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
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.
Principal Munoz with Region 10 video crew last spring
It's always a good thing to share your successes with others and to be able to learn from other's success. That's what Crestview Elementary School did when the Texas Education Agency chose the school as a 2014-15 Title I Reward School. A video crew from Region 10 came out to visit Crestview last spring to show others what its best practices look like as it applies to increasing learning time. Region 10 is a type of a central location for showcasing best practices in high achievement and closing the achievment gap between student groups. It helps other schools with ideas and unique ways to improve instruction and learning environment. We want to congratulate and commend Crestview and Principal Yvonne Munoz and her staff for their willingness to share.
Ms. Spellmann (right) recently being awarded a JEF Principal Scholarship
Congratulations go to Copperfield Elementary Principal Gerrie Spellmann who has been named the Region 20 Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) President Elect. She is a great instructional leader who professionally engages students, parents and staff. Judson ISD is proud of her and know she will be a great asset to TEPSA as she has been for JISD.