Community Generosity Pays School Lunch Deficits for Students at Westvale Elementary School

Tua Kaloha and his friends stand with the Jordan Education Foundation It is a generous gift for some families that have fallen on hard times and don’t qualify for free and reduced school breakfast and lunch. On Monday, a local community member, Tua Kaloha and some of his friends showed up at Westvale Elementary School with a monetary donation to pay off the entire school lunch deficit for students and their families. Teachers at the school have stepped up as well, donating money out of their own pockets to help families having a difficult time paying for meals right now. It is generosity that goes a long way, especially as we head into the holiday season.

Thank you to Tua and his team, the Jordan Education Foundation, along with Westvale teachers for their kindness and caring about kids in the classroom and cafeteria.

Supercast Episode 165: Students Grow Their Flower Arranging Skills in Fun Floriculture Program

Superintendent with floriculture studentsIt is an opportunity like no other for students to grow their talents and perfect their skills creating beautiful flower arrangements for actual weddings and other special events around town.

On this episode of the Supercast, find out what the Floriculture program at Mountain Ridge High School is all about and how a career focused bridal bouquet and flower arranging business is helping students see a clear path to a promising profession.

Mountain Ridge High’s Kevan Sprague Receives Prestigious State Recognition

Kevan Sprague receiving an awardIt is an award that recognizes the most inspiring Education Support Professionals in the State of Utah. Please join us in congratulating Mountain Ridge High School head custodian Kevan Sprague, a recipient of the 2022 Utah Recognizing Inspiring School Employees Award (U-Rise).

A representative from the Governor’s office and USBE surprised Mr. Sprague with the award on Thursday.

 The U-Rise award goes to ESP’s who demonstrate superior work performance, a high level of school and community involvement, along with exemplary leadership and a commitment to the job.

Thank you, Kevan Sprague, for the amazing work you do, always going above and beyond to support your school, students and education. You make Jordan School District proud!

West Jordan Firefighters Give Student Special Ride to School on Big City Fire Engine

Oquirrh Elementary Students watching a fire engine arrive at the schoolIt was a ride to school to remember for Oquirrh Elementary School 6th grade student, Renee Bailey. West Jordan City firefighters drove to Renee’s house to pick her up and escort her and a few friends to school on a big fire engine. It was a reward for Renee, who recently won the fire department’s Fire Prevention Week Art Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape.” Students who participated in the contest had to create artwork representing that theme.

Before leaving for school, Renee’s family and neighbors were allowed to get a tour of the fire engine. Then, Renee and the firefighters headed to school on the fire engine where they were greeted by the entire 6th grade class along with other students, faculty, staff and Principal Shauna Worthington.

Renee’s winning piece of art, along with several other winning pieces, will be on display at the West Jordan City Fire Department.

Thanks to West Jordan City firefighters for promoting fire safety and giving students an opportunity to participate in Fire Prevention Week.