Business of the Week March 8, 2018

Business of the Week: Kelly Educational Staffing

Jordan Public Schools has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) to hire substitute teachers and paraprofessionals to provide quality education in the absence of our full time educators. If you have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) and want to serve the community through helping to educate our children, Kelly Educational Staffing will help you get what’s called a “Short Call Substitute License.” Obtaining this license through the Minnesota Department of Education will enable you to substitute teach in Jordan!

KES will even train you in classroom management, lesson planning and teaching strategies so you feel prepared to start teaching right away! KES will offer trainings in Jordan as well as Burnsville. If you have any interest at all in supporting the schools as a substitute teacher or paraprofessional, you should contact Kelly Educational Staffing as soon as possible to learn more.

If you are someone with a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree who is interested in stepping up to substitute for our paraprofessionals or teachers when they are absent, please call Kelly Educational Staffing at 651-483-1233or email them at 3431@kellyservices.comWe look forward to working with you!

Minimum Requirements to work as a paraprofessional substitute:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Available for same day assignments
  • Minimum of 2 days per week availability
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Should possess good judgment and demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Additional Minimum Requirement to work as a Substitute Teacher:
  • Must hold a valid Minnesota Teaching License or have a Bachelor’s Degree (KES will help you get your license!)
  • Here are just a few of the terrific advantages of working with KES:
  • Weekly pay—stability of regular, frequent paychecks
  • Direct deposit—a time-saving convenience
  • 401(k) plan—saving for your future
  • Flexible work schedule—work when you want
  • Schedule your assignments—online or over the phone
  • Vacation/Holiday bonus pay—the bonus increases the more you work
  • com—online access to information and applications specifically for you
  • *Plus, we offer great benefit plans
  • Group medical—affordable coverage without deductibles
  • Prescription drugs—co-pay with low group rates
  • Vision care—co-pay for exams, frames, lenses, and contacts
  • Dental insurance—choice of two plan designs; choose your dentist
  • Group term life insurance—for employees, spouses, and dependent children

Letters to Santa Drawing

Letters to Santa Drawing

The Jordan Area Businesses along with the Jordan Commercial Club would like to invite you to participate in “Letters to Santa”. All letters submitted will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes.

Please drop all letters off in the Big Red Mailbox at Pekarna Park on Water Street by midnight on December 21st.  We will draw the lucky winners at random on Friday, December 22nd.


Letter to Santa Application

Business of the Week October 27, 2017

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Business of the Week:  Alphabet Junction Childcare Center of Jordan

Welcome to Alphabet Junction Childcare Centers!

Choosing a child care provider is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. The first few years of a child’s life are the most formative, and it is vital that you choose a provider that will meet and exceed your expectations. Our curriculum is accredited and Parent Aware approved. We truly cherish each and every child in our programs.


Child Care Programs

Excellent & Creative Curriculums for Children 6 Weeks to 1st Grade Including:

  • Baby Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Full Preschool Program
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Computers
  • Music Classes
  • Social Studies and Literature/Reading
  • Daily Theme-Related Projects Inclusive of: Art, Sensory, Science, Math, Language, Fine & Large Motor Skills
  • Parent Aware Accredited Curriculum for all ages

All in a safe, clean, nurturing and educational environment with licensed Kindergarten school teachers on staff.

Contact Alphabet Junction Childcare Jordan

Our Jordan location offers affordable rates, licensed Kindergarten school teachers in a safe, clean, educational and nurturing environment.

169 Eldorado Drive
Jordan, MN 55353

Phone: (952) 492-5655

Hours: 6:30am to 6:00pm



Childcare - excellent curriculums for children 6 weeks to 1st grade

Business of the Week September 22, 2017

Business of the Week:  Valley Eye Clinic & Optical

Valley Eye Clinic & Optical is a full service family eye clinic providing comprehensive eye examinations, multi-focal, monovision, toric and spherical contact lens fittings, red eye emergencies, and pediatric eye examinations. Our Optometrist, Dr. Vicki Luehmann has the skills to provide the highest quality care to patients with cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to fit you with fabulous eye-wear that meets all of your visual needs. We offer a wide array of frames styles and brands to choose from as well as the latest in new lens technologies.

Location:   223 East First Street, Jordan, MN    website contact

Contact:  952-492-2350 or email us at

About Us:
An independent eye clinic dedicated to giving quality care to our patients. Our goal is to give you the best vision possible. We have hundreds of eyewear frames to view and try on, and provide only premium eyewear products to our patients.
Red Eyes:
Come see our eye doctor if you are experiencing any kind of eye pain, red eyes, dry eyes, eye infections or if you have an eye injury.
Contact Lens Exams:
Whether or not you wear contact lenses, you may be surprised to learn that the contact lens examination is not the same thing as an eye examination. In fact, most contact lens prescriptions are completely different than the eyeglass prescription.
Frames & Lenses:
We have hundreds of name brand frames to choose from in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Our experienced opticians will help you find the right frame shape to fit your face, the right material for your vision needs, profession, and activities, the best style and lens for your prescription, and the right color for your features.
Glaucoma Testing:
Glaucoma is a serious eye problem that needs to be monitored closely. If you or any of your family members have glaucoma, you need to have annual eye examinations to check the health of your eyes.

