Supercast Episode 253: Jordan School District Receives Top International Award for Use of Cutting-Edge Technology, Meet Members of the Digital Learning Team

Supercast Episode 253 Album Art WorkIt is one of the highest and most prestigious honors given each year recognizing school districts who are transforming education through the use of cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence in the classroom. Competing against school districts from all corners of the world, Jordan School District was a top 2024 winner in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Awards.

On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to members of the Digital Learning team helping Jordan be a changemaker, shaping the future of education with the proactive and innovative use of technology.

Custodians and Sweepers Hard at Work Over Summer Months Making Schools and Buildings Shine!

They are polishing floors, deep cleaning bathrooms, cleaning and resetting lockers, and making every inch of our schools and buildings sparkle. They are also out in the heat trimming, working on lawns, and perfecting playing fields. Take a minute out of your day to say thank you to custodians and sweepers who are hard at work over the summer months to make sure students and employees return to schools and buildings that are clean, well maintained, and welcoming.

These valuable employees contribute to the important first impressions in our schools and buildings, they lend a helping hand wherever they are needed, and they never miss a beat, even in the high summer heat. They are such an important part of the Jordan School District family.

Thank you, custodians and sweepers!

Introducing ParentSquare – The New JSD Communication Platform

ParentSquareWe are excited to announce that Jordan School District will now be using ParentSquare to share communication from schools and the District. ParentSquare has replaced Skylert as the District’s new communication platform.

With ParentSquare you will receive all District and school communication via email, text, and/or app, based on your preference. Messages may be translated to your preferred home language indicated in Skyward.

Customize Your Communication Settings
You will receive an invitation email or text message directly from your school to customize ParentSquare. Please use the link you receive from your school to set up your notification preferences. It takes less than a minute. If you do nothing, you will still receive email or text messages. 

You can use the ParentSquare app on any device. The app is available at You can also communicate through email and text messaging without downloading the app.

We look forward to connecting with you through ParentSquare. You will receive additional information from your school soon.

Supercast Episode 252: What is the Mustang Battalion at Herriman High School?

Superindendent with the Mustang BattalionIt’s called the Mustang Battalion at Herriman High School and it is the first Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps or JROTC program in Jordan School District.

On this episode of the Supercast, meet students involved in the program and find out how it is teaching them valuable leadership skills which will last a lifetime. Also, find out what the JROTC program IS and what it IS NOT, as they celebrate their first full year at Herriman High.

Columbia Elementary School’s Angela Drope is KSL NewsRadio “Teacher Tribute Winner”

Picture of Angela DropeShe is described as the glue that holds her teaching team together. That is just one reason Columbia Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Angela Drope is being honored as a KSL NewsRadio and Cyprus Credit Union “Teacher Tribute Winner!” KSL is honoring teachers each month to recognize the incredible ways they go above and beyond every day.

A co-worker who nominated Ms. Drope said “Angie has been my rock since I have worked at Columbia. Her empathy, understanding, and humor have brought light into even the most challenging days. She has a gift for making everyone feel valued and included.”

The co-worker described Ms. Drope as a team leader who has the ability to guide and inspire those around her. She possesses a unique blend of vision and action that motivates the team to strive for excellence.

Please join us in congratulating this amazing educator, Angela Drope. Keep up the great work inspiring those around you and helping students succeed.