High Fives for West Jordan High School Seniors During Inspirational “Graduation Walk”

Graduation WalkIt was a fun and somewhat emotional walk down memory lane for West Jordan High School seniors the day before graduation. The students participated in a “Graduation Walk,” where they walked up and down the halls of their former elementary and middle schools greeting students and connecting with former teachers.

The graduates also use the walk to inspire and encourage younger students to take advantage of their educational opportunities and dream big for a bright future.

Thanks for the inspiration West Jordan High seniors!

South Valley Students Have Fun with Friends Celebrating End of School Year

Bubble games.It was a day to cherish precious memories of the past year and look forward to what lies ahead. South Valley School students spent a morning full of fun at their End of the Year Social. Students enjoyed yearbook signing, snow cones, popcorn, bubble games, four square, sidewalk chalk and had a lunch of burgers and fries.

Congratulations on a successful school year South Valley Flyers! Enjoy your summer break.

Hidden Valley Middle School Teacher Receives Prestigious Statewide Award

Picture of Shawn McCleod and his awardJoin us in congratulating Hidden Valley Middle School Principal Shawn McLeod for being selected as the 2023 ResilientYOU Education Tribute Award for Outstanding Administrator in Utah!

The Education Tribute Awards are part of the annual governor-declared Resilient Utah Month in May. The award is presented as part of the statewide ResilientYOU program and recognizes individuals based on their exemplary efforts in building student resilience in their schools, homes, and communities.

Mr. McLeod was honored with other award recipients at a Salt Lake Bees game at the Smith’s Ballpark in front of more than 10,000 teachers, students and patrons.

Congratulations Mr. McCleod!

Hundreds of Middle School Students Participate in Kickoff of Junior Golf League for Teens with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities

Students chipping golf ballsThey had a great time getting a quick lesson in the game of golf, using a golf club, putting, chipping, and just enjoying the game and each other. About 250 middle school students with intellectual and physical disabilities joined with peer tutors for the Developmental Golf Kickoff at Glenmoore Golf Course. Students on high school golf teams in Jordan School District were also on hand to help out and grow excitement for the game. First Lady Abby Cox attended as well, showing her support for the “Unified Golf” program.

Jordan District was the first in Utah to start a “Unified Golf” program last year and the district is excited to build upon the program’s success. It’s a fun program bringing students of all abilities together creating a fast and meaningful path to fun, friendship, and understanding.

This program, which is part of Unified Sports and Special Olympics, is a statewide effort to foster greater empathy and understanding of students with disabilities and to encourage more inclusion and opportunities for all students in all sports.

Thank you to Glenmoore Golf Club, the many volunteers, the Jordan Education Foundation, First Lady Abby Cox, Unified Sports, Utah Special Olympics, our students, and staff for making this event so successful!

Students and Community Come Together to Break Ground for Brand New Elementary School in Herriman

Breaking ground for new schoolIt was a day to remember for students, staff, Board members, district officials, city leaders, and members of the community. They all came together to participate in the groundbreaking for a new elementary school being built in Herriman. The brand-new school will serve families in Herriman and Riverton, two of the fastest growing cities in Jordan School District and the State of Utah. Ridge View Elementary School students did a wonderful job performing several songs. Then, some of them donned hard hats with other dignitaries and put shovels in the ground marking the official beginning of construction for the new elementary school.

Jordan School District currently serves almost 58,000 students in 68 schools for families in Bluffdale, Copperton, Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan, and West Jordan.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the groundbreaking ceremony!