Celebrating National School Breakfast Week

Picture of students and breakfast traysSchool cafeterias throughout Jordan School District and the nation are celebrating National School Breakfast week. The theme is “Start Your Engines,” reminding everyone that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.

Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight

To celebrate National School Breakfast Week, all JSD school cafeterias which serve breakfast, invite students to eat breakfast for free on Thursday, March 7. It is a great opportunity to “Start Your Engines,” and begin the day on a healthy note.

Thanks to our amazing lunch ladies and cafeteria staff for the work they do each and every day to provide tasty and nutritious meals for the students, teachers and staff.

Oquirrh Hills Middle Student is National Champion in USA Luge Event

Orson with his trophyOrson Colby is a 7th grade student at Oquirrh Hills Middle and when he is not at school you will likely find him at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. That’s because Orson spends 4 to 5 nights a week training at the luge track where he works with a development coach for the USA Olympic Luge team.

Orson’s hard work is paying off. Over the weekend, Orson was crowned the National Champion in the Men’s Youth B event and recorded times of more than 60 miles an hour down the luge track. This is the 13-year-old’s second year in luge competition and he is hoping to one day compete in the Winter Olympics.

Congratulations, Orson! Best of luck following your Olympic dreams.

Principal at Southland Elementary School Receives a Pie in the Face for a Good Cause

Principal Lisa Jackson and music teacher Ms. Jakositz pose with Real Monarch players after getting a pie in the face. Students at Southland Elementary School were treated to an assembly dedicated to kindness and giving back after the school collected more than 3000 ‘Box Tops for Education,’ to benefit neighboring Kauri Sue Hamilton School. Students more than exceeded their goal of 2000 ‘Box Tops,’ so Principal Lisa Jackson and music teacher Ms. Jakositz both agreed to take a pie in the face. Students also heard from Real Monarchs Players about the rewards of hard work and watched a school-produced video about kindness.

Congratulations Southland students for all your hard work!

Health & Wellness Event: Understanding Mental Health

Please join us our Health & Wellness team for an event at Elk Ridge Middle School. It is being held on Monday, March 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The team, along with representatives from NAMI Utah, will be discussing the basics to better understand youth mental health and presenting details on free courses designed to help parents and teens better understand and address mental health conditions and issues.

Health and Wellness Event Poster