Insurance open enrollment will begin on June 1 and continue through July 31. Enrollment Packets will not be mailed to your home. Information is available on the District Insurance Department webpage (http://jordandistrict.org/departments/insurance).
In addition, benefit presentations and Q&A meetings are scheduled at the ASB for May 20 and May 21 at 3:30 p.m., or 5 p.m. A third meeting will be held on May 28, 5 p.m., at the District office.
A Health and Benefit Fair will be held June 10, 3-5:30 p.m., at the Auxiliary Services Building North Auditorium (7905 S. Redwood Road). Representatives from PEHP, Dental Select, Express Scripts (pharmacy) as well as others will be in attendance to answer questions.
Contact the Insurance office, 801-567-8146 or 801-567-8341 if you have any questions.
Mountain America Credit Union wants students to be money smart and that’s why they sponsor the annual DECA Financial Literacy Challenge. This year it was Copper Hills taking the grand prize with a first place win and a cashiers check for $3,000. DECA’s Austin Scholes and Mikayla Van Wagoner accepted the check on behalf of the Copper Hills team. Herriman High’s DECA team took third place in the competition. Congratulations to everyone!
It is a first for Jordan School District and will provide a unique hands-on educational opportunity that truly is groundbreaking in the state of Utah. As part of the new JATC South campus in Riverton, which will open in the fall of 2015, a 9,764 square foot greenhouse will debut offering high school students a career-focused education in horticulture and landscaping.
The greenhouse experience will extend to elementary and middle school students as well. It will be home to the District’s ‘Farm to School’ program where children will be allowed to come and plant produce such as tomatoes, squash and lettuce, along with a variety of herbs. The students will tend the plants and watch them grow until it’s time to harvest. Then much of what is grown will be used in lunch programs in individual school cafeterias. With the guidance of a green house manager, students will follow all food safety regulations and learn the importance of making healthy food choices using the fresh produce they’ve grown.
Stay tuned for more exciting news about the new JATC South campus in Riverton coming soon.
Every year the Jordan Education Foundation recognizes educators and special educators throughout the District for going above and beyond in their work with children. This year 15 teachers were honored:
- Helen Harvey, Rose Creek Elementary
- Lucey Butterfield, Southland Elementary
- Analisa Hoskins, Valley High
- Donna Wilson, Monte Vista Elementary
- Elizabeth Pollock, Eastlake Elementary
- Terry Miyasaki, Jordan Ridge Elementary
- Krista Cummings, Oquirrh Elementary
- Sara Newberry, Bingham High
- Carol Gwynn, West Jordan Elementary
- Heather Isom, Rose Creek Elementary
- Jacob Cope, Fort Herriman Middle
- Trisha Jensen, Monte Vista Elementary
- Ann Froebe, Kauri Sue Hamilton
- Mike Kochevar, West Jordan High
- Sherri Peisley, South Jordan Elementary
Congratulations to these Outstanding Educators. Enjoy this video showing the prize patrol surprising each winner in the classroom.
Students in Miss Fisher’s 5th grade class at Bluffdale Elementary School know a thing or two about the Constitution of the United States and they gathered for a fun way to prove it. Miss Fisher organized a simulated Congressional hearing where students got all dressed up and competed in teams testifying as constitutional experts before a panel of judges. Team Washington debated the purposes of government and the Constitutional Convention. Team Madison squared off on the Bill of Rights and the Constitutional Convention while Team Franklin argued freedoms and rights of citizens. Finally, Team Jefferson debated the responsibilities of citizens. It was all part of a civics education program called ‘We the People.’ Great job to everyone involved and a big thank you to the judges, Bluffdale Mayor Dirk Timothy, State Representative LaVar Christensen, Administrator of Schools Mike Anderson and Special Education Teacher Amanda Bollinger. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.