The Monday morning forecast called for lots of excitement in Mr. Barber’s 4th grade classroom at Majestic Elementary. That’s because ABC 4 Meteorologist Curtis Ray chose to do his weathercast live from Majestic surrounded by students. Mr. Ray took time between live segments to talk to the kids about science and meteorology. He explained the concept behind high fronts and low fronts, and explained how jet streams are formed. He also encouraged everyone to get up really early, at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th to see the total lunar eclipse. Thanks to our friend, Curtis Ray, for being such an awesome teacher in the ABC 4 Weather School. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★
Bringing bright scientific minds and working together, the South Hills Middle Science Olympiad team found an equation for success at the recent regional meet held on the campus of Westminister College. South Hills competed against 17 other schools in a total of 24 categories ranging from Disease Detectives and Meteorology to Solar System and Air Trajectory. Teacher, Dawn Monson, called this the hardest working group of students she has ever worked with in Science Olympiad. Because of their hard work and willingness to help one another, the team took home four gold, one silver and seven bronze medals. Now it’s on to the state competition at the University of Utah where the team will compete against two dozen middle schools. Congratulations and good luck at State. ★
The Utah State Office of Education has released their latest numbers and Jordan is among the lowest when it comes to school district administrative costs per student. There are 35 school districts with higher administrative costs than Jordan. As you look at those along the Wasatch Front, only Alpine has a lower reported cost. Take a look at the numbers.
Students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School took to the stage before a packed house performing their latest musical production called “The Quest to Defeat Emperor Zurg.” With colorful characters like Woody, Buzz, Emperor Zurg, Hamm and Jessie the student actors played their parts with big smiles and lots of energy as the crowd looked on and loved it all. Show creator and director, Maddie Hofer, did a fantastic job with the choreography to songs like ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ ‘Surfin USA,’ ‘Thriller,’ and ‘Celebrate.’ Teachers at Kauri Sue made the costumes, which brought the entire show to life. Congratulations and a standing ovation to everyone involved in the show including the Riverton High School Peer Leadership Team. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★