Calm Room at Bingham High Helps to Focus on Student Wellness Every Day

It is a peaceful place located just outside Bingham High School’s counseling center. School leaders celebrated the official opening of the “Calm Room” this week. It is a room which provides space for students to reset and adjust during the school day. Students check in with a wellness attendant and then are given access to the room for up to 10 minutes. The room is a perfect example of Bingham High’s prioritization of student well-being, along with academics and physical activity.

The “Calm Room” was made possible, in part, thanks to a grant from the Cook Center for Human Connection.

Thanks to everyone involved for making student health and wellness a priority.

Explore New Opportunities at the Chamber West Community Job Fair

Job Fair flyerAre you looking for an internship, a job, or a new career? Join us for the ChamberWest Community Job Fair on Thursday, September 28, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Granger High School, 3580 South 3600 West, West Valley City. There will be more than 85 top employers in various industries looking to hire employees and/or interns, with some doing on the spot hiring. There is NO COST to participate. Come dressed for success! (Business Casual attire)

Jordan School District students can get more information by contacting their school’s Counseling Center.

More details about the Job Fair can also be found at

South Valley Students Over the Moon Sharing Happy, Fun Times at Homecoming Dance

It was a night to remember for South Valley students who gathered for their own homecoming dance. The theme of the dance was “Harvest Moon.” Max Brown, a student at South Valley, was the amazing DJ providing a variety of music for students on the dance floor. There was also a homecoming picture booth and refreshments. Stylists from Taylor Andrews Academy in West Jordan provided free hair and makeup for students attending the dance.

Congratulations to the entire South Valley School team for making such magical moments and memories for students!

Copper Hills High School HOSA Holding Largest Blood Drive in the Nation

Copper Hills HOSA Students Copper Hills High School’s HOSA club and ARUP Blood Services are hosting a Blood Drive on Sept. 20 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. This blood drive is open to all community members who meet the following requirements. 

To donate blood, you need to be:

  • 18 years or older 
  • No tattoos or piercings within the last three months 
  • Not been out of the country within the last three months
  • Not currently sick 

If you are a current student at Copper Hills High School, you must bring a signed parent permission slip to the blood drive and sign up for a time slot on the following link.

Parents and community members don’t need appointments. Please check in at the front office when you arrive at the school. 

South Hills Middle School Tiger Squad Walking to Save Lives and Lift Others

Tiger SquadThey are kind, caring, and determined to spread hope throughout the community. The South Hills Middle School Hope Squad participated with other community members in the annual “Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.” They walked hoping to bring suicide awareness and prevention to the community, encouraging everyone to be trained in awareness and recognizing signs for prevention.

During the “Out of the Darkness” event, students and teachers were able to meet with
community mental health resources like SafeUT, the Hope Squad booth, Valley Behavioral
Health, and Promise to Live. They learned about all the options available to anyone who is in need and the students reached their goal of gathering more than 100 signatures on a South Hills community banner showing support for their work and bringing awareness to the forefront.

Hope Squad members take great pride in helping to make a difference in their community. Sarah Carter said “I like that no one ever makes fun of me for being willing to participate in the Hope Squad here, and that everyone was willing to sign the poster and wanted to learn about what we are doing here in our school’s Hope Squad.” Nolan Astin, another Hope Squad member, said “This event is a place where everyone gets to speak their mind and not be judged by what they say or how they feel. “

Congratulations to this amazing group of students and teachers working so hard to bring awareness and prevention in an effort to lift others and save lives.