WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Tips for a Happy Fall Break

Wellness WednesdayNext week, Jordan School District students, teachers and staff will be taking a break from the regular routine of school for a weeklong fall recess. This break is a great opportunity for students and families to spend their time re-charging and focusing on improving their individual wellness.

A fun way to focus on wellness is by playing our Health and Wellness Team’s Self-Care Bingo. Get 5 in a row any direction or, for the ultimate wellness challenge, try and get blackout over fall break!

We wish everyone a fun and safe fall recess and hope you take some time to care of yourselves.

For Health and Wellness resources visit wellness.jordandistrict.org.


West Jordan Middle Teacher and Afterschool Program Coordinator is Recognized as Best in State

Picture of Mr. FrandsenCongratulations to Ryan Frandsen, West Jordan Middle School’s Afterschool Program Coordinator. Ryan has been very busy building the Afterschool Program at WJMS where there are now more than 30 activities taking place during the week.

Because of his dedication to students and outstanding work improving the lives of youth through out-of-school time programming and activities, Mr. Frandsen was recognized as the “Utah Afterschool Site Coordinator of the Year” by the Utah Afterschool Network.

The afterschool activities offered at WJMS help to keep students engaged, learning, and in a safe environment after school ends, until parents arrive home. Mr. Frandsen has recruited more than 60 teachers to volunteer in the Afterschool Programs and he makes sure they have what they need to run the programs successfully.

Thank you, Ryan Frandsen, for having such a positive impact on so many young lives.

Mountain Creek Middle School Students Kick Off Kindness Initiative with Big Heart

Students make a heart on the school lawn. They are putting their hearts and souls into a “Choose Kind” initiative at Mountain Creek Middle School. To officially kick off the schoolwide initiative, the entire student body took to the field outside of school and formed one big, united heart to prove it. The human heart was photographed by drone pilot Jason Yeaman. The school theme for this year’s “Choose Kind” initiative is “CommUNITY.” Students and staff hope that regular activities to promote kindness throughout the school year will lead to a permanent culture of kindness at Mountain Creek Middle.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: First Ever JSD School Counselor Carpool Karaoke

They work tirelessly to support students in schools throughout Jordan School District and we are so proud of the tremendous impact these professional men and women have on students each and every day. We are talking about school guidance counselors.

Recently, some of them decided it was time to send a message to students through song in their attempt at SCHOOL COUNSELOR CARPOOL KARAOKE while cruising the parking lot at Riverton High.

Watch this and enjoy!