Jordan Education Association Says Thanks to Generous Donors

Crayon drawing of a computer with the words 'Thank You'It was a day to say thank you to members of the community who step up in support of children and educators throughout Jordan School District with their generous contributions to the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF).

The Foundation held its annual donor appreciation lunch with a theme of “Nourishing Hungry Minds.” Programs, grants and scholarships funded by the JEF were highlighted along with a tearful and heartfelt thank you from Bingham High graduate and scholarship recipient, Sara Perez, who said her dream of attending college came true thanks to a JEF scholarship she received.

Southland Elementary School’s 4th grade students provided entertainment with three songs and accompanied by bongo drums, which were purchased with JEF grant money.

We cannot stress enough our appreciation and love for everyone who contributes to classrooms, students and teachers through the JEF.

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Board of Education Welcomes New Member

The Jordan School District Board of Education welcomes Tracy Miller who was chosen to fill the District 3 seat for the remaining two-year term of Susan Pulsipher who resigned to concentrate on her work as a State Representative. Mrs. Miller has been very active in her support of Jordan School District as a member of Region 6 PTA where she served as Legislative V.P. and currently as Trust Lands Specialist for the State PTA. Tracy Miller will be officially sworn in on Tuesday, February 28.

Thank you to all five candidates who applied for the position and their willingness to serve Jordan School District.

Giant Cockroach, Hedgehog and Python Help Students Learn about Protecting the Environmen

Student pets albino hedgehogStudents at Copper Canyon Elementary School were eye-to-eye with a giant cockroach, hedgehog, python and armadillo thanks to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

The ‘Animal Ambassadors’ are traveling to classrooms across the state in a new Eco-Van program designed to teach children about the importance of ecosystems and protecting the environment. Copper Canyon 6th graders were the first in Utah to experience the unique program, meet the ‘Animal Ambassadors’ and learn how the little things they do today can make a big difference for a healthy environment tomorrow. Thanks to the Living Planet Aquarium for bringing this learning opportunity to our schools.

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Fun Fact Friday: Principals Get Sneak Peek Inside New Elementary Schools

Principals Touring New SchoolsWearing big smiles on their faces and hard hats on their heads, the recently appointed principals of the District’s two new elementary schools were treated to a sneak peek inside the buildings.

Kyle Hansen is principal of the new elementary school in South Jordan at 10252 S. Split Rock Drive, and Doree Strauss is principal of the new elementary school in Herriman at 5692 W. American Park Drive.

Mrs. Strauss says she loves the natural lighting throughout the school with skylights to illuminate interior classrooms as well, which she says will positively impact student learning. She believes students will also benefit from the bright colors throughout the new school designed to help guide everyone from one area to another in the building.

Kyle Hansen says he is very impressed with the collaboration areas set aside for students and teachers to work collectively as a group. Mr. Hansen says he also loves the bright color scheme in the building and the abundance of natural lighting.

Construction on both schools is on time and on budget. They will open their doors in August for the 2017-18 school year.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

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