Judson ISD

JISD Retirees, Thank You For Your Service

There are many individuals who have served the students of Judson ISD for many years. There comes a time however when there are other pursuits and even just moments of rest that are needed after a long career in education. More than 60 JISD employees were honored at the Olympia Hills Golf and Event Center recently at a special dinner to say thank you for serving our students. Many of these individuals made so many sacrifices to perform their duties with excellence including getting up incredibly early and long commutes, but they persevered and did it well.  Thank you for your service and remember, if you ever have the need to jump back in, let us know...even as a substitute, we're ready to listen. 

  

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Come See The Fine Arts Side Of JISD!

The reservoir of fine arts talent in Judson ISD is immense and each year it is put on public display at Rolling Oaks Mall as the JISD Art Extravaganza. Visual artwork that spans the range of the different mediums with an ocean of color that will be a feast for the eyes.  Along with the artwork that one can enjoy at all levels of the mall, there will be dance and musical performances as well.  Every school will be represented and the public is invited to enjoy the incredible creativity of our students...from the very young to our high school students. Just be prepared to be amazed at what you see and hear from our students. Take a look at the schedule and locations below. 

 

Kitty Hawk Wins Garver Challenge Award

The Garver company is one of the top design companies in the world. It's also been around for a long time, in fact, it's celebrating its centennial with what it is called the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge. The company provided STEM supply kids and other support resources to 100 schools across its 11 state footprint. In the end, the challenge was to create Rube-Goldberg chain reaction contraptions to worked together and video record them for their challenge submission to be judged by Garver experts. Out of the 100 schools that took the challenge, only 9 were selected...and Kitty Hawk Middle Schools creation WON! When you look at the video, you'll see what kind of work went into this...it's truly amazing. As a winner, Kitty Hawk received $1,000 and a trophy for the achievement. 

  

The folks from Garver presenting the check and the trophy to Kitty Hawk as one of nine winners of the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge

This challenge is the company's way of celebrating 100 years of serving in the design and engineering field and helping students to develop the type of creativity and critical thinking skills that were characteristic of a young Neal Garver who opened up a one-man firm back in 1919. This kind of project challenge nurtures the minds of future engineers and scientists. Take a look at the video demonstrating the Kitty Hawk Middle School creation. 

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE OTHER WINNERS

          

Candlewood Students Have Mentor Fun

A few of Candlewood students had the opportunity to work with male mentors from the Second II None Motorcycle club. This group reached out to Candlewood to offer their assistance in mentoring a few of our 4th grade and 5th-grade male students. The event was a fun-filled afternoon of hoops and pizza, and where all the families could come together for a good time. 

STEM Day: All The STEM You Can Handle!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms and at JISD's STEM Day, it covered a lot of that territory.  The event, hosted at Wagner High School, was a feast of hands-on activities that brought in an array of private companies, organizations, and branches of the miltary. Each one of them utilizing STEM in obvious and some in not so obvious ways, but all of them fully open to showing students how STEM applies to what they do. The event featured messages from Congressman Henry Cuellar and Keynote Speaker NASA Representative Scott Black.  A big thank you to Congressman Cuellar, JSTEM Director Dawn Worley and all the organizations that participated in the event and made it possible. 

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