Judson ISD

Entries for month: January 2015

A Night All About Literacy At Paschall

Even though the weather wasn't great, there was a great turnout at Paschall Elementary for their annual Literacy Night.  There was a fun activity that each grade level organized for the event that was geared toward reading.  They also put together some awesome themed baskets that parents and students could win during the course of the evening.  Each student participating was given a ticket and asked to complete three activities that were set up. There was everything from storytelling, public library card signup, sight word bingo, writing word bingo and a number of other great stations.  After they completed that, they turned their ticket in for a free book and a chance to win one of the great baskets.  A big word of thanks to Literacy Night Committee Chairperson Dawn Cole and Mary McHaney. 



Father-Son Connections At Hopkins

There is a special relationship that forms between fathers and sons.  While they may not always agree through the growing up years, if the relationship is there and it's strong, they can thrive.  That was the idea behind Hopkins Elementary School's Father/Son Game Night.  As a general rule, guys communicate better while they are doing something together at the same time.  Playing games seemed like a natural activity to that end, so dads (and even some moms) had some quality time to laugh, play and even talk...undivided attention time.  They played basketball, kickball and a variety of board games...there was even a drawing for prizes to win games to take home for their own family game night.  Now that's a school doing what it can to support families as well as the students.  Strong families in a community can influence and transform others and they need our support.  







Texas Southern Visits Wagner, Judson With Scholarships

Dr. Willis Mackey with JISD Graduates now TSU students

Different colleges and universities do their recruiting different ways, but most don't necessarily come to your high school campus with their president and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships. That's what Texas Southern University does.  TSU staff complete with University President Dr. John Rudley were touring select high schools in the area to speak with students, present the unique attributes of Texas Southern and offer students scholarships on the spot.  They visited both Wagner and Judson High School on their own charter-style TSU bus.

TSU President Dr. John Rudley

At Wagner, university officials presented scholarships to the top 10 percent and Top 15 percent of the senior class to be used if they agree to commit to TSU which is located in downtown Houston. More than 50 students were given the offer by the school. 

The TSU bus also stopped at Judson High School where a number of scholarships were awarded as well.  This stopped included personal scholarship money coming from JISD Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey and TSU President Dr. Rudley.  Each gave three scholarships worth $1000 to students going to TSU for a total of 6 going to individual students.  In addition to that, 6 scholarships worth $500 dollars were given to six TSU students who are products of Judson ISD who had taken time out of their school schedule to come on the tour for a few days and recruit at their alma mater.


Wagner Students receiving scholarships from TSU

All told today, more than $800,000 in scholarships were presented at the two events.  Congratulations to these students and a big thank you to Dr. Rudley and his staff for making the effort to spend time with our students.

Judson HS students get scholarships from Drs. Mackey and Rudley


Lady Rockets Soccer Take Tournament

Congratulations to the Judson High School Girl's Soccer Team who have again proved to be a formidable force on the field.  They recently took the Northeast Invitational Tournament going 3-0 in their pool of opponents. The game that sewed up the tournament was a 3-0 win over the Roosevelt Lady Rough Riders as Kursten Cutkelvin scored 2 of the teams goals. Freshman Hannah Santos scored the other goal midway through the second half. Congratulations to Coach Shae Huntington and the entire team...good luck the rest of the way.

Science Projects Fill Spring Meadows Fair

Spring Meadows, like many other schools are prepping for the district wide science fair...and they had quite a response for their school science fair. More than one hundred projects were created representing all sorts of scientific concepts. The event featured 15 judges that sifted through the efforts of each student and listened to them present their findings. The awards were handed out during the school's Science Fair Night which also included the work of the Spring Meadows Robotics Club.  Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard and to those who placed.  A great big thank you to Science  Fair Coordinator Lori Frasier and all teachers that help in the contest...Michelle Beacom, Marcie Stowell, Fortuna Green, Belinda Alston, and Charles Dede.  Thank you to Juan Arredondo, Charles Dede, and Michelle Lovett for sponsoring our Robotics Club.




First Grade:
3rd Place – Sheila Partida
2nd Place – Gabriel Brisbane
1st place – Jaden Leal

Third Grade:
3rd Place – Kimora Day and Jaelyn Alvarado
2nd Place – Kimorah Brogdon-Smith and Jovanni Whittaker
1st Place – Laura Gallo

Fourth Grade:
2nd Place – Mylah Hunter
1st Place – Delia Roussel and Madison McDonald

Fifth Grade:
3rd Place – Tara James
2nd Place – Kefa Pereira
1st Place – Jake Davis

5th Grader – Brianna Sims