Business/Event of the Week: Skate Late
Please bring your own skates. No hockey on the rink during this event. This will be a family friendly fun winter event. Let’s celebrate Jordan and Skate Late!
Deadline to apply is June 30th:
Young women who wish to participate must reside in the Jordan school district, have completed their junior year of high school, be under the age of 21, cannot be pregnant or have children, and be of single status. Applications and further details are available by contacting email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
Minimum Requirements to work as a paraprofessional substitute:
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.
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.
Excellent & Creative Curriculums for Children 6 Weeks to 1st Grade Including:
All in a safe, clean, nurturing and educational environment with licensed Kindergarten school teachers on staff.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
The Jordan Public Schools serves approximately 1,800 students, grades preK–12, at three locations on our single academic campus.
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.
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
(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
Other Things to Know About Jordan Schools:
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
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
Street parking by Log Cabin, Schule Haus, or in Jordan Middle School Lot
Noon – 7:00 pm Stops: Lagoon Park, Jordan Middle School Lot, Log Cabin, Schule Haus
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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