FUN FACT FRIDAY: Serving Up Free Summer Meals for Students

Picture of serving free mealsMost schools are now out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean students should go hungry without a decent meal every day. Jordan School District has a summer food service program that is open to anyone in or outside the District. Healthy, balanced meals are being served at five schools from June 4 – August 3, 2018.

We offer breakfast and lunch FREE of charge to children 18 years old and younger.

Adults may purchase meals as well, just $2.00 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch.

This is an opportunity for our neighborhoods to come together and share a meal, it is not based on need or income. Everyone is welcome!

The following sites will be serving free breakfast and lunch:

  • Heartland Elementary School – 1451 W. 7000 South
  • Riverside Elementary School – 8737 S. 1220 West
  • Westvale Elementary School – 2300 W. 8660 South
  • Columbia Elementary School – 3505 W. 7800 South
  • Majestic Elementary School – 7430 S. Redwood Road

Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*No service July 4 and July 24

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Announcing The 2018 Outstanding Classified Employees

Picture of Outstanding Classified EmployeesEach year the Jordan Education Foundation receives hundreds of nominations, people sharing stories about hard working and pretty amazing classified employees throughout Jordan School District. Narrowing the field down to the top six is a difficult task, but this year’s winners have been selected.

Here are the 2018 Jordan Education Association Outstanding Classified Employees.

  • Connie Robinson, Head Administrative Assistant, Butterfield Canyon Elementary School
  • Leland Taylor, Head Custodian, Herriman Elementary School
  • Shannon Hickman, Instructional Support Technician, Riverton High School/Information Systems
  • Lola Wilson, Registrar, Oquirrh Hills Middle School
  • Mark Butterfield, Head Custodian, Bluffdale Elementary School
  • Lori Perkins, Nutrition Manager, Copper Hills High School

Congratulations!

Fun Fact Friday: Getting Ready For Graduation

Diplomas IconIt is that time of year when thousands of students are anxiously preparing for high school graduation. In Jordan School District there are 3,638 seniors making plans to bid high school a fond farewell and graduate on to new adventures academically and in pursuit of future careers.

Here is a list of our high school graduation dates, times and locations.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!

School Date & Time Location
Bingham High May 31, 3 p.m Jon M. Huntsman Center Arena
Copper Hills High May 31, 6 p.m. Maverik Center
Herriman High May 31, 10 a.m. Maverik Center
Riverton High May 31, 10 a.m. Jon M. Huntsman Center Arena
Valley High May 30, 2 p.m. Lifetime Activities Center at SLCC
West Jordan High May 31, 2 p.m. Maverik Center
South Valley May 31, 3 p.m. West Jordan High Auditorium
River’s Edge May 31, 4 p.m. River’s Edge School Auditorium

FUN FACT FRIDAY: District Receives State ‘Air Quality Ally’ Award

Staff Accepting Air Quality Ally AwardJordan School District has the largest fleet of CNG school buses in the State of Utah and that is having a big impact on air quality and the battle against bad air and pollution.

The District’s transition to CNG school buses is drawing statewide attention. The Salt Lake County Health Department has presented Jordan with the first-ever ‘Air Quality Ally’ award. It is an opportunity to recognize people and entities in the community making specific, tangible efforts to improve air quality in Salt Lake County. Mayor Ben McAdams was on hand to present the award to Transportation Director Herb Jensen and Board of Education President Janice Voorhies and Board member Marilyn Richards.

The District owns a total of 111 CNG buses, which emit 40 to 86% less particulate matter into the air compared to old diesel buses. And the fuel savings are huge. After a .50 cent federal rebate on every gallon of natural gas used in our CNG buses, there are times we pay nothing to fuel a CNG bus. That’s because compressed natural gas is just .50 cents to $1.00 a gallon.

Educators and Volunteers Recognized by Region 6 PTA

PTA award winner gets a hugIt was a packed room full of some pretty amazing and hard-working volunteers and educators at the most recent Jordan School District Board of Education meeting. That’s because Region 6 PTA Director, Dawn Ramsey was there to present the 2018 Region 6 PTA Awards. It is a very impressive list of incredible people. Congratulations to the deserving award recipients!

Here are the categories and the winners:

  • Support Staff
    • Ruth Moore – Secretary, Copper Canyon Elementary School
    • Debbie Cone – Custodian, Herriman High School
    • Jodi Derrick – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
  • PTA Involvement
    • Kristine Hanks – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
    • Marinda Jelinek – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • Diane Stanley – Herriman High School
  • Spirit of PTA
    • Sheri Mattle – South Jordan Middle School
    • Pam VanWagoner – Riverton High School
    • Amy Stephens – Rose Creek Elementary School
    • Courtnie Widerburg – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
  • Spirit of Inclusivity
    • Todd Hougaard – Jordan Ridge Elementary School, Acceptance Day
    • Steve James and Jodee Packer – Bingham High School, Grad Night
    • Casey Pehrson – Herriman High School, School Psychologist
  • Utah PTA Development Award
    • Sheri Mattle and Krystal Hansen – Bingham High School, Color Me Miner Fun Run
  • Outstanding Volunteer
    • Christine Esplin – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
    • Beth Kunz – Riverton High School
    • Shilo Wilson – Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Brittney Eldredge – Herriman High School
    • Lucretia Shatzer – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
  • Outstanding Educator
    • Michael Henriksen – Riverton High School
    • Jessica Lord – Herriman High School
    • Kristy Johansen – Copper Canyon Elementary School
    • Joseph Milkanin – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
    • Norlene Hamann – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • Ryan Erwin – South Hills Middle School
    • Annette Huff – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
  • Outstanding School Administrator
    • James Birch – Herriman High School
    • Dr. Tiffany Cooke – Bluffdale Elementary School