The Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition brought their high-energy assembly to Oquirrh Hills Middle. The event began with crowd favorite the Utah Jazz Bear and included three musical performances by Drew Ryniewicz an X Factor USA finalist, American Idol finalist Robbie Rosen and Branden Mendoza from season 6 of The Voice. Each artist also spoke from the heart and shared personal messages about how bullying has affected them. They encouraged students to stand up for each other and end bullying now. Check out more Deseret News Photos at the link below and a photo gallery on our Facebook page.
Riverton High officially kicked off Homecoming week with celebrations, an assembly and presentation of the finalists for Homecoming king and queen. Students showed their excitement as the madrigals, drill team and dance company performed. They were also reminded of the generosity of alumni, the community and Riverton City for their new Spirit Corner located at 12600 S. and Redwood Road. Take a look at a few photos from the Spirit Corner dedication and from the assembly on our Facebook page.
Riverton High School spirit will come alive in a unique way thanks to generous community support and that of Riverton High graduates. Through the combined efforts of private donors, Riverton City and Riverton High alumni, an LED Silverwolf sign will light up the corner of 12600 S. and Redwood Road. The prominent, high traffic area will be designated as the ‘Spirit Corner’ where community members, Riverton High alumni and others can reconnect with the high school and celebrate events with current students. The Silverwolf sign will be illuminated for homecoming week and whenever the school celebrates a state win, during graduation or other significant events. A special thanks to all the donors for making this possible and bringing more beauty to this area of Riverton. The spirit of success and cooperation will shine brightly. A ribbon cutting of the ‘Spirit Corner’ will be held Monday night at 6 p.m. and the community is invited. Enjoy a sneak peak of what will be unveiled on our Facebook page.
Bingham High School is celebrating 40 years this Saturday with an open house and tours for patrons. While this school is in its 41st year of service, it looks great and has many years of life ahead thanks to our maintenance staff and dedicated custodians. The District has 15 buildings that are more than 30 years old and one, West Jordan Middle, in its 58th year of service. Currently the average age of school buildings in Jordan School District is 20 years. Fortunately, these buildings were built to last, yielding hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to District taxpayers.
Schools throughout the District found special ways to commemorate Patriot’s Day, honoring the victims of 9-11, first responders and the military. At South Jordan Middle School the entire student body of 1,400 gathered outside for a flag raising ceremony and to sing patriotic songs led by the concert choir. They also held a moment of silence to honor those who were lost in the September 11th tragedy 14 years ago.
At Westvale Elementary the University of Utah ROTC Naval cadets marched in perfect unison to perform a flag retiring ceremony. A brand new one replaced the old United States flag that flew at the school. Students placed their right hands over their hearts in respect and said the Pledge of Allegiance. Enjoy a photo gallery of these wonderful events on our Facebook page.