Judson ISD

Entries for day: 01 January 2014

A Thanksgiving Feast For The Community

This is the 6th year for the Judson ISD Thanksgiving Community Dinner.  It's a way of saying thank you to the community for all the support that it gives the schools and the school district and the board.  This year's event was cooked up at the Judson High School cafeteria.  It included of course all the traditional turkey and fixings, but also some great entertainment as well.  The U.S. Army Band offered a great performance as did several of the middle school orchestras.  The rainy weather may have scared some folks off, but the turnout was still great and a big thank you to everyone who put this together. We all have so much to be thankful for and events like this help us all remember.


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Next Playoff Step, Judson Takes On Reagan

The Judson Rockets continue to take it a step at a time in the playoffs handing Laredo United a 55-20 loss. Next on the schedule is a contest with Reagan who beat Stevens 38-31 last week. This game is at Rutledge so let's fill up the stadium and show everyone what Rocket Pride is all about!

Board Recognitions 11-20-14

Pledge Leader: Leila Ahmed Hamed Mohamed

Leila is 10 years old and is the Student Council President at Hartman ES.  She is an A/B Honor Roll student.  She is an avid swimmer and she enjoys singing.  In the past, she was also involved in Track ‘n Field.  Leila is the oldest of 5 sisters.  She also contributes greatly to the recycling program at Hartman ES.  Leila aspires to be an Olympic Swimmer.

Students from Judson ISD took part in a special Arbor Day tree planting ceremony hosted by the City of Live Oak and sponsored by the Live Oak Village Garden Club.  Leading up to the day of the event there was a poster contest that involved 4th and 5th grade students from both Franz and Crestview. The winners were 4th grader Ashley Landin, 5th grader Lillian Maguire from Crestview Elementary and 4th grader Gracie Hoyle, 5th grader Khalib Matthews from Franz Elementary.  Each one of them has with them the posters they created. All these students will have a season pool pass next summer from the City of Live Oak. There is one grand prize winner from these four winners. That is Lillian Maguire from Crestview Elementary.  She receives a $25 dollar gift card from Toys R Us.


Both Judson and Wagner High Schools have brand new Explorer Post groups. In October both participated in their very first contest. The Alamo Area Law Enforcement Explorer Competition drew Explorer teams from all over the state including groups from Dallas, Houston and the Valley. Among a field of 60 teams, these two newly formed Explorer posts made their presence known. Wagner took first place in Hostage Negotiation and third place in Arrest, Search and Seizure.  Meanwhile, Judson did well too taking 3rd place in Traffic Stop.  The students competing were:
Wagner…Samantha Aguilar, Trent Hawkins, Dominique Payne and Salazar John. 

Judson...Troy Hernandez, Laura Lira-Moraniec, Christopher Joy and Alyssa Ambriz Ramirez. 

The Board also recognized the big players in another successful United Way Campaign across the district. "Campus Champions" for each school were recognized for organizing their individual campus campaign.



Special Olympics Texas Area 20 Spring Games

Special Olympics Texas Area 20 is pleased to hold the 2014 Spring Games Competition (Athletics/Track & Field) at D.W. Rutledge Stadium on Saturday May 3, 2014. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., followed by competition. The 2014 Area 20 Spring Games committee is committed to providing quality competition for over 600 participants, 110 from Judson ISD. Come share the friendship, experience the joy, witness the courage and achievement of Special Olympics Texas.

Staff Olympics Provide STAAR Inspiration

It seems like each school has their unique way of prepping for the STAAR exam.  Along with the academic preparation and encouragement, the staff at Hopkins each year put their pride on the line for the students in what is called the Annual Staff Olympics.  They participate in different unusual games and relays that show kids that they're willing to go out of their comfort zone to show what they can do...and they can too when it comes to the STAAR test.  Students got a big kick out of seeing their teachers and administrators trying to bounce a basketball...ride a tricycle, play clipboard tennis, cup stacking, trash can basketball and many other games.  They cheered on their favorite participants and learned some great hints for doing well on the test.