Join in the Fun for the Chinese New Year Celebration at Herriman High

Chinese New Year Celebration FlyerIt will be an evening of fun with cultural presentations, educational games, food, and a fantastic program. Jordan School District students will lead this authentic celebration where people can browse interactive cultural exhibits, participate in games, and take in amazing displays. There will be a cultural program in the auditorium and food will be available for purchase from Fatty Tuna and Panda Express.

The celebration is this Thursday, January 26, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Herriman High School and everyone is invited.

Supercast Episode 176: Mountain Ridge High Special Education Teacher is Women’s World Arm Wrestling Champion

She is a champion for students with special needs in her classroom at Mountain Ridge High School. Now, Sarah Lafond has risen to the top in something else she is passionate about. Sarah recently became the women’s world champion in arm wrestling during a competition in France.

On this episode of the Supercast, we head to Mountain Ridge High where we meet this dynamic educator and athlete who is a powerful force in and outside the classroom.

Southland Dual Language Immersion Students Share Their Cultural Knowledge with Others

Students learn how to use a Chinese yo-yoWith the Lunar New Year celebrations starting, students enrolled in the Chinese dual immersion program (DLI) at Southland Elementary took the opportunity to use their new cultural skills to teach other students about Chinese cultural traditions. The DLI students showed how to use a Chinese yo-yo and chopstix, crafted with paper cutouts, and wrote traditional couplets to hang at home. Students from all grades at the school had a chance to participate in the events and learn from their DLI peers.

Great job, Southland teachers and students, for bringing Lunar New Year celebrations and knowledge to the whole school. Keep up the great work!

Supercast Episode 175: Meet the Safety, Health and Wellness Team Hard at Work in JSD

Superintendent with the Student Services teamThey are a top-notch team of professionals devoted to promoting the individual growth and well-being of students, teachers, staff and families throughout Jordan School District.

On this episode of the Supercast, we sit down with the District’s Student Services team to hear about the important work they do on a daily basis supporting the overall social emotional wellness of students in and outside of school, empowering them to achieve academic success, along with college and career development.

Listen and learn about services available to support your child and your family.

Jordan Education Foundation Celebrates Generosity of Donors

Picture of Superintendent speaking at donor luncheonIt was a day to celebrate everyone who supports students, teachers, and education by donating to and being involved with the Jordan Education Foundation. The Foundation held its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the JATC South in Riverton. Guests were able to visit a variety of educational booths, which featured different programs donors support, programs that make a big difference in the lives of students and teachers.

The theme of the luncheon was “The Power of Connection.” JEF Executive Director Mike Haynes made the opening remarks welcoming everyone, thanking donors for using the power of connection to unite as a community supporting students, teachers, classrooms, staff, and a growing number of refugee families throughout Jordan School District. Superintendent Anthony Godfrey and JEF Board President Dawn Ramsey also talked about the important work donors support and the difference they make in education.

A sincere thank you to everyone using “The Power of Connection” to better the lives and education of students in Jordan School District!