Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

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. 


Help For Food Bank? Patriot BPA Students On It!

The San Antonio Food Bank is an organization that does so much good for the entire south central Texas area. They always are open to help either in donations or just some muscle to organize and move items. The Business and Professionals of America chapter and members of the Principals of Business, Marketing and Finance at Veterans Memorial High School stepped up to the challenge and spent a day recently helping out. They used some of that youthful energy sorting, inspecting and packing boxes so the Food Bank is prepared for those who need it. In the end, they packed 9,540 pounds of food that will support some 7,000 families in the Bexar County and surrounding area.   BPA Vice President Sabrina Lagrimanta encourages others to help out and pay forward the blessings they have, "it was amazing to see how much food was donated and the work it takes to organize everything."


Student Volunteers In The Community

It seems that Judson ISD students are so busy in so many corners of our community making an impact.  One effort that teaches students ways to serve the community through vocational and volunteer opportunities is the Adult Years Vocational Program. Students Steve Rodriguez, Jr. and Dorian Morales volunteered their time and effort to help out at the recent re-opening of the Converse Public Library.  JISD employee Chris Minor is the coach and mentor for these students and encourages them and others to be involved in the community to make it better.  

Dignitaries also at the event were Converse Mayor Al Suarez and Maranatha Bible Church Pastor Dr. Rander Draper.  

District Food Drive A Success

The JISD School Health Advisory Council partnered with Blessed Angels and JISD campuses by hosting a District Food Drive to help connect hungry families in our community to healthy and nutritious food. The Food drive had two competitions, the Best Dressed Love Bin (most creatively decorated bin) & the Completely Filled With Love Bin (bin with most donated items). The Best Dressed Love Bin award went to Kirby Middle School with Paschall Elementary finishing as the runner–up.


Kirby Middle School - Champion          Paschall Elementary - Runner Up

The Completely Filled With Love Bin award went to Kirby Middle School, donating 6 completely filled barrels. The runner-up was Kitty Hawk Middle School, donating a total of 4 barrels. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to every school that participated.

The food collected will be handed out to JISD Families on Monday, March 12th at Alamo United Methodist Church located at 4071 N. Foster, San Antonio, TX 78244.  Volunteers are needed to help distribute food to families from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  For more information volunteers may contact JISD Director of Women’s Athletics, Ryanne DuPree at (210) 945-1252 or Carlie Rauschuber, JISD Child Nutrition Department at (210) 945-6720.