Governor Visits South Hills Middle School for Q & A Session with AP Students

Governor Gary Herbert visits with students at South HillsIt is a day that some students at South Hills Middle School won’t soon forget. Governor Gary Herbert accepted an invitation to visit the school for a Q & A session with about 100 AP Geography students. The classes prepared questions on a variety of topics and they were excited for the unique opportunity to present them to the Governor.

Before taking questions, the Governor talked about the opportunities that exist in Utah for students to be anything they want to be. He said we have a tech savvy labor force that is always looking for more young people. Governor Herbert told the students that education is their door to opportunities. Geography teacher, Joseph Cochran said this was a lesson his students will likely never forget. Thank you to the Governor for taking time to share his knowledge with students and inspire young people.

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Student Proves Small Acts of Kindness Make a Big Difference

Student delivering homemade Christmas cardsBefore the rush of the holiday season set in, Whitley Kidd, a sixth grade student at Oakcrest Elementary, wanted to help bring joy to others in some small way. So, she enlisted the help for her entire class asking them to participate in a small act of kindness for senior citizens who might be alone or without loved ones for the holidays. She asked classmates to design homemade Christmas cards for residents at a local senior center. Then one night as the seniors gathered for dinner, Whitley surprised them by personally delivering the cards with messages of holiday happiness, joy and good will. It was a small act of kindness that brought big smiles to those who received the precious gift of a homemade Christmas card.

Welcome Back!

Happy New YearWelcome back to our outstanding students, teachers, administrators and staff. We hope you had a wonderful Winter Recess and wish you a great and successful 2018!

West Jordan Elementary Classroom Celebrates Healthy Eating

First grade students in Julie Feyereisen’s classroom at West Jordan Elementary School recently hosted a ‘Harvest Party’ to celebrate their successful in-school garden and the Winter Recess.

For the past few months, the eager students have been learning about healthy eating and taking responsibility for tending a garden by managing a Tower Garden. Using the magic of vertical gardening, students learn about math, science, language arts and agriculture. The Tower Garden stands approximately 6-feet tall. It uses grow lights and hydroponic technology to sprout plants indoors.

In this harvest, students grew lettuce and other green veggies. Students were invited to share dressings and other produce to complement their salads, which they thoroughly enjoyed with their classmates.