Thank You to Our Military Veterans

Students in Verterans Day assemblyJordan School District students, teachers and staff extend our sincere thanks to military veterans on this Veterans Day. We are proud of your service and sacrifice making the many freedoms we enjoy every single day possible. We honor you today and every day.

Elk Meadows Elementary Students Witness Rare Solar Event

Student looking at Mercury through telescopeIt was an exciting morning for some students at Elk Meadows Elementary School. Thanks to 6th grade teacher Rebecca Rendell, they were able to watch Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system, transit the sun. Using telescopes with solar filters, the students were able to watch as Mercury slowly passed directly in front of the sun as a small black dot crossing the sun’s face. The entire transit of Mercury across the sun took about 5 ½ hours. The last transit of Mercury was in 2016. The next one won’t be until 2032.

Thanks to great teachers like Mrs. Rendell for giving students this amazing educational opportunity.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: A Birds Eye View of New Elementary School Progress in West Jordan

Good fall weather is helping crews to make some significant progress on the construction of the new elementary school in West Jordan. Right now, brickwork is almost finished and crews continue to concentrate on the roof installation. They are framing the interior walls while electricians and plumbers start their work. It is a hub of activity as everyone races to get as much done as possible before the snow flies.

The new elementary school is located at 8860 S. 6400 West in West Jordan and is scheduled to open in the 2020-21 school year. It is the same design as the new Ridge View Elementary School in Herriman.

Enjoy this birds-eye look compliments of drone pilot Aaron Baker.

Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Mountain Ridge High Students, Staff and Community

Students with Mike HaynesIt was a night to show appreciation and say thanks to everyone who came together supporting and welcoming the new Mountain Ridge High School into the communities it now serves. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford told those who gathered that as students and staff begin establishing new and lasting traditions at Mountain Ridge, we must never forget that the school belongs to the community. Mr. Dunford recognized prior Board members for paving the way for construction of Mountain Ridge which was built at a 17% cost savings, on time and under budget. He thanked everyone for their role in building the school and congratulated students and the community for embracing Mountain Ridge and taking pride in being ‘Sentinel Strong.’

A special thanks to State Board of Education and Jordan Education Foundation Board Member, Mike Haynes for delivering the dedication speech.