Lt. Governor Gets First-Hand Look Inside Virtual Schools Preparing to Open in Jordan School District for 2021-22 School Year

It was an exciting day for some students and teachers in Jordan School District as Lt. Governor Diedre Henderson took time out of her busy schedule to meet with them.

The Lt. Governor spent part of Friday afternoon learning what the experience will be like for students and teachers in three brand new virtual schools preparing to open for the 2021-22 school year in Jordan School District. Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School, Kelsey Peak Virtual Middle School and Kings Peak High School are all in the process of training teachers and enrolling students.

The Lt. Governor was able to visit kindergarten and fifth-grade virtual classrooms as teachers and students demonstrated what the online learning program will look like at Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School. Ms. Henderson also had the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the online teachers and students. In addition, she stopped by a Hidden Valley Middle School coding, computer tech. and engineering class.

Some students enrolled at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) South Campus also had a chance to meet the Lt. Governor. Students in the Welding Program explained the importance of establishing a career pathway while in high school. They also demonstrated some of the welding skills they are learning which will prepare them for promising careers.

Thank you, Lt. Governor Henderson, for your interest in our teachers, students and the many exciting things happening in Jordan School District!

 

Thank You to Our AMAZING Teachers!

It is “National Teacher Appreciation Week,” and we are so very proud and thankful for the tremendous work teachers in Jordan School District accomplish every single day. We are truly grateful for your dedication and sacrifice, especially during challenging times brought on by the pandemic.

Thank you for the lasting contributions you make in the lives of students and for shaping young futures.

Jordan School District teachers are simply the best!

Kevan Sprague Honored as “2022 Distinguished Education Support Professional of the Year”

Picture of Kevan with State SuperintendentJoin us in congratulating Mountain Ridge High School Head Custodian, Kevan Sprague, who was recently honored as the Utah School Employees Association (USEA) “2022 Distinguished ESP of the Year.”

Kevan’s devotion to students and the job is unparalled and he takes tremendous pride in his work. Part of his nomination said, “Kevan understands that being a custodian is so much more than keeping a building clean and safe. In his own words, “I feel it is partially my responsibility to keep students in school and to help the community thrive.” Kevan goes above and beyond every single day. He attends sporting events, dresses up as Santa for the preschoolers, gives out candy canes to middle schoolers, creates Halloween villages and treasure hunts and so much more.

Kevan has worked in Jordan School District for 29 years and we are so happy to see him receive this much deserved honor and recognition!

Region 6 PTA Award Winners

Congratulations to our Region 6 PTA Award Winners Presented by Karen Beebe, PTA
Region 6 Director! Keep up the great work everyone. You make us proud every day.

  • Involvement
    • Rachael Farley, Riverton Elementary School
    • Wendy Langeberg, Westland Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
  • Elementary Educator
    • Janae Young, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Nicole Harris, Antelope Canyon Elementary School
    • Caitlin Nguyen, Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • Kelly Lybbert, Jordan Ridge Elementary School
  • Secondary Educator
    • Brian Larson, South Hills Middle School
    • Rebekah Whitham, Riverton High School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Brett Boberg, Bingham High School
  • Administrator
    • Yajaira Martinez, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Tami Bird, Antelope Canyon Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Rodney Shaw, Bingham High School
  • Support Staff
    • Elizabeth Vuyk, Bluffdale Elementary School
    • Peggy Bawden, Antelope Canyon Elementary School
    • Kathie Hobbs, Mountain Shadows Elementary School
    • David Cha, Oquirrh Elementary School *State and local PTA Winner
    • Brenda Landeen, Hidden Valley Middle School
    • Libby Spicker, Bingham High School

PTA recognizing JSD staff at a School Board Meeting