Entries Tagged as 'District Events'

NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson is back!

Are you ready? Time to lace up your shoes and head to the gridiron! June 7 & 8, Eric Dickerson and friends will be hosting the “5th Annual Judson Education Foundation Youth Football Camp”!  This 2-day camp is a great way for kids to learn the basic fundamental skills of offense and defense on the field.  NFL players and coaches will motivate the kids to value the importance of discipline and character.  

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JISD, Bartlett Cocke Will Build New High School

Dr. Willis Mackey, Superintendent of Judson ISD and Harry Moeller, President of Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, signed the construction contract for Judson ISD’s third comprehensive high school.  This school, yet to be named, is the first such high school to be opened since Wagner High School opened in 2005.  With the Judson Early College Academy and the Judson Learning Academy, this brings the count to five high schools in Judson ISD. 

The new high school campus will be located near the intersection of Nacogdoches Road and Evans Road in the far north end of the district footprint. Preliminary work is currently underway on the property to prepare for the construction which should begin this summer.  The scheduled opening for the new high school is August 2016. 

Dr. Mackey Retiring As Superintendent

After 30 years in education...17 as a superintendent, Dr. Willis Mackey will be stepping down from his position as Judson ISD Superintendent. He informed the School Board April 14 that he will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Dr. Mackey has been JISD Superintendent since December 2007.  His leadership has provided a beneficial element of consistency and forward thinking. Under his superintendence, the school district has seen its first bond passage by voters since 2006 resulting in the current construction of Copperfield Elementary and a new high school.  Judson Early College Academy also opened in 2009, JSTEM (STEM Academy) is set to open at Judson Middle School next school year and the district has developed a better financial posture.  The district's fund balance has topped $40 million and the district has realized significant savings through the refinancing of older bonds to the tune of $11 million.  Academically through curriculum decisions and instructional systems, Judson ISD was one of only three public school districts in the San Antonio metro area in which all campuses, elementary, middle school and high school met state academic standards.  All campuses also met federal academic standards. Dr. Mackey hopes to spend more time on his ranch that he maintains and works himself. 

Kitty Hawk Student Back From State Science Fair

8th grade Kitty Hawk student Madison Lagrimanta competed in the district and regional engineering and science fairs and both times came away with 1st place in her category.  That earned her the right to attend the Exxon-Mobil Texas Engineering and Science Fair.  This was a great experience for her... learning a lot about the competition at this level.  She represented Judson ISD very well...congratulations to her and her teacher Mrs. Hooper at Kitty Hawk. 

Big Day At Rutledge For Special Olympians

The winds were kicking up at Rutledge Stadium, but that didn't dash the enthusiasm that these special athletes have for competition.  The Special Olympics Track and Field event hosted around 250 special athletes and the performances were inspiring to everyone there.  A big thanks for everyone who came out and support them and showed they cared. 

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