Fun Fact Friday: Principals Get Sneak Peek Inside New Elementary Schools

Principals Touring New SchoolsWearing big smiles on their faces and hard hats on their heads, the recently appointed principals of the District’s two new elementary schools were treated to a sneak peek inside the buildings.

Kyle Hansen is principal of the new elementary school in South Jordan at 10252 S. Split Rock Drive, and Doree Strauss is principal of the new elementary school in Herriman at 5692 W. American Park Drive.

Mrs. Strauss says she loves the natural lighting throughout the school with skylights to illuminate interior classrooms as well, which she says will positively impact student learning. She believes students will also benefit from the bright colors throughout the new school designed to help guide everyone from one area to another in the building.

Kyle Hansen says he is very impressed with the collaboration areas set aside for students and teachers to work collectively as a group. Mr. Hansen says he also loves the bright color scheme in the building and the abundance of natural lighting.

Construction on both schools is on time and on budget. They will open their doors in August for the 2017-18 school year.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

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Students Wow Lawmakers with Art in Competition at State Capitol

Student Artwork at State CapitolLawmakers were surrounded by some pretty incredible artwork this week as students from around the state participated in the annual Utah State Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition. Several JSD students, like Annie Bearden and Adam Anderson, took part with art that amazed everyone who stopped by to admire the wide variety of works. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to display their talents and compete for scholarships. It also gives lawmakers a chance to recognize the hard work of so many artistic young people, which they did during an awards ceremony in the Senate chambers.

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South Valley Student Gets Sweet Surprise of a Lifetime Meeting the Cake Boss

Kimmie Hugging the Cake BossKimmie Hansen is a first year student at the South Valley School where she gets to enjoy new experiences every day. Kimmie was also crowned Utah Miss Amazing in a pageant designed to build confidence and self-esteem in young women with disabilities. However, the thrill of a lifetime came for Kimmie over the weekend at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City where she came face-to-face with someone with whom she has been a huge fan for a very long time, the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. He was in town to speak at the conference and when the Cake Boss found out about Kimmie, he wanted to personally meet her and tell Kimmie how much he loved her and appreciates the support. When asked if she had any questions for Buddy, Kimmie said she has a hard time rolling out fondant and was wondering what the ‘trick’ is to doing it flawlessly? The Cake Boss said a big machine helps him out but Kimmie should keep on trying and like anything in life, she can find success.

Happy Valentines Day from ‘Heart’land & Majestic Elementary Schools

Students Holding HeartsEverywhere you looked there were hearts at Heartland Elementary School today. The same was true at Majestic Elementary as students shared their love of learning and admiration for teachers and other school staff on this Valentines Day. It is a day to let all educators and classmates know how much you care, how much you love being at school and sharing some sweet treats along the way.

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