Generous Donation Brings Christmas to Utah Kids

Larry H. Miller Charities donating a check to the Jordan Education Foundation.

Thank you, Larry H. Miller Charities for your very generous donation to the Jordan Education Foundation’s 5th annual Christmas for Kids event. This donation will allow hundreds of students to go on a free shopping spree at Gordmans right before the holidays.

This year that means a special Christmas for 325 students across Jordan School District who might otherwise go without. If you would like to volunteer, chaperone or donate money to this worthy cause, please go to

Christmas for Kids Saturday, December 15th 7 to 11 am

‘Pathways to Professions’ Career and Technical Education Showcase

‘Pathways to Professions’ Career and Technical Education Showcase is happening today and tomorrow at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. Over 100 industry experts are giving the public a hands-on look at career opportunities here in Utah. Some students at the CTE Pathways Expo might even be awarded an internship or even hired on the spot.

The Expo wraps up at 7 PM on Tuesday, Oct 16th and reopens Wednesday, Oct 17th from 8:30 AM to 2 PM at 9575 S. State Street in Sandy. More information can be found at

Suicide Prevention: Raising Children in Challenging Times

Scott Poland Speaks on Suicide PreventionParents throughout Jordan School District gathered for an educational workshop presented by Dr. Scott Poland, a nationally recognized expert on school safety and suicide prevention.

The presentation focused on raising children in challenging times and how to better connect and communicate with them. Dr. Poland addressed many concerns about youth suicide, risks and protective factors.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Dedicated Educators Drive CTE Success

Career and Technical Education courses give students a head start on the path to successful careers, often with the opportunity to earn college credit in high school. Jordan School District now offers 25 CTE courses at our JATC campuses.

The programs are successful in large part due to dedicated educators and JSD has some of the very best. We are proud of our latest award-winning CTE teachers.

  • Melinda Mansouri, Web and Mobile App Design Teacher, (JATC South) is Teacher of the Year for the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education. Ms. Mansouri is the author of the Advanced Website Creation Curriculum for Utah, a new course that is being added to the CTE course listings. She is described as a teacher who inspires students to be their very best every day.
  • Sue Taylor, Dental Assisting Teacher, (JATC North) is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner for the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education. Ms. Taylor was recognized for her outstanding contributions and service to CTE and her approach of returning to the basics, focusing on dental lab work.

Congratulation to these amazing educators!

Melinda Mansouri & Sue Taylor

Fun Fact Friday: Tax Rates

Did you know that different school districts levy different rates for taxes? A school district’s tax levy is significantly impacted by the commercial tax base within its boundaries – the more businesses, the more money coming into a school district. Districts with a strong established commercial tax base can levy a much lower tax rate. For the past several years, Jordan’s tax rate has been below the state average.Tax Rate Comparison Chart