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West Jordan Journal

Closing Celebration for West Jordan Elementary School

May 08, 2023 03:16PM ● By Jet Burnham

West Jordan Elementary School will open its doors for one final open house celebration on May 18 before it is permanently closed. (Photo courtesy of Rob Bolke)

Anyone who has attended or worked at West Jordan Elementary School is invited to a community celebration on May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to honor the legacy of the 41-year-old school, which will be permanently closed at the end of this school year.

The event will focus on the good times and good memories of the beloved school and its community, said Katrina Beckstrand, a WJE parent and longtime member of the school community council.

“It’s a community celebration of this school that was so great for 41 years,” she said. “We're trying to invite people who were students here or had children who attended here, or used to work here—and of course, all the current students and parents and employees—to come have a night remembering all the cool stuff we've done together.”

Attendees can walk around the school one last time, reconnect with former classmates and teachers, and reminisce about the Christmas sing-alongs, the sixth-grade “Thriller” dances, and other favorite West Jordan Elementary traditions. There will be food trucks on-site and activities for the kids.

The celebration committee is collecting input from current and past students and staff members to create a Wall of Memories and a slide show. Send photos and favorite memories of West Jordan Elementary to [email protected]. λ