Making decisions about the next step beyond high school is an exciting step in life. Seniors at Judson Early College Academy took a big step toward their dreams recently when the school, under the direction of Principal Rodney Vigil, had a special ceremony to sign their commitment letters to the college of their choice. Some are planning on attending a local college or university and others are planning on venturing out beyond south Texas to other parts of the country. Whatever their plans, each student and their family have decided what is best for them and this signing ceremony is a real milestone on their path that will open up doors to their future. This 2015 senior class secured more than $13 million in scholarships to the college education. We congratulate them and wish them the best.
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The Judson High School Theater Arts, Prose and Poetry team recently competed at a UIL regional competition at UTSA and did a great job. In fact, two students will be going on to the state competition. Andrew Kennedy won Regional Champion for the second year in a row. He and Kayla Casiano both qualified to go on to the state level.
We also want to mention that Judson also won 1st place Honor Crew at District One Act Play competition recently. Congratulations and good luck to these students.
JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya started this event that he would like to see happend each year. This year's Principal For A Day was an opportunity for business and city leaders within Judson ISD to see what goes on in our schools...see our students, follow our principals and see the kind of leaders they are and see the kind of quality of instruction these students are getting in the classroom. Each campus principal invited a civic or business leader to their campus to shadow them for a morning and see what a typical day is like. By their own admission, their eyes were opened. After they finished their day on their respective campuses they shared their experiences with everyone at a special lucheon hosted at JECA. They had no idea how many classrooms a principal visits, how many teachers they talk or conference with and just the different issues that come up out of nowhere that fill their day. It gives a person outside the district a real life experience and appreciation for what educators do each day...that's a good thing. It also strengthens relationships between the schools and their business and civic partners. As you can see by some of the pictures, the kids really enjoyed seeing and meeting the PFAD at their campus and it was a fun day.
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Converse Mayor Al Suarez
Sgt. Rovert Vara (SAPD)
Wagner High students were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society Mision del Alamo on April 26, 2015. The students were presented with a certificate from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Congratulations to all.
After all the early voting and election day votes were counted, the Judson ISD Board will have two new members taking their seats when it convenes for its regular meeting later this month. While sitting Board President Steve Salyer retained his seat over challenger Rick Page, June Adair lost her bid for re-election after she was defeated by Converse City Councilmember Renee Paschall and Incumbent Sonny Merrell who was appointed earlier this school year to his position after Beth Williams moved, will be replaced by former JISD Principal Melinda Salinas. The results will not be official until the vote is canvassed on May 20th during a special board meeting.
As far as the newcomers are concerned, Renee Paschall is expected to resign her position on the Converse City Council to take her position on the JISD Board. Melinda Salinas is currently Assistant Superintendent at Poteet ISD, but lives within the Judson ISD boundaries. Both are expected to be sworn in and take their seats on the board after the canvassing of the vote. Take a look at the results below.