Congratulations to the Judson Choir! Recently 13 choir students traveled to Del Rio High School to compete in the Texas Music Educators Association Pre-Area Audition. Eight Judson singers were selected as top singers in their respective tryouts. They will now go on to the All State Area auditions in Rockport, Texas in January.
Going to the state competition will be Celese McCord, Grace Kendall, Scott Rogers, Eli Gonzalez, Thaddius Potter, Caimyn Holiday, Brian McCrary, and Benjamin Ward. Celese McCord, Scott Rogers, and Caimyn Holiday were each selected as first chair in their audition rooms. Way to go Rockets!!
The Texas Education Agency each year assigns distinctions based on STAAR performances. Those distinctions are otherwise known as stars and include the following areas:
Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
Academic Achievement in Science
Academic Achievement in Social Studies
Top 25 percent Student Progress
Top 25 percent Closing Performance Gaps
The year 2016 saw both Judson Early College Academy and Crestview Elementary School earn all possible distinctions. Only a little over 400 campuses in the state achieved that. Postsecondary readiness obviously doesn't apply to Crestview, but it earned all stars of distinction you can get...meanwhile, JECA earned all seven being an early college high school. Below are photos from JECA's Seven Star Celebration event in which Dr. Montoya presented the award and each teacher was recognized for being part of the school's success. Congratulations to both schools.
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!
Converse Elementary was recently featured in the National Elementary Honor Society's Fall 2016 newsletter. Watson, the adorable furry mascot of the NEHS, visited the school to help the chapter thank the Converse Police Department for their service during National Police Week. CLICK HERE to read more about Watson's visit.