Judson ISD

Entries Tagged as 'Volunteerism'

Paschall Students Explore Careers

The Paschall Elementary School Career Day was a super event with lots of participation, but this event was a little different in the way it was organized.  That's because it wasn't just school staff giving input and putting the time into piecing it all together...the students did.  The school's 4th grade Career Club helped School Counselor Ms. Hume put this whole thing together. Parents and community members came in representing businesses and organizations such as Flowers Bakery, Channel 4 TV News, HEB, UTSA, the City of Kirby, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.  Also presenting were scientists, engineers and medical professionals...even students from the Wagner Fashion Design program gave their take on what they do and how they hope to be successful. 

The school's Career Club has been very active this year and this event was a culmination of their passion and interest.  Students met weekly through the year with a couple of field trips that were stimulating.  They visited Wagner High School Career Pathways in the fall and the San Antonio Toyota Factory in the winter before helping with this grand finale for the year.  Great job!


Literacy Mentors Help Make A Difference

Research indicates that adults who mentor children reduce the dropout rate and can increase a student's academic performance. Knowing this, several central office staff signed up this semester to serve as a Literacy Mentor of Distinction. JISD Counselors worked collaboratively with department secretary, Ms Y. Romero to identify students in grades K-2 who could use a literacy mentor. Each week, mentors gave up a bit of their lunch time to read with their mentee, in an effort to promote literacy and establish a positive relationship with a child. In appreciation for the semester work, a special luncheon was provided for mentees, mentors and counselors. Superintendent Dr. Montoya joined the celebration, thanking everyone for their positive contributions. Although the lunch and festivities were enjoyable, the biggest highlight for the students was touring the Educational Resource Center. Special thanks to Ms. Stamper from Scholastic Books for the literature donation.


Franz Volunteers Help ”Crush the STAAR"

Ed Franz Elementary is fortunate that two Judson ISD retired teachers are volunteering their time to help students “Crush the STAAR!” The school would like to thank Ms. Suzanne Kenoyer and Jackie Freeman for their support and over 40 years of service in JISD! Franz also thanks all of their students, teachers, staff and additional volunteers that help give the campus its strong foundation.

Honorary Volunteer Banquet

Volunteer of the Year was Sandra White from Candlewood Elementary School. 

Volunteers are such an important part of getting the small and the big details done when staff can't get to them.  And it's such a blessing when you have folks that do that on a regular basis...it makes a huge difference.  JISD recently recognized those who donate their time to contribute to the district's mission of excellence.  The ceremony included a musical performance by the Crestview Soaring Eagles Choir and a few words from last year's Volunteer of the Year Mr. Ed Woods.  Superintendent Montoya and board members were on hand to express their thanks for this group's tremendous efforts.  In addition, Copperfield Elementary School Principal Gerrie Spellmann was the recipient of the Outstanding Principal Award in Community Engagement.  The following volunteers were honored for their service.   


Congratulations and thank you to everyone. 




Kitty Hawk Ag Students Make A Beautiful Difference

You may not know it, but Kitty Hawk Middle School has a class of students that are learning the principles of agriculture.  Mr. Rumfield has been working with them on of the basics of growing plants and it's serving a two-fold purpose.  The students are developing a green thumb while the campus gets better and better looking with the landscaping getting attention. 

Landscaped areas can be a real job just keeping them maintained with controlling and pulling weeds and keeping the plants from getting overgrown. Nothing like a little sweat equity to keep your campus looking good while learning at the same time.