Judson ISD

Entries for month: January 2018

Let's Talk College & Career Readiness

Judson ISD along with Randolph Field ISD and Joint based San Antonio Liaison Office are hosting a special series of information and motivation sessions for students. It's called Let's Talk College and Career Readiness. It's coming up February 8, 2018 at Judson High School featuring special guest speakers City of Converse Mayor Al Suarez and District Attorney Nico LaHood.  

In conjunction with this event the Judson ISD Special Education Department will also be hosting "Transition Talk" which will be specific to the future of Special Education students and where their potential can take them. 


A number of presenters from major universities in the region will be there to talk about hot career areas...where the demand is and where those prospects could be going in the coming years.  They will also speak to what it will take in college, technical school or just plain skills to be a viable candidate for the market place.  Join us for a glimpse of the future...your student's future.


JSTEM: The Right Innovative Stuff

(L-R) Billy Hoswell, Caroleena Mancilla, Hestn Raborn, Jeremiah Bingani, and Julio Hernandez

A few weeks ago during the Christmas break, a number of JSTEM students were invited to a meeting of the Alamo Inventors. JSTEM Academy is getting a clear reputation as a San Antonio invention resource center. The students presented projects of concepts they were developing to a very interested and attentive audience.  It was great for the students to have the confidence and understanding to make this kind of presentation.

Billy Hoswell showed the effects of Photoshop techniques he has mastered to utilize in applications like publications, sales charts or even web pages.

Caroleena Mancilla and Hestn Raborn demonstrated their unique robot they recently entered in the First Tech Challenge Competition.  They explained the applications of this specific innovation as an electronic doorknob and latch that has a lot of potential in both the security and disability assistance markets. 


Jeremiah Bingani showed the prototype of his wheelchair based robotic arms that give chair-bound people a way to do basic tasks that many of us take for grant every day. 


And then there was Julio Hernandez who presented a type of cranial diversion that helps comfort patients who have apprehension with different surgery related preparations such as IVs or anesthesia. It takes virtual reality games and programs to occupy the mind and keep the patient calm.


Alamo Inventors is a local organization that encourages the inventive mind and the collaboration of other like-minded people from around the area. They have monthly meetings that support the ideas of invention, innovation collaboration, informing and learning to develop entrepreneurship.

JHS DECA Students Advance To State

Judson High School DECA students recently competed at a district wide conference at the Schertz Civic Center.  Sixteen students advanced to State Conference which will be held in Dallas on Feb 20-22, 2018. Congratulations to all the DECA students and good luck!

Judson High Receives "Fuel Up Play 60" Grant

(Pictured L to R ) Theresa Urbanovsky - Judson High P.E. Dept. Head, Holly Stojanik - Dairy Max School Wellness Consultant, Walt Harchut - Judson High Deputy Principal


The Judson P.E. department received a $4,000 grant from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program which will be used for the cafeteria and for P.E. equipment. Both groups will each receive $2,000 in their programs. This is the second grant received from the group in the last year. As a result, the cafeteria will be adding another hot breakfast kiosk to help serve the students in the morning. The first grant increased the total number of students eating breakfast between 5-7%. This second grant is expected to help double the percentage of students taking advantage of the "Grab & Go" breakfast opportunity at Judson High School.

Food Fair At Judson CARE Academy

The Judson CARE Academy has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank and will be hosting a Food Fair. The Food Bank will deliver both perishable and non-perishable food items that will be made available to families within our Judson community. All food items will be distributed by JCARE students and district volunteers. If you know of a family who is need of assistance, please share this information. Food items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. See the flyer below for more details.