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Jingle Bell Jamboree Is Right Around The Corner!

The Christmas Season has officially started and for many people the typical gift giving is not good enough.  We're not talking necessarily spending big bucks, but there's going to be a great variety of unique gift items at this year's Jingle Bell Jamboree at a range of prices.  There will be a buffet of over 70 vendors with all sorts of ideas for that someone who might be a little difficult to please or know what to give. And the event always has great student performances of great Christmas music that make the whole event more fun and festive.  It's at Wagner High School Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Not only will the gift ideas and the music be great, but it's also a great way to support the Judson Education Foundation!

Thanksgiving Community Feast Has New Tradition

The Thanksgiving Community Feast has been hosted by Judson ISD for many years and it just keeps getting bigger. A new tradition has grown out of this already wonderful event. It's called the Wobble and Gobble 5K Run.  The race will start at 8 am at Judson High School with a clearly marked race route through the City of Converse.  Then when the runners have cooled down, they can join the rest of the community for the annual Thanksgiving Community Feast afterward.  It's a great event each year that involves so many volunteers and workers.  Every time the table is set for this meal, around 2,000 people gather to enjoy the great food and student performances.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

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! 

For Love Of The Game - The 2018 JEF Football Camp

Football has been a great tradition in Judson ISD for a long time. The quality and competition through the years speak volumes about it. The sport affords many teachable lessons about the game and about character as well as perseverance.  The Judson Education Foundation each year sponsors a football camp for students that in years past has been held at Rutledge.  Well, this year it was at Wagner High School's practice facility and it was a great experience for the kids and the staff.  Almost 200 kids attended the camp and received good solid football instruction along with plenty of water, shade, snacks and of course, lots of fun.  

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We want to thank Wagner Head Football Coach Charles Bruce for hosting and helping orchestrate the event. We also want to say a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors.  They are Norton Rose Fulbright, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, HEB, Trader Joe's Michael Martinez, and SAMCO Capital Markets, Inc.

JEF Golf Tourney: A Fundraiser That Hit The Green!

The Judson Education Foundation has been sponsoring and hosting its annual JEF Golf Tournament for many years. It's a time where the business community steps up to support the foundation and have some golfing fun on the fairways and greens of the historic Brackenridge Golf course.  24 teams and more than 90 players hit the fairways for some fun on a beautiful morning with a perfect breeze out there.  The best part, the Judson Education Foundation raised the most money in recent memory...more than $60,000.  That will fund student scholarships and teacher grants.  We hope everyone had a great time...even if you didn't finish the round with the same golf ball you started with.

 

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We'd like to say a big thank you to these wonderful sponsors who made this event possible:

Alamo Insurance Group

Stantec

IES

Linebarger

Guardian

Avesis

Beazley Group

UBS Financial

Walsh Gallegos

Aetna

Universal Toyota

Frost Bank

DBR engineers

SAMCO

R-S-C-R & MTR & Garza Bomberger

PBK

HTS (Heat Transfer Solutions)

RVK & Nextgen

Indeco

MetLife

TDIndustries

Bandy Constructors

Cude Engineers

Raba Kistner

Joeris

FireTrol

NBS Benefits

UnitedHealthcare

Argus Environmental

Pfluger Architects

VLK Architects

UNUM

Trustmark

Safety Nets Plus by National Benefit Plans, LTD

Terracon

Hillyard

LPA

CFZ Group