Brothers Drive for Success

IMG_0588Dallin and Spencer Orton are brothers, Bingham High graduates and both are Jordan School District bus drivers. They drive for the love of children and education. Spencer wants to be a teacher and Dallin’s dream is to be a school administrator. Driving bus keeps them close to the careers they are working toward, while helping them pay for the education they need to get there.

What Drives You? Join these brothers and drive a Jordan school bus.

Boy Band Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Message

IMG_5891Students at Sunset Ridge Middle were called to the gym for an anti-bullying assembly, but what they found was a free concert by the rising star boy band ‘Beyond 5’ and the crowd-pumping playful antics of the Jazz Bear. Both were on hand to help the Utah Anti-bullying Coalition share a serious message about treating one another with respect. Members of ‘Beyond 5’ spoke about not judging one another and sharing love rather than hate. They danced and performed several of their hit songs to the delight of students who were somewhat star struck. Thanks to the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition for their support in making our schools bully-free zones. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Fun Fact Friday: New Fast, Friendly Lunch and Fee Payment Options

IMG_5701Parents with more than one student in Jordan School District can now make lunch or fee payments for all of their children with one transaction thanks to the new shopping cart check out feature in Skyward.

Clicking on “Food Service” or “Fee Management” will begin the new shopping cart interface with current account balances for all students in a family. Simply click on the “Make a Payment” tab next to their student’s name and the shopping cart feature will open. Parents can then choose the “Update Payment Amount” in each student section. When complete, click on the “Pay with Vendor” button at the top of the page and all payments are condensed into one secure credit card transaction through e-Funds for Schools

We appreciate Nutrition Services, Information Systems, Skyward and e-Funds for Schools for being responsive to parent feedback and working over the past few months to make this feature a reality.

Pumpkin Patch Comes to Kauri Sue Students

IMG_5853Going to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin is an exciting experience for children everywhere and students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School are no exception. The pumpkin patch came to them thanks to employees and inmates at the Utah State Prison. Every year, the inmates grow pumpkins from donated seeds, then paint some of the pumpkins and deliver them to children throughout the Valley with multiple disabilities or to children who are hospitalized. This year was a bumper crop of 2,000 and Kauri Sue students were grinning from ear to ear as they proudly picked out their very own pumpkins. Thanks to everyone involved in this wonderful program for bringing smiles to these beautiful children. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.