West Jordan High Choir Featured on ABC4 Good Morning Utah

West Jordan High students performing on Good Morning UtahThey are singing their hearts out this holiday season and that includes on TV! The West Jordan High School choir was recently featured on a segment of ABC 4’s Good Morning Utah.

Good Morning Utah annually showcases choirs from throughout the state during the Christmas holiday. Choir Director Kelly DeHaan and 32 West Jordan High students were the first choir to be featured this season on the program and they were a big hit!

Tune in this Friday, Dec. 9 to see the Copper Hills High choir perform live on ABC4 and on Friday, Dec. 16 the Bingham High choir will be featured.

Thanks to these talented students and their directors for making the District proud.

Click here to watch the West Jordan High performance.

Oquirrh Hills Kicks-off the Holiday Season with Oquirrh Rush 2016

Group picture of community members, Oquirrh Hills and Riverton students involved with Oquirrrh Rush 2016Students at Oquirrh Hills Middle School are urging the community to ‘Stay Golden’ and help them with the Oquirrh Rush 2016 fundraising campaign.

Teaming this year with Riverton High, Oquirrh Hills students are raising funds to benefit Millie’s Princess Foundation to assist local families of children battling cancer. At the kick-off assembly, students met a Riverton toddler named Stetson who will be one of the beneficiaries of the money they raise.

With a goal of $30,000, students will be showcasing their talents and sales skills to help this most worthy charity. From Dec. 2-21, students will be selling donuts, hot chocolate, ‘Stay Golden’ wristbands and art, along with many other items and experiences.

You can follow their progress on social media at #oquirrhrush2016, #staygolden or #stetsontough.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Process Begins to Establish Boundaries for New Elementary Schools

New Creekside Elementary SchoolTwo new elementary schools are opening in the fall of 2017, one in Herriman and another in South Jordan

At the direction of the Jordan School District Board of Education, new boundaries are now being considered for the new schools. This necessitates potential boundary changes involving Butterfield Canyon, Daybreak, Eastlake, Herriman, Midas Creek, Silver Crest and Welby Elementary Schools.

Boundary changes are also being considered for Hayden Peak and Fox Hollow Elementary Schools, which would allow Fox Hollow to move to a traditional calendar.

Parents impacted by the potential boundary changes should have received information about the options. They are also encouraged to take our survey, which gives patrons the opportunity to provide feedback regarding boundary options before they are finalized.

For details about the boundary change process, options and to take the survey visit elementaryschoolboundary.com.

Copper Hills High Cheerleaders Selected as Varsity All-Americans

Picture of three cheerleadersThey are used to cheering others on to success, but now three Copper Hills High cheerleaders are being recognized for their accomplishments. Kara Shea Aguilar, Miranda Clegg and McKenna Rich have all been named Varsity Spirit’s All-American cheerleaders. They were among 350,000 cheerleaders and dancers considered for the honor, with only 10% of them selected as All-Americans. The Varsity All-American squad had a chance to perform and march in one of the largest Thanksgiving Day parades in the nation, in Houston Texas. The parade attracts more than 200,000 people. The Grizzlies cheerleaders say they were extremely proud to represent their high school and be positive role models in the Copper Hills High community.

Riverton High Silver Rush Begins with Emotional Message

Riverton High students celebrate the kick-off of Silver RushIt is officially Silver Rush season! The annual holiday fundraising event at Riverton High School began today with that declaration from Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth. Students gathered to reflect back on last year when they raised more than $144,000 for Mitchell’s Journey and were reminded of all the ways the money has helped offer hope and healing to children struggling with Muscular Dystrophy around the world.

Then, it was time for the big reveal of this year’s charity. The 2016 Silver Rush will benefit Millie’s Princess Foundation for local families of children battling cancer. Riverton students met the families and some of the children who will be recipients of their fundraising efforts. Silver Rush season runs from Dec. 1 – 21. We wish these big-hearted students great success in their fundraising season, which will undoubtedly bring change to the lives of many.

Enjoy a photo gallery of the Silver Rush kickoff on our Facebook page.