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Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

Wagner Students Help Restore Bastrop Forest


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.

Converse ES Student Council Serves Community


The Converse Elementary Honor Student Council and families with sponsor, DeeDee Haralson and teacher Dixie Gonzales, volunteered at The Kitchen Table in New Braunfels. The Kitchen Table is a client choice pantry in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank. They were honored to serve the community with this service project.

Gifts Of Reading From Rolling Meadows Librarian

Many of the JISD family...especially those at the Rolling Meadows Elementary School campus remember Librarian Dawn Mulder.  She was a warm and dynamic librarian that showed her love for reading to students over and over again.  That giving continued over the holidays.  We wanted to share some pictures that the Communications Department just got that showed a special display of giving beyond this life from the Mulder family.  Dawn's husband Steve along with two of their daughters visited Rolling Meadows before the holidays and gave books to each student to take home.  

Dawn Mulder passed away suddenly in September...she is greatly missed.



Holiday Wishes Turn Into Action

The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays can sometimes be tough for families that are apart...especially those who long for their loved ones serving in the military.  There were several organizations that went beyond just good wishes for the holidays...they stepped up and took action to provide a little extra comfort during this time of the year. The internet server company Rackspace and Now Word Missions Ministries Outreach Project provided Judson ISD military-connected and a numerous civilian families with special Thanksgiving baskets that included some great food items to help stretch the budget.  A big thank you to Rackspace and their "Fill A Box, Feed A Family" project and Now Word Missions for their efforts in its "O Give Thanks" program.  


Wagner Students Show Leadership At Paschall

The Leadership Access Granted (LAG) program at Wagner High School gets students involved in opportunities that build leadership qualities and help others in the process. Recently the team led by Ms. Rebecca Ayala had the chance to spend some time at Paschall Elementary School interacting and working with some of the students there.  This was a real treat for the younger kids who enjoyed the activities and it was especially gratifying for some of the Wagner students in the program that have a keen interest in the field of education.