New Majestic Elementary Arts Academy Inspiring Young Student Artists

Picture of Student ArtworkIt is a school focused on visual and instrumental arts and already the new Majestic Elementary Arts Academy is bringing out the best in young students, encouraging creativity and bringing artistic talents to life.

Majestic Visual Art Specialist Ishel Brimhall Hertz says students have been showing incredible skill in the arts this year. They have studied art history, experimented with different tools, and enjoyed the innovative process of art making. Ms Brimhall Hertz says “Because of our school’s dedication to the arts, our students have felt seen and heard. Their artwork is beautiful and full of personal meaning. It is so amazing to know that our district cares so much about the arts. The support really is making a difference in our student’s lives.”

Keep up the inspiring work students and staff at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy!

Supercast Episode 108: New Technology Helping to Keep Students Safe

Superintendent with Angie RasmussenIt is designed to help keep students safe in and outside of school. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk about new technology called “Bark,” which helps to detect signs of things like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation and threats of school violence. Listen and find out how this new technology is already proving successful in saving lives in Jordan School District.


Herriman High Student from Haiti Joining with FBLA Hoping to Provide Tents for Families Who Lost Homes and Belongings in Devastating Earthquake

Herriman FBLA students and the owner of Cucina pose for a photoHerriman High School students have taken the skills they have learned through the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program and their own life experiences to sponsor a project for a good cause. Ashinti St. Clair, Clark Fiedler, and Sofia Ampugiarroyo have partnered with Cucina Restaurant to raise money to send 1000 tents to Haiti to help victims of the 7.2 August earthquake.

For Ashinti growing up in Haiti and living through devastating earthquakes that destroyed her own home when she was just seven years old gives this project extra meaning. She talked with KSL TV about how her experience led her to help those experiencing what she went through. “We just slept, literally on the floor, just covered for us, and I remember like a tent would have been something we would have really appreciated back then.”

If you would like to help the students reach their goal of sending 1000 tents to Haiti before November, visit their Amazon registry at www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3DQ9MZWBB4OAR/guest-view?ref=gr_search_page_result

Supercast Episode 107: A Rare Gem of a Class at Herriman High School

Superintendent stands with jewelry class StudentsYou could say it is a rare gem at Herriman High School and it’s giving students a brand-new experience in education. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the first ever jewelry making class where creativity is coming alive with the creation of one-of-a-kind accessories.

Join us as we head into the classroom with teacher Sommer Bousch and her students.