Supercast Episode 170: Holiday Tradition at Herriman Elementary Helps Homeless Children and Teens

Superintendent with service project participants and itemsIt is a holiday tradition started by one teacher at Herriman Elementary School, now helping homeless children and teens throughout the year.

On this episode of the Supercast, find out how a pajama project is bringing comfort to people served by the Road Home Shelter on cold winter nights and beyond.

Students from South Valley School Receive a Christmas Shopping Spree Thanks to Community Donations

Jordan School District staff looking at items a South Valley student picked out for her "Christmas for Kids" shopping spreeSome South Valley School students paired up with Jordan School District staff and hit the aisles of Walmart thanks to the efforts of the Jordan Education Foundation. For the past year, the Foundation raised money from the community to buy gifts for students who otherwise might not have any presents under the tree.

As part of the Foundation’s annual “Christmas for Kids” event, volunteers escorted the students through the Walmart in South Jordan, where they could select $150 worth of gifts. Many South Valley students opted for gifts of clothing, shoes, or practical items to help them transition to independent living after they leave the school programs.

South Valley School students range in age from 18-23, and staff focuses on helping students learn open communication skills, self-determination, and self-advocacy. In addition, many students will use vocational skills and community connections at the school to find meaningful employment opportunities. 

Thank you to the fantastic volunteers and community support that makes “Christmas for Kids” possible.

Community Responds to Need for Warm Winter Coats

They heard about a pressing need for warm winter coats among students in Jordan School District and sprang into action. Families First Pediatrics in South Jordan didn’t want to see students going without coats as the winter weather sets in, so they reached out to staff and patients asking for help collecting new coats. The response was overwhelming. In a very short amount of time, they received 230 brand new winter coats and delivered them to the Jordan Education Foundation to be distributed to schools that have a need.

Thanks to everyone at Families First Pediatrics for caring about kids and helping to keep them warm in the cold winter months.

Foothills Student Design Chosen for Riverton City Holiday Greeting Card

Quinn Hayes, Asst. Principal Jayme Gandara and Qunns dad posing for a photo.She is helping to spread holiday cheer throughout Riverton City and beyond. Quinn Hayes, a 4th grade student at Foothills Elementary School, decided to put her creative drawing skills to the test and enter the Riverton City Christmas Card Design Contest. Quinn did such an amazing job, she won the contest!

Her Christmas card features Riverton City Hall, trees decorated for the holidays, kids and a dog playing in the snow surrounded by majestic mountains. Quinn is being recognized by Riverton City Mayor Trent Staggs and will receive a special award for the winning entry.

Congratulations Quinn, keep up the winning work in all that you pursue!

Jordan District Students Kick Off Holidays by Giving Back

Student collecting money for charity.Every year during the holiday season, students throughout Jordan School District give back to their communities by raising money for charitable causes and families in need. They not only give money, but spend countless hours finding unique ways to fundraise in hopes of making the lives of others a little better.

Thank you to all the students and staff who are dedicated to this charitable work.

Here is a list of the 2022 charities for each high school this holiday season.