Please Join Us for Jordan Parent University

Please join us for the upcoming Jordan Parent University. This event is free and open to the public and is focused on teens, opioids and vaping. Find out what parents need to know about the serious dangers threatening student safety and hear from experts about combating the growing crisis in our communities.

Jordan Parent University will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mountain Ridge High, 14100 S. Sentinel Ridge Blvd. in Herriman See you there!

Jordan School District Students Successful in FIRST LEGO League Competition

Picture of students in LEGO competitionA number of Jordan School District students showcased their knowledge and creativity finding success in a recent FIST LEGO League qualifier. The teams represented students from Ridge View, Welby and Monte Vista Elementary Schools along with Elk Ridge and South Jordan Middle School students.

The Robo Vipers won 1st place in Robot Design and will now move on to the state competition at Weber State University.

The e-LEMON-ators won 1st place in Core Values and will also compete at the state competition.

The Robotic Raptors won 2nd place in Robot Design.

Congratulations to these amazing students! We are very proud of all the hard work they have put into their projects and computer programming so far this school year.

Southland STEAM Night Fun and Educational for Families

Students doing STEAM activityIt was a night focused on family fun through hands-on learning in a variety of creative ways. About 228 students and their families attended the STEAM night at Southland Elementary School. Rooms were set up for activities in Science, Technology, Emotional Wellness, Art and Math (STEAM.) All students were given a punch card and encouraged to visit each room with their family members. The punch cards were traded for a prize at the end of the night.

STEAM Night included the following:

  • Science & Engineering Activities ranged from building a model from tongue depressors and rubber bands to playing the piano with bananas and a computer
  • Technology Participants were taken through a Nearpod presentation where they learned about all of the technology software that students have access to and how it
    enhances their learning.
  • Emotional Wellness The school’s guidance counselor discussed all areas of student mental health including how to help your child deal with grief – internet and
    computer safety, how to build a healthy relationship with your student and more.
  • Art Student art was displayed throughout the building for
    participants to enjoy.
  • Math Mathnasium showed families simple math games that
    they can recreate at home with supplies found around the house.

Thanks to everyone who participated making STEAM night such a success!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: 2020 Legislative Priorities

Picture of teacher and students in classroomMembers of the Board of Education recently met with local elected officials to talk about the Board’s 2020 Legislative Priorities.

The legislative priorities are as follows:

High Quality Instruction
We will continue to encourage quality instruction by providing our teachers competitive salaries, coaching, professional development, support staff, and resources to help our students learn at the highest levels.

  • Continue to implement salary options to attract and retain quality teachers
  • Remove barriers to competency education

Adequate Funding
We can best meet the needs of the District with an increase in WPU along with funding for enrollment growth, TSSA, and equalization.

  • Increase WPU and funding for enrollment growth.
  • Work collaboratively with the Utah Legislature to explore solutions to solve the tax imbalance in a way that ensures appropriate funding for education.

Mental Health and Wellness
We will continue to provide increased access to mental health resources and services along with continuing our health and wellness efforts.

  • Continue to provide access to mental health resources and services.
  • Support legislation regarding regulation of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Safe Schools
We realize the importance of maintaining our focus on school safety and the training of school staff, students and community.

  • Allow for local control of school safety options to address unique needs.

Transportation
We realize the need for continued busing to insure the safety and well being of our students as they travel to and from school and sponsored events.

  • Support transportation costs to 85%.

Supercast Episode 20: D.A.R.E. to Be Different

A student shakes hands with a police officerYou may have heard about the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, better known as D.A.R.E., but do you know what the program really does for kids in our schools these days?

In this episode of the Supercast, we talk to West Jordan Police about bringing D.A.R.E. back, how it is impacting young lives and proving to students that police are more than emergency first-responders. They are our friends as well.