District Students Find Success on Signing Day

IMG_4461It was almost like being on the sidelines or in the stands ready for a big game to unfold. Letter of Intent Signing Day meant the end of a successful high school athletic career and the beginning of a college career in their chosen sport. At Bingham High School 14 student athletes signed on to continue playing at the college level. Many dressed in their new university attire, a sweatshirt or hat, and everyone was wearing a big smile with proud family members cheering them on. Congratulations to all District student athletes who signed, we wish everyone continued success academically and in their field of play. Take a look at our photo gallery of this event on Facebook. Here is the list of Bingham students and the schools where they signed on to play:

  • Riley Culley- Dixie State
  • Nick Heninger- Mesa Community College
  • Sky Manu- Dixie State
  • Landen Measom-Southern University
  • Scott Nichols- Weber State
  • Dalton Schultz- Stanford
  • Noa Taeatafa- Southern Utah
  • Spencer Tauteoli- Dixie State
  • Mahonrai Toki- Mesa Community College
  • Stacia Carroll- University of Central Arkansas
  • Cortney Millgate-Dixie State University
  • Marley Olsen- Idaho State
  • Caitlyn Stainbrook- BYU Hawaii
  • Elizabeth Weber- Utah Valley University

Daybreak Student Hoping to Be the Best at Spelling Bee

IMG_4429When it looked like the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee was over, due to a lack of funding, teachers and volunteers at Daybreak Elementary didn’t think twice about keeping the tradition alive at their school. The Daybreak Spelling Bee was held with great success with a total of 55 students competing. And now, thanks to new sponsors for the countywide competition, the Daybreak winner will move on and have a chance at nationals. Sixth grade student Sean Moncur is the Daybreak Spelling Bee winner. He said he won by correctly spelling the word ‘presumptuous,’ and will now practice spelling every night until the next competition in Salt Lake County at the end of March. Congratulations Sean, for being a winning student and an inspiration to those around you. Good luck as you spell your way to success!

Hands On Healthcare Career Fair

IMG_4436From critical care, dentistry and drawing blood to radiology and respiratory therapy, hundreds of students across the Wasatch Front were given hands-on lessons in what it’s like to work in various professions in the health care field. The annual Health Care Career Day gave students an opportunity to interact with professionals and get real life lessons from doctors, nurses and health science technicians. About 250 students from Jordan School District participated, walking away with a better appreciation of the skills and dedication it takes to be in the healthcare industry. Thanks to all the area healthcare agencies that participated in helping our students explore possible futures in healthcare. Take time to look at a photo gallery of this great event on our Facebook page.

Thank You to Our School Counselors

nscwWe don’t say it enough but join us in saying it now, a big thank you to our school counselors. This is National School Counselor Week, a time to recognize these valued members of our District team who are an integral part of student success. Counselors work hard and are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. They meet with students and parents throughout the school year to discuss college and career readiness plans as well as challenges that students may face. During this week dedicated to school counselors, stop by and let them know they do make a difference.

The Jets Help Copper Hills Conference Promote Polynesian Student Success

IMG_4411Hundreds of high school students from around the Wasatch Front gathered at Copper Hills High School to talk and exchange ideas on how to bring out the best in the lives of Polynesian students. It was a ‘People of the Pacific’ student leadership conference with special guests, the 80’s band, The Jets! Members of the band shared their personal experiences about growing up in Utah with dreams and eventually finding success in the music industry. They told students to think outside the box and always be proud of who they are and where they came from. The Jets also performed a live concert letting everyone know you are never to old to keep your dreams alive. Thanks to The Jets for taking time to have a positive impact on the lives of young people. Enjoy our photo gallery on Facebook.