Todd Theobold is Utah’s Elementary School Principal of the Year!

Todd Theabold posing with plaqueWhat began as a rather routine Monday morning school assembly turned into something pretty extraordinary for Majestic Elementary School Principal Todd Theobold. Representatives from the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals showed up along with Superintendent Johnson, District staff and members of the Board of Education for a big announcement. After considering 600 principals from schools around the state, Mr. Theobold was selected as Utah Elementary School Principal of the Year. Mr. Theobold said it was an honor he shared with hard working staff and students at Majestic. Congratulations to this deserving principal and good luck in the national competition. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Lunch Ladies Rise and Shine Everyday with Recipes for Success

Nutrition Services employees at Heartland ElementaryEvery day lunch ladies and nutrition services staff rise and shine long before the sun comes up to cook tasty and nutritious meals for thousands of students and staff throughout Jordan School District. This is no small task and they do it all serving up smiles and farm fresh food along the way. Here are some fun facts you may not know about the enormous job of keeping our students fed:

  • More than 31,000 meals are served in JSD schools every day.
  • 500 Nutrition Services employees are involved in the food preparation.
  • Nutrition Services spends $9,000,000 on food every school year.
  • 570,000 pounds of poultry, beef and pork combined are used in meals each year.
  • Lunch ladies use more than 350,000 pounds of flour in baking each year.
  • Nutrition Services works with four local farmers to provide as much fresh produce as possible in schools in the ‘Farm to School’ program, which includes fresh milk. About $2,000,000 is spent on products from local farmers each year.

The most requested recipe every single year by parents in the District is for our lunch lady’s MACARONI AND CHEESE. Here is the recipe, enjoy!

Macaroni & Cheese
Jordan School District Nutrition Services

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 1/3 cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp margarine
  • 7/8 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 3/4 pounds processed American cheese
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Put milk, margarine, mustard, pepper and cheese in medium sauce pan. Cook until melted and watch closely to avoid scalding. Mix noodles and cheese mixture together and serve!! ENJOY!!

12 servings (1 cup)

JEF Prize Patrol Surprises Teachers with Educator of the Year Awards!

Superintendent Congratulating TeacherThey work tirelessly for students in classrooms throughout Jordan School District and now some amazing educators are being recognized for their hard work and dedication. The Jordan Education Foundation carried out phase one of its annual ‘Prize Patrol’ where members surprise deserving teachers with an unannounced visit, balloons and an honor that brings many to tears. The teachers are notified that they have been selected as a 2017 Jordan Education Foundation Educator of the Year. The humble teachers are also given $1,000 and treated to a special evening out with a dinner in their honor. Congratulations to these deserving teachers! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Joel P. Jensen Middle Cindy Horrocks Educator
Heartland Elementary Leslie Fiskell Educator
Oquirrh Elementary Lisa DuVernay Special Educator
Columbia Elementary Susan Locke Educator
Westvale Elementary Sandra Burton Educator
Monte Vista Elementary Alicia Rasmussen Educator
South Jordan Elementary Kaylee Todd Educator
Southland Elementary Allyson Pulsipher Educator
Riverton High School Katherine Borgmeier Educator
Riverton Elementary Ashley Calhoun Special Educator
Kauri Sue Hamilton Laurie Tovey Special Educator
Rose Creek Elementary Christina Stout Educator
Fort Herriman Middle Michael Farnsworth Educator
Herriman Elementary Sarah Burton Educator
Copper Mountain Middle John Schneggenburger Educator

Superintendent Honored as Business Woman of the Year

Superintendent Johnson posing with awardEvery year the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the community by going above and beyond. This year, one of the honorees is Superintendent of Schools for Jordan School District, Dr. Patrice Johnson. During the Chamber’s Knight of Heroes ceremony, Dr. Johnson was given the ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award. The Superintendent was selected, in part, because of her work fostering a positive community attitude toward Jordan School District. Thank you, Dr. Johnson for all you do on behalf of students, JSD and the communities we serve. Congratulations on this well deserved award!

Bingham High Teacher Named Art Teacher of the Year by BYU McKay School of Education

Jaime James Bingham High art teacherThe Brigham Young University David O. McKay School of Education recently honored Bingham High teacher Jaime James with their Art Teacher of the Year Award. Jaime is a graduate of BYU. She has taught for 21 years, the last 11 years at Bingham High. Currently, she teaches drawing, painting and AP studio art.

In addition to her dedication to education and the arts, Jaime was honored for her involvement with the Springville Art Museum. She has encouraged placement of her student’s artwork at the museum, which has led to them winning awards and scholarships. Her dedication to her students and the arts is evident and makes her richly deserving of the Art Teacher of the Year Award at her alma mater.

Congratulation Jaime!