Judson ISD

Entries for month: November 2015

Foul Shot Canned Food Drive At Kirby

There are all sorts of ways to draw people into helping out some of the local charities. Kirby Middle School had an interesting idea that included basketball foul shots.  This was a competition between grade levels where those students that brought 3 canned goods will get a chance to shoot 5 free throws on the school basketball court. If they brought a can of yams they got an extra shot.  Prizes went to the one boy and one girl who made the most free throws.  All the canned goods went to benefit Fountain Christian Food Bank in Kirby to help out familes in need during the holidays.  The canned yams went to the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner event.  Thank you everyone who participated.

Plant A Tree, Make A Difference

Arbor Day is a National Observance that officially falls on the last Friday in April, but many states celebrate it at different times of the year based on the best tree planting time in their geographic region.  Teachers and students from Crestview Elementary along with Cub Scout Troop 323 and board members of Live Oak Park put their muscle together recently to replant native trees in Live Oak Park.  More than 200 trees were planted in observance of Arbor Day and in concert with other schools in the city that participated in Project ACORN. Thanks to everyone that put in the sweat equity to make help out. 



Metzger Students Get College Prep

One of the great programs that helps prepare students with the vision of working hard for their college opportunities is Young Achievers. It's a free college prep program for high achieving 8th graders that exposes them to the opportunities, rigor and challenges that come with putting themselves in the best position to go to the college of their choice.  It includes weekly workshops, trips to college campuses, early prep for the SAT and mentorship programs.  Young Achievers also awards a scholarship to attend a Duke TIP Summer Program.  27 Metzger students are picked each year to participate in college prep program. Congratulations and keep up the good work!


Signings For Two Judson Softball Stars

The softball team at Judson High School has some great student athletes and colleges and universities in Texas and beyond are paying attention. 

First, Alexis Elemen who is a four-year softball letterman at Judson High School signed a letter of intent to study and play at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.  Alexis has been a great infielder for the Rockets...even as a freshman when she was Honorable mention. She played shortstop and third base her sophomore and junior years and continued to garner All-district recognition. Academically Alexis has been involved with the National Honor Society and Student Council and will be attending MHBU on an academic scholarship while she plays softball. Her major will be Pre-Physical Therapy. She is the daughter of Eric and Angela Elemen.

Alexis Elemen signing her letter of intent 

Then there is Amari Borrego, a two-year letterman in softball who signed a letter of intent with the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. She has been the starting 2nd baseman for the Rockets Softball team and has received All District and Academic All-District honors.  Amari is currently ranked 5th in her class and has earned not only an athletic scholarship, but also an academic scholarship to UMO. She will major in biology with the plan of pursuing medical school.  Amari is the daughter of Sergio and Monica Borrego. 

Amari Borrego signing her letter of intent

Judson QB Up For "Player Of The Week" Honor

Julon Williams in action in the Hammer Bowl

The name Dave Campbell is synonomous with college and high school football coverage and Judson Sophomore Julon Williams is a nominee for one of the publication's honors.  The Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week award is presented by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and Wells Fargo.  The nomination comes after a great playoff performance against Churchill inwhich Judson won 40-13.  

The way this works is essentially by fan voting.  The poll is located at www.texasfootball.com and it closes Friday at noon.  

It sounds like the recipe for success is schools using social media to spread the word to their students, faculty, staff, coaches, spirit organizations, parents and anyone that supports their team and community.  
Additionally, we’ve set up a Facebook page and Twitter feed that should help you spread the word virally through the community:

Facebook post announcing Julon as a candidate: LINK

Tweet from @MrTexasFootball announcing Julon as a candidate: LINK