Pam Su’a has never wavered in her tireless passion and commitment to educate children and that’s why she is the recipient of the prestigious BYU Cluff Award. It is given annually to three individuals who demonstrate Excellence in Education on a daily basis. Pam Su’a is the social studies and foreign language consultant in Jordan School District. She was chosen as a Cluff Award recipient, in part, because of her on-going contribution to teacher development, leadership in professional activities and her design and delivery of course programs. Congratulations! Take a look at this video produced by BYU about this amazing educator.
The Monday morning forecast called for lots of excitement in Mr. Barber’s 4th grade classroom at Majestic Elementary. That’s because ABC 4 Meteorologist Curtis Ray chose to do his weathercast live from Majestic surrounded by students. Mr. Ray took time between live segments to talk to the kids about science and meteorology. He explained the concept behind high fronts and low fronts, and explained how jet streams are formed. He also encouraged everyone to get up really early, at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th to see the total lunar eclipse. Thanks to our friend, Curtis Ray, for being such an awesome teacher in the ABC 4 Weather School. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★
Bringing bright scientific minds and working together, the South Hills Middle Science Olympiad team found an equation for success at the recent regional meet held on the campus of Westminister College. South Hills competed against 17 other schools in a total of 24 categories ranging from Disease Detectives and Meteorology to Solar System and Air Trajectory. Teacher, Dawn Monson, called this the hardest working group of students she has ever worked with in Science Olympiad. Because of their hard work and willingness to help one another, the team took home four gold, one silver and seven bronze medals. Now it’s on to the state competition at the University of Utah where the team will compete against two dozen middle schools. Congratulations and good luck at State. ★
The Utah State Office of Education has released their latest numbers and Jordan is among the lowest when it comes to school district administrative costs per student. There are 35 school districts with higher administrative costs than Jordan. As you look at those along the Wasatch Front, only Alpine has a lower reported cost. Take a look at the numbers.
The March 31 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.