It is a special day in Jordan School District as we welcome back thousands of year-round students, faculty and staff at 22 elementary schools. It was even more significant for everyone at the brand new Blackridge Elementary in Herriman which is opening its doors for the very first time. Many of the 1,100 students attending Blackridge were escorted to school by their parents who wanted to get a first hand look at the new building and playgrounds outside. Principal Steve Giles greeted everyone at the door as the day began. There are still some finishing touches that have to be made at the school. Work continues on the HVAC, gym, cafeteria and north parking areas but classes are now in session with a very excited team of teachers who have been waiting for this day for a long time. Good luck to all our year-round schools and have a fantastic 2014-15 year! Enjoy a photo gallery of the first day at Blackridge on our Facebook page. ★
Amber Barron just graduated with honors from Riverton High where she developed a love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Amber hopes her love of STEM will one day land her a job at NASA. This bright young lady is well on her way after developing STEM based curriculum that will be used throughout Jordan School District. Take a look at her amazing story reported by KUTV.
The Jordan School District Board of Education has appointed John Larsen as interim Business Administrator. Mr. Larsen is currently director of Accounting, Budgets and Audits for the District. He is a CPA who has been with the District for 12 years and was recognized by the Board for his hard work and dedication to the finances of the District. ★