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NASA LiftOff Selects Converse ES Teacher

Each year NASA's LiftOff Summer Institute selects a small group of teachers across the nation to participate in its prestigious program.  Juliana Berry from Converse Elementary School was invited to soak up this unique experience. The nationally competitive workshop held at Johnson Space Center in Houston is sponsored by NASA's Texas Space Grant Consortium. It picks teachers who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through space education.  

This year's LiftOff theme is Reach New Heights, Reveal The Unknown, Benefit All Humankind. The event offers teachers the rare chance to spend a week working with professional scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of space exploration. Ms. Berry will return from her time at LiftOff with all sorts of materials and experience that she can use in her classroom and share other teachers in the district.  Congratulations. 

2018-2019 JISD Instructional Calendar Approved

The instructional calendar for the upcoming 2018-19 school year was approved April 25, 2018, in a special meeting of the JISD Board of Trustees.  District employees were given two calendar options with their differences, so they could make an informed choice.  More than 1,700 votes were cast, option A was the winner, the board approved it, and here it is.  



Upcoming Bond And Facilities Meeting

The JISD Operations Department will be hosting a meeting at the Kitty Hawk Middle School cafeteria on May 3, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm. There is a lot of construction going on within Judson ISD and this is your chance to play a part in it and stay in the know.

This will be a time to discuss updates regarding the bond, construction and projected school placement throughout the district. We look forward to seeing you there.

JISD Superintendent Search Underway

JISD Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Superintendent Search.

The Judson ISD Board of Trustees is seeking input on the current search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Board has hired the law firm of Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo and Kyle to assist with the search. All parties understand how critical it is to gather input from staff, parents and community during this important process. Please take time to complete a short survey about the personality, leadership traits and characteristics you would like to see in a new leader. All survey information will be shared with the Board as part of building a profile to assist in the selection of applicants for interviews. Thank you for taking time to share your input.



The following information is for those interested in being considered for the Judson ISD Superintendent position.

Superintendent Search 2018
Thank you for your interest in the Superintendent position at the Judson Independent School District. We have compiled a list of qualifications for our next Superintendent and the application is now available. Please be advised that all applications and supporting documents must be received by Monday, May 21, 2018, @ 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Doctorate required  

  • Texas Superintendent certificate required 

  • Campus administration experience required  

  • Minimum 10 years in education required  

  • Superintendent experience preferred  

  • Central office experience preferred  

  • Residency within the District will be required

Please e-mail suptsearches@wabsa.com or call
Valerie Durocher Herbert at (210) 979-6633 for an application packet

*Please, do not contact Board Members directly.

Board Recognitions 4-19-18

Pledge leader Naomi Mata is a 5th grader from Crestview Elementary School…the school she has attended since she was in Pre-K.  While at Crestview, she has been a big part of the music program…she loves choir.  She is in the Honor Choir, Instrument Ensemble and Music Memory programs.  She has been on the A Honor Roll all year.  Outside of school, Naomi enjoys dancing, especially tap and ballet.


Our first board recognition comes from Veterans Memorial High School.  If you haven’t heard, it was an awesome year for girls basketball this season in Judson ISD.  Two high school girls basketball teams from our district made it to the State Tournament and to the State Final in two UIL classifications.  The Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Girls Basketball team finished 33-10 this season and went all the way to that final game in its first year as a varsity program…second year in existence. The names of the team members are below.
Junior Guard - Charlene Mass
Junior Power Forward - Arianna Aguirre
Sophomore Forward - Ceyenne Mass
Sophomore Point Guard - Vivian Castro
Sophomore Guard - Kaitlyn Bassett
Sophomore Forward - Brenna Perez
Junior Guard - Hannah Cole
Freshman Forward - Marley Rokas
Sophomore Forward - Sahara Jones
Sophomore Forward - Denise Allen

Assistant Coaches: Melissa Martinez and Antonio Keys
Student Manager: Zamahrya Rogers
Trainers: Sam Lawson and Donna Tuggle
Head Coach is the Express News Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Christina Camacho. Coach Camacho as you may know has been successful wherever she’s worked, going 628-and-235 overall in her 31 seasons of coaching.


Our next recognition comes from Judson High School.  As you know the district’s CTE program is strong and diverse in its certifications and recently the Judson Collision Repair program received national recognition and a grant.  The I-CAR Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support educational efforts in the skill of collision repair to produce students with the expertise needed to work in professional shops and maintain a high level of quality work.  The organization awarded the Hertz Grant (worth $5,000) to the Judson Automotive Collision Repair Program.  Congratulations to the school and the program’s teacher Mr. Ken Tucker.  Ms. Renee LaFreniere is the Director of CTE is and the Hertz Representative is Jennifer Adkins.


Our next recognition comes from Veterans Memorial High School.  The school’s Chapter of the Business Professionals of America recently came away from the BPA Regional Conference with a number of honors.  Their hard work is showing up in a number of different categories and these students competed in the state contest earlier this year in Corpus Christi.  

Logan Baier - Basic Office Systems and Procedures
Zyyare Brown - Fundamental Accounting
Ruben Caro - Fundamental Word Processing
Sharon Choi - Economic Research Project Individual and Administrative Support Team
Karen De La Torre - Prepared Speech and Administrative Support Team
Sabrina Lagrimanta - Legal Office Procedures and Administrative Support Team
Sandreya Straughter - Administrative Support Team

Our next recognition comes from the Judson ISD Transportation Department.  The Property Casualty Alliance of Texas provides districts with a strategy to lower their risks of property and casualty loss…the largest such program in the country.  Each year they select those individuals who go beyond the typical in transporting our district’s most precious cargo…our students…to and from school.  The selection is based on five criteria…Leadership, Attitude, Perseverance, Student and Parent Relationships and Technical Skill.  The P.C.A.T. bus driver of the year is Judson ISD’s Pan Filita Hernandez. Congratulations to you and many safe miles to you.


The next recognition come from the Enery Management Department. Beginning in May of last year, Judson ISD began participating in CPS Energy’s Resource Management Services program. The RMS program focuses on saving energy through behavior and operations in the district. Since the start of the program, the actions taken by David Oehler, Andy Jimenez, and of course the teachers and support staff in your schools have helped reduce your overall energy usage by 7%, which equates to over $222,000!  One of the main goals of the program is to raise awareness, and we asked students throughout the district to design posters to encourage energy awareness.

We received a lot of wonderful entries, but only one winner from elementary, middle, and high school could be chosen. And the winners are: 
• Ian Washington from Ed Franz Elementary
• Trinity Jarrell from Metzger Middle School
• Emilie Orosco from Judson Early College Academy
Thank you to all of the students for participating in the contest, and thank you to Judson ISD staff and teachers for the wonderful work you do for our schools and community every day! 


The final recognition comes from the Communications Department.  Each year the Texas School Public Relations Association selects publications that it feels reaches the highest level of quality compared to other district across the state.  Those are announced at its annual conference in February.  This year the association selected the Judson Post as the “Best of Category” award among similar sized district newsletter publications for content, layout and overall quality.
Out of more than 1,300 entries from school districts across the state, the department also picked up 9 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze selections for work in photography, video and advertisement projects. Those results came from a team effort of Multimedia Specialist David Rhoads, Communications Director Steve Linscomb and Communications Specialist Lexie Greathouse who contributed in our advertisement content.  

By the way, the Judson Post is a subscription publication, but it’s free. If you would like to subscribe, you can do so on the district website on the Communications Department’s page.