Jordan Supercast

Jordan Supercast

The Jordan School District Podcast Starring Superintendent Anthony Godfrey

All Episodes

It has been a beloved school and community Thanksgiving tradition at Golden Fields Elementary. On this episode of the Supercast, we find out why the Turkey Trot and Turkey Tunes play such an important role in the school’s Thanksgiving celebration year after year. Then, we have some fun with students who show us their home-made ...continue reading "Episode 115: The “Turkey Trot” and “Turkey Tunes” Tradition at Golden Fields Elementary School"

Nov 24

18 min 15 sec

They are members of the Utah State Legislature and Riverton High School Silverwolves through and through. On this bonus episode of the Supercast, we take you back inside Riverton High to once again catch up with the “Silverwolf Caucus.” They are Utah State Representatives, all former Riverton High students. Find out what happens when Representatives ...continue reading "Episode 114: Meet the Silverwolf Caucus! (Part 2)"

Nov 19

20 min 11 sec

They call themselves the “Silverwolf Caucus.” Three former Riverton High School students who are all now public servants, after being elected to the Utah State Legislature. On this episode of the Supercast, State Representatives Candice Pierucci, Ashlee Matthews, and Jordan Teuscher return to Riverton High for the first time since they graduated. Find out what ...continue reading "Episode 113: Meet the Silverwolf Caucus! Three Riverton High School Graduates Now Successful in Utah State Legislature"

Nov 18

18 min 40 sec

It was a moving celebration of Dia de los Muertos created, in part, by Spanish Dual Language Immersion Classes at Riverside Elementary School. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Godfrey takes you inside the temporary Dia de los Muertos museum which was organized by 3rd grade teacher Kathy Wride. Find out how students were ...continue reading "Episode 112: Spanish DLI Students Mark Important Day with Opening of Museum"

Nov 10

18 min 26 sec

She is bringing out the inner artist in young students with creativity and confidence. On this episode of the Supercast, we meet an amazing visual arts teacher at Westvale Elementary School helping students realize their potential by engaging them in art projects that are fun and exciting. Find out what happens when Superintendent Godfrey gets ...continue reading "Episode 111: A Clay Pot Creation in Art Class with Superintendent Godfrey"

Nov 4

18 min 59 sec

It is an entirely new approach to teaching students how to read and succeed. On this episode of the Supercast, find out how Jordan School District’s Literacy Launch program is already helping students learn to read at higher levels than ever before. The results we are seeing in the classroom is bringing some teachers to ...continue reading "Episode 110: Brand New Literacy Program Helping Students Read & Succeed"

Oct 28

20 min 23 sec

He was a professional musician who once toured with some big-name bands like Dixie Chicks, Survivor and Lynyrd Skynyrd. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear about one man’s path from the professional music stage to teaching in the classroom. Find out how Brian Anderson’s career in rock ‘n roll, led him to the ...continue reading "Episode 109: One Teacher’s Path from Professional Musician to Rocking It In the Classroom"

Oct 20

23 min 28 sec

It is designed to help keep students safe in and outside of school. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk about new technology called “Bark,” which helps to detect signs of things like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation and threats of school violence. Listen and find out how this new technology is already proving successful in ...continue reading "Episode 108: New Technology Helping to Keep Students Safe"

Oct 14

19 min 18 sec

You could say it is a rare gem at Herriman High School and it’s giving students a brand-new experience in education. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the first ever jewelry making class where creativity is coming alive with the creation of one-of-a-kind accessories. Join us as we head into the ...continue reading "Episode 107: A Rare Gem of a Class at Herriman High School"

Oct 7

17 min 1 sec

It was a hands-on educational experience that brought aspects of agriculture and having fun on the farm to students in the city. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you to the annual 7th Grade Agriculture Day at JATC South where members of FFA helped teach middle school students about different professions in the ...continue reading "Episode 106: Getting to Know Goats, Farming and Having Fun During 7th Grade Agriculture Day"

Oct 1

20 min 46 sec

Rhyan White is a Herriman native who is now among the best of the best in competitive swimming in the United States. That’s because Rhyan won a silver medal in the women’s 4x100-meter medley relay at the recent 2020 Summer Olympics. She also placed fourth in both the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter backstroke. On ...continue reading "Episode 105: Rhyan White Shares Her Story of Olympic Success Swimming Her Way to a Silver Medal"

