Hidden Valley Middle School Students Gather for “Sunrise Salute to Patriot Day”

“Sunrise Salute to Patriot Day” at Hidden Valley Middle School It was a somber moment of remembrance to honor victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Students, faculty, staff, first responders, and members of the community gathered outside of Hidden Valley Middle School for a “Sunrise Salute to Patriot Day.”

Everyone met at the flagpole to participate, saluting and paying tribute to our military and emergency service personnel who responded on 9/11 twenty-two years ago.

Hidden Valley Middle students performed patriotic musical numbers and honored all past and present military personnel, as well as police, fire, and first responders. It was an opportunity to express gratitude for everyone who serves to protect the many freedoms we enjoy every day.

The Fall Family Fair Returns With Fun Activities and Resources

Take advantage of Language and Culture Services’ Fall Family Fair on Thursday, September 7th, at the Viridian (West Jordan City Library), 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, from 4-7 p.m. Find resources from dozens of Jordan School District departments for parents and students. Nurses will provide health screenings for students. Math, literacy, STEM, and digital learning specialists will oversee academic activities and share helpful learning strategies. In addition, the Jordan District Health and Wellness Team will share their knowledge and provide community resources for families. Other partners include the Salt Lake County Library, gang prevention specialists, and community outreach groups. There will also be food trucks, fun games, and prizes.

Majestic Elementary Arts Academy Kicks Off “The Magic of Majestic” Theme Complete with Delightful Disney Characters

Students at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy were filled with excitement and delight during a kickoff assembly revealing the school’s theme for this year. That’s because Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse, and the Evil Queen were all on hand for the fun. Majestic Principal Marianne Johansen and her staff decided on the theme “The Magic of Majestic… The Magic in You.” Students will be asked to share their magical stories throughout the school year. They are also being asked to take PRIDE in themselves and the school by being Positive, Responsible, Independent, Disciplined, and Empowered (PRIDE).

We wish everyone at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy a fun, creative, safe, successful, and magical school year!

Jordan Virtual Learning Academy Schools Ignite the School Year with a BBQ Bash!

Staff at the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy Schools throw a sizzling BBQ social to celebrate the new school year. The event brought together students, staff, and parents to connect in person. The school’s principals operated the grills, and the staff served smiles and mouthwatering food.

We hope our students at Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School, Kelsey Peak Virtual Middle School, and Kings Peak High School have a fantastic year.

Bingham High Assistant Principal Named a “Rising Leader” by National Education Publication

Picture of Vaega ToiloloHe is being recognized as an exceptional leader who demonstrates exemplary support, innovative visions, and works to promote growth in the high school where he works. Please join us in congratulating Bingham High Assistant Principal Vaega Toilolo for being selected as one of K-12 DIVE’s “Rising Leaders.” The national education publication named ten standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2023-24 and Mr. Toilolo was one of them.

Vaega Toilolo was selected, in part, for leading the way in establishing a Calm Room for students at Bingham High after applying for a grant from the Cook Center for Human Connection. When students returned to school following pandemic closures, Mr. Toilolo recognized they may need space to reset and adjust. The Calm Room is located near the school’s counseling department. Students check in with a wellness attendant and then are given access to the room for up to 10 minutes. The room, according to staff at Bingham High, is a perfect example of Mr. Toilolo’s prioritization of student well-being, along with academics and physical activity.

Keep up the great work, Vaega Toilolo!

See all ten of the “Rising Leaders” on K-12 DIVE’s list.