The Judson Education Foundation is always looking for ways to help teachers and students with grants and scholarships. Recently it went on its yearly Prize Parade to award teacher grants to innovative teachers who are looking for ways to make their instruction more engaging and relevant to students. You know when they are on your campus just by the mere beat of the drumline that comes rumbling through the hallways heralding their arrival and the bearing of some wonderful grants to help out. This year JEF awarded more than $37,000 in teacher grants to 28 teachers spread across 12 campuses. We congratulate all of these teachers and we hope these resources will help as they plan and prepare for next year.
Looking for some unique gift ideas and festive atmosphere to enjoy while doing your Christmas shopping? It'll all be there at the 11th Annual Jingle Bell Jamboree. More than 40 vendors will be on hand to help you with ideas and of course explain any of the items they have for sale. Also, JISD Choirs will be on hand to keep you fresh and jolly during the whole experience. It's a great shopping opportunity and a wonderful way to help support the Judson Education Foundation.
One of the wonderful parts of the recent Administrative Summit was the first annual Principal Grants from the Judson Education Foundation. Principals from around the Judson ISD wrote project proposals for the grant earlier this year and the grant committee decided who the three winners would be. They were announced by JEF Board President Al Suarez the second day of the 3-day summit and they were all very excited. The elementary grant of $3,000 went to Erika Garza of Rolling Meadows Elementary School. The $5,000 middle school grant winner was Caroline Ross of Metzger Middle School. The high school grant worth $7,000 went to Donald Stewart of Wagner High School. Each grant will fund a worthwhile project at their school that was vetted by the JEF Grant Committee. A big thank you goes out to each of the committee members...Committee Chair Lanny Lambert, Converse City Manager and members Ed Cimics, Live Oak City Councilman & Lexie Potter, Area Technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Presenting the grants were JEF Board President Al Suarez and Elizabeth Kuhlmann of RBFCU.
Each year the Judson Education Foundation raises money for scholarships for students and grants for teachers through a fun golf tournament. Money is raised through players registering to play at the prestigious Brackenridge Golf Course as well as auction items that players can bid on. The great thing is that it was an event open to everyone...from scratch golfers to bona fide duffers...each playing with others of similar playing ability. We had so many community members come out for the event and we want to thank them for their support of our students and teachers...it truly makes a difference. We hope they had fun along with it. We'll have a total on money raised from the event in the coming days.
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