National Recognition for Copper Hills High Physics Teacher

Picture of Cameron VongsawadThe Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the creation of a new award program called PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. The award is designed to highlight the impact of recent graduates from physics teacher preparation programs in the classroom. Each of the winners was nominated by the PhysTEC member college/institution from which they graduated.

Copper Hills High Physics teacher, Cameron Vongsawad is one of ten state winners selected from across the nation. Mr. Vongsawad was nominated by Brigham Young University. We congratulate this outstanding professional for his contributions to students at Copper Hills High and physics education.

Principals Gather In Summer Project To Help Feed Hungry Students

Principals filling snack bagsThey came together in a labor of love to make sure children don’t go hungry this school year. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Jordan Education Foundation, principals from every one of the 57 schools in Jordan School District worked as a team to package food that will stock our Principal Pantries. The principals and other District leaders, along with members of the Jordan Education Foundation formed assembly lines in the gymnasium at West Hills Middle School filling 1800 food packets and 1800 school day snack packs! Small notes were placed inside each food packet, letting children know they always have someone to turn to in times of need. Charity drives and fundraisers led by students in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the District helped pay for the food through the Jordan Education Foundation.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful act of kindness and caring that will make a big difference in the lives of children.

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Welcome Kindergarten Students!

Teacher taking students to classIt was an exciting day as parents and their children headed to year-round schools for the first day of kindergarten. Teachers were ready and waiting to calm fears and welcome the children into the exciting world of classroom learning and having fun with fellow classmates. We wish the young learners lots of luck as they begin their exciting journey toward graduation in 2031!

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Fun To See Students Excited About Learning!

Elementary school classroom readingStudents, teachers and staff are already hard at work in year-round schools in Jordan School District. The hallways and classrooms are creatively decorated to welcome everyone and inspire student learning at the very highest levels. It is exciting to see students having fun and enjoying time with talented teachers who work so hard throughout the school year to help student’s succeed. Best of luck to everyone!

Students Focus on STEM Careers in Fun Summer Class

Students in summer school STEM classIt was a fun summer of learning for some Jordan School District middle school students. They participated in something called PREP, which is the Prefreshman Engineering Program. West Jordan Middle math teacher Stacy Pierce saw the program, which runs for six weeks over the summer, as a way to introduce students to careers and opportunities in STEM-related fields. Every day started with a career speaker and every Friday the 35 student participants were treated to a field trip to places like Boeing, Rockwell Collins and Utah Valley University. Congratulations to everyone involved in this summer learning program that helped grow young minds over the summer break.