Wellness Wednesday: Summer Self-Care Challenge

Wellness WednesdayThere is overwhelming evidence that regular exercise is essential for improving mental health and wellness. The benefits of exercise include better sleep, reduced stress, and overall improvements in health and happiness. It’s important to know that exercising regularly (like 5 days per week) will mean a lot more to your long-term wellness than several hours of exercise only on the weekends. Wellness through exercise is built from consistency rather than intensity.

If you can commit to at least 30 minutes per day to exercise (which could be a daily walk, run, bike ride, yoga routine, weight training, or combination of any of these,) by the end of the summer you will have invested over 2,000 minutes in improved wellness. That is a small daily effort that will make a BIG difference in your wellness.

Remember, wellness can’t be stored, it must be nurtured every day. Your summer self-care challenge is to make a small investment, at least 30 minutes per day, in a healthier, happier, you through exercise. We look forward to seeing the improved you in the fall! Stay well!

Summer Virtual Tutoring

Dear Parents,

Jordan School District now has summer resources available for students who may need academic tutoring.

Valley High School is offering virtual tutoring to all Jordan District secondary students grades 7 – 12. The tutoring schedule is available Monday through Friday, June 15 – July 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use this link for the tutoring schedule.

Students involved in any credit recovery packets, personal academic programs, Concurrent SLCC classes or other make-up packets, are invited to access tutors by joining a Zoom meeting for help in the following subject areas:

  • Business Office Specialist
  • US History
  • World History
  • Geography
  • US Government
  • Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Chemistry
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Secondary Math I
  • Secondary Math II
  • Secondary Math III

Please have your Jordan District email and boundary school name ready when you enter the Zoom meeting.

Again, use this link for the tutoring schedule. Call Valley High School at (801) 572-7035 with any questions or visit the website at valleyowls.org.

A Musical Tribute to the Senior Class of 2020

Mountain Ridge High School’s Choir found a creative way to visualize their performance for the graduating class of 2020. They filmed all the students singing on the same stage at different times and then edited it to create a virtually stunning musical number. Great job, Mountain Ridge High Choir students, Ms. Robertson, and Mr. DeHaan for a stunning performance.

A Musical Tribute to the Senior Class of 2020

Herriman High School’s Chamber Singers did not let social distancing stop them from performing for this year’s graduation ceremonies. The students performed the song “You Will be Found” virtually from the comfort of their own homes for a stunning performance. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this a memorable performance.

Supercast Episode 39: Teen Turns Life Lessons into Powerful Words Winning National Recognition

Google Meet with Sophia and Ms. DommerShe is a talented writer and her powerful words are getting national recognition and will be on display in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear from Fort Herriman Middle School 8th grade student Sophia Parsons who is a national finalist in Utah’s 20th annual “Do the Write Thing Challenge,” which is part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence. Find out how one teacher inspired this young teen to put her life lessons into words to inspire change.