Supercast Episode 234: High School Sophomores Turn 4 Years Old, Long-Time Teacher Turns Sweet 16, Celebrating Leap Year Birthdays

Superintendent celebrates Leap Year birthdaysThey are twins attending West Jordan High School in their sophomore year and they are turning 4 years old. At Antelope Canyon Elementary School a long-time second grade teacher is finally turning sweet 16.

On this episode of the Supercast, we find out what it’s like to have a leap year birthday. A birthday that comes around just once every four years on February 29, when the year is actually 366 days long, instead of the regular 365. Are leap year birthday folks forever young, let’s find out.

Supercast Episode 233: Joel P. Jensen Middle School Celebrates 40 Year Birthday with Big Bash

Superintendent with JPJMS staffIt was an evening of fun traveling back in time to 1984 when Joel P. Jensen Middle School first opened its doors. Joel P. Jensen recently threw a big birthday bash to commemorate four decades of being a part of the community.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the 80’s style party where everyone was having fun celebrating 40 years of history, making memories, building friendships, and educating students.

Supercast Episode 232: A Lesson About Bugs as Grub, Are Students Eating It Up?

Superintendent with students holding bugsIt is a lesson that can drive some student’s buggy, while others are literally eating it up.

On this episode of the Supercast, we head to Mountain Creek Middle School where we find social studies teacher Kristina Meng bringing some creepy, crawly creatures into the classroom. It’s for a lesson on how bugs are considered a culinary delight in some cultures around the world. Join us for a classroom taste test like no other and a lesson students won’t soon forget.


Supercast Episode 231: Aged to Perfection, First Graders Celebrate 100 Days into School Year

Superintendent with some "old" studentsRecently many first-grade classrooms in Jordan School District looked a little more like lively senior centers because students and staff were celebrating the first 100 days of the school year by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.

On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to some very impressive silver-haired students at Silver Crest Elementary School about their 100th day costumes. Find out what they say about the aging process and when someone is considered “old.”

We’re going to start however, with some teachers who also look “aged to perfection” on the 100th day.

Supercast Episode 230: Not an Ordinary Elementary School Orchestra at Welby

Superintendent with the Welby OrchestraTake one listen and you will quickly discover that it is not your ordinary elementary school orchestra…this one is extraordinary.

On this episode of the Supercast, we find out what makes the Welby Elementary School orchestra so amazing with students playing and performing at very high levels. Listen in as we learn about the young orchestra members and their love for musical instruments and making magical music.