We know that due to time, mileage or even health reasons sometimes you or other family members may not be able to attend graduation ceremonies. It's a big event, so instead of being bummed about missing it...live stream it. Our awesome Technology Department has again made it possible for graduation ceremonies for Judson Early College Academy, Wagner High School, Judson High School and Judson Learning Academy to be seen on the world wide web live as students walk across the stage. Below are the links you can click to see each ceremoney. If you've got a computer or a smart phone with a connection to the internet anywhere in the world you should be good. Enjoy!
JECA: May 24, 2016 at 6:30 CLICK HERE
Wagner HIgh School: May 31, 2016 at 7 pm CLICK HERE
Judson High School: June 1, 2016 at 7 pm CLICK HERE
Judson Learning Academy: June 2, 2016 at 7 pm CLICK HERE
Pledge leader Katelyn Duran is an exceptional 5th grade student at Coronado Village Elementary School. She has been on the A Honor Roll her entire school career, and is very involved. She is a member of the Marimba Performance Team, the award winning Robotics team, a member of the Ukelele performance team, a Dual Language student…since kindergarten and involved in Drama club, Art Starz, and gymnastics. Katie was just notified that she was chosen for the J-Stem program next year. She has future aspirations of becoming a veterinarian.
Dental Assistance License
Receiving Certified Nurse’s Aide License
Criminal Justice Students
Students in the Criminal Justice Pathway at Judson High School competed at the state level and are a part of the Texas Public Service Association.
• Placing 2nd place in Brain Bowl was the team of Kerrianne Tuckwood, Marissa Schultz, Joanna Martinez, and Courtney Pride
• Place 3rd in Police Report Writing was Courtney Pride
Our second recognition comes from the Judson High School Track Team. This athlete recently competed in the Texas Relays in the grueling boys 6-A Steeple Chase event…which is an open event…one of the largest track meet in the country for high school and college athletes. …and he won the race. If you don’t know what the Steeple Chase event is…it’s a combination of running a long distance and running through and jumping over different obstacles like hurdles and water and such. The only reason he didn’t go to the State UIL Track meet is because it doesn’t have a Steeple Chase event. Congratulations to Raymond Gonzales. He has accepted an athletic scholarship to run for Texas A&M University next year.
Our next recognition comes from Judson Middle School. This 8th grader recently competed in the Texas History Day with students from all over the state. Her entry, "Protected Beliefs, Illegal Actions: Polygamy vs. Law," (on display in foyer) won The Locke Lord LLP Legal History Award. It’s awarded to an outstanding exhibit that best reflects original research of legal history. Her exhibit transcended the Junior and Senior divisions of content...it was that good. Congratulations to Molly Tilton. The judges described her exhibit as one of the best entries they'd seen all day. Molly picked up $100 along with her contest medal.
Our next recognition comes from the Judson High School Football team. I know the season has been over for a while, but this guy has been running track for the last few months and he hasn’t been able to be here. He was a defensive back for the Rocket football team and has been a big part of the track team as well. This student has been giving receivers such fits that he was selected to the Texas All-State Defensive team. Congratulations to Dominque Ramsey. Dominque will attend and play football at Texas A&M University Commerce next year.
Our next recognition comes from the District Energy Management Department and Facilities Planning Department. Through a well planned and executed strategy, the district has been able to save a significant amount of energy off the power grid. CPS Energy’s Joe Jones presented a nice rebate check totaling $380,349.95 to Energy Manager David Oehler and Facilities Planning Director Victor Valdez.
