Judson High School Students directed by Texas A&M Doctoral candidates encouraged Fiesta Oyster Bake attendees to recycle oyster shells for use in restocking efforts in permitted reefs on the Texas Coast. These students also participated in Sink your Shucks in April while working with representatives of the Harte Research Institute (HRI), which is co-located on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi campus. The focus and mission of the HRI is Health of the Gulf of Mexico.
PATRICK CAREY AND JEANNETTE DIAZ AT ROUGH RIDER DISTRICT EAGLE BOARD
Patrick Carey, a senior at Judson High School enrolled in the Dual Credit program initiated an Eagle Scout project with Rolling Meadows Elementary. He and Mr. Olivares decided the front courtyard middle garden area needed to be spruced up. The area started out as an overgrown pond with a water feature and ended up being transformed into a beautiful garden with a variety of plants and a new planter box. This project was accomplished by Patrick and 12 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 70. The project took two weekends to accomplish and was completed on April 10, 2016.
After the successful completion of the Rolling Meadows garden project he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Rough Riders District Eagle Scout board. This is a nationally recognized Boy Scouts of America rank that only 6 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve.
Patrick has been accepted to the University of Texas in San Antonio as a math major with a teacher certification. He will continue to strive to honor the Boy Scout code.
Before picture of Rolling Meadows Garden
Rock removal - Patrick Carey & Cesar Diaz
End of 1st Day
End of 2nd Day
End of 3rd Day
FINISHED PROJECT PRESENTED TO ROLLING MEADOWS
VP MR. ARTURO OLIVARES
Judson High School students collaborated with Texas A&M University of Corpus Christi during their "Sink Your Shucks" event. The oyster recycling program gathers oyster shells from area restaurants and places them in permitted locations in Texas Bays & Estuaries. The shells are then used for oyster reef restoration,habitat enhancement and marine conservation projects.
Students attended presentations from; Texas Parks & Wildlife coastal Fisheries Director, Ed Hegen; Texas Whooping Crane Foundation President, Dr. Liz Smith and Evan Pettis, a Coastal Fisheries Biologist. They also explored the Rockport Aquarium and attended a University of Texas Science on the Sphere presentation. In conclusion, the students made journal entries about their weekend adventure and will submit work detailing the experience in technical writing format.
Wagner High School recently completed work on a garden project so that its childcare and culinary students can learn how to grow and harvest vegetables and herbs. The Wagner Childcare, Culinary and Construction CTE Departments teamed up with members of Boy Scout Troop 358 and other volunteers to build 3 new raised garden beds and 1 adult size bench. Now, the garden is all spruced up and ready for the spring. A total of 19 people worked hard on the project to make sure it was a success. See names below.
Tyler Jordan – Scout Troop 358
Trisha Jordan – WHS teacher/parent
RJ Garcia - Scout Troop 358
Joey Nino - Scout Troop 358
Jake Staggs - Scout Troop 358
John O’Larnic – Leader Scout Troop 358
Nat Garza – Leader Scout Troop 358
John Miranda - Scout Troop 358
Joshua Copas – Scout Troop 358
Olympia Elementary School recently took the opportunity to recognize the contributions of the many different cultures that make up our community and our country. Flags from around the world were on display as community members came in to perform and teach the students about the different countries. The performers included cloggers, German Folk Dancers, Hawaiian and Egyptian Dancers and Flamingo Dancers from the Spanish culture. There was even a bagpipe and drum demonstration. It was a great event to remembering our backgrounds and the history that make up our society.