Summer Reading Kick-Off is Huge Success

Picture of school bus at summer reading kick-off event.With summer upon us it is a great time to drive home the importance of reading to your kids and a perfect time to visit your local library. That’s why Jordan School District teamed up with Salt Lake County Library Services in their Summer Reading Kick-Off Party 2017. The event was held at the West Jordan library branch and featured all kinds of activities and information booths along with a Jordan School District school bus, which was a big hit. Nearly 5,000 people attended and we are excited to report that more than 2,000 children, teens and adults signed up for summer reading! It’s not too late to participate, just stop by your local Salt Lake County library branch and sign up to get your summer reading record card. Read a book or two with your kids this summer and keep their minds active, engaged and ready to start a new school year in the fall. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Talented JSD Teacher Specialist Receives Prestigious Award

Picture of Karen NugentCo-workers describe her as a dedicated educator who has had a long career of nurturing high-ability students providing opportunities for them to grow and shine. Now, Gifted and Talented teacher specialist, Karen Nugent is being recognized as one of the best in her field. Mrs. Nugent was recently awarded the Calvin W. Taylor Educator Award from the Utah Association of Gifted Children (UAGC). The award is designed to recognize an exemplary Utah educator of gifted and talented youth who greatly impacts the lives of their students. Karen Nugent has devoted 46 years of her life to providing the best education possible for students and she will retire at the end of June. Thank you, Karen. Jordan District is proud of your accomplishments and your dedication to education!

New Administrative Assignments Announced

  • Tiffany Smith has been appointed assistant principal at Heartland Elementary School
  • Rufine Einzinger has been appointed assistant principal at Copper Hills High School
  • Stewart Hudnall has been appointed assistant principal at Herriman High School
  • Kristie Howe has been appointed assistant principal at Eastlake Elementary School

Monte Vista Academic Support Students Graduate, Crossing Bridge to Middle School

Monte Vista Student Crossing Bridge to GraduationThey have completed their courses and become better citizens by following the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Now, 4 students in Mrs. Willison’s Academic Support Class at Monte Vista Elementary are on their way to middle school. During a special graduation program with family and honored guests, the students were recognized with citizenship and reading awards. Then they walked across a wooden graduation bridge that led them from their current principal, Ms. Doleac, to their new principals, Mr. Glenn and Mr. Leggat, to begin their journey as Oquirrh Hills and Joel P. Jensen Middle students. Congratulations to these wonderful students on their many accomplishments. Good luck in the future. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Students Receive Hands-On Experience in Mentor Program

Picture of students in mentor programIt is a program that extends education beyond the classroom and into real work environments. Several students in the Jordan School District were chosen to participate in the Ace Mentor program where they received hands-on experience in careers they hope to pursue after high school. This particular program helps connect students interested in architecture, construction and engineering with industry professionals. The industry professionals volunteer their time in after school activities inspiring students to pursue successful careers. For example, Mike Buell from CCI Mechanical and Travis Wilson from Layton Construction facilitate the program in Jordan School District. They led students on a tour of Layton Construction offices and the new Hale Center Theater currently under construction in Sandy. Students Michael Ger, Alex Plett, Max Fairbourn and Logan Twitchell participated and each received a $400.00 scholarship to pursue their education and future careers. Congratulations students and thank you industry partners for investing in our young people.