As a part of the JISD Administrative Christmas Luncheon, staff were encouraged to bring blankets, toys, socks and stuffed animals to give away. They were collected and donated to Methodist Children's Hospital. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
In the quest to always be prepared, the Webelos of Cub Scout Pack 239 wanted to work on their "Build It" pin, so they chose JISD's latest building project to see how it's done. The scouts of this den are 4th and 5th graders and they got the grand tour of Mackey High School from Ruben Moreno, JISD Construction Project Manager as well as Tommy Adams, with Bartlett Cocke. The boys asked a lot of great questions too...like how a worker knows exactly how a building should be built or what does a construction worker get paid? They all got to look at real blueprints of the project and inspect photos of the different phases of construction so they could see the progress that was made. Thanks to Mr. Moreno and Mr. Bates for showing everyone around.
In an effort to prepare for a possible bond in May of 2016, a bond advisory committee was established. The architect firm LPA has assisted with our planning efforts. The first meeting was held on December 1, 2015
CLICK HERE FOR DEC. 1st POWERPOINT
The second meeting was held on December 15, 2015. During this meeting attendees discussed the Bond history for JISD and many critical needs associated with growth and the renovations of current campuses and facilities throughout the district.
CLICK HERE FOR DEC.15TH POWERPOINT
The next meeting will be held January 19, 2016 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Below is a link that takes you to the Power Point discussed in the first meeting held December 1st 2015 and the most recent as well. In addition you will find the summary of site conditions and needs for campuses and facilities throughout the district.
Below is the summary from the January 19th meeting. This was the third and final meeting that will be brought to the board for discussion on January 26th at the ERC Boardroom 6pm.
CLICK HERE FOR THIRD/FINAL(1-19-16) MEETING SUMMARY
CLICK HERE SPECIFIC CAMPUS/FACILITY NEEDS
After reviewing the campus and facility needs, if you know of other critical needs at these locations we would appreciate your feedback. Please indicate the campus or facility to which you are referring.
CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR CAMPUS/FACILITY NEED (The Feedback period for the advisory committee has closed)
Congratulations to the students in the music program at Judson Middle School and JSTEM Academy. The school placed a number of students in the Region Band, Choir and Orchestra. Eleven students represented the JMS band at the Region 12 band performance at Johnson HS. Clarinet student Madalynn Lambert earned a spot in Band 1.Congratulations to the band directors, Mr. Ruben Escamilla and Mr. Ian Anderson.
Choir had three representatives from JMS for the first time in four years. Congratulations to Mr. Robert Neal Williams on a fantastic job building the choir program. Region choir took place at Judson HS. Two hundred and fifty students represented their schools in three different choirs out of over a thousand students that auditioned.
Orchestra had a record breaking fourteen students that made it in to the region orchestra. Two students took the 1st chair principal player honors: Anthony Hickman; 7th grade bass and Patrick Coder; 8th grade viola. The Orchestra Region Concert was hosted at Reagan High School.
Pictured left to right Front Row: Llailan Bennett, Double Bass; Ashley Morales, Viola; Isabella Avellanet, Cello; Amber Leonen, Cello; John Reyes, Violin; Kaimata Heine, Violin; Shadaii Nieves-Perez, Alto 1; Molly Tilton, Alto 1; Isaiah Bright, Trumpet; Meghan Halgren, Clarinet; Bella Norman, Clarinet; Carlos Martinez, Alto Saxophone; Alix Lopez, Clarinet; Lonnie Buck, Bassoon. Not Pictured: Amber Guerra, Cello; Madison Pruitt, Soprano 2 Back row (left to right): Anthony Hickman, Double Bass; Patrick Coder, Viola; Alyana Garcia, Violin; Biansey Stokes, Viola; Skyler Fowler, Viola; Ian Fernandes, Violin; Casey Bayani, Violin; Humberto Villarreal, French Horn; Madalynn Lambert, Clarinet; Christopher Mendez, Trombone; Jaxson Havemann, Trombone; Janessa Rabago, Clarinet; Ted Haynes, Principal
Finding opportunities for students to perform and display their talents in and out of the district footprint is a great learning experience. Olympia Elementary School's Choir entertained crowds at Six Flags Fiesta Texas with some Christmas classics. Six Flags said thank you with a nice trophy for their holiday gift of music. The OE choir is under the direction of music teacher Michelle Schultze.