Fun Fact Friday: Breaking it Down-District Employees

According to the USOE State Superintendent’s Report for 2014, Jordan School District has 4,114 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. Below is a breakdown of employees by FTE in each area for the 2014 school year. As you can see in the chart, the vast majority of employees are assigned to directly helping students, whether in the classroom or elsewhere in the school. You can also look at how we compare with other districts by viewing the USOE report here.

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English Students Benefit from Generous Energy Solutions Gift

herriman high recipients of energy solutionsherriman energy solutions check deliveryHerriman High English teacher Liz Anderson does all she can to help her students improve their writing skills. But that became a challenge with growing class sizes and a computer lab with a shortage of computers. Mrs. Anderson didn’t have a budget for additional computers, so she turned to a community partner with a grant proposal. Energy Solutions liked the proposal and on Friday presented Mrs. Anderson with a check for $12,500! The money will be used to purchase additional computers so that more students can be college and career ready with their writing skills. We applaud this creative teacher willing to think outside the box in educating students. Thank you Energy Solutions for your investment in young people and the future.

Students Compete in First STEM Academy Showcase

DSCN3068Robots designed and built by students entered the ring and squared off in Sumo-style wrestling matches, they also engaged in competitive games of tug-of-war. It was all part of the first ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Showcase. More than 100 middle school students who have been involved in an after school STEM program in Jordan School District were a part of the competitive fun.  Awards were given out for the most creative robots and computer programming students showed off their work as well. This was a fun way to end the school year with this special STEM program funded by the STEM Action Center and Utah Department of Workforce Services. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page and local news coverage from the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

Mountain Shadows Showcased as Very ‘Cool School’ on Fox 13

Screenshot 2015-05-28 09.24.00Students, staff and some parents got up and to school bright and early on Wednesday ready to make Mountain Shadows proud– and they did just that! Over the course of the morning, the school was featured as Fox 13’s ‘Cool School of the Week.’ If you missed the segments filled with fun, featuring all the wonderful things happening at Mountain Shadows, click on the link below and enjoy. Congratulations to everyone involved in a magical morning at Mountain Shadows.