West Jordan High Students Conduct Graduation March Through Elementary Schools

DSCN0522They are hoping to inspire young children to study hard, have dreams and graduate high school. That’s why students at West Jordan High headed to elementary schools after their graduation rehearsal on Wednesday. The seniors marched the elementary school halls with a message meant to encourage young people to be serious about their education. The graduating seniors arrived at the elementary school where they attended, in the hope that younger siblings, relatives and neighbors would see them in their caps and gowns and be inspired to one day graduate as well. At Heartland Elementary, ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ was played throughout the school as elementary students lined the halls to high-five and cheer on the graduates. Congratulations to our graduates and thanks for being true inspirations. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Utah Jazz Dunk Team Helps School Celebrate ‘Make-A-Wish’ Record Fundraiser

image1Students jumped for joy with the help of the Utah Jazz Dunk Team at Monte Vista Elementary School. The Jazz Dunk Team was at the school to help students celebrate a record-setting fundraiser for children with life-threatening medical conditions through Make-A-Wish. During a fun-run in May, Monte Vista students rallied and raised $14,876! Several Make-A-Wish children who will benefit from the fundraiser were at the assembly and students who raised the most money got to throw pies in the faces of other students. Congratulations on a job well done for a wonderful cause! Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

We’ve Been Building Without Bonding

New School ConstructionJordan School District has built or purchased seven new school buildings since the District division in 2009. With careful trimming of District budgets and using some non-traditional funding, we’ve financed these seven schools without bonding. We are currently building two new schools in this manner. However, we have reached a point where this is no longer possible in order to keep up with current growth.

The schools are:

1. Fox Hollow Elementary 2011
2. River’s Edge School (Special Needs) 2011
3. Copper Mountain Middle 2013
4. Blackridge Elementary 2014
5. JATC South 2015
6. New Elementary in Herriman 2017
7. New Elementary in South Jordan 2017

Patriotism for Country and State

DSCN0440Elementary students at Heartland and Columbia celebrated everything great about our nation and our state. Third-grade students from Heartland held their annual “Freedom is Not Free” program celebrating the military veterans in our country. A few tears were shed as veterans were recognized and celebrated. Over at Columbia Elementary, fourth-grade students participated in their “Utah: This is the Place” assembly. The students sang and danced as they showcased the history of Utah. Check out more photos on our Facebook page and more photos of Heartland in the Deseret News.