Supercast Episode 6: Suicide Prevention

Student looks overThis podcast addresses suicide prevention.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox shares his personal experience and hard work to raise suicide prevention awareness in Utah.

Then, Jordan School District Health and Wellness Specialist, McKinley Withers, shares advice for parents on how to start a conversation about suicide prevention with students. How do you open the lines of communication and keep the conversation going.

If you or anyone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or by calling the University of Utah Crisis Line at 801-587-3000. You can also download the SafeUT app.

For additional resources visit wellness.jordandistrict.org


JATC North Aviation Class Takes Flight as Part of Delta Airlines ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

Airline Pilot students at NASAIt was a ond-day trip of a lifetime for some students enrolled in the Aircraft Pilot program at JATC North. They were invited by Delta Airlines to participate in ‘Girls in Aviation Day.’ It was a day designed to get more females interested in becoming airline pilots. Aircraft Pilot teacher, Fiona Silcox said nine girls in her class were treated to an all expenses paid flight to Houston, Texas for a day of fun and experiencing what it is like to be a pilot and to work in the aviation industry. The Delta 737 plane making the trip had an all female flight crew with about 100 girls on board from around the State of Utah. Once they landed in Houston, the students were treated to a tour of the Johnson Space Center, the Space Center Museum and NASA Space Mission Control Center. They also had the opportunity to meet and talk to a female astronaut.

We wish these young ladies the best as they pursue their future careers.

Holocaust Survivor Brings Powerful Message to Middle School Students

Ruth Kapp Hartz talks to students.Elk Ridge Middle School students heard from Holocaust survivor Ruth Kapp Hartz, who is the subject of the book titled “Your Name is Renée.” Ruth hopes that talking about her experiences of surviving in Nazi-controlled Europe as a child will help others fight intolerance and give a voice to those that feel marginalized. She says that the students of today will become the voices of tomorrow to keep the history and lessons learned from the Holocaust alive.

Thank you, Ruth, for sharing your powerful message with students.