Copper Hills High School Educator Recognized as ‘New Teacher of the Year’

Picture of MadisonJoin us in congratulating Madison Jenkins who is being honored by the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as the “New Teacher of the Year.”  Ms. Jenkins, a health teacher at Copper Hills, was awarded in the Utah ACTE Health Science Division and selected, in part, because of her commitment to education, health science and Utah ACTE.

We are very proud of your accomplishment. Keep up the great work, Madison Jenkins!

PTSA Unveils Big Surprise for West Jordan High Teachers and Staff

West Jordan High School Ribbon Cutting Members of the PTSA are known for doing some pretty amazing things to support students, teachers and staff in our schools, and what they did at West Jordan High School is no exception. In an effort to express their true appreciation for teachers, the WJHS PTSA decided to do whatever they had to in order to complete a total remodel of the faculty room. Led by PTSA President Mele Misifoa, the makeover happened and teachers, along with staff at the school couldn’t be more thrilled. They celebrated the remodel with a special ribbon cutting and unveiling of the new furniture and decor.

Thank you, PTSA, for your constant support of students, teachers, staff and education

Supercast Episode 93: School Counselors Get Surprise of a Lifetime

Counselors receive their awardsThey are a source of strength, kindness and compassion for students, always ready and willing to help in any way they can. We are talking about school counselors.

On this episode of the Supercast, find out what happens when the Superintendent joins in on a big surprise for some of these dedicated employees. Employees who had no idea they were about to receive the honor of a lifetime.

South Jordan Elementary Teachers and Students All Dressed Up for Fun Day of Learning

Picture of Harry Potter StudentsIt was a fun day of learning for students and teachers at South Jordan Elementary School with lots of Harry Potter look-alikes, cowboys and pioneers in classrooms from one end of the building to another. That’s because some teachers worked hard and collaborated creating a theme day to spark creativity in learning.

The 5th grade team participated in a “Harry Potter STEM Day” with all kinds of activities and lessons created with the Wizarding World and School of Hogwarts in mind. Students even participated in a fun game of Quidditch.

In the 4th grade, students worked on things like making their own jewelry, some dressed in pioneer-type attire for the “Rendezvous Day” theme.

And there were lots of cute cowboy hats and boots in first grade for the “Cowboy Day” theme.

Thanks to these amazing teachers for making learning fun and engaging for students.

South Valley Students Deliver Handmade Tables to Their Home School

Students stand with tables they builtWest Hills Middle School students gave back to their school by building and delivering handmade tables. The students constructed the tables as a part of the “South Valley School Woodshop” program designed to give students skills to obtain employment after graduating. It was a special honor for the students to build furniture for their own home school. The tables will be used by students in 7th grade science classes.

Keep up the great work, students, on making such well-built furniture. The skills you are learning today will take you far.