Riverton Elementary Students Fantastic at STEM Fair

DSCN2397Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects filled the gymnasium as Riverton Elementary students showed off a lot of talent and innovation. The school’s STEM fair was an impressive gathering of projects produced by amazing young minds. The participants put a lot of time and creativity into their works. One student designed a powerless AM radio, and another created a robot that will allow people with disabilities to write. Still others created computer programs with optical illusions, looked at new approaches to radon testing and asked the question, “how much weight can a helium balloon lift?” We applaud the hard work of these students as they look at opportunities in STEM education. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Career Day Inspires Students at Valley High

The Governor’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer (left) poses with Principal Sharon Jensen

The Governor’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer (left) poses with Principal Sharon Jensen

It was a day to help students have a better vision for their career paths after high school. More than 50 different businesses along with local college and trade schools were on hand at Valley High School to meet with students and answer questions. Some of the professionals even provided hands-on demonstrations about their trade and invited students to participate. The young men and women who attended were encouraged to dress professionally, as they would for a real job or college interview. The Governor’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer, even stopped by to show her support for the event! Good luck to everyone who attended, we wish you luck as you pave your path to a successful future. See more photos on our Facebook page.

Native American Students Recognized for Amazing Achievements

Native American NightThey are young men and women making a difference and keeping their cultural traditions alive. The 16th annual Indian Student Recognition Night was recently celebrated where some pretty amazing students were recognized in a number of areas: academic achievement, arts and crafts, athletics, attendance, community projects, cultural recognition, heritage language, performing arts, ROTC, scholarship, and service learning. Congratulations to the following students who received certificates for their outstanding accomplishments:

  • West Jordan High – Mariah Chavez, Tennille Goodman, Dominick Goodman
  • Riverton High – Tia Yazzie
  • Herriman High – Shaandiin Powell
  • Joel P. Jensen Middle – Vecilia Begaye

Riverton High Team Takes State Title in AAA Auto Skills Competition

IMG_0602Well, they have done it again. For the second year in a row, instructor Jay Hales and his team of young men have revved up and refined their auto technician skills and were declared champions in the Ford/AAA Auto Skills Contest. The winning students, Wade M. Tate and Cason Q. Hales competed against 278 auto mechanic students statewide in the written test. Then they went on to win the hands-on competition where ‘bugs’ were intentionally installed in test vehicles. The Auto Skills competition brings together the best of the country’s future top automotive technicians and each year more than $10 million in prizes and scholarships are awarded in the state and national contests. The Riverton team will now head to Dearborn, Michigan to compete in the national competition. Congratulations and best of luck!

Our Teachers Transform Lives

Screenshot 2015-05-08 11.34.13We have nearly 2,800 incredible teachers in Jordan School District and this week we have celebrated their successes. The example you are about to see is extraordinary, a teacher who provides a blind student with the vision and opportunity to excel at something that most would consider out of her reach. Take a minute to watch this inspirational story about a blind Bingham High student and the teacher and support staff who have given her the gift of music.