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!

Students Get to Give Principal Colorful Makeover after Winning Reading Challenge

Picture of principal and her makeoverDaybreak Elementary School Principal Leslie Ewell had a colorful new look, a least for a day, after students were allowed to give her a hair and makeup makeover.

A reading challenge was held during the month of March between K-3 and 4-6 grades to see which group could complete the highest percentage of reading goals.

Mrs. Ewell and the school’s PTA rewarded K-3 with pizza and ice cream. However, Principal Ewell went a step further.  She said the class with the highest participating percentage would also be allowed to give her a Seuss Style makeover!

The students did a great job and Principal Ewell rocked the Seuss Style hair and makeup.

Thanks, Mrs. Ewell, for helping students have fun with learning and for being such a good sport, sporting your new look!

Big Surprise for Foothills Elementary Lunch Clerk

Natalie Tyksen Shows off the big checkShe is the mother of eight kids and a beloved lunch clerk at Foothills Elementary School. And when Natalie Tycksen isn’t inside the cafeteria, she is often in classrooms doing all she can for students, teachers and staff volunteering wherever there is a need.

Mrs. Tycksen loves helping students so much and has been inspired by so many teachers at Foothills Elementary, she decided to pursue a new career. This mom is heading back to school to become a teacher.

When Western Governors University heard about Mrs. Tycksen’s determination to become a teacher, they wanted to support her. This week a representative from WGU stopped by Foothills and surprised Mrs. Tycksen with a $2,500 scholarship to help pay for her education. It was an emotional moment that brought tears to the hard-working lunch clerk.

Congratulations, Mrs. Tycksen! We can’t wait to see you achieve your goal of becoming an educator.

West Jordan Middle School Wellness Leader Receives National Recognition

Picture of Ms. WightmanShe strives to make West Jordan Middle School a happy and healthy place to be every single day and now Paige Wightman is being recognized for her wonderful work. Ms. Wightman was recently selected as the LG Happiness Super Hero for her leadership and service in and outside the classroom, sharing sustainable happiness skills.

The LG Experience Happiness program supports teachers and students who practice sustainable happiness skills for life-long social and emotional well-being.

Ms. Wightman was honored with a new LG monitor and a hero cape to celebrate all she does for students and staff at West Jordan Middle School!

Congratulations, Ms. Wightman! Keep up the great work.

2021 ChamberWest Student Job Fair

Jordan School District School Counseling has partnered with Granite School District, Salt Lake Community College, and the Utah Department of Workforce Services to hold the ChamberWest Job Fair.  The Job Fair will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at Granger High School.  It will be student focused from 2 – 4 p.m. and open to the community from 4 – 6 p.m. District students can get more information by contacting their school’s Counseling Center.

Chamberwest 2021 Job Fair FlyerAre You Looking for a Job? Your New Career Could be Just Around the Corner

If you are looking for a new job or a first-time career, please join us for the free COVID friendly JOB FAIR.

The JOB FAIR will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at Granger High School in West Valley City:

  • Student Focused from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Open to the Community from 4 – 6 p.m.

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