District Art Teachers Recognized by USBE for Excellence in Arts Education

Join us in congratulating two amazing Jordan School District teachers honored with a Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education. Westland Elementary School art teacher Lori Nickerson received the award for her excellence in elementary arts integration. Blackridge Elementary School music teacher Joshua Roberts received the award for excellence in music instruction.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) supported by a grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation honored the educations at a special banquet. The awards recognize distinguished educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice at Utah’s public schools.

Congratulations to Lori Nickerson and Joshua Roberts! Keep up the great work inspiring students in the arts.

JATC North Aviation Instructor Receives Prestigious Utah State Honor

Picture of Aaron OrganHe gives students hands-on experiences like no other in a program that helps juniors and seniors jumpstart their careers in the aerospace and aviation industries. Because of his amazing work, Aviation Instructor Aaron Organ was just named Utah Aviation Educator of the Year. The award is from the Utah Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics. Mr. Organ was recognized not only for the hands-on experiences he offers, but also for his emphasis on connecting students with industry through field trips.

The Aviation Sciences program at JATC North helps students explore both flying and non-flying careers within the world of aviation.

Congratulations, Aaron Organ. Keep up the great work helping students reach new heights!

One of the Largest Family Fun Runs in State Organized to Benefit Teachers

Picture of Fun RunThey were running, climbing, jumping, crawling, and making their way through mud, all to benefit teachers and kids in the classroom. The Jordan Education Foundation Challenge Run brought families throughout the area together, along with teams of teachers and students all competing in a fun obstacle course, while raising money for classroom supplies and other needs to support teachers throughout Jordan School District.

Local businesses, food vendors and community leaders were also be on hand, hoping to make the event a big win for teachers, students and education.

Congratulations to everyone involved for making this event such a success!

Thank You to Our Kind and Caring School Nurses!

Picture of school nursesIt is National School Nurse Week, a week to recognize and say thanks to our hard-working school nurses.

Our nurses are responsible for the health and well-being of thousands of students throughout Jordan School District.

They serve our schools by teaching staff about important health care matters, doing vision screenings, Individual Health Care Plans, treating our students with allergies, diabetes, asthma and many other conditions. They participate in 504 meetings, IEP meetings, State School Nursing meetings, and so much more.

Our school nurses work hard, and do it with smiles on their faces! We could not do the important work we do as a District without our amazing school nurses.

Don’t forget to thank your school nurse this week!

Celebrating JSD School Lunch Staff on School Lunch Hero Day!

Picture of lunch staffThey are up before dawn and always ready to serve up smiles and provide nutritious meals for students and staff every single day. Join us in celebrating and saying a sincere thank you to school breakfast and lunch staff throughout Jordan School District. School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make in the lives of students. They play an important role in fueling young minds so students can learn.

Thank you for simply being the best. We love our school lunch heroes!