District Students, Teachers and Staff Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut

Student taking cover under deskIt is an important drill that teaches young and old alike the importance of knowing how to stay safe in an earthquake. Hundreds of students, teachers and staff throughout the District dropped for cover participating in the 2017 Great Utah ShakeOut. For students at Columbia Elementary it was an opportunity to talk about earthquake safety and knowing if the ground begins to shake, they need to drop, cover and hold on. As soon as the simulated sounds of an earthquake were broadcast into classrooms, students did exactly what they were supposed to do, taking cover underneath desks, covering their heads and holding on. Then, when the rumbling stopped, everyone evacuated the school in an orderly manner. Thanks to everyone for making safety a top priority and participating in this important drill. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

 

Community Comes Together to Help Hayden Peak Shine

Comcast Cares banner at Hayden Peak ElementaryIt is spring cleaning time and they will do it in a very big way at Hayden Peak Elementary on Saturday. That’s because the school has been chosen to participate in Comcast Cares Day. It is a day dedicated to making the school shine inside and out, but it cannot happen without the community coming together. For every volunteer who shows up to help with projects like planting trees, washing windows and cleaning classrooms, Comcast will make a financial contribution to the school. It is a big win for Hayden Peak and students, faculty, family and friends get to have a great time working together.

To volunteer, sign up at www.ComcastInTheCommunity.com

Sign-in and breakfast are from 7 to 8 a.m.
Service projects are from 8 a.m. – noon, rain or shine.
Lunch is provided for everyone who participates!

Elementary School Secretaries Honored with Luncheon

Large group of people talking at secretaries luncheonSchool secretaries are often the first face people see when they enter our elementary schools. They truly work hard to assist students, parents, teachers and administrators, helping to make our schools run efficiently and effectively.

Recently, the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals honored their secretaries with a luncheon to thank them for all they do for our elementary school communities.

Entertainment was provided by Associate Superintendent of School Anthony Godrey and his band the PLC’s, along with local musicians, the Phoenix Band.

We join our school principals and thank all secretaries for their work every day in our schools!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Jordan Parent University: Preventing Youth Suicide

Jordan Parent UniversityYou are invited to join us for the next Jordan Parent University on Thursday, April 20, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Riverton High School. The topic of this informational meeting will be ‘Preventing Youth Suicide.’ Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall will lead the discussion. He is the founder of HOPE4UTAH and is considered an expert in adolescent suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. All Jordan Parent University information meetings are free and open to the public.

Parents Receive Training to Become radKIDS Certified Instructors

Parents performing self-defense moves during radKID training‘Building a safer world for children’ is the mantra of radKIDS, a personal empowerment safety education program designed to provide children and parents knowledge and skills to protect themselves from violence and harm.

Recently, approximately 25 parents received training at Eastlake Elementary from radKIDS Executive Director Steve Daley. The training will allow the parents to become certified instructors for the program in Jordan School District schools.

The five-day, 40-hour instructor certification program showed parents how to effectively present the radKIDS curriculum to elementary students. Upon completing the program, parents will be able to demonstrate and teach techniques, while empowering children to avoid, resist and escape violence and harm, should they encounter a situation.

Topics covered in the radKIDS curriculum include Home, School and Vehicle Safety; Out and About Safety; Bullying Prevention; Realistic Defense Against Abduction; Personal Space/Personal Touch Safety and more.

Enjoy a photo gallery from the instructor training on Facebook.