Bingham High School Hosts Inspirational Womens’ Day in Sports

It was a day to empower female student athletes throughout the state of Utah. Bingham High School Athletic Director Andee Bouwhuis was a driving force behind the first annual “Womens’ Day in Sports,” which was sponsored by the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (UIAAA) and the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA). About 150 female athletes from more than a dozen school districts around the state participated. The girls, all sophomores and juniors, were inspired by speakers who encouraged them to raise the bar in leadership and be ambassadors for women in sports and sports professions.

The girls learned about proper nutrition to fuel the body as an athlete and positive body image. They heard from a sports psychologist and a gold medal Olympian in water polo.

It was an amazing event and we are grateful to everyone who helped in planning and making it such an impactful day for girls in sports.

Supercast Episode 234: High School Sophomores Turn 4 Years Old, Long-Time Teacher Turns Sweet 16, Celebrating Leap Year Birthdays

Superintendent celebrates Leap Year birthdaysThey are twins attending West Jordan High School in their sophomore year and they are turning 4 years old. At Antelope Canyon Elementary School a long-time second grade teacher is finally turning sweet 16.

On this episode of the Supercast, we find out what it’s like to have a leap year birthday. A birthday that comes around just once every four years on February 29, when the year is actually 366 days long, instead of the regular 365. Are leap year birthday folks forever young, let’s find out.

Golden Fields Elementary School Student Wins Top Prize in State Reflections Competition

She is a talented young student who found inspiration from her gym coach at Golden Fields Elementary School. Now, Naomi Ramba is being recognized for her talents.

Naomi entered a video essay contest called “Because of An Educator” in the PTA Reflections competition. Naomi’s video was selected as the first-place winner at the State level for her entry called “Who Inspired Me.” In the video Naomi talked about how her gym coach, Summer McNeely, was an inspiration, changing Naomi’s mind about working hard, staying active, and coming to school.

Jordan School District Board of Education members, along with Superintendent Anthony Godfrey and others recently recognized Naomi Ramba for her accomplishment. She also received a $500.00 cash prize and a plaque from the Utah State PTA.

Congratulations, Naomi Ramba. Keep up the great work!

Name Selected for New Elementary School in Herriman

Thank you to everyone who helped in the naming process for the new elementary school in Herriman by participating in an online survey suggesting names and narrowing the field.

The name selected for the new school is Juniper Elementary School. The Board of Education unanimously approved the name last night. Juniper Elementary is scheduled to open for the 2024-25 school year and will be home to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Ridge View Elementary School.

Principal Kaleb Yates says he is very excited about the name Juniper Elementary because it is unique and represents the area. Principal Yates has already hired many amazing teachers and staff dedicated to preparing students for success and he is excited to move forward with having students choose school colors and a mascot.

Jordan School District is excited about the educational opportunities and new traditions which will be established at Juniper Elementary School!