FUN FACT FRIDAY: Five New Schools Set to Open On Time and Under Budget in Jordan School District as 2019-20 School Year Begins

Picture of new school cafeteriaIt has been a race to the finish as crews work to put the finishing touches on five new schools opening in Jordan School District for the 2019-20 school year. Having all the new schools ready to open and welcome students for the first day of school has been a huge undertaking. However, thanks to hard working staff, construction crews and principals who have spent countless hours making sure everything is ready – the doors to all five new schools will open on time and under budget.

The first new school to open is Mountain Ridge High School (Herriman) on Monday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m. This school is opening one year early.

On Tuesday, August 20, Mountain Point (Bluffdale) and Ridge View Elementary Schools (Herriman) open along with Mountain Creek Middle School (South Jordan) and the rebuild of West Jordan Middle School.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: No Increase in JSD School Breakfast or Lunch Costs for Ten Years Running

Once again, there will be no increase in breakfast and lunch costs at Jordan School District schools. For ten years in a row, the District’s Nutrition Services Department has managed to keep costs stable while increasing the quality and nutrition of meals.

Here are the costs for the 2019-20 school year:A student grabs an orange from a food cart.

  • Elementary Breakfast: $0.80
  • Elementary Lunch: $1.75
  • Secondary Breakfast: $1.00
  • Secondary Lunch: $2.00
  • Adults Breakfast: $2.00
  • Adults Lunch $3.30
  • Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
  • Reduced Lunch: $0.40

If you would like to see what is on the menu every day, Nutrislice is a way to access your child’s lunch and breakfast choices from a desktop computer or from your smartphone 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.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Federal Dollars Bring Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to Elementary Students

A students grabs a cup of fresh fruit off a lunch counter. Five Jordan School District Elementary Schools received funding through the ‘Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program’ administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The ‘FFVP’ program provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to all children at elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of raw, unprocessed produce among children. The program also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.

The District was awarded a total of $141,268 for the 2019-2020 school year. The five elementary schools that received the grant are; Columbia, Heartland, Majestic, Oquirrh and Westvale Elementaries. Students will receive fresh fruits and vegetables at least twice a week during the school day as well as an educational lesson on the produce they are eating.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: 2019 Summer Projects in Full Swing

A contractor works in the celling at West Jordan High School. If you visit any number of schools in Jordan School District you will see crews working tirelessly to complete summer projects before students and staff arrive back for a new school year. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Bingham High School Renovation
  • Columbia Elementary School Sidewalk Addition/Parking Lot
  • Transportation Expansion
  • West Jordan High School Counseling Center Renovation and Daycare Center
  • Monte Vista Elementary School Addition
  • Copper Mountain Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Fort Herriman Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Sunset Ridge Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • West Hills Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Herriman High School New Turf on Playing Field
  • Riverton High School Weight Room and Boilers

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Class of 2019 Awarded Millions in Scholarships

Superintendent Johnson talking at a high school graduation.Students in the graduating class of 2019 are embarking on a new chapter in their young lives. Many are headed to colleges, universities and community colleges in Utah and across the United States. This year many of those graduates are also getting a little help along the way in the form of scholarships.

District-wide the class of 2019 was awarded a total of $30,222,126 in scholarships.

Thanks to our dedicated counselors and school leaders who helped students apply for and earn the scholarship money.

Congratulations graduates! Good luck in all your pursuits!