Fun Fact Friday: STEM Going Strong!

DSCN8553Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs are going strong in Jordan School District thanks to continuing efforts to secure STEM grant monies. This year our STEM team managed to bring in grants totaling $2,325,925! The money allows the District to offer 24 summer math and science courses to students free of charge. The grants also support after-school robotics and programming classes in five of our middle schools. Teachers in the classroom also benefit with professional development and the purchase of STEM supplies. A special thanks to grant writer Rachel Langshall for the work she does in securing these very important grants for our students and teachers.

Students Collect Hundreds of Blankets to Help Homeless in Frigid Weather

IMG_6222Cold winter weather inspired 525 students at Monte Vista Elementary to do something that would help those who are less fortunate or homeless stay warm. In a school-wide project called ‘Warming Hearts,’ classes competed against one another to see who could collect the most blankets for the Road Home and people they serve. Last year the students collected 114 blankets. However, this year in just over a week they brought in more than 400 blankets! On Saturday, students and teacher Alicia Rasmussen will gather at the school to pack up the blankets and deliver them to the Road Home in Salt Lake City. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Winter Weather Notice

safetynotice_iconDear Students, Staff and Patrons,

We have experienced some light overnight snowfall which may have an impact on the morning commute.  Please be careful as you travel to work and school this morning.  With freezing temperatures, walkways may be icy.

Thanks for your support in keeping us all safe.

Dedicated School Counselors Make a Big Difference

DSCN8515Have you said thank you to your school counselor recently? Now would be a perfect time because it is National School Counseling Week. We want to send a message to all of our counselors thanking them for the many positive contributions they make each and every day to help our schools and benefit students. Counselors wear many hats as they meet with students and parents throughout the year to discuss career and college readiness plans and help address the many challenges young people face. Counselors work with teachers and administrators to create a positive school environment where students can realize their full potential. School counselors play an important role in student success. All Jordan District counselors were treated to a small gift of appreciation from Counseling and Guidance Specialist Nancy Karpowitz who traveled from school to school to personally thank our counselors. Keep up the great work! Check out some more photos on our Facebook page.