At a Sept. 14 meeting, school board members for Jordan Public Schools unanimously approved a motion to hire Interim Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson as the new superintendent for the district.
Since the end of June, teachers, administrators and staff at Jordan Public Schools have been planning for a variety of possibilities for the upcoming school year.
As public school districts have wrestled all summer with tough decisions on how to start the school year, private institutions have forged ahead.
John Dols was named Holy Family Catholic High School’s second principal March 1; an official start date coinciding with the 2020-21 school year. Little did he know, two weeks into his transitional period, COVID-19 would send students home for the final two months.
Jordan students will return to school next month under a hybrid attendance model, the school board decided Monday night after listening to more than two hours of presentation on the proposal.
A lot has changed since Ranae Case Evenson taught at Jordan elementary and middle schools two decades ago, but a sense of strong community in the school district, she said, remains the same.
Jordan Public Schools administrators shared details on what the district’s classrooms could look like in the fall, whether virtual or in-person, as districts across the state await guidance from state leaders on how to proceed with instruction.
How will school work in the fall as the pandemic continues? The answer should come in a few weeks, but it could also shift during the school year depending on a particular district or school's circumstances, state and local officials said this month.
The Jordan School Board unanimously approved a contract with an interim superintendent candidate during its regular meeting Monday night, filling an upcoming hole left by Superintendent Matt Helgerson.
Jordan school officials were given the green light Tuesday night to enter negotiations with a candidate to temporarily replace outgoing superintendent Matt Helgerson.
The Jordan High School Class of 2020 may drive instead of "walk," as high school administration prepares plans for a drive-thru diploma ceremony May 30.
As the school year winds down, local educators are re-evaluating their grading practices to take into consideration the impact of COVID-19 and distance learning.
Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Matt Helgerson will resign, effective June 30, according to a news release from the district. Helgerson gave his resignation to the school board Monday and shared news with staff via email on Tuesday.
Minnesota schools have been directed by the state education department to close out the 2019-2020 school year with distance learning, but a lot of uncertainty regarding school functions and finances remains in the air.
Distance learning has been in place for nearly two weeks at Jordan Public Schools, and for teachers and students alike, it’s the distance part that’s really being felt.
When Gov. Tim Walz signed an order temporarily closing schools earlier this month, it didn’t come as a surprise for many school administrators, like Jordan Public Schools Superintendent Matt Helgerson, who’d already read the writing on the wall.
Portable hand sanitizer dispensing stations cost local school districts about $150 apiece, but Jordan High School students are building them for closer to $5 a pop.
The Jordan School District will lose three teachers, four paraprofessionals and the school resource officer — among other reductions — in order to make room for a projected $675,000 budget shortfall next year.
The Jordan School Board is asking the Minnesota Department of Education to allow school to start before Labor Day in order to preserve a regular spring break and let students out by the first week of June.
The Jordan School Board is aiming to cut between $700,000 and $750,000 in spending next school year in order to balance the district budget after a failed referendum last fall.
After slipping down to a seventh place finish at a competitive Farmington meet, Jordan speech team is back to racking up finalist finishes.
Jordan Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year doesn’t include a traditional spring break, but a week-long break could go back on the books if the school board receives state approval for a flexible learning year.
The Jordan High School auditorium was the site of a world premiere Saturday, Jan. 18 as a cast of students performed “The Tale of Medusa,” a play written and directed by JHS senior Kivi Weeks.
The Jordan High School drama club will entertain audiences with three stories in an evening this weekend. The Jordan One-Act Festival covers a wide variety of subjects and themes as students perform three short plays on Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18.
Jordan High School graduate Jack Hulet capped off his first semester of college last week with a trip to the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Years Day.
If the Jordan School Board decides to take another crack at an operating levy and bonding referendum this fall or in the coming years, they’ll be aided by an in-depth community survey aimed to gauge voter priorities, interests and tax tolerances.
Jordan parents, residents, staff and fellow students were treated to five days of holiday music this month from the district’s student band and choir ensembles.
If the Jordan School Board decides to take another crack at an operating levy and bonding referendum, it may enlist the expertise of a research firm to gather valuable input from voters regarding their priorities and tolerances.
The Jordaness and Jordan Lions announced local winners of the International Lions WriteOff and Peace Poster Contests this month, doling out $400 in prizes to Jordan Public Schools students.
Since the beginning of the school year, a cast of Jordan High School students has been treading the boards in the school’s auditorium, getting a grasp on Shakespeare’s poetic prose for their production of “Much Ado about Nothing,” which premiers this evening.
In observance of Veterans Day, students from Jordan Public Schools and members of the community gathered in the Jordan High School gym to share the memories of those who’ve served in the United States armed forces and honor their service.
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