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T-STEM Applications Being Accepted

Judson ISD is currently accepting applications from 8th grade students in Judson ISD to attend T-STEM Academy. The academy is specifically designed to provide students a rigorous course of study focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). 
The students enrolled will be engaged in advanced coursework within a Pre-AP/AP and dual-enrollment concentration, as well as integrated project-based learning. Project Based Learning (PBL) allows students to go through a process of inquiry, research, problem-solving, and challenges based on a driving question while allowing students “voice and choice”.  SEE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE
T-STEM will partner with the University of Texas at Austin in order to provide dual-enrollment courses for students enrolled in the program. If your child is interested in taking part in this unique opportunity, you can obtain an application by CLICKING HERE
Applications can be returned to Deborah Rice via email, or in person at the Educational Resource Center located at 8205 Palisades Dr. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rice at (210)945-5332.

Board Recognitions 2-15-18

Pledge Leader Dillan Tanner is a 5th grade student leader in a number of ways at Olympia Elementary School. She is in the Mayor Fitness Council, Vice President of Olympia’s Student Council, serves on our safety patrol and she is on the A-B honor roll.  Her favorite subject is Math and outside of school she enjoys gymnastics and likes to color.


Our first recognition comes from Converse Elementary School. The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association or TEPSA recognizes effective student councils around the state that are active in not only their school, but also in their community participating in service projects and charitable events.  That’s exactly what the Converse Elementary School Student Council does.  They are learning the impact of making a difference in their school and the community.  They have been selected as a TEPSA Honor Student Council. This is the second year in a row.  Congratulations to the following members: Ashtyn Polchert, Brent Bingheim, Ryleigh Gunter, Hannah Brewer, Logan Jahn, Taeja Cubit, Jasmine Aguilera, Austin Dekens, Alanys Velez-Cruz, Kayla Jahn, Serenity Rodriguez, Emily Hedlund,  Jovie Zamarron, Anika Tinney, Mary Frey, Ty Aiken, and Mattie Crabtree.


Our second recognition comes from the JSTEM Academy.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as you know is a part of the educational curriculum that gets a lot of attention these days because of the kind of high tech jobs out there that students need to be ready for.  So quality instruction in this field is a must.  Recently the Dee Howard Foundation selected one of our teachers as its STEM Education Excellence Award recipient.  It specifically spotlights those teachers that best incorporate aviation and aerospace concepts into STEM instruction and doing so to underserved students in the San Antonio metro area.

Mr. Ohman oversees the JSTEM SmartLab and directs something called Make Time…an afterschool program that emphasizes invention and repurposing.  Many of his students have been very successful in contests sponsored by organizations such as NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and DuPont.


Our final recognition is from the Child Nutrition Department.  From food preparation and serving, to the planning of meals, this department is always busy making sure that our students and staff have delicious tasting meals that are nutritious and expose students to a variety of foods so they can expand their palate as they grow and mature.  The Texas Department of Agriculture recently selected Judson ISD’s Child Nutrition Department for its “Best of the Bunch Award” in the 2017 Local Products Challenge. Less than 10 percent of school districts in the state attain this level of achievement.  This takes leadership and support to make sure that the food quality remains high and local produce is served when at all possible.  That means fresher food for kids and at the same time supporting local producers.  The board would like to recognize Child Nutrition Director Janet Daniel and Assistant Director Beveylon Concha. They are also being presented with the official recognition from Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.


JISD Is College & Career Ready

The Let's Talk College & Career Readiness Fair was a great success. Many thanks to our JISD Military Family & College Readiness Specialist, Sylvia Greenwood and JBSA Randolph Field ISD liaison, Angela Green for putting this event together. Parents and students of all ages came to learn about what it takes to succeed in college, technical school or learn skills to be a viable candidate for the market place. Be on the look out for an in depth story with more photos of this great event in the upcoming February Judson Post. The online newsletter is emailed out to staff and parents every month by the Communications Department from the email address media@judsonisd.org

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Dr. Montoya Announces Retirement

Dr. Carl A. Montoya was hired by the Judson ISD Board of Trustees in March of 2015 and has many accomplishments to his credit while serving as superintendent.  He has spent 44 years in education, 15 as a superintendent, but he has decided to announce his retirement effective the end of the fall 2018 semester.  He came to Judson ISD from the valley area at Brownsville ISD as its superintendent and led Aransas Pass ISD before that in that same capacity.

Below is a joint statement from Dr. Montoya and the School Board about this decision.  

Dr. Carl Montoya has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Judson Independent School District effective at the end of the fall semester in 2018, after completing 44 years in education.  
On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Montoya for the District’s achievements and accomplishments during his tenure as Superintendent. Working with the Board of Trustees and his team of administrators and educators, Dr. Montoya has helped the District pass two major bonds for much-needed construction and improvements in our facilities; open Veterans Memorial High School; and expand the District’s STEM, Dual Credit/AP, and career technology programs.
Dr. Montoya thanks the present and past Boards of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Judson Independent School district. Dr. Montoya would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent, and throughout his years of service in the community and district.  
The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Montoya in his future endeavors. On its part, the Board will begin discussing and planning its search for a new superintendent in order to not disrupt the district’s operations.


Thank You JISD Counselors!

This week is National School Counselors Week. Thank you to all our JISD School Counselors for always going the extra mile to help our students achieve excellence. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication!