One of the largest high school music and arts festivals in the country was held at Copper Hills High School. Copper Hills was one of only 50 schools in the nation chosen to host the “High School Nation Tour” and will receive up to $10,000 for music and art related education. The tour promotes music and the arts with a big concert and interactive education stations where students can learn about music, instruments and how to play their favorite music. Professional musicians were on hand to talk about careers in the arts and answer questions. The Copper Hills student body attended the two-hour event and many were able to interact with the artists who took the stage. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★
Jordan School District has enhanced its efforts at teaching safety. Whether it is safe walking, riding the bus, crossing the street or riding bikes, we want our students to be safe.
Jordan began the year with a “School’s Open Drive Safe” campaign in partnership with AAA of Utah. We are now completing an entire month of safety awareness with the Green Ribbon campaign in our elementary schools. In addition, our Transportation Department has been going to each elementary school to present an interactive bus safety training to all students.
We invite parents to help us in this safety campaign. Below is a brief safety video produced by the District which has been shown in all elementary schools. Please watch it with your students and take the opportunity to talk with them about the safety concepts demonstrated in the video. This is a great opportunity to talk with your children about safety, no matter their age. ★
Some students at Hayden Peak Elementary got a real-life lesson in weather forecasting and it happened on live TV! The school was chosen as ABC4’s Weather School of the Week. Good Morning Utah meteorologist, Curtis Ray did his weather show live from the school with second grade students. Mrs. Jarman and Miss Peterson are the teachers who participated. When the camera was off, the weatherman demonstrated how a cloud forms and showed students the maps he uses in forecasting the weather. What a great experience for everyone involved, including Principal Riddle who was also interviewed live during the hour-long show. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★
The Sept. 23 Board meeting summary is now available and can be viewed at jordandistrict.org/board/meetings/summary/2014-09-23/. ★
Students at Herriman Elementary School joined others around the world in an artful expression supporting world peace by making hundreds of ‘Pinwheels for Peace.’ This is the third year in a row that Herriman Elementary has rallied students, getting every single class involved in ‘Whirled Peace Day.’ Each grade made their pinwheels using paper and pencils, then had 15 minutes to set them up in a design on the lawn outside the school. Enjoy a photo gallery of this beautiful display on our Facebook page. ★