Jordan Supercast

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The Supercast is the Jordan School District podcast designed to educate, inform and maybe even entertain you. The Supercast is hosted by Superintendent Anthony Godfrey who will take you along as he travels throughout Jordan School District visiting students, teachers and staff in our elementary, middle and high schools. If it is something important to parents and students, we hope to feature it right here on the Supercast. So stay tuned, stay informed and let's have some fun talking education together.

Episode 83: Inside the New Majestic Elementary Arts Academy
Last Friday at 11:03 PM

It is music to the ears of students who have a passion for instrumental and visual arts. The brand new Majestic Elementary Arts Academy is opening in Jordan School District for the 2021-22 school year. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the new school where elementary aged artists and young musicians ...continue reading "Episode 83: Inside the New Majestic Elementary Arts Academy"


Episode 82: “Latinos In Action” Making a Difference Every Day at Copper Hills High
04/08/2021

They are role models making a big difference at Copper Hills High School and in the community. We are talking about students in the “Latinos In Action” program. On this episode of the Supercast, we visit a “Latinos In Action” class and talk to some amazing students who take great pride in who they are, ...continue reading "Episode 82: “Latinos In Action” Making a Difference Every Day at Copper Hills High"


Episode 81: An Assistant Principal’s Passion as Level 7 Local Google Guide
04/01/2021

You could say she is an assistant principal with great taste. When Adrienne Yancey isn’t in schools helping to educate students, she is educating perfect strangers, reviewing restaurants as a Level 7 Local Google Guide. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey finds out what it takes to be a Local Google Guide ...continue reading "Episode 81: An Assistant Principal’s Passion as Level 7 Local Google Guide"


Episode 80: Copper Hills High School Girls Wrestling Team Makes History on the Mat
03/25/2021

They are considered pioneers in their sport, making history throughout the state of Utah. Girls high school wrestling became a sanctioned sport for the first time this year and at Copper Hills High School it is a season filled with success. On this episode of the Supercast, we stop by the wrestling room at Copper ...continue reading "Episode 80: Copper Hills High School Girls Wrestling Team Makes History on the Mat"


Episode 79: Students Growing with Classroom Garden
03/18/2021

Students in Julie Feyereisen’s 3rd grade classroom are growing in a very healthy way this school year. It’s thanks, in part to something called a Tower Garden in the classroom. The Tower Garden is a 6-foot pillar which uses grow lights and aeroponic technology to grow plants indoors using water and no soil. On this ...continue reading "Episode 79: Students Growing with Classroom Garden"


Episode 78: Where in the World is WJHS Basketball Great Jordan Loveridge?
03/11/2021

He rose to the top of his game as a 6-foot-6 inch forward in basketball for the West Jordan High School Jaguars and was named 2012 5A Player of the Year leading the state in scoring and rebounding. Jordan Loveridge, or J-Love as he is known to some, also made a name for himself in ...continue reading "Episode 78: Where in the World is WJHS Basketball Great Jordan Loveridge?"


Episode 77: Superintendent Joins South Valley Student in the Shop Framing Pictures and Engraving Rolling Pins
03/04/2021

It is valuable hands-on learning that is leading to success in the art of framing and engraving for students at the South Valley School in West Jordan. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Godfrey finds out how middle and high school special education students, as well as South Valley students, are getting early work ...continue reading "Episode 77: Superintendent Joins South Valley Student in the Shop Framing Pictures and Engraving Rolling Pins"


Episode 76: West Jordan Middle School Students Highlight Black History Heroes Who Inspire
02/26/2021

West Jordan Middle School students are using morning announcements to highlight a number of inspirational black history heroes during the month of February, which is Black History Month. Some Utah Jazz players like Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors are doing the same on a three-part Youtube series called “Black History Heroes.” On today’s episode of ...continue reading "Episode 76: West Jordan Middle School Students Highlight Black History Heroes Who Inspire"


Episode 75: A School Psychologist Talks About Video Game Addiction
02/18/2021

Is your child spending too much time playing video games? Is video game addiction a real problem among kids and teens today? On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to school psychologist, Dustin Fullmer who actually teaches a video game addiction class at the Jordan Family Education Center. It is a class that is ...continue reading "Episode 75: A School Psychologist Talks About Video Game Addiction"


