The 2017 Judson Education Foundation Gala completed another successful fundraising push that provided fun, great food and a wonderful new venue. This year it was hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn...the brand new hotel in Live Oak on Pat Booker Road. The facility's ballroom was a great setting and those who came enjoyed student performances, a live auction, the traditional heads or tails game and of course the induction of the new JISD Hall of Honor members.
The Christmas Season has officially started and for many people the typical gift giving is not good enough. We're not talking necessarily spending big bucks, but there's going to be a great variety of unique gift items at this year's Jingle Bell Jamboree at a range of prices. There will be a buffet of vendors with all sorts of ideas for that someone who might be a little difficult to please or know what to give. And the event always has great student performances of great Christmas music that make the whole event more fun and festive. It's at Judson High School Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm. Not only will the gift ideas and the music be great, but it's also a great way to support the Judson Education Foundation!
The Judson Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting students and teachers financially through scholarships and grants. It does this through mobilizing resources and developing community partnerships. Leadership of this important organization is important and the JEF Board is open to new board members at this time.
During the school year, the JEF – Board of Directors meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (7 times a year) for a 45 minute – 1 hour meeting. The directors adhere to bylaws and policies. Each director serves a 3-year term. The last day to apply for a position on the Judson Education Foundation is Nov. 8, 2016.
If you would like to be considered for a position on the Judson Education Foundation – Board of Directors, pleaseCLICK HEREand fill out the form.
The Judson Education Foundation will review and vote on the new board members at the December 13, 2016 meeting. New members will be asked to attend their first meeting on January 10, 2017.
Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya was honored to accept a $1,000 donation from Walmart Neighborhood Store #4056. The donation supports the efforts of the Judson Education Foundation to fund student scholarships, as well as teacher and principal grants.
The Judson Education Foundation is all about helping students and innovative teachers with resources that can help push them over the top to excellence. But it also includes principals. Last year JEF started Principal Grants to help out campuses that had special projects or initiatives that had great potential, but lacked funding. The Judson Education Foundation came through with $15,000 for three schools. Judson Middle School, Copperfield Elementary and JECA were the big winners. Each principal getting a grant has some special plans for the funding. You can ask them...I'm sure they'll be glad to tell you all about it. Special thanks to Elizabeth Kuhlmann of RBFCU who is also the Vice President of the Judson Education Foundation for her support in awarding these grants.