95 Beetdigger Blvd, Sandy, UT 84070

Si necesita asistencia en espanol llame al 801-826-6257

Welcome to Jordan High School
Home of the Beetdiggers
“Preparing students for post high school success”

Jordan High School
School Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 – 6:00 PM
JHS Tech Atrium

Dr. Bruce Eschler – present
Jason Long – present
Trudy Barnes – present
James Barron – present (excused late because of Mt. Jordan SCC being at 5pm)
Jen Coccimiglio – present
Bryn Cook – present
Beki Cowdell – present
Terri Culberson – present
Patrick Doyle – present
Daniel Herzog – present
Heather Isbell – present
Brandie Kafentzis – present
Jessica Stowe – present
Aimee Wagner – present
Officer Jason Hoopes – present, guest

Wendell Ashby – excused
Jennifer Hilton – excused
Kimberlee Montoya – excused
Amy Bryant – Absent

Notes & Agenda
1.  Welcome Rebekah Cowdell
          ●      Introduction of Officer Hoopes – guest

2.  Review and Approval of Rebekah Cowdell October Meeting Minutes
          ●      Motion to approve by JC, seconded by TB
                  ○      Unanimous Approval

3.  Review/Updates: Dr. Eschler
          a.  Budgets
                    ●        Waiting for final numbers.
                    ●        We will see money approved for spending from last year SCC start to dwindle the accounts. This is money for personnel.
                    ●        Plan is being implemented as…planned.

          b.  Data Review
                    ●        School Grade – B, this is a reason to celebrate overall.
                              ○      Always room for improvement. We are in TSI, but possibly leaving this status.
                              ○      ML students are a struggling subgroup – AW asked, “What supports do we have?”
                                        ■      PD for teachers regarding best practices for language acquisition
                                        ■      Possible Student Ambassador program
                                        ■      ALS Coordinator (Marianella Roundy)
                                        ■      Co-Taught Classes
                                        ■      Puertas Abiertas
                                        ■      Digger Fair
                              ○      How many teachers are ESL endorsed?
                                        ■      24 teachers, 1 counselor, 1 AVID Coordinator, and 1 principal
                              ○      What stipends are available for those that are ESL endorsed?
                                        ■      Can we advocate for the District to provide stipends for those that are ESL endorsed?

          c.  Land Trust Plan
          d.  TSSP (Teacher Student Success Plan)
          e.  Safety Plan (Jason Long & Officer Hoopes)
                    ●        Questions from SCC
                              ○      Do students know blindspots of cameras?
                                        ■      No.
                              ○      What actual emergencies would parents get notified?
                                        ■      All through Sky Alerts / Parent Square
                              ○      What can SCC parents do to help advocate for a secure vestibule?
                                        ■      Dr. Eschler encouraged parents to participate in the political process of CSD etc. JS echoed this sentiment with a walk-way bridge that was
                                                 needed in Taylorsville and her experience as an administrator at that school.
                              ○      Exterior Doors:
                                        ■      Can we somehow get notifications of propped or open doors?
                                                 ●      It is a feature that has been discussed many times.
                                        ■      JS: Why is a secure vestibule entry not more of a priority with the district if the perception of JHS is a dangerous school?
                                                 ●      AW: More of a reason to speak to their board members.
                                                 ●      Dr. Eschler: Improvement of our facility and programs is our top priority when we have the opportunity to speak with board
                                                          members/district leadership. Please continue to engage in the political process as much as you can.
                              ○      Have recent Hall Pass updates, etc. been effective?
                                        ■      Anecdotally, yes. TB, BK, JL all gave input that it has helped.
                                                  ●        Safety plan on Dashboard

4.  Counseling Center Updates Counselor
                    ●      UCAW was a success

5.  Other Items
                    ●      5-year plan:
                             ○      Dr. Eschler will push to make this go quicker.
                             ○      JoAnn’s property: options for construction.
                                       ■         Dr. Eschler: Our district lacks CTE facilities compared to districts such as Jordan and Davis districts, so could this become a home base
                                                   for more CTE programs? We could build an extension of CTEC with new programs, for example:
                    ●      Electric motors
                    ●      Auto Body Work
                    ●      Aviation Pathways
                             ○      What is SCC feedback on this idea?
                                       ■      PD: Coding Pathways, Graphic/Web Design
                                       ■      JS: What data could we examine to find out which programs are overfull or waitlisted that we could provide more options?
                                       ■      JLO: Broadcasting/Streaming
                                                   ●  Social Media like TikTok
                                       ■      BC: STEAM Center
                                       ■      Overall this idea is supported
                    ●  JC: Would this help? Yes, but the majority of students leaving from Jordan is based on Athletics.
                             ○      Field House will happen – contingent on the bonding.
                             ○      Marquee on State Street, but also Sego Lily side.
                                       ■      Also just “Jordan” on the building.
                                       ■         Discussion about upcoming UHSAA realignment:
                    ●      4A vs 5A?
                    ●      Would Jordan be looked down upon for being only 4A in Canyons?
                    ●      How would travel affect class time?
                             ○ Early-out Fridays mitigate this.
                    ●      Who are we with is more important than the classification?

6.  Adjourn
                    ●      Motion to adjourn by DH, seconded by TC.
                             ○ Done.

Next Meeting: December 7, 2022 (If needed)
                    ●         PD: Motion to cancel this meeting, seconded by AW.
                              ○ Unanimous
                    ●         Next meeting will be Jan 4, 2023


Translate »

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here communications@canyonsdistrict.org