District Art Teachers Recognized by USBE for Excellence in Arts Education

Join us in congratulating two amazing Jordan School District teachers honored with a Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education. Westland Elementary School art teacher Lori Nickerson received the award for her excellence in elementary arts integration. Blackridge Elementary School music teacher Joshua Roberts received the award for excellence in music instruction.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) supported by a grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation honored the educations at a special banquet. The awards recognize distinguished educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice at Utah’s public schools.

Congratulations to Lori Nickerson and Joshua Roberts! Keep up the great work inspiring students in the arts.

Congratulations Jordan School District 2022 Class of Retirees

West Jordan High School students sing to retireesIt was a special night as the Jordan School District Board of Education recognized and honored members of the 2022 class of retirees. The Board sponsored a special dinner and the West Jordan High School Madrigals, directed by Keith Evans, performed a selection of beautiful musical numbers for the retirees.

This year, Diane Dennison is the longest serving retiree with 42 years working in Jordan School District as an elementary school teacher. The 2022 class of retirees spent a total of 2,325 years in education.

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and countless years of service! Your hard work serving students throughout Jordan School District has made a lasting impression on young lives. Best of luck in your retirement.

Aspen Elementary Hosts Fun and Creative Community Night

Aspen Elementary Students Make Crafts with a Staff Member Aspen Elementary Hosts Fun and Creative Community Night

It was a family night out that included everything from fishing, carnival games and winning prizes to sharing information about health and wellness. Aspen Elementary School hosted a fun and creative community night where families could visit a wide variety of booths which provided information about all of the District and community resources available to them. Even police joined in the fun getting to know students and their families.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Community Night a great evening out for Aspen Elementary students and their families.

Elementary School Special Education Students Compete in Fun Olympics-Style Sports Day

It was an exciting and competitive day for some elementary school special education students, along with their peers and it all started with a parade of athletes. Several hundred students with and without disabilities competed side-by-side in a fun Olympics-style Sports Day, which is part of the Unified Sports program in Jordan School District.

There was also a podium where students were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for their participation in the track and field events. It was a day of building friendships, understanding and inclusion among all students.

Thanks to everyone involved for making this an amazing event for our students!