When Garhett Bolton, a fourth grade student at Eastlake Elementary, was feeling left out and alone on the playground at school he decided to do something about it. Garhett decided Eastlake needed a ‘Buddy Bench,’ a place for kids to come together and foster friendships. Garhett’s bench is making a big difference at the school. Here is the story told by KUTV’s Dan Rascon.
There was an air of excitement and pride at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School, as six members of the graduating class of 2015 got ready to take the stage and accept their graduation certificates. Family, friends, Kauri Sue staff, District officials, Superintendent Johnson and members of the Board of Education were on hand for the special day. The Riverton High School Peer Leadership team was also there, sharing stories about the graduates, their sense of humor, their kindness and ability to bring joy to others. To honor the graduating class, several Kauri Sue students performed “You are My Sunshine,” bringing tears to some in the audience and big smiles to others. Congratulations to the following graduates: Robbie Gephart, Eric Maucher, Sarah Lefevre, Andrea Figgins, Steven Palmer and Landon Giles. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.
This is the time of year we celebrate and take pride in the many accomplishments of the 2015 class of retirees in Jordan School District. These dedicated men and women have collectively worked more than 2,164 years in education. Dennis Randall, a teacher at Copper Hills High, is our longest serving retiree with 40 years of service. Mr. Randall began working in the District in 1975 when the enrollment was 34,479. This academic year enrollment is 52,800, while the District is now half of its original geographical size that it was in 1975. A banquet was held to honor all retirees with music provided by a Jordan District employee string quartet and soloist Cameron Rowe, a 6th grade student from Rose Creek Elementary. Congratulations retirees and thank you for your tireless work on behalf of children. Attached is a list of all retirees.
It was a special day for Dual Immersion students and teachers at Southland and Eastlake Elementary Schools. They fine tuned their foreign language skills and welcomed 18 members of a visiting delegation from Xian, China into their classrooms. The Chinese educators interacted with the students and observed the different teaching practices used by various Dual Immersion educators. They shared a pizza lunch with students and even got to meet the Utah Jazz Bear during a big school celebration as they arrived outside of Southland. We are honored to have these wonderful guests in our classrooms. It is an educational experience for everyone involved. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.
It was a day to celebrate academic success at Herriman High. In what was the first ever ’Business Signing Day,’ 28 students announced their post high school plans to attend colleges in Utah and across the nation. These dedicated students received a total of more than $200,000 in scholarships! Most plan to major or minor in business-related fields, others plan to pursue degrees in psychology, jazz performance, accounting and atmospheric sciences to name a few. Congratulations to these bright young minds we wish them the best of luck.