Jamie Vargas Recognized as an American Graduate Champion!

Jamie VargasJamie Vargas, a CTE and School Counseling Program Specialist in Jordan School District is being recognized as a champion among school counselors in the state of Utah. Mr. Vargas was one of 14 educators selected by the Utah Education Network (UEN) as an American Graduate Champion. He was selected because of his dedication in mentoring school counselors and new teachers.

Colleagues say, for Jamie, mentoring is more about showing than telling. With a calm approach, strong listening skills and excellent advice, he coaches school counselors and new teachers, passing along the behaviors and knowledge they need to mentor students more effectively. Jamie’s colleagues say he is “irreplaceable” and that his leadership “raises the bar” in their workplace.

Congratulations, Jamie Vargas.

Copper Hills High Teacher to Appear on NBC Nightly News

Copper Hills teacher Rickee Stewart is interviewed by NBC News reporter Joe FryerIt was a real-life lesson in TV news journalism for some students at Copper Hills High School. An NBC News crew and reporter stopped by the school to interview teacher Rickee Stewart. Ms. Stewart is getting married soon, but rather than requesting wedding gifts for herself, she asked that her guests give items for homeless teens and students in need at Copper Hills. The response from the community has been overwhelming, attracting the attention of local and national news media.

NBC News reporter Joe Fryer’s story about Rickee and what started as her wedding registry service project at Copper Hills High is expected to air on NBC Nightly News in the coming days.

Big KSL-TV High 5 Surprise for District Bus Drivers!

Bus driver gets a HIgh 5 from studentsIt was just an ordinary day for several Jordan School District bus drivers until KSL-TV showed up at Copper Canyon Elementary School.

As the drivers were dropping students off to start the day, they were approached by KSL-TV’s Caitlin Burchill who surprised them with a High 5 award for all they do in keeping students safe transporting them to and from school each day.

Bus drivers Ricardo Escobar, Wendy Ellsworth and Mindy Stanford were each rewarded for their hard work and dedication to children with a Café Rio gift card from KSL-TV.

Congratulations to these valued employees and all District bus drivers for making a difference in the lives of children and young people throughout the District.

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