Judson ISD

Entries for month: August 2017

Judson Ag Open House Rescheduled For Sept. 2nd



The Agriscience Magnet Program at Judson High School will be opening its doors for a special open house on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  It will be a great opportunity to see some of the upgrades and improvements to the facilities out there already.  Your bond money at work!  See the details below.

JISD Culinary Team Cookin' For Go Public Event


You may have heard that Judson ISD has a fantastic Culinary Arts program at Wagner High School through our Career and Technical Education Department. Well our program will be competing with five other culinary teams from local school districts in the Back To School Cook-Off. Go Public has partnered with the Culinary Institute of America to host this competition in a type of "Top Chef" format for its fall fundraiser. The event will be Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Culinary Art Institute on Pearl Parkway near downtown San Antonio from 10 am - 1 pm.  

The Judson ISD team will consist of Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya, Culinary Teacher Rosie Laster and two senior culinary students.  We can all show our support by purchasing tickets for the event and letting everyone know we are Judson Strong.  Space is limited for the event and JISD will be cooking against other heavy hitters...Alamo Heights, Northside, Northeast, East Central and Southwest ISDs. It should be fun and of course incredibly tasty.

 Tickets are $10 and you can purchase them HERE.  If you would like to participate as a sponsor click HERE

A Heads Up On Game Time And An Opportunity!

The big season opener between Judson and Austin Lake Travis will be televised from Rutledge Stadium on FoxSports' first ever Texas Football Days.  The broadcast is a doubleheader of high school football. It starts off with a 3A matchup between Shallowater vs. Idalou (Lubbock area) at 6 pm and then the Judson vs. Austin Lake Travis game slated for 8:30 pm.  Because of how these sports telecasts work, please keep in mind that the start of our game could be delayed because of the finish time of the first game.  So while our kickoff time is set for 8:30 pm, reality could see it possibly delayed as late as maybe 9 pm depending on when the TV coverage of the first game wraps up.  Here's a link to the FoxSports website with details on the games CLICK HERE

Nevertheless it will be a great match up. While this is a great event, we want to keep in perspective too seeing all the tragedy and loss the last several days with Hurricane Harvey's landfall. There will be folks at Rutledge Stadium that will be accepting monetary donations to help hurricane victims on behalf of the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund. The San Antonio area narrowly missed a tragic situation that we are seeing unfold to those in Harvey's path.  In thankfulness of being spared, we can all show our gratitude by helping out others.  It's a great opportunity to show how Texans help each other! 

JISD Launches Drive To Help Harvey Victims

Judson ISD would like to support the local and statewide needs resulting from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 


We will be collecting items to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank and Texas Diaper Bank through next Friday 9/8/17. Please drop off items at the District Office (8012 Shin Oak Dr. Live Oak TX ) or your home campus by 2:00 pm on that day. 

District will make the donation drops on Friday, 9/1/17 and 9/8/17.
San Antonio Food Bank Donations:
Material Donations: Our most wanted items are nonperishable food, water, baby food, flashlights and batteries, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.
Clothing Donations: Our most needed clothing items are men’s and women’s tops, pants, new socks, and new undergarments. All clothing donations must be NEW.
Texas Diaper Bank Donations:
Diaper Donations: In need of NEW, encased diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 and 6, as well as adult incontinence garments. Not accepting cloth diapers.
Baby Needs: New or gently used swaddle blankets and clothing (sizes NB – 5T). 
For more information on the San Antonio Food Bank and ways to help please visit their website: https://safoodbank.org/ 
For more information on the how to support the Texas Diaper Bank please visit their website: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/get-involved/

First Day Of Classes 8-28-17

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Well thanks to Hurricane Harvey, there was a lot of doubt for a while whether it was going to happen on time or not, but the first day of school for Judson ISD did roll out on time and the 2017-2018 school year did see lift-off.  Teachers, administrators, staff and of course students blew in on the winds of Harvey to classrooms all across JISD.  While teachers weren't allowed to go to campuses for last minute preps over that last weekend because of the bleak forecasts, they stood ready for the first day and welcomed everyone back.


On that first day, Dr. Montoya was constantly traveling from one campus to another seeing how the day was going as were district administrators who made visits to see how they could help out and support schools.  A big thanks to the campus staff at each school for helping to make the first day as smooth as possible for all new and returning students. Let's make it a great year everyone...one day at a time.


Below, members from the Rotary eClub joined Ed Franz Elementary staff bright and early Monday morning to welcome back their students on the first day. Throughout the year, the Rotary eClub attends events and sponsors Lite Up Literacy nights for Franz.