National Recognition for Copper Hills High Physics Teacher

Picture of Cameron VongsawadThe Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the creation of a new award program called PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. The award is designed to highlight the impact of recent graduates from physics teacher preparation programs in the classroom. Each of the winners was nominated by the PhysTEC member college/institution from which they graduated.

Copper Hills High Physics teacher, Cameron Vongsawad is one of ten state winners selected from across the nation. Mr. Vongsawad was nominated by Brigham Young University. We congratulate this outstanding professional for his contributions to students at Copper Hills High and physics education.

Bruce At Smith’s Serves Up Fun and Laughter For Lunch Ladies

Bruce handing out goodiesAs Jordan School District lunch ladies gathered to prepare for the upcoming school year, they received a surprise visit from a local celebrity grocer. Bruce from Smith’s showed up and served up some fun, goodies and a good dose of laughter for the lunch ladies. It was part of their customer service celebration. Bruce offered his thoughts on delivering great customer service and even entertained the ladies by playing his popular trumpet!

Thanks to Bruce from Smith’s and to our fabulous lunch ladies for serving up a huge helping of kindness in our cafeterias every day.

Copper Hills High Teacher Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Rickee Stewart with StudentsShe has a passion for making sure students in need are taken care of in every way possible. Now Copper Hills High teacher, Rickee Stewart, is being recognized nationally for her big heart and hard work making a difference in the lives of students.

Ms. Stewart has been nominated for the prestigious National LifeChanger of the Year award. Each school year, Life Changer of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. From those nominations, 17 individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given out with the grand prize winner receiving $10,000 to be shared with their school.

Rickee Stewart worked tirelessly throughout the school year to raise money to meet the needs of students at Copper Hills High and even those in a neighboring school district. She was featured on the Rachael Ray Show and NBC Nightly News. As a result, donations came pouring into Copper Hills from around the world! Here is some of what this amazing educator collected for students.

  • 2,900 Brand New Coats
  • A $10,000 Donation from Burlington Stores
  • 20 Sleeping Bags
  • 20 Tents
  • Dozens of Brand New Shoes and Backpacks

Rickee Stewart is living proof that one person can make a positive difference and better the lives of students in need. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Work at Jordan School District!

Now Hiring graphicNow Hiring!

If you want a fun summer job or something more permanent as we begin hiring for the upcoming school year, career opportunities are available.

Jordan School District is looking for motivated, hard working individuals to start immediately or in the fall. Full time and part time positions are available.

  • We are looking for:
  • Nutrition Services WorkersCustodial Staff
  • Bus Drivers
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Daycare Assistants

To browse job descriptions, learn about benefits and apply, visit our website.

High Honor For South Jordan Elementary Cafeteria Manager

Lunch Lady With StudentsThe national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) calls it the highest honor bestowed on a school nutrition manager and South Jordan Elementary School’s Angela Allen is the recipient. Ms. Allen is the West Region Manager of the Year. The award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.

Angela was nominated because of all the things she does to make her cafeteria a fun, relaxed and welcoming place for students and staff. She encourages children to try new foods and takes note of what they like and don’t like. Ms. Allen and her staff are known for creating elaborate decorations, wearing colorful costumes and playing music themed lunch days. After organizing a morning visit from “Ace the Kitchen Elf,” breakfast participation nearly doubled. Bringing students healthy food and joy are her main objectives.

Congratulations, Angela! Keep up the great work.