Foothills Elementary Hosts Patriotic Salute to America

Foothills Students Pledge AllegianceA patriotic salute to our nation, the flag and veterans from all branches of the military took place during the stirring ‘Young American Assembly’ at Foothills Elementary School.

Fifth graders from Foothills sang rousing renditions of songs, such as “America,” “The Presidents Song,” “God Bless America,” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” Also a medley of the military songs affiliated with each branch of the armed forces was performed. Students presented skits and saluted America through spoken word narrations and poems.

The program is a great reminder to all of us about how great our country is and to offer our gratitude to all those who serve.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Serving Up Free Summer Meals for Students

Picture of serving free mealsMost schools are now out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean students should go hungry without a decent meal every day. Jordan School District has a summer food service program that is open to anyone in or outside the District. Healthy, balanced meals are being served at five schools from June 4 – August 3, 2018.

We offer breakfast and lunch FREE of charge to children 18 years old and younger.

Adults may purchase meals as well, just $2.00 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch.

This is an opportunity for our neighborhoods to come together and share a meal, it is not based on need or income. Everyone is welcome!

The following sites will be serving free breakfast and lunch:

  • Heartland Elementary School – 1451 W. 7000 South
  • Riverside Elementary School – 8737 S. 1220 West
  • Westvale Elementary School – 2300 W. 8660 South
  • Columbia Elementary School – 3505 W. 7800 South
  • Majestic Elementary School – 7430 S. Redwood Road

Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*No service July 4 and July 24

Riverton High Has Outstanding Driver Education Teacher of the Year!

Picture of Steve GalleyHe is passionate about driver education and is continually looking for ways to improve his teaching. That is just one reason why Riverton High’s Steve Galley was recognized as this year’s Zero Fatalities Driver Education Teacher of the Year.

The Utah Driver Education Teacher of the Year is someone who continually inspires novice drivers to learn how to be safe on Utah roads, sets high expectations in the classroom and has earned the respect and admiration of students, colleagues, and the community.

During an awards ceremony, Zero Fatalities said Steve has created a pacing guide with unit plans to clearly articulate curriculum and expectations to students. He understands the importance of parent involvement in driver education and has created a booklet outlining habits and help for parents and students to work together to learn safety and rules of the road.

Steve is a Champion of Zero Fatalities Parent Nights and expects every one of his students to attend. He volunteered and was a huge contributor on the writing committee for the new driver education standards.

Congratulations, Steve. Thank you for your commitment to ensure new drivers are safe for years to come.

Kauri Sue Hamilton School Benefits from Sales of Book

Book sale at Mountain View VillageStudents from the Kauri Sue Hamilton School will benefit from sales of a children’s book about Utah, thanks to a generous donation by the developers of the new Mountain View Village in Riverton.

CenterCal Properties CEO Fred Bruning and his wife Brandace Bruning worked together with children’s book author Ramona Merrill and illustrator Meredith Messinger to create the book, ‘This Land – The Story of Utah’s Great Basin.’ The colorful book takes a bird’s eye view of the region, detailing the history of Utah.

The book was commission by CenterCal Properties, working with the author and illustrator to create the unique book. CenterCal arranged for the publication of the book, and then donated copies to the Kauri Sue Hamilton School, so they could sell them to help students at the school.

Members of the team from the school were on hand for the recent ribbon cutting ceremony of Mountain View Village, where they were selling books to neighbors attending the event.

Thank you to CenterCal Properties for your generous donation! Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Jordan School District US History Teachers Collaborate During Summer Break

US History Teachers poseSeventeen Jordan School District U.S. history teachers recently spent a week during their summer break working on using primary sources in their classrooms. Television host Stan Ellsworth and BYU professor Jeff Nokes joined the teachers as they collaborated by sharing ideas and resources. The summer program held at South Jordan Middle School was provided through a grant from the Library of Congress.