Big KSL-TV High 5 Surprise for District Bus Drivers!

Bus driver gets a HIgh 5 from studentsIt was just an ordinary day for several Jordan School District bus drivers until KSL-TV showed up at Copper Canyon Elementary School.

As the drivers were dropping students off to start the day, they were approached by KSL-TV’s Caitlin Burchill who surprised them with a High 5 award for all they do in keeping students safe transporting them to and from school each day.

Bus drivers Ricardo Escobar, Wendy Ellsworth and Mindy Stanford were each rewarded for their hard work and dedication to children with a Café Rio gift card from KSL-TV.

Congratulations to these valued employees and all District bus drivers for making a difference in the lives of children and young people throughout the District.

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Coach Ron McBride on Mission to Improve Education in Utah

West Jordan Middle School Principal Dixie Garrison, Coach Ron McBride and WJMS librarian Lisa Morey pose with $10,000 check

Former University of Utah head football coach Ron McBride surprised students at West Jordan Middle School with a grant that he hopes will improve literacy. The relatively new Ron McBride Foundation awarded West Jordan Middle School a $10,000 grant to purchase books and textbooks, some in Spanish, with the goal of getting more students excited about reading.

The Ron McBride Foundation was formed to improve education in Utah and support the well being of Utah youth. McBride told students, “education gives you power.” He added that all money raised by his foundation goes toward education.

West Jordan Middle School Principal, Dixie Garrison, says the grant will allow students to have books to read at home, in the school library and increase participation in the school’s lunch book club. She said the grant is so important because the library is the heart of the school.

Thanks to the Ron McBride Foundation for the generous support.

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KSL-TV Salutes Two Jordan Ridge Crossing Guards with a ‘High 5’

Crossing guards and KSL's Grant Weyman holding Thank You bannerEvery morning during the school year you can find Carrie Condie and Steve Airmet greeting Jordan Ridge Elementary School students and safely helping them across the intersection at 2700 West and 9800 South in South Jordan.

As a big ‘Thank You’ to these dedicated crossing guards, the school nominated them for a KSL-TV High 5.

Students and staff, along with KSL-TV Meteorologist Grant Weyman and representatives from America First Credit Union all gathered outside the school to surprise Carrie and Steve with a huge banner and cheers of thanks, along with a ‘High 5’ from KSL-TV.

The cheerful crossing guards, with stop signs in hand, were amazed by the love and appreciation they received from everyone at the school and the Jordan Ridge community.

Thank you Carrie and Steve for your dedication to helping keep kids safe!!!

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Tonight’s Board of Education Meeting Moved

Due to a power outage at JATC-South, the Board of Education meeting tonight is being moved to the Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building, 7905 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan in the old boardroom. The meeting is expected to be delayed by approximately 90 minutes. The study session is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m.