Foothills Elementary School Students Win Reading Challenge and Turn Principal Into Human Ice Cream Sundae

When Principal Cherie Wilson wanted to get students at Foothills Elementary School more excited about reading and doing it on a regular basis, she came up with a challenge. Ms. Wilson told the student body if they managed to read for ONE MILLION MINUTES over the course of several months, she would let them turn her into a human ice cream sundae. The students took the challenge on and won – accumulating 1.6 MILLION MINUTES of reading since February! In fact, one student, Katie Varga, tallied 50-thousand minutes of reading time alone.

Because of their victory, the entire student body gathered in the gym to put their human sundae making skills to the test with ice cream, all kinds of syrup toppings, sprinkles, cherries, chocolate, whip cream and more – scooping and pouring it all on Principal Wilson.

WATCH THIS VIDEO OF THE HUMAN ICE CREAM SUNDAE!

Teachers Help Families New to the United States Learn Survival English

Oquirrh Elementary School teachers were inspired to help kids and parents, new to the community, learn English after seeing students in their classes struggle. Using money from teacher grants made possible by Jordan School District Board of Education, the teachers started a biweekly afterschool class where families can learn language skills to help them in their everyday lives.

The teachers at Oquirrh Elementary school really do believe in ‘Every Child, Every Day.’

Serving Up Free Summer Meals for Students

Kids grab fruit from the counter. Most schools are now out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean students should go hungry without a decent meal every day. Jordan School District has a summer food service program that is open to anyone in or outside the District. Healthy, balanced meals are being served at five schools from June 3 – August 2, 2018.

We offer breakfast and lunch FREE of charge to children 18 years old and younger. Adults may purchase meals as well, just $2.00 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch. This is an opportunity for our neighborhoods to come together and share a meal, it is not based on need or income. Everyone is welcome!

The following sites will be serving free breakfast and lunch:

  • Heartland Elementary School – 1451 W. 7000 South
  • Riverside Elementary School – 8737 S. 1220 West
  • Westvale Elementary School – 2300 W. 8660 South
  • Columbia Elementary School – 3505 W. 7800 South
  • Majestic Elementary School – 7430 S. Redwood Road

Breakfast is served Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
Lunch is served Monday thru Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

*** No service July 4th, 5th and July 24

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Announcing The 2019 JEF Classified Employees of the Year

The Jordan Education Foundation hands out an award. Each year the Jordan Education Foundation receives hundreds of nominations from people sharing stories about hard working and truly amazing classified employees throughout Jordan School District. Narrowing the field down to the top eight is a difficult task, but this year’s winners have been selected.

Congratulations to the 2019 Jordan Education Foundation Classified Employees of the Year. We are very proud and appreciative of the valuable work you do every single day!

  • Trina Child, Columbia Elementary School
  • Anne Gould, Jordan Education Foundation
  • Amanda Hansen, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Paul Hansen, Riverton Elementary School
  • Brenda Landeen, South Jordan Elementary School
  • Tiffany Page, Eastlake Elementary School
  • Cyndi Pellegrino, Sunset Ridge Middle School
  • Marci Stewart, Foothills Elementary SchoolAward winners pose for a photo.