Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

Dr. Montoya Sworn In As Reserve Deputy

You may not know it, but Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya is also a Certified Master Peace Officer. He has always had a keen interest in law enforcement and its importance in the school setting for student safety. He took it a step further recently being sworn in as a Reserve Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy.  Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau officiated the swearing in and Judson ISD Board President Mr. Steve Salyer, a Reserve Captain, pinned Dr. Montoya with his county badge. Dr. Montoya's law enforcement experience has drawn the attention of the state. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Vice Chairman of the Texas School Safety Center Board that assists schools and school district on safety and non-violence issues.


Local Dental Pros Donate, Fit Mouth Guards

Junior Dental Intern Zoe Albidres taking impression

When you watch a football game, one of the details you may not think much about is the protective mouth guard that each player must have.  It's a safety tool that prevents so many injuries to the mouth and teeth.  A number of local dentists and dental assistants volunteered their time and resources to help out Judson football players.  They provided 130 players with custom fitted mouth guards at no cost to the students...a value of $350.00. The Judson Dental Internship Program teamed up with Dr. Campos, Dental Hygienist Paola Romero and several other dentists and dental assistants of the Greater San Antonio Hispanic Dental Association, UT Health Science Center Dental School, Campos Family Dental and Rolling Oaks Dental to make this happen.  Thank you to everyone who took time for this valuable donation. They showed they are dedicated to promoting oral health and injury prevention for kids playing sports. 


Dr. Campos taking impression

Judson Dental Intern Gwen Martinez and Zaria Hall taking impression

Hygienist Paola Romero taking impression

Bridge Built, Donated For 8th Graders To Cross

Making that transition from middle school to high school is a big step, but it's also something that should be celebrated...it's a time of growth and encouragement.  Ag. Science Director  Jay Trees and several Judson High School students took some time to literally build their own version of encouragement, by creating a wooden bridge for the Crossover Ceremony.  The piece will be used at Judson Middle School for their 8th grade completion/graduation events.  A big thanks also to Mr. McCoy who donated the wood for the project.  

Judson Football Players Step Up To Help Others

It really says something when a brotherhood of students athletes come together because they have a sense of teamwork and helping others...a sense that was reinforced by great coaches, teachers and of course parents.  Current and former Judson Rocket football players got together recently to make a trip up to the San Marcos area to help people in that area that lost so much and are trying to piece together their lives again after the devastating floods.  Coach Guy Anderson and Mark Sauceda headed up this group of young men to do some heavy lifting and some real nasty work to help clean up and offer support to flood victims.  Many of these guys helping out know the thrill of winning state football championships, but the feeling you get when you give yourself and your time to someone who's lost everything?  That's a feeling at a different level...Well, that's Rocket Pride at its finest.  Well done guys.


Those helping out:

Former Players:
Mark Milligan played on 83 State Team
Steve Stone and Nathan Vajdos played on 92 and 93 State Teams
Brendon Clemons class of 2014 currently playing at SFA

Seniors that are about to graduate
Kenneth Trest
Nicholas Wildberger
Matthew Kaesburg
Austin Garza

Juniors that will be Seniors next year
Tommy Walker
Conner Burgan
Terrence Hickman
Jakob Alonzo

AJ Garza

JISD Volunteers...Priceless

The work that volunteers do across the Judson ISD is hard really to quantify because they do so many things for so many people.  From working with students to helping teachers with projects and prep work so they can get ready to teach engaging lessons that reach students.  Volunteers also help out at big events and small events...they also bring that intangible something that so many students pick up on that says ' I'm here because I want to be here and I can help you.'  A big thank you to each one of these volunteers that were spotlighted by each campus.  At the end of the ceremony, the District Volunteer of the Year was recognized....she is Delia Finch of Judson High School.


JISD Volunteer of the Year Delia Finch with Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya


Campus Volunteers of the Year

Candlewood Elementary School    Alma Rivas
Converse Elementary School    Melanie Esposito
Copperfield Elementary School    Margaret Wilson 
Coronado Village Elementary School    Javier Duran
Crestview Elementary School    Rosemary Goff
Franz Elementary School    Jo Sue Cameron
Elolf Elementary School    Cortney Taylor 
Hartman Elementary School    Cynthia Ornelas
Hopkins Elementary School    Jacqueline Rodriguez
Judson Early College Academy    Rashon and Albert Potts 
Judson Learning Academy    Milton Rodriguez
JSTEM Academy    Lydia Gomez
Judson High School    Delia Finch * (Volunteer of Year)
Judson Middle School    Lola Hendricks 
Kirby Middle School    Monica Harris
Kitty Hawk Middle School    Lamia Haynes 
Masters Elementary School    Marcus Robinson
Metzger Middle School    Coach Keilani Ware 
Miller’s Point Elementary School    Damian Arocho
Olympia Elementary School       LeeAnn Badger
Park Village School    Rog Beaudro 
Paschall Elementary School    Gloria Nino 
Rolling Meadows School    Rochelle Ortiz 
Salinas Elementary School    Marion Weishaar
Spring Meadows Elementary School    Jack Smith
Wagner High School    Kim Thai 
Woodlake Elementary School    Eve Torres
Woodlake Hills Middle School    Angela White