State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joins in Tour of New Mountain Ridge High School

State Superintendent on tour of MRHSIf you walk into the brand new Mountain Ridge High School, you will see a flurry of activity right now. Students and parents are preparing for the first day with tours, registration and some are already involved in athletics.

On Wednesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson joined Jordan School District Board of Education members, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey and others on a guided tour of the new school. Already there is a feeling of Sentinel pride throughout the building and Principal Mike Kochevar says students are embracing the idea of being ‘Sentinel Strong.’

The public is invited to an open house Friday, August 16, from 3:30-6:30 followed by the schools’ first home football game, which starts at 7 p.m.

Thousands of Jordan School District Educators Come Together to Kick Off The New School Year With Inspirational Professional Development Day

Picture of educators in Expo CenterIt was a special day for educators in Jordan School District as 3,500 of them came together for a powerful Professional Development Day designed to inspire, energize and get everyone excited about possibilities for the new school year.

Superintendent Anthony Godfrey welcomed everyone encouraging them to be curious, intentional and present. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford also spoke, saying it is teachers who will change the course of history.

Keynote speakers Timothy Kanold and Dave Burgess shared messages telling educators they are the heart of education and in the life-changing business. They encouraged teachers to immerse themselves in what they do and continue to be hero’s each and every day.

Thank you to our amazing educators! Have a successful and rewarding school year!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Community Invited to Attend Open House and Official Opening of the Road to Mountain Ridge High School

Flyer With Ribbon Cutting InformationMountain Ridge High School is almost ready to open its doors to students, teachers and staff who will create lasting memories in academics, athletics and a wide variety of extracurricular activities at the new school.

On Friday, August 16 memories will be made as the community comes together to officially open the road that leads to Mountain Ridge High – Sentinel Ridge Blvd. Everyone is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony that starts at 2:30 p.m.

Then the public is invited to get a first look inside Mountain Ridge by attending an open house from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Finally, the Mountain Ridge High Sentinels play their very first football game at home against Olympus High at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

Join us as we cheer on the Sentinels!

JSD Principals and Other Administrators Join Forces to Fill School Food Pantries, Backpacks and Hygiene Kits for Students in Need

Picture of administrators filling food kitsIt was a big labor of love for more than 200 principals and administrators in Jordan School District as they joined forces to help students in need this coming school year. The principals worked together to pack 800 weekend food kits so students don’t go hungry, 800 hygiene kits for students and 800 school supply backpacks for elementary students who might otherwise go without.

The massive service project was made possible thanks to a generous $20,832.45 donation from Walmart to the Jordan Education Foundation. Wal-Mart is provided all the food, hygiene supplies and school supplies to fill 2,400 Kits for Kids!

Thank you to Walmart and all of our caring principals and administrators for helping JSD take care of kids.