High School Students Already Hard at Work On First Day of School

Students gather under a sign that reads "Welcome to the Ridge"Welcome back JSD high school students who headed back to class with high hopes of having a happy and successful school year in academics, athletics and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Best of luck to Bingham, Copper Hills, Herriman, Mountain Ridge, Riverton, Mountain Ridge, West Jordan, Valley and South Valley High Schools.

May this be the best year ever with memories to last a lifetime!

A Warm Welcome To JSD 7th Grade Students

Picture of principal and 7th grade studentIt was an exciting morning at our middle schools as 7th grade orientation had students walking the halls, meeting teachers and trying their hand at lockers figuring out combinations and doing some fancy locker decorating. One student’s locker has a disco ball, with decorative lights, picture frames ready to be filled and a fur rug.

At the new West Jordan Middle School, they are ready for a new beginning with bright hallways and welcoming classrooms. Principal Dixie Garrison even began the year with KSL TV interview.

At Oquirrh Hills Middle Principal Donna Hunter took selfies with a sign that said “It’s the first day of school and already my principal likes me.”

Have a safe and successful 2019-20 school year filled with memories you will never foget!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Mark Opening of Mountain Ridge High School and Sentinel Ridge Blvd

Ribbon cutting at Mountain Ridge High SchoolIt was a day of ceremonies at the brand new Mountain Ridge High School in Herriman. Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies marked the official opening of the school and the road leading to Mountain Ridge High – Sentinel Ridge Blvd.

Thanks to Mountain Ridge High cheerleaders, madrigals, Principal Kochevar, Board of Education member Darrell Robinson, Herriman City and Riverton City for making it a true celebration of the school, safety and students!

Wishing the Mountain Ridge High Sentinels a successful school year filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Five New Schools Set to Open On Time and Under Budget in Jordan School District as 2019-20 School Year Begins

Picture of new school cafeteriaIt has been a race to the finish as crews work to put the finishing touches on five new schools opening in Jordan School District for the 2019-20 school year. Having all the new schools ready to open and welcome students for the first day of school has been a huge undertaking. However, thanks to hard working staff, construction crews and principals who have spent countless hours making sure everything is ready – the doors to all five new schools will open on time and under budget.

The first new school to open is Mountain Ridge High School (Herriman) on Monday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m. This school is opening one year early.

On Tuesday, August 20, Mountain Point (Bluffdale) and Ridge View Elementary Schools (Herriman) open along with Mountain Creek Middle School (South Jordan) and the rebuild of West Jordan Middle School.

Elementary School Teachers Try Goat Yoga in the Gym Hoping to Relax Before Hectic School Year Begins

Teachers doing goat yogaSome teachers at Columbia Elementary School were all smiles as a bunch of small barnyard goats made a stop at the school Friday morning. The teachers agreed to participate in Goat Yoga. It’s an idea from Principal Abe Yospe who jokingly convinced students last year that he kept pet goats in the non-existent basement of the school. Joking aside, Mr. Yosbe just wanted teachers in the Goat Yoga class to share some laughs and get relaxed and ready for the school year by trying something new. And it worked!

The adorable goats did manage to take some stress out of teachers getting ready for the first day of school. The furry friends wasted no time climbing on the teachers’ backs, snuggling up to teachers and tag teaming some teachers who found themselves in a yoga position with two or three goats on their backs at a time.

It was such fun to see the smiles all around. Have a wonderful, safe and successful school year Columbia Elementary – and keep smiling!