FUN FACT FRIDAY: Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Mascots & School Colors

The excitement has been building since the District’s two new elementary schools opened, with everyone wondering what will the mascots be for Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Schools? Well, the votes are in and here are the results.

  • The winner is, Bastian Elementary School Broncos! The school colors are red and black.
  • The winner is, Golden Fields Elementary School Gladiators! The school colors are navy blue, light blue and gold.

We wish the Broncos and Gladiators a fantastic, safe and successful school year.

Golden Fields Gladiators and Bastian Broncos Logo Designs

Children Collect School Supplies for Young Hurricane Victims

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Children Collect School Supplies for Young Hurricane Victimsicture of homemade caredStudents at Golden Fields Elementary School are reaching out with homemade cards and handwritten letters hoping to let children impacted by Hurricane Harvey know they care. Besides the personal messages from Golden Fields students, everyone at the school is working hard to collect items that children and families in the Houston area may need while they work to recover from the devastation and get their lives back to normal. The following items are being collected:

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and other personal hygiene items
  • School supplies, coloring books, games, comfort toys and books to read
  • Canned food items

The Golden Fields HELP FOR HOUSTON collection drive runs from Sept. 1 – 5.

If you would like to contribute please drop your donation off at the school, which is located at 10252 S. Split Rock Drive, South Jordan.

Graduating Class of 2017 Awarded Record Setting Scholarships

Copper Hills High 2017 Graduating Class at CommencementStudents in the graduating class of 2017 are embarking on a new chapter in their young lives. Many are headed to colleges, universities and community colleges in Utah and across the United States. This year many of those graduates are also getting a little help along the way in the form of scholarships. In fact, District-wide the class of 2017 was awarded a record setting total of $28,888,084 in scholarships.

Thanks to our dedicated counselors and school leaders who helped students apply for and receive the scholarship money. Congratulations graduates! Good luck in all your pursuits!

Fun Fact Friday: JSD Gets Out of the Cemetery Business

For 45 years the Jordan School District has been in the cemetery business. The District was legally bound to take over maintenance and operations of the Bingham City Cemetery back in 1972 when Bingham Canyon City disincorporated. JSD inherited the cemetery because the District was the largest taxing entity in the area where the cemetery is located. Over the years, records show 1,850 people have been buried in the cemetery and JSD grounds crews were responsible for digging the graves, maintaining the plots and the cemetery in general. Several District employees also had the title of cemetery sexton or caretaker of the cemetery, selling plots and helping families with burials.

Effective June 1, 2017 the District will be out of the cemetery business. The Board of Education has approved a resolution that will transfer the Bingham Cemetery Title and Escrow to the Copperton Metro Township.