It is always a crowd pleaser every year. The 2016 Judson ISD Art Extravaganza featured thousands of exhibit from students across the grade levels. It is truly amazing the artistic talents these students have inside them and can express through so many mediums of art. This event at Rollling Oaks Mall has gotten bigger every year with crowds at times walking almost shoulder to shoulder through the mall walkways filled with art exhibits. An then in the evening are the performances, both musical and dance that were some of the biggest draws. At it's peak, there was an estimated 6,000-7,000 extra people in the mall to see the artwork and performances that evening. We want to thank all the volunteers, and others that made this event happen. Art is so important for the total student and JISD is proud to organize this each year.
The Judson Education Foundation is always looking for ways to help teachers and students with grants and scholarships. Recently it went on its yearly Prize Parade to award teacher grants to innovative teachers who are looking for ways to make their instruction more engaging and relevant to students. You know when they are on your campus just by the mere beat of the drumline that comes rumbling through the hallways heralding their arrival and the bearing of some wonderful grants to help out. This year JEF awarded more than $37,000 in teacher grants to 28 teachers spread across 12 campuses. We congratulate all of these teachers and we hope these resources will help as they plan and prepare for next year.
Athletics are a great way to pay for college and Judson High School senior volleyball player Mykeeta Ussery signed a National Letter of Intent to play and study at Wentworth Military Academy and College. That's in Lexington, Missouri...home of the Dragons. We wish her the best of luck in all she does.