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
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.