Rick Dawdy giving board members and superintendent cabinet members a tour in 2015
Career and Technology Education (CTE) teacher Rick Dawdy is one of those teachers whose instruction, influence and mentoring will last for a very long time. He retired this year ('15-'16), but in a recent newsletter article in CareerSafe, his legacy regarding safety in the workplace was featured. While he spent many years in JISD, he spent the last several of his career at Wagner High School teaching the highly sought after skill of welding. But safety was always a high priority with him and his students. In fact, CareerSafe is an OSHA certification all of the district's CTE teachers now retain and Mr. Dawdy required all of his students to earn the student lifetime certification to support their chances for success in this career. We will miss his contributions to the district and of course his students, but are proud of his successes and wish him only the best in retirement to spend more time with his family.
Four JISD Employees were recently a part of a TV show feature as singers in a group called "Sixtas." All six members of the singing group are sisters, but four of them are members of the JISD family. They are: Paula Edwards, Marcie Edwards, Jaimee Edwards and Jeanetta Edwards. Take a look at the link below for the Great Day SA segment
KSAT Sports picks athletes across the city for its Scholar Athlete of the Week and recently Amari Borrego from the Lady Rockets Softball Team. She was chosen not just because of her athletic ability on the softball field (plays second base), but also because of her class rank, gpa and her community service. She is a varsity starter and was awarded an athletic scholarship to play softball at the University of Mount Olive...that's in Mount Olive North Carolina. She was also awarded a scholarship from the Judson Education Foundation. Congratulations.
The spring edition of the Judson Journal is here and it's packed with features and information. Of course it has all the details and info you could want on the 2016 JISD Bond...including a video of what the four propositions are all about. You'll also find a great student written feature on Police Chief Teresa Ramon, including her trip to the White House recently...and did you catch the McDonald's All-American High School Girls Basketball game recently? You can see highlights of Wagner's Amber Ramirez sizzling performance coming close to breaking a scoring record for the game. There's also great information on an upcoming JISD Job Fair coming up at the end of the month...initially for just teachers, it's now opened up for custodial support staff. All this and a fresh batch of Adult and Community Education classes that are calling you to enrich your mind and lifestyle. Take a look at what's new in JISD with the Judson Journal!
We know...you're still enjoying summer...that's a good thing. We just want you to know about a special event that might help you prepare for the next school year. Back To School Fairs across Senate District 19 are orchestrated by State Senator Carlos Uresti's office each year and the San Antonio event will be coming up Saturday, August 15, 2015. This year's event will be hosted at Harlandale ISD's Boggess Center, 12121 South East Loop 410, San Antonio from 10 am to 2 pm.
As in years past, Senator Uresti's office will be working with the San Antonio Food Bank along with other state and local agencies to provide backpacks with a variety of supplies, immunizations and other additional resources for students and their families.
All questions can be directed to 210-932-2568.