West Hills Middle Students Warm the Hearts of Others With Service Project

Hundreds of West Hills Middle School students have spent hours and hours trying to help the homeless by knitting.

They have come together as a student body to hand-make more than 300 knit hats which will be donated to The Road Home shelter to help keep those less fortunate warm this winter. All of the yarn was donated and the students came up with their own colorful and creative designs. They even knitted scarves and teeny, tiny hats for children to use on their dollies.

Counselor Chandra Walker led the students in the service project and asked that handmade cards with a special holiday message from the students be attached to every hat.

Principal Stacy Evans says the activity lets students know they can make a difference and she says it builds self-esteem and camaraderie.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Eastlake Teachers Treat Students to Fun-Filled Holiday Play

With the halls all decked and the stage set in a woodland theme, Eastlake Elementary students were treated to a colorful play performed by their teachers and some fellow students. It was all about the holiday season we celebrate this time of the year.

Students watched eagerly as teachers told the story of a wayward moose who didn’t know about the holidays or why we rejoice at their arrival. Eastlake teachers portrayed woodland characters such as rabbits, squirrels, wolves and even skunks!

The performance included singing and dancing, showcasing the talents of Eastlake educators and students. As carols were sung, the entire audience was encouraged to sing along and participate in the fun-filled presentation.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Holiday Store Helps Spread Cheer

No family should be left behind this holiday season. Which is why Jordan School District employees are working so hard to make sure students are getting some holiday cheer this year.

With the help of business donations, a Holiday Store was recently set up at Oquirrh Elementary. The temporary store will assist families from Oquirrh, Terra Linda, West Jordan, Fox Hollow, Mountain Shadows Elementary, along with the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. They are children and their families who just need a little extra help, especially over the holiday season.

According to Jordan School District Parent Liaison Evelyn Sadler, over 140 families and 495 students received bags filled with gifts and other important items to help make the season a little brighter.

“Students receive toys, a goodie bag, food, personal hygiene items and other items to help them get through the winter more comfortably,” said Sadler.

This is truly a community-wide effort with District staff, Eagle Scouts, church groups and businesses contributing to help those students and families have a nice holiday. The program has been helping those in need for over 8 years.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Happy Holidays from the Copper Hills High Madrigals

The Copper Hills High Madrigals made a recent appearance live on ABC 4’s Good Morning Utah.

Good Morning Utah annually showcases choirs from throughout the state during the Christmas holiday.

Tune in this Friday, Dec. 16 to see the Bingham High choir perform live on ABC 4. On Dec. 26 at 6 a.m., ABC 4 will broadcast an hour special of choir performances which will feature Copper Hills, Bingham and West Jordan High choirs.

Click here to watch the Copper Hills Madrigals performance.

 

Local Recording Artists Make Holiday Special for Columbia Elementary

The holiday season really came to life for students and their families at Columbia Elementary School thanks to two local musicians who are also well-known recording artists. Steve and Lisa James donated their time and talents to students with a musical assembly where the students learned a number of holiday songs, then performed them in a concert for parents in the evening. The children and their families were also treated to cookies and candy canes and thanks to a donation from KUED, each child received a new book. Every year the musicians choose one school in the Salt Lake Valley for the gift of holiday music and a concert. We want to thank Steve and Lisa James for their generosity toward children. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.