FUN FACT FRIDAY: Custodians Work Hard to Welcome Back Students & Staff

Custodian cleaning lockerThere is no summer break for custodians in Jordan School District who do some of their hardest work in the heat of summer. In all, our custodians, along with summer sweepers, have been cleaning more than 7 million square feet of building space District-wide including carpets, floors, desks, chairs, bathrooms and light fixtures. That is like cleaning about 2,500 average sized homes! They also clean more than 28,000 lockers inside and out at our secondary schools alone.

It’s an impressive feat considering some only had a few weeks to work around very extensive construction and remodel projects. In addition, they maintain 440 acres of sprinkling systems and 240 portable classrooms. And if you walk into any gymnasium you know the floors absolutely shine because of summer refinishing and polishing work that is done on 234,906 square feet of gym floors in secondary schools and 22,457 square feet in other schools and buildings.

We appreciate the hard work of our custodians over the summer months and throughout the year. Thank you for making our schools and offices such a welcoming place for students, staff and patrons.

Take a minute to thank your custodian for all they do and for their dedication to the job. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

FBLA Students Among Best and Brightest in National Competition

Award Winning FBLA Students outside Anaheim Convention CenterSome Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students are proving their futures look very bright. Last week, 36 students representing Herriman, Bingham and Copper Hills High schools competed at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Five teams were recognized as finalists and six events were awarded top ten on stage, including 1st place in American Enterprise Project.

  • 1st place, American Enterprise Project: Marin Murdock and Rachel Hale, Herriman High School
  • 4th place, Sales Presentation: Rachel Lunt, Herriman High School
  • 5th place, Database Design: Brandon Garrett, Herriman High School
  • 5th place, Advertising: Zion Steiner, Copper Hills High School
  • 8th place, Partnership with Business: Ellie Seamons, Jaxon Stuart and Emilie Hill, Herriman High School
  • 8th place, Future Business Leader: Marin Murdock, Herriman High School
  • 9th place, Journalism: Alexis Hellwig, Herriman High School
  • Top 16 finalist, Intro to Business Presentation: Camille Murdock, Bailey Burgess, Bryce Ziemski, Herriman High School

Congratulations to our future business leaders!

Rocky Mountain Power Helps to Fuel Learning in JSD

Rocky Mountain Power presents a check for $4,000 to the Jordan Education FoundationIt was an exciting day for the Jordan Education Foundation when a community partner stopped by to personally deliver cash for classrooms throughout Jordan School District. Mike Lange, representing Rocky Mountain Power, delivered a check for $4,000, which will directly benefit students and teachers. Lange said the company is committed to helping fuel education throughout the state of Utah and beyond.

Thanks to Rocky Mountain Power for this generous donation!

Governor Herbert Recognizes Herriman High 2017 Presidential Scholar

Marin Murdock and Julianna Wing stand in front of a pair of flagsIt has been a summer Herriman High School’s Marin Murdock will never forget. First the recent graduate traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar medal, one of just 161 students selected from about 4,000 seniors across the nation who competed for the prestigious award. Then, when she arrived home, Utah Governor Gary Herbert recognized Marin for her incredible accomplishments in education and as a Presidential Scholar recipient.

Congratulations, Marin on this extraordinary accomplishment!

Julianna Wing, a Business and Marketing teacher at Herriman High School traveled to Washington, D.C. as well to accept her award as a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher.

We are extremely proud of Marin and Mrs. Wing, our 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar recipients.

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!