Warm Protective Ponchos Are Gift From The Heart for Kauri Sue Hamilton Students

Students holding ponchosIt was a labor of love for some Copper Hills High students as they used their sewing skills to make ponchos for students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School.

Julie Gambles’ Apparel Design and Production II class used their talents to create the functional, much-needed ponchos to help protect Kauri Sue Hamilton students from rain, sleet and snow when they are outside, traveling from home to school and back home again.

Sometimes the Kauri Sue students can’t wear coats when they are outside, so the ponchos are easy to slip on and then off when they get to school

Some of the Copper Hills High students sewed personal messages into the ponchos like ‘Made With Love,’ and ‘Always Be Happy.’

Thanks to everyone involved in this wonderful poncho project including Hilda Lloyd with Jordan School District’s Educational Support Services.

Students Receive Civics Lesson During a Bus Tour of South Jordan City

South Jordan City officials talk with kids during a bus tour. South Jordan City leaders gave students from across Jordan School District a lesson in civics during a day-long bus tour of the city. On the bus, students heard about a range of topics concerning local government from fire officials, civil engineers and law enforcement. South Jordan City Mayor Dawn Ramsey also rode along with the students and explained how each department plays a role in everyday life for the residents of the city. She’s hoping the experience will get students interested in city government and volunteering.

Thank you, South Jordan City, for hosting such informative bus tour for the students of Jordan District.

Bluffdale Elementary Students Turn City Hall into a Constitutional Courtroom

Bluffdale City Hall played host to a constitutional debate as a part of Bluffdale Elementary’s “We the People” program. Students from Ms. Fisher’s 5th-grade class broke into three teams to debate the meaning and intention of the founding fathers when they were writing the U.S. Consitution. Community leaders including Unified Police Department Chief of Police, Jason Mazuran, and Bluffdale Mayor Derk Timothy along with others helped judge the student’s arguments.

Great job Ms. Fisher’s 5th-grade class on an informative and well thought out program.

Jordan Education Foundation Brings Community Together to Honor Outstanding Educators and Students

Winners of Jordan Education Foundation's awards take a group photo. It was a night to remember for some amazing educators and students in Jordan School District as the Jordan Education Foundation, business leaders and members of the community came together to honor them.

Outstanding Educator of the Year awards were given to 18 teachers and one principal, recognizing the hard work and dedication of the deserving recipients.

Scholarships were also awarded to six students who have shown great strength, character and commitment to education and finding a path to graduation despite some challenging roadblocks along the way.

Congratulations to the following scholarship winners and Outstanding Educators of the Year.

  • Savanna Suess, Bingham High School
  • Mechelle Rodriguez, Copper Hills High School
  • Kyle Gabrielsen, Herriman High School
  • Taevian Carson, Riverton High School
  • Jonah Burton, Valley High School
  • Alex Luna, West Jordan High School

Outstanding Educators of the Year

  • Joshua Brothers, Copper Hills High School
  • Erin Clelland, Sunset Ridge Middle School
  • Emma Cisneros, Fort Herriman Middle School
  • Melissa Lowry, Foothills Elementary School
  • Bego Rodriquez, Herriman Elementary School
  • Carol Ramsay, Silver Crest Elementary School
  • Michelle Poteki, Rose Creek Elementary School
  • Eric Noyes, South Hills Middle School
  • Natalie Smith, Kauri Sue Hamilton School
  • Mary Garcia, Southland Elementary School
  • Mallory Morrill, South Jordan Elementary School
  • Jennifer Robinson, Eastlake Elementary School
  • Haley McCall, Welby Elementary School
  • Anthony Martinez, Terra Linda Elementary School
  • Katlyn Jarvis, Columbia Elementary School
  • Andrea Breitling, Westland Elementary School
  • Melinda Fatani, Valley High School
  • Candice Pedersen, Riverton Elementary School
  • Ronna Hoffman, Riverside Elementary School

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Riverton High Principal is Huntsman Excellence in Education Award Winner

Principal Carolyn Gough poses with her parents.
Congratulations to Riverton High School Principal Carolyn Gough who is a proud recipient of the prestigious Huntsman Excellence in Education Award. Karen Huntsman and Jennifer Huntsman Parkin, along with teachers, staff and District Administrators surprised Ms. Gough with the award this morning. Carolyn’s parents were also on hand for the surprise.

Colleagues responsible for the nomination say Carolyn Gough motivates teachers to improve their teaching practices, content knowledge and student interaction in order to be the best educators possible. They say her priority is student learning with a focus on student well-being – Ms. Gough is present in her school constantly visiting classrooms, attending after-school activities, being involved in student assemblies, with a focus on taking care of all students.

The Huntsman Excellence in Education Awards were established to reward bright and capable individuals working in Utah’s public schools. By celebrating these individuals, the awards seek to inspire current educators and to rekindle interest in the teaching profession among young people.

Eleven winners are selected each year in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Utah’s public school system and each receives $10,000, donated by the Huntsman family.

Thank you, Carolyn Gough, for your hard work and dedication to Riverton High School, the education of ‘Every Child, Every Day’ and Jordan School District.

We are grateful to the Huntsman family for their commitment to honoring outstanding educators!