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Entries Tagged as 'Achievements'

Rocket Band A TMEA Honor Band Finalist

The Judson High School Honor Band has advanced to the state level in 6A Honor Band Contest. This quality group of musicians submitted a recording to the Texas Music Educators Association 6A Honor Band Contest last spring. TMEA judges have been sifting through the high school band submissions all summer from campuses all over the state and through several elimination rounds have selected the 16 finalists.  Comments from the judges in the regional round came back with unanimous first-place votes...that allowed them to make it to the area competition.  At the area level, Judson's submission was one of two to come out of the pack to go on to the state level. This is the first time in school history for Judson's band to advance to this level.  They are one of 16 top bands in the entire state of Texas.  Congratulations to these students and Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Judson High School band members Madison Emler, Tejas Fruean, and Pedro Lopez display the TMEA certificate that proves their selection as a State Honor Band finalist.

This Rocket Is State Track Athlete Of The Year

If you follow sports at all, you probably have heard the name Tre'Bien Gilbert. He was recently selected as the Gatorade Texas Boys Track and Field Player of the Year.  Last year as a senior he was tearing up the Texas Track and Field scene especially in the hurdles. As a 5'11" senior he won the 110-meter hurdles at the Class 6A state meet that ranked as the nation's top performance among prep competitors in 2018.  He also won the 300-intermediate hurdles resulting in the 3rd best national time in his classification.  At the state meet, he anchored the 4X400 relay quartet that brought the Rockets to a second place team finish.  

With all that said, the honor is not just given to fantastic athletes, but also those who exhibit high standards of academic achievement and high character standards on and off the track.  He is also a talented musician who uses his ability in his church ministry.  He signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Arkansas on a track and field scholarship. To see more on Tre'Bien and why he was chosen for this honor CLICK HERE.

Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Wins 3rd National Title

Dara Billeck, Mya Brune, Yanderli Garcia, Jalayna Zahnley, Elliana Guardado, Victoria Mata, and Shelby Luker.

It's no secret that the Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program is effective and gives students a lot of opportunities. The quality continues to be displayed each year as students participate and move up the levels in state competition.  The Kitty Hawk Opening and Closing Teams were definitely flying high this year going to the third consecutive national competition in Louisville, Kentucky and for the third year in a row this team won the SkillsUSA Championships in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 

Opening and Closing Ceremonies is a teamwork contest of oral presentation that effectively shows their understanding of the symbolic representation of the organization's emblem according to the script and description in the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of students, instructors, and industry that ensures that America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. 

Instructor Julian Acevedo with the team

Yanderli Garcia, this year's president passing the gavel to Elliana Guardado, incoming president.

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.