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.