FUN FACT FRIDAY: Local Rotary Clubs Recognize High School Students Who Serve

Picture of award winnerEach month the West Jordan and South Jordan Rotary Clubs celebrate a male and female high school seniors attending Bingham, Copper Hills, and West Jordan High Schools for contributing to the community through service and involvement. The Miner, Grizzly, and Jaguar of the Month Program has recognized seniors for many years. Rotarians around the world donate many hours to improving the lives of others and our local clubs wish to reward students who also have the spirit of giving. At the end of the school year, one male and one female are selected from each school to receive a $1,000 scholarship for college.

Thank you to the following students for working hard in school and around the community in service and leadership.

  • January:
    • West Jordan High School – Alexa Payeur
    • Bingham High School – Adrienne Thomas and Wyatt Marx
    • Copper Hills High School – Grace Bramlage and Jackson McKenna
  • February:
    • West Jordan High School – Tattianna Ciske and Brayden Overby
    • Bingham High School – Mitchelle Vallejo and Andrew Bennett
    • Copper Hills High School – Persephone Bingaman and Eric Brands
    • Congratulations to these amazing high school students who find opportunities to serve their communities.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Oquirrh Elementary Principal Honored as “Community Leader of the Year”

Picture of Shauna WorthingtonShe created something called “The Cereal Project” in an effort to make sure children at her school would have breakfast over the winter break each year. This year, Oquirrh Elementary School Principal Shauna Worthington, with the help of community volunteers, collected, wrapped and distributed more than 15,000 boxes of cereal for students at 17 schools in Jordan School District.

That is just one reason why Ms.Worthington was recently honored by the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals as “Community Leader of the Year.” The award recognizes principals who are involved in outside activities and in bringing community activities into school. Principal Worthington has a heart of gold and her giving spirit makes a difference in the lives of her students every single day.

Congratulations, Ms. Worthington! Keep up the wonderful work supporting students and breaking breakfast cereal records every holiday season!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Congratulation to Our Award-Winning Principals

Each year the Jordan Association for Elementary School Principals (JAESP) recognizes leadership qualities that contribute to educational success in our schools. They award outstanding principals, who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions in seven different categories.

Join us in congratulating the following honorees:

  • Foothills Elementary Principal, Cherie Wilson – Innovator
  • Eastlake Elementary Principal, Suzie Williams – Instructional Leader
  • Oquirrh Elementary Principal, Shauna Worthington – Community Leader
  • Bastian Elementary Principal, Amanda Edwards – Principal Mentor
  • Elk Meadows Elementary Principal, Tiffany Smith – Rookie
  • West Jordan Elementary Principal, Jennifer Ludlow – Student Advocate
  • Riverside Elementary Principal, Ronna Hoffman – National Distinguished Principal

We are proud of these amazing administrators and value the important work they do for students every single day!

JSD High Schools Among Best in State Drill Competition

Picture of State 6A Drill CompetitionCongratulations to Jordan School District Drill Teams, coaches and supportive parents. Their hard work and dedication paid off last weekend at the 6A state championships in Orem.

The Bingham High School Minerettes captured first-place, Herriman High School Mustangs second-place and Copper Hills High School Azurettes fourth-place.

Here are the final team results and individual dance results.

  • Team standings
    1. Bingham
    2. Herriman
    3. Layton
    4. Copper Hills
    5. Davis
  • Military
    1. Bingham
    2. Layton
    3. Copper Hills
    4. Herriman
    5. Pleasant Grove
  • Dance
    1. Bingham
    2. Layton
    3. Herriman
    4. Copper Hills
    5. Pleasant Grove
  • Character
    1. Herriman
    2. Davis
    3. Copper Hills
    4. Bingham
    5. Layton

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Prestigious UASSP Award for Oquirrh Hills Middle Assistant Principal

Picture of Audrey Fish and awardPlease join us in congratulating Oquirrh Hills Middle School Assistant Principal Audrey Fish who is Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Utah! Assistant principals from all over Utah were competing for the prestigious award in a vigorous nomination and interview process conducted by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals (UASSP).

Audrey Fish began her career teaching biology, aerobics, weight training, and PE. Mrs. Fish was recognized by UASSP as a reflective practitioner who works hard to keep up with research and enjoys attending and leading professional development because she is always looking for ways to improve her practice. Her passion for mindfulness, social emotional learning, restorative practices, and instructional coaching has strengthened school culture for students and staff at Oquirrh Hills Middle School.

We are extremely proud of the passion, professionalism and dedication Mrs. Fish brings to students, teachers and staff at Oquirrh Hills Middle.

Congratulations, Mrs. Fish! Thank you to the UASSP for helping everyone recognize and celebrate amazing educators.