It was a special night as the Jordan School District Board of Education recognized and honored members of the 2021 class of retirees. The Board sponsored a special drive-through recognition for the retirees complete with personal greetings, gifts, certificates and wishing those who attended the very best of luck in the next chapter of their lives. An Elk Ridge Middle School student Jazz group helped celebrate by sharing their musical talents as retirees stopped by.
Congratulations and thank you to our retirees for the many years of service! Your hard work serving students throughout Jordan School District has made a lasting impression on young lives. Best of luck in your retirement.
Please join us in congratulating West Jordan City Police Chief Ken Wallentine who is being recognized by D.A.R.E. America as Administrator of the Year. Chief Wallentine was honored for his work in bringing the D.A.R.E. program back to elementary schools in West Jordan and supporting officers engaging with students on a regular basis. D.A.R.E. educates students on leading lives free from substance abuse, violence and other dangerous behaviors. It helps officers develop trust with students and promotes self-esteem in young people.
Congratulations, Chief Wallentine. Thank you, D.A.R.E. officers for supporting students in our schools.
Sixth grade students at Eastlake Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a friendly tournament of Wiffle ball against the school’s faculty. For weeks the students have been practicing to prepare for the game. Superintendent Anthony Godfrey was on hand to throw out the opening pitch of the game. In the final inning, the score was tied up at 16-16, but the Eastlake staff hit a home run to win the game.
What a fun way to send off 6th grade students as they end their last year at Eastlake Elementary School.
It was an end of the school year activity that left some staff members at Southland Elementary School super soaked from head to toe. The school’s PTO went to work and built a dunk tank for “Super Field Day” at Southland. Then, several teachers along with Principal Jackson prepared to be dunked, while the custodian dressed up as Mr. Mop Head, something the students absolutely loved. The dunk tank participants sat while students took turns throwing bean bags hoping to dump big buckets of water on them. Thanks to the Southland PTO and daring dunk tank participants like Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Jakositz and Mr. Bench, the custodian, for helping to make “Super Field Day” so fun!
Some Southland Elementary School students received a first-hand lesson in civics and government recently when Riverton City Mayor Trent Staggs agreed to join the class virtually. Mrs. Stout, a third-grade teacher, invited the mayor to participate in a virtual question and answer session to help her students who were studying government. The students prepared questions for Mayor Staggs and he was kind enough to answer all of them. Mr. Staggs told the class about his job as Mayor and about the workings of Riverton City government.
Thank you, Mayor Staggs, for spending time with students and supporting their education.