Judson ISD

Entries for month: January 2015

Wagner BPA Students Advance To State

A strong team of Wagner BPA students recently competed in the Regional Leadership Conference at Medina Valley High School in Castroville and several will be advancing to state.  At the daylong Business Professionals of America conference, students competed in various workplace skills such as accounting, payroll, web design, computer modeling and presentation skills.  We want to congratulate these students who represented their school and district well.

The following students will advance to the State Leadership Conference in March.

Network Design Team, 2nd Place (Daniel Rios, Isaac Quinn, Kenneth Shango, and Edward Voyce)

Prepared Speech, 2nd Place (Ariel Griffie)

Computer Network Technology, 1st Place (Brycen Adams-Brady)

State Alternates were also awarded and are as follows:
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting, 1st State Alternate (Carlo Guyo)
Computer Security, 1st State Alternate (Hector Jaimes)
Graphic Design Promotion, 1st State Alternate (James Hunt)
Video Production Team, 4th State Alternate (Manuel Perusquia, Brajahn Vialdores, and Ted Zamara)

These students also competed...they did not qualify for state, but should be commended for their quality efforts.

Sabrina Zavala, Fundamental Word Processing
Juan Gutierrez, Presentation Management Team
Amy Garcia, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting
Ricardo Diaz, Computer Security
Christian Smalley, Java Programming
Fabiola Rodriguez, Banking and Finance
WHS Information Technology Teacher/Advisor, Rodney Neal

Projects Give Students Feel For Scientific Process

It's science fair time and that means there are a lot of students that have been putting untold hours into a project that is unique and that displays a scientific concept. As students at Converse Elementary were brainstorming about what project they were going to take on, they were also learning about the scientific process.  That process saw students in grades 3-5 take ownership of developing their own ideas and work their way through the scientific method in forming a hypothesis and finally drawing a conclusion with documentation of their work.  All this wonderful work was brought together for a campus wide science fair complete with judges from Randolph Air Force Base who critiqued projects that fell into several different categories. All winners wil move on to the district wide science fair at the end of January.  Congratulations to these students:

3rd Grade: Earth Science - Aliana Arriage; Benjamin Chavez; Clavin Collins Physical Science - Annalise Furrow; Camryn Cavazos; Zakiya Armstrong Life Science - Seth Guerta; Marissa Chavez; Isaak Juarbe Space Science - Savanah Devan

4th Grade: Earth Science -Lyric Anderson; William Miller; Daniel Esposito Physical Science - Asia Criner; Lliyah Hay; Delilah Guiterrez Life Science - Loanna Thompson; Ryan Baraldi; Jalissa Leon Chemical Science - Madison Pauli; Alex Dawson; Ian Williamson Space Science - Aaron Castellanos

5th Grade: Earth Science - Matthew Stinson; Hailie Lawrence; Danielle Gonzalez Physical Science - Dominick Cedillo; Andrew Munoz; Brooklyn Ellis Life Science - Amelia Stinson; Rondald Waiters; Victoria Camacho Space Science - Christian Martinez; Vernisha Rice 

A Look At Career Options From T-Bird FCCLA

Uncovering the career or trade that you have a unique talent or attraction for can be a process for some people. That's why it's great to let kids see what's involved in a variety of professions.  The Thunderbird chapter of the FCCLA gives kids a chance to stick their toe in the waters of many careers to see if they like them.  Once a month the group offers hands on activities at Wagner High School to elementary and middle school kids focused on Art, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers. It gives them practical ways to see and understand how some professions work, how they fit in with other industries or careers and what the academic pathway is for a specific interest. It's free and is hosted by the Wagner FCCLA each month.  For more information, contact Wagner High School at 662-5000.

Unity Parade In Kirby

In conjunction with the MLK Holiday, the annual Parade For Peace And Justice kicked off in front of Kirby Middle School, winding through the town of Kirby and ending at Friendship Park.  The event included the Wagner High School Band, JROTC Color Guard, spirit groups as well as one of the original Freedom Riders MacArther Cotton. Also in the parade was Kirby Mayor Tim Wilson and Former Wagner High School Principal, now current District Operations Director Rob Fields.  At the conclusion of the parade at Friendship Park Kirby residents gathered for a post-parade festival.  A big thank you to all who participated in this parade to commemorate the work for civil rights. 



JISD's Pool Hosts USAF Wounded Warriors

Those in our military recovering from wounds sustained during battle should get all our support as they come back physically and mentally.  That's why Judson ISD is working with the United State Air Force's Wounded Warriors to help them in that recuperation process.  The USAF's Wounded Warrior program uses swimming as a portion of its adapted athletic reconditioning camp.  JISD decided to host this worthwhile effort at the district pool near Coronado Village ES for several sessions.  We want to wish these men and women all the best as they journey down the road to recovery.  JISD is proud to be a part of that journey.