No Snow Day Makeup Day for Students

Dear Parents,

There will be no makeup day for students for the snow day last week.

Last night, the Board of Education unanimously supported a plan to convert the instructional day to a professional development day for teachers. The decision will be ratified at the Board meeting on Feb. 26.

While there will be no makeup day, we want to make students and parents aware of Utah’s collection of free student online-resources provided through the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN). These online resources can enhance student learning at home in a wide variety of subjects.

Utah’s Online Library provides Utah students access to research sources such as newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, and eBooks. UETN also supports various web projects, interactive activities, and digital resources aligned to core curriculum.

To access UETN online library, go to onlinelibrary.uen.org.

Thank you.

Educators Recognized by the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals

Picture of winning principalsCongratulations to the 2018-19 award winners for the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals!

Each year principals are nominated by teachers, staff, parents, and administrators in seven different categories.

The following are this year’s winners.

  • Innovator of the Year – Carolyn Bona
  • Principal Mentor of the Year – Shelly Davis
  • Instructional Leader of the Year – Karen Gorringe
  • Rookie of the Year – Amanda Bollinger
  • Community Leader of the Year – Kathe Riding
  • Student Advocate Principal of the Year – Jennifer Fisher
  • JAESP Principal of the Year – Tami Bird

Tami Bird will also be the JAESP’s nominee for the National Distinguished Principal Award. She will be recognized this weekend at the UAESP conference in St. George.

All JAESP award winners have been nominated for the Utah Association of Elementary School Principal (UAESP) awards.

Congratulations to these amazing JSD educators!

Majestic Elementary Students Get Creative in Construction Competition

Student building projectStudents in Heather Reich and Kyla Asmar’s 6th grade classes became builders for a day and their creativity and problem solving skills shined. The class participated in the Block Kids Building Competition. It is a national building competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.

The students had to come up with their own building project for the contest and were allowed to use Lego pieces and at least three of the following materials: foil, string, a rock and cardboard. On construction day, each student had 45 minutes to build their project and they worked diligently to get every detail just right.

After their construction projects were complete, the students were interviewed by judges who are in the local construction industry. Finally the winners were announced.

  • First Place went to Katelyn who built an innovative playground using string for a zip-line and foil with Legos to create a teeter-totter.
  • Second Place was awarded to Stanton and his home that could withstand a natural disaster.
  • Third Place went to Jose and his shopping mall.
  • Honorable Mention was awarded to Hyram and his Gem and Diamond Store.

Congratulations to these very bright and talented students!

Bingham High School’s Spirit Launched Them Into a Competition for $25,000

A video submitted by Bingham High School to the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards has landed them a spot as one of five schools competing for a $25,000 prize. The school is asking for help from the community to getting enough votes to win the award. An individual can vote once a day from now until February 20th, when the competition ends.

Use the link below to vote and show your support for our Bingham Miners. With the $25,000 they could do a lot to help enhance their school and community spirit even more. Watch the fantastic video below that Bingham High produced to show off their school spirit.

YouTube Star Stuart Edge Encourages Students to Spread Kindness