World War II Day Returns to West Jordan High

World War II MemorabiliaStudents at West Jordan High School recently took a step back in time to see memorabilia from ‘The Greatest Generation’.

Historians wearing genuine World War II uniforms from all branches of the armed forces as well as collectors were on hand to exhibit authentic relics to the curious learners. Also on display outside the school was a refurbished World War II era Jeep.

The West Jordan High history students were able to ask questions about the items displayed and hear stories about some of the heroes who defeated the Axis alliance.

Enjoy a photo gallery of this live history lesson on our Facebook page.

Amazing Student Artwork on Display Outside West Jordan Middle

Students posing with chalk artWith the sun shining bright and sidewalks as a canvas, hundreds of students at West Jordan Middle School gathered to let their artistic talents shine in the annual Chalk Art Festival. This year’s theme was ‘Around The World’ and it inspired about 97 students to participate for the day creating beautiful large chalk drawings. Another 275 students participated creating smaller works of art for one period of their school day. The school orchestra provided beautiful music outside, adding to the festive atmosphere. Thanks to everyone involved for sharing such amazing talent. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

JATC-North Biotechnology Students Show Off Their Research at Symposium

Student posing in front of display at a symposium With topics like ‘The Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Wound Healing’ and ‘Site Directed Mutagenesis of pGEM Luciferase’, Biotechnology students from JATC-North prove that students can really make a difference in research and academic study.

At a recent poster symposium at Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus, 28 students in the JATC-North program showed off their research in microbiology, genetics, forensics and bioinformatics. Students created impressive posters highlighting their work, detailing their methods and conclusions they reached.

Congratulations to the brilliant learners in the Biotechnology program and good luck with your continued academic studies at the collegiate level!

Students Experience Thrill of Victory in Special Needs Sports Day

Students get ready to compete in the Sports Day at Herriman HighSpecial needs students from schools throughout the Jordan School District laced up their shoes and hit the track and field for a variety of events competing in the annual Special Needs Sports Day. This is something the students train for and look forward to all year long.

This year there were about 315 competitors hoping to take home gold, silver or bronze metals. Every student walked away with an award, because in this competition every child is a winner.

Thanks to everyone involved for allowing these amazing students to experience the thrill of victory!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Schools Transition to Traditional Calendar

Picture of new elementary schoolDue to the opening of two new elementary schools, shifting populations and enrollment, seven District elementary schools will be transitioning to a traditional calendar for the 2017-18 school year. This change will affect about 6,830 students in these schools. The new school year will begin in August for all traditional calendar schools. The following are schools transitioning from year-round to traditional:

  • Daybreak Elementary
  • Eastlake Elementary
  • Elk Meadows Elementary
  • Midas Creek Elementary
  • Monte Vista Elementary
  • Silver Crest Elementary
  • Welby Elementary

The District’s two new elementary schools, Bastian and Golden Fields, will also open on a traditional calendar in August.