Opera By Children a Musical Delight for Everyone

IMG_2111When creative minds and musical talent get together anything is possible. That was proven at several elementary and middle schools this spring as students, teachers, staff and the community came together to put on Opera’s by children. At Majestic Elementary, second-grade students performed ‘Astronauts and Aliens’ to the delight of family and friends. At South Jordan Middle students took the stage in an Opera production called ‘Under the Bed,’ and at Southland Elementary fourth-grade students wrote and performed the opera ‘The Empty Pot.’ Congratulation on a job well-done! Please enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

District Students Honored at State Capitol

photo 3(2)It was a day to remember for some high school seniors at the State Capitol where they were surrounded by leaders in education and state lawmakers. It was the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship luncheon sponsored by Comcast. Students throughout the state are awarded for outstanding achievement, involvement in school and their community and being role models to fellow students. This year four students in Jordan School District were recipients:

  • Jared Gonzalez, Riverton High, $5,000 Scholarship
  • Anna Galvra, Herriman High, $1,000 Scholarship
  • Hannah Davis, Bingham High, $1,000 Scholarship
  • Yolancee Nguyen, West Jordan High, $1,000 Scholarship

Congratulations to these bright young people and good luck on your next journey in higher education.

Congratulations Outstanding Classified Employees!

IMG_5109Jordan School District has some incredible, hard-working classified employees and each year the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF), recognizes some of them with a special award. We want to congratulate the following individuals who are recipients of the JEF Outstanding Classified Employee Awards:

  • Karen Allen, Valley High
  • Brady Bartholomew, Copper Hills High
  • Alice Clark, JATC
  • Clark Cone, South Jordan Elementary
  • Rebekka Friant, Testing Support Coordinator
  • Kevan Sprague, Copper Mountain Middle
  • Pam Overson, West Hills Middle.

Thank you classified employees for your dedication to our schools and children we
serve.

Concrete Becomes Colorful Canvas for West Jordan Middle Students

IMG_5102Some West Jordan Middle students took their creative talents outdoors for a lesson in colorful concrete art. It was a part of the spring chalk art festival held every year. This year the theme was ‘Art Parody,’ where about 65 advanced art class students were challenged to take iconic works and give them a twist or style of of their own. Enjoy some of the chalk art students in action in a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Counselor Honored As Hero in Education

Norman-CoughranHe is dedicated to the students and faculty that he serves at Copper Hills High and now a counselor is being honored for that dedication. In a surprise presentation, the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce and Cyprus Credit Union awarded counselor Norman Coughran with the Hero in Education Award. Educators are nominated by fellow teachers or administrators for their outstanding work and commitment to enriching the lives of students and faculty. Congratulations, Mr. Coughran, for being a hero among us.