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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. 

Inspirational Message For Wagner Freshmen

Before school ended, Wagner High School hosted a unique event just for incoming 9th-grade students. The presentation featured special guest speaker Aric Bostick, a former Judson High School teacher, who brought an inspirational message that focused on how to be an effective leader wherever you are.  He also touched on setting academic goals and how to take steps toward their college or career future.  With that premise in mind, he told the group of some 600 students " You can't choose the hand you're dealt, but you can choose how you play it."  

 

This dynamic presentation was put together with the cooperation of the Special Programs Department Executive Director Debbie Grady, JISD Military and College Readiness Specialist Sylvia Greenwood, Wagner High School Principal Mary Duhart-Toppen, and the Wagner HIgh School counselors and 9th-grade teachers.

 

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.  

Kitty Hawk Art Students Practice Plein Air Work

The Art III students at Kitty Hawk recently had the chance to tour the McNay Museum. The viewing emphasized landscapes in the museum's collection.  It was a great experience for them because afterwards, they all found a pleasing spot to work on their own plein air creation.  Plein air is the act of creating a work such as a landscape drawing or painting by leaving the indoor studio behind and working in that natural environment.  It may have been a bit warm, but they all found a little shade.