Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

Rutledge Is Site For Special Event

JISD Special Olympics is a district-wide sports program for children with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, providing athletic training and competitions to 350 athletes from 27 JISD School. 

On April 16, 2019, 335 Judson ISD Special Olympic student/athletes were joined by 250 Student volunteers participated in Day 1 of our 15th Annual Track & Field competition at Rutledge Stadium.  Day 2 will take place Wednesday, April 24, 2019, with Field Events and relays. Thanks to our outstanding student volunteers, sponsors, teachers, nurses, bus drivers, and Special Olympics coaching staff the event was another example of the BEST of Judson ISD!  

Our athletes trained for 8 weeks and were more than ready to show what they are capable of doing. Our athletes displayed determination, courage, and enjoyment in their individual quests. But more importantly, there were new friendships formed and old friendships renewed, as the student volunteers and athletes encouraged and supported each other. 

In the 2019-2020 school year, we will form our first Unified Sports Teams. Judson High School Bowling Team will partner with our Special Olympics athletes at Area 20 and State Competitions.  Unified Sports Teams provide more meaningful interaction for our students as they work cooperatively in competitive situations. We invite ALL of Judson ISD to join us as we work, play and live UNIFIED!


Masters Honor Society Lends Helping Hand

The Masters Elementary National Elementary Honor Society's theme this year is “Kids Helping Kids.” This year these amazing students spearheaded two community events that contributed to that mission. First, NEHS students held a family night at Mr. Gattis for which a percentage of the proceeds were given to San Antonio’s Rainbow Room, a 24/7 emergency resource center for children under the care of Child Protective Services. Masters raised just over $200. The NEHS also hosted the United Way of San Antonio Shoebox Project. 101 shoeboxes were filled with personal care and basic needs items for children in shelters. What a great effort by these students and families! 


JECA Key Club Serving In Community Cleanup

A number of students from the JECA (Judson Early College Academy) Key Club joined with the Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to participate in their bi-monthly “Adopt A Spot” community cleanup in February.  Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to offer service, build character, and develop leadership.  These students took an opportunity to work with one of the city’s leading fraternal nonprofit organizations whose focus has been community improvement since 1911.  Key Club volunteers were greeted by multiple business owners and local residents of the area.  They then got to see the immediate and positive impact that their community cleanup involvement made.  

Led by its officers and club sponsor, Coach J. Coleman, JECA’s Key Club goals for the school year are to maintain a positive presence in the community, to continue to grow as student leaders, and be productive members of the San Antonio community for years to come.

Judson Healthcare Students Help With Blood Drive

Community service projects are good initiatives for students to work because it underscores the importance of thinking of others.  Judson High School Medical Assisting and Radiology students recently participated in a blood drive to help those who need the gift of life.  The holidays are typically a time of year when blood supplies run low and opportunities like this truly help out those who are in need at hospitals and various healthcare facilities.  Frances Smith Owens helped organize the student participation in this drive.  


A Drive For Christmas Warmth and Joy

Candlewood Student Council and House Resilience conducted a coat/jacket, sock and toy drive. It was held from November 19th to December 19th. About 140 jackets were collected. These will be distributed to students in need. Any coats not given away will be donated to Haven for Hope to benefit foster children. Student Council students made the posters for the hallways and main office as well as researched the place that would accept our coat donations. To see how the Candlewood community came together to make this drive such a success is encouraging. Teachers and parent volunteers helped to wash the gently used donated jackets. Students opened their hearts as well during this time of giving.