Business of the Week September 8, 2017

Business of the Week:  Jordan Public Schools

This is the first week of school in Jordan.  We would like to thank all the teachers, administrators, para’s, office staff, custodians, principals, community volunteers, coaches, bus drivers, school board, Community Ed. Staff and anyone else that is dedicated to making our schools fantastic.  Our children are trusted in your very capable hands for 9 months of the year or more.  We truly have some of the best people and facilities anywhere in the state.  You aren’t a business but we want to honor you for what you do to make our community great!  We wish you all a safe and successful school year.

Thank you, Jordan Public Schools!

About our Schools:

The mission of the Jordan Public Schools is to Inspire a Caring Community to Ignite Learning, Innovation, and Success for All. We are located on Highway 169, just nine miles south of Shakopee and 30 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. The population of Jordan is approximately 6,500. Our unique student and family friendly single academic campus has excellent facilities and is located near many residential areas, including the historic downtown and a new public library. Our high school was built in 2003 and our award winning middle school was opened in 2015. Located adjacent to this building is the new 45,000 square foot Jordan Community Education and Recreation Center (CERC). Our elementary school, recipient of multiple Minnesota Department of Eduction distinctions, was built in 1978 and has a 2003 addition to include an early learning center. We are proud to be the only Parent Aware Four Star rated preschool program in Jordan.

Jordan students consistently score academically at the top of the Minnesota River Conference and our athletic and fine arts programs rival and exceed what can be found in much larger districts. This has allowed for Jordan students to stand out amongst the best in the state.

Educating 21st Century learners is important to us. We have a successful 1:1 technology program with students in grades 5–12 receiving Chromebook devices. In addition, our younger students explore technology on a daily basis with laptops and iPads for their use in the classroom and throughout the building.

In addition, a generous gift from the Ames Family has brought the district a Field Turf Field and completely updated Athletic Complex. This new space, along with several new ball fields, and ample green space are home to our thriving athletic programs. Our athletic facilities are among some of the best for districts our size and rank high among what can be found in the state.

Our Schools:

The Jordan Public Schools serves approximately 1,800 students, grades preK–12, at three locations on our single academic campus.

  • Elementary School (preK-4)
    952-492-2336  direct
    815 Sunset Drive
    Jordan, MN 55352
  • Middle School (5-8)
    952-492-2332  direct
    500 Sunset Drive, Suite #2
    Jordan, MN 55352
  • High School (9-12)
    952-492-4400  direct
    600 Sunset Drive
    Jordan, MN 55352

The CERC and Community ED.:

Adjacent to the Jordan Middle School this new 45,000 square foot community space includes a 3-gym station with a multipurpose floor, an elevated walking track, a fitness center, community locker rooms, and a community room with kitchenette.

  • The CERC
    500 Sunset Drive Suite #3
    Jordan, MN 55352
    952-492-6211  phone
    952-492-4494  fax


  • Resident: $5
    Non-resident: $7
    Elevated Track Only: $3
    (Free for residents age 60+)
    Family Maximum: $18
    Birth – preK Children: FREE


  • Hours: (begin September 5, 2017)
    Monday – Friday
    6:00am* – 10:00pm**
    Saturday – Sunday
    8:00am – 9:00pm

    *4am – open security fob access only
    ** Fridays in Sept & Oct 7-10pm security fob access only

    Summer Hours:
    (Friday, May 26 – Labor Day)
    M-TH: 4:00am* – 9:00 pm
    *4-6am – no desk coverage/security fob access only
    Friday – Saturday: 4:00am* – 7:00pm
    *4-6am – no desk coverage/security fob access only
    *4-7am – no desk coverage/security fob access only
    Sunday: 4:00am* – 5:00pm
    *4-9am – no desk coverage/security fob access only

    • Security Fob Access Only is fitness center availability only
    • Hours are subject to change


Other Things to Know About Jordan Schools:

  • #1 on MCA scores for the Minnesota River Conference. In the top half of neighboring districts (out scoring Eastern Carver County and Shakopee schools – exciting!)
  • Updated and award-winning facilities
  • Educating 21st Century learners is a priority
  • Elementary recently named a “Minnesota School of Excellence”
  • Inspiring students through project-based and experiential learning!

Business of the Week Sept 1, 2017

Business of the Week:  Heimatfest Jordan Annual Community Festival

Family Fun – Food – Fireworks:

Heimatfest has something for everyone in the family. Friday night kicks off with a car cruise, food booths, and street dance in downtown Jordan.  Saturday is a full day of events, food fare, music, and fun! Check out the schedule of events for more details.  From pork patties, to walking tacos, to a refreshing scoop of ice cream… Heimatfest has many food options to choose from.

