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!

Congratulations to the 2023 Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Education Support Professionals!

Outstanding Education Support Professional Award WinnersThey truly are outstanding in every way and Jordan School District is so grateful for the important role they play in supporting students and education each and every day. We simply could not do what we do without these dedicated professionals working so hard in our schools and buildings.

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Education Support Professionals.

Jordan Education Foundation Director Mike Haynes, along with JEF Board members and staff presented the following employees with Outstanding Education Support Professional awards:

  • Mel Davis, Oakcrest Elementary School, Head Custodian
  • Lisa Parent, Oak Leaf Elementary School, Administrative Assistant
  • Carson Field, River’s Edge School/Jordan Behavior Assistance Team, Behavior Technician
  • Rick Thompson, Riverton High School, Head Custodian
  • Cheryl Jones, Hidden Valley Middle School, Lunch Manager
  • Brenda Veldevere, Purchasing, Senior Buyer
  • Nathan Morgan, West Jordan High School, Head Custodian
  • Matt Gardner, Teaching & Learning, ASB, JSD Mail Carrier
  • Lisa LeStarge, Business Services, Administrative Assistant
  • Mark Nelson, Head Custodian, Jordan School District Offices

Mountain Ridge High is Final Stop for Governor Cox on His “Connecting Utah” Tour

He said he “saved the best for last” Monday morning. Governor Spencer Cox stopped by Mountain Ridge High School as part of his 2023 “Connecting Utah” tour of all 29 Utah counties in the state. As part of the tour, he visited with high school students in each county. Mountain Ridge High was the last stop on this year’s tour.

The Governor was greeted outside the school by Principal Mike Kochevar, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey, Associate Superintendent Michael Anderson, Board of Education members, along with a small group of students and staff.

Inside the auditorium, the Governor talked about his accomplishments and about Utah’s future. He took questions from students and said he sensed real optimism on the part of young people today. Governor Cox invited students and others to meet with him on stage for a quick hello and a selfie.

The Mountain Ridge High School Madrigals performed the school song beautifully to end what was an incredible day hosting Utah’s Governor with great pride. Thank you Governor Cox for spending time with students.

Way to go Mountain Ridge High School!

Ridge View Elementary School 6th Grade Students Amazing in “Shrek The Musical, Jr.”

Students performingBig talent was on display on stage at Ridge View Elementary School as 6th grade students sang and danced their hearts out in an amazing production of “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” In the show, everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. The cast, music, and choreography were delightful in a fun filled show for the whole family. The stage set and props were also amazing.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the production from the cast, crew, Ridge View teachers and staff, along with parents and Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning. Bravo everyone!

Congratulations Jordan School District 2023 Class of Retirees

Retirement dinnerIt was a special night as the Jordan School District Board of Education honored members of the 2023 class of retirees. The Board sponsored a special dinner for retirees and recognized the various employee groups, thanking them for their years of service supporting students and education in the District. South Jordan Middle School teacher Lauryn Macedone performed, singing several beautiful numbers, accompanied by her husband James on guitar.

This year, Lynda Peterson is the longest serving retiree with 44 years working in Jordan School District as a teacher. The 2023 class of retirees spent a total of 2,167 years in education.

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and countless years of service! Your hard work serving students throughout Jordan School District has made a lasting impression on young lives. Best of luck in your retirement.