The talent of the student pieces at the district art show is amazing. High school students in both Jordan and Canyons are participating in the event at the South Towne Mall. High school student artwork will be on display through April 30. The middle school art show will begin on May 2 and run through May 7. Visit the photo gallery on our Facebook page to see more.
In recapping our falling debt per student figures, Jordan School District chose to break out our general obligation bond debt (Bond) figures. The general obligation bond debt is included in the total long-term debt figures. These numbers are important because Jordan is on track to pay off all general obligation bond debt in 2020, more than two years ahead of the original schedule. Jordan refinanced its bond debt last year saving District taxpayers more than $5.2 million in interest.
The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) is encouraging parents to participate in an open review of the new science education standards for grades six, seven and eight. These new standards represent the first major update to science education in Utah in 20 years. Parents can review the standards by clicking on http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/Revision.aspx. The public is also invited to share their feedback with the USOE either in person at a public feedback meeting on May 19 or online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SciencePublicReview.
To help jump start the school’s budding green house program and celebrate Earth Day, the Boeing Company made a big investment at Oquirrh Hills Middle. Dozens of volunteers from Boeing and the Utah Society for Environmental Education provided workshops and offered hands-on earth friendly learning activities. To help the school’s new green house program grow, they planted seeds and helped students with an irrigation system contest. The winning irrigation system will be selected and Boeing will work with the Jordan Education Foundation to implement the system in the greenhouse. The project was designed to celebrate Earth Day in a fun and creative way. Check out photos of this event on our Facebook page. Click below to see additional photos taken by the Deseret News.