㽶ֱ School District Students Give Life-Saving Blood to Thousands of Patients and the Need Continues Over Summer Months

Riverton High School Blood Drive During the 2023-24 school year 㽶ֱ School District high school’s sponsored 20 blood drives which helped ARUP Blood Services collect 1,385 units of blood. Because of the generosity and compassion of JSD high school students, staff, teachers, and families, as many as 4,155 patients received life-saving blood products in the 2023-24 school year.

 ARUP Blood Services is extremely grateful to 㽶ֱ School District for its support of blood drives at high schools throughout the school year, but they want everyone to know the need does not diminish or go away over the summer months.

If you would like to donate blood to ARUP during the summer or anytime, visit

Portuguese Dual Language Immersion Students Come Together to Celebrate Festa Junina

There was lots of colorful clothing, dancing, games, and smiles all around as students in the Portuguese Dual Language Immersion program all came together to celebrate what is called Fest Junina or the June Festival. It is a vibrant celebration that lights up Brazil during the months of June and July.

At Riverton High School the celebration lit up the gymnasium and it was a big party for everyone to enjoy, honoring Brazil’s diverse heritage. Local Brazilian restaurants participated as well, giving everyone a true taste of Brazil. Square dancing, or quadrilha, was also a highlight of the fun and energetic festival.

Thanks to the Portuguese DLI teachers, DLI students, and members of the community for giving everyone the opportunity to experience such a fun, vibrant, and beautiful culture!

㽶ֱ Episode 248: Herriman High Student Musicians Proudly Perform at National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade in Hawaii

Dr. Godfrey standing with Herriman High School students and a teacher It was a huge honor for the Herriman High School Choir, Orchestra, and Tour Concert Band traveling to Hawaii to share their music with military veterans.

On this episode of the 㽶ֱ, we talk to the talented students who represented the entire state of Utah with amazing performances at the National Vietnam Veterans Day Parade. They showed their pride and respect, honoring war veterans in such a meaningful way with music. It was an experience that will last a lifetime.

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Riverton and Mountain Ridge High School Chinese DLI Students Keep Chinese Teaching Assistant Day Alive and Well With Fun in the Classroom

Last year’s Chinese Teaching Assistant Day was well received by teachers, students, and parents. This year, Chinese DLI students from RHS and MRHS returned to the elementary schools for another great experience.

Riverton High School’s Chinese DLI students visited Southland Elementary, while Mountain Ridge students went to Foothills Elementary to serve as Chinese teaching assistants. They were divided into six groups to teach different grade levels, focusing on Chinese medicine and health.

The high school students tailored their teaching plans to each grade level and incorporated fun activities to go along with each lesson. They also shared with the elementary students the challenging but rewarding projects they did in high school, such as Chinese short films, documentaries, Chinese Socratic Seminars, and Chinese Club campaigns.

This program provided elementary students with role models and gave them a glimpse of their future possibilities. Many high school students realized the challenges of teaching and gained a deeper respect for teachers through this experience.

Keep up the great work, Chinese DLI students and teachers!

Middle School Teachers Send Students Off to Summer Break with Unforgettable Talent Show

Unbeknownst to students, West Hills Middle School teachers spent hours putting the final touches on their choreographed routines and tuning their instruments in preparation for the end-of-year school talent show. The performances ranged from an 80s rock piece featuring the song “The Final Count Down,” to an original dance by teachers dressed up as Napoleon Dynomite.

The atmosphere was charged with excitement as students and staff enthusiastically cheered on performances. The joy and thrill of the performance were palpable, and the memories of their favorite performances will undoubtedly linger for a long time.

Great job, West Hills Middle School teachers and staff for finding an incredible way to end the school year.