Virtual School Students Come Together Volunteering In-Person for a “Day of Service” to Create Community Connections

Students enrolled in the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy came together in-person for a full “Day of Service.” They want to build community connections with people who may need just a little something to smile about as we head into the holiday season. The K-12 online students left their screen time behind for a while to participate in hands-on activities they hope will help the community around them.

Students participated in four different service projects:

  • Marking “Yarn Puff Balls” to Be Used as Snowballs in Snowball Fights. They are for Kauri Sue Hamilton students with physical challenges that may keep them from going outside for a snowball fight this winter.
  • Decorating Food Boxes for the Utah Food Bank. The decorated boxes will be used to brighten the day for those receiving free food deliveries.
  • Making Holiday Greeting Cards for Seniors. The greeting cards will be distributed to local nursing homes for residents to sign and send to loved ones.
  • Making Warm Winter Quilts for Kids. The quilts will be donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.

Thank you to students, teachers, staff and parents who were a part of this “Day of Service,” making a difference in the lives of others.

Thank You Veterans from Jordan School District

Jordan School District students, teachers and staff extend our sincere thanks to all of our veterans on this Veterans Day. We are proud of your service and sacrifice making the many freedoms we enjoy every single day possible. We honor you today and every day.

From the playing of bagpipes, sunrise salutes and choir performances, students in many of our schools took time to honor those who serve and have served, both past and present.

Join us in showing our thanks and appreciation. We are forever grateful.

Honoring Military Veterans on Veterans Day 2022

It is a day to say thank you to those who have served and sacrificed so much to protect the many freedoms we enjoy.

Students at Riverton High gathered early as the sun was coming up to participate in a Sunrise Salute to military veterans. They held a moment of silence to reflect on the men and women who serve and those who have paid the ultimate price. It was a meaningful and moving way to start the day before heading to class on this Veterans Day.

At Herriman High School they paid respect to several veterans invited to speak at a school assembly. One speech was delivered by 103-year-old Eugene England who served in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. England received the Bronze Star for valor during World War II and received a standing ovation from students for his speech and more importantly his service.

Thank you to all of the brave men and women who have and continue to serve this country and fight for our freedoms!

Community Generosity Pays School Lunch Deficits for Students at Westvale Elementary School

Tua Kaloha and his friends stand with the Jordan Education Foundation It is a generous gift for some families that have fallen on hard times and don’t qualify for free and reduced school breakfast and lunch. On Monday, a local community member, Tua Kaloha and some of his friends showed up at Westvale Elementary School with a monetary donation to pay off the entire school lunch deficit for students and their families. Teachers at the school have stepped up as well, donating money out of their own pockets to help families having a difficult time paying for meals right now. It is generosity that goes a long way, especially as we head into the holiday season.

Thank you to Tua and his team, the Jordan Education Foundation, along with Westvale teachers for their kindness and caring about kids in the classroom and cafeteria.

Mountain Ridge High’s Kevan Sprague Receives Prestigious State Recognition

Kevan Sprague receiving an awardIt is an award that recognizes the most inspiring Education Support Professionals in the State of Utah. Please join us in congratulating Mountain Ridge High School head custodian Kevan Sprague, a recipient of the 2022 Utah Recognizing Inspiring School Employees Award (U-Rise).

A representative from the Governor’s office and USBE surprised Mr. Sprague with the award on Thursday.

 The U-Rise award goes to ESP’s who demonstrate superior work performance, a high level of school and community involvement, along with exemplary leadership and a commitment to the job.

Thank you, Kevan Sprague, for the amazing work you do, always going above and beyond to support your school, students and education. You make Jordan School District proud!