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Entries for month: January 2013

Metzger Students Hit UTSA Campus

Encouraging middle school students about the value of attending college is an important way of keeping them motivated and giving them a goal.  UTSA gave Metzger Middle School students a little bit of that through its P-20 initiative program allowing them to become Roadrunners For A Day!  They were given a feel for what college life is like, the different programs offered on campus and the top industries and careers that will be growing and hiring in the next decade.  One of the highlights of the day was a scavenger hunt that allowed them to get familiar with the campus. They also enjoyed pizza served by the UTSA Pro Rec students and had the chance to attend the Roadrunners basketball game against UT Arlington. 



Spring Meadows MLK March

There are a number of different ways Martin Luther King, Jr is remembered and students at Spring Meadows Elementary honored him with several types of remembrances.  They started it all out with a MLK march and later gathered for a school-wide assembly where different grades performed different expressions of appreciation.  PK-2nd grade shared their dreams...3rd grade read MLK poetry and performed a skit...4th grade contributed to the event with singing...and 5th grade presented Dr. King's speech.


Judson HS Alumni Softball Game


It's the first ever...the Judson High School Girls Softball team will be hosting the 1st Annual Alumni Softball Game.  It's set for February 9th, 2 pm at the new Judson softball field located by the entrance to Rutledge Stadium.  Now it won't be the only game going on, because the Judson Rockets Girls Softball team will be taking on Brandeis at 11 am until 1 pm.  That will give time for the Alumni to scout out their competition and work out that first wave of cramps from stretching muscles that may have been "under-used" lately.  Seriously, warm-up time for Alumni will be at 1 pm and they'll take on Judson at 2 pm. All this will be followed by a nice post game social gathering when everyone can recount the "good ole days."  If you'd like to give it a go, please make sure you fill out the questionnaire linked below and send it to Coach Urbanovsky.

CLICK HERE for the questionnaire and send it to turbanovsky@judsonisd.org

Wagner Debate Student Places At Churchill Classic

Debate teams from all over the state converge on Churchill High School each year for what is called a Texas Forensic Association tournament.  This was the first year for Wagner High School to compete in this event that included at least 60 students in each contest category. For debaters that meant they had to go through five preliminary rounds before reaching the next competition level.  In all of this, one Wagner student, Senior Isiah Columbus, decided he'd "get his feet wet" by trying an interpretation event.  He ended up getting submerged in the event going all the way to the finals in Humorous Interpretation.  This required him to memorize and choreograph a 10-minute scene from any published work and then perform it. Isiah ended up taking 8th place out of 84 competitors.  What a way to "get your feet wet!"  While Isiah was the high-placer in the event for Wagner, three students also earned enough competition points to receive induction into the National Forensic Association...the honor society for excellence in speech and debate. Congratulations!

Wagner HS Author Pushing For Publication

Just write...is what a lot of authors and publishers tell aspiring writers to do.  That's exactly what Victoria Gilbert did two years ago when she started her book "Blackhearts."  She decided that she wanted to take a different road when it came to writing about the mystery and mystique of vampires.  That genre of young adult books is quite popular now, but Victoria says the mainstream offerings out there now are part of the "Disney-fication" of the mythical creature.  "Blackhearts" is now in the uncorrected proof form which is the backstretch to the finish line for publication.  She gives credit to her parents, friends, English teachers and publishing agent for their inspiration and support to get to this point.  Hopefully, soon she will be a published author.  By the way, she writes under the pen name of Victoria Shayne. Way To Go!