FUN FACT FRIDAY: Start Up Supplies Necessary for Schools

You might be surprised by the quantity of supplies needed to get every school up and operational for the return of students for a brand new school year. Jordan School District saves tens of thousands of dollars by purchasing in bulk and storing supplies in the district warehouse.

Here are some examples of bulk items shipped from the warehouse to our schools as start up supplies so that students and staff have what they need in the course of a day.

  • Soap – 592 cases (6 per case)
  • Toilet Paper – 774 cases (12 per case)
  • Paper Towels – 616 cases (12 per case)
  • Garbage Can Liners – 1,298 cases (100 per case)
  • Pencils – 5,060
  • Construction Paper – 5,739 packs (pack of 50)
  • Binders – 4,852
  • Batteries – 9,822
  • Tape – 5,273 rolls

The supplies are in, now we are anxious to welcome students, faculty and staff back for a safe and successful school year. See you soon!

Copper Hills High Teacher Turns Bridal Registry Into Gift for Students in Need

Rickee Stewart Copper Hills High teacherCopper Hills High teacher, Rickee Stewart is getting married next month. But rather than requesting wedding gifts for herself, Ms. Stewart turned her bridal gift registry into a service project for students in need. People invited to the wedding were asked to give her things like tennis shoes, backpacks and winter coats all for homeless teens or students in need at Copper Hills.


Senator Orrin Hatch Tours New Bastian Elementary School

Senator Orrin Hatch takes a tour of Bastian Elementary School with Principal Doree StraussUtah Senator Orrin Hatch took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the new Bastian Elementary School in Herriman. Senator Hatch sat down with teachers giving them some insights on upcoming education legislation. The senator talked about giving educators some relief in paying off student loans. He also talked about funding for education and because he sits on several senate committees, he encouraged teachers to reach out to him with questions or concerns. After meeting with the teachers, a brief tour of the school was led by Principal Doree Strauss.

Senator Hatch said he was impressed by the new Bastian Elementary, which is about to open and he appreciated Principal Strauss and teachers who took time to share some of their thoughts about the valuable work they do in education.

Enjoy a photo gallery from Senator Hatch’s visit on Facebook.

Making a Difference

Picture of administrators with hygeine kitsThe theme of this year’s summer Administrative Leadership Conference was “Making a Difference.” With that in mind, hundreds of District administrators and administrative assistants, pitched in to make a difference in the lives of students who need a little help with some of the basic necessities in life. The administrators rallied and in a matter of just two hours managed to put together 500 personal hygiene kits, which will be available for students who need them at every school in the District. The kits included things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner and hairbrushes. Thank you administrators for making a difference in the lives of students every day, in their education and beyond. In addition, we are grateful to our friends at CarMax for pitching in and helping with this project. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.