Canyon's afterschool Journalism Program is an optional weekly program for interested 4th and 5th graders. Working journalists and parent volunteers coach the students during this introduction to journalism. Students choose their own topics, research them, and interview adults and other students to gather information for their articles. At the end of each semester The Canyon Cricket is published for the whole school, with student-generated news, interviews, cartoons, creative writing, editorials, photos essays, and artwork. 
Our goal is to help students learn how to ask questions, gather information, produce clear, concise articles, and, perhaps most of all, have fun and develop a passion for writing.