Herriman High Students Promote Financial Wellness With Free Event

Financial Wellness Day PosterIt is a Herriman High School DECA project hoping to help put people on the path to financial wellness and having less stress in their lives. The project started with a survey, which revealed nearly half of all teachers at Herriman High don’t have a savings plan for their children and they don’t feel confident about their retirement.

So, the DECA students decided to organize a Financial Wellness Day at the school. They are bringing in more than a dozen financial experts, volunteering their time to provide workshops and meet individually with teachers, faculty and staff from schools throughout Jordan School District. The goal is to help participants become better educated and feel more secure about their financial plans and retirement.

The Financial Wellness Day is free and open to all Jordan School District faculty and staff. It is being held Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Herriman High School Tech Atrium.

Fort Herriman Middle School Principal Shares Holiday Happiness

When it comes to decking the halls and sharing holiday happiness, no one does it quite like Fort Herriman Middle School Principal, Rodney Shaw. Mr. Shaw spends weeks turning his home into a winter wonderland with 14 unique and beautifully decorated trees and a magical holiday village years in the making.
Click Here for Fox 13’s look inside Mr. Shaw’s holiday home.

Two JSD Educators Receive 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Awards!

Picture of Rebecca and Kerry They have a passion for teaching and helping students achieve at the highest levels. Now, these dedicated Jordan School District educators are being recognized by the Utah Council for the Social Studies.

South Hills Middle teacher, Rebecca Kirkman, has been selected as 2018 middle school Teacher of the Year for the Utah Council for the Social Studies.

Eastlake Elementary teacher, Kerry Simi, has been selected as 2018 elementary school Teacher of the Year for the Utah Council for the Social Studies.

Congratulations to these amazing teachers! Keep up the great work.

District Employees in My Heart Challenge: Teachers Addition

They are in it to win it!

Three Jordan School District employees are giving it their all, hoping to come out on top in Intermountain Medical Center’s My Heart Challenge: Teachers Edition. The contest challenges educators to get into the best shape of their lives, with better fitness and nutrition programs leading to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

The District is proud to be represented by Bingham High’s Pepper Poulsen, Herriman High’s Dan McLay, and Riverton High School’s Robert Rooley. Best of luck to these amazing educators! The challenge lasts 100 days and winners will be announced on December 5.

Bingham High’s marketing students are getting the entire student body involved in the My Heart Challenge: Teachers and they are proudly supporting Pepper Poulsen in her efforts to win.

WATCH THIS ORIGINAL RAP Bingham Students Wrote and Perform.

Language and Visual Arts Educator Receives Prestigious Recognition

Picture of Mindy LokeyShe works hard to actively promote and advocate for the arts in Jordan School District and throughout the State of Utah. Now Administrator of Secondary Language and Visual Arts, Mindy Lokey is being recognized as the Utah Art Education Association’s 2018-19 Utah Art Supporter of the Year! The UAEA described Mrs. Lokey as someone who goes above and beyond in helping to promote and nourish the arts in her community. Thank you, Mindy, for your dedication to the artistic education of Utah children. Congratulations on this well deserved award!