Judson ISD

Entries for day: 01 January 2012

Metzger MS Health Fair

Metzger Middle School is hosting a Health Fair Wednesday, May 2nd from 5 - 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to the 3rd annual event for fun, physical activities, plus chances to win prizes!

Judson MS Student Named National Finalist in Essay Contest

Judson Middle School student Dominico Lombardo has been named a National Finalist in the "Do the Write Thing Challenge!"  Middle school students from all over the country are given an opportunity to examine the impact of violence on their lives and communicate in writing what they think should be done to change our culture of violence.  Those essays were reviewed by a panel of judges, including the committee chair, Bexar County District Attorney, Susan Reed.  Two "National Ambassadors" were selected  - one boy and one girl, who submitted the most thought-provoking entries.  They will receive a trip to Austin, where they'll tour the Capitol and other landmarks.  In addition, the National Campaign to Stop Violence has invited each student, along with their teacher and one parent to a national reception in Washington D.C.  Dominico will meet with the Attorney General of the United States and members of Congress to discuss the problem of youth violence.  Several other Judson ISD middle school students were recognized for their writings as well:  Lauryn Stewart, Judson MS; Emily McNabb, Kitty Hawk MS; James Shuler, Metzger MS; Jessica Gonzalez, Metzger MS; Jalen Easley, Woodlake Hills MS; and Jomani Outing, Woodlake Hills MS.  A book of all the students' writings will be placed in the Library of Congress. 

Pictured from left to right:  Pamela Ussery, English Teacher; Luigi Lombardo, Dad; Dominco Lombardo, 8th grade; Nancy Sandoval, Mom; Ted Haynes, Judson Middle School Principal

Judson HS FCCLA Heading to State

Congratulations to Judson High School's FCCLA and Child Guidance students.  They took home 4th place honors for a project they created for the Methodist Children's Hospital.  They made star pillows for sick children and had them make a wish, stuff their pillows and then decorate them.  The idea was to help create hope in a child's life when sometimes hope has been lost.  The project stemmed from research students did, that shows therapeutic play is a vital element in the healing process.  Carissa Topete and Katie Martinez will take their project to the state competition in April. 



Wagner HS FCCLA Teams Heading to State

Congratulations to the Wagner-ERC Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America and Culinary teams who are advancing to state!  At the FCCLA Region V Leadership Conference, Wagner-ERC FCCLA received awards for participating in an important service project and having the highest member involvement in that project.  The teams also both won 2nd place for two projects.  The first, "T-Bird Essence," focused on a well-balanced FCCLA and Culinary program with the use of a scrapbook  The other project, "T-Bird Tasties...More than just a Bakery," was a business plan that developed a bakery that serves healthy treats and offers a fitness center, as well as a cyber-center.  Both teams will present the projects in Dallas at the state competition in April.


Dads Read to Students at Olympia ES

Dads got involved in the learning process at Olympia Elementary School.  They were the guests of honor at the school, as they took part in their child's class.  They volunteered their time to read books, showing the importance of a good education.