Sep 24

23 min 1 sec

They are amazing athletes off to an incredibly successful season on the playing field. On this episode of the Supercast, we catch up with the Mountain Ridge High School football team for an action-packed practice. And, we find out what it’s like to be the first female coach and defensive coordinator for the Sentinels. Audio ...continue reading "Episode 104: We Take to the Field with Talented Mountain Ridge High Football Players and their First Female Coach"

Sep 16

17 min 38 sec

It is marching band season and that means a summer of hard work and dedication to music and marching comes to life on the football field and beyond. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you behind the scenes to show what goes into creating precision and visual performance along with amazing music for ...continue reading "Episode 103: Strike Up the Band – Behind the Scenes with the Herriman High School Marching Band"

Sep 9

23 min 58 sec

There are a lot of people who come together to make student safety a top priority in our schools. It is a combined effort on behalf of people who care. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to School Resource Officer Mike Ashley about his role in keeping kids safe and how students can ...continue reading "Episode 102: Safety in the New School Year"

Sep 3

14 min 40 sec

It is a new year and a brand-new school for students at Aspen Elementary in South Jordan. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey gets a look inside the newly opened school with a stop in the principal’s office. Then, he has a candid conversation with some 4th grade students about their impressions ...continue reading "Episode 101: Some Fun with Students at the New Aspen Elementary School"

Aug 27

19 min 20 sec

He is a former principal of the old Bingham Middle School in Copperton, and the man who offered Superintendent Anthony Godfrey his very first job in education. On this special 100th edition of the Supercast, Superintendent Godfrey takes an emotional trip down memory lane with his long-time friend, former boss and mentor, Dr. Al Zylstra. ...continue reading "Episode 100: An Emotional Trip Down Memory Lane with “Dr. Z,” Former Principal of the Old Bingham Middle School"

Aug 20

25 min 12 sec

He is a former University of Utah football player not afraid to tackle any topic or issue when it comes to teens and improving social health. On this episode of the Supercast, we sit down with Herriman High School teacher and licensed marriage and family therapist David Kozlowski. Find out about a class Mr. Kozlowski ...continue reading "Episode 99: HHS Teacher David Kozlowski Talks About Teens and Social Health"

Aug 6

19 min 51 sec

A Southland Elementary student is literally climbing his way to the top in a sport that is making its debut in the Summer Olympic games right now. We’re talking about Sport Climbing. On this episode of the Supercast, we catch up with Landers Gaydosh inside the Momentum Indoor Climbing gym. Landers demonstrates some of his ...continue reading "Episode 98: Southland Elementary Student Climbs to the Top in USA National Bouldering Competition"

Jul 30

17 min 31 sec

It is the opportunity of a lifetime for teachers at Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School. They can’t wait to start teaching in their virtual classrooms this school year, leading the way as pioneers of sorts in personalized learning for students in Jordan School District. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with some of ...continue reading "Episode 97: Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary Teachers Ready to “Rock” the New School Year with Amazing Students and Creative Classrooms"

Jul 22

17 min 36 sec

They spend hours behind the wheel transporting thousands of students safely to and from school, on fun field trips, to athletic events and more. On this episode of the Supercast, we hop on board the big yellow school bus to find out what it’s like to be a school bus driver. Hear why our drivers ...continue reading "Episode 96: Behind the Wheel with a JSD School Bus Driver"

Jul 16

19 min 26 sec

Do you have a student or family member looking for language learning resources in the community? On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the Jordan School District Family Engagement Center where students and families are finding language support services that are changing lives.  The center is also connecting families with social and ...continue reading "Episode 95: Language Learning Resources for Students and Families"

Jul 8

18 min 52 sec

It is a performance filled with passion involving writing, rhyme, alliteration, metaphors and in many cases audience participation. On this episode of the Supercast, find out why so many students are using Slam poetry to express themselves and the way they look at life. Poetry slams are a big hit and we head to South ...continue reading "Episode 94: Rhyme Time as Students Find Passion Performing Slam Poetry"

Jul 2

14 min 11 sec

They are a source of strength, kindness and compassion for students, always ready and willing to help in any way they can. We are talking about school counselors. On this episode of the Supercast, find out what happens when the Superintendent joins in on a big surprise for some of these dedicated employees. Employees who ...continue reading "Episode 93: School Counselors Get Surprise of a Lifetime"

