Judson ISD

Entries for month: January 2018

Freedom Riders: A Living History Lesson

 

They have come a long way from the days of civil rights marches, sit-ins and civil disobedience demonstrations of the 1960s, but they are still around and willing to tell their story.  Each year, the Judson ISD hosts a visit from some of the original Freedom Riders who made history just by riding a bus. (More on this in the January Judson Post)

To read the rest of the feature story open up your email with the subject line: JISD Hall of Honor…Who Made It?  and read the January Judson Post. The Judson Post is sent out every month by the Communications Department from the email address media@judsonisd.org

 

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Hall of Honor Winners

One of the big moments of the Judson Education Foundation each year is the formal induction of the members of the Judson ISD Hall of Honor.  There are two ways a person can enter the Hall…as a member of the Civic Hall or Athletic Hall.  In 2018 we saw two inductees each go into both of these honored groups. To find out who made it this year open up your email with the subject line: JISD Hall of Honor…Who Made It?  and read the January Judson Post. The Judson Post is sent out every month by the Communications Department from the email address media@judsonisd.org

 

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JSTEM Teacher Selected For Excellence Award

JSTEM 6th grade teacher Randall Ohman was selected by the Dee Howard Foundation for its STEM Education Excellence Award.  This award selects one Pre K- 12 STEM teacher in our community that best incorporates the aviation and aerospace subject matter in STEM instruction and brings it to underserved students in the San Antonio metro area.  The selection was by a blue ribbon committee that made its selection from a pool of candidates from public schools and charter schools in the area. 

6th Grade JSTEM Teacher Randall Ohman

Mr. Ohman oversees the JSTEM SmartLab where kids get an introduction to engineering and a number of different technology applications. He also hosts what is called "Make Time."  That's an afterschool program that allows students some free-thinking time for invention, fabrication and tearing down to fix things or repurpose them.  He also coaches the school's robotics teams in strategies and robot design.  His students have been semifinalists or finalists in a number of national contests sponsored by NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and DuPont.  Mr. Ohman was selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to represent Texas at the 2017 National Summer Teaching Institute.  

We congratulate Mr. Ohman on this latest honor and are proud of his success with our students.

Picture Yourself on the JEF Board

  

 

The Judson Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting students and teachers financially through scholarships and grants.  It does this through mobilizing resources and developing community partnerships.  Leadership of this important organization is important and the JEF Board is open to new board members at this time.  

During the school year, the JEF – Board of Directors meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (7 times a year) for a 45 minute – 1 hour meeting.  The directors adhere to bylaws and policies.  Each director serves a 3-year term. 

If you would like to be considered for a position on the Judson Education Foundation – Board of Directors, please CLICK HERE and fill out the form.

 

Hopkins ES: Encouraging The Father-Son Connection

There a lot of sayings that remind us of how huge an impact a father has on a son. "Like father, like son...or "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."  While each person is truly unique, spending time as father and son can make a big impact on that young person's outlook.  Hopkins Elementary School recently hosted a Father-Son Game Night at the school gym and cafeteria. 

 

It was a great way to cut loose for a little while and forget the routine for a bit and just have fun.  They played games that taught and reinforced concepts like colors, numbers, math, and money along with logic and reasoning.  Best of all it was having fun with Dad.