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The Mountaineers have come home. With the snip of a red ribbon twisting in the summer afternoon wind, officials at Canyons District and Mount Jordan Middle officially opened the school for business.

The celebratory ribbon-cutting event, held Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, attracted more than 500 students, parents, teachers, staff, former students and members of the community. The crowd cheered as dignitaries and school district officials took the large, red-handled scissors and sliced through the ribbon.  Then, students were able to use the scissors to cut a piece for a keepsake.

The new Mount Jordan, which officially opens on Tuesday, Aug. 18 with a sixth-grade orientation, was built with money from a $250 million, tax-rate-neutral bon approved by Canyons voters in 2010. In the past six years, Canyons has been able to build, rebuild or renovate six schools, add air-conditioning to schools that did not previously have it, and construct new wings at Brighton and Hillcrest high schools. 

Clareen Arnold, who represents the Sandy school, thanked Mount Jordan’s teachers for the professionalism while they worked in temporary quarters since the old Mount Jordan’s demolition two years ago.

“They’ve had to pack up and move their classrooms, and they did it two times,” she said.  “They sure did a great job of making the best of a difficult time — but they did it with good cheer and an eye toward the future.  Our teachers are truly instrumental for our success as a District.  We owe them so much.”

Dr. Molly Hart, Principal of Mount Jordan Middle, said the building is not only a fantastic place for students to learn but a great place for employees to work.

The Mount Jordan community will enjoy such amenities as an elevated running track, fitness rooms, a spacious commons area and cafeteria, a 180-seat lecture hall, and an abundance of natural light in the hallways and classrooms. The school also will be wired for the high-tech demands of a 21st century education.  

Hart also thanked the crews from Hogan Construction and MHTN Architects for their hard work on the design and construction of the building. “Thank you for all your work on our school,” she said. “From now on, you are all honorary Mount Jordan Mountaineers.”


The Mount Jordan community also will enjoy a performing arts suite and a state-of-the-art theater and auditorium made possible by an investment from Sandy City.

Help us welcome the Mountaineers back home.  The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the opening of the newly rebuilt Mount Jordan Middle School. 

The Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m.  A 6 p.m. ceremony will be at 9351 Mountaineer Lane — the traditional site of the Mount Jordan campus. During the two years of construction, students have attended school at the old Crescent View Middle, 11150 S.  500 East. 

The new Mount Jordan Middle was made possible by a $250 million, tax-rate-neutral bond approved by Canyons voters in 2010. The new school will be approximately 200,000 square feet and built to emphasize such areas as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

The school also has a gymnasium with an elevated running track, fitness rooms, a spacious commons area and cafeteria, a 180-seat lecture hall, and an abundance of natural light in the hallways and classrooms. The school also will be wired for the high-tech demands of a 21st century education.  

The Mount Jordan community also will enjoy a performing arts suite and a state-of-the- art theater and auditorium made possible by an investment from Sandy City.

The new Sandy middle school, scheduled for completion in fall 2015, is the sixth rebuilt or new school Canyons District has completed since 2009, when CSD became the first new school district to be created in Utah in 100 years.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Mount Jordan Building Blog Launched

Want to know the latest on the Mount Jordan building project?

MHTN Architects has launched a blog to keep the public up to date about the innovative design and building progress of the middle school. Check it out here.

The newly rebuilt Mount Jordan Middle School, under construction since fall 2013, is scheduled to welcome students in fall 2015. The school is being rebuilt with proceeds from a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010.
The Board of Education is continuing its momentum on a series of building projects made possible by a $250 million bond that voters approved in 2010.

Five of the bond projects remain. They are:

• Mount Jordan Middle rebuild, underway now and scheduled for completion in fall 2015
• Butler Elementary rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2016 under a new, expedited schedule approved by the Board
• Midvale Middle rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017
• A White City area elementary rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017 under a new, expedited schedule approved by the Board
• Indian Hills renovation, scheduled for completion in fall 2018

In an Aug. 5, 2014 Board of Education meeting, President Sherril Taylor said the Board has worked hard to keep its word on the bond projects placed before voters prior to the June 2010 bond election.

The completed projects made possible by bond proceeds are:

• Corner Canyon High School: Fall 2013
• Upgrades at Brighton and Hillcrest high schools to accommodate ninth-graders: Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Butler Middle School: Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Draper Park Middle School (formerly Crescent View Middle School): Fall 2013
• Rebuilt Midvale Elementary: Fall 2012
• Refurbish Albion Middle School: Fall 2012
• Seismic upgrades at Sandy Elementary: Fall 2011

Also underway in fall 2014 is construction of a Brighton High dedicated soccer field, located in front of Butler Middle School. The field will be one of the only stadiums created for high school soccer in the state of Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The stadium will have two sets of bleachers and accommodate 300-350 spectators. It also will include a concessions area, small team rooms and storage. The stadium was designed following extensive input from the community.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

New Mount Jordan Middle School

The new Mount Jordan Middle school is well underway and will be ready for the 2015-2016 school year. It will be a beautiful school with Open spaces, Natural light and Space for the future. We are excited for the completion of this project.
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