FUN FACT FRIDAY: Jordan Education Foundation to Fund Record Number of Classroom Grants

Picture of Scheels donation presentationThe Jordan Education Foundation is always looking for unique ways to engage the community in supporting students and teachers in the classroom and their hard work is paying off.

This school year the Foundation will fund approximately 650 classroom grants, an all-time record. It is a significant increase from just two years ago when they funded 91 classroom grants, last year JEF funded 275. The grants support things like STEM, books and literacy, arts, music, technology and special education. This year the grants will total approximately $400,000.

The number of classroom grants funded by the foundation keeps growing thanks to generous donors like “Scheels.” As a part of the retailer’s recent ‘Day of Giving,’ Scheels donated $10,000 to the Jordan Education Foundation – all of the money will help to fund classroom grants.

Thanks to all of the caring community partners for their generosity and support for teachers and students in the classroom!

Dec. 10 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Dec. 10 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 Dec. 10 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Supercast Episode 14: Keeping Up with The Custodians

Superintendent Godfrey runs the floor cleaning machineWhat is it like to keep schools with more than 56,000 students operating smoothly every single day? In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey finds out what it is like to be a school custodian by taking on some of the enormous cleaning and operating tasks himself. We also talk to student sweepers about their duties as part of the custodial team and learn how students can apply for the part-time jobs.

Jordan School District High Schools Kick Off the Holidays by Giving Back

Students putting money in a change jar for charity. Every year during the holiday season, high school students throughout Jordan School District give back to their communities by raising money for charitable causes and families in need. They not only give money, but spend countless hours finding unique ways to fundraise in hopes of making the lives of others a little better.

Thank you to all the students and staff who are dedicated to this charitable work.

Here is a list of the charities for each high school.

Bingham High School

Make-A-Wish– This year’s ‘True Blue’ fundraiser is granting a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The recipient is 6-year-old Julia, who is fighting leukemia.

Jordan Education Foundation– They are also raising funds and donating their time to build snack packs for the Jordan Education Foundation Principal’s Pantry program. The program provides food to families in need.

The Starlight Foundation– They deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the U.S.

Copper Hills High School

Local Families– The school chooses several local families every year to help make their holidays just a little brighter.

Mountain Ridge High School

Tyler Robinson Foundation– The non-profit’s mission is to give financial and emotional support to families as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by offsetting out-of-pocket life expenses.

Riverton High School

South Valley Services– SVS is a domestic violence service provider in Riverton and West Jordan. They provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

West Jordan High School and Herriman High School

The Hayes Tough Foundation– Their mission is fighting childhood cancer. The goal is to fund research for childhood cancer, support families financially and emotionally after a cancer diagnosis and to raise awareness around childhood cancers.

Oquirrh Elementary Wellness Center Helps Relieve Student Stress

Oquirrh Elementary Mindfulness Room It is a place that feels a little bit like home. That’s the idea behind a new Wellness Center at Oquirrh Elementary School. The purpose of the Wellness Center is to give students a place where they can go for a 10-minute break to relieve stress or worries and get back to their classrooms and successful learning. With the help of a social-emotional learning coach in the Wellness Center, students are learning to identify, express and manage their emotions for a happier, healthier experience in school. They also learn the importance of self-confidence, recognizing their strengths and resilience.

The Wellness Center is a calm, relaxing and welcoming place for all students throughout the school year.