South Jordan Elementary Delights Audiences with ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Wizard of Oz castThe enchanting story of Kansas schoolgirl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, was brought to life at South Jordan Elementary School as the school presented ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recently.

Transforming the cafeteria of the school into a mystical wonderland, the classic tale of good versus evil was performed by a talented cast of students, singing and dancing, bringing life to the whimsical story. Hoping to meet the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is guided on her journey to the Emerald City by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion, meeting Munchkins along the way and, of course, battling the Wicked Witch of the West.

Congratulations to the entire cast of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, truly bringing a classic story to life at South Jordan Elementary!

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Prize Patrol Surprises 2018 Outstanding Educators!

Copper Mountain MS teacher Cristina Roberts It was an exciting and somewhat emotional day as members of the Jordan Education Foundation, along with Superintendent Dr. Patrice Johnson, boarded a bus as the prize patrol. They made stops at schools throughout the District surprising some very deserving teachers to recognize them with the 2018 Outstanding Educator award. Congratulations to this year’s winners who truly love what they do and work tirelessly to make sure students succeed.

2018 Outstanding Educators

· Copper Hills High School – Stacee Worthen
· Elk Ridge Middle School – Kristie Wallace
· JATC North – Julie Huffman
· West Jordan High School – April Winegar
· Heartland Elementary School – Susan Call
· Mountain Shadows Elementary School – Marie Hoffer
· Oakcrest Elementary School – Lee Dupaix
· Eastlake Elementary School – Veronica Holyoke
· Copper Mountain Middle School – Cristina Roberts
· Herriman Elementary School – Sharon Lee Gunn
· Ft Herriman Middle School – Amy Lloyd
· Foothills Elementary School – Natalie Redd
· Riverton Elementary School – Laura Smith
· South Jordan Elementary School – Lois Mortensen
· Oquirrh Hills Middle School – Kimberly Stewart
· Bluffdale Elementary School – Jodee Crane
· Valley High School -Raylene Glover

2018 Outstanding Principal

· Valley High School – Sharon Jensen

2018 Sterling Scholars from Jordan School District Announced

Through perseverance, hard work and determination, being named a Sterling Scholar illustrates achievement. Congratulations to Copper Hills High’s Cassandra Ivie for being named the Sterling Scholar in Computer Technology.  Cassandra was a 2018 National Youth in Action STEM Pillar winner, among other honors.

In addition, Herriman High’s Peyton Williams was named a Sterling Scholar runner-up in Business and Marketing.

Congratulations to these talented students!

West Jordan High Artists Showcase Chalk Art

Chalk Art As you walk up to the front entrance at West Jordan High School, you may notice a gallery of art…at your feet!

Long a tradition in Europe, street painting and sidewalk art is thought to originate in Italy in the 16th century. In the style of Italian maddonari or street painters, artists at West Jordan High used their colored chalk to create temporary works of art in front of the school.

While rain will eventually wash away their hard work, the fine artistic ability of the students was on full display for all to see, even if for just a short amount of time.

Here are the ‘best of show’ winners:

  • 1st Place: Sirens Call by Maren Walker, Isabelle Contrereas, Katie Kosner, and Chenoah Fuller
  • 2nd Place: Michelle Obama by Britney Perez Vidal, Liliana Rodriguez, and Yasmine Ruelas
  • 3rd Place: When You Wish Upon A Star by Lexie Colbert, Bethanie Crockett. Erin Whitlock, and Katherine Lingwall
  • Most Creative: “Untitled” by Natalie Shade, Jessica Fernandez, and Jared Valero (Octopus and Ship)
  • Most Original: “Open” by Megan Hammer
  • Teachers Pick: “Sakura Night” by Maria Mazzei, Andres Ferrer, and Maria Salazar

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.