February is National CTE Month

Career and technical education, or CTE, directly prepares students for in-demand technical careers and CTE college programs after high school. CTE includes several different fields, including information technology, health sciences, manufacturing, engineering, criminal justice, skilled and technical sciences, and many more.

For more information about the CTE programs offered in Jordan School District, visit jordantech.org. Or you can listen to the following episodes of the Supercast to hear about some of the unique courses available through JATC. Priority signup for students is Feb 28th. The District provides bussing from each of the District’s high schools to JATC campus locations.

Enjoy this video created by Unified Fire Authority promoting the Fire Science Program at JATC South.

Teacher Turns Classroom Garden into Everyday Learning Tool

Ms. Feyereisen and a student looking at the aeroponic gardenMonte Vista Elementary School 3rd grade students in Ms. Feyereisen’s class helped turn a corner of their classroom into an aeroponic garden tower. For five years, Ms. Feyereisen has used the garden tower to teach math, science, and writing lessons. At the end of the project, the students will make salads with the vegetables they have helped to grow.

Great job, Ms. Feyereisen, on finding a unique way of integrating simple tools into everyday lessons.

Supercast Episode 72: Coding in the Classroom Can Launch Great Careers

A new program in Jordan School District has middle school students preparing right now for future careers in technology. They are learning how to code in the classroom – creating computer games and perfecting a skill that could land them great paying jobs in a high demand industry.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside some classrooms where kids are learning to code. Find out why coding is making math fun in a unique way for so many students and teachers right now and how parents can support their kids who want to code.

District Nurses Recognized for Hard Work and Dedication During Pandemic

Picture of school nurses getting standing ovationEvery day school nurses play an integral role in the health of students, regardless of whether they’re in school or not. During the pandemic, our District nurses have taken on even more responsibilities, often working late into the night and on weekends.

Superintendent Anthony Godfrey took some time to recognize our school nurses at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. He said we simply could not take care of our students, teachers and staff without their hard work and dedication, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Godfrey expressed his sincere gratitude for school nurses, calling them indispensable. People attending the Board meeting showed their appreciation by giving  school nurses a standing ovation.

Please join us in applauding and saying thank you to all of our school nurses!

Students Share School Bus Safety Tips with Help of Talented Terra Linda Elementary Mascot

When Jordan School District needed kids to help out with a video reminding everyone about safety on the school bus, some very talented students at Terra Linda Elementary School volunteered.

Thanks to all the Terra Linda students who participated, helping to raise awareness about school bus safety, especially during a pandemic.

Watch this video and share it!