from the walk around the school.        ...

Genius Hour with Ms. Larson

Genius Hour with Ms. Larson

May 21, 2019

On May 21, Ms. Larson's classes joined together for one large publishing party in the Cafeteria. There was snacks, comments, presentations, and music. Here are some images from the party.

Dance Spring Show

Dance Spring Show

Charlotte, Blackmon

May 8, 2019

On May 4, the Canyon Vista dance program put on their Spring Show. This is a performance that showcases all of the different types of dance that the students have learned throughout the year. This includes tap, hip hop, jazz, and ballet. Tap is also included in the classes, but not in the show because...

Yearbook 2k19

Yearbook 2k19

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Imagine you're sixty eight years old with an annoying and egotistical grandchild. He (or she) is just about to try out for a sports team at his (or her) school, and you mention that you know a thing or two about that particular sport. Your grandchild scoffs. 'What's so funny?', you ask, raising an eyebrow. 'You...

6th Grade Field Trip to Epic Fun

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

May 3, 2019

On April 10, The 6th graders went on a field trip while the STAAR testing was in process. Here are some pictures from their time there.  

Siblings Reunited

Siblings Reunited

Hannah McDonough, Editor

May 1, 2019

Just recently, Ella Duncan, an eighth-grade student, found her birth sister. She and her sister were both adopted from China as babies, and they had never known each other until now. Ella's sister, Faith, is nine years old and lives in Hawaii. Ella first found out about Faith on January 1, and they...

Jason Reynolds Field Trip

Jason Reynolds Field Trip

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Last Friday, select students from all three grades tool a bus to go see the renown author, Jason Reynolds. He talked about his childhood and the events that led to his book ideas, as well as encouraging kids to read. Here are some pictures from the event.

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 22, 2019

As you may know, if you're an eighth grader going to Westwood this year, ASL, (American Sign Language) is offered as a foreign language class. For many, the implied quiet atmosphere and the usefulness of the ‘language’. To learn ASL, it is just about hard as any other language, although you don't...

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

Hannah McDonough, Editor

April 15, 2019

Every year, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) hosts Powderpuff, a football game where the football players and cheerleaders switch places. This year, the Powderpuff game was on April 12 and benefitted Alex's Lemonade. Here are some pictures from the event: