Judson ISD

Entries for month: February 2018

Judson Automotive Teams Shift Gears To State

The SkillsUSA program is a great pathway that encourages students to learn all sorts of ways to make themselves marketable in today's workplace.  It helps them discover their potential in abilities and aptitude and the Judson High School Automotive Teams, part of SkillsUSA, is a perfect example of how students are doing just that. The following students recently qualified to represent their school, JISD and SkillsUSA District XI in state competition coming in April.  Congratulations to all of them!

The following Automotive Tech level 1&2 students Qualified for State Competition.

Christopher Lamont – 2nd place Automotive Quiz Bowl / 2nd place Promotional Career Demonstration
Francisco Cruz – 2nd place Automotive Quiz Bowl /2nd place Promotional Career Demonstration
Brendon Klotz -2nd place Automotive Quiz Bowl
Kevin Flores -2nd place Automotive Quiz Bowl 3rd place Related Technical Math (3rd photo)
Gerardo Herrera - 2nd place Automotive Quiz Bowl 

Automotive Basic Class-1st year Skills USA Chapter members advancing to state
1st place for Community service project
Abraham  Sauceda
Isaiah        Eke
Jesus         Siegel

Auto Collision Estimating and Refinishing Advancing to State :
Alex Brown
Leonardo Nieto Hernandez
Paul Judkins
John Melchor

Tool I.D. Advancing to State: 
John Melchor 

JISD Is College & Career Ready

The Let's Talk College & Career Readiness Fair was a great success. Many thanks to our JISD Military Family & College Readiness Specialist, Sylvia Greenwood and JBSA Randolph Field ISD liaison, Angela Green for putting this event together. Parents and students of all ages came to learn about what it takes to succeed in college, technical school or learn skills to be a viable candidate for the market place. Be on the look out for an in depth story with more photos of this great event in the upcoming February Judson Post. The online newsletter is emailed out to staff and parents every month by the Communications Department from the email address media@judsonisd.org

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Dr. Montoya Announces Retirement

Dr. Carl A. Montoya was hired by the Judson ISD Board of Trustees in March of 2015 and has many accomplishments to his credit while serving as superintendent.  He has spent 44 years in education, 15 as a superintendent, but he has decided to announce his retirement effective the end of the fall 2018 semester.  He came to Judson ISD from the valley area at Brownsville ISD as its superintendent and led Aransas Pass ISD before that in that same capacity.

Below is a joint statement from Dr. Montoya and the School Board about this decision.  

Dr. Carl Montoya has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Judson Independent School District effective at the end of the fall semester in 2018, after completing 44 years in education.  
On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Montoya for the District’s achievements and accomplishments during his tenure as Superintendent. Working with the Board of Trustees and his team of administrators and educators, Dr. Montoya has helped the District pass two major bonds for much-needed construction and improvements in our facilities; open Veterans Memorial High School; and expand the District’s STEM, Dual Credit/AP, and career technology programs.
Dr. Montoya thanks the present and past Boards of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Judson Independent School district. Dr. Montoya would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent, and throughout his years of service in the community and district.  
The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Montoya in his future endeavors. On its part, the Board will begin discussing and planning its search for a new superintendent in order to not disrupt the district’s operations.


Thank You JISD Counselors!

This week is National School Counselors Week. Thank you to all our JISD School Counselors for always going the extra mile to help our students achieve excellence. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication!

Wagner Percussion Ensemble Upcoming Concerts

The Wagner Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at this years TMEA convention after submitting an application and a recording of the groups performances last year.  On Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wagner High School Auditorium, the group will be performing an exciting preview concert of modern music by composers Brian Nozny, Caleb Pickering, Brett William Dietz, and an orchestral transcription by George Bizet, arranged by Robbie Green. The Showcase concert at the TMEA Convention is on Saturday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Bridge Hall performance area. Please come out and support the Wagner Percussion Ensemble.