Community Helps to Make Homecoming Dance a Night to Remember for Students with Special Needs

It was a night to remember for students with special needs at the South Valley School in West Jordan. School leaders joined with members of the community to put on a Homecoming Dance for students and alumni of the school. It is something current and former students look forward to all year long. This year, Taylor Andrews Academy in West Jordan treated students to free hair design and make-up prior to the dance.

Students enjoyed music with one of their teachers acting as DJ for the evening. There was dancing, refreshments and pictures to capture memorable moments for those attending.

The theme of the Homecoming Dance was “The Sky’s the Limit,” because at South Valley School students with special needs are reminded every day that the sky is indeed the limit in their education and beyond.

Sept. 27 Board Meeting Update

You are invited to a meeting of the Board of Education of Jordan School District on Tuesday, Sept. 27 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

The Sept. 27 Board meeting agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. Administrative policies that will be discussed include Administrative Policy D200 Philosophy of Instruction, Administrative Policy AA410 Controversial Issues and Administrative Policy A11 Naming of Facilities. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

Live in Real Life: Transforming Trauma into Triumph

Live in Real Life Event FlyerJoin us at Live in Real Life for a free evening of motivation and music to learn how to transform trauma into triumph. Shawn Vierra and Josh Downs from the LOVE HARD Foundation will speak to teens, their parents and others about transforming past challenges and setbacks into future opportunities and successes. The Band Ofi, an American pop rock band, will present messages of hope, inspiration and motivation through music. The Jazz Bear will make a special appearance!

When: Monday, Sept. 26, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. – Doors & Vendors Open  | 7 p.m. – Program Begins (be seated by 7 p.m.)
Where: Riverton High School Auditorium, 12476 S Silverwolf Way, Riverton, Utah 84065
Who: Recommended for ages 12+. Teens, parents and anyone navigating trauma or trials in their life should find value in attending the event. Free to attend.

Supercast Episode 158: The Brand New Salt Lake Community College Campus in Herriman Offering New Affordable Options for JSD Students

Superintendent with SLCC President Deneece HuftalinIt is the state’s largest two-year college, serving more than 60,000 students, offering 120 areas of study on 10 campuses in Salt Lake County.

On this episode of the Supercast, we sit down with Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin. Find out how the college is making higher education affordable in ways you may have never imagined. And, how Jordan School District students can benefit from a new SLCC campus in Herriman.

Community Joins Jordan Education Foundation in Filling Principal’s Pantries for Students

Picture of donated foodIt is a joint effort in kindness and caring that supports students and families in need throughout Jordan School District. Walmart and local church groups stepped up in a big way working with the Jordan Education Foundation to make sure all Principal’s Pantries have the food, clothing, school supplies, snack packs and weekend packs they need to make sure students and families don’t go without as we head into the winter months.

This week schools throughout the District were invited to pick up whatever they need to fill their Principal’s Pantries.

Thank you to everyone involved in supporting the needs of students and their families in Jordan School District. You are making a big difference in the lives of so many.