Episode 74: Sparks Fly When Superintendent Visits Welding Class Celebrating CTE Month
02/12/2021

February is CTE Month, a time to celebrate the value, achievements and accomplishments of Career and Technical Education programs across the country including right here in Jordan School District. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey celebrates CTE month by visiting one of 25 Career and Technical Education classes offered at JATC North ...continue reading "Episode 74: Sparks Fly When Superintendent Visits Welding Class Celebrating CTE Month"


Episode 73: Principals Prepare to Open New Virtual Elementary, Middle and High School for 2021-22 School Year
02/04/2021

Jordan School District is preparing to open three new schools in the 2021-22 school year. Kings Peak High School, Kelsey Peak Middle School and Rocky Peak Elementary School are part of the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy, giving students more options in their education and the way in which they learn. On this episode of the ...continue reading "Episode 73: Principals Prepare to Open New Virtual Elementary, Middle and High School for 2021-22 School Year"


Episode 72: Coding in the Classroom Can Launch Great Careers
01/29/2021

A new program in Jordan School District has middle school students preparing right now for future careers in technology. They are learning how to code in the classroom - creating computer games and perfecting a skill that could land them great paying jobs in a high demand industry. On this episode of the Supercast, we ...continue reading "Episode 72: Coding in the Classroom Can Launch Great Careers"


Episode 71: Free Services for Families at the Jordan Family Education Center
01/21/2021

If you ever feel like you need just a little extra support in your life or your child’s life, maybe it’s time to visit the Jordan Family Education Center. The center, located inside River’s Edge School, provides support services, counseling and classes free of charge for families and students in Jordan School District. On this ...continue reading "Episode 71: Free Services for Families at the Jordan Family Education Center"


Supercast Episode 70: What’s inside the Warehouse?
01/14/2021

Have you ever wondered what it takes to store everything needed to run a district that spans 6 cities, with 64 schools and more than 56,000 students? Where do we safely store food for our kitchens and cafeterias or furniture, paper and cleaning supplies for our classrooms? On this episode of the Supercast we take ...continue reading "Supercast Episode 70: What’s inside the Warehouse?"


Episode 69: Understanding New COVID-19 Guidelines & Quarantine Procedures Impacting Our Schools
01/07/2021

As we head into the new year 2021, Jordan School District is following some new State COVID-19 guidelines, quarantine procedures and plans for students who want to participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey helps students, teachers, staff and parents understand the changes in COVID protocol ...continue reading "Episode 69: Understanding New COVID-19 Guidelines & Quarantine Procedures Impacting Our Schools"


Supercast Episode 68: Herriman High Teacher Shares Incredible Story of Defying the Odds
12/30/2020

Jessi Morton-Langehaug is a passionate educator, athlete, ultra-marathon runner, and parent. On this episode of the Supercast, the Herriman High School teacher talks about inspiring students by sharing her personal story. Jessi went undiagnosed with Lyme disease for ten years and was told she would never run or compete in another ultra-marathon again because her ...continue reading "Supercast Episode 68: Herriman High Teacher Shares Incredible Story of Defying the Odds"


Episode 67:  JSD Students Share “Sounds of the Season”
12/22/2020

It is music that will make you smile and warm your heart. On this episode of the Supercast, we share some sweet sounds of the season performed by Jordan School District students. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a safe, prosperous new year!


Episode 66: Students Teach Superintendent Art of Cast Iron Skillet Cooking
12/17/2020

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to cook a perfect steak? Some students in the ProStart Culinary Program say it’s by using a cast iron skillet. In this sizzling episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey heads to Mountain Ridge High School with his brand-new cast iron skillet in hand, ready for ...continue reading "Episode 66: Students Teach Superintendent Art of Cast Iron Skillet Cooking"


Episode 65: Excitement Builds as the International Baccalaureate Program Returns
12/10/2020

It is one of the most prestigious academic achievement programs available for high school students and it is coming back to Jordan School District. We are talking about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program which will be located at West Jordan High School. On this episode of the Supercast, find out if your teen is a ...continue reading "Episode 65: Excitement Builds as the International Baccalaureate Program Returns"


Episode 64: A Labor of Love for CHHS Students in Peer Tutoring Program
12/03/2020

