Judson ISD

Athletic Physical Day Coming Up

If you have a student-athlete that will be in the 9th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year at Judson, Wagner or Veterans Memorial, you'll want to mark April 27th on your calendar. This will be a chance for kids involved in athletics of any type to get their physical exam done and be ready for the next school year.  

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How About Reading A Story…To A Dog?

  

Many of us know about the transporting power of reading a good book…even reading out loud to someone else can have a soothing effect on the listener.  Well, Woodlake Elementary National Honor Society students took that concept to a different level with Literacy On A Leash.  As a part of a community service project they decided to conduct a donation drive for San Antonio Pets Alive and Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue and Rehabilitation (ACPBRR).  Woodlake’s TAG Teacher Kirstin Caldwell and RTI Teacher Rachelle Diaz worked with ACPBRR sponsors Traci Bell, Jolie Zook and Izzy Norwood to create the school’s first ever Literacy On A Leash project.

  
 
But here’s the kicker…the power of reading out loud was unleashed by the students as they read to rescued puppies and an adult dog sponsored by the ACPBRR.  It may leave some people scratching their head, but the activity follows the concept that as the students open their books and verbally walk through each story with the dogs, they get a greater sense of empathy and practice reading fluency, while soothing the canines with friendly human voices. That helps prepare them for their forever home…in the end making them more adoptable.
 
The honor society kids received more than 80 donations for the ACPBRR…from blankets to food and toys.  In return, the organization later presented the students with goodie bags and literature on locations for low cost spay and neutering, microchipping and their website.  They say, music can soothe the beast…but reading can also calm the spirit…man or beast!

 

  

 

  

JISD High Schools Attend Workshop To Eliminate Bullying

The United Communities of San Antonio held a city wide workshop for all area high schools to attend. The event was held at the Institute of Texan Cultures and promoted a greater understanding between all of us in an effort to eliminate bullying, bigotry, prejudice and racism within the school environment. Students from Judson ISD, Somerset ISD, NISD, Cornerstone Schools and Central Catholic were represented. Thanks to the strong support of Dr. Montoya and Dr. Cantu by providing transportation for all the students and counselors that attended the event. Also, thanks to UCSA and Ms. Maudie Muraida for helping the community build leaders, who in turn will become allies and advocates for everyone.

Rocket Theatre Arts Team Takes District

L-R: Jasmine Milos-4th place Poetry, Shade’ Smith- 3rd place Poetry, Nathaniel Cullors-District Champion in Poetry, Jared Jackson- District Champion in Prose, Samara Fraker-2nd place Prose.

We have some amazingly talented students in this district in so many ways.  Recently some of that talent was on display at the UIL District Academic Meet at Clemens High School.  The Judson High School Theatre Arts Team rocked the competition by taking the Overall District Champion Speech award.  On top of that, they won the District Championship in both prose and poetry competitions. Next stop, regionals at UTSA April 8th.  Their coach is Larry Bailey. 

Video: Senior Citizens Boogie Down At Prom

JISD recently hosted its 2nd annual Senior Citizen Prom event for the community. Everyone had a blast from the past, dancing the night away and for some, it was their first prom experience. Watch all the fun in the video below!