Many of the JISD family...especially those at the Rolling Meadows Elementary School campus remember Librarian Dawn Mulder. She was a warm and dynamic librarian that showed her love for reading to students over and over again. That giving continued over the holidays. We wanted to share some pictures that the Communications Department just got that showed a special display of giving beyond this life from the Mulder family. Dawn's husband Danny along with two of their daughters visited Rolling Meadows before the holidays and gave books to each student to take home.
Dawn Mulder passed away suddenly in September...she is greatly missed.
L-R Jesus Hernandez III, Principal; Dr. Carl Montoya, JISD Superintendent; Scott Rogers; Richard and Patty Rogers; David Short, Choir Director (Courtesty Claudia Quiroz, JHS Publications)
The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) awards its Bill Cormack Scholarship to one student in the state each year and it went to a Judson High School student. Scott Rogers, who is in the Judson Choir and is a talented pianist, received the scholarship worth $15,000 to study Music Education in Texas. Executive Director Robert Floyd personally called Judson Principal Jesse Hernandez to let him know about the award and how qualified Scott was to win it. He is a three year All-State Choir member and sings professionally with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and plays piano and percussion in the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio.
Scott plans on a double-major in Music Education and Piano Performance. They've kept this award in the family since the only other JISD student to win this scholarship was Scott's brother Ryan Rogers who graduated from Judson High School in 2013.
Crestview Elementary School has been nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School. Just the nomination for the award is an honor in itself and one that few schools achieve. This year only 26 public schools in Texas were nominated…Crestview was one of only two in the San Antonio area.
KSAT-TV came out to do a story with Principal Yvonne Munoz, Teacher Robin Ratliff and 5th grade students Mara Rodriguez and Lilly Mauldin about the nomination and the reason for its success.
Crestview has built a reputation through the years as a school that produces excellence in academic and personal achievement among its students and staff. This past year, STAAR assessment tests saw the school receive all possible distinctions from the Texas Education Agency.
WATCH THE KSAT-TV STORY ON CRESTVIEW
The State of Texas received 32 grant applications recently for what is called an Industry Cluster Innovative Academy Grant. 19 applications were selected and Judson High School, An Early College High School was one of the winners! The grant is for $397,037 and will be for the Sciences and Healthcare industry cluster over the course of two years. It will give students a chance to earn course credit and participate in internships, apprenticeships, mentorships and career counseling as they attend Judson.
The career pathways to which this grant can be applied are Nursing Assistant, Dental Assistant and Radiological Technician. Those business and community partners working with the school are Methodist Healthcare, University Health System, SASTEMIC, ESC-20, City of San Antonio and Congressman Dr. Henry Cuellar.
Coronado Village Elementary School hosted its own unique holiday event. A Marimba Extravaganza. Bonnie Anderson whose student performances are in demand all over the city and beyond, orchestrated a special concert and fundraising event. Students from PreK through 5th grade displayed their musical talents in front of a packed gym of parents, Judson ISD Board Members and Universal City leaders.
Along with the great concert, there were more than $3,000 worth of silent auction items donated by local business to help support the school and the music program there. What a great event that was well attended.