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.

Think Safety First During Demolition of Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian bridge over Bangerter HighwayUDOT will be removing the existing pedestrian bridge at 7000 South and Bangerter Highway this weekend. During the work, everyone is encouraged to stay away from the demolition site, especially children who may be accustomed to using the pedestrian bridge to cross Bangerter Highway on the way to and from school. Safety is a top priority for everyone involved.

Bangerter Highway will be closed Saturday, June 10 at 11 p.m., through Sunday, June 11 at 8 a.m., from 7000 South to 7800 South in both directions for the bridge removal. Salt Lake County plans to repurpose the bridge within the county.

There will be no pedestrian crossing at the intersection of 7000 South and Bangerter Highway beginning June 8. The new pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be ready for use in early fall for the 2017-18 school year. UDOT is partnering with the Jordan School District to provide a temporary construction shuttle for Oquirrh Elementary students who will be attending summer school programs at the school.

Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe.

Summertime Safety Reminder

Crossing guard and student in front of stopped car
It’s the time of year to enjoy summer activities with family and friends at home or away on fun vacations. But it is also a good time to remind everyone that while many children are done with classes for the school year, thousands of students who attend twelve year-round elementary schools are still heading to class every day in Jordan School District. With that in mind, we ask that you please use caution driving in and around our year-round schools, watch for children at crosswalks and those commuting to and from school on bicycles or using skateboards.

We want everyone to end the school year in a safe and successful manner.

Riverton High Poncho Project Sends Love to Students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School

Student at sewing machine making ponchoSome students in the Family and Consumer Science sewing class at Riverton High School used their sewing skills to send a little love to students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. They were asked to make warm ponchos to protect the special needs students as they make their way in and out of school on cold and rainy days or in the snow. Without hesitation, the students said yes and got to work. In a matter of weeks, the students created more than two-dozen bright, colorful ponchos for the special needs students to wear. Kauri Sue principal Rita Bouillon thanked the sewing students for the beautiful ponchos, which she says will put a big smile on the face of every child who receives one. Great job, Riverton High! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.