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Judson Girl Athletes Step Up For Food Bank

The female student athletes at Judson High School are making a difference outside the arena of sports through a campaign called MAD.  It stands for Making A Difference! Recently Judson coaches  took 40 Lady Rockets to the San Antonio Food Bank to support the Food Bank's September Hunger Action Month.  And there was definitely a lot of ACTION.  These students helped package 23,667 lbs. of food.  In the end that will provide more than 16,000 meals.  

Hats off to these girls for taking the time out of their weekend to make a difference and helping others.  



A Heads Up On Game Time And An Opportunity!

The big season opener between Judson and Austin Lake Travis will be televised from Rutledge Stadium on FoxSports' first ever Texas Football Days.  The broadcast is a doubleheader of high school football. It starts off with a 3A matchup between Shallowater vs. Idalou (Lubbock area) at 6 pm and then the Judson vs. Austin Lake Travis game slated for 8:30 pm.  Because of how these sports telecasts work, please keep in mind that the start of our game could be delayed because of the finish time of the first game.  So while our kickoff time is set for 8:30 pm, reality could see it possibly delayed as late as maybe 9 pm depending on when the TV coverage of the first game wraps up.  Here's a link to the FoxSports website with details on the games CLICK HERE

Nevertheless it will be a great match up. While this is a great event, we want to keep in perspective too seeing all the tragedy and loss the last several days with Hurricane Harvey's landfall. There will be folks at Rutledge Stadium that will be accepting monetary donations to help hurricane victims on behalf of the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund. The San Antonio area narrowly missed a tragic situation that we are seeing unfold to those in Harvey's path.  In thankfulness of being spared, we can all show our gratitude by helping out others.  It's a great opportunity to show how Texans help each other! 

JISD Launches Drive To Help Harvey Victims

Judson ISD would like to support the local and statewide needs resulting from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 


We will be collecting items to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank and Texas Diaper Bank through next Friday 9/8/17. Please drop off items at the District Office (8012 Shin Oak Dr. Live Oak TX ) or your home campus by 2:00 pm on that day. 

District will make the donation drops on Friday, 9/1/17 and 9/8/17.
San Antonio Food Bank Donations:
Material Donations: Our most wanted items are nonperishable food, water, baby food, flashlights and batteries, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.
Clothing Donations: Our most needed clothing items are men’s and women’s tops, pants, new socks, and new undergarments. All clothing donations must be NEW.
Texas Diaper Bank Donations:
Diaper Donations: In need of NEW, encased diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6, as well as adult incontinence garments. Not accepting cloth diapers.
Baby Needs: New or gently used swaddle blankets and clothing (sizes NB – 5T). 
For more information on the San Antonio Food Bank and ways to help please visit their website: https://safoodbank.org/ 
For more information on the how to support the Texas Diaper Bank please visit their website: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/get-involved/

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.