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Judson

Journal

JISD Mission:

All Judson ISD students will receive a quality

education enabling them to become successful in a global society

Thanksgiving Feast, Showcase

Kicks Off Holiday Season

This was the 7th JISD Thanksgiving Community Feast and District Show-

case. It’s been the district’s way of giving back and saying thank you to

the community. Nearly 2,000 people came to Wagner High School to en-

joy an tasty meal, warm conversation and festive music from the middle

school orchestras.

Everyone had their personal rea-

sons for coming. Some were look-

ing for a great hot meal because

they didn’t have time to cook,

while others looked forward to seeing people they knew. JISD employee

Veronica Valdez said, “This is our 4th year...I like to see the familiar fac-

es and show my support.” Others, like student Evrio Navarro, saw it as an

Watch JISD Feast Video

opportunity to spend time with her dad who has to work a lot.

This year’s meal was for all taste buds. For traditional Thanksgiving palettes, there was turkey, dressing and the typi-

cal fixings. But another bird was on the menu too. Bird flu earlier this year took a toll on turkey numbers from pro-

ducers so plan B was launched. Organizers secured the turkeys they could get, but in a stroke of genius they included

chicken nuggets for the younger appetites that may not care for the traditional gobbler. It was a huge hit!

JISD Student Shows Christmas Spirit

Coats of Comfort is the name 9 year old Millers Point student Maya Boone

has given her Christmas project this year. She took her heart for the home-

less people of San Antonio that she helps feed each month, and decided to

dial it up a notch. For the past three falls she has given her time and energy

to collecting items to help keep the homeless warm.

3 years ago at age 7, Maya asked her Grandma Joy DeKock of Universal

City if she could go with her to help feed the homeless. And it was during

that afternoon that she told her grandma that she knew what she wanted for

Christmas. It was shoes for the homeless, nothing for herself. She collect-

ed 165 pairs of shoes from friends, family and fellow church members at

her Grandma Joy's church. (continued on bottom of page 2)

“...I like to see the familiar faces.”

Veronica Valdez, JISD Employee

FALL-WINTER 2015-16