Herriman High Helps Out After Hundreds of Charter Students Evacuated

Herriman High opened its doors with a warm welcome for more than 800 elementary school students from Athlos Academy, a charter school in Herriman.

An unusual gas-like odor inside the school led to the entire student body and staff being evacuated. Because their planned evacuation site was too far for children to walk in the frigid temperatures, they needed to find a facility that could handle everyone during the evacuation. Jordan School District immediately arranged for buses to transport students and staff from Athlos to the Herriman High School auditorium. Herriman High, District personnel, firefighters and police were on hand to greet the children and calm any fears. An animated movie was even shown to make their time at Herriman High as comfortable as possible.

Thanks to everyone who helped in making the evacuation and safe return of students and staff to Athlos a success.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

SCHOOL IS OPEN: No school closures or late starts for Thursday, Jan. 5 in Jordan School District.

SCHOOL IS OPEN: No school closures or late starts for Thursday, Jan. 5 in Jordan School District.

Please use caution while driving in icy road conditions and give yourselves extra time for safe travel.  Buses may be running a bit late due to weather and traffic.  In addition, please be aware of icy conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots and on walkways.

Please know that parents can keep children home when weather is extreme. Schools understand and respect this decision and will work with families.

For more information about school closure guidelines and procedures, please visit jordandistrict.org/resources/emergency.

Herriman Elementary Students Tackle a Problem Head On with Positive Safety Video

When too many student injuries led to football being banned from recess at Herriman Elementary School, students decided to tackle the problem by doing something positive to bring football back. They wrote and produced a safety video and asked the District’s Communications Office for some help in videotaping, directing and editing the piece.

Here is the result. A student driven video about Conflict Resolution Solutions that helped bring football back to Herriman Elementary School. Take a look.

New Board of Education Members Take Oath of Office

New Board MembersThe Jordan School District Board of Education officially welcomed three new members on Tuesday night. Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherry Swensen administered the Oath of Office for Darrell Robinson (Precinct 1), Marilyn Richards (Precinct 4), and Bryce Dunford (Precinct 5). Current Board member Janice Voorhies was also sworn in for another four-year term. Friends and family members were on hand to congratulate them on their achievement and willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

The election of Board officers was also held with Janice Voorhies elected Board President, Matthew Young, Vice President and Jen Atwood, Secretary.