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Board Recognitions 11-19-15

These are the individuals who were part of the 11-19-15 Board Recognitions:

Elizabeth Diaz…is a 5th grader from Ms. Stowell’s class at Spring Meadows Elementary. Elizabeth has been involved in patrols, choir, and art. Elizabeth loves reading, animals and helping people. 

Isaac Marrero from Ms. Lewis’ class at Spring Meadows Elementary.  He is quite a leader, always looking out for his classmates and ways that he can be helpful. Isaac enjoys sports – especially basketball, and is involved in the afterschool basketball club. 

The student representatives attending this meeting:

1.    Our first board recognition comes from Coronado Village Elementary.  After the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation received some 4,500 initial nominations from across the U.S. for their Music Educator Award, the list of 25 semi-finalists has been selected and Coronado Village Elementary School Music Teacher Bonnie Anderson is on that list.    

The ten finalists will be announced in December and will all receive a $1,000 honorarium complete with matching grants for the schools.  The big winner will attend the Grammy Awards ceremony and receive a $10,000 prize. 
Congratulations to Ms. Anderson for getting this far and good luck the rest of the way through the selection process.

2.    Our next recognition comes from the JISD Energy Management Department.  Mr. David Oehler and The Energy Management department are being presented with rebate checks from Mr. Joe Jones from CPS Energy. 
This first check consists of a combined total of funds back to the district for six energy saving solutions the district completed.

Total check: $160,513.00 
Copperfield Indoor Lighting
Copperfield Outdoor Lighting
Copperfield Chillers
Park Village Chiller
PAC band practice Lighting
Kitty Hawk Locker Room Lighting 

The second check is for their participation in the CPS Energy’s Demand Response Program. The Demand Response Program is when the utility Grid is at a peak usage and CPS requests their customers to reduce usage where they can. 

This year the district saw a 45% cut from last year’s use. So CPS is presenting a total Demand Response check amount of $203,397.00. 

3.    Our next recognition comes from Crestview Elementary School.  Reward Schools are identified from accountability test results in two categories…High Performance and High Progress.  Crestview Elementary received both distinctions for their 2014-2015 academic achievement. Crestview Principal Yvonne Munoz is here to represent her staff and students and to receive a recognition of achievement …Congratulations!

4.    Our next recognition comes from the Transportation Department. Mr. Blas Rodriguez, Jr has been recognized by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation and awarded the designation of certified Pupil Transportation Trainer. (Mr. Davenport – Director of Transportation – is going to present a framed certificate).  Mr. Rodriguez had to complete a specific number of classes presented by TAPT and complete the “Train the Trainer” program. Mr. Rodriguez is the first individual in the Judson ISD Transportation Department to be awarded this certification.    Congratulations.

5. United Way Champions



6.    This recognition is not really a recognition, but is a show and tell item.  We have Judson High School student Jerry Villarreal who is a veteran marching band member to show you what a member of the future Patriot Band program might look like.  Although this is connected with an agenda item further down the list, we wanted to be considerate of the student’s time tonight and show it to you now.  This is the prototype uniform created by Fred J. Miller, Inc….the same company that designed band uniforms for Judson and Wagner.  The design was a product of the combined efforts of Mr. Keith Witt and Christina Clark and is based on the color palette chosen by the school board.  This is being submitted for board approval so the uniforms can be ready for the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. 


JISD Job Fair: Opportunity Awaits

If you're looking to make a difference in the lives of JISD students, then your chance is coming up soon.  The Judson ISD Human Resources Department is hosting a job fair Saturday, December 5th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Wagner High School for a wide range of positions.  Positions that are to be filled include Child Nutrition workers, paraprofessionals, clerical, maintenance, after school child care, bus drivers, bus monitors, custodians and even teachers.

These are real opportunities for which you may be asked to interview on the spot, so bring a resume if you have one and be ready to tell our HR staff what you can bring to the table and they can tell you all about the job. If you have questions, just call Judson ISD Human Resources at 945-5101.

Volunteer for JISD Bond Committee

Community residents we are asking for your assistance. On December 1, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30pm in the ERC, Judson Independent School District will establish a Bond Advisory Committee to identify and prioritize bond funding for projects that will advance the vision identified by the district. This committee will determine the scope of a needs assessment and funding priorities to be recommended to the Judson ISD Board of Trustees. This process will begin the planning for a future bond election where Judson ISD voters will get to decide whether the district should borrow money to fund specified district infrastructures, facilities, or other capital improvement projects or programs.  If you would like to volunteer please call 210-945-5207 or e-mail at dmcdougald@judsonisd.org

An Invitation: Thanksgiving Feast, Showcase

This is the 7th year for JISD Thanksgiving Community Feast and District Showcase.  Each year has been a warm helping of community spirit, music, fun and even help for everyone attending.  This year we'll have all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, plus for those who don't necessarily get into the turkey dinner and dressing part, they'll be chicken for you to chow down on.  Along with the food, there will be live music by many of our own students to give the event its trademark holiday feel.  We also want everyone to know Judson ISD better so many of our departments will be manning tables and displays for anyone needing answers to questions or just want to talk.  So consider this your invitation...if you live in the JISD come on out and enjoy good food and entertainment and get a good look at what Judson ISD is all about.  There's no charge and it'll get everyone into the holiday spirit.

JISD Robotics Make Splash With Navy

You may have heard about the robotics programs that have become popular at a number of different JISD campuses.  Well they are taking a wet turn with the Office of Naval Research. The ONR is lending a helping hand to launch a new brand of robotics that is facinating and has lots of applications. Instructors from six JISD secondary schools were on hand to get schooled by the Navy.