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.

Boy Scout Project Helps Oakcrest Elementary Display Beautiful Patriotism

Thank you sign with flagsWhen a patriotic holiday comes around, Oakcrest Elementary likes to proudly fly the American flag – actually 25 of them – outside the school. That show of patriotism is about to be elevated thanks to the hard work and dedication of a local Boy Scout. When Dakota Buckner found out Oakcrest students, staff and PTA members were trying to find a way to purchase an additional 25 flags to fly on holidays in honor of our country and military, Dakota stepped in to help with an Eagle Scout project that went above and beyond. He raised enough money to buy 33 flags for the school, containers to store all the flags and flag stands for indoors use. On top of that, he installed a system for displaying the flags on the lawn outside, which eliminates the need to hammer posts into the ground. Thank you, Dakota, for helping Oakcrest show its American pride with a beautiful display of red, white and blue. Your hard work will have a lasting impact on the Oakcrest Community. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

West Jordan High Chalks It Up!

Chalk art display at West Jordan HighThe concrete sidewalk in front of West Jordan High served as both a canvas and gallery as art students showcased their artistry, at least temporarily, during a recent chalk art competition.

While rain will eventually wash away their hard work, the fine artistic ability of the students was on full display for all to see, even if for just a short amount of time.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.