Congratulations to 8th grade Judson Middle School student Molly Tilton who recently competed in the Texas History Day with students from all over the state. Her entry, "Protected Beliefs, Illegal Actions: Polygamy vs. Law," won a special award from the judging committee. The Locke Lord LLP Legal History Award is awarded to an outstanding exhibit that best reflects original research of legal history. Her exhibit transcended the Junior and Senior divisions of content...it was that good. The judges described it as one of the best entries they'd seen all day. The Locke Lord LLP Legal History Award encourages students to research important court cases, statutes and constitutional provisions. Molly picked up $100 along with her contest medal.
Congratulations to you Molly
Team Members: Jocelynn Hodgson, Sarah Stautzenberger, Kelsey Shumake, Sydney Berry
Career Development Events (CDE) are opportunities for students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world. Members of the Judson FFA went to Lubbock in April to compete in the state Wool Evaluation Career Development Event. More than 14,000 students began the contest in 28 different events ranging from technical, leadership and interpersonal skills to tests in teamwork. Judson placed 6th in the state Wool Evaluation contest. Congratulations to everyone!
Metzger Middle School will soon receive new musical instruments, thanks to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The Foundation has awarded the Metzger band $30,810 in band instruments.
With many school music programs across the country losing vital funding, the foundation helps under-served schools with minimal budgets by donating new instruments, often replacing some that are more than 30 years old.
An application for support was submitted by band director, John Robertson and the foundation found their program to be a worthwhile investment, allowing more students to be able to play and experience the benefits of music education.
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to schools in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. The organization was inspired by the 1995 motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus and founded by Michael Kamen, who composed the music for the movie and countless others. In the last 20 years, over 20,000 instruments have been donated to over 1,360 schools across the country.
More information can be found at www.mhopus.org.
Bonnie Anderson has been a staple at Coronado Village Elementary School for years building a love for music among students of all grade levels. Her efforts have always been rewarded by the enthusiasm and dedication her students show. Now she's been recognized for her dedication by the Grammy Foundation as one of the top 10 Music Educators in the country. The Grammy entourage was led by Grammy Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman and Theresa Jenkins. Mr. Goldman presented Bonnie a check for $1,000 and the school with another check for $1,000. Students from all grades squeezed into the cafeteria for the presentation and everyone showed their love and appreciation to Bonnie. Congratulations to Bonnie with many more songs to play.
Recently Crestview Elementary School was chosen as an example of what a Title I school can do academically. In coordination with the Texas Education Agency, Region 10 came out to the Crestview campus to conduct interviews and shoot video of what this Title I school was doing to be recognized by TEA for High Performance and High Progress. All Title I schools that were recognized in this way were invited to apply for the opportunity to be featured as a Title I Focus School. Crestview was chosen to demonstrate how best to Increase Learning Time and how to foster a positive School Climate/Culture. A big thank you to Ms. Toni Garrett and Mr. Mark McGahan who came out for the video shoot. The video will be featured on TEA's website...we'll let you know when it's posted so everyone can see it.