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JEF Football Camp Success With Eric Dickerson

The Judson Education Foundation Youth Football Camp is hosted by Hall of Fame NFL star Eric Dickerson.  Each year the response by community youth is outstanding and this year was no different.  The reasons for its success are many, but ranking up there... the organization of the event, the great players and coaches that the kids get to learn from (including Eric himself), and the encouragement they get for really getting in there and working for what they want.  We want to thank all the event sponsors, including Eric, who donated money and time to make this camp happen. Also thanks to the players/coaches who gave their time as well...David Hill, Eric, Anthony Miller, Andre Gurode, Leroy Irvin and Kody Zurek.


Teacher Grants...JEF Prize Parade, It's What We Do!

Supporting innovative teachers who bring unique skills to the classroom for a richer learning experience is part of what the Judson Education Foundation does.  The JEF Prize Parade was out making its rounds recently and awarded thousands of dollars in grants to teachers who are making a difference in the lives of students.  The grants will help to provide teaching tools in the classroom...from technology devices to unique seating that helps provide a better student learning setting. In all, more than $38,000 in grants were awarded. Congratulations!



Candlewood ES    Deborah Hynes    $        2,500.00     Bulletin Boards for Super Eagle Work
Converse ES    Juliana Berry & Beth Patience    $        1,330.07     Sit Solution Balls for Innovative Seating
Converse ES    DeeDee Haralson    $        1,198.71     Interactive Whiteboard
Copperfield ES    Lydia Panvini    $        2,499.90     Classroom iPads
Franz ES    Kevin Rokey    $        2,318.05     Personalized Learning Project
Elolf ES    Soine Fisher    $        2,478.44     Symphony of iPads
Hartman ES    Esmeralda Garza    $           892.42     Project Smart
Hopkins ES    Kevin Hans    $        2,190.82     Creating SLEDRS: Student Led Reading Society
Kirby MS    Karlos Elizondo & Shelly Ascolese    $        2,490.00     iPad/Smart Music/Tonal Energy Initiative
Masters ES    Carolyn Bruton    $        2,300.00     Read, Learn & Connect to Make Things Happen
Olympia ES    Kayla Portrey    $        2,017.92     Bringing the Canyon to the Classroom
Park Village ES    Elizabeth Amerson    $        2,498.04     K-iPads
Paschall ES    Cynthia Peterson    $        2,485.80     Innovative Language Arts Projects
Rolling Meadows ES    Cristina Johnson & Maria Blackburn    $        2,324.70     DELL ChromeBooks II & Cal Headsets with Microphones
Rolling Meadows ES    Lori Laguna    $        1,390.00     Integrating Reading & Technology with Pebble Go
Salinas ES    Amanda Hampton    $        2,478.44     A Symphony of iPads
Wagner HS    Laura Rohm    $        2,440.93     Fashion Design in the Digital Age
Wagner HS    Jeremy Chapman    $        2,365.98     Enhancing Music Education with Technology


JEF Scholarship Squad On the Prowl!


The Judson Education Foundation's mission is to support students and teachers in the pursuit of their dreams of college and teaching in effective and innovative ways.  The Scholarship Squad visited Judson, Wagner and JECA to award scholarships to 19 students.  The amount awarded varied from $1,000 to $2,500 to each student.  Most of the visits were a surprise...which is half the fun...seeing how they react when they get the check. The grand total that was awarded to students...$25,250!! We congratulate these students for their accomplishments... and you know the JEF Prize Parade is right around the corner for teachers grants, so be looking for them very soon. 

JECA    Gillen, Danielle
JECA    Duran, Kristopher
JECA    Hocking, Crystele
JECA    Ibarra, Daniela
JECA    Nguyen, Vivian
Judson    Akai, Michael
Judson    Bueno, Delisa
Judson    Holmes, Jaelyn
Judson    Moreno, Shaydee
Judson    Aguilar, Idalia
Judson    Hubbard, Jeri
Judson    Torres, Angel
Wagner    Martinez Garcia, Grecia
Wagner    Canales, Mary
Wagner    Hall, Taylor
Wagner    Macias, Jennifer
Wagner    Marshall, Brianna
Wagner    Munoz Jr, Samuel
Wagner    Henley, Calvin-James







Teacher Appreciation Week: How Do You Say Thank You?

You can show your appreciation to the teacher or teachers that have made a difference in your life just about any time, but this week is a special time to do it.  It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so you've got the entire week to show them in some special way what a difference they've made in your life.  It can be a current teacher or one that made an impact on your life years ago. One way to show that appreciation is to go to thebiggivesa.org and donate to the Judson Education Foundation to fund teacher grants That's just one way. Whatever the case, reach out and let them know...they have a tough yet influential job and encouragement from you could make a big difference. 

Security Service FCU Gives To JEF

JISD Communications Director Steve Linscomb, JEF President Al Suarez, JEF Exec. Director Yvette Reyna, SSFCU Board Chairman James A. O' Farrell, SSFCU President CEO Jim Laffoon.

Security Service Federal Credit Union is one of the biggest supporters of the Judson Education Foundation and they came through again to help our teachers and students.  SSFCU presented a check to Executive Director Yvette Reyna and JEF President Al Suarez for $3,000. The check was presented at the official opening of the newest Security Service Federal Credit Union branch...a stand-alone branch in front of Rolling Oaks Mall.  SSFCU President and CEO Jim Laffoon reasoned that this new branch is opening its doors deep in the Judson ISD Community and it's a great way to give back to the area by investing in the future of student education and supporting innovative teachers which is the mission of the Judson Education Foundation.

Security Service Federal Credit Union is one of the top 10 credit unions in the country. There are no professional or military qualifications to be a SSFCU member...anyone in your family can join.