Video of Prize Patrol Surprising Winners with Outstanding Educator Awards

Every year the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF) selects 12 amazing teachers to receive the Outstanding Educator & Special Educator Awards. The recognition comes with a cash prize of $1,000 made possible by generous Foundation donors. Watch the video below as the recipients are surprised by the Foundation’s prize patrol. Here is a list of the winners.

  • Outstanding Educators
    • Kristie Clawson, West Jordan High
    • Melinda Mansouri, JATC North
    • Joleen Reddish, South Jordan Middle
    • Cathy Smith, Jordan Ridge Elementary
    • Marcia Newbold, Riverton Elementary
    • Lauren Nielsen, Fort Herriman Middle
    • Beng Lay Kou, Southland Elementary
    • Diane Edwards, Monte Vista Elementary
    • Marla Daniels, South Jordan Elementary
    • Ronald Squire, Jordan Hills Elementary
  • Special Educators
    • Jeff Barkdull, Kauri Sue Hamilton School
    • Carollee Tautkus, Mountain Shadows Elementary

Three District Teachers Receive UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards

teachers_stitchedEvery day we are proud of the work done by talented and dedicated teachers throughout the District. This year, the Utah Education Association is recognizing three of our own with the Excellence in Teaching Awards. A total of ten educators statewide are chosen for this recognition and to have three of them from Jordan School District is exceptional. Congratulations to our award winners; James Maughn, West Hills Middle School, Jennifer Boehme, Elk Meadows Elementary School and Catherine Douglass, Elk Meadows Elementary School. Thank you for the wonderful work you do educating children!

Thank You, School Secretaries!

Every day school secretaries play an important role in keeping our schools running smoothly. Schools simply could not get by without them. Recently, elementary school principals organized a luncheon to honor their secretaries who do so much to support children and our schools each and every day. We join the principals in saying a big thank you to all school secretaries. Entertainment at the luncheon was provided by third-grade students from Southland and Westland elementary schools. Associate Superintendent of Schools Anthony Godfrey also performed. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Students Get History Lesson at World War II Day

DSCN9994Students at West Jordan High School took a step back in time with the help of some veterans. In an attempt to keep history alive, historians from different branches of the military were on hand to present a personal side of the conflict to students. This year the event expanded outside to the football field. That’s where a World War II Weapons Carrier was on display along with WWII tents, a station on personal items and patches from the war, a communications station complete with a switchboard and field phones and much more. Enjoy a photo gallery of this live history lesson on our Facebook page.

Fun Fact Friday: Earth Day Awareness

EarthDayEvery day Jordan School District works hard to be a friend to the environment. The little things we do each day can have a significant impact. Here are some examples:

  • Over the past year we have saved 363 trees by sending flyers home digitally.
  • We are currently on track to cut our power usage by more than one million kilowatt hours.
  • We have added seven compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to our fleet bringing our total to 68 CNG buses.
  • We are adding 10 more CNG buses to our fleet in July.
  • In 2015 we saved nearly 100 million gallons of water through student involvement, staff training and adjusting sprinkler timers for weather conditions.

When we all do little things, together we can make a big difference.