Fun Fact Friday: Huge Progress in Advanced Placement

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
AP Subjects Tested 24 26 30 28
# of Students 1,098 1,142 1,638 1,792
# of Students with one score of 3+ 752 777 1151 1260
Jordan % of Students with at least one score of 3+ 68.5% 68.0% 70.3% 70.3%
Utah % of Students with at least one score 3+ 68.0% 68.5% 69.4% 68.1%
Global % of AP Students with at least one score of 3+ 60.2% 60.2% 61.5% 60.9%

The data speaks for itself. Jordan School District students are performing much better on Advanced Placement tests. While State and worldwide averages are flat, Jordan’s test scores are going up. Because of its size, the District is able to offer more AP classes, giving more students the opportunity to take these high-level courses. Kudos to our students and teachers for their efforts in Advanced Placement learning.

 

ISC Summer Hours

The Instructional Support Center will be open all summer.  For the remainder of June, the hours will be Mondays & Fridays 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. In July, the center will close at 5 p.m. each day through July 25 and closed on July 4 and 24th.

Students Meet Members of Visiting Chinese Embassy Delegation

IMG_5254It was an exciting day for Chinese Dual Immersion students at Foothills Elementary as they greeted and performed for special guests from the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Chinese Ambassador was in Utah at the invitation of state lawmakers, in part, to celebrate the 35-year relationship between Utah and China. They were also here to recognize the success of students in Jordan School District’s Chinese Immersion programs. At Foothills Elementary the delegation observed Chinese Dual Immersion students in the classroom and they were treated to several musical performances. The Chinese delegation was extremely impressed by how well students in the first through fourth grades understood and spoke Mandarin Chinese. It was a great honor for Foothills to host these very special guests. Enjoy a photo gallery of this on our Facebook page. You can also see the KUTV 2 news coverage of the visit by clicking here.

Eastlake Students Perform Colorful and Creative Peter Pan

IMG_5234They took to the stage full of energy, excitement and talent. Students in Mrs. Simi’s fifth-grade class worked long and hard preparing and conducting dress rehearsals to take the stage in their own adaptation of the musical “Peter Pan.” The cast delivered animated lines from characters like the princess Tiger Lily, The Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Wendy and, of course, Peter Pan. They also sang their hearts out in musical numbers like ‘I Don’t Want to Grow Up.’ Congratulations to everyone involved in this colorful and creative production, including the tech crew. You are all shining stars! Enjoy a photo gallery of the show on our Facebook page.

Student Fundraising Success Means Pie in the Face for Teachers

IMG_5210When students at Monte Vista Elementary set out to achieve a goal, they reach it and reach it in a big way. This year they wanted to raise money to fulfill the wishes of children who are battling serious illnesses. So the entire Monte Vista student body did a ‘Walking for Wishes’ fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Utah. The children then had sponsors who pledged to donate money for every lap they made it around the school field. The amount of money they raised is pretty impressive, $16,682! That will make the wishes of four sick children come true, thanks to the caring spirit of everyone at Monte Vista. Because the fundraiser was such a success, ten students got to throw pies in the faces of teachers to celebrate.  Way to go Monte Vista! In the four years students have been raising money for Make-A-Wish Utah, the total from this school alone is more than $71,000. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.