Dedicated District Counselor is Recipient of STEM Innovation Award

Innovation award picturesCongratulations are in order for a JSD counselor who is making a difference in the lives of students through his hard work and dedication. Mark Jones, counselor at West Jordan Middle School, was recently named the STEM Counselor of the Year by the Utah STEM Action Center. This is part of the prestigious STEM Innovation Awards. Mr. Jones was recognized for implementing and teaching the after-school STEM program at WJMS, which has grown to more than 70 students over the past three years. We are proud of this amazing counselor and educator for his work in going above and beyond for young people every day.

Herriman Elementary Kicks Off the Morning with Parents, Pineapples and Pastries

Family eats breakfast at Herriman Elementary's Parents, Pineapples and PastriesGreat things can happen when parents, pineapples and pastries get together!

Recently, the Herriman Elementary PTA sponsored its annual ‘Parents, Pineapples and Pastries’ breakfast at the school. Parents and their students were lined up out the doors of the cafeteria and enjoyed a fresh morning breakfast with plenty of fruit, bakery items and other goodies to help get the day off to a great start.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

District Students, Teachers and Staff Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut

Student taking cover under deskIt is an important drill that teaches young and old alike the importance of knowing how to stay safe in an earthquake. Hundreds of students, teachers and staff throughout the District dropped for cover participating in the 2017 Great Utah ShakeOut. For students at Columbia Elementary it was an opportunity to talk about earthquake safety and knowing if the ground begins to shake, they need to drop, cover and hold on. As soon as the simulated sounds of an earthquake were broadcast into classrooms, students did exactly what they were supposed to do, taking cover underneath desks, covering their heads and holding on. Then, when the rumbling stopped, everyone evacuated the school in an orderly manner. Thanks to everyone for making safety a top priority and participating in this important drill. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.


Community Comes Together to Help Hayden Peak Shine

Comcast Cares banner at Hayden Peak ElementaryIt is spring cleaning time and they will do it in a very big way at Hayden Peak Elementary on Saturday. That’s because the school has been chosen to participate in Comcast Cares Day. It is a day dedicated to making the school shine inside and out, but it cannot happen without the community coming together. For every volunteer who shows up to help with projects like planting trees, washing windows and cleaning classrooms, Comcast will make a financial contribution to the school. It is a big win for Hayden Peak and students, faculty, family and friends get to have a great time working together.

To volunteer, sign up at

and breakfast are from 7 to 8 a.m.
Service projects are from 8 a.m. – noon, rain or shine.
Lunch is provided for everyone who participates!

Elementary School Secretaries Honored with Luncheon

Large group of people talking at secretaries luncheonSchool secretaries are often the first face people see when they enter our elementary schools. They truly work hard to assist students, parents, teachers and administrators, helping to make our schools run efficiently and effectively.

Recently, the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals honored their secretaries with a luncheon to thank them for all they do for our elementary school communities.

Entertainment was provided by Associate Superintendent of School Anthony Godrey and his band the PLC’s, along with local musicians, the Phoenix Band.

We join our school principals and thank all secretaries for their work every day in our schools!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.