Supercast Episode 52: Health Class Lesson Helps to Save a Life in the Lunchroom

Students with the Superintendent watching video of the Heroic MomentIt was a day in the cafeteria at West Jordan Middle School that some students will never forget. On this episode of the Supercast, hear how a 9th grade student sprang into action, using a technique he learned in health class, to save the life of his best friend who was choking. It is a story of heroism and a health teacher’s life-saving lessons.


McDonald’s Reaching Out to Thank Teachers and Support Staff in Schools

Picture of employee with McDonald's breakfastUtah McDonald’s restaurants are hoping that a little kindness will go a long way in thanking teachers and support staff in our schools right now. They are providing 6,000 coupons for teachers and support staff to redeem and enjoy a free breakfast next week. The coupons have been delivered to individual schools in the District for distribution.

Barbara Schmiett and Russ Monsive wanted to personally recognize and thank some teachers and support staff on behalf of the restaurant. They showed up at Terra Linda Elementary to express their appreciation– they even brought along some Egg McMuffins and coffee which they shared with a small group of teachers and support staff.

McDonald’s says they simply want to thank everyone for the hard work, dedication and innovation to support the success of children in our community during this challenging time.

Thanks, McDonald’s. We are lovin’ the support!

Jordan School District Begins Offering Free Meals to All Enrolled Students

School Lunch Thanks to a USDA free meal waiver, Jordan School District Nutrition Services will begin offering meals at no cost to all enrolled students beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at all school locations. No students will be charged for breakfast or lunch.

All schools will serve free meals in the school cafeteria. The meals will be served based on current serving schedules already established at each school site. Online and at-home learners may pick up meals at specific times and locations designated by each school.

In addition, beginning September 14th, free lunch and breakfast for the next morning will be available curbside for all children 18-years-old and under at the following locations:

  • Joel P. Jensen Middle
  • Elk Ridge Middle
  • South Hills Middle

Meal service at these three locations will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Children must be present to receive meals.

Only children are eligible for free meals under this waiver.

USDA does not guarantee the length of this free meal waiver.  They are committing to free meal service through December 31st, 2020 or until current funding runs out. Due to the potential expiration of this waiver, we are encouraging parents to continue applying for free and reduced meal eligibility so that they won’t experience a lapse in benefits.

West Jordan Community Comes Together for Students

Holding up school supply donationsThe City of West Jordan and its community partners donated several bins worth of school supplies and cleaning products to the Jordan Education Foundation. Several collection spots were set up in the city for the public to donate new school supplies. They collected dozens of backpacks, binders, crayons, pencils, and hand sanitizer. The donations are being distributed to students through the “Principal Pantry” program at West Jordan schools.

Thank you to the citizens, staff, and businesses of West Jordan helped make students’ lives a little bit easier this year.