Midas Creek Elementary 6th Grade Class Wins National Competition to Support Veterans

Shelby Perez's 6th grade classThey excel in math and because of their academic talents, students in Shelby Perez’s 6th grade class are helping children of military veterans around the country. The class won the ‘National Do Math! Support a Veteran’ contest in November. They worked really hard in what is called Imagine Math and generously donated their hard-earned math points to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This is an organization which supports college grants, financial assistance and counseling opportunities for the children of fallen Special Operations soldiers.

Congratulations to Shelby Perez and her students for their success in math and for making a big difference in the educational opportunities and lives of others.

South Valley School Student Food Drive is a Huge Success!

Students posing with food donationsWhen students at the South Valley School decided they wanted to do something to help feed the hungry this holiday season, they began by setting some goals. The first one was to collect 700 cans of non-perishable food items in two weeks. Well, the students worked so hard purchasing food with their own money or collecting food from family and friends that they surpassed their first goal in just one week. So they set another goal of collecting 1,000 food items and quickly shattered that goal as well. In the end, these caring and compassionate students managed to collect 1,365 food items, almost doubling their original goal.

It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved who found that by giving back to the community, they received a sense of accomplishment in return.

Great job South Valley School!

Rosamond Elementary Salute to Soldiers

Students at Rosamond Elementary paid tribute to the brave men and women serving in our military with a patriotic themed assembly. Students dressed in uniforms from every branch of the military as they sang songs to honor those who fight to ensure our country’s freedoms.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Visits Jordan School District

State Superintendent talking to studentsThey call it the “Listening Tour” for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Sydnee Dickson. She is taking time out of her busy schedule to visit school districts across the state to see first-hand the amazing work that is going on in public education.

During a recent stop in Jordan School District, Dr. Dickson witnessed Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and saw successful Standards-Based Grading (SBG) in use at Fort Herriman Middle School.

At the JATC North in West Jordan, the Superintendent was taken on a STEM tour where she was able to interact with students and teachers in programs like Veterinary Tech, Pharmacy Tech, Biotechnology, Engineering and more.

At Midas Creek Elementary School, Dr. Dickson saw examples of blended learning and then was treated to a tour of new schools under construction in the District.

Thank you, Superintendent Dickson! It was an honor to have you visit Jordan School District as part of your “Listening Tour.”

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Jordan Hills Elementary Opens Time Capsule and Finds 20-Year-Old Video!

Jordan Hills Elementary School celebrated its 20-year anniversary this week by opening a time capsule, which students and staff sealed when the school was dedicated back in 1998.

Inside the capsule, they found old photographs of some of the 1,070 students who attended on the very first day of school, a VHS tape, cassette tape, newspapers from 1998, a beanie baby and more.

But one of the most exciting finds in the time capsule was a video produced by students and staff on the first day of the school. It’s a video that had never been seen before – until now.

This is the 1998 video tour of Jordan Hills Elementary School, its students and staff.