Career Day Takes over Oquirrh Hills Middle

Presenters at Oquirrh Hills Career Day talking to studentsFrom pharmacists to fashion designers, and pilots to police officers, Oqurrh Hills Middle School hosted a wide variety of professionals at its recent Career Day.

Classrooms at the school were filled with students eager to learn about some of the career choices they will have as they enter the workforce in the coming years. They learned what kind of education they will need for different jobs, what it takes to succeed in these careers, as well as some of the challenges and rewards associated with these careers.

Thank you to all the professionals who took time out of their busy schedule to visit our students at Oquirrh Hills, helping them to take a closer look at career pathways.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Middle Schools Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style

Performers on stageIt was a colorful celebration of Chinese culture and the Chinese language students have come to love and speak in their Dual Language Immersion program classes. DLI students from Copper Mountain, Fort Herriman, South Jordan and Oquirrh Hills Middle all came together to showcase what they have learned about different aspects of Chinese culture. After looking at the amazing projects that were on display, students and parents were treated to a performance with the traditional Chinese Dragon dance, a Chinese Folk Orchestra, a Martial Arts demonstration and traditional Chinese folk dancing. Professional calligraphy artists were also there to showcase their amazing artwork. Thanks to Copper Mountain Middle for hosting this special celebration and to everyone who contributed to make it such a success.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Butterfield Canyon First-Graders Celebrate Dr. Seuss in Style

Cat in the Hat portraitIt was a fun-filled day of reading and celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. First-grade teacher Kristy Hernandez showed up in her own Dr. Seuss costume and led the class in reading, an exercise in rhyming words and eating popcorn. Everyone also gathered for a ‘Cat in the Hat’ portrait, which will be posted for parents to see during Parent Teacher conferences. Thanks, Ms. Hernandez, for helping students get a head start on the road to loving to read!

Bingham High Takes Top Honors at ‘Contest of Champions’ National Competition

Contest of Champions logoCongratulations to Bingham High School for recently being awarded 2018 Grand National Champion at the ‘Contest of Champions’ Premier Dance National Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Competing against schools from across the country, the team from Bingham High received a standing ovation and wowed the crowd with their precision choreography and creativity.

The contest is an open dance and drill competition, featuring multiple dance disciplines and classifications.

Way to go Minerettes!!

Enjoy a clip from their award-winning performance.

Battle of the Bands Rocks Riverton High

Musicians playing at Battle of the BandsRiverton High School’s auditorium was rocking recently with the PTA-sponsored ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Bands from throughout several PTA regions showed off their best guitar riffs, drum solos and singing to the cheering crowd at the school.

Each band played a cover song and an original song. There was also a ‘Drum Off’ with all the band drummers competing. Even the audience participated with an air guitar contest!

The top three bands go on to the state ‘Battle of the Bands’ April 28th at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theater.

The top three bands were:
1st Place – Peanut Butter Octopus (Riverton High)
2nd Place – The Boios (Herriman High)
3rd Place – Electric Pineapple (Cyprus High)
Crowd Favorite – The Weakest Link (Skyline High)

Thank you to all the hard working volunteers and all the bands for making this year’s battle memorable and entertaining. And a special thank you to Jordan School District’s own rock star, Dr. Anthony Godfrey, for emceeing the event.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook of pictures taken during the event soundcheck.