Name Selected for New Elementary School in South Jordan

Aerial photo of Aspen Elementary

Courtesy: Aaron Baker

Thank you to everyone who helped in the naming process for the new elementary school in South Jordan by participating in an online survey suggesting names and narrowing the field.

The name selected for the new school is Aspen Elementary School. The Board of Education unanimously approved the name last night. Aspen Elementary will open for the 2021-22 school year.

Principal Suzanne Williams says she is thrilled with the name and has already hired many amazing teachers and staff dedicated to preparing students for success. Principal Williams is excited to move forward with opening the school and having students choose school colors and a mascot in the fall.

Jordan School District is excited about the educational opportunities and new traditions which will be established at Aspen Elementary School!

Students Send Hospitalized Veterans Special Valentine’s Day Surprise

Picture of Valentine's Day CardsSome Jordan School District online first grade students decided to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year and what they did truly came from the heart. The students and their families came together and designed, colored and created homemade Valentine’s Day cards with special messages of kindness to brighten the day of hospitalized veterans.

At Monte Vista Elementary the students made almost 200 Valentines which were delivered to the VA Hospital in time for Valentine’s Day and the cards were a big hit among the veterans who received them.

We are proud of these kind students and their families for creating kind messages from the heart this Valentine’s Day.

Eastlake Students Have Fun Celebrating Start of the New Lunar Year

Students performing the "Dragon Dance"It was a colorful celebration from classroom to classroom as students at Eastlake Elementary School celebrated the start of the New Lunar Year which begins on February 12. This is the Year of the Ox, an animal that symbolizes diligence, determination and honesty in Chinese culture.

Eastlake Elementary is a dual immersion school where students are learning to be fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Middle School Principals Receive State Recognition

Congratulations to two of our amazing middle school principals who were recently honored by the Utah Middle Level Association for their hard work and dedication to students.

Fort Herriman Middle School Principal Eric Price was selected as “Outstanding Administrator” for his leadership and actively promoting middle school reform along with effective middle level practices.

West Jordan Middle School Principal Dixie Garrison was named recipient of the “Peggy Lee Rowland Award” for her demonstrated level of service, integrity and leadership in middle level education. Ms. Garrison was also recognized for pursuing opportunities to bring success to middle school students.

The Ron McBride Foundation was recognized for making a significant contribution to middle level education.

Congratulations to the deserving recipients!

Copper Hills High School Madrigals Selected to Perform Concert for Utah Music Teachers

Group photo of the CHHS MadrigalsIt was a unique opportunity for some very talented students and their teacher at Copper Hills High School. The CHHS madrigals auditioned to perform a full 30-minute concert at the Utah Music Educator Association’s Mid-Winter Conference. The audition was a success and the madrigals were selected to perform the concert. However, due to COVID-19 the conference was held virtually. So, the madrigals, directed by Marc Taylor recorded the concert which was then broadcast to all music teachers in the State of Utah. It was not only fun for students but an honor to perform on a statewide stage.

Congratulations CHHS madrigals on an amazing performance!