FUN FACT FRIDAY: Summer of Learning For Thousands of JSD Students

Summer School The summer break didn’t mean a break from learning for thousands of students in Jordan School District. That’s because they took advantage of educational opportunities offered throughout the summer including classes in math, science, biology, chemistry, physics and much more. The District also offered summer STEM camps at West Jordan Middle and Oquirrh Hills Middle. In addition, hundreds of students took advantage of the 1700 online courses offered over the summer, along with summer school classes at Valley High School.

Here are the summer numbers.

  • USTAR Course Participants – 1,442 Students
  • Online Course Participants – 700 Students
  • Valley High School Summer School Participants – 421 Students
  • Six Week Pre-Freshman Engineering Program Participants- 35 Students

FUN FACT FRIDAY: New Way to Give Feedback on Food in School Cafeteria’s

Image of menu itemIf you have not used Nutrislice online to check out daily menus at your school, now is the time to start. Nutrislice is a way to access your child’s lunch and breakfast choices from a desktop computer or from your smart phone when you download the free Nutrislice app from the app store. And now you can actually rate the food by giving your feedback – even leave comments. This will allow nutrition services staff to review meals and make adjustments based on your feedback.

Here are some fun features Nutrislice provides:

  • Quick and easy access to daily menus
  • Pictures of meal choices and descriptions
  • Nutrition information along with allergens present in the foods
  • Student and parent feedback, ratings and opportunities to comment on food
  • Carbohydrate information
  • Updated nutrition services news, themed menu days and promotions

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Serving Up Free Summer Meals for Students

Picture of serving free mealsMost schools are now out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean students should go hungry without a decent meal every day. Jordan School District has a summer food service program that is open to anyone in or outside the District. Healthy, balanced meals are being served at five schools from June 4 – August 3, 2018.

We offer breakfast and lunch FREE of charge to children 18 years old and younger.

Adults may purchase meals as well, just $2.00 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch.

This is an opportunity for our neighborhoods to come together and share a meal, it is not based on need or income. Everyone is welcome!

The following sites will be serving free breakfast and lunch:

  • Heartland Elementary School – 1451 W. 7000 South
  • Riverside Elementary School – 8737 S. 1220 West
  • Westvale Elementary School – 2300 W. 8660 South
  • Columbia Elementary School – 3505 W. 7800 South
  • Majestic Elementary School – 7430 S. Redwood Road

Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*No service July 4 and July 24

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Announcing The 2018 Outstanding Classified Employees

Picture of Outstanding Classified EmployeesEach 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