Judson ISD

T-STEM Applications Being Accepted

Judson ISD is currently accepting applications from 8th grade students in Judson ISD to attend T-STEM Academy. The academy is specifically designed to provide students a rigorous course of study focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). 
The students enrolled will be engaged in advanced coursework within a Pre-AP/AP and dual-enrollment concentration, as well as integrated project-based learning. Project Based Learning (PBL) allows students to go through a process of inquiry, research, problem-solving, and challenges based on a driving question while allowing students “voice and choice”.  SEE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE
T-STEM will partner with the University of Texas at Austin in order to provide dual-enrollment courses for students enrolled in the program. If your child is interested in taking part in this unique opportunity, you can obtain an application by CLICKING HERE
Applications can be returned to Deborah Rice via email, or in person at the Educational Resource Center located at 8205 Palisades Dr. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rice at (210)945-5332.

Wagner-Madison Playoffs Update

There is an update in the matchup between Wagner and Madison, so here it is.  Go T-BIRDS!

Playoffs Heating up for JHS & VMHS Girls Basketball

Area playoffs are heating up for the girls basketball program at Judson &  Veterans Memorial. These top quality teams are looking to make a big impact in the playoffs.  Let's make sure we support them!

Board Briefs Regular Meeting 2-15-18

Agenda of Regular School Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees Judson ISD

 
A Regular School Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held February 15, 2018, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
 
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
A. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
 
2. RECOGNITIONS
 
3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a. Frank Arnold- coaching periods
b. Jim Rackley- coaching periods
c. D. W. Rutledge- coaching periods
d. Sherry Call-coaching periods
 
4. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consider and take action regarding approving Minutes from the Special Meeting held on January 18, 2018, Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 25, 2018 and Minutes from the Special Meeting held on February 5, 2018
B. Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of January 31, 2018
C. Consider and take action regarding approving Expenditures Equal to or Greater than $50,000
D. Consider and take action regarding approving the submittals for Request for Proposal 17-35 for General and Instructional Supplies
E. Consider and take action regarding approving the 2017-18 Application for Missed School Days Waiver (pulled by administration)
F. Consider and take action approving a Proclamation to declare March 2018 Social Workers Month.  Theme: Social Workers:  Leader.  Advocate.  Champions.
ALL CONSENT ITEMS PASSED
 
5. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS
A. Consider and take possible action regarding the approval of the renewal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alamo Colleges District for the 2018-2019 School Year for Judson Early College Academy (JECA) (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding the approval to terminate Early College High School Memorandum of Understanding between Alamo Colleges District, San Antonio College, and Judson Independent School District for Judson High School, Karen Wagner High School and Veterans Memorial High School. (passed, 5-0)
C. Consider and take possible action regarding approving the following reclassification staffing request from Director - Governmental, Community and Judson Education Foundation (JEF) Relations (AP 507) to Coordinator - Business Partnerships, Community and Judson Education Foundation (JEF) Relations (AP 503) (passed, 4-1, Paschall dissenting)
D. Consider and take possible action regarding approving a new staffing request for Accounting / Payroll Specialist. (passed, 5-0)
E. Consider and take possible action regarding approving Gibson Consulting Proposal for Human Resources Audit (passed, 5-0)
F. Consider and take possible action regarding possible RFP for Superintendent Search Firms (no vote or discussion)
G. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments
 
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS
A. Superintendent Report
1. Construction Report/Update
B. Discuss Attendance Zones for the Two New Elementary Schools and Student Capacity at Remaining Schools (Kenoyer)
C. First Reading of DEC (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leave and Absences
D. Update on Statement of Impact by the following schools:
1. Great Hearts Texas
2. Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
E. Update on Board Advisory Committees
F. Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members
G. Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Preparation - Meeting Dates (Macias)
 
7. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding Legal Issues related to Superintendent transition including, but not limited to, possible RFP for Superintendent search firms
C. Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, consider and discuss Superintendent Transition
 
8. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel (passed, 5-0)
B. Consider and take possible action regarding possible RFP for Superintendent search firms (no discussion, no vote taken)
 
9. ADJOURNMENT

Board Recognitions 2-15-18

Pledge Leader Dillan Tanner is a 5th grade student leader in a number of ways at Olympia Elementary School. She is in the Mayor Fitness Council, Vice President of Olympia’s Student Council, serves on our safety patrol and she is on the A-B honor roll.  Her favorite subject is Math and outside of school she enjoys gymnastics and likes to color.

 

Our first recognition comes from Converse Elementary School. The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association or TEPSA recognizes effective student councils around the state that are active in not only their school, but also in their community participating in service projects and charitable events.  That’s exactly what the Converse Elementary School Student Council does.  They are learning the impact of making a difference in their school and the community.  They have been selected as a TEPSA Honor Student Council. This is the second year in a row.  Congratulations to the following members: Ashtyn Polchert, Brent Bingheim, Ryleigh Gunter, Hannah Brewer, Logan Jahn, Taeja Cubit, Jasmine Aguilera, Austin Dekens, Alanys Velez-Cruz, Kayla Jahn, Serenity Rodriguez, Emily Hedlund,  Jovie Zamarron, Anika Tinney, Mary Frey, Ty Aiken, and Mattie Crabtree.

 

Our second recognition comes from the JSTEM Academy.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as you know is a part of the educational curriculum that gets a lot of attention these days because of the kind of high tech jobs out there that students need to be ready for.  So quality instruction in this field is a must.  Recently the Dee Howard Foundation selected one of our teachers as its STEM Education Excellence Award recipient.  It specifically spotlights those teachers that best incorporate aviation and aerospace concepts into STEM instruction and doing so to underserved students in the San Antonio metro area.

Mr. Ohman oversees the JSTEM SmartLab and directs something called Make Time…an afterschool program that emphasizes invention and repurposing.  Many of his students have been very successful in contests sponsored by organizations such as NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and DuPont.

 

Our final recognition is from the Child Nutrition Department.  From food preparation and serving, to the planning of meals, this department is always busy making sure that our students and staff have delicious tasting meals that are nutritious and expose students to a variety of foods so they can expand their palate as they grow and mature.  The Texas Department of Agriculture recently selected Judson ISD’s Child Nutrition Department for its “Best of the Bunch Award” in the 2017 Local Products Challenge. Less than 10 percent of school districts in the state attain this level of achievement.  This takes leadership and support to make sure that the food quality remains high and local produce is served when at all possible.  That means fresher food for kids and at the same time supporting local producers.  The board would like to recognize Child Nutrition Director Janet Daniel and Assistant Director Beveylon Concha. They are also being presented with the official recognition from Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.