Pledge Leader: Jordan Castilleja is a 5th grader from Rolling Meadows Elementary. She is an honor roll student and has worked with Wolf TV, the Rolling Meadows morning announcement show. She is very entertaining, energetic, and a hard worker. She is always willing to help out another student who doesn’t understand or just needs a little extra help. She enjoys learning and perseveres through struggles by asking questions.
Our first recognition comes from our Post Secondary Education and Career Readiness Department. It's always helpful to get the best ideas for teaching students from a variety of sources that are reliable and bring results. That’s why Pitsco Education went out looking for the best and brightest instructors across the country for their Teacher Advisory Group. The mission with this group is to form more effective curriculum that can be used in the area of STEM education. JISD's K-12 STEM Specialist Deborah Rice was one of four Texas teachers and among only 22 teachers picked nationwide for this expert panel.
Our final recognition comes from Judson High School. Members of Judson’s Chapter of Business Professionals of America participated in their regional leadership conference back in January and represented Judson with pride and distinction. The following teams and Individuals will move on to the BPA state leadership conference in Dallas:
Makayla Turner (Presentation Management Team Member - serves as Treasurer)
Anabelle Perez (Advanced Word Processing)
Sarai Hodges (Presentation Management Team Member - serves as Vice President)
Dwayne Shorter (Business Teacher/BPA Sponsor)
Judson Human Resources will be conducting a major job fair that will look to fill a variety of positions. It is set for Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Judson High School. Full and part time employees are needed. Interviews will be held on the spot, so bring your resume and references. Please see the flyer below for more information.
The Student Heath Advisory Council, otherwise known as SHAC has organized a food drive that will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. This drive will run through February 28th and they've made it really easy to donate. There are Red Donation Barrels at campuses across the district so it's easier for anyone to donate what they can. The theme to this year's drive is "Have A Heart, Do Your Part," and it's the hope of the SHAC that students, parents and staff will help out with what they can give. Just look for the Red Donation Barrel at a campus near you.
The 2017 Judson Education Foundation Gala completed another successful fundraising push that provided fun, great food and a wonderful new venue. This year it was hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn...the brand new hotel in Live Oak on Pat Booker Road. The facility's ballroom was a great setting and those who came enjoyed student performances, a live auction, the traditional heads or tails game and of course the induction of the new JISD Hall of Honor members.
Judson High School students recently competed in the Skills USA district competition and did a fantastic job. Mamie-Jo Hill won best of show for her transmission overhaul and received a gold medal for pin design. Mark Martinez, Demitri Gutierrez and Joshua Higginson took home gold medals for their chapter display. Bronze medals were awarded to Kevin Flores, Brendon Klotz and Jacob Edwards for their career promotional bulletin. Great job everyone.