Telarus Employees Help to Keep Kids from Going Hungry

Picture of Telarus employees donating weekend food packsEmployees of Telarus recently took time out of their busy schedules hoping to help keep hundreds of Jordan School District students from going hungry on weekends. The telecommunications company, located in Sandy, rallied behind a project with a goal of putting 1000 weekend food packs together for elementary school students in need. The food packs were delivered to Principal’s Pantries at three JSD elementary schools where they will have a big impact. We are so grateful to Telarus employees for their generosity, looking out for students in need.

Thank you, Telarus, for the following food pack donations:

  • 300 Weekend Packs to Columbia Elementary
  • 200 Weekend Packs to Heartland Elementary
  • 500 Weekend Packs to Terra Linda Elementary

Lunar New Year Celebration Immersed Students in Chinese Culture

A group of students dancing on stageEastlake Elementary School celebrated the year of the rat with a school-wide Lunar New Year event. The celebration immersed Eastlake students in the art, culture and language of China. During the festivities, students sang songs in Chinese, dressed up in costumes and performed traditional dances. Eastlake is a dual language immersion school, where students spend half their day learning English and the other half Mandarin.

Eastlake students and teachers, thank you for the excellent performance.

Please Join Us for Jordan Parent University

Please join us for the upcoming Jordan Parent University. This event is free and open to the public and is focused on teens, opioids and vaping. Find out what parents need to know about the serious dangers threatening student safety and hear from experts about combating the growing crisis in our communities.

Jordan Parent University will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mountain Ridge High, 14100 S. Sentinel Ridge Blvd. in Herriman See you there!

Jordan School District Students Successful in FIRST LEGO League Competition

Picture of students in LEGO competitionA number of Jordan School District students showcased their knowledge and creativity finding success in a recent FIST LEGO League qualifier. The teams represented students from Ridge View, Welby and Monte Vista Elementary Schools along with Elk Ridge and South Jordan Middle School students.

The Robo Vipers won 1st place in Robot Design and will now move on to the state competition at Weber State University.

The e-LEMON-ators won 1st place in Core Values and will also compete at the state competition.

The Robotic Raptors won 2nd place in Robot Design.

Congratulations to these amazing students! We are very proud of all the hard work they have put into their projects and computer programming so far this school year.

Southland STEAM Night Fun and Educational for Families

Students doing STEAM activityIt was a night focused on family fun through hands-on learning in a variety of creative ways. About 228 students and their families attended the STEAM night at Southland Elementary School. Rooms were set up for activities in Science, Technology, Emotional Wellness, Art and Math (STEAM.) All students were given a punch card and encouraged to visit each room with their family members. The punch cards were traded for a prize at the end of the night.

STEAM Night included the following:

  • Science & Engineering Activities ranged from building a model from tongue depressors and rubber bands to playing the piano with bananas and a computer
  • Technology Participants were taken through a Nearpod presentation where they learned about all of the technology software that students have access to and how it
    enhances their learning.
  • Emotional Wellness The school’s guidance counselor discussed all areas of student mental health including how to help your child deal with grief – internet and
    computer safety, how to build a healthy relationship with your student and more.
  • Art Student art was displayed throughout the building for
    participants to enjoy.
  • Math Mathnasium showed families simple math games that
    they can recreate at home with supplies found around the house.

Thanks to everyone who participated making STEAM night such a success!