Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!

Wellness Wednesday LogoEvery Wednesday we will feature a story from our JSD Health and Wellness team designed to help parents, students and members of the community live their best lives. The focus will be on physical and mental health and wellness.

The Wellness Waterfall: Improving Your Personal Wellness through Small, Routine Adjustments

Often, when people think about improving their wellness they are overwhelmed by big commitments to major lifestyle changes. While big changes are sometimes successful, short-term commitments to big changes do not lead to lasting well-being.

The happiest, healthiest people create wellness through small, routine adjustments. Individual wellness is like a waterfall. There is no way to store or keep a beautiful waterfall with us, no matter how large it is. Wellness flows through us daily, and we can’t store yesterday’s wellness. There is no way to “store” six months of healthy, happy living and assume that it will carry us through the rest of our lives.

If the habits that create happiness diminish, so does the individual’s wellness.

So, rather than making a resolution to lose 50 pounds in a month, start by taking a morning walk. It’s the little things you do that will make a big difference in your personal wellness.

For more information on health and wellness visit wellness.jordandistrict.org.

Time Lapse Video of the Old West Jordan Middle School Coming Down

The 60-year-old West Jordan Middle School was taken down in a carefully planned demolition that is nearing completion. Now, the brand new WJMS is open and home to 1,157 students who are starting an exciting 2019-20 school year.

While the old school is gone, years of wonderful memories will live on for students who graced the halls generation after generation.

Here is a TIME LAPSE VIDEO of the old West Jordan Middle coming down.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet to Welcome the 2019-20 School Year

Students walk the red carpet. Welcome students, teachers and staff to the 2019-20 school year! We hope it is off to a great start for everyone.

At the brand new Ridge View Elementary School in Herriman and Mountain Point Elementary in Bluffdale students walked the red carpet heading into classrooms for the very first time inside their new buildings. A total of five new schools are now open for the 2019-20 school year in Jordan School District.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get the new schools up and running.

Here’s to a safe, successful and

fun school year filled with memories to last a lifetime.


High School Students Already Hard at Work On First Day of School

Students gather under a sign that reads "Welcome to the Ridge"Welcome back JSD high school students who headed back to class with high hopes of having a happy and successful school year in academics, athletics and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Best of luck to Bingham, Copper Hills, Herriman, Mountain Ridge, Riverton, Mountain Ridge, West Jordan, Valley and South Valley High Schools.

May this be the best year ever with memories to last a lifetime!

A Warm Welcome To JSD 7th Grade Students

Picture of principal and 7th grade studentIt was an exciting morning at our middle schools as 7th grade orientation had students walking the halls, meeting teachers and trying their hand at lockers figuring out combinations and doing some fancy locker decorating. One student’s locker has a disco ball, with decorative lights, picture frames ready to be filled and a fur rug.

At the new West Jordan Middle School, they are ready for a new beginning with bright hallways and welcoming classrooms. Principal Dixie Garrison even began the year with KSL TV interview.

At Oquirrh Hills Middle Principal Donna Hunter took selfies with a sign that said “It’s the first day of school and already my principal likes me.”

Have a safe and successful 2019-20 school year filled with memories you will never foget!