An event like this isn’t complete without a spectacular fireworks show! Find a comfortable spot in the park to get a fantastic view of the beautiful fireworks as they display their many colors over the pond.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 8, 2017

5:00 – 11:30 p.m.          Classic Car and Cycle Cruise

Downtown Jordan

Food Booths
Heimatfest Beer Garden

5:00 p.m.                      Classic Car Cruise Registration

6:45 p.m.                      Classic Car Cruise Begins

8:00 p.m.                      Street Dance “The Castaways”

Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.     Run of the Mill 5K/10K Race - Registration at JMS

7:45 a.m.     Run of the Mill 10K Race begins at JMS

8:00 a.m.     Run of the Mill 5K Race begins at JMS
8:00 a.m.     “1/2 Mile Family Fun Run” Registration at MRVSEC

8:30 a.m.     Kids Reel of Fortune Contest w/Terry Tuma, Professional Fisherman

9:00 a.m.     “1/2 Mile Family Fun Run” - MRVSEC to Lagoon Park

11:00 a.m.                    Heimatfest Parade – Downtown

12:00 p.m.                    Horseshoe Tournament Registration – Lagoon Park Festgrounds

12:00-7:30 p.m.            Kids Fun Area (Inflatables) – Lagoon Park Festgrounds

12:30 p.m.                    Raptor Exhibit – Big Tent

12:30.-3:30 p.m.           Clowns

1:00-4:00 p.m.              Face Painting

1:00 p.m.                      Race winners announced

1:00 p.m.                      Wolf Motors’ Punt-Pass-Kick Competition – Lagoon Park Field

1:00 p.m.                      K of C Soccer Challenge – Lagoon Park Field

1:00 p.m.                      Jordan Fire Dept Bucket Brigade – Lagoon Park Field

1:30-2:30 p.m.              Hammerschlagen Contest – Big Tent

1:30-2:30 p.m.              Heimatfest Bingo – Bingo Tent

2:00-4:00 p.m.              Scott Co. Historical Society – Craft for ages 5-12

2:00 p.m.                      Mayor’s Greeting

3:00 p.m.                      Brat Eating Contest – Big Tent

4:00 p.m.                      Miss Jordan Coronation – Big Tent Stage

5:00 p.m.                      Keg Toss Contest (ages 21 & Older) – Lagoon Park Field

5:00-7:00 p.m.              Heimatfest Talent Showcase – Big Tent Stage

6:00-8:00 p.m.              Youth Games – Lagoon Field

6:25 p.m.                      Winners announced for “Best Seat in the Park”

6:30 p.m.                      Kid’s Root Beer Stein Holding Contest – Big Tent

7:00 p.m.                      Beer Stein Holding Contest – Big Tent

7:30-11:00 p.m.            Music by “SideTracked”

7:30 p.m.                      Winners from Volleyball and  Horseshoe Tournaments Announced

8:30 p.m.                      Park road closes for fireworks

9:00 p.m.                      Fireworks Finale over Mill Pond

11:30 p.m.                    Lagoon Park Closes

Parking Information:

Street parking by Log Cabin, Schule Haus, or in Jordan Middle School Lot

Shuttle Bus Information:

Noon – 7:00 pm Stops:  Lagoon Park, Jordan Middle School Lot, Log Cabin, Schule Haus

Handicap Parking Information (or Park pass parking):

Located in south side of Lagoon Park. Note: Park road closes at 8:30 pm for fireworks, then reopens following fireworks


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Parade of Homes Home in Jordan by:

Sherco Construction, Inc.  –  Visit Builder Website      –  Phone:(651) 462-1817

Over 90 other residential lots available in Jordan:

Bridle Creek Development

Pat Mason, Bridle Creek of Jordan, 612-366-7249 –

Sawmill Woods

Larry AuBuchon, Edina Realty, 612-325-0055 –

Heritage Hills

Rod Tiets, True Life Real Estate Solutions, 952-393-5030 –



Business of the Week March 16, 2017

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Business of the Week: Bauer Fine Arts Academy


Bauer Fine Arts Academy in Jordan, MN, offers a variety of dance and staff members are dedicated to being positive role models for our students and to providing them with the tools needed to succeed in dance, music and life. We aim to develop respectful, confident and conscientious young adults that are eager to share their talents with the community.

Bauer Fine Arts Academy has classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, dance line, gymnastics and more. We host an after school program, birthday parties, musical theatre camps, and individual lessons in piano, guitar and clarinet. Regardless of your age or skill level, we’ll help you reach your fullest potential.



– Misty Lown

Founded in 2000, Bauer Fine Arts Academy is proud to serve Jordan, MN and surrounding communities with professional dance and music lessons in a family-friendly atmosphere. Our team of highly-trained instructors are certified to teach dance, as most hold a degree in dance, education or both. All of our music instructors are University-trained.

Bauer Fine Arts Academy teaches developmentally-appropriate curriculum and only uses modest, age-appropriate costumes. Through our wide range of dance and music classes, it’s our goal to exceed expectations and ensure each student gains valuable life lessons throughout training.

Our academy is known for encouraging creativity and enriching the lives of our students. In 2009, in front of an international group of companies, we were named Most Improved Business and in 2013, we were nominated by the Chamber of Commerce for Business of the Year.

To learn more about our classes, facilities or after school program, call us today at (952) 492-5131. We will happily answer any question you may have.