Jordan Parent University – New Schools, New Adventures!

Jordan Parent University FlyerPlease join us for the next Jordan Parent University. This event is free and open to the public. This event will help parents prepare their children for change and help foster skills for resilience in any new environment.

  • Moving from elementary to middle school
  • Moving from middle to high school
  • Moving from your current school to a brand new school

McKinley Withers from the Jordan Health & Wellness team will be presenting. Jordan Parent University will be held Thursday, April 11 from 7 – 8 p.m. at South Hills Middle, 13508 S. 4000 West, Riverton.

Names Approved for New Schools

Picture of new schools in BluffdaleIt is an exciting time as four new schools and the rebuild of West Jordan Middle get set to open in the 2019-20 school year.

Now all four new schools have been named. Thank you to everyone who helped in the naming process by participating in an online survey suggesting names and then narrowing the field to choose from. The following are the names just approved by Board members with public input.

  • Mountain Point Elementary School – New Elementary School in Bluffdale
  • Hidden Valley Middle School – New Middle School in Bluffdale
  • Mountain Creek Middle School – New Middle School in South Jordan
  • Ridge View Elementary School – New Elementary School in Herriman

No Snow Day Makeup Day for Students

Dear Parents,

There will be no makeup day for students for the snow day last week.

Last night, the Board of Education unanimously supported a plan to convert the instructional day to a professional development day for teachers. The decision will be ratified at the Board meeting on Feb. 26.

While there will be no makeup day, we want to make students and parents aware of Utah’s collection of free student online-resources provided through the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN). These online resources can enhance student learning at home in a wide variety of subjects.

Utah’s Online Library provides Utah students access to research sources such as newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, and eBooks. UETN also supports various web projects, interactive activities, and digital resources aligned to core curriculum.

To access UETN online library, go to onlinelibrary.uen.org.

Thank you.

New Administrative Assignments for 2019

The following are new administrative assignments for 2019.

  • Assignments effective January 15, 2019:
    • Becky Gerber, consultant in Teaching & Learning – Elementary Language Arts K-6, appointed as a new Administrator of Schools.
    • Meredith Doleac, principal at Monte Vista Elementary School, appointed principal of the new elementary school in Herriman.
    • Nanette Ririe, assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Monte Vista Elementary School.
    • TBD, assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary Schools.
    • Carolyn Bona, principal at Midas Creek Elementary School, appointed principal at the new elementary school in Bluffdale.
    • Megan Cox, assistant principal at Golden Fields and Rose Creek Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Midas Creek Elementary School.
    • TBD, assistant principal at Golden Fields and Rose Creek Elementary Schools.
    • Michael Glenn, principal at Oqurrih Hills Middle School, appointed principal at the new middle school in South Jordan.
    • Donna Hunter, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle School.
    • Sterling Hunt, History/US Government teacher at Herriman High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Rodney Shaw, principal at Fort Herriman Middle School, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning and principal at the new middle school in Bluffdale beginning January 2020.
    • Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School, appointed principal at Fort Herriman Middle School.
    • Aaron Hunter, assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School.
    • Josh Stott, assistant principal in Davis School District, appointed assistant principal at Joel P. Jensen Middle School.
    • Mary Ann Erdmann, consultant in Teaching & Learning, will assume the responsibilities of consultant in Student Intervention Services, replacing G. Norma Villar who is retiring.
    • Paul Bergera, staff assistant in Auxiliary Services, appointed Director of Transportation Services, replacing Herb Jensen who is retiring.
    • Curtis Hagen, assistant principal at Riverton High School, appointed staff assistant in Auxiliary Services.
    • Curtis Jenson, high school principal in Idaho, appointed assistant principal at Riverton High School for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year.
    • Ross Menlove, assistant principal at Silver Crest Elementary School, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, Digital and Blended Learning K-12.
    • Nathan Price, school psychologist in Canyons District, appointed assistant principal at Silver Crest Elementary School.
    • Michelle Lovell, principal at Jordan Hills Elementary School, appointed consultant in Teaching & Learning – Elementary Language Arts K-6.
    • Leilani Brecht, current BYU Clinical Faculty Advisor, appointed principal at Jordan Hills Elementary School.
  • Assignments effective February 11, 2019:
    • Thomas Gatten, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School.
    • Michael Hutchings, assistant principal at Bingham High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Kenneth Damron, intern assistant principal in Granite School District, appointed intern assistant principal at Bingham High School.
  • Assignments effective July 1, 2019:
    • Jenicee Jacobson, assistant principal at Bingham High School, appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High School.
    • Michelle Putnam, assistant principal at West Jordan High School, appointed assistant principal at Bingham High School.
    • Jentry Johnson, exercise science teacher at Copper Hills High School, appointed assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School.
    • Tina Susuico, assistant principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools, appointed principal at Mountain Shadows Elementary School, replacing Annette Huff who is retiring.
    • TBD, Assistant Principal at Elk Meadows and Monte Vista Elementary Schools.
    • Candie Checketts, assistant principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, appointed principal at Rosamond Elementary School, replacing Colleen Wheeler who is retiring.
    • TBD, Assistant Principal at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School.
    • Curtis Jenson, high school principal in Idaho, appointed assistant principal at Oquirrh Hills Middle School, replacing Terry Price who is retiring.
    • Sonja Burton, consultant in Career & Technical Education, appointed principal at JATC – South, replacing Nicole Johnson who is relocating.
    • Rita Bouillon, principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton, appointed principal at South Valley School, replacing Cindy Williams-Mitchell who is retiring.
    • Courtney Titus, consultant in Special Education, appointed principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School.
    • Shelly Davis, principal at Heartland Elementary School, appointed consultant in Special Education.
    • Buddy Alger, assistant principal at Bluffdale Elementary, appointed principal at Heartland Elementary School.
    • Brian King, consultant in Special Education, appointed principal at River’s Edge, replacing Don Link who is retiring.
    • TBD, Consultant in Special Education.
    • Nicholas Hansen, administrator in Human Resources, appointed principal at Golden Fields Elementary School, replacing Kyle Hansen who is retiring.
    • TBD, Human Resources Elementary and Secondary Administrators.