Demolition Begins At West Jordan Middle School

Demolition crews bring down a wall at the Old West Jordan Middle School.For generations of student’s, middle school memories will live on from countless hours spent in the classrooms and hallways of West Jordan Middle School. But after more than 60 years, the oldest school in Jordan School District is being torn down as the new West Jordan Middle School prepares to open on the same property. This week demolition crews began work to bring the old school down, something that will take more than a week. This is a rare event because our schools are built to last for 60 to 70 years. West Jordan Middle has served students and the community well.

The new school, built directly behind the old school, will open in August for the 2019-20 school year.

Crews Hard at Work As New Schools Get Ready to Open

It is a race to the finish line as five new schools get set to open for the 2019-20 school year in Jordan School District.

For example, two schools are under construction in Bluffdale. Mountain Point Elementary is nearly finished, ready to welcome students, teachers and staff in the upcoming school year.

Significant progress has been made on Hidden Valley Middle School in Bluffdale, it will open in the 2020-21 school year.

Enjoy these images of progress on our new schools in Bluffdale.

School Year Comes to a Close For Year-Round Students

Students, teachers and staff in Jordan School District year-round schools are finished for the year and looking forward to some summer fun. At Jordan Ridge and South Jordan Elementary Schools, everyone bid the 6th grade class of 2019 a fond farewell with a clap out. Teachers and younger students lined the halls to high-five 6thgraders and wish them well as they move on to middle school.

We wish all JSD students, teachers and staff a safe, fun and relaxing summer.

Thanks for a great school year!

Bold New Mural to Welcome WJHS Jaguars in the Coming School Year

Ms. Briggs standing next to the mural she painted at West Jordan High School. West Jordan High School wanted something big, bright and bold to welcome students, teachers, staff and others to the Jaguar Jungle as they enter the school in the coming year. So, the school commissioned art teacher Robyn Briggs to paint a mural on a 15 x 20 foot wall in the main entrance of WJHS. The mural took Robyn, with the help of her husband, about four days to complete and the result is a welcome like no other. The finished mural is a sign of Jaguar pride and strength.

Great job, Robyn! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Enjoy this time-lapse of the project from start to finish.

Copper Mountain Middle Student is National Champion in Microsoft Office Specialist Competition

Picture of Kylie and awardKylie DeNiro worked hard in her Business Office Specialist class at Copper Mountain Middle School and now that hard work has paid off on the national stage. Kylie qualified to compete at the U.S. Nationals in Orlando, Florida as part of the Microsoft Office Specialist competition. Kylie was successful, winning 3rd place for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013. Her Copper Mountain Middle Business Office Specialist teacher, Brian Thompson, says this is a great honor for a great student and the certification helps students like Kylie in higher education and career pursuits.

Across the United Sates, more than 365,000 students entered one of six competition tracks by submitting a qualified, passing score on one of the Microsoft Office Specialist Word, Excel or PowerPoint exams.

South Jordan Middle School students Trisha Teeples and Mindy Hoang were named Utah Champions.  They earned the right to compete in MS Word 2013 but did not place in the top three at nationals.

Congratulations to these amazing students!