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S P R I NG 2 0 1 4 G E D, E S L & G E D C OMP U T E R T E S T I NG
S E L F - I MP ROV EME N T & F I T N E S S
GED (General Educational
Development)
Preparation Program
GED classes assist students in preparing to
take the GED exams (Language Arts-Writing,
Language Arts-Reading, Math, Social Stud-
ies, and Science). Students gain academic
skills necessary for the successful comple-
tion of their Texas high school equivalency
certificate. Classes are structured and lead
by teacher.
Students must attend mandatory registration
& enroll. You must provide a valid form of
identification (i.e., Texas driver’s license,
Texas identification card, or military ID) &
social security number during registration.
Prospective students 16-17 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guard-
ian & provide official withdrawal documents
from the last school attended and/or court
order if applicable.
Parents of 16 year olds must be present to
sign permission and present a copy of the
court order, state ID or driver’s license &
withdrawal documentation from school.
No walk-ins after registration. Registra-
tion and classes meet at 102 School Street,
Converse, TX in the annex building (located
next to the Judson ISD Police Station).
Morning GED Class Registration
(Mandatory)
Jan 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
(Placement testing will take 2-3 hours.)
Classes meet Feb 4 – May 29, 2014 on Tues.,
Wed., & Thurs. from 9:00 am–12:00 p.m.
Evening GED Class Registration (Mandatory)
Jan 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
(Placement testing will take 2-3 hours.)
Classes meet Feb 4 – May 29, 2014 on Tues.,
Wed., & Thurs. from 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m.
ESL (English as
a Second Language) Classes
The ESL course is for adults who wish to
learn or improve their speaking, reading,
and writing skills in the English language.
The Civics portion provides a basic introduc-
tion to U.S. history & government as well
as preparation for students applying for
citizenship. Registration is first-come, first
served; so come early.
Bring a form of identification, i.e. driver’s
license, state I.D. or social security number.
No walk-ins after registration. Registra-
tion and classes meet at 102 School Street,
Converse, TX in the annex building (located
next to the Judson ISD Police Station).
Morning ESL Class Registration (Mandatory)
Jan. 20 & 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
(Placement testing will take 2-3 hours.)
Classes meet Feb 4 – May 29, 2014 on Tues.,
Wed., & Thurs. from 9:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Evening ESL Class Registration (Mandatory)
Jan. 20 & 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
(Placement testing will take 2-3 hours.)
Classes meet Feb 4 – May 29, 2014 on Tues.,
Wed., & Thurs. from 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m.
For more information visit our website at
Introduction to Essential Oils
Come learn about
the amazing powers
of pure, therapeutic
grade essential
oils, which are the
ORIGINAL medicine.
This introductory
class will help you
understand the
history of essential
oils, what they
are, and how they
support our bodies’
physical, mental and
emotional & even
spiritual well-being. Learn how to boost your
immune system naturally and to treat minor
problems without medications.  You will
experience some of the most common oils
and learn their uses. Only pure, therapeutic
grade (non-adulterated) essential oils will
be used. Essential oil testimonials are an
effective way of learning and sharing. With
this knowledge, we can take control of
our own personal health. However, these
statements have not been evaluated by the
FDA. Products and techniques mentioned
are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease. Information provided
in class is in no way intended to replace
proper medical help. Consult with the health
authority of your choice. A $5 supply fee to
cover cost of oils & materials is payable to
the instructor at the beginning of class. This
class is led by: Jean Dukes, RN, & Certified
Aromatherapist. (min.5/max 15)
Meets once from 6:30-9:00 pm
— $20 per person
Jan 8 (W) Feb 6 (Th)
Mar 4 (T)
Apr 3 (Th)
May 1 (Th)
Jean Dukes, Instructor
Judson Learning Academy (JLA)
Acoustic Guitar Lessons – Beginners
Ages 6 & Up
This is an introductory class to the acoustic guitar. Students
will learn the parts of the guitar, about the strings, how to take
care of it, how to tune it, how to read notes & play cords, etc.
Your instructor has been playing for several years & has the
passion to share knowledge. This class is geared for 6 year
olds through adults. Come see if you have the talent to keep up
with the rhythm& beat of the tunes!
Weds for 6 sessions 6:00-7:00 p.m. —$70
Sess 1:
Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, & 26
Sess 2:
Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 & 16 (no class Mar 12)
Sess 3:
Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28
Ana K. Gonzales, Instructor - Judson Learning Academy
Sing Along Guitar Lessons – Beginners
Ages 6 & Up
Sing along while learning to play the guitar. Your teacher is
young at heart & has been teaching for years. She loves to pick
a tune and sing along. You will learn how to tune your guitar.
Accompany yourself with chords. This class is geared for 6
year olds & up.
