As school begins, one of the standard sights you'll see is the yellow school buses rolling down the road. There is an opportunity for your student to find out what bus they'll be riding and even meet their bus driver. It's happening Friday, August 21, 2015 at Wagner High School from 6 pm to 8 pm. This will also be a chance for parents and students to find out pickup and drop off times and anything else they might want to know. Also, as school gets started, we all need to be mindful again while we drive of stopping when buses are loading and unloading students. We want it to be a safe year of travels.
The folks with the JISD Transportation Department called the "Yellow Brigade" organize a toy drive each year to help out families during the holiday season. This is the 3rd year for them to do it and they want to say thank you to all that helped them this year as they assisted a family from Converse Elementary School. Merry Christmas
The Yellow Brigade, JISD's Transportation Department is starting a food drive for the Thanksgiving Season:
Mark your calendars for the first annual
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Date: November 15, 2014
Olympia Elementary 8439 Athenian Drive, Universal City
Northeast Baptist Hospital, Healthy Women’s Center,
Crestway Drive, Converse
Bring any non-perishable food items.These items will go to families at Judson Transportation and at the Ronald McDonald House
At any time you can bring any donation to Judson Transportation
Last day to bring items is Thursday 13th.
Any questions contact Michelle Kern at 210-945-1265 or email@example.com
Converse Elementary School has a great program going on at it's campus that encourages positive behavior. Last year the school began implementing it on school buses. It began as a complete set of expectations were rolled out from a volunteer committee. Part of the emphasis is an incentive program to reward exceptional behavior on school buses...a "Student of the Month" is recognized for each bus. Converse is proud to report that through its records, referrals were shown to be down 75% in 2013 over the previous year so it's going well. In September of this school year there was only one bus referral...that is super! Let's congratulate the school and these students on being respectful to others on the bus or wherever they are.
Bus Students of the Month for September 2014 are: Bus 4 - Victoria Winkler, Bus 108 - Gisele Newman, Bus 114 - Brooklyn Ellis, Bus 11 - Uriah Bennett, Bus 2 - Kati Casimiro, Bus 6 - Megan Potts, Bus 81 - Andrew Johnson, Bus 117 - Dariana Ranken
Before school started the Judson ISD Transportation Department participated in the Communities In Schools "Stuff The Bus" program. It's a school supply drive that Transportation has adopted the last two years to help children who might otherwise not have the things they need to start the school year. JISD Transportation provided a bus at the HEB on Foster Road from 9am to 6pm. Because of that, Communities In Schools donated 50 boxes of supplies to donate to the kids in our area. The Transportation Department decided to donate these supplies to McKinney-Vento students. Thanks to everyone for helping out.