Supercast Episode 58: Life-Changing Experience for Students in Governor’s Honors Academy

Students who attended the Honors AcademyIt was created to provide Utah high school students an opportunity to learn, lead and interact with some of the most successful leaders in business, technology, humanities, education and more. We are talking about the Governor’s Honors Academy at Southern Utah University. In this episode of the Supercast, we hear from two Jordan School District students selected to attend the prestigious academy. Find out how it changed their lives, giving them confidence and a head start on the road to higher education with a four-year scholarship.

Oct. 27 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the JATC South Campus, 12723 S. Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah. The study session begins at 4 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Patrons may view the general session online at

The Oct. 27 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Governor Declares October as “School Principal Recognition Month in Utah”

Collage of JSD Principals Now is a perfect time to reach out and thank your hard-working school principal in Jordan School District. That’s because Governor Gary Herbert has declared October as “School Principal Recognition Month in Utah.”

Throughout the school year, these educators are dedicated to leading students on a path to success. They support and guide quality teachers and staff, creating productive learning environments for our children. Whether it is at an elementary, middle, or high school, our principal’s wear many hats throughout the day and school year. They set the tone for the entire school and work long hours on guiding students to academic success.

Jordan School District joins Governor Herbert in recognizing the many outstanding principals in our schools who, especially during these uncertain times, are working tirelessly on behalf of students, teachers, staff and parents.

Thank you, JSD principals! We appreciate all you do and admire your leadership and dedication to education.

Gov. Gary Herberts Declaration

South Jordan Elementary Students and Staff Show Creativity During Spirit Week

Student dressed up for "Crazy Hair and Jersey Day"It is a special week where students show their creativity and school spirit by dressing up in line with different themes for each day. “Spirit Week” began at South Jordan Elementary School with students, teachers and staff participating in Crazy Hair and Jersey Day. It was a fun start to what will be a week of celebrating South Jordan Elementary school spirit.

We hope you enjoy these photos of some really crazy hairstyles and creativity.

Successful Medal-Winning Bobsled Athlete Inspires Students to Set Goals and Dream Big

Picture of virtual online class Second-grade teacher, Lori Gammon, is always looking for ways to engage her students and make online, virtual learning fun. Recently she did it with the help of someone who has made a career out of racing down a narrow, twisting, ice-covered track in a gravity-powered sleigh at speeds up to 70 miles an hour. Jeremy Holm is a successful, medal-winning Bobsled athlete and he joined Ms. Gammon’s online class to share a message on how to become a champion in life. Mr. Holm told students to never be afraid to have big dreams and goals, to keep looking forward (even in challenging times), to always help others and to remember that even champions make mistakes. Mr. Holm even took students on a virtual ride down the bobsled track in Park City.

Ms. Gammon wanted each student to feel like a champion so she sent everyone a gold medal and certificate hoping to inspire them to follow their dreams, set goals and be successful.

The students are making a huge thank you card for Jeremy Holm to let him know he helped to make virtual learning and a lesson in finding success fun!