Supercast Episode 69: Understanding New COVID-19 Guidelines & Quarantine Procedures Impacting Our Schools

A student and teacher wearing masks in the classroomAs we head into the new year 2021, Jordan School District is following some new State COVID-19 guidelines, quarantine procedures and plans for students who want to participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey helps students, teachers, staff and parents understand the changes in COVID protocol that will impact our schools moving forward.

Math Students Raise Money for Charity While Studying Philanthropy

Bingham High Students Shopping Bingham High School students in Mr. Jensen’s math class raised over $22,000 for several “Angel Trees” across Jordan School District. The annual fundraising event is a part of the study of philanthropy in the Math of Personal Finance Class. At the beginning of the year, Mr. Jensen has students set aside money for charity as part of the lesson. The fundraising is not tied to students’ grades and is optional, but the task is meant to help students understand the joys of giving. During the holidays, students then used the money to buy presents and food for 37 families. Math students at Bingham have done this holiday drive for 12 years now.

Thank you, Mr. Jensen and Bingham High math students, for creating a unique learning opportunity that benefits the community.

Congratulations to This Year’s Award Winners for the Jordan Association of Elementary School Principals!

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

The following are this year’s winners.

  • Rookie of the Year:  Theresa Christensen
  • Innovator of the Year:  Megan Cox
  • Community Leader of the Year:  Buddy Alger
  • Student Advocate of the Year:  Bobbie Nixon
  • Instructional Leader of the Year:  Laurie Goodsell
  • Principal Mentor of the Year:  Aaron Ichimura
  • National Distinguished Principal:  Joel Pullan
  • Assistant Principal of the Year:  Yajaira Martinez

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

Congratulations to these amazing JSD educators!

JATC 2021-22 School Year Program Applications

JATC Application Flyer Applications for JATC 2021-2022 school year programs are now open. All applications received before the February 28th deadline will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 28th will only be considered if a spot becomes available in the student’s preferred program.

For more information and to apply, visit

Supercast Episode 68: Herriman High Teacher Shares Incredible Story of Defying the Odds

Jessi Morton-Langehaug and Superintendent Godfrey Pose for a PhotoJessi Morton-Langehaug is a passionate educator, athlete, ultra-marathon runner, and parent.

On this episode of the Supercast, the Herriman High School teacher talks about inspiring students by sharing her personal story. Jessi went undiagnosed with Lyme disease for ten years and was told she would never run or compete in another ultra-marathon again because her body was too damaged.

Hear how Jessi defied the odds, not only competing again but recently winning the Moab 240 with the 4th fastest time in history.

Jessi’s story is one of hope and inspiration as we begin the new year.