Midas Creek 5th Graders Celebrate STEM Week

Midas Creek students make ice cream during STEM WeekFun STEM activities are occurring all week long in 5th grade classrooms at Midas Creek Elementary as students get the opportunity to use their scientific minds in pursuit of fun endeavors.

Through the process of observing, asking questions, using their imaginations, planning and creating, the eager students participated in fun activities like working in teams to recreate a Lego designed ‘hotel’ and making delicious ice cream treats.

During each activity, students were able to apply the concepts they have learned throughout the year. And while they had a great time, they also found out that science, technology, engineering and math can be fun and tasty!

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Second and Third Grade Students Produce & Perform Original Operas

South Jordan Elementary students on stage performing an operaSome second and third grade students took the stage in a production rarely performed by elementary school students. They performed two original operas, written and produced by the students through the help and support of a program sponsored by the Utah Festival Opera called ‘Opera by Children.’

Students have been working on the productions for the entire school year and even wrote and produced the musical scores! And with a little help from their parents, the children also made all the costumes and props for the shows.

Each class performed their short opera before an audience for the first time last week. The second grade opera is called “The Case of the Missing Watermelon,” the third grade opera is called “The Invasion.”

Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!

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FUN FACT FRIDAY: Summer Projects in Full Swing

Construction at Copper Hills HighConstruction crews are hard at work in a number of our schools this summer. They are moving full speed ahead on much needed renovations that will enhance the educational experience for students. Here is a list of the schools and upgrades that are well underway:

  • West Jordan High
    • Parking lot upgrade
    • HVAC upgrade
    • Main office relocation
    • New LED classroom lighting
    • Baseball field upgrade
  • Copper Hills High
    • Weight room expansion
    • New sound system for the auditorium
    • Commons area filled in
    • Outdoor restrooms for baseball, soccer and practice fields
  • Bingham High
    • Additional stadium seating
    • Locker room renovation
    • HVAC upgrade
  • Majestic Elementary
    • Fire sprinkler upgrade
    • Lighting upgrade
    • Carpet replacement
    • Restroom renovation
    • Additional exterior lighting

Oquirrh and South Jordan Elementary Educators Receive KSL-TV High Five!

Oquirrh Elementary teacher Emily Fankhauser gets a "High 5" from KSLTeachers throughout Jordan School District work hard making a difference in the lives of their students each and every day. As we end another amazing school year, we want to recognize all of our educators and say thank you for your hard work and dedication to children.

Recently, KSL-TV stopped by to recognize two of our outstanding educators with their ‘High Five’ award. Congratulations to Oquirrh Elementary 5th grade teacher, Emily Fankhauser and South Jordan Elementary math aid, Sara Sofonia. Keep up the great work!

Enjoy the story that aired on KSL-TV.

Harry Potter Inspires Students to Set Literacy Goals

Students at South Jordan Elementary celebrate Harry PotterIt was a day to celebrate all things Harry Potter, but more importantly a day to celebrate achieving literacy goals.

Students in Diane Witt-Roper’s 5th grade class at South Jordan Middle decided ‘Harry Potter’ would be their classroom theme this year. So they set out trying to reach reading goals with Harry Potter books and even incorporated Harry Potter into The 7 Habits of Leader in Me.

They celebrated the end of the year with a big Harry Potter party with everyone in elaborate costumes, playing Quidditch and enjoying a fabulous classroom feast.

Congratulations 5th graders on your creativity, commitment to reading and being great leaders!

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