Collaborative Evacuation Drill Prepares School and Community

IMG_4981It played out like a real earthquake at Silver Crest Elementary with students dropping beneath their desks, then waiting for instructions to evacuate the school. Thanks to the cooperation of parents, the City of Herriman and it’s volunteer CERT team, Unified Police and Fire and the Jordan School District, this emergency drill was carried out in a way that will make everyone better prepared for a real emergency. The District is proud of the collaborative effort it took to get 800 children evacuated from Silver Crest and transported to an emergency shelter at Herriman High where they were housed and fed until they could be reunited with their parents in a safe and orderly manner. Each and every student had to be accounted for. Thanks to our community partners for this amazing effort and the impact it will have on keeping everyone safe in the future. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

NASA Astronaut Speaks to MESA Students at Copper Mountain Middle

IMG_4922It was the opportunity of a lifetime for Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) students at Copper Mountain Middle School. Thanks to the Clark Planetarium, the students were treated to a visit from acclaimed NASA astronaut Story Musgrave. Mr. Musgrave flew six missions to space in his 30-year career with NASA. He also performed the first shuttle space walk on Challenger’s first flight. With seven graduate degrees in the areas of math and science, Musgrave truly is an inspiration to young people. He shared his life story with the students about being raised on a farm and using his mechanical skills to eventually become an astronaut and neurosurgeon. Musgrave said anything is possible if you love what you do. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

National Honor for Riverton High Drama Teacher

clin-3According to Stage Directors Magazine, he has one of the top five high school theater programs in the entire nation and now Clin Eaton can add another accolade to his resume. Mr. Eaton was recently named as a national High School Drama Teacher of the Year. It is part of ‘The Heart of the Art’ program through the National High School Activities Association. Congratulations to Clin on this great accomplishment. Keep up the amazing work, you deserve a standing ovation!

Unified Police Bring Early Easter to Kauri Sue Students

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Unified police officers, including Sheriff Jim Winder look forward to it every year and so do students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. The officers escort the Easter Bunny to the school and go from room to room making sure every child has a chance to meet the fluffy rabbit and get their picture taken. Unified Police also make sure each student gets a colorful stuffed bunny along with a UPD badge. Thanks to officers for taking the time to make these students light up, smile and enjoy some early Easter fun! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.