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Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

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 Danny 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.  


DECA & Honor Society Students Help At Food Bank

What a wonderful sight it is to see students who still know how valuable community service is.  DECA and National Honor Society students from Judson High School volunteered recently at the San Antonio Food Bank.  And they got busy...with the time they were there, they were able to sort and pack a total of 21,975 pounds of food.  That equals to 17,580 meals for families in the San Antonio community who really need them.  Thank you for your service. 


Business Partners Share Their Know-How With Students

Involving businesses from the local and even regional area in the education of students is invaluable because they bring real life experience to the classroom.  While this goes on at many different levels, recently at Wagner High School there were some great examples where students soaked up some great information and picked the brains of some industry leaders. 


Wagner's Culinary Arts Program welcomed Chef Travis Hawthorne from Aguste Escoffier Culinary School in Austin.  Chef Travis demonstrated Vietnamese spring rolls to the Culinary 1 students and Italian stir fry to the Culinary 2 students.  Along with the tasty demo, he also visited with students about his personal education and military experiences and his enjoyment of cooking for others...especially his friends and family.  Chef Travis travels around the state speaking to students like this to encourage students interested in this industry, the entrepreneurial options and the opportunities at the Aguste Escoffier Culinary School.  

Also, Wagner welcomed Ms. Sonia Garcia who is the Brand Manager for BB&T Bank and Ms. Monica Delgado, insurance consultant with Liberty Mutual.  Both spoke to business minded students about career opportunities in the business and finance world and what kind of education is needed to be successful in it.  We thank all of these business partners in bringing their experiences to our students so they can peek around the corner, so to speak, and see what the marketplace is looking like.