Hello Timberwolves! My name is Kristine Dinsdale and I am the School Counselor and AVID site team member at Taylor Canyon Elementary.

Taylor Canyon was the first elementary school selected in the Ogden School District to begin learning and utilizing the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. I had the opportunity to join several amazing Taylor Canyon educators during the summer AVID training and am so excited to be supporting this for ALL Taylor Canyon Timberwolf students! I am a strong advocate and believer of supporting daily student success along with college and career readiness preparations.

Students started the school year off by drawing a picture of what a "successful student" looks like to him/her. Organizational skills are being developed by utilizing a binder and weekly planner, a daily take-home folder and learning effective note-taking skills. All Timberwolves will continue to build upon these AVID skills throughout the school year.

Students can earn High Paws tickets for following school-wide rules of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Please encourage your students to practice these skills at home also.

Hours: 7:50-3:50 

Phone: 801-737-8955

Counselor Corner


Great Attendance is: Every Student, attends school Every Day, and On Time. Please continue helping your student attend school every single day.  Classrooms celebrate by earning the Weekly Best Attendance Trophy.  If your student must be absent, please call the attendance line 801-737-8950 first thing in the morning and leave a message of your student's name, grade, your name, and reason for absence.    

100% Attendance Goal:  April 16 through May 16
Students & Parents -  Each student who attends all 23 school days with perfect attendance will be entered into our 100% attendance drawing.  Fun prizes!  "Every Student Every Day On-time" (zero absences, zero tardies).  Go Timberwolves!

    Best Attendance:  Weekly Class Trophy Winners 

Week of April 8th: Ms. Jensen and Mr. Bruckman
Week of April 15th: Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Shirts, and Mrs. Eddy
Week of April 22nd: Mrs. Sparrow and Miss Carter
Week of April 29th: Miss Carter and Mrs. Miller
Congratulations to Mrs. Miller for being one of the Telitha Lindquist Greiner Excellence in Teaching award winners!  She was nominated by peers and selected based on the use of "Best Practices" in her teaching.  This award is sponsored by Suzanne Lindquist and the Ogden School Foundation.  You are amazing and you will be missed at Taylor Canyon.

May Daily Coloring Page - Ms. Hamm has created our May Coloring Page! Thanks Ms. Hamm for helping our students keep track of their attendance!

NEW! Click the Following Link to read more about the Parent Warning with Social Media .

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Mrs. Dinsdale

Parent/Family Help Resources

Parenting with Love and Logic:
Weber Human Services/Prevention Services:
Divorce Education for Children:

School counselors are advocates for students. They seek to build relationships to help students grow emotionally, socially and academically. Counselors are first and foremost here to support student academic and learning development, helping students achieve school success. Second, life and career development, which helps students focus on future life and career goals. Counselors work to provide an awareness of multicultural and global citizenship to allow students to see opportunity in the ever evolving global communities. Finally, the school counselor provides social and emotional support allowing students to develop resiliency and strength as they work towards their future. Your school counselor is in the school to support you!

"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality" Malala Yousafzai

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Kristine Dinsdale



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