Our next recognition is from the district purchasing department. The Judson ISD Purchasing Department has a reputation of responsibly handling taxpayer money…just ask the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO). 29 school districts were in the "recognized" category for how they make purchases as a district, but Judson ISD was one of two districts named as recipients of the "Elite" level for the integrity that is shown in purchasing practices and procedures. JISD won for the large district category. The JISD Purchasing team is led by Director Mike Ashmore. Working with him are:
Teresa Linnartz, Secretary
Debi Baerman, Purchasing Specialist
Hilary Moore, Purchasing Specialist
Sarah stiller, District Driver
Sarah Higginson, District Driver
Hewitt Ballard, Warehouse Supervisor
Stanley Houston, Warehouseman
Dylan Strunk, Warehouseman
Our next recognition comes from the district’s Counseling Department. It’s no secret that our counseling department is one of the most honored in the state for its work with students. Recently that has now resulted in two members of the JISD Guidance and Counseling Department to be elected as officers in the Texas School Counselor Association. Congratulations to Copperfield Elementary counselor Lindsey Semper elected TSCA Human Rights Chair and JISD Director of Guidance and Counseling Ernest Cox as President Elect of the TSCA. By the way, in January Mr. Cox was picked by the Texas Counseling Association as “Outstanding Counselor of the Year.
Our next recognition comes from Coronado Village Elementary School. If you haven’t heard, JISD has some of the best music teachers in the state. So much so that one music teacher has caught the attention of the Grammy Foundation. After some 4,500 initial nominations from across the U.S. for Grammy’s Music Educator of the Year Award, the list of 25 semi-finalists was selected and then the top 10. She was selected as one of the top ten music teachers in the country by the Grammy Foundation. Along with the award, Bonnie received a check for $1,000 and the school also received $1,000. Congratulations to Bonnie Anderson.
Chief Debra Nicholas and Rosie Lorr from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office gave thanks to Judson ISD for allowing them use of the D.W. Rutledge athletic facility for a successful job recruiting fair back in April.
Dr. Montoya gave many thanks to those that worked hard on the successful passage of the 2016 Bond and handed out appreciation awards to the following people/departments:
Lowell Tackard, Shannon Brown, Gayland Bockhahn, Monica Harris, Robert Doyal, Roland Hinojosa, Randy Panell, JISD Communications and Operations Departments.
Congratulations to the 2016 graduates of the JLEAP program. JLEAP stands for Judson Leaders in Education Administration Program. This is a leadership program that Judson ISD launched several years ago that helps prepare prospective administrators for the challenges that come when they get their opportunities for a principal position or being a director in some capacity.
Congratulations JLEAP Graduates:
5th Grade 1st Place Winner - Jermiah Pressley, 6th Grade 1st Place Winner - Bryce Taylor,
4th Grade 1st Place Winner - Katharine Kosby
Recently, Judson ISD held its first inaugural 24 Game Math Competition. Fifty-three students from our elementary and middle school campuses were invited to compete in the tournament held at Judson High School. These students competed at campus competitions and were chosen as the top student at their school. The overall winners of the competition were: 4th Grade 1st Place Winner - Katharine Kosby from Masters ES; 5th Grade 1st Place Winner - Jermiah Pressley from Hopkins ES and 6th Grade 1st Place Winner - Bryce Taylor from JSTEM Academy. All the students did great job and look forward to the second annual competition next school year.
1st place – Katharine Kosby, Masters Elementary
2nd place – Derek Hutchison, Millers Point Elementary
3rd place – Kayli Stidham, Copperfield Elementary
4th place – Dylan Valadez, Salinas Elementary
1st place – Jermiah Pressley, Hopkins Elementary
2nd place – Jordan Murray, Salinas Elementary
3rd place – Francisco Alvarez, Hartman Elementary
4th place – Angelina Lafuente, Spring Meadows Elementary
1st place – Bryce Taylor, JSTEM
2nd place – Jahire Campos, Metzger Middle School
3rd place – Cash Mosmeyer, JSTEM
4th place – Kaitlyn Emler, Kitty Hawk Middle School
Winners pictured with Math Specialists Maggie Mary & Veronica Padilla-Ferrer
Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students from across the district studied 16 pieces of music from different genres & time periods to prepare for Judson’s Annual Music Memory Contest held at the Performing Arts Center. The students have to be able to recognize the pieces played in random order and in addition, they must be able to recall the title of the selection, the Major work (if it has one) and the composer.
Each student records their answers on individual test papers and earn points toward their grade level for their school. The scores from each grade level are then compiled to make a composite score for the schools. The competition was tough this year! The students really studied their music, and knew the pieces very well. Crestview Elementary won first place, Coronado Village ES came in second and third place went to Salinas Elementary.