It will be the experience of a lifetime for two Mountain Creek Middle School students with special needs. Jaymi Bonner, an 8th grade student who plays violin and Emma Figueroa, an 9th grade student who plays trumpet, will both be representing Utah in the Rose Bowl parade. The students were selected, along with others who have special needs, from all over the country. They all participate in a program called “United Sound.” The program focuses on relationship building and partners special needs students with peer tutors who assist and support them playing in their individual school bands.
Jaymi and Emma are busy preparing for the once in a lifetime event with their peer tutor, who will travel to the Rose Bowl and participate in the parade with the girls.
Thanks to everyone at Mountain Creek Middle School for supporting this program, especially Special Education teacher Karlee English and Music teacher Cameron Elliott.
Best of luck to Jaymi and Emma in the Rose Bowl parade.
It was an unexpected surprise for teachers throughout Jordan School District right before the holiday season. Thanks to generous donors in our community, the Jordan Education Foundation was able to award a total of $352,987 to teachers and classrooms funding 637 projects. Grants will be used to purchase STEM supplies, language immersion libraries, guided reading books, Chromebooks, flexible seating options, applied science materials, math manipulatives, listening centers, sensory items, software, and other valuable classroom tools and equipment.
The Foundation is sending a special thanks to all those who donated, including Rocky Mountain Power, KSOP Tools for Schools, Wasatch Financial, and the JEF Annual Golf Classic sponsors for their support of the Classroom Grant program.
Our thanks to the Jordan Education Foundation for all of their hard work on behalf of teachers and students in the classroom every day!
Every year the Jordan Education Foundation provides holiday gifts for teens who would otherwise go without in the Jordan School District community through an event called “Christmas for Kids.”
On this episode of the Supercast, we find out how the event helps teens in need who are struggling over the holidays. Also, find out why “Christmas for Kids” volunteers say shopping with the teens is an experience they will never forget, one that brings true meaning to the holiday season.