Hundreds of District Students to March In Days of ’47 Parade

JSD All High School BandThey represent competing high schools in the District, but about 200 band students will come together as one really big marching band for the Days of ‘47 Parade. In fact, the combined high school marching band will be the largest in the Children’s Parade on Saturday and the Days of ‘47 parade on Monday.

On Friday morning, the students had their last rehearsal marching through neighborhoods in West Jordan near Copper Hills High School. Families and residents were surprised to see the talented musicians in person, marching up and down the streets

Please show your support to the Jordan School District combined high school marching band as these young musicians make us all proud this holiday weekend. Good luck!

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.



Herriman High Students Take Honors at National Conference

Herriman students heading to FBLA competition in AtlantaA team of 17 students from the Herriman High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed in Atlanta and came back national winners in two categories.

In the American Enterprise Project category, Marin Murdock, Keenan Budd and Hannah Pedersen took top honors nationally for their project which helped form a new Herriman Charter Chamber of Commerce. The American Enterprise Project category is designed to help promote the American system of enterprise and business.

In the Sports Management and Marketing category, Rachel Lunt, Keenan Budd and Baylor Nelson took second place nationally.

At the conference held June 29-July 2, Herriman students competed with over a thousand other students from across the United States. Competitors were tested on their specific category knowledge, and further judged on their interviewing, presentation and role-playing skills.

Herriman students also competed and excelled at the statewide FBLA competition held at the Davis Conference Center in March.

Growth Comes in Many Ways for Students at JATC-South

DSCN0733It’s summertime!! The sun is out and fresh veggies and fruits cover kitchen tables. Two programs at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) South campus show students some of the finer points of agriculture and farming, while providing fresh food to the JSD School Lunch Program’s year-round elementary schools, Summer Feed sites and traditional K-12 schools in the fall.

The Summer Agriculture and the Farm to School programs introduce to future farmers and gardeners what it takes to grow healthy foods. In conjunction with JSD’s Nutrition Services department, the State Department of Education and the JATC-South FFA Chapter, middle and high school students work up to 40 hours throughout the summer learning about agriculture, greenhouse production and landscape management.

Students can earn either elective credit or CTE credit, so it’s a real growth opportunity for them.
Following their plantings from seed to harvest, 35-40 students are participating at any one time in the programs, growing herbs, corn, pumpkins, melons and many other delicious and nutritious produce items.

Bond Fact Friday: New School Design Saves Taxpayers Money

Over the last three years patrons have asked us to take a closer look at how schools are built in the District and to reduce building costs. This has happened thanks to the hard work of several stakeholder committees along with District personnel. Now, two new elementary schools are currently under construction using a modified floor plan. This floor plan will cost 17 percent less than previous elementary schools, without compromising instructional space for students.

Our facilities team worked with architects to modify an existing floor plan design, owned by Jordan School District, to reduce common area space while only eliminating one kindergarten classroom. The new single-story schools will have 35 classrooms and be approximately 78,500 square feet in size. Blackridge, the last new elementary school we opened, was 93,000 square feet in size

The new South Jordan elementary school is located at approximately 10200 S. 5150 West and the Herriman elementary site is located at approximately 12420 S. 5600 West. Both schools are scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year. Here is a look at the floor plan.

Creekside Elementary Floor Plan

Bingham High Student Shows Amazing Talent with Fire Plaques

DSCN0720The Fire Science program at JATC South has a pretty cool display thanks to the talent of Matt Hudspeth, a recent graduate who was in the program. Matt decided to design and make several plaques that represent the 2016 Fire Science class. The beautiful plaques will be a permanent edition to JATC South. By the way, Matt also placed first in state for Skills USA in Fire Science and 4th in the nation. Way to go Matt!