April 23 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, April 23 at the JATC South Campus, 12723 S. Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah. The study session begins at 4 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Patrons may view the general session online at boardmeeting.jordandistrict.org.

The April 23 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. Policies that will be discussed include Administrative Policy DP374 Employment Background Checks. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Supercast Episode 241: Bucket Drummers Bring Music to Life at Mountain Point Elementary School

Superindendent with the Mountain Point bucket drummersThey are becoming some of the best young bucket drummers around with a beat all their own.

On this episode of the Supercast, meet members of the Percussion Club at Mountain Point Elementary School and find out how they are making music come alive from around the world with a bunch of five-gallon plastic buckets, flipped upside down, turned into drums.

Mountain Ridge and Herriman High School Students Get Creative Using High Tech at the “Adobe Create-a-thon Challenge”

They had the opportunity to unlock their creative juices and creative potential while pursuing classes and careers in Computer Science and Information Technology. A group of Mountain Ridge and Herriman High School students were recently invited to the University of Utah/Salt Lake Community College Herriman campus to participate in something called the “Adobe Create-a-thon Challenge.”

It was an event that brought young people together for learning and collaboration. After hearing from IT college students and professors, along with representatives from Adobe, the group of high school students got to work, having fun using cutting edge technology to design their own posters and artwork using Adobe Express. It was a chance to explore their creative sides and connect with like-minded peers who want to purse the same careers.

Thanks to everyone for making this hands-on educational opportunity happen for some very talented students.

Celebrating Success at the 2024 JSD Chinese Language Fair

It was a chance for Mountain Ridge and Riverton High School Chinese Club students to showcase their dedication to serving and enriching the Chinese community. The third annual JSD Chinese Language Fair was held recently and it was a big hit thanks to key leaders Emily, Maya, and Miles from the Chinese Club. The students poured their hearts into the project, promoting the event through engaging videos in an effort to inspire elementary school students to participate.

Superintendent Anthony Godfrey joined the fun as well. Speaking at the fair, he commended the dedication of the Chinese Club students and urged all JSD Chinese students to strive for excellence in learning the language.

The festival’s highlight was the spirited team competitions, including Charades and Jeopardy, in which Foothills Elementary School, Eastlake Elementary School, South Jordan Middle School, and South Hills Middle School students demonstrated their exceptional skills. Southland and Monte Vista Elementary students wowed the audience with Chinese song and dance performances at the Chinese Talent Show.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this meaningful and fun event. We look forward to continued dedication and success in fostering the growth of our Chinese community in the future.

Jordan School District Students “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” Participating in Great Utah ShakeOut

An eerie rumbling sound was heard throughout JSD school buildings and offices, then students teachers, and staff quickly responded by taking shelter underneath desks, holding onto the legs of their desks or tables, doing all they could to protect themselves from falling debris.

On Thursday morning, students and employees did “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” participating in the Great Utah ShakeOut. It is a drill taken very seriously in our schools and buildings, so that if or when an earthquake actually occurs, students, teachers, staff, and parents will be as prepared as possible.

At Heartland Elementary School, time spent practicing for the Great Utah ShakeOut paid off and everyone completed the drill successfully with the knowledge that they are indeed better prepared if they have to respond to a real earthquake.

Thank you to everyone for making safety a priority.