The Judson High School Rocket Band recently competed against 32 schools in the USBands Yamaha Cup competition held at D.W. Rutledge Stadium. The Rockets won the preliminary event with a score of 91.738 points along with caption awards for best visual, best overall effect, and 1st place in their class advancing them to the finals competition. In finals the Rockets won the caption of best music and were named the Yamaha Cup Grand Champion with a score of 92.4 points.
San Antonio’s Chalk It Up is a great event where students from all over the city can create art for everyone in the city to see. JISD art students from Woodlake Hills Middle School, Kirby Middle School, Wagner High School and Judson High School participated and produced some great looking chalk murals for the event on Houston Street.
The Iva Dean Cook Educator of the Year award is given to one who demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career education and transition of students with disabilities. Teresa Pena of JISD's Judson Care Academy was selected for her work with her students. The DCDT (Division of Career Development and Transition) is part of the Council For Exceptional Children and acknowledges individuals and groups that provide exceptional educational opportunities to students through practice and research.
You may remember that last year Ms. Pena was selected as the JISD Teacher of the Year and the ExCEL Teacher of the Year for Judson ISD. There's no doubt she is a great educator. Congratulations Ms. Pena!!
Ms.Pena getting recognized by KENS 5 during 2016 ExCEL Awards
Well after the dust has settled after the Hammer Bowl, it's time to head down the back stretch of the regular season and district play. Judson has two more home games, Wagner one and they both will need the support to finish strong and make a difference in how this super district shakes out over the next few weeks. Hopefully the weather will turn a little cooler and it will seem more like those late fall football games.