Fun Fact Friday: Read A Book With The Board of Education

"In Praise of American Educators" Book CoverYou might not know this fun fact, but members of the Jordan School District Board of Education read a book together on a regular basis and they would like to invite you to read along.

The ‘Board Book of the Quarter’ is an effort to further the Board’s goal of student achievement and professional development. As part of that effort, members of the  Board each select a ‘Board Book of the Quarter.’ All members are asked to read this book and during each study session, 15 minutes is set aside to discuss the merits of the book with the discussion led by the Board member who recommended the book.

Right now the Board is reading, ‘In Praise of American Educators’ by Dr. Richard DuFour. This book debunks many myths of ‘failure’ in U.S. schools while exploring positive improvements that will make public schools even better.

Again, you are invited to join the Board in reading ‘In Praise of American Educators.’

For the latest info on what the Board is reading, check out our Board Book of the Quarter page.

Herriman High FBLA and DECA Students Bring HOPE To Others

Picture of the Hope WalkIt is a group of students determined to bring hope and help to others who are feeling down or in despair. They call themselves the Herriman High School HOPE Squad and they are walking and talking to anyone who will listen in an effort to bring suicide prevention awareness to their school and community. The students recently brought the city, school and local businesses together to participate in a Hope Walk. About 600 people participated, marching with a message of hope and providing resources for anyone trying to cope with feelings of isolation or defeat. The walk took participants from Herriman High School to the steps of city hall in a show of unity to bring suicide prevention awareness and happiness back into the lives of those who are struggling.

We applaud the students and community for coming together for such an important cause. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Jordan School District Board of Education Meets with Legislators

Members of the Jordan School District Board of Education recently met with legislators representing the municipalities that encompass the District.

West Jordan High School hosted the morning meeting, which kicked off with a delicious breakfast prepared and served by West Jordan High ProStart students. The West Jordan High Madrigals then treated legislators and Board members to a musical performance.

Following a video overview about the District, as well as a video presentation about teacher salaries in the District, members of the Board discussed with lawmakers the upcoming 2018 legislative session and their priorities for the session. Legislators were able to ask questions about the District and learn more about the students and staff of Jordan School District.

See a photo gallery on Facebook from this Board session.

Bastian Elementary School is Officially Dedicated

Bastian Elementary dedication ceremonyThe Bastian Elementary School community came together for a heartfelt, special night as the school was officially dedicated.

Members of the Bastian Elementary Choir debuted the school song called “We Are Bastian Elementary,” followed by musical numbers from the school’s combined first and second grade classes.

Darrell Robinson, Jordan School District Board of Education member, gave the official remarks, dedicating the school with the hope that students will walk away from Bastian Elementary with the tools they need to make a positive contribution to society. He said that while we do not know what the students of Bastian Elementary will become in the future, they would be able to take their first steps in making a positive impact on the world at the school and learn in a safe, nurturing place. Mr. Robinson thanked the Bastian family for their generous contribution of land and the community for embracing the new school.

Congratulations to the Bastian Elementary School community and all involved with this great dedication ceremony.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.