FUN FACT FRIDAY: Custodians Hard At Work on Summer Cleaning Projects

Custodians polish flood at West Jordan High School. There is no summer break for custodians in Jordan School District who do some of their hardest work in the heat of summer.

Our custodians, along with summer sweepers, have been cleaning more than 7 million square feet of building space District-wide including carpets, floors, desks, chairs, bathrooms and light fixtures. That is like cleaning about 2,800 average sized homes! They also clean more than 25,000 lockers inside and out at our secondary schools alone. And if you walk into any gymnasium, you know the floors absolutely shine because of summer refinishing and polishing work that is done. This summer, custodians will clean and polish about 200,000 square feet of floor using 485 gallons of finish and 390 gallons of base coat over the summer months.

Outside there is plenty of work going on as well as crews tend to more than 1,000 acres of grass, playground and playing field space.

We appreciate the hard work of our custodians over the summer months and throughout the year. Thank you for making our schools and offices such a welcoming place for students, staff and patrons.

Farewell Message from Superintendent Johnson

Superintendent Johnson gives students a high-five on the first day of school. Dear Outstanding Employees, Patrons and Board Members of Jordan School District,

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Superintendent. I have learned much from you over the past eight years and will take those lessons learned and implement them into my life as I interact with the lives of others.

Thank you for the incredible impact you all have had on my life with your great passion for and advocacy of public education. I am grateful for your genuine hearts and incredible desires to provide the very best education possible for the young people of Jordan School District.

I am excited to watch and cheer as Superintendent Godfrey launches JSD into its next chapter of greatness! Enjoy the incredible journey and continue to reach for excellence as you strive to serve Every Child, Every Day!

With gratitude and great appreciation,
Pasti
Patrice A. Johnson, Ed. D.
Superintendent
Jordan School District

South Jordan Elementary Teacher Shares her Passion for Music

Bonnie Crockett, a teacher at South Jordan Elementary School, has a passion for teaching kids to play musical instruments. For several years she has been teaching kids how to play ukeleles and harmonicas in after-school music clubs. This year, Ms. Crocketts was awarded a grant from the Jordan School District Board of Education for her hard work in helping students develop a passion for music. Ms. Crockett says she sees how these clubs help kids build a love for learning and helps them form bonds with other students.

Thanks, Ms. Crockett, for sharing your passion in time with the students at South Jordan Elementary.

Foothills Elementary School 4th-Graders Take The Stage to Celebrate Utah History

Foothills Elementary School’s annual play celebrating Utah history was performed with a twist this year to honor the 150th anniversary of the completion of the ‘Trans-Continental Rail Road’ in the Utah desert. Jodi White, the ‘Beverley Taylor Sorenson’ Drama Specialist for the school, modified their regular program to spotlight the accomplishments surrounding the ‘Golden Spike Event.’ She said students have been working on the play since April, with students practicing daily for the last three weeks.

Great job students and staff at Foothills Elementary for an amazing performance!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: 2019 Summer Projects in Full Swing

A contractor works in the celling at West Jordan High School. If you visit any number of schools in Jordan School District you will see crews working tirelessly to complete summer projects before students and staff arrive back for a new school year. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Bingham High School Renovation
  • Columbia Elementary School Sidewalk Addition/Parking Lot
  • Transportation Expansion
  • West Jordan High School Counseling Center Renovation and Daycare Center
  • Monte Vista Elementary School Addition
  • Copper Mountain Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Fort Herriman Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Sunset Ridge Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • West Hills Middle School Office and Security Entrance
  • Herriman High School New Turf on Playing Field
  • Riverton High School Weight Room and Boilers