School Showcase: Canyon Vista

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canyon Vista Middle School serves 1,395 students in grades 6-8.

Canyon Vista’s lifestyle is based on their personal and collective beliefs regarding the students they have the privilege to educate each day. “We’ve focused on our “Why?” this year, in other words, being able to articulate why we do what we do everyday,” explained principal Nicole Hagerty.  “What is our “Why?” – As a World Class School, we believe in empowering student success. How do we do that? We do that by providing equitable opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential.”

You can find some of the everyday happenings at Canyon Vista that reflect that belief statement by following #ThisIsWhyCVMS on Twitter.

One of the district goals that Canyon Vista has embraced this year is Goal 5, regarding flexible learning environments and programs. Many of their classrooms now offer less traditional classroom furniture. From couches, to low tables, to stability balls, to bartops & stools, students are able to choose where/how they learn best. In addition, many of the teachers implement the PBL model to allow for more student voice in solving problems. For example, right now they have a team of students who are working on enhancing the cafeteria experience.

The school has also implemented an Enrichment Day model, where students are able to choose from a variety of topics that enrich their learning and school experience, such as CATCH, technology, crafts & cooking, science in action, service, team-building, and more. The staff understands that in order to empower student success, they must provide these opportunities that are equally as important as academics, as they help to develop the whole child. In the school’s recently opened Makerspace, students are given additional opportunities to tinker, create, and be hands-on with their learning. Students have built catapults, and will soon be making kites in the space, in addition to any independent projects that students want to tackle. Also in line with Goal 5, the school has added Chinese and German to their already existing language offerings of French and Spanish.

Canyon Vista is located on the western edge of the district at 8455 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. More information on Canyon Vista MS.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_button link=”” size=”big”]View all 170 photos[/dt_button][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title=”Photo Slideshow” title_align=”left” title_size=”h2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZyb3VuZHJvY2tpc2Quc211Z211Zy5jb20lMkZmcmFtZSUyRnNsaWRlc2hvdyUzRmtleSUzRDdRUjJwRiUyNmF1dG9TdGFydCUzRDElMjZjYXB0aW9ucyUzRDAlMjZuYXZpZ2F0aW9uJTNEMSUyNnBsYXlCdXR0b24lM0QxJTI2c3BlZWQlM0QzJTI2dHJhbnNpdGlvbiUzRGZhZGUlMjZ0cmFuc2l0aW9uU3BlZWQlM0QyJTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI2MDAlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMm5vJTIyJTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTIybm8lMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title=”Follow Canyon Vista on Social Media” title_align=”left” title_size=”h2″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][dt_button link=”” size=”big”]Like Canyon Vista on Facebook[/dt_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]