Riverton Student Has Heart of Gold on Valentine’s Day

IMG_4532A Riverton High student’s heart was in the right place on Valentine’s Day. With the blessing of her principal, the student, who wanted to remain anonymous, decided to make home-made valentines for everyone in the school. She got up bright and early and with the help of family, placed a valentine and lollipop on more than 1,500 lockers. Here is what the valentine said: “Valentine’s Day is a day to show people you love them and care about them. You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I just want to share my love to you. You are loved, you are cared about and you are special. This may not be much, but hopefully this small Valentine’s gift brings a smile on your face and brightens your day. Always remember who you are, remember you are not alone, remember you are loved and cared about. Big hugs. Smile. Laugh. Be happy. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Legislative Session Focus of Town Hall Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend a legislative Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Jordan School District Board of Education and Region 6 PTA.  This is a great opportunity to meet the Senators and Representatives from your area and ask questions about legislation that directly impacts the District and public education. Each state lawmakers from the District will be given time to discuss their current bills and legislative priorities. Join us for this informative meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the West Hills Middle School media center. (8270 Grizzly Way, West Jordan.) See you there.

Heartfelt Thanks to Foundation Donors

IMG_4479They are hard working, successful businessmen and women who have hearts of gold and never forget to give back. Every year the Jordan Education Foundation, (JEF) takes time to say thank you to incredible donors who understand that every dollar makes a difference in education and the lives of children and young adults. An appreciation luncheon was held to recognize these donors and members of the JEF board who do so much for teachers and students in Jordan School District. They were applauded for money raised that goes toward mini-grants, The Leader in Me, medical and special needs and technology. Superintendent Patrice Johnson delivered a sincere thank you to donors for caring about education and weaving their hearts into the lives of children throughout the District. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills High Students get First-Class Tour of State Capitol

IMG_8829It wasn’t your ordinary tour of the state Capitol for some Copper Hills High students on a recent field trip. They were treated to an up-close and personal tour by State Representative Jim Bird. The tour took students on a surprise visit underneath the Capitol where they were able to see the hydraulic stilts that were constructed for earthquake safety. Then, the tour moved up several floors to a private room where the political science and art students learned how a bill is presented and how it moves through the House and Senate for passage. The day ended with students getting a true ‘taste’ of the Capitol with lunch in the cafeteria. Thanks to Representative Bird for giving students a unique and positive experience about life on the hill, an experience they won’t soon forget. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

Congratulations Columbia Family Learning Center Graduates

IMG_2679It took long hours and dedication, but 24 students at Columbia’s Family Learning Center did it with pride. They graduated! Congratulations to the 15 students who received their G.E.D and to nine others who received their Basic Computer Skills Certificate. These young men and women spent four hours a week in class and countless hours studying at home to accomplish their goals. This couldn’t happen without great support from Columbia Elementary and the community around it. We wish continued success to everyone involved in Columbia’s Family Learning Center.  Visit our Facebook page for a photo gallery of this event.