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Judson Administrators Attend Texas School Safety Conference

In an ongoing effort to keep all of our schools safe, Judson ISD administrators recently attended the Texas School Safety Conference in Corpus Christi. This years theme was “Partnering Today for a Safer Tomorrow.” The conference featured nationally renowned speakers and informative breakout sessions that offered evidence-based practices, resources and information on the most relevant components of school safety and security. In addition to a robust lineup of quality speakers, the conference schedule provided opportunities for administrators to share information with colleagues across all disciplines involved in keeping our schools safe.

Judson Middle School Assistant Principal, Greg Brauer, was recognized during the conference for his outstanding efforts in the category of Staff/Faculty Development and Training from the School Safety Spotlight Program. Other Judson ISD administrators attending the conference were: Marcus Anthony (Director of Pupil Services), Melissa McDowell-Callaway (Judson High School Assistant Principal), Christine Trevino (Paschall Elementary Assistant Principal), Blas Arce (Wagner High School Assistant Principal) and John Griffin (Woodlake Hills Middle School Assistant Principal, not pictured).

Kirby's NBA Celebration

December Paw and Joshua Rodriguez receive perfect attendance wheels!

Attendance is a big deal! Because it matters! As a part of a program with the JISD Attendance Office, Kirby Middle School held its NBA Celebration...that stands for Never Be Absent.  Students were drafted into the Kirby NBA team during the 1st round draft at the end of the first nine weeks with perfect attendance. With each grading period, those students that had perfect attendance received prizes from local business sponsors. Then finally, the first week of June two students, who achieved perfect attendance for the whole year, were rewarded with a bicycle.  These students also had no tardies for the year either!  Congratulations to December Paw and Joshua Rodriguez for being in class every day the doors were open. 

Judson Auto Collision Program ASE Approved

You may remember that recently the Judson High School Automotive Technology program became accredited by the ASE Education Foundation (Automotive Service Excellence). Well a related CTE program has just been accredited by the same organization. This time it's the Judson High School Automotive Collision Program.  That means Judson is now serving as a national industry-recognized Standard of Excellence in both the Automotive Technology and the Automotive Collision Programs.  The collision component certifies the programs expertise in painting, refinishing, damage analysis/estimating, customer service and nonstructural analysis and repair.

Both the technology and collision repair program accreditations are for 5 years and awarded by the ASE Education Foundation.  

Crestview ES, JECA Named To State Honor Roll

Each year a special list of top schools is generated called the Texas Honor Roll.  It's the result of analysis of student data across the state in reference to getting students to grade level proficiency. Those schools on that honor roll this year are Crestview Elementary School and Judson Early College Academy.  The campuses were identified based on a list of performance factors that included clear and specific learning objectives, evidence-based instructional practices, closing achievement gaps, and college and career readiness.  

The Texas Honor Roll list is presented by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute For Productivity In Education.

Wagner Violinist Wins Gold At State

Congratulations to Wagner freshman Ian Fernandes who competed in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at U.T. Austin recently and came away with GOLD!  This is not something that happens very often, in fact, this is the first Wagner orchestra student in several years to achieve this.  Ian was required first to have earned a Superior Rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble competition in February, which he did, and for the state contest, he had to memorize his entire competition piece for performance. He did all this as a freshman.  His instructor Mrs. Gonzalez hopes that other students will take on the challenge and see far they can go as well.