Thank You to All JSD Education Support Professionals!

Please take a minute to join Superintendent Godfrey and Jordan School District in thanking all of the Education Support Professionals working beside you today. This is Education Support Professionals Day honoring a long list of professionals who keep schools running smoothly. They include secretaries, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers, custodians and others who support educators, school leadership, and students in our schools. These professionals do their part in making public schools a place where students can be safe, learn, grow, and achieve.

Education Support Professionals perform a wide variety of jobs which promote quality education, foster positive learning environments, offer nutritious meals, provide reliable transportation and maintain safe and clean schools for everyone.

They are employees like Mountain Ridge High School head custodian Kevan Sprague who was selected as the Utah School Employee Association’s Outstanding Employee of the Year.

We appreciate our amazing Education Support Professionals today and every single day!

Thank You to All Veterans!

Jordan School District students, teachers and staff extend our sincere thanks to all of our veterans on this Veterans Day. We are proud of your service and sacrifice making the many freedoms we enjoy every single day possible. We honor you today and every day.

 From the playing of bagpipes, sunrise salutes and choir performances, students in many of our schools took time to honor those who serve and have served, both past and present.

 Join us in showing our thanks and appreciation. We are forever grateful.

Terra Linda Elementary Cafeteria Team Serves Up Kindness with Daily Cuisine

They serve up smiles with an extra helping of kindness every single day at Terra Linda Elementary School. That’s why Assistant Principal Jarom Airhart says the Terra Linda cafeteria team is one of the best around. The team, led by Margie McDaniel, has a combined 77 years on the job cooking for kids at the school.

Mr. Airhart says, “They not only create world class cuisine but they are always surprising the Terra Linda staff with cookies, fruit trays and other goodies. They know the kids by name and frequently come out of the kitchen to say hello to students and make sure they are enjoying themselves. We see many of our lunch staff attending community events where they volunteer their time. We are lucky to have such a great group of gals.”

The cafeteria team is always going above and beyond. Mr. Airhart says teachers meet in the “celebration room” for PLC and every week Ms. Margie prepares a delicious plate of fresh fruit and cookies for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you, Margie and the Terra Linda cafeteria team. Keep up the great work nourishing students and staff and serving up smiles and kindness along the way.

Spanish Dual Immersion Classes at Riverside Elementary School Help to Create Colorful and Moving Dia de los Muertos Museum

Picture of student displaysIt is a celebration of both life and death and a chance to show love and respect for family members who have passed away. On Tuesday, Riverside Elementary School Spanish Dual Immersion classes helped to create a Dia de los Muertos Museum, organized by 3rd grade teacher Kathy Wride. Students were able to honor family members, including pets who have passed away, by creating alters for them. The alters were decorated with bright lights, colors, flowers, and photos of their loved ones, along with examples of their favorite foods or activities.

The displays were open to parents and members of the public who wanted to participate in Dia de los Muetos. Thank you to Kathy Wride and her team of teachers, along with so many talented students for creating such a moving event.

Jordan School District Educator Selected to be Part of Prestigious Utah Teacher Fellows Program

Picture of Ross RogersAfter a very rigorous and competitive selection process, Ross Rogers with Digital Teaching & Learning, has been selected to be part of the 2021-2023 cohort of the Utah Teacher Fellows Program.

The Utah Teacher Fellows Program began in 2017. Utah Teacher Fellows are experienced professionals with three to 28 years in the classroom and they work to engage their educator peers and submit teacher-led solutions to the State Board of Education to inform policy and practice.

Congratulations, Ross Rogers!