Supercast Episode 104: We Take to the Field with Talented Mountain Ridge High Football Players and their First Female Coach

Superintendent stands with Coach Stephanie DavisThey are amazing athletes off to an incredibly successful season on the playing field. On this episode of the Supercast, we catch up with the Mountain Ridge High School football team for an action-packed practice. And, we find out what it’s like to be the first female coach and defensive coordinator for the Sentinels.


West Jordan High Student Receives National Honor for Designing Shoe Insert to Help Runners

Superintendent Godfrey surprises Anna Fotheringham at West Jordan High School A life experience may turn into something really big for a West Jordan High School student. Anna Fotheringham had a running injury and she wanted to do something to help others who love to run avoid the same experience. So, the 4th year Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) student decided to design a shoe insert with sensors that can provide data to analyze strikes and cadence in running. The insert is called “Bottom Line-The Ultimate Foot Analyzer.” Anna hopes to be able to continue developing the foot analyzer so that it can help coaches correct runners’ strides to avoid injuries.

Anna recently entered her design in the National PREP Scholars Symposium where she took second place! Students in the competition presented their projects to a panel of college professors/ judges and they were quite impressed with Anna’s design.

Superintendent Godfrey joined others by surprising Anna in the classroom to congratulate her. Anna, we are very proud of your accomplishment and wish you the best of luck as you continue your work to keep runners safe.

Students Gather with First Responders for a Sunrise Salute to Patriot’s Day

A group watches as students at Hidden Valley Middle School raises the American FlagThey were not yet born on 9/11 20-years ago, but on Friday, Hidden Valley Middle School students gathered with local first responders, city officials and members of the community for a “Sunrise Salute to Patriot’s Day.” Principal Shawn McLeod says as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, it’s important for students to remember, honor, and pay their respects to all families who were impacted by the attacks two decades ago. It is also an opportunity to show support for all first responders and men and women of the military.

The Sunrise Salute included musical performances by the school choir and a patriotic sing-along with those in attendance.

Firefighting and Criminal Justice Students Climb 110 Flights of Stairs to Honor 9/11 Heroes

Students at JATC South climb a flight of stairsIt was an emotional and physically challenging morning as Firefighting and Criminal Justice students at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC South Campus) set out to honor and never forget the lives lost on 9/11.

Together with Unified Firefighters, students completed 440 repetitions like pushups and sit-ups to remember the 440 first responders who died trying to save others on 9/11. They also climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number of flights first responders climbed before the World Trade Center collapsed. In addition, students completed a 1.25 mile run, out of respect for those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy.

The event ended with bagpipes followed by a moment of silence.

It was a way for students, training to become future firefighters, EMT’s and police, to truly understand and commemorate the many sacrifices made by first responders on 9/11 two decades ago.

Sept. 14 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the JATC South Campus, 12723 S. Park Avenue, Riverton, Utah. The study session begins at 4 p.m. The Regular Board Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Patrons may view the general session online at boardmeeting.jordandistrict.org.

The Sept. 14 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.