Supercast Episode 238: A “Hole-In-One” Championship Kind of STEM Course at Jordan Hills Elementary School

Superintendent with Jordan Hills STEM studentsThey were asked to take a swing at designing miniature golf courses and the students proved concentrating on teamwork can pay off.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you to Jordan Hills Elementary School where STEM specialists gathered groups of students in the gym for a unique lesson. The students were asked to use engineering skills and work in teams to create challenging mini golf courses worthy of a hole-in-one. It was a STEM exercise that was educational and a whole lot of fun.

Chinese Language Students Proud to Share Culture and Fun with Families

Principal Quarnberg with language fair studentsThey are representing the Chinese culture and having fun in the process. Recently, students in the Herriman High School Chinese Club had a wonderful time at sophomore orientation sharing their Chinese knowledge, dress, culture, and language. Even Principal Quarnberg joined in the fun and activities.

Mountain Ridge High School is hosting the 3rd Annual Chinese Language Fair on Tuesday, April 2nd in the school commons, tech atrium and cafeteria. In addition to language competitions, there will be fun cultural activities and live talent shows. Bring your friends and family to join in, everyone is welcome!

Special Education Transition Fair is Fun and Full of Valuable Information for Families

It was an evening focused on families to support students and their individual needs. The Jordan School District Special Education Transition Fair was recently held at West Jordan Middle School and, thanks to everyone involved, it was a great success! The goal of this annual event was to provide special education students and their families with information and resources on transition services from a variety of outside agencies.

Approximately 73 families attended the Transition Fair and they represented all Jordan School District special schools, high schools, and some of our middle schools. South Valley School Student Body Officers volunteered, greeting families, helping at the registration table, and distributing refreshments.

We appreciate the 32 outside agencies for participating and showing support for students. Many parents expressed appreciation for the event saying it provided them with great information.

Thanks to Health Choice Utah, Crumbl, Swig, Chick-Fil-A and others for their support and donations.

A huge thank you to teachers and staff as well, for promoting the event and reaching out to students and families to encourage their participation.

It was a great night supporting families and students, giving them information to support  future success.

Conference Unites Young Women with Utah Tech Leaders

JSD Students at SheTech Conference 365 Jordan School District girls joined 1,700 9th-12th grade students from around Utah at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy for the annual SheTech Explorer Day. The one-day event helps young women see themselves growing into future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Students met with executives and mentors from tech companies and universities at the event to learn more about available opportunities. The conference allowed participants to see real examples of successful women in careers as scientists, engineers, analysts, and more.

Thank you to the hosts of SheTech Explorer Day for allowing JSD students to collaborate and learn about future careers in STEM and Tech. It was an excellent educational opportunity.

Antelope Canyon Kindergarteners Find Out What It’s Like to Be a Firefighter

It was an opportunity to make new friends and find out what it’s like to be a firefighter at the same time. West Jordan City firefighters took the time to meet with kindergarten students at Antelope Canyon Elementary School recently to let them know firefighters are their friend. They taught the students what it’s like to fight fires, demonstrated how they suit up when a call comes in, and showed them some of the equipment needed to fight a fire. The students were fascinated and enjoyed the presentation, especially getting to see a big red fire truck up close and personal.

Thanks to the West Jordan City Fire Department for their outreach, getting to know young students, and being such great community partners!