Some students at Copper Hills High School are the best pals anyone could ask for. They participate in the Peer Tutoring program and CH Pals Club. On this episode of the Supercast, we find out how Peer Tutors and CH Pals are changing lives supporting students with special needs and making life-long friends in the ...continue reading "Episode 64: A Labor of Love for CHHS Students in Peer Tutoring Program"


Episode 63: Reimagining Thanksgiving 2020 – Happy Steaksgiving!
11/25/2020

What will your Thanksgiving table look like this year? For some it will be the traditional table with turkey and all the trimmings. However, for others Thanksgiving 2020 will look a little different. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to some students in the Prostart Culinary Program at Mountain Ridge High ...continue reading "Episode 63: Reimagining Thanksgiving 2020 – Happy Steaksgiving!"


Episode 62: Why A West Jordan City Fire Truck is Part of This Lesson Plan
11/19/2020

They are bringing fire and life safety lessons to classrooms throughout Jordan School District. In this episode of the Supercast, we follow West Jordan City Fire Department Public Education Specialist Becky Steeneck into an elementary school classroom. It is where young students are learning about everything from fire safety to first aid, smoke alarms and ...continue reading "Episode 62: Why A West Jordan City Fire Truck is Part of This Lesson Plan"


Episode 61: Student Athlete, Sam Gordon is Recognized by Sports Illustrated as One of “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Sports Today”
11/12/2020

At just 9-years-old, Sam Gordon attracted the attention of people around the world in a video showing her racing down the football field, scoring touchdown after touchdown in a peewee football game. It was a video that went viral receiving more than 5 million views in just three days. On this episode of the Supercast, ...continue reading "Episode 61: Student Athlete, Sam Gordon is Recognized by Sports Illustrated as One of “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Sports Today”"


Episode 60: Help for Students and Parents with Virtual Classroom Questions
11/06/2020

Learning at-home in a virtual classroom is something some parents and students are still adjusting to in these unprecedented times. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to two Jordan School District employees who are available every day to help with virtual classroom questions. They are working hard to lead students on a path ...continue reading "Episode 60: Help for Students and Parents with Virtual Classroom Questions"


Episode 59: The Sweet Story of an Employee and Her Passion for PEZ Dispensers
10/29/2020

Prior to the pandemic, the first thing you would find walking into the front office at Oquirrh Hills Middle School was hundreds of PEZ candy dispensers on display in a huge collection that captured the attention of students and visitors alike. Attendance secretary Kimberly Navratil has been collecting what is called the “candy with character” ...continue reading "Episode 59: The Sweet Story of an Employee and Her Passion for PEZ Dispensers"


Episode 58: Life-Changing Experience for Students in Governor’s Honors Academy
10/22/2020

It was created to provide Utah high school students an opportunity to learn, lead and interact with some of the most successful leaders in business, technology, humanities, education and more. We are talking about the Governor’s Honors Academy at Southern Utah University. In this episode of the Supercast, we hear from two Jordan School District ...continue reading "Episode 58: Life-Changing Experience for Students in Governor’s Honors Academy"


Episode 57: JSD Students Are Largest ARUP Blood Donors in Utah
10/15/2020

They donate more blood to ARUP than any other group or organization in the State of Utah. We’re talking about Jordan School District high school students. On this episode of the Supercast, we visit a blood drive at Copper Hills High organized by HOSA students. We talk to the student donors and find out why ...continue reading "Episode 57: JSD Students Are Largest ARUP Blood Donors in Utah"


Episode 56: A Sixth-Grader Shares Stress Relief Routine Inside the Monte Vista Elementary School Wellness Center
10/08/2020

It is a quiet place inside Monte Vista Elementary School where students are learning to identify, express and manage their emotions for a happier, healthier experience at school. On this episode of the Supercast, Stockton, a sixth-grade student at Monte Vista, shares his stress relief routine inside the Wellness Center. It is a room that ...continue reading "Episode 56: A Sixth-Grader Shares Stress Relief Routine Inside the Monte Vista Elementary School Wellness Center"


Supercast Episode 55: Students Sewing Success Through Service
10/02/2020

They are sewing success one pattern at a time. We’re talking about students in the Fashion Pathways Program at Herriman High School. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the class and find out how some very talented students are using their sewing and fashion design skills making face masks to benefit ...continue reading "Supercast Episode 55: Students Sewing Success Through Service"


Episode 54: Understanding the Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard
09/24/2020

