School Lunch Prices aren’t Going Up

IMG_2188There is good news for students who love school lunch. For the sixth year in a row, lunch prices will not be going up. For the 2014-15 school year, lunch will cost elementary students $1.75 and secondary students $2. Parents can pay for their child’s school lunch online without any additional fees in Skyward Family Access. Parents can also access the entire menu for each school using the Nutrislice App on your mobile device.

Here are some common items and their cost from five years ago compared to today’s prices:

  • Ice cream $3.75 per half gallon to $4.90
  • Bacon $3.44 per pound to $ $4.54
  • Potato Chips $3.47 per 16 ounce bag to $4.84
  • Eggs $1.31 per dozen to $1.73
  • Butter $2.92 per pound to $3.69
  • Bread $1.08 up to $1.41
  • Gas $2.26 per gallon to $3.62

Special Day For Students With Special Needs

IMG_5093There was a lot of excitement in the air at Riverton High as 370 special needs students laced up their sneakers and competed in a number of track and field events. Jordan School District sponsored the annual Special Needs Sports Day giving elementary students who face unique challenges a chance to run, walk and wheel their way to a medal. Every child who competed was a winner, along with the many valued volunteers and students from Riverton High who helped organize the event. Congratulations to everyone who participated and to families who cheered these special children on. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

District School Nurses Recognized for Achievement

conference-familyShe has achieved a lot in her career of caring for children in Jordan School District and a school nurse is being recognized for her accomplishments. Susan Denney was chosen as ‘Nurse of the Year’ by the Utah School Nurse Association. Susan was surrounded by family and colleagues when the surprise announcement was made at a special luncheon in her honor. Another District nurse is also being recognized for a unique achievement. Al Walkowski is the first male president-elect of the Utah School Nurse Association. Congratulations to these valued employees who work so hard for the health and well-being of school children.

Amazing Talent On Display at Riverton Chalk Art Fest

IMG_5076If you wanted to see some pretty amazing art on display at Riverton High School, all you had to do was step outside and watch your step. It was a part of ‘Chalk The Walk, Summertime 2014.’ About 60 student artists took their talent to the sidewalk plaza in front of the school and created colorful themed pieces with chalk on the concrete. Art teachers organized the event and staff at the school acted as judges. In our opinion, every piece was a winner but you can judge for yourself by looking at the photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Herriman DECA Team First in International Competition

2014-05-06 22.26.07They took their talents on the road to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference and some Herriman High students came home big winners. In fact, the Herriman DECA team took the coveted first place in the Public Relations Campaign category with their ‘I Am The Difference’ anti-bullying campaign. They also took first in the category of Finance Operations Research Event and a second place in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Challenge. About 17,000 students from all over the world participated and this is the first time in 6 years that a Utah high school has received a first place trophy. Congratulations to everyone involved. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.