Tuesdays for 6 sessions 5:30-6:30 p.m. —$70
Sess 1:
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11
Sess 2:
Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, & Apr 1 (no class Mar 11)
Sess 3:
Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, & 20
Raquel Castillo, Instructor
Judson Middle School Bldg B
Piano Lessons for Beginners – Level 1
Ages 6 - 12
Has your child always wanted to play the piano? You are in
luck! Find out if your child can develop the talent! Join this fun
class. Learn how to play a tune by ear and basic music theory.
Students will receive lesson handouts to practice at home. For
students to develop their skills at playing the piano, it is recom-
mended that they practice at least ½ to 1 hour per day. Please
bring your keyboard to class. A limited number of keyboards
are available in class. Minimum of 5 students are needed to
offer this class; (max.10)
Tuesdays for 6 classes 6:45-7:45 p.m. —$70
Sess 1:
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11
Sess 2:
Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, & Apr 1 (no class Mar 11)
Sess 3:
Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, & 20
Raquel Castillo, Instructor - Judson Middle School Bldg B
Piano Lessons for Beginners – Level 1
Age 13 – Adults
Have you always wanted to play the piano? Find out if you
have the talent! Join this fun class. Learn how to play a tune by
ear and basic music theory. Students will receive lesson hand-
outs to practice at home. For students to develop their skills at
playing the piano, it is recommended that they practice at least
½ to 1 hour per day. Please bring your keyboard to class. A
limited number of keyboards are available in class. Minimum of
5 students are needed to offer this class; (max.10)
Tuesdays for 6 classes 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. —$70
Sess 1:
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11
Sess 2:
Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 18, 25, & Apr 1 (no class Mar 11)
Sess 3:
Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, & 20
Raquel Castillo, Instructor - Judson Middle School Bldg B
Piano Lessons for Beginners – Level 2
Ages 6 - 12
This class is a continuation of the Level 1 Piano for Beginners
class. Students will continue to build the skills they learned
in Level 1. They will continue with treble clef and base clef.
They will continue to progress into more advanced lessons
to include sharps & flats. It is recommended that students
practice at least ½ to 1 hour per day to receive the full benefit
of the lessons. (Min. 4/max.10)
Weds. for 6 classes 6:00-7:00 p.m. —$70
Sess 1:
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, & 12
Sess 2:
Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, & Apr 2 (no class Mar 12)
Sess 3:
Apr 16, 23, 30, 7, 14, & 21
Raquel Castillo, Instructor - Judson Middle School Bldg B
Piano Lessons for Beginners – Level 2
Age 13 – Adults
This class is a continuation of the Level 1 Piano for Beginners
class. Students will continue to build the skills they learned
in Level 1. They will continue with treble clef and base clef.
They will continue to progress into more advanced lessons
to include sharps & flats. It is recommended that students
practice at least ½ to 1 hour per day to receive the full benefit
of the lessons. (Min. 4/max.10)
Weds. for 6 classes 7:15-8:15 p.m. —$70
Sess 1: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, & 12
Sess 2: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, & Apr 2 (no class Mar 12)
Sess 3: Apr 16, 23, 30, 7, 14, & 21
Raquel Castillo, Instructor - Judson Middle School Bldg B
Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga is an ancient form of science
that consists of good body posture, deep
relaxation, and breath control to revitalize
the system & control the mind. Yoga is
recognized in the world as a superior form
of physical exercise for all ages. Yoga
promotes strength, balance, focus, and
flexibility. Please bring a mat.
Meets Mondays 6 times
7:00-8:00 p.m. — $47
Sess 1:
Jan 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, & 24 (no
class Jan 20)
Sess 2:
Mar 3, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7 & 14 (no
class Mar 10)
Sess 3:
Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & Jun 2 (no
class May 26)
George Wood, Instructor - JISD District
Office
Middle Eastern Dance
Come have fun while learning the art of
Middle Eastern belly dancing. You will learn
basic body isolations required to build a
Middle Eastern Dance. These isolations
are used to build dance combinations in the
last two weeks of the class. Experience the
extraordinary excitement & beauty of the
belly dance executed by a skilled profes-
sional, while transcending time & culture in
an enjoyable form of exercise.
Meets Thursdays for 8 weeks
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. — $63
Sess 1:
Jan 16, 23, 30,
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, & Mar 6
Sess 2:
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, & 22
Karen Adkisson & Jessica Lira, Instructors
Judson District Office
Pickleball
Imagine a game that is a cross between
tennis, ping pong and badminton. Sound
strange? It is Pickleball and it’s the fastest
growing sport in the U.S. Come learn to play
with a wiffle ball, a paddle on a badminton-
size court. Pickleball is designed for both
men and women, no matter your age or
physical limitation. You will get the hang of
footwork, balance, scoring and all the fun-
damentals. Pickleball Ambassador Sandra
Carrillo, a retired teacher who conducts
clinics city-wide says that Pickleball rocks!
Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.
