Students at Westland Elementary School were surprised when a marching band, police motorcycle and canine cop rolled into their school gymnasium. It was all part of a school safety kick-off campaign in the Jordan School District for the 2015-16 school year. Students at the school appeared in a video encouraging everyone to brush up on safety rules and West Jordan Police Chief Doug Diamond addressed the student body with a safety message as well. There was even a demonstration from ‘Bronco’ the canine cop. The safety assembly ended with another huge surprise from the Utah Department of Transportation. UDOT gave a brand new Razor scooter to an unsuspecting student who promised to follow safety rules and participate in UDOT’S ‘Walk More in Four’ fall campaign. We wish everyone a safe school year! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.
The Board of Education, working in collaboration with our cities, has approved a draft 5-year building construction plan. This plan is tentative and may change as the district continues to review student-housing needs. The costs are estimates and will change once official bids are received. We appreciate our community partners and their input as we plan for the needs of our growing school district.
The Aug. 25 Board meeting summary is now available and can be viewed at jordandistrict.org/board/meetings/summary/2015-08-25/.
Our year-round students arrived five weeks ago and now its back to the books for all traditional calendar students. For students entering first-grade or those attending a new school, this is always an exciting and emotional time. The same is true for parents who send their little, and not-so-little ones off on a new journey for the 2015-16 school year. We hope this year brings great success academically and in extracurricular activities for students throughout the District. Our teachers, support staff and administrators are excited to help every child achieve at his or her highest level. Enjoy a photo gallery of Superintendent Johnson visiting schools and students arriving for the first day on our Facebook page.
It was a day filled with excitement, making their way around a new school, new friends and figuring out the combination on a new locker. Jordan School District’s class of 2021 headed to school for 7th-grade orientation today. They met their new principals and found their way from classroom to classroom before the rest of the student body arrives. Some students were even greeted with high fives by Superintendent Johnson. The class of 2021 looks like it’s going to be a large one. At Sunset Ridge Middle alone, it is the biggest 7th-grade class ever with a total 563 students. At Fort Herriman the class is 550 and Copper Mountain has 500 7th-graders this year. Good luck to everyone on a safe and successful school year. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.