Monte Vista Students Graduate with Pride and Great Memories

DSCF6293They have completed their courses and become better citizens by following the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Now, 10 students in the Academic Support Class at Monte Vista Elementary are on their way to middle school. During a special graduation program with family and honored guests, the students were recognized with citizenship awards, Mustang Pride and reading awards. Then they walked across a wooden graduation bridge that led them from their current principal, Ms. Doleac, to their new principal, Mr. Glenn, to begin their journey as Oquirrh Hills Middle students. Congratulations to these wonderful students on their many accomplishments. Good luck in the future. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Music Inspires Students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School

For students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School, every day brings new opportunities and discoveries that enhance their lives. One of those opportunities comes in the form of music therapy which is something many students say is the very best part of each and every day. You will understand why when you take a look at this Kauri Sue video.

Bond Fact Friday: Who Benefits from Bonding & New Schools?

DSCN9812The District is proposing a $245 million dollar bond to build six new schools to help alleviate overcrowding in elementary and secondary schools that have some of the highest enrollments in the entire state. In fact, over the next five years, JSD is projected to grow by an additional 9,251 students.

Some people have asked who benefits (besides children and families) from bonding and building new schools? The answer is everyone. According to the Brookings Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank which conducts research on the impact of education in society, when you have strong educational opportunities everyone benefits. Here are a few examples:

  • People who are educated create a stronger more productive workforce.
  • New business and industry tend to locate in areas with an educated workforce.
  • An educated workforce helps communities thrive with stronger economic development.
  • Education leads to less crime in communities, raising the standard of living.
  • Seniors benefit in retirement when an educated workforce continues to contribute to social security and Medicare.

For more information about the proposed bond, visit jordanbond.org

You can also call our bond hotline at 801-567-8705

District’s ‘Farm to School’ Program Voted Best in State!

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 4.32.22 PMIt’s that time of year when people really begin to enjoy fresh picked sweet corn, strawberries, watermelon and other produce fresh off the farm. And it happens for children served in our school cafeterias as well. That’s because for seven years now Nutrition Services has worked with local farmers to bring fresh produce into our schools in a program called ‘Farm to School.’ That program has become so popular in Jordan School District, it was recently given the USDA’s “One in a Melon” award for having the best ‘Farm to School’ program in the entire state of Utah. The USDA says when a school district adds fresh off the farm produce to cafeteria menus, children love it. And when students try new, fresh food there tends to be less waste and higher school breakfast and lunch participation rates. Congratulations on this healthy honor. Thanks to everyone involved including our local farmers who help to make the program possible.

Graduating Class of 2016 Headed for Success!

IMG_1459Students in the graduating class of 2016 are now embarking on a new chapter in their young lives. Many are on to colleges and universities in Utah and across the United States. This year many of those graduates are also getting a little help along the way in the form of scholarships. In fact, District-wide the class of 2016 was awarded a total of $28,498,258 in scholarships. Thanks to our dedicated counselors and school leaders who helped students apply for and receive the scholarship money. Good luck in all your pursuits!