Bring your own paddle or use a loaner
paddle that will be provided. A $10 ball fee
is payable to the instructor at the first class.
(Min. 6/Max 8)
Meets Weds. for 8 weeks
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. — $79
Sess 1:
Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, & 26
Sess 2:
Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, & 16 (no class
Mar 12)
Sess 3:
Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, & 28
Sandra Carrillo, Pickleball Ambassador
Olympia Elem. Gym
Tennis
Finally, play & not chase! Bring your tennis
racquet and your best friend! Mature the
virtues of tennis from novice to advanced.
Enhance your footwork to enhance your
shots. Learn various serves: flat, slice & kick
serve. Stimulate your body & mind; forget
the lines & and the net, just play! Simply
have fun in the sun. Your Tennis Instructor,
Sandra Carrillo, former Texas Tech Women’s
Tennis Team Captain has over 30 years of
teaching experience. A $5 ball fee is pay-
able to the instructor at the first class.
Meets Thurs from 6:00-8:00 p.m. — $75
Sess 1:
Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, & 17
Sess 2:
Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Sandra Carrillo, Instructor
Judson Middle School
Tennis Courts (behind school)
Zumba Dance Fitness
Bilingual Instructor
Are you tired of the same old exercise
routine?  Then join this invigorating dance
party and get into shape.  The dance steps
are easy and done to Latin inspired music. 
You will get an aerobic & cardio workout.  It
is taught by Judson’s own certified Zumba
instructor, Yolanda Pena.  Burn some calo-
ries & join us!  (Min. 10 students) 
Meets Mon. & Wed.
from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. — $30
Sess 1:
Jan 13, 15, 22, 27, & 29 (no class
Jan 20)
Sess 2:
Feb 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19
Sess 3:
Feb 24, 26,
Mar 3, 5, 17, & 19
(no class Mar 10 & 12)
Sess 4:
Mar 24, 26, 31,
Apr 2, Apr 7 & 9
Sess 5:
Apr 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, & 30
Sess 6:
May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, & 21
Certified Zumba Instructor
Coronado Village Cafeteria
Judson Middle School-Bldg B
Public Speaking
Do you experience butterflies every time
you talk in front of large groups? Then get
over your glossophobia or fear of public
speaking and join this class. Sharpen your
communication and public presentation
skills. Learn how to professionally present
your talking points in a clear and concise
manner. The corporate world changes
rapidly daily as the electronic evolution
evolves. However, to excel in the business
world, you must have the background and
knowledge to communicate the message in
an effective manner to achieve the desired
results. Learn new techniques and polish
your skills with the guidance of Jenny
Hutchison-Gonzalez. ($10 materials fee due
to teacher at first class.) Min 5/Max20
Meets Mon. & Weds. for 5 weeks
7-8:30 p.m. — $119
Sess 1:
Feb 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, Mar
3 & 5
Sess 2:
Apr 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, May
5 & 7
Jenny Hutchison-Gonzalez, Teacher
Judson Middle School-Bldg B
MU S I C
Effective January 2014 all GED tests will be
computer based. Anyone that started the
paper based exammust have completed and
passed all tests by end of December 2013. If
you did not complete by the end of December
2013, you will be able to register online and
pay for the new computer based exam at:
.
The new computerized GED Examwill be ad-
ministered in the GED Testing facility computer
lab on the second floor at 102 School Street,
Converse, TX. Both English and Spanish
versions will be available. As additional infor-
mation is received on the new GED testing and
the JISD 2014 GED Testing schedule, it will be
posted on the website at
under GED Programs. Updates will also be
publicized in local news media.
GED Test Preparation
Visit
to register
for our online “GED Test Preparation” course.
Work at your own pace day or night.
Prepare for the GED Math Test
Visit
to register
for our online “Prepare for GEDMath Test”
course. You can study the course at your
convenience 24/7.
Grammar for ESL
Visit
to register
for our online “Grammar for ESL” course and
work at your own pace as your schedule
allows.
Writing for ESL
Visit
to register
for our online “Writing for ESL” course. You
can work on the course lessons according to
your schedule anytime of the day.
For more information visit our website at www.
JudsonISD.org
El Programa de Preparacion
para GED y ESL/Civics
La informacion de registracion para las
clases de GED y ESL/Civics en espanol,
estaran en el periodo de la Primavera.
Los estudiantes se registraran en Enero para
las clases de GED y ESL/Civics en espanol
por la manana y por la tarde. Para mas infor-
macion visite la pagina electronica www.
JudsonISD.org.
ONLINE COURSES
HEALTH &WELLNESS
TESTING CENTER INFORMATION
GEDGRADUATIONCEREMONY
GED students testing at the Judson
I.S.D. Test Center who passed all
portions of the GED exam successfully
during the school year will be honored in
graduation ceremonies held at the end
of each school year. Qualifying students
will receive a letter of invitation. It is
important to keep a current address with
the GED Test Center.
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