JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya started this event that he would like to see happend each year. This year's Principal For A Day was an opportunity for business and city leaders within Judson ISD to see what goes on in our schools...see our students, follow our principals and see the kind of leaders they are and see the kind of quality of instruction these students are getting in the classroom. Each campus principal invited a civic or business leader to their campus to shadow them for a morning and see what a typical day is like. By their own admission, their eyes were opened. After they finished their day on their respective campuses they shared their experiences with everyone at a special lucheon hosted at JECA. They had no idea how many classrooms a principal visits, how many teachers they talk or conference with and just the different issues that come up out of nowhere that fill their day. It gives a person outside the district a real life experience and appreciation for what educators do each day...that's a good thing. It also strengthens relationships between the schools and their business and civic partners. As you can see by some of the pictures, the kids really enjoyed seeing and meeting the PFAD at their campus and it was a fun day.
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Converse Mayor Al Suarez
Sgt. Rovert Vara (SAPD)
Kids love to hear stories read to them...especially the young ones. It's important that someone reads to them early on to encourage the love of a story and of course the love of reading. That's the idea behind Park Village Elementary School's Volunteer Reading Day. Members of the community and Judson ISD came by Park Village to share some time with students reading some great stories. The students clearly enjoyed it and the readers seemed to enjoy the interaction with the class. A big thank you to all those who took time to do this.
Doing something that helps others is an aspiration that helps make the corner of the world we live in better. Business Professionals of America students from Judson High School got together with members of Career Preparation, College and Career Readiness and the Special Education Department to help out the Food Bank of San Antonio. They sorted and packed some 19,000 pounds of food to be used by families in San Antonio that need it. A volunteer project that clearly had an impact on the students and the Food Bank.
Afterwards, the students said that getting involved in this kind of project helped them feel like they had a purpose beyond themselves...a feeling they said was truly positive. In fact, everyone who participated said they would be ready to do it again. The San Antonio Food Bank staff expressed their sincere thanks to the group and truly benefited from the effort.
The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Pantry made a stop in the Judson High School parking lot to help serve needy families in the area. Members of the JHS AFROTC teamed up to help sort and pass out the food items to nearly 200 people who waited patiently in line. Thanks to the SA Food Bank for providing some relief to those in need.
The Food Bank's Mobile Unit can only help some 200 families at a time. If anyone was unable to receive any food today please call the SA Food Bank at 210-337-3663 for assistance.