The Board of Education invites you to the next Jordan Parent University. Hear from a panel of safety experts from our schools, cities and first responders. Learn what schools are doing to keep children safe. The Jordan Parent University will be Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at South Jordan Middle School, 10245 South 2700 West, South Jordan.
It was a nationwide competition to foster and celebrate kindness in schools around the country and Daybreak Elementary was all in. Students and staff decided the “Middle School Kindness Challenge” was an opportunity to do something positive, spread acts of kindness throughout the school and possibly prevent problems from ever happening.
For two months, 5th and 6th grade students tried to set the tone for the entire school by surprising classroom after classroom with acts of kindness and asking fellow students to pay it forward. They would drop off gift bags and do other random acts of kindness aimed at promoting a welcoming environment at Daybreak. The efforts paid off in a big way. The school won the “Middle School Kindness Challenge” and Daybreak was awarded a $500.00 cash prize from the non-profit Stand for Children.
Principal Kristy Whiteside says the “Kindness Challenge” has already made a big difference in creating more positive attitudes and positive interactions at Daybreak.
The entire student body learned to sing an anti-bullying song about stopping bad behavior, reminding everyone – If You See Something, Say Something.
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!
Take a few minutes to watch this video produced by Herriman High School’s counseling team and teacher Brent Cox’s class as part of HOPE week.
It is a meaningful message to teenagers everywhere … YOU MATTER.
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