Before the rush of the holiday season set in, Whitley Kidd, a sixth grade student at Oakcrest Elementary, wanted to help bring joy to others in some small way. So, she enlisted the help for her entire class asking them to participate in a small act of kindness for senior citizens who might be alone or without loved ones for the holidays. She asked classmates to design homemade Christmas cards for residents at a local senior center. Then one night as the seniors gathered for dinner, Whitley surprised them by personally delivering the cards with messages of holiday happiness, joy and good will. It was a small act of kindness that brought big smiles to those who received the precious gift of a homemade Christmas card.
The rebuild of West Jordan Middle School is starting to take shape. Take a look at a few recent pictures of the construction behind the current school on our Facebook page.
For the past few months, the eager students have been learning about healthy eating and taking responsibility for tending a garden by managing a Tower Garden. Using the magic of vertical gardening, students learn about math, science, language arts and agriculture. The Tower Garden stands approximately 6-feet tall. It uses grow lights and hydroponic technology to sprout plants indoors.
In this harvest, students grew lettuce and other green veggies. Students were invited to share dressings and other produce to complement their salads, which they thoroughly enjoyed with their classmates.
It was a day of inspiration at Golden Fields Elementary School as students participated in a STEM Career Day. The day was set aside for parents and other professionals from the community to come into classrooms and educate students about different careers and choices available in the working world.
Students heard from health care professionals, pilots, property managers, members of law enforcement, a mixed martial arts professional and more. Thanks to everyone involved who gave young students a look into potential career fields and futures.