Fun Fact Friday: Congratulations to Our Award Winning Principals!

Each year the Jordan Association for Elementary School Principals (JAESP) recognizes leadership qualities that contribute to educational success in our schools. They award outstanding principals, who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions in seven different categories.

  • The 2017-18 winners are…
    • Innovator: Joel Pullan, Oakcrest Elementary School Principal
    • Principal Mentor: Kyle Hansen, Golden Fields Elementary School Principal
    • Instructional Leader: Michelle Lovell, Jordan Hills Elementary School Principal
    • Rookie: Suzanne Williams, East Lake Elementary School Principal
    • Community Leader: David Butler, Hayden Peak Elementary School Principal
    • Student Advocate Principal: Kim Gibson, Herriman Elementary School Principal
    • National Distinguished Award: Meredith Doleac, Monte Vista Elementary School Principal

Picture of Principals

Southland Elementary Celebrates Chinese New Year

Southland students drummingThe talented students at Southland Elementary School showcased their singing and dancing for family and friends during the school’s annual Chinese New Year assembly.

Children performed flag and fan dances, and sang traditional Chinese songs. All grades participated and did an outstanding job. This year is the ‘Year of the Dog’ in the Chinese calendar, so the hallways of Southland were decorated with displays celebrating the year. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills High Student is 4-H National ‘Youth in Action STEM Winner’

Picture of Cassandra IvieCassandra Ivie joined 4-H in kindergarten and worked her way up in the organization becoming a Utah 4-H State Ambassador. Now this bright and talented Copper Hills High student has won the 2018 National 4-H ‘Youth in Action’ Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Cassandra is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum and supply kit used to teach civil, software, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H students. She says it is an excellent platform for learning and helps young people become passionate about STEM. Cassandra received a $6,500 grant to fund ten Incredible Machine kits for kids in underserved and rural areas.

Along with her national title, Cassandra will receive a $5,000 scholarship and will serve as an advocate and spokesperson for 4-H STEM programming. She will be officially recognized at the 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. in March.

Congratulations, Cassandra!

Winter Weather Notice

Winter Warning SignDear Students, Staff and Patrons,

Reports indicate snow showers could impact the morning commute with slippery conditions on roadways.

We urge caution on all roadways and sidewalks. Please give yourself extra time for safe travel.

Also, be aware of slippery conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots, sidewalks and other walkways around our schools.

The safety of students, teachers and staff, as well as members of the community, is very important to us.

KSL-TV Invites Schools to Participate in Safe UT Awareness Day

In an attempt to educate all students, parents and other members of the community about the SafeUT app, KSL-TV is asking everyone to participate in something they are calling Stand Up for a Safe Utah. It is a day of news coverage devoted to getting people familiar with the SafeUT app and highlighting what it can do in the way of crisis intervention. They are also trying to get a record number of people, especially students, to download the app. KSL says this is in light of recent events in Florida and other tragedies at schools around the country.

KSL will be awarding prizes to schools which demonstrate the highest level of participation in Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Here is what they are asking students to do:

  • Encourage your friends to download the app
  • Use hashtag #SafeUt on social media posts
  • Individuals who share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded will receive a chance to win a $50.00 Visa gift card
  • The school which is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL
  • The contest begins Thursday, Feb. 22 and ends at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23
  • The winner will be announced on KSL news at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23