Dear Students, Staff and Patrons,
Reports indicate a cold storm could impact the morning commute with rain, freezing rain and possibly snow creating slippery conditions on roadways.
We urge caution on all roadways and sidewalks. We urge everyone to please allow extra time necessary for safe travel.
Also, be aware of slippery conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots, sidewalks and other walkways around our schools.
Some buses may be delayed as they take extra time to transport students safely to school.
The safety of students, teachers and staff, as well as members of the community, is very important to us.
Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at jordandistrict.org/resources/emergency.
How do you prepare and serve 33,000 Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings and do it successfully? It is not easy but that is exactly what the lunch ladies and Nutrition Services staff accomplished this week. They took on the enormous task, providing a Thanksgiving meal to students in every single Jordan School District school. They also made sure teachers, aids, office staff, custodians and maintenance workers were treated to a turkey dinner.
When you break it down, this is part of what went into making the mega turkey dinner:
- 4,000 Pounds of Turkey
- 25,000 Homemade Rolls
- 25,000 Servings of Mashed Potatoes
While the Thanksgiving meal is always a big hit, the most popular menu item in our schools is the lunch ladies’ homemade macaroni and cheese. If you would like to add mac and cheese to your Thanksgiving dinner table – here is the secret recipe.
Jordan School District Macaroni and Cheese (12 servings)
- 3 1⁄3 cups milk
- 4 1⁄2 tbsp margarine or butter
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 16 ounces elbow macaroni
- 1 3⁄4 pound processed American cheese
Combine milk, margarine, mustard, pepper and cheese in a pan. Stir over medium to low heat until melted and creamy. Cook macaroni in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Do not overcook. Drain well. Add macaroni to cheese sauce and stir well. Enjoy!
While many children and teens take weeks compiling Christmas wish lists, there are students in Jordan School District who want nothing more than a warm coat, a pair of socks or something for their siblings. In this episode of the Supercast, you will hear heart warming stories about the effort to provide “Christmas for Kids” who would otherwise have little or nothing under the tree this holiday season.
Cyprus Credit Union and Fox 13’s The Place have selected Jordan School District teacher SaraJo Martin as November’s ‘Teacher of the Month.’ Ms. Martin has been teaching Utah kids for over 39 years and is currently a kindergarten teacher at Foothills Elementary. After a successful battle against cancer, she even donated her hair to ‘Locks of Love’ to help others on their journeys to fight cancer. During a school-wide assembly, representatives from Fox 13 and Cyprus Credit Union presented Ms. Martin with a $1,000 check, half to spend on her class, and the other half to spend on herself.
Ms. Martin, thank you for your hard work and dedication; you are a shining example to all educators.
It was a night of saying thanks as students, teachers, staff, parents and members of the community came together to officially dedicate Ridge View Elementary School in Herriman. Student council members led a flag ceremony and members of the Ridge View Elementary choir performed the school song along with “We Can Make the Difference.” Principal Meredith Doleac said great students, supportive parents and amazing teachers are already helping the school create rich traditions and achieve student success. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford thanked everyone who helped to make the new school possible and said it was time to give Ridge View Elementary School back to the community.
A special thanks to Board of Education member Darrell Robinson for delivering the dedication speech.