Process Begins to Establish Boundaries for New Elementary Schools

New Creekside Elementary SchoolTwo new elementary schools are opening in the fall of 2017, one in Herriman and another in South Jordan

At the direction of the Jordan School District Board of Education, new boundaries are now being considered for the new schools. This necessitates potential boundary changes involving Butterfield Canyon, Daybreak, Eastlake, Herriman, Midas Creek, Silver Crest and Welby Elementary Schools.

Boundary changes are also being considered for Hayden Peak and Fox Hollow Elementary Schools, which would allow Fox Hollow to move to a traditional calendar.

Parents impacted by the potential boundary changes should have received information about the options. They are also encouraged to take our survey, which gives patrons the opportunity to provide feedback regarding boundary options before they are finalized.

For details about the boundary change process, options and to take the survey visit elementaryschoolboundary.com.

Copper Hills High Cheerleaders Selected as Varsity All-Americans

Picture of three cheerleadersThey are used to cheering others on to success, but now three Copper Hills High cheerleaders are being recognized for their accomplishments. Kara Shea Aguilar, Miranda Clegg and McKenna Rich have all been named Varsity Spirit’s All-American cheerleaders. They were among 350,000 cheerleaders and dancers considered for the honor, with only 10% of them selected as All-Americans. The Varsity All-American squad had a chance to perform and march in one of the largest Thanksgiving Day parades in the nation, in Houston Texas. The parade attracts more than 200,000 people. The Grizzlies cheerleaders say they were extremely proud to represent their high school and be positive role models in the Copper Hills High community.

Riverton High Silver Rush Begins with Emotional Message

Riverton High students celebrate the kick-off of Silver RushIt is officially Silver Rush season! The annual holiday fundraising event at Riverton High School began today with that declaration from Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth. Students gathered to reflect back on last year when they raised more than $144,000 for Mitchell’s Journey and were reminded of all the ways the money has helped offer hope and healing to children struggling with Muscular Dystrophy around the world.

Then, it was time for the big reveal of this year’s charity. The 2016 Silver Rush will benefit Millie’s Princess Foundation for local families of children battling cancer. Riverton students met the families and some of the children who will be recipients of their fundraising efforts. Silver Rush season runs from Dec. 1 – 21. We wish these big-hearted students great success in their fundraising season, which will undoubtedly bring change to the lives of many.

Enjoy a photo gallery of the Silver Rush kickoff on our Facebook page.

Winter Weather Safety Reminder

Dear Students, Patrons and Staff,

Weather reports indicate more snow showers are on the way for the Thursday morning commute. Again, we ask you to please give yourselves extra time for safe travel.  Buses may be running a bit late due to weather and traffic.  Please be aware of icy conditions on school grounds, in driving areas and on walkways.

We appreciate everyone making safety a priority.

Herriman High Student Makes Her Mark as Winner in State Competition

Picture of book markerHerriman High’s Aliyah Hagen is getting a little help in saving up for college. That’s because the high school senior was recently chosen as one of eight students statewide as a winner in the “Make Your Mark” contest. It is a competition held in conjunction with Governor Gary Herbert’s declaration of September as College Savings Month and advocates saving and preparing for higher education. About 1,500 students entered the competition, which required them to design fun inspirational bookmarks. The winners each received a $1,000 Educational Savings Plan (UESP) college savings scholarship account. Congratulations to this talented Herriman High student and the other winners. Good luck with your futures in higher education!