Valley High Counselor Nominated for LifeChanger Award

Raylene GloverAt Valley High School, counselor Raylene Glover is regarded as life changer to hundreds of students who have attended the alternative school in Jordan School District. For her dedication to students and Valley High, Ms. Glover was nominated for recognition as LifeChanger of the Year, an annual award sponsored by National Life Group Insurance and their foundation.

Under Raylene’s direction, Valley High provides daycare and a maternity leave program so students can earn credit in school and still attend to their parenting commitments. She has helped many young women and young men with her counseling support and coordination of services, assisting these students in their efforts to pursue their educational goals. Ms. Glover also works with students in planning their post-secondary education, assisting them in applying for scholarships.

The national grand prize for the LifeChanger of the Year recipient is $10,000. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee, which will review comments from people who know and support the individual nominees. To support Raylene Glover for this worthwhile recognition, visit her LifeChanger of the Year page and leave a comment of support about her!

Elk Ridge Teacher Nominated for LifeChanger Award

Picture of Vanessa CamposElk Ridge Middle School science teacher Vynessa Campos exemplifies the qualities of the modern teacher by using technology to its fullest to create lessons, and engage students, creating a nurturing environment for students of all abilities and backgrounds. For her tremendous efforts, she has been nominated as LifeChanger of the Year, an annual award sponsored by National Life Group Insurance and their foundation.

Not only is Mrs. Campos an outstanding middle school teacher, she also teaches non-traditional learners at the Southpointe Adult High School in Jordan School District. Other teachers go to her for advice on classroom management techniques, student engagement input and even moral support. Her impact is truly felt by students, teachers and administration at her schools. She also leads the Climate, Culture and Character committee at Elk Ridge Middle.

The national grand prize for the LifeChanger of the Year recipient is $10,000. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee, which will review comments from people who know and support the individual nominees. To support Vynessa Campos for this worthwhile recognition, visit her LifeChanger of the Year page and leave a comment of support about her!

Fun Fact Friday: Students Step Up to Help Jordan Education Foundation

Santa Claus and elf-helper talks to childrenEvery year the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF) raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support teachers, education and children throughout the District thanks to generous foundation donors. What you might not know is that students are stepping up to help support the important work of the JEF as well.

This year students at six middle schools and the JATC South went above and beyond to help the foundation with its ‘Christmas for Kids’ program. The program provided Christmas for 250 young teens in Jordan School District who would have otherwise gone without gifts over the holiday season. The students raised $11,610 to help fund a holiday shopping spree for fellow students in need at Gordmans. Other donors contributed as well, bringing the grand total to $25,000 raised for the event.

It was a day that the volunteers and donors will never forget and it made the holidays much brighter for some deserving students.

Thanks to caring students and staff at the following schools who gave of their time to help others for the ‘Christmas for Kids’ program:

  • South Jordan Middle School
  • Oquirrh Hills Middle School
  • South Hills Middle School
  • Elk Ridge Middle School
  • Copper Mountain Middle School
  • West Jordan Middle School
  • JATC South Fire Science Students

Makerspace Room Makes for Fun Learning at Joel P. Jensen

Students at workstationHaving fun while honing their STEM skills, Joel P. Jensen Middle School students can explore their scientific and creative selves in the ‘Makerspace Room’ at the school’s media center.

During RTI times, students have the opportunity to practice their skills with Snap Circuits, origami, deconstruction and other fun artistic projects. The lab provides an opportunity for students to create, design, build, learn, think and play!

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Thank you, Joel P. Jensen students!

Students and Joel P. Jensen jump for joy!A big shout-out and thank you to the talented, outstanding superstar students at Joel P. Jensen Middle School for helping out the Jordan School District Office of Communications with a recent photo shoot. Your help is truly appreciated…and your smiles too!!!