District Music Programs are Among Best in State

Walk into Amy Stutznegger’s band and orchestra room at Fort Herriman Middle and you will be blown away. Her students have taken music to new heights, combining a little creativity with a lot of talent. That’s one reason why the Fort Herriman band and orchestra were both selected to perform as part of the Junior High/Middle School Music Festival at the University of Utah. Band and orchestras from middle schools around the state can apply, but only the very best are chosen for this special honor. Copper Mountain Middle’s advanced orchestra was also selected to perform at the festival. Congratulations to these talented musicians and their music teachers for bringing out the best in our students.

Here is a must see video of the Fort Herriman Middle band and orchestra performing and students talking about their love of music.

Bingham High Students Provide $25,000 in Food for Principal Pantries

2016-03-08 15.32.45It is an fund-raising effort and act of kindness that will be felt throughout Jordan School District, putting food in the hands of hungry children and teenagers. Bingham High student body officers recently rallied and managed to raise $25,000 to help feed those who are hungry in the hallways and classrooms of elementary and secondary schools. The donation to the Jordan Education Foundation was part of the Souper Bowl of Caring and will provide much needed food and supplies for District Principal Pantries. After making the donation, the Bingham students wanted to be part of the process in sorting and packing the food for individual schools. We applaud these amazing young people for making a difference in the lives of their fellow students. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

It’s Daylight Savings Time, Use Extra Caution

IMG_3845With daylight savings time upon us, it’s a good opportunity to remind everyone to use extra caution commuting into and around our schools during the darker morning hours. We all need to be extra vigilant and aware of our surroundings to help keep our students safe. Riverton City began daylight savings time with safety in mind by adding new orange safety flags at 12600 S. 2700 West. More photos on our Facebook page. Here is the story reported by ABC4.

Public Education Budget Break Down

CapitolWe would like to thank our lawmakers for their hard work and support during the 2016 legislative session. The session resulted in an overall increase to public education funding 5.8%. Here are a few highlights of where the money will go:

  • 3% for All Students – A 3% WPU increase benefits all Utah public school students and it adds up to $92 per student.
  • For Charter School Students – Charter schools receive the 3% WPU increase, plus $20 million in targeted funding.
  • Growth in Student Enrollment – $94 million funds the 9,700 new students expected in 2016-17.
  • Teacher Supply Funding – $6 million allocated for school supplies to help teachers in the classroom.
  • Technology for Selected Students – A $15 million technology grant program benefits students in participating schools.
  • Arts Funding – A $5.7 million Beverely Taylor Sorenson grant program benefits students in participating schools.

Congratulations to Our Sterling Scholars!

image(1)They are considered the cream of the crop when it comes to scholastic achievements and this year a Bingham High student has been named the Sterling Scholar in Computer Technology for the Wasatch Region. Mitchell Talmadge is a programming student at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) and was honored this week at a special Sterling Scholar awards night

In addition, Anh Phuong Cao, a student at Copper Hills High, is a Sterling Scholar runner-up in Speech/Theater and Abbey Walker, a student at Herriman High, is a runner-up in the Vocal category.

Congratulations to these amazing students!