Herriman High Kicks off Holiday Drive to Help Children with Cancer

DSCN7644Students at Herriman High School will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas with one big wish. They want to raise a record amount of money to help young children battling cancer. The fundraiser and kick-off assembly called “Hearts of Gold,” featured the cancer stories of 3-year-old AJ, 10-year-old William and 10-year-old Zach. All three children are a part of ‘Millie’s Princess Foundation,” a local foundation established to give financial support and hope to families affected by childhood cancer. Last year Herriman High students raised more than $62,000 in their holiday fund drive and they hope to exceed that amount this year. Every night students will be out in the community doing odd jobs to raise money to support these precious children and their families in the fight against cancer. There will also be events at the school to raise money and awareness. Good luck Mustangs! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Open Enrollment 2016-17 School Year

Per Utah State Law 53A-2-207:

Open enrollment begins on December 1, 2015 and goes through Friday, February 19, 2016. Any individual interested in completing a permit for the 2015-16 school year may obtain a permit from the school they wish to attend and begin turning them in on Monday, December 1, 2015, to the desired school.

Permit approval is on a first-come/first served basis. The school shall notify any permit applicant within six weeks after receipt of the application by the district or by March 31, whichever is later, for applications submitted during the early enrollment period.

A Letter of Thanksgiving

Dearest Colleagues,

ThanksgivingIt is with a heart full of gratitude that I write this letter of Thanksgiving to you today. As I have traveled throughout the District, met such wonderfully dedicated people and watched you as you do the work that brings to life “Every Child, Every Day,” I am increasingly awed by your professionalism, loyalty and commitment to the education and betterment of our young people. I have come to know that we are not all here at the same time by happenstance, but rather because we all seem to understand that there is great and imperative work for us to do in this part of the valley. I am so thankful to be engaged in this noble work with you.

Lately, I have had the pleasure of witnessing for myself the fruits of the efforts of so many employees who have been willing to sacrifice in order to ensure that the education of our students is the key focus in Jordan School District. Whether it is in the classroom or as a support to the classroom or school, each of us has the opportunity to positively impact the life of a student, no matter what our work may be. Jordan School District is an exemplary organization wherein the employees have made it their mission to work toward the greater good—ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn at high levels. Thank you for keeping “Every Child, Every Day” at the forefront of the work we do together. I am truly grateful for you, my treasured colleagues, and for the incredible impact you have had on my life and the future lives of our young people.

With most sincere thanksgiving and admiration,

Patrice A. Johnson, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to 800 Jordan School District Families

ThanksgivingHundreds of Jordan School District volunteers lined up on Monday to share some holiday joy and make Thanksgiving happen for more than 800 families. Local resident, Rob Adams, came up with the idea to raise money and help those who might go without this holiday and Jordan School District quickly joined the effort. Each family received a complete Thanksgiving meal including a 20 lb. turkey, 10 lbs. of potatoes, stuffing, rolls, a relish tray, pie, milk, cider and more. Fire Science students unloaded trucks filled with food and along with other volunteers sorted and packed the food for delivery. This was an emotional and special day of thanks for everyone involved. Thank you to Rob Adams, Nancy Ward and Jordan School District staff, students and community volunteers for making this a Thanksgiving to remember. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page and local news media coverage of this special event.

KUTV’s Casey Scott Has Fun with Riverton High’s Mary Poppins Cast

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 3.44.11 PMIt was a fun filled morning with KUTV funny man Casey Scott joining the cast of Riverton High’s Mary Poppins. And, when Casey watched them perform a few musical numbers, he was blown away by the enormous talent of everyone involved. The show ends with one last performance Monday night, November 23, at 7 p.m. Here is a clip from 2News This Morning as the cast performs Supercalafragalistic on live TV.