It's that time of the football season when the Thunderbirds and the Rockets see which can fly higher. Both are quality teams that can put points up on the board. While both teams really are playing a home game at Rutledge Stadium, technically Wagner is the home team this year. Judson is coming off a opening district win over Clemens in an offensive shootout 49-35. Meanwhile, Wagner lost a tough one to New Braunfels High School 35-21. All records aside, the Hammer Bowl brings a fresh perspective and a real opportunity for both squads. We want to support both teams, so let's fill up Rutledge and have a spirited game that shows great pride, athletic ability, and above all sportsmanship. Good Luck!!
Working and disciplining the body for athletic performance is a good thing, but there are a number of athletes who are showing they are working on the mind and spirit too. Female athletes involved in the M.A.D. (Making A Difference) program are individuals who have decided to get involved in their community. These girls recently walked with Stephanie Crane, a downs syndrome participant who the school has supported for the past 10 years. She is a former student of Coach Urbanovsky's from some 18 years ago. It's great to see time students decide to spend in the support of others. These individuals are growing in body, mind and spirit...giving to others.
Many people within Judson ISD are familiar with Project Graduation. It's a program started many years ago by Bonnie Schulze to provide a safe and fun party environment for seniors who want to celebrate their graduation. Many other school districts have started their own similar events for graduates. Judson High School's Project Graduation is now taking another big step that is hoped to help fund the year end celebration. The first ever Judson High School Project Graduation Gala. It will be hosted at the San Antonio Zoo on October 16, 2015 from 6 pm - 10:30 pm. There will be a silent auction, mini casino, a special guest speaker and a chance to enjoy the zoo without all the crowds.
What: 1st JHS Project Graduation Gala
When: October 16, 2015 from 6 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: San Antonio Zoo
Individual Donation: $75.00
Having story characters show up for kids to see, touch and talk with adds so much magic to Literacy Night events. That's what Miller's Point Elementary School did as storybook characters that they've read about were walking and talking with them. It was a huge hit as kids saw a Cat In The Hat, a San Antonio Queen and Magic Children's Theater in between. Miss San Antonio drew a big crowd as she read some great books and flash her great smile. The event also included the Lord of Fiction and Non-Fiction and the Ladies of Literacy who added to the wonderfully fun atmosphere. It was a fun night that featured some tasty food and tasty stories with some memorable characters...that's how Miller's Point Jets make reading fun!
Kirby Middle School
It was an occasion filled with lots of mixed emotions recently as Kirby Middle School said so long to one of its long time employees. Rafael Arenaz recently retired from JISD after 38 years of service...36 at Kirby Middle School. Mr. Arenez is not only a long time employee at KMS, but he also went to school there as a student...now that's having deep roots there! We appreciate him for the dedication of service to the students and staff and want to wish him the best as he embarks on a well-deserved retirement and success in whatever he chooses to do in the future. Best Wishes Mr. Arenaz!