Judson ISD

Entries for month: September 2017

JSTEM Students Make Extra Time To Learn More

JSTEM Academy is a unique school that's dedicated to the immersing of students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It's such an exciting program, that instructor Mr. Ohman and an increasing number of students have been putting in extra learning time after school. This “Make Time” initiative at JSTEM allows the students to explore a variety of hands on activities, ranging from tear-downs of devices to see how things work; to repairs; to fabricating with tools and even programming and 3D modeling with computers. Take a look at the pictures below to see the students in action.

Max Lozano (8th Grade) dug into math modeling of FTC robots and put together an equation with the variables that determine speed capability.


Rory Grunow (7th Grade) opened up a Vista/XP computer that had been scavenged for parts over time in a makerspace. He is very excited about building a 'new' computer by applying his own thinking, using a little elbow grease and scavenging for parts.


Jeremiah Bingani (6th Grade) loves things that go! He worked on a broken motorized ATV that for the moment wasn't going anywhere. He extracted parts and exchanged others and in no time had the ATV up and running.


Kaylee Miller and Isiah DeLuna (6th Grade) also disassembled a dead headlamp and got it working after discovering a few problems. This trouble-shooting exercise helped them learn about circuit failure diagnosis and repair.


Hestn Raborn (6th Grade) applied his new 3D modeling knowledge and skills to address his interest in motor driven devices. In this case, a water pump.

TMEA Invites Coronado Village To Perform At Convention

Each year, only a handful of outstanding music ensembles from across our state are chosen to perform during the TMEA annual Clinic/Convention. Coronado Village’s own Mojo-Rimba is excited to announce that they were invited to play during the nation’s premier music educators convention. The performance will take place on February 14-17, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Congratulations to the members of the Coronado Village marimba group and their director Bonnie Anderson for this outstanding achievement. VIEW the 2018 TMEA annual Clinic/Convention performance lineup.


Rolling Meadows' Little Library Makes It On Air

KSAT Visits Rolling Meadows ES

(L-R) Isabella Garza, Brilyn Bridges, Marion Harris and NEHS Sponsors/Teachers Lea Ann Hrncir-Earnest and Kathy Whitlock

Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Rolling Meadows Elementary School will be appearing on a news segment on KSAT-TV Friday, September 29th.  The story is a follow up piece on what the students built and unveiled to honor and remember Dawn Mulder, a special librarian who passed away suddenly about a year ago.  They created what can be described as a "Little Library" where books and reviews can be shared with others.  It's located at the Selma Stage Stop Park.  The sharing point is a way the school and the students can carry on her memory through encouraging others to read and breed a love for stories which is the very thing Ms. Mulder did so well.  

The story is scheduled to air on Friday, September 29th during their 9 am local news and community events show and again during the 6 pm newscast.  We'll put a link in this post after the story airs and KSAT's website publishes it.

Montoya Moment: A Superintendent Message


A new initiative that JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya has started is regular superintendent message to the district and the community...it's called A Montoya Moment.  Sometimes it will focus on a new and exciting program or trend in the district, or it may relate to something seasonal or newsworthy.  Whatever it ends up being each time, he wants you to know about it and it's a way of getting to know who Dr. Montoya is.  We hope you enjoy them and get something out of each every one of them.  Check it out...at the end he'll show you what's cookin' !


Chief Ramon Helps Out At Port A.

If you talk to JISD Police Chief Teresa Ramon for very long, you know that the Texas coast means a lot to her...especially Port Aransas.  It's a favorite R & R spot...a place to break away from all the police work she does.  When Harvey hit the coast, Chief went to the coast along with other members of the HAPCOA (Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association) and VFW Posts from Universal City and Lytle. Hauling and unloading supplies that families in the area were really needing was the mission at hand.  They delivered.    

A big thanks goes out to Chief Ramon and everyone who helped out representing the open hearts that want to help those who have lost so much. 


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