Jana Cruz Recognized as Best Nutrition Services Director In State and Region!

Picture of Jana CruzAs we celebrate National School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, Jordan School District is excited to share some great news. Nutrition Services Director, Jana Cruz is being honored as the Utah School Nutrition Association Director of the Year and National School Nutrition Association Western Region Director of the Year. Jana was selected because of her extraordinary commitment to excellence in the school meal programs.

We thank Jana for working hard every day to ensure everything on the frontline is running smoothly – by maintaining the quality of the school meal programs through student interaction, menu planning and a commitment to serving nutritious, tasty and well-balanced school meals.

Jana has definitely made her mark in Jordan School District – making it a better place for all students and staff.

Congratulations, Jana.

Hayden Peak Class Helps Stock Jordan River with Rainbow Trout

Hayden Peak students sitting on a rock placing rainbow trout into the Jordan RiverJessica McKnight’s 4th grade class at Hayden Peak Elementary School recently hung out the ‘Gone Fishin’ sign as a part of class project to help re-stock the Jordan River.

While the students didn’t actually fish, they did have the opportunity to take a stock of rainbow trout they have been nurturing in their classroom at the school and carefully drop them into the Jordan River at Millrace Park in Taylorsville. Thanks to a Jordan Education Foundation grant, Mrs. McKnight was able to get rainbow trout eggs from a local hatchery. Students learned the lifecycle of the rainbow trout, why keeping fish plentiful in our rivers is important, as well as lessons about how the fish grow and live in our ecosystem.

After the rainbow trout were big enough to sustain themselves in an aquarium at Hayden Peak, the class took a field trip to launch their fish friends into the river. Now that’s a big fish story the students will not soon forget!

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook from the field trip.

Thank You Lunch Ladies and School Nutrition Employees!

Starting today, Jordan School District is celebrating School Nutrition Employee Week and that means it is time to thank your school lunch lady and the support staff that keep our cafeteria’s running so smoothly. These dedicated employees rise and shine with smiles for the students, teachers, parents and staff they serve every single day. School lunch is a special time of day for our students because of the great food and fun nutrition service employees deliver.

Thank you for serving up delicious meals along with an extra serving of kindness in lunchrooms throughout Jordan School District!

Fun Fact Friday: Getting Ready For Graduation

Diplomas IconIt is that time of year when thousands of students are anxiously preparing for high school graduation. In Jordan School District there are 3,638 seniors making plans to bid high school a fond farewell and graduate on to new adventures academically and in pursuit of future careers.

Here is a list of our high school graduation dates, times and locations.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!

School Date & Time Location
Bingham High May 31, 3 p.m Jon M. Huntsman Center Arena
Copper Hills High May 31, 6 p.m. Maverik Center
Herriman High May 31, 10 a.m. Maverik Center
Riverton High May 31, 10 a.m. Jon M. Huntsman Center Arena
Valley High May 30, 2 p.m. Lifetime Activities Center at SLCC
West Jordan High May 31, 2 p.m. Maverik Center
South Valley May 31, 3 p.m. West Jordan High Auditorium
River’s Edge May 31, 4 p.m. River’s Edge School Auditorium

May 22 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, May 22 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 May 22 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.