South Valley Students and Staff Have Lots of Fun on “Flying Around the World Day”

It was an exciting day for South Valley students traveling from Thailand to India, Samoa, and beyond, without leaving their school. During “Flying Around the World Day,” each classroom represented a different country, educating students about the culture and offering a taste of the region with food samples as well. The students traveled from country to country, visiting classrooms exploring the various country’s traditional colors, flags and clothing, giving them an opportunity to explore different cultures from around the world.

Staff played the role of pilots and flight attendants stamping passports as students traveled from one country to another inside the individual classrooms.

What a fun and engaging way for students to learn about different countries and cultures. Congratulations to everyone at South Valley for giving students such a rich and memorable experience!

Supercast Episode 178: A Parent’s Guide to “Health and Wellness Day” Activities for Students

Superintendent with a SELFIE signIt is a full day set aside for students, teachers, and staff in Jordan School District to prioritize their health and wellness at home and in school. The second annual Health and Wellness Day is Friday, February 10 and while there will be no school for students that day, they are invited to participate in the Wellness Quest with family and friends.

On this episode of the Supercast, we explain what the Wellness Quest is and how something called the “SELFIE’” model is at the heart of the Wellness Quest curriculum.


Community Comes Together for Fun Chinese New Year Celebration at Herriman High

Picture of Chinese New Year Celebration PerformanceIt was an evening of fun with cultural presentations, educational games, food, and a fantastic program. Jordan School District students organized an authentic Chinese New Year celebration where people were invited to browse interactive cultural exhibits, participate in games, and take in amazing displays. Delicious food was also available from Fatty Tuna and Panda Express.

Thanks to everyone involved in organizing the celebration and to students, teachers, staff and members of the community for attending and making this Chinese New Year event such a success.

West Jordan High School History Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

Picture of Alyse AlmondPlease join us in congratulating West Jordan High School’s Alyse Almond on an amazing achievement. This dedicated Jordan School District educator has joined the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) around the country, truly demonstrating a dedication to her craft.

National Board Certification is a rigorous process that reinforces high standards, a commitment to excellence in teaching and elevating the teaching profession. These teachers continue to change the way students learn and they help students reach their highest potential.

National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification in K-12 education. It means that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice.

Congratulations, Alyse Almond! We are proud of your accomplishments.