Telarus Employees Help to Keep Kids from Going Hungry

Picture of Telarus employees donating weekend food packsEmployees of Telarus recently took time out of their busy schedules hoping to help keep hundreds of Jordan School District students from going hungry on weekends. The telecommunications company, located in Sandy, rallied behind a project with a goal of putting 1000 weekend food packs together for elementary school students in need. The food packs were delivered to Principal’s Pantries at three JSD elementary schools where they will have a big impact. We are so grateful to Telarus employees for their generosity, looking out for students in need.

Thank you, Telarus, for the following food pack donations:

  • 300 Weekend Packs to Columbia Elementary
  • 200 Weekend Packs to Heartland Elementary
  • 500 Weekend Packs to Terra Linda Elementary

Lunar New Year Celebration Immersed Students in Chinese Culture

A group of students dancing on stageEastlake Elementary School celebrated the year of the rat with a school-wide Lunar New Year event. The celebration immersed Eastlake students in the art, culture and language of China. During the festivities, students sang songs in Chinese, dressed up in costumes and performed traditional dances. Eastlake is a dual language immersion school, where students spend half their day learning English and the other half Mandarin.

Eastlake students and teachers, thank you for the excellent performance.

Jan. 28 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Jan. 28 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 Jan. 28 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Jordan Education Foundation Provides Record Number of Classroom Grants for Teachers

Thanks to the generosity and support of donors, the Jordan Education Foundation was able to provide a record number of classroom grants to teachers in the 2019-20 school year. Here is a breakdown:

  • 1,667 Grants Awarded in the Fall of 2019 (Up From 91 Awarded 3 Years Ago)
  • A total of $728,385 in Funding for 2019-20 Classroom Grants
  • 59 Out of 61 Schools Received Classroom Grants

The grants supported programs such as STEM, Arts, books and literacy, Special Education, technology, Health & Wellness and graduation readiness along with classroom supplies.

The Jordan Education Foundation appreciates the support of all donors – from District employees to businesses, organizations and individuals in our community.

Enjoy this video which demonstrates some of the amazing support for students and teachers in Jordan School District. The Jordan Education Foundation is “Making a Difference… Because of You!”

Supercast Episode 21: More Naps in the New Year – Kids Share Realistic Resolutions

A student shows off a batch of "2020" artworkIf you are someone already struggling to keep a New Year’s Resolution, you are not alone. On this episode of the Supercast, Health and Wellness Specialist McKinley Withers talks about realistic resolutions and how to make them last working together as a family.

But first, we visit with Riverton Elementary School students who share their ideas on the best New Year’s Resolutions and how not to break them.