The Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy is an organization that empowers teachers to work together to make the instruction of the sciences better and more engaging. They pick a teacher each year that best represents that mission. This year 5th grade Converse Elementary School teacher Julianna Berry was selected as the Voelcker Biosciences Teacher of the Year. We offer our congratulations and hold her up as an example of the quality instruction that continues to go on within Judson ISD.
Catching the eyes of judges in theater competitions is a pretty tough task considering all the great talent across the state in UIL events, but these students from Judson High School sure did. This group has received both state and national bids leading up to the state meeting coming up in March. The trophies above are all the hardware this team has won through this school year leading up to the upcoming state competition. Congratulations and good luck in March.
This year's JISD Elementary Science Fair was a huge success with more than 200 projects entered. The event was hosted at Judson High School and was truly a display of the talent and exploratory nature that we have among so many of our young students.
The bigger winners were:
Sabrina Lux-Hall from Masters ES- Grand Champion Winner
Isaac Spenrath from Copperfield ES- Grand Champion Runner-Up
Here is a listing of some of the grade level winners...Congratulations to Everyone!
Deborah Rice getting ITEEA Award for Program Excellence in 2016
It's always helpful to get the best ideas for teaching students from a variety of sources that are reliable and have gotten results. Pitsco Education has been looking for the best and brightest instructors for their Teacher Advisory Group to help them with their curriculum needs so they can more effectively reach students. They conducted their search nationwide and JISD's K-12 STEM Specialist Deborah Rice was one of four Texas teachers to give their input and expertise. Only 22 teachers were picked to do this and we congratulate Ms. Rice in representing Judson ISD and giving our students a voice in what works best for them.
Each year the Human Resouces department hosts The Distinguished Educator Awards. It's a recognition for some of the top teachers in the district from each campus. From that pool of great educators, there is a Distinguished Educator of the Year chosen. This year it was Wagner High School Math Teacher Paul Fenoglio. We congratulate him and the great work and extra time and effort he gives to the students of Wagner each day.
Be looking for the full story and all the Distinguished Educators of Judson ISD in the upcoming edition of the Judson Post. We'll also post it here after the Judson Post goes out.
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