Teachers & Students Embrace Turnaround Program

If you have ever wondered what a Turnaround school is and what it does for teachers, students and staff involved take a look at Majestic, Westvale and Heartland elementary schools. In the video below we take you inside these three Jordan District schools where exciting transformations in teaching and learning are taking place every day. Watch and be inspired by the great work that is going on. If the video below does not play, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=946604398691271&set=vb.197074473644271&type=3&theater.

Foothills Gym Filled with Lots of Little Bugs for Big Assembly

DSCN1478They appeared in all sizes, shapes and colors, some even had wings, but no one was trying to swat these bugs out of the gymnasium at Foothills Elementary. That’s because the bugs were second grade students who took the stage for their annual musical all about bugs. The children sang their hearts out to a crowd of family and friends who gathered for the big bug affair. The message about being nice to bugs was clear with song lyrics like “give a bug a break” and “have you hugged a bug today?” Congratulations to the teachers and students who put together such a fun show and gave everyone a new appreciation for bugs! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills Journalism Students Making Headlines

image3(1)They are really good at delivering the news and once again some Copper Hills High students are making headlines for their excellent work. Copper Hills TV (CHTV) has taken the top honor for best news broadcast in the state. With the help of their instructor, Leslie Vawdrey, this is the second year in a row that CHTV has been chosen as Best in State.

In other Copper Hills Journalism news, the Grizzly Growl staff walked away from the UVU High School Journalism conference with top awards for Best Photojournalism and Art for Seniors. These budding journalists beat out 15 other schools in the competition.

Congratulations to everyone! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Fun Fact Friday: Celebrating Teachers

Everyday we applaud teachers who continue to do more with less. Our graduation rates are on the rise while our funding is among the lowest in the State. It is safe to say Jordan is home to some of the most dedicated professionals in public education. These educators truly make a difference every single day as they go above and beyond in service to students.

Today we would like to celebrate our teachers for their commitment and invite educators everywhere, including those getting ready to graduate this spring, to come see what makes Jordan so special.

The District is currently looking for teachers who specialize in Special Education, Science, Math, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and we are offering an incentive for Dual Immersion Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and French educators.  Discover your passion and apply today at http://hr.jordandistrict.org/.

Happy Birthday, Daybreak Elementary!

DSCN1459It was a day for cake, balloons and plenty of hugs from the Daybreak Dolphin as students, staff and the community came together to celebrate the 10th birthday of Daybreak Elementary School. The school opened in 2005 with principal Dori Strauss welcoming everyone and getting things off to a great start. Mrs. Strauss was brought to tears as she was recognized for her decade of leadership along with teachers and other staff members who have been at Daybreak since day one. The student body was also treated to a video looking back on highlights of all the great things that have happened at Daybreak since the doors opened. Two ‘Community of Caring’ quilts, which children helped to make, were unveiled and birthday artwork lined the halls for the special occasion. Happy Birthday, Daybreak! We are proud of your many accomplishments, keep up the great work. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.