Students Launch Huge Project Hoping to Provide Hundreds of Warm Winter Coats to Those in Need During Pandemic

Students and staff stand with donated coatsSome Herriman High School business and marketing, (DECA and FBLA) students are hoping to use the skills they are learning in the classroom to fill a huge need right now – providing warm winter coats for students and families who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic.

What started out as a small coat drive for a local homeless shelter has turned into a much larger effort to provide winter coats for those in need in the communities of Riverton, West Jordan, South Jordan, Herriman, Copperton, and Bluffdale. The coat drive is called “No Cold Kids” and students have even enlisted help from Scheels. The retailer will match every donation to the coat cause. So far, the students have collected about 200 new and gently used coats. However, their goal is to collect at least 800 coats, hoping to bring at least some relief to students and families struggling during difficult times brought on by COVID-19.

Thanks to these amazing Herriman High students for caring about our communities

Friday, Oct. 16 Board of Education Meeting

Due to the number of active COVID-19 cases within Bingham, Copper Hills and Riverton High Schools, the Jordan School District Board of Education will meet for a discussion and possible action on options for these schools.

The meeting will be held tomorrow Friday, October 16 at 2 p.m. and patrons may view it online at youtube.com/user/jordanschooldistrict/live. You can view the meeting agenda using the following link:

The Board does not anticipate taking public comments during this meeting; however, they will consider written comments submitted prior to the meeting.  If you wish to provide input, please submit written comments to the Board member that represents the area in which you live.  Board member email addresses can be found on the Board of Education web page

If you do not know the Board member that represents your area, that information is available on the Board of Education Voting Districts web page.

Supercast Episode 57: JSD Students Are Largest ARUP Blood Donors in Utah

An ARUP Employee draws from a studentThey donate more blood to ARUP than any other group or organization in the State of Utah. We’re talking about Jordan School District high school students.

On this episode of the Supercast, we visit a blood drive at Copper Hills High organized by HOSA students. We talk to the student donors and find out why CHHS manages to donate a record amount of blood each year and why ARUP couldn’t do their life-saving work without students.


Antelope Canyon Comes up with Secret Plan to Announce Official School Colors

Students running through colored streamersStudents at the new Antelope Canyon Elementary School in West Jordan thought they were being asked to go outside to participate in a fire drill, but the principal and assistant principal had a secret surprise planned. As soon as everyone was out of the building, they quickly went to work covering every entrance into the building with streamers representing the school’s new colors and pictures of the school’s new mascot, the Pronghorn. When students and staff came back into the building there were shouts of joy as they realized BLUE, GRAY AND WHITE are the official colors of the Antelope Canyon Pronghorns.

Students selected several different color options and then the entire school voted on them. The winning colors appeared to be a big hit as students cheered and applauded when the schoolwide announcement was made to introduce the official colors.

We are excited to see the Antelope Canyon Pronghorns make lasting memories in their amazing new school.

Community Helps to Keep Kids from Going Hungry Over Fall Break

Pictures of food for fall break bagsJosefina Swensen is once again hard at work inside Majestic Elementary School. She is on a mission to make sure students don’t go hungry during fall break. So, Josefina is filling fall break food bags, one for every single student in the school. The food bags are filled with everything from fruit snacks, tuna, soup and cereal to Ramen noodles, crackers, cheese, pop tarts and pudding. Generous support from the community like ‘Kids Eat’ and ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ have made it possible to provide the food for students while they are away from school next week.
Thanks to Josefina and our kind, caring community partners for helping to meet the needs of students every day.