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Judson HS Auto Body Gets Grant

Collision Repair students working on class project

Students in the Judson High School Auto Body and Refinishing program now have another reason to be at the top of a potential employers list to hire.  The program applied for and won a grant from I-CAR (Inter Industry Conference of Auto Collision Repair).  The grant covered the curriculum certification fee which is not cheap and now students have the opportunity to graduate and earn an I-CAR Platinum certification which is another way of saying they are well trained. 

The I-CAR program focuses 30% of student's time in the classroom and 70% in the shop using what they learn.  Industry experts know that this curriculum stays ahead of the changes that seem to happen all the time.  More than 6,000 collision repair businesses across the country hire I-CARE Platinum professionals. 

Honored JISD Employee Returns To Inspire

If you've been around Judson ISD for any length of time you likely recognize the name of Ed Franz.  He was the principal of Candlewood Elementary School when it open in 1989.  He made a return visit to talk to staff and inspire them for a new year.  

Mr. Franz was a successful principal for a number of years and is of course the namesake of Ed Franz Elementary in Live Oak. He looks like he could step right back into a principal's office again!!  We appreciate his time and his inspiration.


Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Gives Back

The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program really blew away the state contest with the team it sent and for the second time in a row Mr. Julian Acevedo took the Opening and Closing team to the national conference in Louisville Kentucky.  While they were there, team members participated in a community improvement project to build bench tables that will be donated to the Louisville-area nonprofit organizations, public schools and community parks.  A big thanks to Lowes for donating the supplies and tools while the students put in the sweat equity. Thanks to Mr. Acevedo for involving these kids in doing something for others. 

We'll update you on the competition as the news comes in!

Metzger Band Makes Run At TMEA Competition


The Texas Music Educators Association's State Honor Competition has been going on and within the last several weeks the Metzger Middle School Band has been showing how good they are.  The band recently competed at the TMEA Area contest at Medina Valley High School. That put them up against some of the best middle school bands in south Texas.  We want to congratulate them on representing JISD so well.  They placed third and just missed out on advancing to state. But this is as far as any middle school in the district has gone in this contest in 31 years. The last time was Kitty Hawk Middle School in 1986 that placed 4th in state.  A big thanks to all the hard work the kids put in and of course band directors John Robertson and Bryant Aynes for guiding the ship this far.

Check out the new Metzger Band logo...an extension of the band's pride coming from their hard work. The district results below...region results below that. That is awesome everyone!



Dr. LeBleu Surprised…Celebrated By Olympia

Olympia students and staff had one final, huge surprise for Principal Dr. LeBleu. Unknowingly, she was called outside to the back of the school by her staff, who were holding a huge banner that read, "Olympia appreciates you, Dr. LeBleu!" Already gleaming, she was told to break through the sign. As she did, she found the entire school sitting on the black top, waiting for her. Amidst singing, dancing, hugs and happy tears, the entire school gave Dr. LeBleu a sweet and fond farewell and wishes for a happy retirement.