Thursday Logan

9:00 am – 3:15pm

Whittier Community Center
290 North 400 East, Logan, UT 84321

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the   paraprofessionals (aide) who support the hands-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Language Arts.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  The students are grouped in classes youngest to oldest, Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak, with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Our Dive Deeper activities are available for you to extend the learning at home.

Please be on time so your child doesn’t miss our leadership meeting. Leadership is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the Canyon Grove Guideposts together. Leadership lessons develop the concepts in the guideposts using learning games, songs, biographies, quotations,  discussions, mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, and movement. Our students explore each of the guideposts and examine how they can apply them in their lives. We wrap up the year with our final guidepost, Anything is Possible, to launch them into a summer of discovery and fun.  Please bring students on time (between 8:50 – 9:00 am) so they can participate in leadership activities.

RECESS: 12:15 am-12:30 pm Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities. If the weather is bad recess will be held indoors. They can choose to play quiet games or join the group for interactive fun!

LUNCH:  12:30 am-12:45 pm  Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame and doesn’t require heating. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.    There is no bartering lunch items.

Please send your student to school with a water bottle, home lunch, and backpack each day.

Your student also has the option of attending Innovations and Discovery Days.

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Education Specialist – Debra Murray

Mrs Murray graduated from Weber State University in Elementary Education with a Resource Endorsement.  She has worked in the Cache and Box Elder School Districts teaching Kindergarten to 12th grade. She substituted in the Cache School District while her children were in school. Debbie worked at the Utah School for the Deaf while she attended college. She has 3 children and 2 grand-dogs. She loves to read nonfiction history, travel, and spend time with her family.

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


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Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher – Nylyn Hackler

Mrs. Hackler graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She received her Master degree from Southern Utah University in Integrated Studies (Online Teaching, Leadership, and Communication). She has taught for 20 years in Pre-School through 4th grade with time as a stay-at-home home in between those years. She is the mother of five children, three college students and two high schoolers. Nylyn loves spending time with her family, planning new adventures, and creative activities.

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


AIDE – Michele Ulrich

Mrs. Ulrich graduated from Ricks College (BYU-I) with an associates degree in history. Then she began raising her 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. After they were all in school, she worked as a substitute teacher for 11 years in grades K-5. For the last 4+ years, she has worked as a library clerk for Smithfield Library. Her favorite thing is spending time with her husband and family, especially her 12 grandbabies. When they aren’t keeping her busy she loves to work in the yard, read, watch movies and attend book clubs

 AIDE – Cassie Kennard

Ms. Kennard is from Frisco Texas, but she calls Logan home. She originally moved to Logan Utah to study Deaf Education and Elementary Education at Utah State University! Ms. Kennard is the middle child of five and the only girl. She loves spending time with her friends and family and loves to meet new people. She is so excited to be involved with the creative learning and diverse experiences that Canyon Grove has to offer!


Educational Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your Educational Specialist.

At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Educational Specialist. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year. In addition you will meet regularly with your ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.


Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt and sweatshirt available for purchase.  This T-shirt and sweatshirt can be worn with jeans in good repair, skirts, leggings, pants, etc. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside for warmth. CGA T-shirt and sweatshirt are worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, Innovations, field trips, and events.  Call the school for more information.


Drop-Off:  8:50 am – 9:00 am

  • please encourage your students to be ready to unload, have their materials ready to go, as you enter the lineup of cars. 
  • Have any last minute instructions or conversations with them BEFORE you get to the curb. 
  • Once at the curb, verbally prompt them to exit the car quickly in a gentle manner… we are not trying to stress anyone! We are just trying to keep the line moving.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please contact your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence. 

Pick-Up:  3:15 pm.

  • Please close your door and move away from the curb in an efficient manner so that we can keep the line moving.
  • Please visit with your students about their day once you have driven away from the curb.  
  • We thank you for your assistance in keeping traffic flowing smoothly. 

Logan Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow

Enter the parking lot from 200 North (on the east side of the Whittier Building).  Drop off/Pick up students at the east door. Follow the yellow arrow in a circular pattern to exit.

There is no pick up between 3:00-3:15  because we are all gathering our things getting ready to go. Please be there to pick up your child at 3:00.  It is important that we are all out of there on time. Thank you for your help with this. 🙂 If there is an emergency and you will be late, please contact the ES. Please pull to the curb and load students quickly so we don’t hold up traffic.

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before 2:30 pm.


  • If USU and/or Logan or Cache School District cancel school, we may have a cancellation. Parents will be notified via TEXT.
  • Classes will only be cancelled if there is severe weather or another emergency that prohibits teachers and students from safely traveling or meeting together in a healthy environment.

Front view of Whittier Building


Aerial view of parking east of building                                       

Discovery Schedule

Date of activity



Sign up

Tuesday, Aug. 31


10 am – 12 pm

Aug. 3 – 17

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Botany Scavenger Hunt

10 am – 12 pm

Aug. 17 –  31

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Park Recreational Activity

10 am -12 pm

Aug. 24 – Sep. 7

Tuesday, Oct. 5 & 12

Stokes Nature Center

12 pm – 2 pm

Sep 7 – 14

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Introduction to Acting

10 am – 12 pm

Oct 12 – 26

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

10 am – 12 pm

Oct.19 – Nov. 2

Tuesday, Dec. 7


Service Project

10 am – 12 pm

Nov. 9-23

Discovery Day