FUN FACT FRIDAY: Copper Hills High Principal is Huntsman Award Winner!

Karen Huntsman and Todd QuarnbergIt is a day that Copper Hills High Principal Todd Quarnberg will never forget. That’s because Mr. Quarnberg received a very prestigious award, presented to a select group of educators each year.

Karen Huntsman was at Copper Hills High bright and early to announce that Todd Quarnberg is a recipient of the 2018 Hunstman Awards for Excellence in Education. The awards program, started in 1993, recognizes outstanding educators and volunteers who work in publicly funded Utah schools. The winners were selected among nominees in four categories: teacher, administrator, volunteer and special education teacher. Each award includes a check for $10,000 from the Huntsman family known for their philanthropy.

Congratulations Principal Quarnberg! Thanks for caring about young people and inspiring them to be their best every day.

Kauri Sue Hamilton School Receives Generous Donation From Mayor Staggs

Mayor Trent Staggs presents check to KSH Principal Rita BouillonSometimes, slow and steady wins the race. But in the case of a donation the Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton recently received, slow and steady means more generosity!

Last month, the Riverton Half Marathon wound its way through the city with over 300 participants. As a way to salute the students at Kauri Sue Hamilton and help the school purchase some much-needed supplies, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs decided to donate $5 for each person who beat him to the finish line in the half marathon.

As a result, Mayor Staggs donated $1,255 to the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. What a kind-hearted gift!

Thank you to Mayor Staggs for thinking about all the students at Kauri Sue Hamilton and for your wonderful donation. It is truly appreciated by the staff and students at the school!

Students, Teachers and Staff Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut

Students participate in Great Shakeout-under desksEarthquake drills were conducted in schools and buildings throughout Jordan School District with students, teachers and staff practicing how to drop, cover and hold on to be safe. It was a part of The Great Utah ShakeOut where Utahn’s around the state prepared to be ready in case of a major earthquake. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make the drills happen and to everyone in JSD who participated!

High School Artists Display Their Outstanding Artwork

2-D art from Jordan School District Art ShowTalented artists throughout Jordan School District have been showcasing their works of art at the High School Art Show at the West Jordan City Library during the month of April.

The show featured thought-provoking 2-D, 3-D and photographic pieces created by outstanding students from Bingham, Copper Hills, Herriman, Riverton and West Jordan High Schools.

People’s Choice Award:
Alejandro Duran – Bingham for ‘Koi’

Best of Show winners were:
Grace Davis – Bingham for ‘The Unspeakable’ (2-D Category)
Gavin Sullivan – Copper Hills for ‘Life is Cyclical’ (3-D Category)
Hannah Clay – West Jordan for ‘Unbarbed’ (Photography Category)

Award of Excellence winners were:
Kaitlyn Thorpe – Copper Hills for ‘Beautiful Balance’
Grace Davis – Bingham for ‘Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself’
Gabe Geisler – Herriman for ‘Grafitti Rat (mouse)’
Dustin Duong – Copper Hills for ‘Love Nest’
Julia Gates – Riverton for ‘Colorful Samantha’
Baylee Taylor – Copper Hills for ‘Shape-Shifter’
Lauren Sam – Herriman for ‘Juice E. Juice’

Congratulations to all the artists who showcased their brilliant works of art! Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook featuring some of the pieces recently on display at the West Jordan City Library.

Foothills Elementary Community Coming Together in Kindness and Caring

Foothills principal Cherie Wilson on ABC 4Throughout the year Foothills Elementary students have been getting ready to celebrate their ‘Kindness Week’ by doing nice things at school, treating each other with kindness and respect. This Saturday, (April 21) the entire community will come together to support ‘Comcast Cares Day’ at the school. Families will do little jobs to make Foothills shine inside and out. In addition, there will be STEM related projects for students to be involved in during the event.

Foothills invites anyone interested to join in this fun event to spread kindness and caring in the community and benefit Foothills Elementary. If you haven’t already registered through the school, you can sign up the day of the event. Registration is from 7 – 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Foothills Elementary. Breakfast will be served with activities to follow.

To learn more about Comcast Cares Day, watch this ABC4 interview featuring Foothills Elementary School principal, Cherie Wilson.