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Local Church And Candlewood Work Together

Beauty can come in a number of different ways and at Candlewood Elementary School it was covering the campus.  Late in July, volunteers from Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and school community members met at the campus to spread their beauty any way they could.  They spent some sweat equity on the grounds in the form of new trees, plants and the hard work it took to dig the wholes, prep the ground and put them where they would look the best.  


After all was said and done, the beauty was not just the new color from the plants and trees, but the beauty also in working together, making new friends, and showing kindness through the gift of giving time.  We appreciate our friends at Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and its adoption of the school. We look forward to a great partnership. 


Dr. Ball Welcoming Back Staff

Dr. Ball has been making tracks lately getting out and trying to visit campuses and getting to know as many staff members as possible.  She knows there are a lot of folks in the district that want to know who she is and what her priorities are for our students and JISD.  Staff at Copperfield appreciated the time she spent there to meet everyone and explain a little bit about how she can serve and support each one of them in their daily work and goals.  There will be more to come!

Take A Tour Of Escondido Elementary

The name Escondido means "hidden" in Spanish, but Judson ISD certainly doesn't want to hide this beautiful new school that's about to open up. Located on Binz Engleman, it is the newest campus in the district and will take enrollment pressure off of Masters Elementary School when it opens the first day of school. Recently the JISD Operations Department, along with Facilities and Planning teamed up with Joeris, the contractor for the project, to conduct a tour of the new school. Principal Mary Kay Tyson and Assistant Principal Kelly Ruiz were also on hand to explain how each of the areas of the campus would be utilized.  Board members, Senior Staff and JISD's new Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Ball were on hand for the grand tour.  Even though furniture and books weren't quite in at the time, you could tell this will be a school for our students, parents, and staff to be proud of.  The Escondido Lions are ready to roll!




Rising 9th Graders Prep For Future

The Department of Special Programs hosted the Judson ISD “Rising 9th Grade” 2018 Summer College Planning Boot Camp at Metzger Middle School. Author, educator, college planning expert and motivational speaker, Mr. Mychal Wynn returned to Judson ISD to provide expert college admission and scholarship guidance over the course of a knowledge-intensive 5-day boot camp for students from Kirby, Judson, JSTEM, Metzger, Woodlake Hills and Kitty Hawk middle schools. 

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This comprehensive bridge program enabled the students with their personal outlook about high school including the most important, academics. These JISD Rising 9th graders left with a vast knowledge of expert college admission and scholarship guidance with an actionable and comprehensive 4-year plan to guide them throughout high school career. Throughout the action-filled 5 day camp the participants learned: 

• Why colleges and coaches are looking for leaders who are making a difference 
• How to build a resume’ that will get you into college and qualify you for thousands of dollars in college scholarships 
• How to develop middle-through-high school leadership pathways that reflect their gifts and talents 
• Why you must begin each school year with a set of academic, leadership, and community service goals 
• Why you must become team captains, club officers and qualify for academic awards 
• Why being an athlete is good, being a “scholar-athlete” is better, and being a “scholar-athlete” who is team captain will get you into the best colleges on a full scholarship 


The JISD “Rising 9th Graders” concluded camp with a formal parent presentation night. They shared their college & career aspirations, high school goals and their 4-year high school academic plans. A special thanks to the coordinator of the camp, JISD Military Family & College Readiness Specialist, Sylvia Greenwood, their guest speakers, Wagner High School Athletic Coordinator, Charles Bruce, Veterans Memorial High School Teacher & Coach, Bryan Johnson, Converse Mayor, Al Suarez, Judson High School graduate and academic scholarship recipient, Jose A. Gonzalez, 2016 JISD Boot camp participants Victoria Mata and Jose M. Gonzalez and JECA High School Senior, Kamali Jack. A huge thanks to volunteers, Ian Fernandes from Karen Wagner High School and Tech Skills on Wheels CEO and Executive Directors, David and Keely Collier that came each day to assist. Congratulations to 2018 Judson ISD “Rising 9th Graders” Summer College Planning Boot Camp participants. The future is yours!

Summer Literacy Camp At Franz

Summer Literacy Camp is a unique program that incorporates science, reading, writing, and fun into one activity.  These kids that are going to be in 3rd and 4th grades are guided through some really fun experiments. They take their observations and turn them around to read and write about their experiences and results.  What a great way to experience the wonders of science and put them down on paper to help them make sense. Meghan Farley is the campus coordinator for the program at Franz.