Fun Fact Friday: We’re Listening, What We Learned

As we look to the future with the current draft 5-Year Building Construction Plan, the District has taken time to listen to patrons and we have gained insights into what our taxpayers would like to see. We appreciate working in collaboration with our parents, cities and patrons.

Over the past few years, here’s what we heard concerning growth. As we plan for the next 5 years and beyond, here’s how we are addressing those concerns.
We Listen

Joel P. Jensen Principal Receives Top State Honor

Bryan Leggat - UACTE Award(2)He is a strong advocate for school counselors at Joel P. Jensen Middle and because of that, Principal Bryan Leggat has received a prestigious honor from the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (UACTE) Guidance. Mr. Leggat was chosen as the UACTE Guidance Division Administrator of the Year. He was selected over all other principals in the state, in part for how closely he works with his counselors recognizing the important leadership role they play in overall school improvement goals. Mr. Leggat has also included counselors as integral members of the school student support team. Congratulations to another one of our amazing leaders in Jordan School District.

Herriman High Student Headed to Olympics for USA Luge

IMG_1475Duncan Biles may not be a household name yet, but it might just be a matter of time. The Herriman High sophomore has been chosen to participate in the 2016 Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The games begin on Friday and Duncan will compete in Luge doubles for Team USA. This fast and talented young man is on the Junior National team for USA Luge. He spent much of November and December training and competing with the team at World Cup events in Norway, Latvia, Germany and Austria. Best of luck in bringing home the gold to Herriman High. We are proud of you, Duncan!

Jazz Bear Surprises Kauri Sue Students

BearIt was a special day for students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School as the Utah Jazz Bear made a surprise visit. A film crew was on hand to do a story that will be shown at an upcoming home Jazz game. The story is being produced because Kauri Sue was nominated for, and won a Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union sponsored event called “Pass It Along.” Each month they select a different winner in the community and each recipient receives $5,000. Kauri Sue plans to spend the money on swing sets for children in wheelchairs. The Kauri Sue story will be shown on jumbotrons inside Vivint Smart Home Arena during the Feb. 19th Jazz game. Enjoy a photo gallery of Bear and surprised students on our Facebook page.