Woodlake Elementary kicked off their very own WATCH D.O.G. program and the response from their dads was overwhelming! WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety. Fathers and sons munched on pizza as Mrs. Cage, the school's counselor, outlined the exciting future activities to come. JISD is pleased to have this great family involvement program started at Woodlake.
Coronado Village Library is the luckiest library in Judson. They applied for a donation of books from The Lisa Libraries and they were given a “YES”! The school received 413 books and CDs valued at $4,674.00. The books are going to be used in specific programs hosted by the library. The programs were outlined in the application and approved by The Lisa Libraries. The books will all end up in the hands of a JISD student at the completion of an activity. The Lisa Novak Community Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin in 1990 and they have, to date, donated more than 400,00 books.
Converse Elementary recently held their annual science fair with all 3rd - 5th graders participating. Pre-K through 2nd grade also completed class projects for the science fair experience. Converse will be well represented at the district science fair with winners from each of the four categories for a total of 35 entries.
The Physical Education Department at Judson High School decided to apply for a special grant to give students some options when it came to getting a nutritious start to the day. And they got it! The Fuel Up To Play 60 Grant, worth $4,000, offers students a quicker way to get a hot breakfast without waiting in a line. The alternative will be a kiosk available to students that will provide food on the run so that more kids will be fueled up to function better as they hit the classroom.
The grant will also provide funds to the PE program to buy equipment for classes. The school PE Department, the district dietician and cafeteria director all want this to be just the beginning. They hope in the future to put in place more kiosks at the school so that more students can get fueled up before a day of learning…it makes a big difference.
Elizabeth Ekere is a fantastic 5th grade student from Candlewood Elementary School. She has been a Candlewood Eagle for five years and has also been a part of the Talented and Gifted program every year she has attended Candlewood. Elizabeth is currently the Vice President of the National Elementary Honor Society at Candlewood and is a straight A student in Mrs. Flores's fifth grade class. Elizabeth enjoys dancing at a competitive dance studio here in Texas. She is a great role model for her classmates.
The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) awards its Bill Cormack Scholarship to one student in the state each year and it went to Judson High School student Scott Rogers. This student is in the Judson Choir and is a talented pianist who began playing at the age of 2. He is a three year All-State Choir member and sings professionally with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and plays piano and percussion in the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. Scott is receiving the TMEA Bill Cormack scholarship worth $15,000 to study Music Education in Texas.
Scott plans on a double major in Music Education and Piano Performance.
David Short is the Choir Director at Judson High School
Each year the best high school football players in the San Antonio area are selected for the East-West All Star Game. The HEB All-Star Game was played January 7th of this year at the Alamodome and six players from our district made it to this all-star game and played for the East team.
Please congratulate these students…from Wagner, Antwoine Ware, Isaiah Sayles and Ty Rese Audu. Their coach is Charles Bruce.
From Judson, Harold Watson, Mi’kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan. Their coach is Sean McAulliffe. By the way these players were on the winning side of the game as the East beat the West 43-29.