Fun Fact Friday: New Schools Beginning to Take Shape

Construction continues to move forward for six new schools in the District. There are changes almost daily thanks to significant progress being made. The new schools were promised in the voter-approved 2016 bond.

Here is our updated photo gallery of the new schools.

Summer Fun with STEM at Rosamond Elementary

Students using virtual reality gogglesIt was a fun time for students at Rosamond Elementary School as they participated in STEM activities, allowing them to use their scientific minds, while having fun.

Working with Rosamond teachers, students took on activities learning about coding, engineering, buoyancy, among other activities. They even had the opportunity to visit some interesting places through virtual reality!

During each activity, students were able to apply the concepts they have learned from their teachers during the year. And while they had a great time, they also found out that science, technology, engineering and math can be fun!

West Jordan Middle Launches ‘Summer of Support’ Program

West Jordan Middle students performing yogaWest Jordan Middle School recently launched a new program to help students who are out of school for the summer to give them some fun activities and extra support.

The proactive approach called ‘Summer of Support’ or S.O.S. will also provides students with lunch and counseling, if a student is struggling with loneliness during the long days of summer.

The program will be held Monday mornings at the school throughout the summer and will be staffed by volunteer teachers and counselors at the school. It is open to any student in the area, not just those who attend West Jordan Middle School.

District Donates School Buses for Use in Heavy Rescue Training

Various firefighters breaking out front of busRather than retire about a dozen old school buses to a junkyard, Jordan School District is offering them up to local first responders for some serious heavy rescue training.

The West Jordan Fire Department and a valley-wide heavy rescue team will use the buses to simulate dangerous situations where lives are on the line. For example, they will have a rollover scenario where the bus has tipped on its side, use the Jaws of Life and break windows in an effort to rescue victims trapped inside.

This is valuable training that could lead to lives saved in emergency situations on the bus.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Graduating Class of 2018 Awarded Record Setting Scholarships

Various Graduates at Herriman High GraduationStudents in the graduating class of 2018 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. For example, at Herriman High School alone, 54% of students in the graduating class received a scholarship.

District-wide the class of 2018 was awarded a record setting total of $39,392,996 in scholarships, up from last year’s record of $28,888,084.

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