FUN FACT FRIDAY: West Jordan High Student Set to Graduate With Perfect K- 12 Attendance

Picture of BrooklynWest Jordan High School senior Brooklyn Gaskins has taken full advantage of her elementary and secondary education in Jordan School District. She has worked hard earning a 4.0 GPA while participating in National Honor Society, HOSA, varsity cheerleading, service projects and other organizations. Brooklyn is also in the Dental Assisting program at JATC South.

What is truly amazing – Brooklyn has NEVER missed a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade. She has never even been late for school. Brooklyn says dedication to education is something very important in her life. She has always believed that if teachers take the time to prepare lesson plans, students should have enough respect to show up and learn all they can.

Congratulations, Brooklyn! We wish you the best in your future education and career pursuits.

Celebrating Superintendent Johnson’s Jordan School District Career

People showed up to celebrate Superintendent Johnson’s Jordan career.It was a night of cherished memories and milestones, reflecting on Superintendent Patrice Johnson and her eight years of leadership in Jordan School District. Friends, family, educators, support staff, students, city officials and members of the community attended a reception honoring Superintendent Johnson’s hard work and dedication to educating ‘Every Child, Every Day.’ The Jordan School District Board of Education made the special evening possible. In addition to her role as Superintendent for Jordan School District, Dr. Johnson gave of her time serving on local boards, coalitions, partnerships, foundations and actively participating in numerous civic groups. She will officially retire on July 1, 2019.

Join us thanking Dr. Johnson for her tireless work and for the tremendous impact she has had on Jordan School District.  We will miss you, Dr. Johnson, but wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life.

Enjoy a sampling of the high school musical talent entertaining guests at Dr. Johnson’s retirement reception.

West Jordan High Welcomes Former Vocal Point Member, Keith Evans, As New Choir Teacher

Picture of Keith EvansKeith Evans has been working to inspire young people in the performing arts for more than a decade. He was actively involved in music and performing groups at BYU as a member of Vocal Point and the director of Noteworthy. Keith has offered music and acting workshops around the country and he co-founded a music youth summer camp that is now one of BYU’s official summer programs.

Now Mr. Evans is bringing his incredible music and acting talents to West Jordan High School where he is beginning his official duties as the new choir teacher. Keith Evans says he has already witnessed the dedication, enthusiasm and love of good music among West Jordan High students.

Congratulations Jordan School District 2019 Class of Retirees!

School District officials hand out clocks and certificates to 2019 retirees. It was a special night as the Jordan School District Board of Education recognized and honored 125 members of the 2019 class of retirees. Collectively these dedicated JSD employees have worked more than 2,873 years in education. Oquirrh Hills Middle School Assistant Principal, Terry Price and South Valley Principal, Cindy Williams-Mitchell are the longest serving retirees with 40 years of service each.

Congratulations, thank you for your hard work serving students throughout Jordan School District and best of luck in your retirement.

We also want to thank Sunset Middle School student Ella Rogers for the beautiful piano music and the Copper Hills High Madrigals for their amazing performance for retirees.

Watch the CHHS Madrigals rock the house!

Welby Elementary School’s Janie Lauritzen is KSL NewsRadio’s Teacher Spotlight of the Year

Picture of Janie with KSL News Radio hostCongratulations to Welby Elementary School kindergarten teacher, Janie Lauritzen.

This incredible educator has been teaching kindergarten students at Welby for 19 years. She is devoted to making a difference in the lives of all children in her classroom, including those with special needs. Every day Mrs. Lauritzen goes about laying a solid foundation for her students to succeed as they move on to the next level in their young lives. Janie’s husband says the most important aspect of all is that she simply loves the children!

Because of her dedication to students and education, Janie Lauritzen was recently recognized by KSL NewsRadio, Governor Gary Herbert and business leaders at the 2019 Teacher Feature Spotlight banquet.

\Keep up the great work Mrs. Lauritzen! We are proud of your accomplishments in Jordan School District.