Students and Families Gather for Fun and Information During JATC Open House

JATC North and South Campuses were crowded with students and families who arrived looking to learn more about the many programs offered at each location. Thanks to everyone who attended the JATC Open House. It was a chance to explore career pathways in everything from Aviation Science, Computer Programming, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Dental Assistant, Digital Media and more.

If you were not able to attend the JATC Open House, you can still explore the many educational options by visiting

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the “Jordan Job Fair”

It was a fun night for members of the community to come together and explore a wide variety of job opportunities in Jordan School District. The “Jordan Job Fair” showcased current job openings at every school and department throughout JSD. Principals, administrators and other staff were on hand to answer questions and meet potential job candidates.

Thank you to everyone who attended and to everyone involved in organizing and supporting the “Jordan Job Fair.” If you missed the job fair and would still like to apply for a job in one of our schools or departments, please visit

We hope to hear from you soon!

Joel P. Jensen Teacher Honored at Utah Jazz Game as “Most Valuable Educator”

She is described as a teacher who puts in endless hours to make lessons and learning engaging for her students. Because of her hard work, passion, and inspiring students to succeed, Joel P. Jensen teacher Mandy Truscott has been named the latest “Most Valuable Educator” and was honored during Monday night’s NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets.

Mrs. Truscott was surprised by the honor and received a personalized Utah Jazz jersey and a $1,000 classroom grant from Instructure, the parent company of Canvas.

The nomination said Mrs. Truscott puts in countless hours to help her students improve their reading skills. She teaches remedial reading classes and each year her students average about three years’ worth of growth in their test scores.

Mrs. Truscott was not only a special guest at Monday night’s NBA game, she will attend an awards dinner with the Jazz and Instructure at the end of the season.

Congratulations, Mrs. Truscott! Keep up the great work, you make the District and your students proud.

Join in the Fun for the Chinese New Year Celebration at Herriman High

Chinese New Year Celebration FlyerIt will be an evening of fun with cultural presentations, educational games, food, and a fantastic program. Jordan School District students will lead this authentic celebration where people can browse interactive cultural exhibits, participate in games, and take in amazing displays. There will be a cultural program in the auditorium and food will be available for purchase from Fatty Tuna and Panda Express.

The celebration is this Thursday, January 26, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Herriman High School and everyone is invited.

Southland Dual Language Immersion Students Share Their Cultural Knowledge with Others

Students learn how to use a Chinese yo-yoWith the Lunar New Year celebrations starting, students enrolled in the Chinese dual immersion program (DLI) at Southland Elementary took the opportunity to use their new cultural skills to teach other students about Chinese cultural traditions. The DLI students showed how to use a Chinese yo-yo and chopstix, crafted with paper cutouts, and wrote traditional couplets to hang at home. Students from all grades at the school had a chance to participate in the events and learn from their DLI peers.

Great job, Southland teachers and students, for bringing Lunar New Year celebrations and knowledge to the whole school. Keep up the great work!