Entries for month: March 2012

March Child Nutrition Employees of the Month

Congratulations to the March Child Nutrition Department employees of the month!

                                     Mike Mozuch, Equipment Specialist

                                       Maria Bishop, Judson High School

 

School Zone Times to be Extended

Woodlake Hills Middle School will soon have its speed zone times extended by an hour.  The 20 miles per hour limit will now be in effect from 2 - 5 p.m. The city of San Antonio is making the change at dozens of schools across the city, but Wooklake Hills is the only Judson ISD school that will be affected.  Still, drivers need to be aware of similar changes in most other school districts if you're driving during the afternoon.  The school zone time extension will start in early April 2012.  Public Works says the reason for the change is so that the zones better reflect the ending of the school day for many middle and high schools.


  

JISD Child Nutrition Director Featured in Magazine

Judson ISD is committed to keeping students healthy and motivated, and the Child Nutrition Department is leading the way.  Sharon Glosson, Director of Child Nutrition, makes sure the district is ahead of the curve when it comes to USDA regulations.  Ms. Glosson is featured in the latest edition of "The Word," a magazine put out by The University of the Incarnate Word.

Judson MS Boys BB Has Outstanding Season

Congratulations to the Judson Middle School 7th and 8th grade boys on their 2012 basketball seasons.  Both grades finished the regular season undefeated and won the 2012 District Championship.  The 7th grade Jaguars faced Heritage Middle School in the first round of the S.T.A.C. tournament, where they beat the Hurricanes to make the championship round.  Then, they faced Metzger Middle School.  Metzger played tough and pulled out a win in the last two minutes of the game.  Overall, the seventh graders finished with a 10-1 record. 


The 8th grade team took on the Kitty Hawk Flyers in the Championship round of the S.T.A.C. tournament and pulled out a win.  Overall, Judson Middle School finished the season with an 11-0 record.  Congratulations to all the students, as well as Coach Robert Bell and Coach Jonathan Brannon for an outstanding season.

                          Judson Middle School 7th grade Basketball Team

                             Judson Middle School 8th grade Basketball Team

 

JHS Students Part of National Champion Cyber Team

A team from the Information and Technology Security Academy (ITSA) of the Alamo Academies earned a huge honor, taking the top prize at the annual CyberPatriot competition in National Harbour, MD.  They beat out more than 1,000 other teams across the country, to ultimately be crowned National Champions!   CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition, with a purpose of inspiring high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation's defense.  CyberPatriot was created by the Air Force Association to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders. 

The team of six is made up of students from local high schools, including two students from Judson High School - Robert Flores and Brian Carvan.  When they arrived back from Maryland, Mayor Julian Castro, other local leaders and the media were there to congratulate them.  This was the second year the ITSA team made it to Maryland, and three students repeated the trip.  Last year they took home third place.

"We felt that since we had the experience of being there last year, it really gave us an extra edge.  And the fact that all these industries help us, I think that is what helped us to win, said Robert Flores, team captain.

At the competition, the students were given a network of computers and tasked with deleting viruses and malware, while maintaining services like e-mail.  In addition, a team of hackers tried to penetrate the network.

ITSA is one of the dual-credit programs that is offered, tuition-free, to qualifying high school students through the Alamo Colleges.  The program offers nationally recognized training programs for students and includes placement in paid internships.