March Principal's Message

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We are down to the last three months of school. Even though the topic of this message is happening in April, now is the time to put it on your calendar. April 2nd and 3rd (Thursday and Friday) we will be putting on this years play production. This event will be open to the public at 10:30am on both days. 

Our recent productions have included Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid. This year the musical production is my all time favorite and I know most lines already since both my daughters loved watching it. This year we are proud to put on MULAN.

Each year every student in the building participates in the play. It is amazing to see how the students grow into their roles over 4-6 weeks of practice sessions. Our Music Teacher Caitlin Barney and all our staff needs to be commended for all their efforts in making this happen.

See you at the Play!

Mark Donnelly Principal, Jordan Valley

Important Upcoming Dates:

February 27th Late Start day. School starts at 11:15
April 2
nd and 3rd 10:30am Jordan Valley Play: MULAN
April 6
th-10th No School SPRING BREAK 





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Principal's Message

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February Principal’s Message

I would like to thank our parents, guardians and group homes for your participation in our
Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) this week. We had 80% parent/Guardian participation. PTCs are a great time to celebrate your student’s activities, projects, and progress in his or her classroom. 

Phase 2 of our building remodel will be starting, hopefully, in March. Two classrooms at a time will be completely renovated. This will include bathrooms and kitchenettes. The Remodel will begin in the South end of the building.

DLM? Remember how at each IEP and at the end of the year we talk about UAA (Utah Alternative Assessment)? We still will talk about UAA and your student will be assessed but only for Science. Students will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math using Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). This assessment will take place three times a year and will start this Spring.

Here is a quick explanation of DLM with more information available at dynamiclearningmaps.org:

“The Dynamic Learning MapsTM (DLM®) project offers an innovative way for all students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their learning throughout the school year via the DLM Alternate Assessment System. Traditional multiple-choice testing does not always allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to fully demonstrate their knowledge. By integrating assessment with instruction during the year and providing a year-end assessment, the DLM system maps student learning aligned with college and career readiness standards in English language arts and mathematics.

The DLM system is accessible by students with significant cognitive disabilities, including those who also have hearing or visual disabilities, and/or neuromuscular, orthopedic, or other motor disabilities. DLM assessments are flexible. They allow for the use of common assistive technologies in addition to keyboard and mouse and touch-screen technology”.

Important Upcoming Dates:

February 16th No School President’s day recess
February 20
th Late Start day. School starts at 11:15
February 27
th Staff Professional Development
                         No School for Students 





Jordan Valley Teacher and ESP of the Year Nominations

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February 10, 2015

Parents/Guardians,
Now is your chance to recognize our amazing teachers at Jordan Valley!

See attached Teacher of the Year Nomination form and ESP of the Year Nomination form.

Teacher of the year is for the classroom teacher and any of our Related Services (Speech, OT, PT, School Psych, Adaptive PE, Music, Nurses).

ESP of the year is for any of the assistants in the classroom.
Please feel free to respond directly on the forms or type up your responses on a


separate piece of paper and attach the nomination.
Please drop off the nomination at the front office
before February 28th. Thank you very much for all you do for your JVS student.

Mark Donnelly 

Please use the following links to submit your nominations.

2015_Teacher_of_Year_Nomination_Form.pdf
ESP_of_the_year_2014-2015.pdf