FUN FACT FRIDAY: Copper Hills High Principal is Huntsman Award Winner!

Karen Huntsman and Todd QuarnbergIt is a day that Copper Hills High Principal Todd Quarnberg will never forget. That’s because Mr. Quarnberg received a very prestigious award, presented to a select group of educators each year.

Karen Huntsman was at Copper Hills High bright and early to announce that Todd Quarnberg is a recipient of the 2018 Hunstman Awards for Excellence in Education. The awards program, started in 1993, recognizes outstanding educators and volunteers who work in publicly funded Utah schools. The winners were selected among nominees in four categories: teacher, administrator, volunteer and special education teacher. Each award includes a check for $10,000 from the Huntsman family known for their philanthropy.

Congratulations Principal Quarnberg! Thanks for caring about young people and inspiring them to be their best every day.

Kauri Sue Hamilton School Receives Generous Donation From Mayor Staggs

Mayor Trent Staggs presents check to KSH Principal Rita BouillonSometimes, slow and steady wins the race. But in the case of a donation the Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton recently received, slow and steady means more generosity!

Last month, the Riverton Half Marathon wound its way through the city with over 300 participants. As a way to salute the students at Kauri Sue Hamilton and help the school purchase some much-needed supplies, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs decided to donate $5 for each person who beat him to the finish line in the half marathon.

As a result, Mayor Staggs donated $1,255 to the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. What a kind-hearted gift!

Thank you to Mayor Staggs for thinking about all the students at Kauri Sue Hamilton and for your wonderful donation. It is truly appreciated by the staff and students at the school!

April 24 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, April 24 at the JATC South Campus, 12723 S. Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah. The study session begins at 4:00 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The April 24 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Students, Teachers and Staff Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut

Students participate in Great Shakeout-under desksEarthquake drills were conducted in schools and buildings throughout Jordan School District with students, teachers and staff practicing how to drop, cover and hold on to be safe. It was a part of The Great Utah ShakeOut where Utahn’s around the state prepared to be ready in case of a major earthquake. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make the drills happen and to everyone in JSD who participated!

High School Artists Display Their Outstanding Artwork

2-D art from Jordan School District Art ShowTalented artists throughout Jordan School District have been showcasing their works of art at the High School Art Show at the West Jordan City Library during the month of April.

The show featured thought-provoking 2-D, 3-D and photographic pieces created by outstanding students from Bingham, Copper Hills, Herriman, Riverton and West Jordan High Schools.

People’s Choice Award:
Alejandro Duran – Bingham for ‘Koi’

Best of Show winners were:
Grace Davis – Bingham for ‘The Unspeakable’ (2-D Category)
Gavin Sullivan – Copper Hills for ‘Life is Cyclical’ (3-D Category)
Hannah Clay – West Jordan for ‘Unbarbed’ (Photography Category)

Award of Excellence winners were:
Kaitlyn Thorpe – Copper Hills for ‘Beautiful Balance’
Grace Davis – Bingham for ‘Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself’
Gabe Geisler – Herriman for ‘Grafitti Rat (mouse)’
Dustin Duong – Copper Hills for ‘Love Nest’
Julia Gates – Riverton for ‘Colorful Samantha’
Baylee Taylor – Copper Hills for ‘Shape-Shifter’
Lauren Sam – Herriman for ‘Juice E. Juice’

Congratulations to all the artists who showcased their brilliant works of art! Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook featuring some of the pieces recently on display at the West Jordan City Library.