Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

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. 


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. 

Judson ISD
Highest Per Capita

Judson Learning Academy

Judson ISD
Highest Percentage Increase in Contribution

Woodlake Hills Middle School

Judson ISD
Highest Overall Contribution

Kitty Hawk Middle School

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.