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Detention List 3/12/2020

 

After school detention begins Thursday, January 30th with Mr. Akin in room 117. Detention begins at 2:45 and ends at 3:30. In addition, lunch detention is available 5 days per week in Room 103.  Furthermore, you can make an appointment with Mrs. Emry to serve detentions during zero, 5th or 6th period

SATURDAY SCHOOL: Canyon will offer four Saturday Schools in February (2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29). Always come through the upper lot, as it is the only gate open on Saturday. Please plan accordingly.

Jasmine Is A Disney Dreamer & Doer

Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers are high school students making a difference in their communities and schools. More than 250 students have been recognized by the Disneyland Resort for their positive actions, awarding them pay-it-forward grants and prizes ranging from theme park tickets to college scholarships.

The recipients of this year’s awards have led amazing projects or programs that have impacted their schools and communities in meaningful ways. Our own Jasmine Nguyen earned the program’s top achievement of Luminary, and was awarded a $1,000 grant for our school, a $3,000 grant for a nonprofit of Jasmine’s choice and an $11,000 college scholarship!

Jasmine Nguyen began a chapter of Junior State of America on our campus to provide a safe place for students across the political spectrum to discuss opinions.  Jasmine plans to study law and has expressed she would like a career path that leads to working for the ACLU.

 

 

Film Ed Takes Highest Honor

“The Weight” is a PSA about Mental Health created by Vito Lyles, Neema Wangyal, Nick Sherman and Colette Grob from Canyon High School. It took home the highest honor at this week at the Directing Change Film Festival when it placed 1st in the state. Additionally, Canyon had over 20 films that were awarded for regional prizes this year in various categories relating to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The students collectively were awarded over $1,500 for their work and the school was awarded a $500 grant for the video program.

Here’s a link to the 60 second PSA:

https://vimeo.com/323512618

The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is part of Each Mind Matters:  California’s Mental Health Movement.  The program offers young people the exciting opportunity to participate in the movement by creating 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts on these topics.  Learning objectives surrounding mental health and suicide prevention are integrated into the submission categories of the film contest, giving young people the opportunity to critically explore these topics. Program participants – whether they are making a film, acting as an adult advisor, or judging the films – are exposed to appropriate messaging about these topics, warning signs, how to appropriately respond to someone in distress, where to seek help, as well as how to stand up for others who are experiencing a mental health challenge.

Canyon’s Video Production students have participated annually by creating Public Service Announcement videos that focus on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. This year’s winners had an opportunity to network and participate in panels about how to pursue both their passion for advocacy and interest in film in the future at the award ceremony event and screening held in downtown Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel.

All of the winning films can be screened here:

http://www.directingchangeca.org/films/