Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

Community Partners Step Up For Military Families

The San Antonio Food Bank, Rackspace and Now Word Missions Ministries Outreach Project provided Judson ISD military-connected, McKinney Vento and civilian families with special Thanksgiving baskets that included a frozen turkey, holiday fixings and fresh produce to help stretch the budget. A tremendous thank you to Rack Space, San Antonio Food Bank for the “Fill A Box, Feed A Family” project and Now Word Missions Ministry for their continued support in its "O’Give Thanks” project. 
For many families in our Judson ISD military community, they celebrate Thanksgiving in a different manner every year, depending on their leave status and current operation; with one or both spouses serving on a deployment. For the third consecutive year, three organizations stepped in and helped.

 

A Big United Way Thank You

It takes a lot of effort to launch the United Way campaign each year. But it helps so many people across the south Texas area, including our own students (Judson Education Foundation). The district recognized and thanked the Campus Champions that helped organize and encourage participation.  Thank you, everyone. Below is a list of the campuses and how they did their part this year. 

2018          
Judson ISD
Highest Per Capita

Judson Learning Academy

2018                                     
Judson ISD
Highest Percentage Increase in Contribution

Woodlake Hills Middle School

2018
Judson ISD
Highest Overall Contribution

Kitty Hawk Middle School

2018
Judson ISD
100% Charitable Giving 

    
Converse Elementary School
Copperfield Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Elolf Elementary School
Hartman Elementary School
Masters Elementary School
Miller’s Point Elementary School
Olympia Elementary School
Salinas Elementary School
Spring Meadow Elementary School
JSTEM Academy
Kirby Middle School
Kitty Hawk Middle School
Judson Early College Academy
Judson Learning Academy
Metzger MS
Franz ES
Woodlake Hills ES

                                            
Appreciation Award
Highest JEF Contribution - Campus
Spring Meadows Elementary School

Appreciation Award
Highest JEF Contribution - Department
Maintenance Department

JISD Police Chief Among 1st Responders A Year Ago

Post-landfall Harvey that hit the Texas coast with 130+ mph winds

When Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August of 2017, it devastated the area with 130 mph winds and torrential rains that ended up dumping catastrophic floods on southeast Texas.  On their own time, members of the JISD police department, including Chief Teresa Ramon, offered a helping hand to some 4,000 people at Port Aransas that lost their homes. A year later, in a ceremony honoring those who were the first to help and the victims themselves, a familiar face showed up there representing JISD...see if you can spot Chief.  CLICK HERE

Caring is all a part of Judson ISD...not just for our own, but those impacted by such disasters in other parts of our great state. 

Andre Roberson Returns For Hoops Camp

Wagner alumnus Andre Roberson returned to Judson ISD to help conduct a two-day basketball camp. The 6 foot 7 inch NBA guard/forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder organized and helped conduct the camp at Veterans Memorial High School to the delight of a lot of kids.  They learned a number of great skills and had a great time in the process.  Andre seems to be recovering nicely from an injury last January that left him on the sideline for much of the season. We appreciate him giving back to JISD students and encouraging them to pursue their love of athletics. 

 

 

 

 

Local Church And Candlewood Work Together

Beauty can come in a number of different ways and at Candlewood Elementary School it was covering the campus.  Late in July, volunteers from Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and school community members met at the campus to spread their beauty any way they could.  They spent some sweat equity on the grounds in the form of new trees, plants and the hard work it took to dig the wholes, prep the ground and put them where they would look the best.  

 

After all was said and done, the beauty was not just the new color from the plants and trees, but the beauty also in working together, making new friends, and showing kindness through the gift of giving time.  We appreciate our friends at Kingdom Life Christian Ministries and its adoption of the school. We look forward to a great partnership.