Board Recognitions Regular Board Meeting 12-15-16
Pledge Leader: McKenna Page is an tremendous 5th grade student from Hopkins Elementary School. She is a member of the Student Council serving as its president. McKenna is an A/B honor roll student who serves on the school safety patrol as well. She has won numerous school awards such as 1st place in a school handwriting contest, 2nd place in cheer competition and is also a valuable member of the Kirby girls softball team. She says she would like to become a member of the Special Forces in the army…her second career choice would be a teacher.
One of JSTEM's teachers has received an international award for instructional excellence. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association has selected its Teacher Excellence Award recipients for 2017 and JSTEM teacher Sarah Bancroft was one chosen for this very prestigious honor.
Her nomination to a large degree was based on how she teaches her Gateways To Technology classes. But along with the technology instruction, she also incorporates many “soft skills” in the daily teaching of her students that help make them more confident and marketable in what they choose to do with others. Congratulations to Ms. Bancroft. Her principal is Ms. Dawn Worley.
Fiesta medals as you may know are a big thing during the annual celebration. They have a lot of meaning for the groups and organizations they represent. Judson ISD a few years ago decided to make a JISD medal available and each year we enlist the help of student artists to come up with a medal design for the district. The winners for this years Fiesta Medals are:
1st place: Kevin Blaz, Veterans HS
2nd place Joharis Romero, Veterans HS
3rd place Brooke Skrobanek, Judson HS
Each year Judson ISD partners with the United Way campaign in helping generate support for a number of worthy organizations that service and help individuals in Bexar and surrounding counties. Mr. David Schrantz with United Way was present to make the plaque presentations to the campus champions whose campuses or departments that were outstanding performers.
Converse ES: Debra Ramos (100%)
Copperfield ES: Gerry Spellman, Kayone Carter (100%)
Coronado Village ES: Esmeralda Fabela Maria Harris (100%)
Crestview ES: Alma Neira (100%)
Elolf ES: Cynthia Zimmy (100%)
Hartman ES: Staci Vargo (100%)
JLA: Sabrina Trejo (100%)
JSTEM Academy: Adriana Perez (100%)
Judson CARE Academy: Dolores Ovalle (100%)
Kitty Hawk MS: Amy Geurkink (100%)
Millers' Point ES: Susan McIhenny (100%)
Olympia ES: Jo Anne Hardy (100%)
Park Village ES: Leanne Hewitt (100%)
Police Department: Diane Davidson (100%)
Veterans Memorial HS: Michelle Douglas (100%)
Woodlake ES: Sue Carter (100%)
Candlewood ES: Kaitlin Andersen (98.6%)
Franz ES: Sherlyn DeHoog (98.30%)
Kitty Hawk MS: Amy Geurkink (Highest Overall Contribution $6,135.00)
Masters ES: Dawn Moreno (High Contribution Increast at 221.6%)
Police Department: Diane Davidson (Highest Per Capita 89.52 and 100%)
Those campuses that reached 98-100% participation in United Way had the opportunity to be a part of a drawing for an incentive grant. That grant is worth $1,000.. Board President Mr. Steve Salyer to pull the winner out of the drawing. The winner was Kitty Hawk Middle School. Principal Beverly Broom accepted the big check for the school.