Riverton High Students Shine as Fox 13’s Cool School of the Week

Riverton High School students cheer for the Fox 13 camera. It was a morning of fun and laughs on live TV with Riverton High School students as they showed off their many talents and talked about the great pride they take in their school and annual Silver Rush. Student body officers, cheerleaders, the Madrigals, even the school counseling center shared stories about the hard work that goes into raising money for a charitable cause. This year Silver Rush will benefit South Valley Services, which provides support for victims of domestic violence.

Congratulations, Riverton High, for being a very cool and compassionate school!

Hundreds of Students in Need Receive Gift of Free Holiday Shopping Spree At “Christmas for Kids” Event

Picture of Santa and studentApproximately 450 middle and high school students who would likely go without this holiday season received the gift of a free holiday shopping spree thanks to the Jordan Education Foundation, Walmart, donors and community support.

During the recent “Christmas for Kids” event, each student had an adult chaperone as they shopped for everything from blankets and pillows to new clothes and toys. The volunteer chaperones were made up of local Air and Army National Guard members, police, firefighters, city leaders, Jordan School District employees and members of the community. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and community members, the Jordan Education Foundation is able to provide “Christmas for Kids” each year for students in Jordan School District who would otherwise go without a gift under the tree this holiday season. “Christmas for Kids” is an emotional experience that brings tears of joy and happiness to the students and volunteers involved.

Thank you to everyone involved in this wonderful event!

Safety Message Regarding School Crosswalks and Sidewalks

When the snow falls over the winter months, we can all work together to keep students and others safe in and around our school crosswalks and sidewalks.

We invite you to watch and listen to this safety message from West Jordan City Police.

Students Take Pride in Becoming D.A.R.E. Graduates After Learning Valuable Life Skills

A student holds up her D.A.R.E. graduation certificate.It was a special day for students at Majestic, Mountain Shadows and Terra Linda Elementary Schools as they received Certificates of Achievement after successfully completing the D.A.R.E. program. West Jordan City Police Officers teach the program in elementary schools where students learn to make good choices and safe, responsible decisions in life. The students also write about something called “My Help Network” as part of the D.A.R.E. program. Many students identified their “Help Network” as family members, friends, parents even pets in the home – anyone who can be there and support students in everyday life.

Congratulations to all of the D.A.R.E. graduates and to West Jordan Police for their leadership and investment in student safety and success.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Riverside Elementary Assistant Principal Headed to Dominican Republic to Help Build School for Children in Need

Picture of Amy AdamsIt will be a service project like no other for Riverside Assistant Principal Amy Adams as she travels to the Dominican Republic to help make educational opportunities available to students and families in need, located in a mountainous area called Constanza.

More than 1,300 educators applied to be part of the project called ‘Memory Missions’ which is sponsored by Lifetouch. Amy Adams was among 50 chosen to make the trip and the only educator from Utah participating in the Memory Mission. Lifetouch will provide travel and housing for the educators while they are in Constanza from January 13 – 21.

While in Constanza, the group will help to complete a school that volunteers started building in 2011 – this time they will add a cafeteria and infirmary to the school in an effort to provide services for entire families. In the evenings, the volunteers will meet with children and families in their homes to get to know them and their needs.

Assistant Principal Adams will Facebook Live with students and teachers at Riverside Elementary School while in the Dominican Republic to share her experience and give them a first-hand look into the work of building a school where there is such a great need.