Fun Fact Friday: It’s a Great Day to Be A Miner

Screenshot 2014-11-21 16.41.57Bingham has some important numbers as part of its football history: 60, 10, 4, 27, 8, and 5. * This history has created a great sense of community and school pride over the years. Let’s see what these numbers really mean:

  • The Miners broke a 60-year drought with a state title in 2006.
  • Coach Peck has won 10 region titles in his time at Bingham.
  • The Miners were ranked number 4 in the nation in 2010.
  • The Miners have won 27 consecutive games against teams in Utah since 2012.
  • Bingham is currently ranked No. 8 in the USA Today High School Sports rankings.
  • Bingham just won its 5th title since 2006.

Congratulations Bingham High! It really is a great day to be a Miner!

*Numbers Courtesy of the Deseret News.

Open Enrollment 2015-16 School Year

Per Utah State Law 53A-2-207:
Open enrollment begins on Dec. 1, 2014 and goes through Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Any individual interested in completing a permit for the 2015-16 school year may obtain a permit from the school they wish to attend and begin turning them in on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to the desired school.

Permit approval is on a first-come/first served basis. The school shall notify any permit applicant within six weeks after receipt of the application by the district or by March 31, whichever is later, for applications submitted during the early enrollment period.

Boeing Provides Educational Opportunities Through Generous Grant

DSCN0154Knowing that healthy communities start with children, Boeing Manufacturing in West Jordan is making a significant investment in the future of students throughout Jordan School District. That investment comes in the form of a $25,000 donation to the Jordan Education Foundation. The grant money will be used to inspire young people in our schools to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (STEM).  The District is proud to partner with Boeing in creating educational opportunities for students. Words cannot express our thanks to everyone at Boeing for recognizing what can be achieved in public education if we all work together. Enjoy a photo gallery of the check presentation on our Facebook page.

Hip-Hop Helps Students Get Excited About STEM

DSCN0131Middle school students were given a unique look at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) during an assembly produced by NASA and the Honeywell Corporation. The program, called FMA Live, named after Newton’s Second Law of Motion (Force=Mass x Acceleration), was shared with every eight-grade student in the District. Honeywell and NASA teamed up to provide some fun ways to get students interested in the STEM disciplines, with a focus on Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and his Laws of Motion.

Each law was demonstrated through music and then an activity with student participation. The program was very hands-on with rap or hip-hop and activities such as playing with a giant soccer ball, extreme wrestling and water-bottle rockets. The performers handed out shirts and allowed students to have a competition of how high they could jump up onto a Velcro wall. Thanks to these partners in education for bringing STEM excitement into our schools and the lives of students. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Say Thanks to Jordan District’s Educational Support Staff

herbertdeclarationIf you have a chance, this is a perfect time to say a big thank you to anyone who is part of the District’s educational support staff. Governor Gary Herbert has declared Wednesday, Nov. 19th as Education Support Professionals Day in Utah. In his declaration, the governor said, “these classified employees provide services that are essential to our educational system, but too often their work goes unrecognized.” So, here is a big THANKS for the positive contributions you make in schools each and every day!