FUN FACT FRIDAY: Congratulation to Our Award-Winning Principals

Each year the Jordan Association for Elementary School Principals (JAESP) recognizes leadership qualities that contribute to educational success in our schools. They award outstanding principals, who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions in seven different categories.

Join us in congratulating the following honorees:

  • Foothills Elementary Principal, Cherie Wilson – Innovator
  • Eastlake Elementary Principal, Suzie Williams – Instructional Leader
  • Oquirrh Elementary Principal, Shauna Worthington – Community Leader
  • Bastian Elementary Principal, Amanda Edwards – Principal Mentor
  • Elk Meadows Elementary Principal, Tiffany Smith – Rookie
  • West Jordan Elementary Principal, Jennifer Ludlow – Student Advocate
  • Riverside Elementary Principal, Ronna Hoffman – National Distinguished Principal

We are proud of these amazing administrators and value the important work they do for students every single day!

Feb. 25 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Feb. 25 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 Feb. 25 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 25: Driver Education – Helping Parents Navigate New Teen Drivers

Superintendent Godfrey & the driver education crewParents often worry about new teen drivers behind the wheel. In this episode of the Supercast we try to take some of the worry and anxiety out of that experience by heading out to the driving range at Riverton High School. That’s where Superintendent Godfrey rides along with Driver Ed Instructor Steve Galley and a few of his students.

Superintendent Godfrey learned some valuable driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road.  Safe driving tips that might give parents a little peace of mind as they navigate new teen drivers.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: It’s the Everyday That Matters Most

GraphicHow we interact with one another in everyday moments makes the biggest difference in the quality of our relationships. Many people make the mistake of focusing on the “BIG” moments like a wedding or an engagement.

In reality, all relationships are built out of small, everyday interactions. One strategy that will help you improve your everyday interactions is called Active Constructive Responding.

There are many ways to respond to others when they talk to us and how we respond does make a difference.

Although we should all work toward Active Constructive Responding, there are also passive constructive, passive destructive, and active destructive ways to respond.

Here is an example: Let’s pretend that someone you care about just came to you and told you that they passed their math class.

 Here are four different ways you could respond:

  1. “Oh, cool, good for you.” (Passive Constructive)
  2. “Wow! I’m so proud of you. Was that a lot of work for you? (Active Constructive)
  3. “YOU passed math? That’s a surprise.” (Passive Destructive)
  4. “I got 100% and didn’t even study, that’s funny that you are proud of yourself for passing, that class is easy.” (Active Destructive)

Every day we are faced with opportunities to respond a little bit differently. If each of us could work toward more active, constructive responding, our relationships will improve!

Have a great week, and be well!

West Hills and West Jordan Middle School Students Best in State at “We the People” Competition

Congratulations to some very hard-working and accomplished students at West Hills and West Jordan Middle Schools. Eighth graders from both schools competed in the State “We the People” competition and West Hills Middle School won first place, West Jordan Middle School took second place!

‘We the People’ spotlights Constitutional history, law and civics. The event combines knowledge of the Constitution, while defending their beliefs, rights and roles as U.S. citizens.

We are very proud of these talented students and their teachers Carina Whiteside (West Hills Middle), William Shields and Alexia May (West Jordan Middle).