Fort Herriman Middle Science Department Team Top in State

Picture of Science TeamCongratulations to the Fort Herriman Middle School Science Department team, which was recently recognized as the Utah Science Teacher Association’s (UtSTA) 2021 Middle School Department of the Year. The award was presented at UtSTA’s annual conference in Provo over the weekend.

Members of the Fort Herriman Middle Science Department have been together for several years and were recognized, in part, for how well they work together as a team, and for being pioneers in creating meaningful PLC’s, developing an inquiry-based curriculum focused on phenomena, 3D science, and the 5 E’s.

Colleagues say the team never stops trying to improve their curriculum and they work tirelessly each year to make it better, always pushing the boundaries to find the most engaging ways to teach science to students.

Thank you for making a difference in education! Keep up the great work, Fort Herriman Middle Science team.

Oct. 26 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Oct. 26 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. 26 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Supercast Episode 109: One Teacher’s Path from Professional Musician to Rocking It In the Classroom

Dr Anthony Godfrey and Brian Anderson holding guitarsHe was a professional musician who once toured with some big-name bands like Dixie Chicks, Survivor and Lynyrd Skynyrd. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear about one man’s path from the professional music stage to teaching in the classroom. Find out how Brian Anderson’s career in rock ‘n roll, led him to the classroom.

Herriman High Business Students Find Sweet Success in Homecoming Cookie Competition

Herriman High School students pass out cookies to judgesIt was a Homecoming competition with an educational component for some Herriman High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The students combined American enterprise concepts with a cookie bake-off for homecoming royalty nominees. The nominees baked some really creative cookies, using in some cases, old family recipies. They also had to design a poster promoting their cookies. The cookies and promotional posters were judged by local business owners who then talked to the FBLA students about building a successful brand and marketing. It was a fun and tasty way to learn about business from local professionals while supporting the homecoming court.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this sweet homecoming cookie competition!

Community Comes Together for Family Fun Night at Riverside Elementary School

Image of students at Family Fun NightIt was a colorful, fun-filled night to remember for more than 400 members of the community as Riverside Elementary held their 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos Family Fun Night.

The event included food trucks, Mariachi singing, dancing performances, and a special performance from the school’s very own 5th grade student, Kaylee Bucio. There was also a pumpkin decorating contest, games and activities, light trick or treating, multiple themed photo booths, and of course, an Ofrenda display.

Congratulations to everyone involved in making Family Fun Night such a success and a huge thanks to the Riverside PTA for putting on this amazing event!