Judson ISD

Dr. Montoya Announces Retirement

Dr. Carl A. Montoya was hired by the Judson ISD Board of Trustees in March of 2015 and has many accomplishments to his credit while serving as superintendent.  He has spent 44 years in education, 15 as a superintendent, but he has decided to announce his retirement effective the end of the fall 2018 semester.  He came to Judson ISD from the valley area at Brownsville ISD as its superintendent and led Aransas Pass ISD before that in that same capacity.

Below is a joint statement from Dr. Montoya and the School Board about this decision.  

Dr. Carl Montoya has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Judson Independent School District effective at the end of the fall semester in 2018, after completing 44 years in education.  
On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. Montoya for the District’s achievements and accomplishments during his tenure as Superintendent. Working with the Board of Trustees and his team of administrators and educators, Dr. Montoya has helped the District pass two major bonds for much-needed construction and improvements in our facilities; open Veterans Memorial High School; and expand the District’s STEM, Dual Credit/AP, and career technology programs.
Dr. Montoya thanks the present and past Boards of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Judson Independent School district. Dr. Montoya would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent, and throughout his years of service in the community and district.  
The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Montoya in his future endeavors. On its part, the Board will begin discussing and planning its search for a new superintendent in order to not disrupt the district’s operations.


Thank You JISD Counselors!

This week is National School Counselors Week. Thank you to all our JISD School Counselors for always going the extra mile to help our students achieve excellence. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication!

Wagner Percussion Ensemble Upcoming Concerts

The Wagner Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at this years TMEA convention after submitting an application and a recording of the groups performances last year.  On Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wagner High School Auditorium, the group will be performing an exciting preview concert of modern music by composers Brian Nozny, Caleb Pickering, Brett William Dietz, and an orchestral transcription by George Bizet, arranged by Robbie Green. The Showcase concert at the TMEA Convention is on Saturday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Bridge Hall performance area. Please come out and support the Wagner Percussion Ensemble.

Wagner Thunderbirds National Signing Day

Wagner Thunderbird football players Wendell Banks and Sedryk Hernandez each signed their National Letter of Intent today. Wendell will play college ball for Concordia University in Nebraska and Sedryk will play for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor this fall. Congratulations to both students and their parents!

Metzger's First SkillsUSA Team Headed To State

Photo (L to R) William Ellis, Devin Ramirez, Angel Martinez, Nicolas Aguillon II, Gunner Tieman, Justin Rogers, Isiah Juarbe & Mr. Piña


Metzger Middle School’s first competition in SkillsUSA District XI competition was a great success. The team is advancing to state on their first year having the club open at Metzger.
Congratultaions! The results from the competition were:
First Place
Auto Tool ID – Gunner Tieman
Team Engineering Challenge – Isiah Juarbe, Devin Ramirez & Gunner Tieman
Job Exhibit Build  – Isiah Juarbe, Devin Ramirez & Gunner Tieman
Second Place
Quiz Bowl – Angel Martinez, Justin Rogers, William Ellis, Nicolas Aguillon II and Gunner Tieman
Opening & Closing Ceremonies – Angel Martinez, Justin Rogers, William Ellis, Nicolas Aguillon II, Gunner Tieman, Devin Ramirez & Isiah Juarbe
Third Place
Job Exhibit Build  – Isiah Juarbe & Blaine Maldonado