Jun 25

12 min 40 sec

When Eastlake Elementary School Principal Kristy Howe issued a “Kindness Challenge” to her entire student body, something started happening that likely changed some lives forever. On this episode of the Supercast, hear the heartwarming story of how students rallied to meet the challenge and succeeded in a way that took kindness to a whole new ...continue reading "Episode 92: The Heartwarming Story of a School’s Kindness Challenge Changing Lives"

Jun 16

17 min 35 sec

School is out for the summer and that means kids will be having fun with friends, staying up late, sleeping in, taking trips and often enjoying a fun but different diet. On this episode of the Supercast, we sit down with members of the Jordan School District Health and Wellness team to find out how ...continue reading "Episode 91: Simple Tips for Summer Health & Wellness"

Jun 10

20 min 24 sec

It is with great pride that we honor and congratulate the Jordan School District Class of 2021. The graduates have demonstrated strength and perseverance in what has been a challenging and unprecedented year. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear from some members of the Class of 2021 who truly are an inspiration to ...continue reading "Episode 90: Inspiring Words from the Class of 2021"

Jun 3

27 min 41 sec

They are reaching for the stars in Amy Geilman’s creative writing class at West Jordan Middle School. It is part of a lesson in letter writing where students choose a famous person to reach out to with a formal letter. Then, the students wait for a response. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk ...continue reading "Episode 89: Students Use Creative Writing Skills to Reach for the Stars"

May 27

19 min 47 sec

It is a competitive sport that is taking off around the world with talk of being added to the 2024 Olympic games. We are talking about eSports, competitive video gaming that has high school students across Jordan School District signing up to take on teams from all over the State. On this episode of the ...continue reading "Episode 88: Students Get Their Game Face On With Competitive Esports"

May 20

19 min 50 sec

They will be rolling out the red carpet at Bingham High School as drama students star in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Because of COVID, a stage version of the play was replaced by students filming all the scenes for a big screen production. On this episode of the Supercast, we find out what it was like for ...continue reading "Episode 87: Rolling Out the Red Carpet as Bingham High Drama Students Star in Shakespeare’s Hamlet"

May 13

18 min 7 sec

One student traveled more than 7,000 miles from Hong Kong and another 5,400 miles from Spain to have the experience of a lifetime, living in Utah and going to school in Jordan School District. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear the fascinating stories of two Bingham High School students participating in the Foreign ...continue reading "Episode 86: Students from Hong Kong and Spain Talk About Their Foreign Exchange Experience"

May 7

26 min 34 sec

They have talent beyond their years and student artists are getting the opportunity to display their works of art during a Districtwide Art Show through the end of May. On this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside the West Jordan City Library where the Art Show is taking place. There you will find ...continue reading "Episode 85: Student Creativity Comes Alive Through the Arts"

Apr 29

19 min 43 sec

He has been helping students carve out successful futures in a skilled trade for more than 30 years in Jordan School District. On this episode of the Supercast, we go inside Rick Minor’s Woodworking classroom at Mountain Ridge High School. It is where students are learning a valuable skill crafting everything from beds and chairs ...continue reading "Episode 84: Carving Out Successful Futures for Students in Woodworking Class"

Apr 22

18 min 15 sec

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"

Apr 16

19 min 55 sec

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"

Apr 8

19 min 13 sec

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"

Apr 1

22 min 35 sec

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"

Mar 25

24 min 31 sec

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"

Mar 18

16 min 17 sec

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?"

Mar 11

23 min 5 sec

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"

Mar 4

20 min 59 sec

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"

Feb 26

12 min 8 sec

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"

Feb 18

25 min 51 sec

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"

Feb 12

19 min 11 sec

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"

Feb 4

24 min 38 sec

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"

Jan 29

17 min 30 sec

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"

Jan 21

17 min 17 sec

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 "Episode 70: What’s inside the Warehouse?"

Jan 14

16 min 10 sec

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"

Jan 7

15 min 25 sec

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 "Episode 68: Herriman High Teacher Shares Incredible Story of Defying the Odds"

Dec 2020

18 min 10 sec

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! Concert Program “Snow Carol”- South Hills Middle School Advanced Women’s Ensemble ...continue reading "Episode 67:  JSD Students Share “Sounds of the Season”"

Dec 2020

17 min 38 sec

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"

Dec 2020

17 min 44 sec