There are a lot of good things that go on in Judson ISD and we try to let you know about as many as possible. Recently our JISD Technology Department received some recognition from a national industry publication regarding what our techies have accomplished with the Parent Center app. It is an app that was created in house by some of our great developers that gives parents a quick, convenient and dependable way to track their student's progress...like grades, attendance, meal account and you can event set alerts for dropping grades or discipline. Take a look at the article from Tech and Learning (May 2015). JISD's part is about halfway down the page. Congratulations on getting the attention of the industry for producing excellence in your arena.
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Many teachers and staff have given a lot of years of service to this district and to students and their time, efforts and contributions should be acknowledged. Judson ISD honored those employees who have reached their retirement point and hosted a nice banquet for them. The list below includes those who have retired from Judson ISD during this school year or that will retire at the end of it. Congratulations to all and best wishes in your future endeavors.
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Members of the Judson FFA got the chance to test their knowledge in the best way...practically. Students traveled to several cities...Stephenville, Lubbock, Huntsville and College Station to compete in what are called Career Development Events or CDEs. These events build on what is learned in the classroom in ag classes and puts it into practice in real life applications. Different CDEs focused on specific areas in the agriscience world. Judson FFA students participated in the state Homesite, Dairy Cattle, Wool, Cotton, Nursery Landscape and Veterinary Science.
Judson's Home Site Evaluation team placed 9th in state. Pictured are Tarleton Professor, Advisor Michael Zarosky, Team members Regan Stanton, Alexandria Covarrubias, Brooke Duncan (2nd High Individual) and Emilee Hurst.
Judson's Dairy Cattle team placed 7th in state. 249 Dairy Cattle teams began the state tournament. Team members include Advisor Andrea Watts, Tyler Bledsoe, Joshua Borg, Mallori Johnson and Mary Push
Judson's Wool Evaluation team placed 9th in the state competition. Team members include Jocelyn Hodgson, Sarah Stautzenberger, Haley Klar and Kelsey Shumake (4th High Individual).
Judson's Cotton Evaluation team placed 49th in the state. Team members includ Sydney Berry, Breanna Hall and Brandon Billeck
Judson's Veterinary Science team came in 23rd in the state. Team members include Marissa Nordland, Amethyst Godina, Amanda May and Madeline Cerda.
Judson's Nursery Landscape team came in 20th in the state. Team members include Tyler Bledsoe, Caleb Brister, Keshia Gutierrez and Daryn Garcia.
It was a moment that graduating students at Judson Early College Academy freely admit they thought would never come...but so glad they stuck with it and now are reaping the benefits. Parents and family members filed into the Judson Performing Arts Center to watch their student walk across the stage. This moment is not your typical accomplishment either. This walk consummates a rigorous curriculum that is tough, but in the end awards the graduate an associate's degree in the subject area of study, as well as a distinguished high school diploma.
Principal Rodney Vigil presided over the event with addresses from Salutatorian Jason Priest, Valedictorian Jeanny Sanger and Class President Brenda Ramos. Musical performances included a rendition of "See You Again" by Arte Vega, Elitzualy Espino, Jessie Baza and Daunte Baccus, as well as the Alma Mater sung by Maya Carter, Astrid Escamilla, Jarvis Moody, Mala Moore, Christina Pascual and Taylor West. Ms. Pascual also performed the National Anthem.
Many of you probably know that the Judson High School Girl's Track Team won the State 6-A Championship for the second year in a row. Well, now they are TV stars too. The team, along with Coach Gerbich, appeared on a special weekend TV sports segment called "Instant Replay" on KSAT recently congratulating them on this great achievement.
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