It was a night to show appreciation and say thanks to everyone who came together supporting and welcoming the new Mountain Ridge High School into the communities it now serves. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford told those who gathered that as students and staff begin establishing new and lasting traditions at Mountain Ridge, we must never forget that the school belongs to the community. Mr. Dunford recognized prior Board members for paving the way for construction of Mountain Ridge which was built at a 17% cost savings, on time and under budget. He thanked everyone for their role in building the school and congratulated students and the community for embracing Mountain Ridge and taking pride in being ‘Sentinel Strong.’
A special thanks to State Board of Education and Jordan Education Foundation Board Member, Mike Haynes for delivering the dedication speech.
Everyone is invited to join us as we show our sincere appreciation for community support helping Jordan School District to build and open a number of amazing new schools this year.
We are dedicating four of them in the month of November and will celebrate West Jordan Middle School’s dedication in early spring after completion of the parking lot and fields.
The following new administrative assignments will be effective starting in September (as indicated below). An application for the consultant in Planning & Student Services position (currently held by Travis Hamblin) will be posted at workatjordan.org in the near future. Additional information regarding changes that have been made to the organizational structure will be shared soon.
- New Assignments effective Sept. 16:
- Cody Curtis, principal at Copper Mountain Middle School, appointed Middle School Level Administrator of Schools.
- Stacy Evans, staff assistant in Teaching & Learning, appointed staff assistant in Equity & Compliance.
- Travis Hamblin, consultant in Planning & Student Services, appointed director of Student Services.
- Amy Kinder, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
- Christen Richards-Khong, principal at Bingham High, appointed staff assistant in Teaching & Learning.
- Rodney Shaw, administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, appointed principal at Bingham High School.
- Lauren Peacock, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, appointed principal at Copper Mountain Middle School.
- Raimee Jensen, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed intern assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle School.
- New Assignments effective Sept. 27:
- Michelle Kilcrease, assistant principal at West Hills Middle, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
- Marni Davis, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle School.
It was a team effort that required hard work, endless planning and some sleepless nights but Jordan School District Facility Services managed to do what some are calling the impossible. They opened five brand new schools on time and under budget for the 2019-20 school year. And, the new Mountain Ridge High School opened a year earlier than scheduled.
Board of Education President Bryce Dunford called it a “herculean task” saying the Board stands in awe of their accomplishments.
The facilities team was honored with a plaque and the first-ever JSD Golden Hammer Award.
Congratulations to everyone involved for getting the new schools open, supporting students and education.
If you walk into the brand new Mountain Ridge High School, you will see a flurry of activity right now. Students and parents are preparing for the first day with tours, registration and some are already involved in athletics.
On Wednesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson joined Jordan School District Board of Education members, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey and others on a guided tour of the new school. Already there is a feeling of Sentinel pride throughout the building and Principal Mike Kochevar says students are embracing the idea of being ‘Sentinel Strong.’
The public is invited to an open house Friday, August 16, from 3:30-6:30 followed by the schools’ first home football game, which starts at 7 p.m.