Free Mental Health Screening for Children

Mental Health Screening FlyerDo you have concerns about your child’s social and emotional wellness?

The Jordan School District Health and Wellness team is offering free mental health screening on Wednesday, October 19, between 3:30 and 7 p.m. The half-hour appointments will be virtual via Zoom and conducted by licensed professionals. Space is limited.

To sign up visit: you have questions call 801-567-8195 or email

Supercast Episode 160: Special Education Teacher by Day, Powerlifting World Champ by Night

Superintendent & Deadlifting Champ Sheldon RussellHe is a kind, compassionate and caring special education teacher by day. However, when he’s not in the classroom, this teacher is in the weight room defying normal human strength with his deadlifting abilities.

On this episode of the Supercast, meet Sheldon Russell. An incredible teacher and world record holder in powerlifting weight lifting. Find out how Sheldon has defied the odds in life and is inspiring others around him every day.

Oakleaf Elementary School Announces New Mascot and It Is a Real Hoot

Oak Leaf Elementary unveiling their mascotIt was a morning assembly that brought big smiles to students, teachers, and staff alike at the new Oak Leaf Elementary School. With the help of Superintendent Anthony Godfrey, who played the part of Dumbledore from Harry Potter, the school announced its new mascot which is the owl. Everyone was very excited about becoming the Oak Leaf Owls!

“Earthwings,” an organization which provides educational programs for schools, brought a real live owl to mark the special occasion.

Students sang the new school song and the school colors were also unveiled: teal, navy and white.

We wish the Oak Leaf Owls a very successful and safe school year!

The Annual JSD Nutrition Services Pan Sale is Back and Open to the Public!

District Pan Sale FlyerCalling all cooks and bakers or anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen with lots of great gadgets.

Don’t miss this year’s Nutrition Services Pan Sale where you will find some amazing deals on new, commercial grade kitchen items. The Pan Sale is open to the public and both credit cards and cash are accepted.

The sale runs Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6 from noon until 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the Auxiliary Services Building, 7905 South Redwood Road in West Jordan.

Jordan School District Teacher Receives $50,000 Surprise of a Lifetime for Excellence in Education

Blair Jensen is awards a check from Harbor Freight Tools for SchoolsIt was a day to remember for JATC South Welding Teacher Blair Jensen. Several hundred students, teachers, staff, community members and Blaire’s family were all on hand to help surprise Mr. Jensen with a $50,000 national teaching prize from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. The prize recognizes excellence in skilled trades education. The Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) trade program will receive $35,000 and Mr. Jensen will receive $15,000 of the $50,000 prize.

Congratulations, Blair Jensen! Keep up the great work inspiring students on the pathway to a great profession. We are proud of the work you do and the well-deserved national recognition.