Judson ISD

Staff Development, A Sign Of More Excellence

It takes a lot to get staff members ready for a school year.  From district office personnel to everyone at each campus, it's a big undertaking.  The Curriculum and Instruction Department orchestrated this massive project from the district perspective and principals and administrators at each campus drove the preparations at the school level.  There are all sorts of new guidelines, changes to instruction, innovative ways of engaging students as well as just plain good reminders of how to handle classroom culture.  It's a sure sign that school is right around the corner and Judson ISD staff members are busy getting ready for students to have a quality year.

Judson High School

 

 

Wagner High School

 

 

Veterans Memorial High School

  

A Letter From Dr. Ball: The A-F Rating System

JISD Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Ball may be new to Judson ISD, but she's been around education for more than 20 years and is well informed about accountability. The attached letter is her response to the recently launched A-F rating system that TEA is utilizing as an accountability tool for school districts.  

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Local Church And Candlewood Work Together

Beauty can come in a number of different ways and at Candlewood Elementary School it was covering the campus.  Late in July, volunteers from Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and school community members met at the campus to spread their beauty any way they could.  They spent some sweat equity on the grounds in the form of new trees, plants and the hard work it took to dig the wholes, prep the ground and put them where they would look the best.  

 

After all was said and done, the beauty was not just the new color from the plants and trees, but the beauty also in working together, making new friends, and showing kindness through the gift of giving time.  We appreciate our friends at Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and its adoption of the school. We look forward to a great partnership. 

 

Slight Time Change For Pre-K Program

Judson ISD wanted to make sure parents of students in the Pre-K program were aware of a slight time change in the program.  The release time in the morning will be just a few minutes later than last year.  The afternoon session will remain the same.  This change was to remain compliant to instructional minute requirements as mandated by state law.  Take a look at the flyer below

Quality Training At Special Education Summit

This summer the Judson ISD Special Education Services Department hosted a big event focused on new and evolving strategies to engage students. This Special Education Summer Summit was a week-long event at Judson Early College Academy that drew more than 100 teachers along with administrators.  The aim of the training was centered around transformative writing strategies, reviewing special education processes and procedures and prepping for year two of the current co-teach initiative. Those that were there raved about the relevancy of the sessions calling them "The most worthwhile training...in all the years working for JISD."  Others said, "Our teachers are so excited."  Just another way JISD is getting prepared to teach and encourage all of our students.