State Board of Education Recognizes West Jordan High School as “Utah High School of Excellence”

Photo of West Jordan High School

Photo courtesy Aaron Baker

West Jordan High School is getting some pretty high praise from the State Superintendent of Public Education for working hard to make sure all students succeed. The State Board of Education (USBE) has chosen WJHS as a “Utah High School of Excellence” for closing the opportunity gap for Utah’s multilingual learners.

Jordan School District was among seven school districts recognized for its efforts to provide equitable access and success to coursework that prepares multilingual learners for future success. The USBE is committed to honoring educators who support equitable access to the same educational opportunities offered to English speaking peers.

Congratulations to West Jordan High School! We are proud of your work contributing to the future wellbeing of Utah’s families and communities.

JATC 2021-22 School Year Program Applications

Applications for JATC 2021-2022 school year programs are now open. All applications received before the February 28th deadline will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 28th will only be considered if a spot becomes available in the student’s preferred program.
For more information and to apply, visit
JATC application flyer

First COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Clinics in Jordan School District

A nurse administers COVID-19 vaccineThe first COVID-19 employee vaccination clinics were held in Jordan School District on Friday at four middle schools. The District was able to inoculate 2,080 employees in this first round. Thanks to Community Nursing Services (CNS) and District staff for all the hard work and effort that went into making sure the clinics ran smoothly in an orderly process.

We look forward to working with the kind and caring staff at CNS for our upcoming clinics.

Supercast Episode 70: What’s inside the Warehouse?

Superintendent and the crew stand in the District warehouseHave you ever wondered what it takes to store everything needed to run a district that spans 6 cities, with 64 schools and more than 56,000 students? Where do we safely store food for our kitchens and cafeterias or furniture, paper and cleaning supplies for our classrooms?

On this episode of the Supercast we take you inside the District’s central warehouse on a fun and fascinating tour with a man who has taken care of business there for 39 years. Find out what Randy Gray has seen come and go throughout the years.

Jan. 2021 Administrative Assignments

The following are new administrative assignments:

  • New Assignments effective Jan. 15, 2021:
    • April Gaydosh, principal at Westvale Elementary appointed Elementary School Level Administrator of Schools replacing Doree Strauss who retired.
    • Odette Desmarais, assistant principal at Foothills appointed principal at Westvale Elementary and her replacement is to be determined.
  • New Assignments effective July 1, 2021:
    • Yajaira Martinez, assistant principal at Bluffdale and Terra Linda Elementary appointed principal at Terra Linda Elementary replacing Karen Gorringe who is retiring and her replacement is to be determined.