South Valley Students Over the Moon Sharing Happy, Fun Times at Homecoming Dance

It was a night to remember for South Valley students who gathered for their own homecoming dance. The theme of the dance was “Harvest Moon.” Max Brown, a student at South Valley, was the amazing DJ providing a variety of music for students on the dance floor. There was also a homecoming picture booth and refreshments. Stylists from Taylor Andrews Academy in West Jordan provided free hair and makeup for students attending the dance.

Congratulations to the entire South Valley School team for making such magical moments and memories for students!

Copper Hills High School HOSA Holding Largest Blood Drive in the Nation

Copper Hills HOSA Students Copper Hills High School’s HOSA club and ARUP Blood Services are hosting a Blood Drive on Sept. 20 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. This blood drive is open to all community members who meet the following requirements. 

To donate blood, you need to be:

  • 18 years or older 
  • No tattoos or piercings within the last three months 
  • Not been out of the country within the last three months
  • Not currently sick 

If you are a current student at Copper Hills High School, you must bring a signed parent permission slip to the blood drive and sign up for a time slot on the following link.

Parents and community members don’t need appointments. Please check in at the front office when you arrive at the school. 

Supercast Episode 210: Students & Teachers Celebrate U.S. Constitution Month in Utah

Superintendent with students from the We the People competitionStudents and history teachers alike are excited to celebrate, after Governor Spencer Cox declared September “American Founders and Constitution Month” in Utah. It is a month where students are encouraged to read directly from the founding document each September 17, which is the anniversary of the creation of the Constitution in 1787.

On this episode of the Supercast, we head into West Jordan Middle School where they have a passion for learning about the Constitution and celebrate it by participating in a “We the People” competition every year.

South Hills Middle School Tiger Squad Walking to Save Lives and Lift Others

Tiger SquadThey are kind, caring, and determined to spread hope throughout the community. The South Hills Middle School Hope Squad participated with other community members in the annual “Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.” They walked hoping to bring suicide awareness and prevention to the community, encouraging everyone to be trained in awareness and recognizing signs for prevention.

During the “Out of the Darkness” event, students and teachers were able to meet with
community mental health resources like SafeUT, the Hope Squad booth, Valley Behavioral
Health, and Promise to Live. They learned about all the options available to anyone who is in need and the students reached their goal of gathering more than 100 signatures on a South Hills community banner showing support for their work and bringing awareness to the forefront.

Hope Squad members take great pride in helping to make a difference in their community. Sarah Carter said “I like that no one ever makes fun of me for being willing to participate in the Hope Squad here, and that everyone was willing to sign the poster and wanted to learn about what we are doing here in our school’s Hope Squad.” Nolan Astin, another Hope Squad member, said “This event is a place where everyone gets to speak their mind and not be judged by what they say or how they feel. “

Congratulations to this amazing group of students and teachers working so hard to bring awareness and prevention in an effort to lift others and save lives.

Students and Parents Help Raise Awareness for Pedestrian Safety

Students walking to school
Falcon Ridge Elementary School families took to the sidewalks and crosswalks for a good cause. The school’s PTA put on an annual walk-to-school event to help raise awareness about pedestrian safety and safe walking routes. Students were greeted by Falcon Ridge student body officers and handed snacks for participating.

What a great reminder to watch out for children and parents headed to school. Please be cautious and courteous around our school crossing zones and always be on the lookout for kids.

Thank you, Falcon Ridge PTA and Families, for creating and participating in such a wonderful and educational event.