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On Friday the 13th of November two of our great staff were honored.  If you see them out there give them a pat on the back, they deserve it.

The Utah Association of School Psychologists recognized the following Jordan educators for their work with students in our schools:

Jim Stewart from Copper Hills High School received the lifetime achievement award.

Betsy Smith from Monte Vista Elementary and West Hills Middle received the Barbara Bennett Excellence in Diversity Award.

Congratulations, We Appreciate The Work You Do

Be Grateful With Poinsettias

 

The Greenhouse program at South Valley School has beautiful poinsettias on sale for the holiday season.  These quality plants are available in 6” and 4” pots.  They come in Red, White, Pink, Winter Red Rose, Winter White Rose, Red Glitter (red with white spots), Marble (pink with white edges), Autumn Leaves (peachy salmon fall color) and Jingle Bell Rock (red with white stripes). To view the colors, visit our web site at http://southvalley.jordandistrict.org/greenhouse/.  Or look at the attachment below

Schools or individuals ordering 25 or more plants will have them delivered free of charge.  We are selling these fine plants for $7.00 (6”), $4.00 (4”)

Our greenhouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment until November 24.  Starting November 30 we will have some later hours.  Stop by to purchase smaller quantities.  Again, we will deliver orders of 25 or more to your schools, churches, or places of business.  Call the greenhouse directly to place orders (801-565-7167) or fax the order to (801-302-4902).  These numbers are also listed on your order sheets.

We have some that are ready now, if you like to decorate early or want to take them as gifts for Thanksgiving.   I have attached a paper with the colors that we have, as well as an order form.  If you have any questions, let me know.

We also have some Holiday Cactus for sale.


 

Several of our teachers were recognized by the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce.

They included many of our special educators.  Congratulations  to the following special educators:

  • Pixie Brock Elk Meadows
  • Amanda Mair Elk Ridge Middle
  • Melanie Canick River's Edge
  • Jennifer Jarrard South Jordan Middle

See more about the story here.

 

Not mentioned in the District article was Lindsey Baxter who was recognized for her efforts too.

Lindsey-Baxter

We are excited to welcome Lindsey Baxter as a new Teacher Specialist-Severe.  Lindsey started her passion for working with children with disabilities when she started volunteering at Jordan Valley School every summer starting at the age of 14.  She worked there every summer and was a peer tutor throughout high school.  She received her Bachelors from Utah State University and Masters from the University of Utah, both in Special Education. Lindsey holds endorsements for mild/moderate, severe, and ESL.  She has taught students with severe disabilities from kindergarten all the way up through post-high.  Lindsey also teaches night/online classes for the University of Phoenix for their Masters of Special Education program. Lindsey says "I have a desire to improve the lives of children with disabilities and very excited to work with the tremendous talent here in Jordan School District!"