Mountain Creek Middle School Students Kick Off Kindness Initiative with Big Heart

Students make a heart on the school lawn.  They are putting their hearts and souls into a “Choose Kind” initiative at Mountain Creek Middle School. To officially kick off the schoolwide initiative, the entire student body took to the field outside of school and formed one big, united heart to prove it. The human heart was photographed by drone pilot Jason Yeaman. The school theme for this year’s “Choose Kind” initiative is “CommUNITY.” Students and staff hope that regular activities to promote kindness throughout the school year will lead to a permanent culture of kindness at Mountain Creek Middle.

 

 

FUN FACT FRIDAY: First Ever JSD School Counselor Carpool Karaoke

They work tirelessly to support students in schools throughout Jordan School District and we are so proud of the tremendous impact these professional men and women have on students each and every day. We are talking about school guidance counselors.

Recently, some of them decided it was time to send a message to students through song in their attempt at SCHOOL COUNSELOR CARPOOL KARAOKE while cruising the parking lot at Riverton High.

Watch this and enjoy!

Supercast Episode 6: Suicide Prevention

Student looks overThis podcast addresses suicide prevention.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox shares his personal experience and hard work to raise suicide prevention awareness in Utah.

Then, Jordan School District Health and Wellness Specialist, McKinley Withers, shares advice for parents on how to start a conversation about suicide prevention with students. How do you open the lines of communication and keep the conversation going.

If you or anyone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or by calling the University of Utah Crisis Line at 801-587-3000. You can also download the SafeUT app.

For additional resources visit wellness.jordandistrict.org


JATC North Aviation Class Takes Flight as Part of Delta Airlines ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

Airline Pilot students at NASAIt was a ond-day trip of a lifetime for some students enrolled in the Aircraft Pilot program at JATC North. They were invited by Delta Airlines to participate in ‘Girls in Aviation Day.’ It was a day designed to get more females interested in becoming airline pilots. Aircraft Pilot teacher, Fiona Silcox said nine girls in her class were treated to an all expenses paid flight to Houston, Texas for a day of fun and experiencing what it is like to be a pilot and to work in the aviation industry. The Delta 737 plane making the trip had an all female flight crew with about 100 girls on board from around the State of Utah. Once they landed in Houston, the students were treated to a tour of the Johnson Space Center, the Space Center Museum and NASA Space Mission Control Center. They also had the opportunity to meet and talk to a female astronaut.

We wish these young ladies the best as they pursue their future careers.