George Washington Surprises Students at Fox Hollow Elementary

Flags Line Fence at Fox HollowIt was a day of surprises for students at Fox Hollow Elementary School. First, they arrived to find the school fences and flag pole area lined with beautiful American flags. Next, they were greeted by George Washington and Principal Kevin Pullan who was dressed up as an early American colonist. George Washington waved to passing motorists and had his picture taken with students. It was all a part of the 5th grade Constitution Day celebration assembly. Washington talked to students about the importance of freedom, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. George Washington also talked about the people he considers heroes, which included teachers at the school.

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FUN FACT FRIDAY: Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Mascots & School Colors

The excitement has been building since the District’s two new elementary schools opened, with everyone wondering what will the mascots be for Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Schools? Well, the votes are in and here are the results.

  • The winner is, Bastian Elementary School Broncos! The school colors are red and black.
  • The winner is, Golden Fields Elementary School Gladiators! The school colors are navy blue, light blue and gold.

We wish the Broncos and Gladiators a fantastic, safe and successful school year.

Golden Fields Gladiators and Bastian Broncos Logo Designs

Herriman Girls’ Soccer Team Pays Tribute to Hometown Heroes

Soccer players from Herriman escort member of military onto soccer fieldPrior to taking the field recently the Herriman High girls’ soccer team, along with opponent Copper Hills, took the time to pay tribute to active duty and retired members of the military, law enforcement and first responders in honor of Patriot Day.

Players from Herriman High and select Copper Hills players escorted family members, friends and neighbors who have served our country and communities to the middle of the soccer field for a brief flag ceremony and the singing of the national anthem. All branches of the military were represented along with several police and fire agencies from the area.

This year’s ceremony was the fifth year soccer players at Herriman High have taken the time to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by these brave heroes. Thank you to all the men and women who serve or have served this country so that everyone, including our young people, can enjoy so many freedoms.

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School Bus Driver Celebrates 30 Years on the Job!

Rod Hoffman Wearing a Silly HatJordan School District bus driver, Rod Hoffman arrived at work for a sunrise surprise finding his bus filled with balloons, cards and a crazy hat for him to wear. His fellow drivers wanted to make sure Rod had a special day celebrating 30 years on the job as a school bus driver in the District, easily logging more than a million miles transporting children. Co-workers say over the years he has been dedicated and dependable, always showing up on time for work. But most of all, Rod has demonstrated a deep love for the job and children that he serves. Right now he drives special needs students at South Valley to and from school and gets them to job sites and community based learning.

Thank you, Rod Hoffman, for being a valued employee with a passion for supporting students and keeping them safe.

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Herriman High Students Step Up in a Big Way to Help Hurricane Victims

Items collected at Herriman High for hurricane reliefHurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma touched the lives of millions across the Gulf Coast. The hurricanes also touched the hearts of students and teachers at Herriman High School.

Led by a group of teachers at the school the student body responded to the disasters, donating non-perishable food, water, personal hygiene items, clothing and even pet food to provide aid and comfort to those affected by the hurricanes. Local group ‘Hurricane Helpers’ is working with the group at Herriman High to get their donations where they are needed most.

Thank you to all students and staff at Herriman High for your caring and giving!