Under the direction of the Jordan Board of Education, Jordan School District is launching a COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard will update parents and employees on current COVID-19 case counts in every school and office building so they can make the very best decisions for students, families and themselves. On this episode ...continue reading "Episode 54: Understanding the Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard"


Episode 53: Understanding COVID-19 Contact Tracing in Our Schools
09/17/2020

What is contact tracing and how does it work when someone tests positive for COVID-19 in our schools? On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with Salt Lake County Health Department Epidemiologist Annie George who explains the process of contact tracing and how parents can track COVID-19 cases daily by using a COVID-19 data ...continue reading "Episode 53: Understanding COVID-19 Contact Tracing in Our Schools"


Supercast Episode 52: Health Class Lesson Helps to Save a Life in the Lunchroom
09/10/2020

It was a day in the cafeteria at West Jordan Middle School that some students will never forget. On this episode of the Supercast, hear how a 9th grade student sprang into action, using a technique he learned in health class, to save the life of his best friend who was choking. It is a ...continue reading "Supercast Episode 52: Health Class Lesson Helps to Save a Life in the Lunchroom"


Episode 51: An Up-Close Look Inside Classrooms and an Historic Touchdown on the Football Field
09/03/2020

On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside some classrooms with Rich Saunders, Interim Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health. Mr. Saunders stopped by to see first-hand how teachers and students are doing and learning during the pandemic. But first, Superintendent Anthon Godfrey heads out to the Herriman High football field ...continue reading "Episode 51: An Up-Close Look Inside Classrooms and an Historic Touchdown on the Football Field"


Episode 50: The Masked Singers of Mountain Ridge High
08/27/2020

After nearly six months of silence, there is once again music filtering out into the halls of Mountain Ridge High School. In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey stops by music teacher Kelly DeHaan’s classroom where he visits with students who are making beautiful music again as part of the Mountain Ridge Madrigals. ...continue reading "Episode 50: The Masked Singers of Mountain Ridge High"


Episode 49: Let the Learning Begin – Principals Talk About Being Back
08/21/2020

As our schools prepare to welcome students back, principals are excited to see the new school year begin after having buildings empty for nearly six months. In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to some principals about their hopes for a safe and successful school year despite changes brought on by the ...continue reading "Episode 49: Let the Learning Begin – Principals Talk About Being Back"


Episode 48: Let the Learning Begin – Teachers Talk about Being Back
08/20/2020

The 2020-21 school year is about to begin and it will be the first time back in our buildings in almost six months for students, teachers and some district staff. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey visits several classrooms and talks to teachers who say they are ready to let the learning ...continue reading "Episode 48: Let the Learning Begin – Teachers Talk about Being Back"


Episode 47: A Passion for Serving Students with Special Needs
08/13/2020

Serving students with special needs is something many educators in Jordan School District are passionate about. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear about the amazing work being done to take care of students with special needs, especially during a pandemic. (00:17): Hello, and welcome to the Supercast. I'm your host superintendent, Anthony Godfrey. ...continue reading "Episode 47: A Passion for Serving Students with Special Needs"


Episode 46: Pandemic Impact – From Baby Boomers to Gen Z and Beyond
08/06/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting education and people both young and old right now. On today’s episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to Kim Lear, a generational sociologist who gives us some insight on how different generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z and beyond are dealing with the pandemic very differently. Speaker ...continue reading "Episode 46: Pandemic Impact – From Baby Boomers to Gen Z and Beyond"


Episode 45: The 2020-21 School Year– Preparing Students and Our Schools
07/30/2020

What are schools doing to welcome students back safely for the 2020-21 school year? In this episode of the Supercast, we find out what is going on in schools right now with the installation and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We also offer some tips for parents who are looking to get their students ...continue reading "Episode 45: The 2020-21 School Year– Preparing Students and Our Schools"


Episode 44: Students Devote Summer to Computer Science, Statistics and Problem Solving as Part of Unique Program
07/22/2020

It is not the typical summer of rest and relaxation for some middle school students in Jordan School District. That’s because they are immersed in things like abstract reasoning, problem-solving and computer science. In this episode of the Supercast we are going to explore something called the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), which is an academically ...continue reading "Episode 44: Students Devote Summer to Computer Science, Statistics and Problem Solving as Part of Unique Program"