The Texas Education Agency is in the process of putting in place a new accountablity system for schools and school districts. This system will begin to ramp up January 6, 2017 with the release of an A-F grade. Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya has a perspective on this new system and some thoughts to offer regarding how it is proposed to work.
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Coronado Village Elementary School hosted its own unique holiday event. A Marimba Extravaganza. Bonnie Anderson whose student performances are in demand all over the city and beyond, orchestrated a special concert and fundraising event. Students from PreK through 5th grade displayed their musical talents in front of a packed gym of parents, Judson ISD Board Members and Universal City leaders.
Along with the great concert, there were more than $3,000 worth of silent auction items donated by local business to help support the school and the music program there. What a great event that was well attended.
Miller's Point was one busy campus before the holidays. Ms. Perez and her choir entertained the staff and students with a number of festive songs and sounds. The Grinch and other special guests showed up and surprised students with holiday performances. The school's annual Read Around The School was a favorite as teachers and volunteers from the community shared their favorite holiday stories. Then there was the first ever MPE Winter Olympic Games. Students got into the different events including Scooter Board Bobsled, Penguin Walk, Build A Snowman and Skiing. What a way to ring in the holiday spirit before the break!
There are SO MANY great Christmas stories and it seems there are instant classics that come out every year that kids love. Elolf Elementary took that idea and hosted a Holiday Read Around The School Day. On this day, older students escorted the younger students around to different classrooms as they were treated to hear teachers read their favorite holiday tales. Ms. Friou held the students spellbound with the Night Before Christmas and Ms. McArthur kept the kids bug-eyed with her rendition of The Mitten, just to name a few. To add some atmosphere to the whole event, several of the teachers got really creative and decorated their classrooms in holiday fashion. Sounds like a great holiday tradition.
McTeacher nights are a great way to raise some extra money for needs that a campus has. Copperfield Elementary School recently hosted just such an event at a local McDonald's and wow!...did the community show up. In the two short hours the event was held, Copperfield families raised the most of any elementary school hosting a McTeacher Night in the San Antonio area. Their grand total of $1,046.00 will go toward providing a shade cover for one of the playground areas. A big thank you to Ms. Lewis' 4th grade class for having the highest attendance and thank you to all the Copperfield families!