The 2016 Judson ISD Bike Rodeo was a huge success at Rutledge Stadium. Wow...we have some awesome riders out there! This event is such a good tool to encourage kids to get out there and be physical and get that heart pumping, but it also is a great way to teach safety. We appreciate everyone who participated...especially those who helped get those riders where they needed to be and to calm a few butterflys that were floating around some tummys before they hopped on their bike. A big thank you to Candy Tanner who organized this event. Below are the winners.
2016 JISD Elementary District Bike Rodeo Results
1st Place Ethan Rillera Franz 88 points
2nd Place Collin Korb Olympia 88 points
3rd Place Laura Peck Crestview 87 points
4th Place Chase Stevens Coronado Village 86 points
5th Place Jaqueline Hastings Masters 86 points
6th Place Joseph Hernandez Hopkins 81 points
1st Place Hailey Reno Rolling Meadows 100 points
2nd Place Jordan Cordova Olympia 95 points
3rd Place Ayden Tovar Paschall 95 points
4th Place Ana Gray Franz 88 points
5th Place Lovell Morales Elolf 88 points
6th Place Ariana Navarro Hopkins 86 points
1st Place Izabelle Manuel Woodlake 100 points
2nd Place Rudy Hernandez Paschall 100 points
3rd Place Dylan Bacek Franz 100 points
4th Place Mario Hernandez Copperfield 98 points
5th Place Autumn MacPherson Salinas 90 points
6th Place Jonny Campos Coronado 90 points
1st Place Jordan Caldwell Woodlake 100 points
2nd Place Robert Warneke Crestview 100 points
3rd Place Joey Ramirez Copperfield 98 points
4th Place Janet Blancas Paschall 98 points
5th Place Amya Polen Elolf 90 points
6th Place Celia Avalos Masters 86 points
1st Place Julius Cervantes Copperfield 100 points
2nd Place Aviyahn Bland-Reece Woodlake 100 points
3rd Place Soraya Hosseini Olympia 98 points
4th Place Rosie Dominquez Elolf 96 points
5th Place Sebastian Bernal Salinas 95 points
6th Place Josey Swanson Converse 92 points
The Iva Dean Cook Educator of the Year award is given to one who demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career education and transition of students with disabilities. Teresa Pena of JISD's Judson Care Academy was selected for her work with her students. The DCDT (Division of Career Development and Transition) is part of the Council For Exceptional Children and acknowledges individuals and groups that provide exceptional educational opportunities to students through practice and research.
You may remember that last year Ms. Pena was selected as the JISD Teacher of the Year and the ExCEL Teacher of the Year for Judson ISD. There's not doubt she is a great educator. Congratulations Ms. Pena!!
Ms.Pena getting recognized by KENS 5 during 2016 ExCEL Awards
Doing things that help keep your body healthy have so many other positive effects...it helps the way you feel, think and how well you perform at school or work. A number of Olympia Elementary School students have been chosen as ambassadors for the Mayor's Fitness Council. They are Emaya Stahley-Langston, Avery Harwood, Madison Cooper, Jensen Heisler, and Victor Ortiz. This is the third year for Olympia to have students on this council. Congratulations to them. In addition, Olympia has been named a Health Legacy Campus by the council and will be active in promoting fitness throughout the year at various events.
They are under the direction of Stephanie Mihleder and Ms. Jessika Langston.
Some of the students recently working at Food Bank garden
Monica Nichols with scholarship winner in 2013
The Career and Technology Education in Judson ISD is such a strong program and it seems like it gets recognition at so many different levels. CareerSafe, an authorized online OSHA safety training provider recently spotlighted Judson High School Health Sciences/Dental Technician Teacher Monica Nichols in its August newsletter of "Classroom Highlight." The organization is always recognizing teachers around the nation that are going the extra mile to educate youth in workplace safety. We congratulate her for this profile of the great work she's doing preparing our students for excellence and safety in the workplace. If you'd like to read the feature...CLICK HERE.
After running for a touchdown and throwing for another in the big game against Austin Lake Travis, Judson High School quarterback Julon Williams was selected as the ESPN High School Football Player of the Week. Julon has been a starter since his freshman year playing his role as quarterback and helping his team to the last two State Semi-Final games. He has picked up where he left off last year. In the game against the Cavaliers, Julon ran 16 yards for a TD and threw for a 36-yard TD pass to Sincere McCormick with roughly a minute and a half to go in the game. The Judson defense sealed the deal after that stopping Lake Travis near the 50 on downs. Congratulations to Julon for this recognition.