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Jordan Ridge Elementary's Geography Bee Winners 2018-19
First Place - Mohnish Yalavarty
Second Place - Dane Nelson-Julander
Third Place - Holden Knight
Mrs. Natalie Terry, our school's head secretary, has taken a job with HR with the Jordan District for next year. Thanks for all of your efforts at Jordan Ridge. Good luck and know that you'll be missed.
Special thanks to Jordan Ridge's PTA!!! The 2017-18 school year has been filled with amazing events and programs thanks to our amazing PTA!!!
May 17 was Jordan School District's storytelling festival called "Story Weavers". Miss Gines’ fourth graders earned a spot in the festival.
Esmé Homer "Medusa"
Emma Edgel "Tangled"
Ava Crino & Sarah Child "Interviewing Mother Gothel"
Congratulations! Your tales took us on an adventure. Thank you!
(12 Jordan Ridge took of the 74 awards given!)
- HUMANITARIAN AWARD, Sonora Homer--The Power of Positive Coding
- U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Award, Katie Smith--Discover the Hover
- Engineering - 4th Place, Nick Hurley--Building a Solar Oven Out of Trash
- Life Science - 4th Place, Sophie Whitehead--Does Medium Matter?
- Chemistry - 3rd Place, Mara Spigarelli--See the C
- Life Science - 3rd Place, Rachel White--How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
- Life Science - 3rd Place, Stella Smuin--Plant Growth and Light
- Engineering - 2nd Place, Noah Hardy--Cleaning Hard-to-Clean Spaces
- Life Science - 2nd Place, McKinley Boehm--Does Your Sense of Smell Impact Your Brain?
- Life Science - 2nd Place, Emma Pond--Roses are Red, Until They're Dead
- Computer Science - 1st Place, Sonora Homer--The Power of Positive Coding
- Product Testing & Consumer Science - 1st Place, Samantha Humphrey--Seeing Through the Fog: Tackling the Problem of Fogged Up Glasses Using Everyday Products
On Friday, March 23 ten of Miss Gines' 4th graders participated and competed at the Regional History Day. The following students were in the top 4 in their category. The UHD directors didn't give specific place awards 1st - 4th but honored the top 4 with a "Youth Outstanding Project" award.
Congratulations to the following who earned the Youth Outstanding Project Award
Ava Crino & Sarah Child - group exhibit - The Great Dinosaur Rush
Beckham Lindsey & Dane Nelson-Julander - group exhibit - Winter Quarters Mine Disaster
Clara Kerksiek - individual exhibit - Jay Hess: Prisoner of War
Madilyn Everett - individual website - The Golden Spike: The compromise that connected the East and the West
Congratulations to Noah Hardy for taking 1st place at our Jordan Ridge Elementary Geography Bee. Well done!
Dear Frankie Walton,
Congratulations! You are receiving this email because your student, Michael Pond, has become one of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places him among a select group of 300 MASTERS named from over 6,000 nominees throughout the United States. Michael submitted your name as the teacher that inspired and assisted him with their science fair project. This achievement deserves to be celebrated!
In recognition of the essential role of teachers to motivate and educate these remarkable young scientists and engineers, you will receive a one year subscription to Science News magazine and a Broadcom MASTERS reusable grocery tote. This prize will be sent directly to your school over the next few weeks.
To see a complete list of the 2017 top 300 MASTERS, please visit https://student.societyforscience.org/2017-top-300-masters.
The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2017 when 30 finalists will be selected from the top 300 MASTERS. Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 20-24, 2017. Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of $25,000.
Again, congratulations to you and Michael for his selection as a member of the 2017 top 300 MASTERS. Thank you for encouraging all of your students to not just participate in science fair, but to explore their potential.
Manager, Broadcom MASTERS
Society for Science & the Public
Congratulations to everyone who participated in our
Jordan Ridge Scripps Spelling Bee!
Winners of 1-3 grade Spelling Bee:
1st Place: Mohnish Yalavarty
2nd Place: Kazim M.Ali
3rd Place: Grace Winebrenner
Winners of 4-6 grade Spelling Bee:
1st Place: Nethra Suresh
2nd Place: Michael Collins
3rd Place: Rohan Siddamsettiwar
Congratulation to all of the students who participated in the Geography Bee. This year's champions are:
1st Place: Kyle Anderson
2nd Place: Christopher Block
3rd Place: Sabrina Montero
Ava Simmons, in Mrs. Hall's 4th grade class, started training last March and ran the 40th anniversary (26.2 mile) St. George Marathon this past Saturday and won 4th in her age group. Her time was 5 hours 15 minutes.
Facebook link: Facebook page
A great big thank you for all those who helped make our Kindergarten and 1st grade food drive a huge success. We began this food drive in early November when we learned about the Habit- Win-Win. We learned about the sacrifices of our American soldiers, and wanted to pay that sacrifice forward by helping families in need. We collected 582 canned foods and over 100 dry food boxes.
Miss Gines' 4th graders "The Fossilists" took #1 place at the State Creative Pursuit Bowl! Congratulations to Jordan Fjeldsted, Ace Reiser, Sonora Homer, and Mara Spigarelli!
Dan Guthrie from KSL visited Jordan Ridge's 4th graders. He taught them about the weather, air pressure, and his responsibilities and opportunities as an meterologists. Maybe in the future we will see a Jordan Ridge alumni as a meteorologist on tv. Thanks Dan!
Math Olympiad Teams Attending Daybreak Competition
|Team 1 - Kate CanningAerin Dyal
|Team 2 - Walker MilletCameron Orr
|Team 3 - Hope MillerWilliam Nguyen
|Team 4 - Jaden DenisonEmma Hooper
|Team 5 - Kyle AndersonVictoria Hollingsworth
Congratulations to Rohan Siddamsettiwar (4th grade ALPS) won 1st place in the Senior Spelling Bee for the fourth time in a row! He was competing with 4-8 graders!
Jordan Ridge Chess Club
Jordan Ridge Students who participated in the 7th Annual West Jordan Scholastic Open Chess Tournament, held on January 24th,2015
Lego Building Club
The “Harry Bot-ters” team, originally a Jordan Ridge student-based team, won their regional tournament 2 weeks ago, qualifying to competed at the state level last Saturday. Then at the state tournament, they placed second in the robotics competition, and third over all out of 46 teams. They also qualified to attend a Global tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas this May, where they will be competing against teams from around the world. It was quite an accomplishment, and we wanted to let you know!
On the team was Sam Turley from Mrs. Jones’ class, Devin Miller from Mrs. Lybbert’s class, former Jordan Ridge student Manvith Manchala, and two non-Jordan Ridge students.
Jordan Ridge Reflections Honorable Mention winners-- Region 6
The WINNERS of the Jog-A-Thon contest went to Menchie's in a LIMO with Mrs. Anderson.
Monish Yavalarty - K Raines
Tyler Carlson - 1st Christensen
Saylor Warner - 1st Christensen
Shyann Banasky - 2nd Baggett
Curtis Carlson - 3rd Han
Shaye Anderson - 4th Richins
Russell Carlson - 5th Gifford
Celeste Kalapala - 6th Jones
Congratulations to Autumn Smith (4th grade) & Lanie Smith (5th grade) who competed on the show America's Got Talent with One Voice Children's Choir. Three Jordan Ridge alumni, Abbie Scott, Maggie Scott, and Ellie Thacker, were also in the choir. One Voice Children's Choir made it to the second round on AGT. If you missed the show, check out: "Let It Go" and "Burn" *It's kind of like "Where's Waldo" --- See how many Jordan Ridge students you can see singing their hearts out.