Each year the Jordan Education Foundation receives hundreds of nominations, people sharing stories about hard working and pretty amazing classified employees throughout Jordan School District. Narrowing the field down to the top six is a difficult task, but this year’s winners have been selected.
Here are the 2018 Jordan Education Association Outstanding Classified Employees.
- Connie Robinson, Head Administrative Assistant, Butterfield Canyon Elementary School
- Leland Taylor, Head Custodian, Herriman Elementary School
- Shannon Hickman, Instructional Support Technician, Riverton High School/Information Systems
- Lola Wilson, Registrar, Oquirrh Hills Middle School
- Mark Butterfield, Head Custodian, Bluffdale Elementary School
- Lori Perkins, Nutrition Manager, Copper Hills High School
It is that time of year when thousands of students are anxiously preparing for high school graduation. In Jordan School District there are 3,638 seniors making plans to bid high school a fond farewell and graduate on to new adventures academically and in pursuit of future careers.
Here is a list of our high school graduation dates, times and locations.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!
Jordan School District has the largest fleet of CNG school buses in the State of Utah and that is having a big impact on air quality and the battle against bad air and pollution.
The District’s transition to CNG school buses is drawing statewide attention. The Salt Lake County Health Department has presented Jordan with the first-ever ‘Air Quality Ally’ award. It is an opportunity to recognize people and entities in the community making specific, tangible efforts to improve air quality in Salt Lake County. Mayor Ben McAdams was on hand to present the award to Transportation Director Herb Jensen and Board of Education President Janice Voorhies and Board member Marilyn Richards.
The District owns a total of 111 CNG buses, which emit 40 to 86% less particulate matter into the air compared to old diesel buses. And the fuel savings are huge. After a .50 cent federal rebate on every gallon of natural gas used in our CNG buses, there are times we pay nothing to fuel a CNG bus. That’s because compressed natural gas is just .50 cents to $1.00 a gallon.
It was a packed room full of some pretty amazing and hard-working volunteers and educators at the most recent Jordan School District Board of Education meeting. That’s because Region 6 PTA Director, Dawn Ramsey was there to present the 2018 Region 6 PTA Awards. It is a very impressive list of incredible people. Congratulations to the deserving award recipients!
Here are the categories and the winners:
- Support Staff
- Ruth Moore – Secretary, Copper Canyon Elementary School
- Debbie Cone – Custodian, Herriman High School
- Jodi Derrick – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- PTA Involvement
- Kristine Hanks – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
- Marinda Jelinek – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- Diane Stanley – Herriman High School
- Spirit of PTA
- Sheri Mattle – South Jordan Middle School
- Pam VanWagoner – Riverton High School
- Amy Stephens – Rose Creek Elementary School
- Courtnie Widerburg – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- Spirit of Inclusivity
- Todd Hougaard – Jordan Ridge Elementary School, Acceptance Day
- Steve James and Jodee Packer – Bingham High School, Grad Night
- Casey Pehrson – Herriman High School, School Psychologist
- Utah PTA Development Award
- Sheri Mattle and Krystal Hansen – Bingham High School, Color Me Miner Fun Run
- Outstanding Volunteer
- Christine Esplin – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
- Beth Kunz – Riverton High School
- Shilo Wilson – Bluffdale Elementary School
- Brittney Eldredge – Herriman High School
- Lucretia Shatzer – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- Outstanding Educator
- Michael Henriksen – Riverton High School
- Jessica Lord – Herriman High School
- Kristy Johansen – Copper Canyon Elementary School
- Joseph Milkanin – Jordan Ridge Elementary School
- Norlene Hamann – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- Ryan Erwin – South Hills Middle School
- Annette Huff – Mountain Shadows Elementary School
- Outstanding School Administrator
- James Birch – Herriman High School
- Dr. Tiffany Cooke – Bluffdale Elementary School
Ground will soon be broken for three new schools in Jordan School District. They are part of the six schools promised in the voter-approved 2016 bond.
- A new middle school in Bluffdale will be 187,000 sq. ft. and similar to the West Jordan Middle rebuild design. This school will open in the 2020-21 school year.
- A new elementary school in Bluffdale will be 75,000 sq. ft. and the same design as Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Schools. This school will open in the 2019-20 school year.
- A new elementary school in Herriman will be 75,000 sq. ft. and the same design as Bastian and Golden Fields Elementary Schools. This school will open in the 2019-20 school year.
Construction continues on three other schools with work ahead of schedule and under budget. A new high school in Herriman, a new middle school in South Jordan and a rebuild of West Jordan Middle School. All three of these schools will open in the 2019-20 school year.
Two schools are opening a year earlier than projected at the time of the bond election – the new high school in Herriman and the new middle school in Bluffdale.
Collectively, bond projects are coming in under budget and all money saved will be used to purchase land for future new school construction in other areas of the District.
New High School in Herriman
Rebuild of West Jordan Middle School
New Middle School in South Jordan