Judson ISD

Entries for month: June 2017

Dr. LeBleu Surprised…Celebrated By Olympia

Olympia students and staff had one final, huge surprise for Principal Dr. LeBleu. Unknowingly, she was called outside to the back of the school by her staff, who were holding a huge banner that read, "Olympia appreciates you, Dr. LeBleu!" Already gleaming, she was told to break through the sign. As she did, she found the entire school sitting on the black top, waiting for her. Amidst singing, dancing, hugs and happy tears, the entire school gave Dr. LeBleu a sweet and fond farewell and wishes for a happy retirement.      



Standing In The Gaps...Our Substitutes, Thank You

Being a substitute for a teacher or even a staff member can be a challenging job.  It calls for someone who is not easily flustered and one that can go with the flow and learn quickly.  Judson ISD wanted to recognize those who have this unique skill set who have been helping to fill in the gaps for the district when needed.  The event was hosted at Judson Early College Academy recently with Chief Human Resources Officer Marco Garcia, Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya with special guest speaker Priscilla Camacho of the San Antonio Chamber's Education and Workforce division on hand to thank and congratulate those who have served. 




Olympia ES Celebrates Academics

During the last week of school, all Olympia Elementary students Pre K - 5th Grade, celebrated their year of academic and school success. Each student was spotlighted for their accomplishments. By the looks of the celebrations and graduations, the school had a great year!


Randolph Metrocom Rotary Hosts Dr. M.

Dr. Montoya with Randolph Metrocom Rotary President Jeff Fletcher and President Elect Jason Barger. 
The organization donated a children's book in Dr. Montoya's name.

Spreading the word about some of the good things going on in Judson ISD is an effective way of keeping people informed and in touch.  One way is with personal appearance opportunities like the one JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya recently accepted at the Metrocom Rotary Club.  The Rotarians invited him to one of their regular meetings at the Olympia Golf Course and Conference Center.  

It gave him the chance to update them on the progress of the most recent bond election and how construction is ramping up from the 2016 Bond as well.  He also touched on some of the unique early college opportunities that will be available to students and how the district's Career and Technology Education programs are offering more career pathways due to recent grants the district has received.  We appreciate the Metrocom Rotary Club for the invitation.  

Museum Comes To Life At Converse Elementary

Brynlee Stevenson as Gloria Vanderbilt - Fashion Designer & Artist and Madalynne Aberg as part of Rodgers & Hammerstein - Composers


Converse Elementary third grade classes hosted their annual Live Wax Museum. This year the classrooms were divided into five themed museums much like the Smithsonian. The five museums and teachers were:

1.    The Museum of Math & Science - Ms. Jenn George
2.    The Museum of World & American History - Mrs. Danielle Baum
3.    The Museum of Sports - Mrs. Brooke Bailey
4.    The Museum of Art & Music - Mrs. Dixie Gonzales
5.    The Museum of Literature & Entertainment - Mrs. Ashley Earnest

Matthew Nash as Michelangelo - Sculptor 


Wayne Jones as Ansel Adams - Photographer

Participants chose people from their museum type to research and prepare a brief speech to deliver to visitors that highlighted the events of that person’s life. They were encouraged to try to dress like their person of importance and provide some type of prop that represented them. Students from the rest of the campus had the opportunity to go to each museum and learn a little bit about these different people of interests. The Museum of Art & Music utilized technology by using chromebooks to create slide shows and present audio and video links that represented their person of interests’ talents.

Miley Bolton as Vera Wang - Fashion Designer. Carmella Cruz as Diane van Furstenberg - Fashion Designer. Devin Majors as Les Paul - Musician

Hailey Flores as Frida Kahlo - Artist  

Carolyn Tarvis as Dorothea Lange - Photographer