Construction continues to move forward for six new schools in the District. There are changes almost daily thanks to significant progress being made. The new schools were promised in the voter-approved 2016 bond.
Working with Rosamond teachers, students took on activities learning about coding, engineering, buoyancy, among other activities. They even had the opportunity to visit some interesting places through virtual reality!
During each activity, students were able to apply the concepts they have learned from their teachers during the year. And while they had a great time, they also found out that science, technology, engineering and math can be fun!
The proactive approach called ‘Summer of Support’ or S.O.S. will also provides students with lunch and counseling, if a student is struggling with loneliness during the long days of summer.
The program will be held Monday mornings at the school throughout the summer and will be staffed by volunteer teachers and counselors at the school. It is open to any student in the area, not just those who attend West Jordan Middle School.
The West Jordan Fire Department and a valley-wide heavy rescue team will use the buses to simulate dangerous situations where lives are on the line. For example, they will have a rollover scenario where the bus has tipped on its side, use the Jaws of Life and break windows in an effort to rescue victims trapped inside.
This is valuable training that could lead to lives saved in emergency situations on the bus.
Students in the graduating class of 2018 are embarking on a new chapter in their young lives. Many are headed to colleges, universities and community colleges in Utah and across the United States. This year many of those graduates are also getting a little help along the way in the form of scholarships. For example, at Herriman High School alone, 54% of students in the graduating class received a scholarship.
District-wide the class of 2018 was awarded a record setting total of $39,392,996 in scholarships, up from last year’s record of $28,888,084.
Thanks to our dedicated counselors and school leaders who helped students apply for and earn the scholarship money. Congratulations graduates! Good luck in all your pursuits!