Supercast Episode 141: Mountain Ridge High Student Competes on “American Ninja Warrior” TV Show

Superintendent with Tyler KurtzhalsHe will be running up warped walls, attempting notoriously difficult rope climbing and racing through gravity-defying obstacle courses.

On this episode of the Supercast we head to the gym with Mountian Ridge High School senior Tyler Kurtzhals. Tyler is training to become the next American Ninja Warrior on the TV show which premieres on Monday, June 6. Find out what it takes to make it as an elite athlete in an extremely difficult and demanding sport.


Supercast Episode 140: The Inspiring Story of Three Sterling Scholars Who Simply Love to Learn

Superintendent with STEM Sterling ScholarsThey were already excelling in math and science in second grade. By the time they hit high school, their love of learning was paying off, paving the way for a very promising future.

On this episode of the Supercast, we sit down with three Herriman High School students. All three are Sterling Scholars in STEM and recently recognized for their incredible achievements in math and computer science.


Blackridge Elementary School Transforms into the Wizarding School of Hogwarts

It was a labor of love once again for the third-grade teaching team at Blackridge Elementary School as they worked tirelessly and with great enthusiasm to transform their school into the fantasy land of Hogwarts. The creations are a part of Harry Potter ‘Fantasy Week’ at the school and brought big smiles and delight to students, teachers and staff. Even Superintendent Godfrey joined in the fun along with Principal Dave Butler who dressed up as Professor Snape showing students how to create a “crystal ball” that would briefly let them look into the future.

Everywhere you turned there were signs of Harry Potter and his wizarding world including students dressed as the famous wizard with glasses, robes and lightning bolt scars on their foreheads. Students attended potions class and also received a wand of their own. And, a day in the life of Harry Potter couldn’t go without playing a game or two of Quidditch.

We raise our wands to the third-grade teaching team for making this year’s ‘Fantasy Week’ one for the books. Well done wizards!

Supercast Episode 139: The Inspiring Story of a South Valley Student Graduating and Finding Success

Superintendent with Johnathon and SVS StaffIt is a school that provides training for special education students in character education, independent living and learning vocational skills which last a lifetime.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you to the South Valley School where we meet an amazing young man who is about to graduate. A young man named Jonathan who is making his way in life thanks, in large part, to skills he learned at South Valley. Jonathon’s positive attitude is contagious and to be in his company is a real treat. Here is Jonathon’s heartwarming story.


Supercast Episode 138: What It Takes to Be a Teacher

Superintendent with members of the JATC teacher ed programTeacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity for everyone to honor educators for their dedication to a job that is extremely rewarding and requires hard work as well.

On this special “Teacher Appreciation Week” episode of the Supercast, we find out what it takes to be a teacher, with an inside look at the District’s Teacher Ed Program offered at JATC South in Riverton.