Judson ISD

Entries for month: November 2015

An Invitation: Thanksgiving Feast, Showcase

This is the 7th year for JISD Thanksgiving Community Feast and District Showcase.  Each year has been a warm helping of community spirit, music, fun and even help for everyone attending.  This year we'll have all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, plus for those who don't necessarily get into the turkey dinner and dressing part, they'll be chicken for you to chow down on.  Along with the food, there will be live music by many of our own students to give the event its trademark holiday feel.  We also want everyone to know Judson ISD better so many of our departments will be manning tables and displays for anyone needing answers to questions or just want to talk.  So consider this your invitation...if you live in the JISD come on out and enjoy good food and entertainment and get a good look at what Judson ISD is all about.  There's no charge and it'll get everyone into the holiday spirit.

Rockets To Second Round of Playoffs

The Judson Rockets came to play against the Churchill Chargers taking control from the start and finishing with a 40-13 victory.  Next up is O' Connor. Each game will be a unique challenge and the Panthers are coming off a close game with Southwest.  This next playoff game will be at Rutledge Stadium so let's fill up the seats and fill the air with noise for the Rockets as they take each step down the playoff road. 

Rockets Playoff Game-2nd Round

Wagner Fall Festival, A Reason To Celebrate!

Fall is a great time...the weather gets cooler, the leaves change and we know that the holidays are right around the corner.  The folks at Wagner High School get that and they wanted to celebrate with a Fall Festival. It was organized by the Student Council and Yearbook students and advisors (Jeremy Wortham, Kyla Mora).  The event included a number of campus clubs that set up booths, games and food for everyone to enjoy.  Part of the fun involved a classic dunking booth to submerge a specific favorite teacher or administrator and there was also a three-stage relay race among some of the student organizations. The school Orchestra came out on top, followed by Student Council and the Journalism Department. What a way to celebrate fall!



Rocket Hoops Star Signs With A&M C.C.

Jamell Bradley, a 6'6" senior wing starter for Judson High School's state ranked basketball team has signed a national letter of intent to play next year at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. His signing is for a full scholarship to be a part of what is considered to be one of the up and coming NCAA Division One basketball programs in the country.  The Islanders are a member of the Southland Conference and are coached by Willis Wilson.

Jamell is excited about the step saying, "I have always wanted to go to a program tha is on the rise and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute and help continue the success..." Jamell is considered to be one of the pre-season top players in the state of Texas.  He is the son of Cash and Avril Bradley and brother of Dominique.

With family and team


Judson Librarian Tapped For National Committee

Judson High School Librarian Lorraine Roussin, has been appointed by YALSA, that's the Young Adult Library Services Association, to a national committee to help encourage reading.  This committee will be made up of eleven librarians across the country to help prepare an annotated list of recommended fiction and non-fiction appropriate for reluctant young adult readers. Some of the input will come from Judson students themselves, making fellow students in the U.S. aware of some of these quality selections that can encourage young people to read. 

Ms. Roussin has also been appointed to the Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel committee. This group will create a list of graphic novels for grades 6-12. In case you don't know, a graphic novel is similar to the comic book format in that it uses a sequence of art or graphics to help tell a story, but they are typically stand alone publications and not episodic like comics. 

We congratulate Ms. Roussin in her efforts to help turn our young adults to reading more.