All Smiles and Fun at West Jordan High Inclusive Dance Party

It was an amazing night to remember for some students and staff at West Jordan High School. Student Body Officers wanted everyone to have the prom experience this year, so they organized a dance party which included invites for all students with special needs at the school. The SBO’s escorted their classmates to the dance by arranging to pick them up on a party bus. Then, they were treated to a delicious dinner before the dance party began. The night included fun and festive outfits, pictures, lots of smiles, dancing and just pure joy.

Thanks to everyone at West Jordan High for making the Inclusive Dance Party possible and creating high school memories to last a lifetime.

Ridge View Principal Meredith Doleac is Named “Outstanding Principal of the Year”

A group photo celebrating Ridge View Principal Meredith DoleacShe is the principal of the fast-growing Ridge View Elementary School in Herriman and Meredith Doleac was recently surprised in a big way by her family, friends, students, staff, superintendent Godfrey and the Jordan Education Foundation. Ms. Doleac was named the 2023 “Outstanding Principal of the Year,” by the foundation.

She was selected, in part, for being an authentic leader for students, putting them at the center of every decision and advocating for what is in their best interest. Ms. Doleac takes time to listen, discuss, and validate in a calm and positive way with anyone she encounters. Another quality that many admire about Ms. Doleac, is that she is a natural mentor working collaboratively with a respect for her colleagues.

Congratulations, Principal Doleac! Keep up the great work helping to make students succeed each and every day.

The Fun Continues Honoring Jordan School District “Educators of the Year”

Members of the Jordan Education Foundation, along with District administrators, Superintendent Godfrey and Board members hit the road again this week visiting school after school surprising teachers with the JEF “Educator of the Year” awards.

This week they made 33 stops, and before they are finished they will visit every single school in the District surprising teachers with the coveted award.

Teachers who are recognized have a commitment and dedication to students and education, making a difference in young lives every day. We are so proud of the work carried out in our classrooms and thankful to our amazing educators.

Congratulations to the second round of 33 winners who received their awards this week. Stay tuned, more to come.

  • Elk Ridge Middle School – Mollie Gonzales
  • Welby Elementary School – Allisun Cartier
  • Eastlake Elementary School – Bing Wang
  • Golden Fields Elementary School – Stephanie Lorenzana
  • Mountain Creek Middle School – Jodie Milad
  • Aspen Elementary School – Nichole Moore
  • Daybreak Elementary School – Carlynn Jones
  • Valley High School – Jenny Witzel-Burke
  • River’s Edge School – Diane Malmborg
  • Monte Vista Elementary School – Sarah Christine Matheson
  • Jordan Ridge Elementary School – Christine McIntyre
  • Elk Meadows Elementary School – Holly Fjeldsted
  • Midas Creek Elementary School – Kathleen LeBeau
  • Herriman High School – Kelli Nielsen
  • Copper Mountain Middle School – Keith Davis
  • Bastian Elementary School -Reid Denison
  • Silver Crest Elementary School -Lori Nelson
  • Oak Leaf Elementary School – Angela Alm
  • Butterfield Canyon Elementary School – Carol Hoffer
  • Foothills Elementary School – Huihui Chi (Lily)
  • Ridge View Elementary School – Heidi Walker
  • South Hills Middle School – Darren Seamons
  • Rose Creek Elementary School -Elizabeth Shields
  • Southland Elementary School – Melinda Davies
  • Oquirrh Hills Middle School – Halceyn Fobert
  • Rosamond Elementary School -Allyson Vietti
  • Bluffdale Elementary School – RoyAnn Gregerson
  • Mountain Point Elementary School – AnneMarie Taggart
  • Hidden Valley Middle School – Annelise Baggett
  • Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School – Jenna Cherry
  • Kelsey Peak Virtual Middle School – Christy Rand
  • Kings Peak Virtual High School – Cinthia McCoy

Big Honor for West Jordan High School Counselor Making a Difference Every Day

Brandt Haberman Counselor of the YearHe believes that counselors can make a significant difference in the lives of students and can help them overcome challenges, be authentic, and achieve success in their goals. Because of the difference he makes in the lives of students every day, West Jordan High’s Brandt Haberman is being honored as a Wasatch Front School Counselor Fair “Counselor of the Year.”

Brandt was selected as a “Counselor of the Year,” in part, for his focus on suicide prevention and for recognizing the critical need for intervention and support for students struggling with mental health issues. In just a few short years, he has helped bolster suicide prevention programs and resources in Jordan School District, making a positive impact on the lives of students.

Mr. Haberman is well-respected by his colleagues and students alike. He is known for his kind and compassionate approach to counseling and for his unwavering commitment to student success.

Congratulations to this incredible school counselor! Thank you for all of your hard work supporting students.

Students Enjoy French Language Fair and Have Fun Sharing Love of the Language

French Language FairIt was an event that brought students together from middle schools throughout Jordan School District and it came together thanks to some really talented teachers. The first ever Jordan School District Middle School French Language Fair was recently held at the Auxiliary Services Building auditorium. It was an opportunity for students studying French to gather, mingle, and get to know one another. There were cultural and academic activities, which teachers hope may motivate and inspire students to continue in the French language program.

Students enjoyed face painting, games, food, even a flash mob dance during the event.

Thanks to our amazing teachers for their creativity and bringing bright students together to learn, have some fun, and share their love of the French language.