Superintendent Surprises Jordan School District’s “Teacher of the Year”

He is described as kindness personified, someone who can build relationships, and gets along with everyone at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy.

Join us in congratulating the Jordan School District “Teacher of the Year,” Angus Douglas. Mr. Douglas is a sixth-grade teacher at Majestic Elementary and Principal Marianne Johansen says “he might just be the best hire of my career.” She says no matter how difficult a task may be for Mr. Douglas, his selflessness knows no bounds. In the classroom he maintains the highest growth scores at Majestic Elementary and some of the highest in the entire District.

Superintendent Godfrey surprised Mr. Douglas with the “Teacher of the Year” award in front of his family, friends, Board of Education members, and the entire school. Principal Johansen even performed a rap she wrote for Angus.

Congratulations, Angus Douglas! We wish you the very best competing for Utah Teacher of the Year.

Stars and Smiles Shine Bright at Kauri Sue Hamilton School Prom

It was a night of fun, dancing, photos, and fabulous memories. Kauri Sue Hamilton students dressed in their best with big smiles and gathered for their Starlight Dance Prom along with teachers, staff, and students from Riverton High School.

Thanks to everyone who made the incredible night possible, including Laura Taylor and the Riverton High School Peer Leadership Team for planning, decorating, and then dancing the night away with Kauri Sue students.

Also, a big thanks to Ross Rogers for deejaying, making the night so memorable with fantastic music!

Teachers at Bastian Elementary “Best in the West”

It was a western themed Teacher Appreciation Week at Bastian Elementary School and the PTA made it clear it was cowboy “hats off” to all of the hard-working teachers. There were signs throughout the school declaring Bastian as having the best teachers in the west.  They had barrels of fun with their decorated doors. And, teachers were treated to a specialty soda shop which was almost as sweet as they are.

We hope everyone enjoyed a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Jordan Hills Elementary Students Are State Champions in National History Day Competition

They know their history and their knowledge paid off in a recent statewide competition.

Two entries in the National History Day state tournament took top honors and the exceptional winning teams were both from Jordan Hills Elementary School.

  • Students Dani Smuin and Kora Weldon won for their project called “The 1900 Olympics: A Turning Point for Women in Sport.”
  • Students Avyukt Agasthiya and Rakkshith Suresh won two awards for their project called “Walt Disney’s Impact on Animation.”

Linda Irick is the Jordan Hills teacher and coach for both teams and the students are now qualified to participate in the National History Day competition this summer in Washington, D.C.

What makes this even more amazing is the two winning projects came from 6th grade which competes in the “Junior Division” with 7th and 8th grade. The sixth-grade teams rarely place as often as the upper grades, let alone winning top honors!

Congratulations to these amazing students and their teacher/coach Ms. Irick who loves teaching and works so hard to give students opportunities to learn, explore, and grow.

Fun for Hundreds of Students on the Golf Course at Glenmoor for Unified Golf Event

It is a program bringing students of all abilities together creating a fast and meaningful path to fun, friendship and understanding. First Lady Abby Cox was on hand to help kick off Jordan School District’s annual “Unified Golf” event. It is part of the “Show Up for Unified Sports” initiative led by the First Lady and Special Olympics of Utah.

“Unified Golf” is an opportunity for middle school students of all abilities to come together as friends and have some fun. The Glenmoor Golf Course is host to this amazing event. Students received lessons in using a golf club, swinging, putting, and just enjoying the game and each other.

Nine Jordan School District middle schools participated in the event. Thanks to everyone involved for giving so many students the opportunity to come together and have fun with the game of golf.