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JISD Yam Drive: Yammin' It Up For Jimenez Dinner

Each year the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner feeds tens of thousands of citizens who might not otherwise have a place to go for a Thanksgiving meal.  Part of that meal depends on canned yams to make it that traditional meal that so many folks love. JISD each year launches a Yam Drive among all the campuses with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies being awarded.  It's a way of getting kids involved in giving to others and a great community opportunity at each campus.  The JISD Police Department heads up this drive each year and will be awarding the trophies after the November 15th deadline. 

JISD National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

When one is selected as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, there is a lot of hard work that represents.  Sure there is some talent and aptitude involved, but you've got to "work it."  Developing the abilities that you possess is important. That's what Judson Early College Academy senior Noah Zuckerman has focused on.  He is very passionate about the English language and how people use it. In addition, he gets a kick out of studying science, spending time with his family and friends...and making new friends.  With all that people time though, he still values time on his own to reflect on life and where he's going.  

After graduation is something he is still contemplating...he still has several options.  He is currently interested in attending Trinity University...but this Trinity is in Dublin, Ireland.  He also is considering possibilities at Colorado College and the University of Colorado.  We wish him luck and all the best in his senior year and beyond. 

Board Recognitions 9-20-18

Pledge reader, Hailee Pattison is a 5th grader at Candlewood Elementary School. Hailee is crazy about her dogs…in fact she has three of them…Kona, Remi, and Prissy. Along with playing with her dogs, she enjoys watching her favorite TV show…Trolls.


Our first board recognition comes from Kitty Hawk Middle School. Students from Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Opening and Closing team came out of the state conference late last school year in Corpus Christi and did very well qualifying for the National Competition for the third year in a row. That national contest was hosted in Louisville, Kentucky this past summer…and for the third year in a row they won the National Championship for Opening and Closing teams in the SkillsUSA World.
Opening and Closing competition is a teamwork and oral presentation contest that evaluates teams' understanding of specific elements to the mission and purpose of the SkillsUSA program. We want to recognize this team of seven students; Dara Billeck, Mya Brune, Yanderli Garcia, Jalayna Zahnley, Elliana Guardado, Victoria Mata, and Shelby Luker. Their instructor is Mr. Julian Acevedo. Congratulations to all these students.


Our next recognition comes from Judson High School. The Agriscience program at Judson High School is truly one of the most active and honored CTE magnet programs anywhere in the city and state. The tradition continued even through the summer. Recently six students from the Judson FFA chapter were awarded the Texas State Lone Star degree at the 90th annual Texas State FFA Convention.That's the highest honor that can be bestowed at the state level. Three of those students are with us this evening. They are McKenna Mosmeyer, Dylan Cole, and Sidney Luna. The other three Ian Melani Cameron Dilworth, and Sutton Horner have gone to college.  This recognizes the outstanding work of these students in their FFA careers.

In addition, the Judson FFA chapter picked up the Golden Horizon Chapter Recognition program which recognizes chapters that succeed in involving a large number of members in a diverse array of activities available through the FFA. The program also was awarded the National Chapter Award for the robust program of activities that encourages students, chapter, and community. Mr. Jay Trees is the director of the agriscience magnet school. Congratulations to all.

United Way Campaign Kicks Off

Judson ISD has a long history of supporting the United Way Campaign and this year the hope is to continue to grow that support. Dr. Ball headed up the Campus Champion meeting recently at the boardroom to encourage these leaders to make the campaign fun and relevant to employees. By the way, did you know the Judson Education Foundation is a U.W. agency...they always love your support! This year's campaign theme is Living United, Lifting Our Community.


This year, campuses have TWO opportunities to receive a $500 Grant from the Judson Education Foundation.

1.     Campuses that reach 100% participation will be placed in a drawing for $500
2.     Campus with the MOST amount contributed towards the Judson Education Foundation ( # 8008) will win $500

**** There can be two campuses with $500 grants OR 1 campus can take home both! The lucky winner(s) will be announced at the Champion Awards ceremony Nov 14th.
Departments that reach 98-100% participation will be placed in a drawing for a donut & juice breakfast or bagel with spreads & juice breakfast for their staff. The lucky winner will be announced at the Champion Awards ceremony Nov 14th. Staff in the Administrative Office and ERC Buildings: by making a contribution to United Way your name will be entered into a drawing for a RESERVED parking space for one month! 

JISD Hall Of Honor: Let's Recognize Our Best

Judson ISD has so many people who have made a positive impact on their school and community over the years and we want to recognize them.  The JISD Hall of Honor is that opportunity to honor those people who have put in the time and made the sacrifices to be not only great in their chosen field, but also influential in a way that shows leadership. These individuals make those around them better.

There are two categories in which to nominate someone. The JISD Athletic Hall of Honor and the JISD Civic Hall of Honor. These are individuals who have distinguished themselves athletically while a student in JISD and beyond or through their professional or personal contributions. 

Nominations are now open for both the Civic and Athletic Halls of Honor and will be open until the close of the business day October 19, 2018. 

For the nomination guidelines and forms please CLICK HERE