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

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.

Copper Mountain Middle Teacher Is Featured in KUED TV Special

BrazilShe is a teacher who thinks outside the box every day in her ninth grade language arts classroom at Copper Mountain Middle. Now Tami Ewell is being recognized as a KUED and Salt Lake Tribune 2014 Teacher Innovation Award winner. Tami is just one of five teachers in the state chosen and she will be featured in a half-hour program that airs on KUED on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. The Salt Lake Tribune will also run profiles of the winning teachers in the Sunday, May 25 edition. The teachers were chosen by a panel of judges who looked at their innovation in the classroom. After reviewing the nominations, the judges said they were overwhelmed by the passion, engagement and innovation taking place in Utah classrooms. Congratulations, Tam. The District and children are very lucky to have a teacher with such enthusiasm and dedication to education.

School Lunch Prices aren’t Going Up

IMG_2188There is good news for students who love school lunch. For the sixth year in a row, lunch prices will not be going up. For the 2014-15 school year, lunch will cost elementary students $1.75 and secondary students $2. Parents can pay for their child’s school lunch online without any additional fees in Skyward Family Access. Parents can also access the entire menu for each school using the Nutrislice App on your mobile device.

Here are some common items and their cost from five years ago compared to today’s prices:

  • Ice cream $3.75 per half gallon to $4.90
  • Bacon $3.44 per pound to $ $4.54
  • Potato Chips $3.47 per 16 ounce bag to $4.84
  • Eggs $1.31 per dozen to $1.73
  • Butter $2.92 per pound to $3.69
  • Bread $1.08 up to $1.41
  • Gas $2.26 per gallon to $3.62