Governor Declares October as “School Principal Recognition Month in Utah”

Collage of JSD Principals Now is a perfect time to reach out and thank your hard-working school principal in Jordan School District. That’s because Governor Gary Herbert has declared October as “School Principal Recognition Month in Utah.”

Throughout the school year, these educators are dedicated to leading students on a path to success. They support and guide quality teachers and staff, creating productive learning environments for our children. Whether it is at an elementary, middle, or high school, our principal’s wear many hats throughout the day and school year. They set the tone for the entire school and work long hours on guiding students to academic success.

Jordan School District joins Governor Herbert in recognizing the many outstanding principals in our schools who, especially during these uncertain times, are working tirelessly on behalf of students, teachers, staff and parents.

Thank you, JSD principals! We appreciate all you do and admire your leadership and dedication to education.

Gov. Gary Herberts Declaration

South Jordan Elementary Students and Staff Show Creativity During Spirit Week

Student dressed up for "Crazy Hair and Jersey Day"It is a special week where students show their creativity and school spirit by dressing up in line with different themes for each day. “Spirit Week” began at South Jordan Elementary School with students, teachers and staff participating in Crazy Hair and Jersey Day. It was a fun start to what will be a week of celebrating South Jordan Elementary school spirit.

We hope you enjoy these photos of some really crazy hairstyles and creativity.

Successful Medal-Winning Bobsled Athlete Inspires Students to Set Goals and Dream Big

Picture of virtual online class Second-grade teacher, Lori Gammon, is always looking for ways to engage her students and make online, virtual learning fun. Recently she did it with the help of someone who has made a career out of racing down a narrow, twisting, ice-covered track in a gravity-powered sleigh at speeds up to 70 miles an hour. Jeremy Holm is a successful, medal-winning Bobsled athlete and he joined Ms. Gammon’s online class to share a message on how to become a champion in life. Mr. Holm told students to never be afraid to have big dreams and goals, to keep looking forward (even in challenging times), to always help others and to remember that even champions make mistakes. Mr. Holm even took students on a virtual ride down the bobsled track in Park City.

Ms. Gammon wanted each student to feel like a champion so she sent everyone a gold medal and certificate hoping to inspire them to follow their dreams, set goals and be successful.

The students are making a huge thank you card for Jeremy Holm to let him know he helped to make virtual learning and a lesson in finding success fun!

Students Launch Huge Project Hoping to Provide Hundreds of Warm Winter Coats to Those in Need During Pandemic

Students and staff stand with donated coatsSome Herriman High School business and marketing, (DECA and FBLA) students are hoping to use the skills they are learning in the classroom to fill a huge need right now – providing warm winter coats for students and families who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic.

What started out as a small coat drive for a local homeless shelter has turned into a much larger effort to provide winter coats for those in need in the communities of Riverton, West Jordan, South Jordan, Herriman, Copperton, and Bluffdale. The coat drive is called “No Cold Kids” and students have even enlisted help from Scheels. The retailer will match every donation to the coat cause. So far, the students have collected about 200 new and gently used coats. However, their goal is to collect at least 800 coats, hoping to bring at least some relief to students and families struggling during difficult times brought on by COVID-19.

Thanks to these amazing Herriman High students for caring about our communities

Antelope Canyon Comes up with Secret Plan to Announce Official School Colors

Students running through colored streamersStudents at the new Antelope Canyon Elementary School in West Jordan thought they were being asked to go outside to participate in a fire drill, but the principal and assistant principal had a secret surprise planned. As soon as everyone was out of the building, they quickly went to work covering every entrance into the building with streamers representing the school’s new colors and pictures of the school’s new mascot, the Pronghorn. When students and staff came back into the building there were shouts of joy as they realized BLUE, GRAY AND WHITE are the official colors of the Antelope Canyon Pronghorns.

Students selected several different color options and then the entire school voted on them. The winning colors appeared to be a big hit as students cheered and applauded when the schoolwide announcement was made to introduce the official colors.

We are excited to see the Antelope Canyon Pronghorns make lasting memories in their amazing new school.