Crestview ES Eagles
One of the TEA's initiatives focuses on Title I schools and their best practices. It's a project called Title I Capacity Building and it gathers those best practices in action across the state from what are called Title I Reward Schools. This year those submissions were looked at carefully and a small number were chosen for a video project to be shot and presented. JISD's Crestview Elementary School was one of the few chosen for a video that will help other schools...it’ll be a presentation relating to Increasing Learning Time.
Region 20's cameras will come out to shoot the project which will show Crestview's best practices in wisely using the time we have with students. The video team will be out at Crestview April 20 and 21st and the video should be posted this summer. It will also be available on the school webpage. Great things are going on at Crestview!
February is Black History Month and there have been all sorts of different events recognizing the culture and contributions of the African American community. Not long ago, Judson ISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya was honored as the Grand Marshall of the MLK Parade that wandered through the town of Kirby. The parade also included organizations from Wagner High School, Judson High School, Metzger MS and Kirby MS.
Knowing history not only helps us understand ourselves and why events happened, but helps us embark on our future more effectively. One Judson Middle School student has a great handle on putting history in perspective. Molly Tilton won first place in the Exhibit Category at the San Antonio Regional History Day competition recently. This extremely competitive event involves students from all around San Antonio and the surrounding area. This contest was part of the process by which the National History Day organization eventually chooses a National Level winner. The 2016 theme is Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.
According to comments from judges in the contest, Molly's exhibit, Protected Beliefs, Illegal Actions: Polygamy vs. Law, "...really made them think." She blew them away with her research and creation of her exhibit. The history contest is open to any student grades 6-12 and really is a great exercise for kids in the skills of research, analyzing, using primary and secondary sources as well as thinking of events in history with perspective and impact.
Molly will compete at the Texas State History Day competition on April 30, 2016 in Austin...we wish her the best.
The Wagner girls basketball team will play Weslaco in the semi-final playoff round this Friday, February 26th at 6 p.m. Grab a ticket and go cheer them on. GO THUNDERBIRDS GO !
Dr. Montoya and Mrs. Bera teamed up to hand out trophies for the Average Daily Attendance awards. Olympia was awarded the Best elementary attendance rating for the 3rd six weeks. Judson Secondary Alternative School received outstanding honors for being the campus with the largest ADA improvement from the 1st or 2nd six weeks. Judson Early College Academy received honors for the secondary campus with the most outstanding attendance for the 3rd six weeks.