South Hills Middle Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of American History

Join us in congratulating Rebecca Kirkman, Social Studies Department Chair at South Hills Middle School. Ms. Kirkman was recently named “Outstanding Teacher of American History 2018” by the Utah Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ms. Kirkman was chosen because of her enthusiastic style and focus on student learning. She took first place in the Salt Lake Valley Chapter in addition to the State award.

The Utah Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving history and securing America’s future through education.

Eastlake Students Perform ‘A Pirates’ Christmas’

Eastlake 4th, 5th and 6th grade students took everyone on a little adventure with their holiday performance of ‘A Pirates Christmas.’ The play follows the journey of Santa and his elves, who decide to head to a warm island for a little rest and relaxation. However, when Santa arrives on the island with a sleigh full of presents, he encounters pirates who want to take the gifts away.

But the pirates’ plans to get away with the gifts quickly change after Santa and the elves teach them about the joy of Christmas. Santa explained Christmas is a time of giving and receiving friendship. It was a lesson the pirates embraced and the sleigh full of presents was saved.

Herriman High Students Promote Financial Wellness With Free Event

Financial Wellness Day PosterIt is a Herriman High School DECA project hoping to help put people on the path to financial wellness and having less stress in their lives. The project started with a survey, which revealed nearly half of all teachers at Herriman High don’t have a savings plan for their children and they don’t feel confident about their retirement.

So, the DECA students decided to organize a Financial Wellness Day at the school. They are bringing in more than a dozen financial experts, volunteering their time to provide workshops and meet individually with teachers, faculty and staff from schools throughout Jordan School District. The goal is to help participants become better educated and feel more secure about their financial plans and retirement.

The Financial Wellness Day is free and open to all Jordan School District faculty and staff. It is being held Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Herriman High School Tech Atrium.

Fort Herriman Middle School Principal Shares Holiday Happiness

When it comes to decking the halls and sharing holiday happiness, no one does it quite like Fort Herriman Middle School Principal, Rodney Shaw. Mr. Shaw spends weeks turning his home into a winter wonderland with 14 unique and beautifully decorated trees and a magical holiday village years in the making.
Click Here for Fox 13’s look inside Mr. Shaw’s holiday home.