District Students are Standouts at Utah STEM Fair

STEM Standouts April 2016They had a will to win and a love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and that combination landed two Jordan School District students in the top five at the Central Utah STEM Fair. Riverton High’s Morgan Barron and Herriman High’s Amanda Thatcher competed against several hundred students statewide with science and engineering projects that impressed everyone, especially the judges. For example in one competition, Morgan Barron came up with a hand sanitation device that uses little or no water and Amanda Thatcher competed with an experiment that helps to clean the environment by taking carbon dioxide out of the air. Both of these smart and innovative students received top prizes at the STEM fair and each one is being offered an $80,000 scholarship to Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Congratulations on the beginning of what will likely be a long road to success in STEM!

Five Bingham Students Make the Grade for Military Academies

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Photo courtesy Kristin Murphy/Deseret News

Being accepted to one of the five U.S. military academies isn’t easy. In fact, some require getting a congressional nomination and almost all involve rigorous physical challenges and the highest of academic standards. Because of that, it’s rare to see five students from one high school all accepted to military academies, but that is exactly what has happened at Bingham High School. Three Bingham students are headed to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; one will enter the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; and one will attend West Point in New York. Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! Here is the story posted in the Deseret News.

  • U.S. Air Force Academy
    • Adam Haynes
    • Parker Workman
    • Ethan Erickson
  • U.S. Naval Academy
    • Christian Swensen
  • West Point
    • Charlie Carl Baggett IV


UDOT Bangerter Project Coming 2017

UDOT 7000 South - Proposed walkwayThe Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is moving forward with plans to reconstruct three intersections on Bangerter Highway in 2017. These changes will impact our students, faculty and staff as they commute to and from schools. This is a huge construction project, which will transform Bangerter into a freeway-style roadway to ease traffic congestion. The intersections will include 7000 South, 9000 South and 11400 South. We want our parents to be aware of this process and stay informed about the impact this will have on traffic flow in and around our schools. For specific information about the intersection nearest you, click on one of the following links:

Terra Linda Principal Receives Big Surprise!

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.08.11 AMIt was a well-kept secret at Terra Linda Elementary until the Jordan Education Foundation’s prize patrol arrived. With the gymnasium filled with students and staff, principal Jennifer Ludlow was surprised and honored as the Foundation’s “Principal of the Year.” Congratulations. This is a well-deserved recognition for a principal who is dedicated to the education of ‘Every Child, Every Day.’ Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

West Jordan Middle School is Recognized as a National School to Watch

DSCN9640West Jordan Middle students and staff gathered in a big assembly to celebrate being selected as a National School to Watch. The program is run through the U.S. Department of Education and sets very high criteria for schools that apply for the designation. This means West Jordan Middle, which has a rich history of educating young people dating back almost 60 years, is now a model school for the state of Utah and the entire nation. Schools are chosen based in part on academic excellence and social equity. Congratulations! The school was honored to have Board of Education members Jen Atwood, Kayleen Whitelock and Janice Voorhies attend the celebration, along with Superintendent Johnson and Area Administrator of Schools, Teri Timpson. There are only 10 middle schools in Utah with this designation, four of them are in Jordan School District. The others are Fort Herriman Middle, South Hills Middle and Sunset Ridge Middle. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.