Judson ISD

To Write Well...Wortham Oaks Knows It's Important

Being able to write well, even if it's not something you love to do, is important. That's because it's critical to be able to communicate to others clearly, in whatever you do. Teaching students to do this is fundamentally important. All Wortham Oaks staff were engaged in the expository writing process, led by Mrs. Tatsch, during an after-school training this week. Part of an overall effort by this and other campuses focusing on our district and campus goal to improve writing across all grade levels.

Hopkins ES Gets Generous Gift From Dollar General

Judson ISD is always thankful for our community and business partners. One of the most generous has to be Dollar General.  Representatives of the company paid Hopkins Elementary School a visit carrying a very big check.  They donated $10,000 for literacy incentives for students.  What a wonderful gift...certainly something to be thankful for.  Thank you Dollar General!!


A Big United Way Thank You

It takes a lot of effort to launch the United Way campaign each year. But it helps so many people across the south Texas area, including our own students (Judson Education Foundation). The district recognized and thanked the Campus Champions that helped organize and encourage participation.  Thank you, everyone. Below is a list of the campuses and how they did their part this year. 

Judson ISD
Highest Per Capita

Judson Learning Academy

Judson ISD
Highest Percentage Increase in Contribution

Woodlake Hills Middle School

Judson ISD
Highest Overall Contribution

Kitty Hawk Middle School

Judson ISD
100% Charitable Giving 

Converse Elementary School
Copperfield Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Elolf Elementary School
Hartman Elementary School
Masters Elementary School
Miller’s Point Elementary School
Olympia Elementary School
Salinas Elementary School
Spring Meadow Elementary School
JSTEM Academy
Kirby Middle School
Kitty Hawk Middle School
Judson Early College Academy
Judson Learning Academy
Metzger MS
Franz ES
Woodlake Hills ES

Appreciation Award
Highest JEF Contribution - Campus
Spring Meadows Elementary School

Appreciation Award
Highest JEF Contribution - Department
Maintenance Department

Dr. Salinas Resigns As JISD Board President

In the regular meeting of the Judson ISD Board of Trustees on November 15, 2018, Board President Dr. Melinda Salinas submitted her resignation.  Dr. Salinas has been a trustee since May of 2015 and became Board President in January of 2017.  She explained to the board that she is moving out of the district boundaries preventing her from serving in her position, according to board policy.

She wants to thank all the wonderful staff and the community for giving her the opportunity to serve Judson ISD as an employee, elected trustee, and Board President.  The board thanked her by presenting a plaque of appreciation to her at the end of the meeting.  Below is a letter that she submitted to the board as her official letter of resignation.




Wagner Students Place In Honor Choir Auditions

Congratulations to six Wagner High School choir students who competed in the TMEA Region XI Honor Choir competition recently. All six students made it to the Region Mixed Choir.

Students are (from left to right): 
Makayla Hall (8th chair Soprano 1); Leo Peery (1st Chair Bass 1); Keana Bowdry (10th Chair Soprano 2); Julia Ly (14th Chair Soprano 2); Lafililo Faafiti (2nd Chair Tenor 1); and Rebecca Wilgen (4th Chair Soprano 2). 
Students who placed in the top 10 of their voice part will continue on to the next round of competition. Good luck!