Thanks to Holiday Oil for Helping Kids and Their Families for the Holidays

It will go a long way in feeding students and their families this holiday season. Holiday Oil stepped up in a big way to collect all kinds of food for the Thanksgiving table and to support Principal’s Pantries in Jordan School District Schools. The donation comes at a time when demand is as high as it has ever been to support those living in our communities.

Holiday Oil also made a financial contribution to the Jordan Education Foundation to help with their annual Christmas for Kids event.

Thank you, Holiday Oil, for making this season much brighter for so many!

Utah Jazz and Jordan Clarkson Provide Thanksgiving and Some Fun for Hundreds of Families

It was an afternoon of great fun and gratitude for about 350 families. The families received full Thanksgiving meals thanks to the generosity of the Utah Jazz and the Jordan Clarkson “JC Cares Foundation”. The meals were distributed at Heartland Elementary School with help of volunteers, the Jordan Education Foundation, and Heartland principal Buddy Alger and his staff.

The Jazz star player, Jordan Clarkson himself, showed up at Heartland Elementary, along with Phoenix Suns’ star Devin Booker, to meet with families, take pictures, sign autographs, and to serve up lots of smiles.

Thanks to Jordan Clarkson, the Utah Jazz, Devin Booker, and all the volunteers for making Thanksgiving happen for those who may have otherwise gone without. You are hero’s working for kids and their families in our communities!

Students Organize Day of Service to Support Service Members, Seniors, and Children with Special Needs in the Community

They are young people with big hearts who want to give back to the community. On Friday, students who attend the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy in grades K-12, came together in-person for a day of service to benefit others in the communities where they live. It was an opportunity for the online learning students to spend time together making a difference in the lives of others.

The students participated in tying blankets for local hospitals, making yarn snow balls for students with special needs at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School, writing thank you cards for local service members, and coloring cards for the elderly.

Great job and thank you for your wonderful acts of kindness JVLA students and staff!

Students Honor the Legacy of Ruby Bridges with a Community Walk to School

On November 14th, Falcon Ridge Elementary and Monte Vista Elementary students, staff, and parents walked to school in honor of “Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.” The event commemorates the courageous step of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to attend a formerly segregated school in Louisiana. Each year, students walk to school on November 14th to raise awareness about racism and bullying in all forms.

Thank you to all students, staff, and community members who participated in this year’s “Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.”

Supercast Episode 219: Why a Former Student Is Still Craving Bingham High Cafeteria Food Years After Graduation

Superintendent with Bingham Alumni and Chicken SandwichesYears after graduating from Bingham High School, a former student couldn’t stop craving a cafeteria item she ate almost every day at school and came to doubt she would ever enjoy it again.

On this episode of the Supercast, hear the story of two Bingham High graduates, now married, and how they were downright determined to get their hands on a couple of beloved Bingham cafeteria spicy chicken sandwiches. Find out how they got the surprise of a lifetime in the process of their culinary pursuit and why they both say it was an act of kindness they will never forget.