Oquirrh and South Jordan Elementary Educators Receive KSL-TV High Five!

Oquirrh Elementary teacher Emily Fankhauser gets a "High 5" from KSLTeachers throughout Jordan School District work hard making a difference in the lives of their students each and every day. As we end another amazing school year, we want to recognize all of our educators and say thank you for your hard work and dedication to children.

Recently, KSL-TV stopped by to recognize two of our outstanding educators with their ‘High Five’ award. Congratulations to Oquirrh Elementary 5th grade teacher, Emily Fankhauser and South Jordan Elementary math aid, Sara Sofonia. Keep up the great work!

Enjoy the story that aired on KSL-TV.

Harry Potter Inspires Students to Set Literacy Goals

Students at South Jordan Elementary celebrate Harry PotterIt was a day to celebrate all things Harry Potter, but more importantly a day to celebrate achieving literacy goals.

Students in Diane Witt-Roper’s 5th grade class at South Jordan Middle decided ‘Harry Potter’ would be their classroom theme this year. So they set out trying to reach reading goals with Harry Potter books and even incorporated Harry Potter into The 7 Habits of Leader in Me.

They celebrated the end of the year with a big Harry Potter party with everyone in elaborate costumes, playing Quidditch and enjoying a fabulous classroom feast.

Congratulations 5th graders on your creativity, commitment to reading and being great leaders!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Serving Up Free Summer Meals for Students

Trays of food at Columbia ElementaryMost schools are now out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean students should go hungry without a decent meal every day. Jordan School District has a summer food service program that is open to anyone in or outside the District. Healthy, balanced meals are being served at five schools from June 5 – August 11, 2017. We offer breakfast and lunch FREE of charge to children 18 years old and younger. Adults may purchase meals as well, just $2.00 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch.

This is an opportunity for our neighborhoods to come together and share a meal, it is not based on need or income. Everyone is welcome!

The following sites will be serving free breakfast and lunch:

  • West Jordan Middle School – 7550 S. Redwood Road
  • Heartland Elementary School – 1451 W. 7000 South
  • Riverside Elementary School – 8737 S. 1220 West
  • Westvale Elementary School – 2300 W. 8660 South
  • Columbia Elementary School – 3505 W. 7800 South

Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*No service July 4 and July 24

Summer Reading Kick-Off is Huge Success

Picture of school bus at summer reading kick-off event.With summer upon us it is a great time to drive home the importance of reading to your kids and a perfect time to visit your local library. That’s why Jordan School District teamed up with Salt Lake County Library Services in their Summer Reading Kick-Off Party 2017. The event was held at the West Jordan library branch and featured all kinds of activities and information booths along with a Jordan School District school bus, which was a big hit. Nearly 5,000 people attended and we are excited to report that more than 2,000 children, teens and adults signed up for summer reading! It’s not too late to participate, just stop by your local Salt Lake County library branch and sign up to get your summer reading record card. Read a book or two with your kids this summer and keep their minds active, engaged and ready to start a new school year in the fall. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Talented JSD Teacher Specialist Receives Prestigious Award

Picture of Karen NugentCo-workers describe her as a dedicated educator who has had a long career of nurturing high-ability students providing opportunities for them to grow and shine. Now, Gifted and Talented teacher specialist, Karen Nugent is being recognized as one of the best in her field. Mrs. Nugent was recently awarded the Calvin W. Taylor Educator Award from the Utah Association of Gifted Children (UAGC). The award is designed to recognize an exemplary Utah educator of gifted and talented youth who greatly impacts the lives of their students. Karen Nugent has devoted 46 years of her life to providing the best education possible for students and she will retire at the end of June. Thank you, Karen. Jordan District is proud of your accomplishments and your dedication to education!