Fun Fact Friday: Energy Savings Add Up!

Every day a team of three energy experts travels from school to school and building to building throughout Jordan School District looking for efficiencies in water, power and gas usage.  And every day their hard work is paying off in a big way for taxpayers.

From July 2015 through April, 2016 the team identified:

  • A total of $787,399 in energy savings District wide
  • In addition, we received utility incentives totaling $170,821
  • That amounts to an overall savings to our taxpayers of $958,220

To get an idea of how much energy we are saving, take a look!

Columbia Elementary and JATC-North Students Participate in “Hour of Code” Event

Students at Columbia Elementary School, with the help of teens from Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers-North (JATC-North), participated in the worldwide educational event known as “Hour of Code”.

Along with several other schools in the Jordan School District, Columbia students learned some basic computer coding skills. JATC-North students rotated through classrooms throughout the school and taught mini-lessons on computer programming to the eager Columbia students. For most Columbia students, it was their first experience with coding, giving them an idea of what it takes to be a part of the computer programming and coding field.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Weather Safety Notice

Weather Safety NoticeDear Students, Patrons and Staff,

Weather reports indicate snow and rain showers beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday. As always, while driving in icy road conditions, we ask you to please give yourselves extra time for safe travel.  Buses may be running a bit late due to weather and traffic.  In addition, please be aware of icy conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots and on walkways.

We appreciate everyone making safety a priority.

 

Elementary Students Receive Holiday Gift of Glasses and Better Vision

Eye Doctor Giving Student ExamIt will be a brighter Christmas in may ways for more than 100 elementary school students who are receiving the gift of glasses and better vision thanks to local eye doctors willing to give of their time and talents. In what is called SightFest, students received pre-screening vision tests, then six volunteer doctors provided free eye exams to the young children. When the exams were complete, the students were allowed to pick out what for many will be their first pair of eyeglasses. These are students whose families could not otherwise afford glasses. This gift of better vision will be life changing allowing the children to do better in the classroom with their education and in everyday life. A local group called Friends for Sight organized and funds the event. Families in need and Jordan School District cannot thank them enough for the holiday generosity. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

 

West Jordan High Jazz Band Performs at Smith’s Ribbon Cutting

West Jordan High Jazz Band performs at Smith's The West Jordan High School Jazz Band recently brought holiday cheer and some great music to shoppers at the Grand Reopening of the Smith’s Marketplace at Redwood Road and 90th South in West Jordan.

Students greeted customers and local dignitaries with some holiday favorites as they cut the ribbon at the newly remodeled store.

Enjoy a photo gallery and a montage of their musical performance.