Robots Named Finn & Pat Inspire STEM Education

Students with robotThey travel the District helping students learn about STEM and have fun at the same time. We’re talking about Finn and Pat, two autonomous, programmable, humanoid robots that are lighting up curious minds as they circulate from school to school. Most recently Finn and Pat spent time with STEM academy students at West Jordan Middle School. Students are learning how to program the robots, which are quickly becoming very popular in STEM programs and classrooms across the District. Thanks, Finn and Pat for your role in STEM education.

Southland Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Students DancingThe gymnasium at Southland Elementary came alive with dragons, dancing and colorful songs performed during the school’s Chinese New Year’s assembly.

Family and friends showed up and were thoroughly entertained by the talented young people. Some of the children performed rap in Chinese, while others did beautiful fan and flag dances. The celebration is a popular tradition at Southland. This time they celebrated the ‘Year of the Rooster, and once again, every grade participated and did an amazing job. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Students Break Record in Fundraisers for Souper Bowl of Caring

Herriman High StudentsAs people everywhere get excited for the big Super Bowl game, students in Jordan School District have been focused on something else, raising money for the Souper Bowl of Caring.

 The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving.

This year, our students once again opened their hearts and managed to raise a record amount of money, all of which will go to 54 principal pantries at schools in the District. The money will help feed students who might otherwise go hungry during the school day or on weekends.

With money still coming in, the total raised so far is about $40,871!

Here are totals from several schools, which have finished their fundraising. The local Women in Business organization also contributed to the District’s effort.

  • Bingham High – $25,000
  • Copper Hills High – $5,000
  • Herriman High – $5,000
  • Riverton Elementary – $900
  • Eastlake Elementary – $700
  • Daybreak Elementary – Still Collecting
  • Fox Hollow – Still Collecting

West Jordan Middle Participates in Wear Red Day with Gift of CPR Kits

Students Practicing CPRStudents at West Jordan Middle School were decked out in red and on the gymnasium floor demonstrating how to use their new CPR kits as part of Wear Red Day. It is a day set aside each year to raise awareness over the alarming rate of heart disease in women. The CPR kits were donated to the school thanks to the American Red Cross and Merit Medical. The kits will help teach all students at West Jordan Middle learn how to save a life.

The student body officers were also featured live on Fox 13 News with Big Budah, in recognition of Wear Red Day. Thanks to everyone for giving students the life-saving skills they need in case of an emergency in or outside of the classroom! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.