Heartfelt Thanks to Foundation Donors

IMG_4479They are hard working, successful businessmen and women who have hearts of gold and never forget to give back. Every year the Jordan Education Foundation, (JEF) takes time to say thank you to incredible donors who understand that every dollar makes a difference in education and the lives of children and young adults. An appreciation luncheon was held to recognize these donors and members of the JEF board who do so much for teachers and students in Jordan School District. They were applauded for money raised that goes toward mini-grants, The Leader in Me, medical and special needs and technology. Superintendent Patrice Johnson delivered a sincere thank you to donors for caring about education and weaving their hearts into the lives of children throughout the District. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills High Students get First-Class Tour of State Capitol

IMG_8829It wasn’t your ordinary tour of the state Capitol for some Copper Hills High students on a recent field trip. They were treated to an up-close and personal tour by State Representative Jim Bird. The tour took students on a surprise visit underneath the Capitol where they were able to see the hydraulic stilts that were constructed for earthquake safety. Then, the tour moved up several floors to a private room where the political science and art students learned how a bill is presented and how it moves through the House and Senate for passage. The day ended with students getting a true ‘taste’ of the Capitol with lunch in the cafeteria. Thanks to Representative Bird for giving students a unique and positive experience about life on the hill, an experience they won’t soon forget. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

Congratulations Columbia Family Learning Center Graduates

IMG_2679It took long hours and dedication, but 24 students at Columbia’s Family Learning Center did it with pride. They graduated! Congratulations to the 15 students who received their G.E.D and to nine others who received their Basic Computer Skills Certificate. These young men and women spent four hours a week in class and countless hours studying at home to accomplish their goals. This couldn’t happen without great support from Columbia Elementary and the community around it. We wish continued success to everyone involved in Columbia’s Family Learning Center.  Visit our Facebook page for a photo gallery of this event.

PTA+ Moment

Jordan Hills Elementary takes a lot of pride in its students, faculty and staff. The school also takes pride in the PTA, parents who volunteer endless hours to make Jordan Hills the best it can be. In our February PTA+ Moment, meet one woman who has been volunteering in our schools for more than two decades, making a difference every day.

Proud of Our 2014 Sterling Scholars

Some of the District’s best and brightest are being honored in the 2014 Sterling Scholar Awards. The program publicly recognizes students who excel in scholarship, leadership and citizenship throughout their high school careers. The students are nominated for the awards in 14 categories ranging from music and mathematics to technical sciences, theater, marketing and dance. This year 69 seniors from Bingham, Herriman, West Jordan, Riverton and Copper Hills High Schools were chosen as Sterling Scholars. Congratulations! Here is the Desert News coverage along with pictures of the winners.