Kirby MS Student Council teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fundraising campaign, Pennies for Patients. For three weeks in February, the school collected money with an original goal of raising $750 to help promote awareness for blood cancers. Not only did they reach their goal, it was tripled by raising a total of $2,304.37! The winning class will receive a pasta party from Olive Garden. Way to go above and beyond to help find a cure for blood cancers!
The JISD Senior Citizen Prom was again a successful event as the community's mature adults showed up at Judson Early College Academy to show the youngsters how to party down. Sure, there probably weren't any "prom-posals" that seem to popular these days, but then again at the Senior Citizen Prom a person could go stag, with a big group or with a special someone. Any way they came, they had a great time dancing to the favorites from the past 50 years...or so. We want to thank all those who sponsored the event and organized it including Government and Community Relations Director Marisa Perezdiaz and Lexie Greathouse from the Communications Department.
If you know someone who is a National Honor Society member, chances are you know someone who makes time not just for academics, but also for the world outside themselves. NHS students from Judson recently participated in the Basura Bash which is an all-volunteer one day clean up of some 21 tributaries of the San Antonio River. These students, along with others who care about their environment, picked up tons of trash, recyclable metals and hundreds of tires to make our city a more beautiful place.
It's one thing to talk about community service, but it's another to actually walk the walk. Judson Early College Academy's Key Club recently spent a foggy Saturday morning cleaning up around their "Adopt A Spot" location on the northeast side of the city along with members of the Psi Alpha chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. They are determined to make a positive difference in their community. The JECA teacher and Key Club Advisor J. Coleman, Sr. led the school's part of this project. It's a great way to teach responsibility to one's community even when it's not always easy to do.
Wagner High School students from Mr. Rodriguez’s AP Biology II and Biology class participated in the Nobelity Project in Bastrop, Texas. The project was funded to help restore the land that was devastated by the forest fires of 2011 and 2015. The students learned firsthand about the local and global impact man has on the environment, as well as ecological succession and how the diversity of species can change over time. The students worked with Park Rangers and board members from the Arbor Day Foundation to help plant over 1,500 drought tolerant Loblolly pines at Bastrop State Park.