Supercast Episode 250: No Illusion for Digital Media Students Winning Very Real and Prestigious State Award for Virtual Reality Game

Superintendent watches a student demonstrate VRThey used their considerable talents to create a virtual reality game which is now receiving some amazing accolades.

On this episode of the Supercast, meet the Digital Media students at JATC North who designed a three-dimensional virtual reality game that’s garnering a lot of attention. Find out how their game transports people into a different world using the illusion of being there.

Hundreds of Utah School District Leaders Join with Law Enforcement and Others for Conference on Keeping Students Safe in School

School Safety Conference and Riverton High School Thanks to the School Safety Center, hundreds of school district leaders, law enforcement, and others from around Utah are better equipped with the knowledge and ability to keep students, teachers, and staff safe in our schools.

The School Safety Center brought everyone together at Riverton High School this week for the 2024 Utah School Safety Conference. The conference provides a powerful opportunity for K-12 leaders to learn from nationally recognized speakers, as well as acquire knowledge and programs that support comprehensive school safety.

We appreciate everyone from Jordan School District, and others from districts and law enforcement around the state, who took the time to focus on safety by attending this valuable conference.

Supercast Episode 249: Beloved Brasilandia Celebrated at Bluffdale Elementary School

Superintendent with Portuguese DLI students It is a beloved tradition at Bluffdale Elementary School now in its tenth year.

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside an educational celebration called Brasilandia. Hear how the event helps students use and develop new skills in the Portuguese language and how it enhances their love of the Portuguese DLI program at the school. It is a traditional taste of Brazilian culture and food that everyone has definitely grown to love over the past decade.

School is Back in Session for Summer Jordan PREP Students

Some Jordan School District students are already back in class and having a blast with some really cool hands-on learning. It is part of a free six-week summer program called Jordan PREP,  (PRe freshman Engineering Program).

Jordan PREP is a rigorous academic mathematics-based summer enrichment program that identifies high achieving middle school students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and STEM related fields. The students decide to join the Jordan PREP Program when they are 11 and 12 years old and commit to the program through their senior year in high school.

A big thanks to Stacy Pierce who is the driving force behind the program, bringing it to Jordan School District and the students we serve.