Principal's Message


"Dare to Dream ... It Matters!"

Thank you for your interest in West Canyon’s website! As the school's principal, I am especially grateful to have the privilege of welcoming you to this site and to our school. After working with the staff here at West for the last few years it is clear to me that individual student success—academic, social and emotional—is the heart of the matter. 

Our school motto, “Dare to Dream…It Matters”, provides a clear focus for us; we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help students define their goals and dreams and reach their potential.

Our school standards for staff and students are: 

  1. attentive listening--show mutual respect
  2. no put downs--show appreciation
  3. confidentiality—no gossip
  4. the right to pass
  5. appropriate task completion 
These life skills, embedded in all parts of our school day, along with everything we teach, say, and do, help us focus on completing our school's mission:

“We will unite in a flexible and positive way to develop relationships and inspire students to progress in their education and have hope for their future success."

We have recently begun implementing the AVID Elementary program, which means we are committed to designing instruction that will build a foundation for all of our students to be ready for middle school, high school, and beyond. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and by putting into action the essential strategies within this program's framework, our students will be very well prepared. 

West is part of a wonderful community, and we appreciate all of our parents and patrons. I encourage you to take some time to look through this website. You’ll find information on school activities and important events, our PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization), and staff members here to serve and teach you and your children. 

Cindy Dodd, Principal