The Annual JSD Nutrition Services Pan Sale is Back and Open to the Public!

District Pan Sale FlyerCalling all cooks and bakers or anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen with lots of great gadgets.

Don’t miss this year’s Nutrition Services Pan Sale where you will find some amazing deals on new, commercial grade kitchen items. The Pan Sale is open to the public and both credit cards and cash are accepted.

The sale runs Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6 from noon until 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the Auxiliary Services Building, 7905 South Redwood Road in West Jordan.

Jordan School District Teacher Receives $50,000 Surprise of a Lifetime for Excellence in Education

Blair Jensen is awards a check from Harbor Freight Tools for SchoolsIt was a day to remember for JATC South Welding Teacher Blair Jensen. Several hundred students, teachers, staff, community members and Blaire’s family were all on hand to help surprise Mr. Jensen with a $50,000 national teaching prize from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. The prize recognizes excellence in skilled trades education. The Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) trade program will receive $35,000 and Mr. Jensen will receive $15,000 of the $50,000 prize.

Congratulations, Blair Jensen! Keep up the great work inspiring students on the pathway to a great profession. We are proud of the work you do and the well-deserved national recognition.

Thank You to Jordan School District’s Hard Working Custodians!

A message thanking custodiansTake a minute out of your day to say thank you to custodians in schools and buildings throughout the District. Each year, October 2 is National Custodian Appreciation Day, a day to show appreciation for the men and women who keep our schools and workplaces clean, shining, well maintained and running smoothly.

These valuable employees contribute to the important first impressions in our schools and buildings as well as lending a helping hand whenever and wherever they are needed. They are an important part of education and the Jordan School District family.

Who is your favorite custodian? Tell them how much they are appreciated.

Thank you, custodians!

Supercast Episode 159: How to Identify Bullying Behavior and Stand Up to Stop a Bully

Supercast 159: How to Identify Bullying Behavior and Stand Up to Stop a BullyDo you know someone who is being bullied? Is it something you have experienced yourself?

On this episode of the Supercast, find out what parents, schools and members of the community can do to help prevent bullying and teach kids that it is not OK. Dr. Scott Poland, one of the leading experts in bullying prevention in the United States, joins us with some sound advice on how to identify a bully and stop the bad behavior in a way that works.

Herriman High Students Teach Adults with Disabilities How to Manage Money and Budget

Students in Herriman High School’s Business Club took their knowledge of budgeting out of the classroom on Wednesday to provide a lesson in sound spending for adult students with special needs at South Valley School. It is part of a project they call “Beyond Budgeting.”

The lesson is personal to team members Katelyn and Elizabeth Anderson who have watched their brother, a student at South Valley, struggle with fraud, budgeting, and wise spending. The sisters worked with teammate Emily Reinoso to create a day-long event to teach students how to use the envelope system of budgeting and practice with local businesses.

The team partnered with local businesses like Cyprus Credit Union, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer, SCHEELS, and the Zander Real Estate Team. The businesses sent representatives to act as salespeople to facilitate a real-world buying experience for the students. Elizabeth Anderson believes it is important to have businesses help at this event because, “we want to give the students an experience as real as possible – not just interacting with other students but with real businesses.”

The Business Club students hope to make budgeting more inclusive as they teach students of all abilities how to manage their money. Keep up the great work Herriman High School Business Club!