It’s not every day that an employee rises above thousands of others around the world to win an award, but that’s exactly what happened to Jordan School District Information Systems Services Manager, Michael Heaps. He is being recognized as the 2016 Skyward Leader in Excellence Award recipient. This award was given to Mr. Heaps and his team because they are considered “a shining example of success in the strategic use of Skyward to continually move the education experience of students and patrons in a positive direction.” There was an international pool of candidates in the running for this award. Congratulations to Mike and his entire team!
When South Jordan Middle students set out to achieve a goal, they give it all they’ve got. That’s exactly what happened with this year’s holiday Sub for Santa campaign. It was a college-themed fundraiser where, in just two weeks, students raised $10,000 for families in need this Christmas. The students decided to take care of their own community first and the rest of the money, $4,300, is being donated to the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF). The Foundation is putting the money toward its own Sub for Santa event where 120 less fortunate children will be treated to a holiday shopping spree at Gordmans in the District on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 8 – 10 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: A number of fire and police agencies, along with parents, employees and members of the military have already volunteered. However, the JEF is still in need of volunteers to chaperone children selected for the holiday shopping spree. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. If you are interested in volunteering for this event contact Steve Hall at 801-567-8261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jordan District schools will operate on a normal schedule today. Please remember that parents can keep children home or check them in late in weather conditions like those we are experiencing without academic or attendance penalties. Schools understand and respect this decision and will work with families. Student safety is our highest priority.
As winter weather conditions are expected to continue, please remember that parents can keep children home when weather is extreme. Schools understand and respect this decision and will work with families.
Schools in Jordan School District will remain open, if at all possible, on all scheduled school days, even when weather conditions are extreme.
Remember, no announcement means normal school operation. School closure information will always be posted by 6:30 a.m. on Jordan School District’s Website at jordandistrict.org, through social media and local news outlets.
Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at http://jordandistrict.org/resources/emergency/.
The graduation numbers for the class of 2015 are officially in and Jordan School District saw some great increases. Copper Hills High saw the largest increase by far, going from 85.8 percent in 2014, to 91.6 for 2015. Herriman and Riverton were both up as well with Bingham and West Jordan remaining constant. Overall, the District’s graduation rates went up from 84.6 percent to 85.3 percent. We are so proud of our students for their determination and our teachers who commit themselves to helping every student every day.