Judson ISD

Entries for year: 2018

Miller's Point Visits The Biggest Science Classroom

Studying adaptations in Birds of a Feather

The Miller's Point Jets airmailed themselves to the biggest science classroom...nature. At Twin Lakes Science Camp in Cedar Park students recently got their hands dirty with some exciting science classes. The curriculum included Life at Camp, Web of Life, Birds of a Feather, and Cycles and Water Ecology.  Along with those engrossing concepts to explore, students also studied the impact of math on science when they stepped into kayaks or hit the center of an archery target.  To wrap up the event, students practiced their communication and team-building with a debate and taking on the high and low ropes course. What a day!

Leaning about the Water Cycle and Carbon Cycle

Learning about habitats with Ms. Galloway

  

Testing the Pythagorean Theorem

Using turbidity tubes to study Water Ecology and its effect on habitats

 

Meet Dr. Ball, Our Superintendent of Schools

She's only been working with JISD for a few months, but she's covered a lot of ground already.  Dr. Jeanette Ball has been getting to know staff, teachers, administrators, and especially parents and students, but it's a work in progress.  If you haven't had the chance to at least shake her hand, there will be a special event specifically to meet and talk with her. But it won't be just about meeting her, but there will be several student musical groups on hand to mark the occasion.  So you are invited to meet Dr. Ball and enjoy some great student talent.  It's all happening Tuesday, October 30th at 6 pm at Kitty Hawk Middle School.  

Candlewood Has A House Day

It's a new day and a new way at Candlewood Elementary. The campus has employed a "house system" at its school to encourage a positive outlook among students.  The students, K-5 are in one of 5 houses...Resilience, Integrity, Dream, Grit, or Inspire. With these houses, students learn to make friendships across the grade levels and everyone came together recently for the first "House Challenge."  The groups participated in three events that were fun and encouraged teamwork.  Campus staff says it's seeing a positive impact and they can't wait until the next event to build on what's started.

  

Wagner Is Tops At Rocket Review Band Contest

Marching band competitions are getting tougher all the time with each group looking to be more creative, precise, and of course, have great musicianship as well.  The JISD Rocket Review is one of those events that help high school marching bands really see where they are leading up to the UIL competition right around the corner. The Wagner Thunderbird Band took top honors at this event recently at Rutledge Stadium showing they are ready for prime time!  Congratulations to these student-musicians, Assistant Directors Steven Rosario, Jeremy Chapman and Director of Bands Frank Foster. 

Week 7: Two Homecomings and One Roadtrip

Week 7 of the high school football season is Homecoming for Judson High School and Wagner High School both.  The Rockets are taking on New Braunfels Thursday night, while the Thunderbirds are taking on Highlands on Friday night. Meanwhile, Veterans Memorial will be hitting the road to meet Jefferson at Alamo Stadium on Friday night.  Be safe and enjoy!

Judson Rockets 

Wagner T-Birds

Veterans Memorial Patriots