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.
The Alamo Bowl has really grown in its status as one of the prime time bowls in college football and some of our military connected students and families had the opportunity to see this big time bowl game. These students from Rolling Meadows, Copperfield and Masters Elementary Schools were in the stands cheering on these teams watching some great athletic performances. Attending this event was made possible by a new partnership between JISD and the Valero Alamo Bowl. It gave those individuals in the military service a chance to spend some family time with each other and with other families in the armed services.
The Oklahoma State University Cowboys defeated the Colorado University Buffaloes by a score of 38-8.
The Judson ISD Board of Trustees has called a special board meeting for January 11, 2017 in the ERC Board Room. Below is the agenda for this special meeting.
Agenda of Special Meeting
The Board of Trustees
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held January 11, 2017, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.
Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
A. Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum
2. CONSERATION OF CONSENT ITEM
A. Consider and Take Possible Action to Accept Resignation of Board Member Steve Salyer
3. CLOSED SESSION
A. Pursuant To Tex. Govt Code 551.071, Attorney Consultation Regarding Legal Issues Related to Resignation of Board Member and Related to Possible Filling of Board Vacancy by Appointment or Special Election
B. Pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.074, Consider and Discuss Possible Appointment of Board Member to Fill Vacancy
4. CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
A. Consider and Take Possible Action to Fill Board Vacancy by Appointment or by Calling a Special Election
The Texas Education Agency is in the process of putting in place a new accountablity system for schools and school districts. This system will begin to ramp up January 6, 2017 with the release of an A-F grade. Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya has a perspective on this new system and some thoughts to offer regarding how it is proposed to work.
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Students at Kirby MS participating in Hour of Code
In recognition of National Computer Science Week recently JISD students participated in what is called the Hour of Code. This is a time where students are encouraged to learn the basics of computer coding, by demystifying it and showing how anyone can learn the fundamentals and build on that. This event involving JISD elementary and middle school students was one of 163,551 Hour of Code events hosted around the world.
This won't be a one-time brush with technology with most kids. Students will be able to continue to engage in coding projects throughout the year in their Technology Applications classes. They are learning the technology of today to lead the future tomorrow!
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