National Recognition for Copper Hills High Physics Teacher

Picture of Cameron VongsawadThe Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the creation of a new award program called PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. The award is designed to highlight the impact of recent graduates from physics teacher preparation programs in the classroom. Each of the winners was nominated by the PhysTEC member college/institution from which they graduated.

Copper Hills High Physics teacher, Cameron Vongsawad is one of ten state winners selected from across the nation. Mr. Vongsawad was nominated by Brigham Young University. We congratulate this outstanding professional for his contributions to students at Copper Hills High and physics education.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Summer of Learning For Thousands of JSD Students

Summer School The summer break didn’t mean a break from learning for thousands of students in Jordan School District. That’s because they took advantage of educational opportunities offered throughout the summer including classes in math, science, biology, chemistry, physics and much more. The District also offered summer STEM camps at West Jordan Middle and Oquirrh Hills Middle. In addition, hundreds of students took advantage of the 1700 online courses offered over the summer, along with summer school classes at Valley High School.

Here are the summer numbers.

  • USTAR Course Participants – 1,442 Students
  • Online Course Participants – 700 Students
  • Valley High School Summer School Participants – 421 Students
  • Six Week Pre-Freshman Engineering Program Participants- 35 Students

Principals Gather In Summer Project To Help Feed Hungry Students

Principals filling snack bagsThey came together in a labor of love to make sure children don’t go hungry this school year. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Jordan Education Foundation, principals from every one of the 57 schools in Jordan School District worked as a team to package food that will stock our Principal Pantries. The principals and other District leaders, along with members of the Jordan Education Foundation formed assembly lines in the gymnasium at West Hills Middle School filling 1800 food packets and 1800 school day snack packs! Small notes were placed inside each food packet, letting children know they always have someone to turn to in times of need. Charity drives and fundraisers led by students in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the District helped pay for the food through the Jordan Education Foundation.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful act of kindness and caring that will make a big difference in the lives of children.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Welcome Kindergarten Students!

Teacher taking students to classIt was an exciting day as parents and their children headed to year-round schools for the first day of kindergarten. Teachers were ready and waiting to calm fears and welcome the children into the exciting world of classroom learning and having fun with fellow classmates. We wish the young learners lots of luck as they begin their exciting journey toward graduation in 2031!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.