Entries Tagged as 'In the News'

Team Up Challenge, Mustang Muscle Meet Marco!

The Mustang Muscle (wellness team) of Metzger Middle School, part of the Team Challenge effort with the Spurs organization, got to meet one its stars.  They were invited by the Spurs and Chef Jason Dady to enjoy a healthy cooking demonstration and tasty lunch at the Umai Mi Restaurant (translated "delicious taste").  They got to see how some exotic foods were prepared.  The special guest of this exclusive event was Spurs guard Marco Bellinelli. He soaked up the cooking lesson with our students and then sat down to enjoy the delicious food.  What a treat for everyone...and as a bonus the event was even captured by TV cameras on FOX Sports Southwest. Both Metzger Middle School and Hartman Elementary School have been selected as semifinalists in the Spurs Team Up Challenge and they need your support and votes. 

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Our Students School Lunch TV Anchors

We are proud of our students at Judson ISD...that's why it's great to be able to see them on TV so everyone can appreciate them too.  Five students from Paschall Elementary School will be on FOX 29's Morning show next week (February 10-14) telling everyone what's for lunch.  The camera crew came out and used the Tiger TV set for the segments.  Doing something like that with a TV camera pointed at you can be a bit intimidating, but they did a great job. Be looking for them...each individual student will be featured each morning. 

The students are Svetlana Tkachenko (2nd grade), Ericka Vazquez (5th grade), Kameron Gordon (5th grade), Jesse Santana (5th grade), Genesis Villarreal (4th grade).

 

Dr. Mackey On Superintendent's Panel On HB 5

The Greater San Antonio Chapter of  Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional association in education, held a special forum at Trinity University on the effects of the 83rd Legislature.  Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey was one of five area superintendents invited to talk about how some of the changes from lawmakers are affecting public education.  The passing of HB 5 brought about a number of sweeping changes in testing, accountability and curriculum and the panel was there to discuss and answer questions from other educators on the transformation and the changes yet to come.  Along with Dr. Mackey serving on the panel were superintendents Kevin Brown from Alamo Heights ISD, Burnie Roper of Lackland ISD, Lloyd Verstuyft of Southwest ISD and Brian Wood from Northside ISD.  Moderators were Shari Albright of Trinity University and Jeff Goldhorn from Region 20.

 

Judson ISD Supporting "Go Public" Campaign

There are a lot of good things going on in public education, but sometimes they get overlooked. That happens because many times the focus is put on unfortunate incidents or we even take for granted some of the awesome teachers, students and achievements that you see.  That's why the Go Public campaign was launched.  Education and business partners from across Bexar County gathered in front of Jefferson High School to kick off the public awareness push that will highlight the many incredible people and offerings that are unique to public schools. The event kickoff was led by the 15 Bexar County Independent School Districts including Judson ISD. Representing the district was Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey and Board of Trustees member Gilbert Flores. Also leading the launch was the Go Public Campaign Committee that included USAA CEO Josue Robles, CST Brands CEO Kim Bowers and Toyota Texas Manufacturing President Chris Nielson.  

 

 

JISD Schools Featured On FOX 29 Christmas Show

This Christmas Day be looking for a number of our students on television. “FOX News First” Christmas Show will air performances by Judson ISD students from Elolf Elementary, Coronado Village Elementary, Metzger Middle School, and Masters Elementary. The schools will be recording their Christmas Season musical acts during several different days in the month of December. The segments will feature and highlight the great talents and skills our students have. Let’s support our Judson ISD students by tuning in on Christmas Day on Fox 29 starting at 5:00 am.  Congratulations students!