FUN FACT FRIDAY: Announcing The 2018 Outstanding Classified Employees

Picture of Outstanding Classified EmployeesEach year the Jordan Education Foundation receives hundreds of nominations, people sharing stories about hard working and pretty amazing classified employees throughout Jordan School District. Narrowing the field down to the top six is a difficult task, but this year’s winners have been selected.

Here are the 2018 Jordan Education Association Outstanding Classified Employees.

  • Connie Robinson, Head Administrative Assistant, Butterfield Canyon Elementary School
  • Leland Taylor, Head Custodian, Herriman Elementary School
  • Shannon Hickman, Instructional Support Technician, Riverton High School/Information Systems
  • Lola Wilson, Registrar, Oquirrh Hills Middle School
  • Mark Butterfield, Head Custodian, Bluffdale Elementary School
  • Lori Perkins, Nutrition Manager, Copper Hills High School


Bluffdale Elementary School Students Help Break Ground for New Schools

Bluffdale Elementary students turn the shovels at groundbreaking ceremony for two new schoolsIt was an exciting day as ground was broken for a new elementary school and a new middle school in Bluffdale. We want to thank everyone who participated, including Ms. Brown’s 5th grade class from Bluffdale Elementary School. The students sang two musical numbers to the delight of the crowd and then grabbed some shovels and helped to break ground, paving the way for construction of the new schools.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Riverton Elementary Plays a Life-Sized Version of the Game ‘Clue’

Group of Riverton Elementary students sitting on floor of multipurpose roomA good sleuth knows that reading the clues is important to solving any case. At Riverton Elementary School, simply reading led students to fun and learning!

Thanks to the PTA, students at Riverton Elementary have been on ‘The Case of a Good Book’ since last fall, tallying minutes read throughout the school year. Those who earned their reading minutes for the year were able to participate in a life-sized game of ‘Clue’. Some elements from the popular game were used in a fun-filled activity to solve the case. Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock and Professor Plum were replaced with familiar faces around the school such as principal Mrs. Tingey, head custodian Paul Hansen and school secretary Kyla Robertson. Each class performed tasks and earned clues to solve the mystery. Students had a lot of fun playing Riverton’s version of ‘Clue’ and reading books throughout the year.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Groundbreaking For New Schools In Bluffdale

On Friday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. the entire community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction and paving the way for two new schools in Bluffdale.

The site work has already begun. The new elementary school is scheduled to open for the 2019-20 school year, while the new middle school is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year.

Please join District and City leaders along with members of the community as we celebrate construction of the new schools.

Bluffdale Elementary students will be on hand to perform a few musical numbers right before the shovels break ground.

The groundbreaking location is 15410 S. Harmon Day Drive in Bluffdale.

Eastlake Dual Immersion Classes Host Visitors from China

Future teachers visiting classroomA group of college students from China recently paid a visit to Eastlake Elementary School to learn more about the school’s Chinese Dual Immersion Program and to see what teaching in the U.S. and in Utah is all about.

Ambassador students, dressed in traditional Chinese garb, escorted the visiting teachers around the school as they visited all the dual immersion classrooms at Eastlake. The teachers observed the different instructional strategies used in each classroom, taking notes and asking questions during their tour of the school.

Good luck to these future dual immersion teachers with their career in education!