We Appreciate Jordan School District Education Support Professionals!

Staff poses for a picture Please take a minute to thank all of the Education Support Professionals working beside you today. Governor Gary Herbert has officially declared November 20. 2019 as Education Support Professionals Day in Utah.

These dedicated employees work together with teachers and educators to make sure students are well cared for and have every opportunity to succeed. They perform a wide variety of jobs that promote quality education, foster positive learning environments, offer nutritious meals, provide reliable transportation and maintain safe and clean schools for everyone.

Thank you to our amazing Education Support Professionals!

Community Comes Together to Dedicate New Mountain Point Elementary

Bryce Dunford addressing an audience It was an evening to celebrate new beginnings and new traditions as members of the school community came together to celebrate the official dedication of Mountain Point Elementary School in Bluffdale.

The Mountain Point Elementary School ambassadors led a flag ceremony and the school choir sang S-M-I-L-E and You’ve Got a Friend in Me. They also showed a fun video documenting the building and opening of Mountain Point Elementary.  Board of Education President Bryce Dunford said with the work completed and the school open it is now time to give Mountain Point Elementary School back to the community. He thanked everyone who helped to make building the best school possible.

A special thanks to Representative Mark Strong for delivering the dedication speech.

Jordan Parent University – Who Do You Call When… Issues Arise?

Please join us for the upcoming Jordan Parent University. This event is free and open to the public and is focused on who do you call when issues arise.  There will be a panel discussion with teachers, counselors, and administrators and possible topics include academics, social emotional, school issues, class credits, nutrition, transportation, etc.

Jordan Parent University will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mountain Creek Middle, 5325 W. Bingham Rim Road, South Jordan. See you there!Jordan Parent University Flier

Authors Inspire Students to Write Their Own Stories

Students listening to presentation Authors Jason F. Wright, Lance Conrad, Hugo Haselhuhn and Luke Cowdell, visited students at Fox Hollow Elementary School to help inspire students to write their “own” stories.

New York Times best-selling author, Jason F. Wright, and 2019 Best of State Fiction author, Lance Conrad, held group storytelling workshops for 5th and 6th graders. In the groups, students learned how to develop characters and how to turn their imaginations into intriguing plots.

Authors of the Lucas Lightfoot series, Hugo Haselhuhn and Luke Cowdell, met with second, third and fourth-grade students to share their experiences collaborating on their three-book series. They also helped students develop characters for their own stories based on the students’ everyday lives.

Thank you, authors, for taking time out of your busy schedules to inspire a new generation of writers.