Judson ISD

UIL Plaque Awarded To Kirby MS Orchestra

The Kirby Middle School Orchestra received a plaque for competing at the Region 11 UIL Orchestra Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation. This is the first time in many years the orchestra has competed in this contest. They competed with a group of 9, including(Left to Right in Photo) Jesus Vazquez(Violin), Victoria Franklin(Viola), Trinity Llanas (Violin), Sherlynn Medina (Violin), Paris Kemp (Bass), Angelize Salazar (Violin), Katana Allen (Violia), Albert Ramos (Violin), and Monica Padron (Cello). Director Mrs. Janie Garcia (Left Corner). Congratulations!

VMHS Orchestra Makes History At UIL

Veterans Memorial High School had two orchestras competing at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading contest. The varsity orchestra competed at the UIL Varsity level for the first time in school history and achieved "Sweepstakes" by earning straight 1's (Superior Ratings) from each of the six judges. 

The junior varsity (Non-Varsity) orchestra achieved a Superior rating on stage. Last year both orchestras entered as Non-Varsity and Sub Non-Varsity. Both orchestras achieved Sweepstakes with the junior varsity being the first orchestra to earn Sweepstakes for Veterans Memorial High School. Their instructor Amy Rabago is very proud of all the talented, hard working musicians in the VMHS orchestra. One of the judges left the group with this comment, "A concert is a gift that performers give to their audience. Thank you." Great job everyone.

Converse Students Paint To Symphony Music

Converse Elementary 4th and 5th-grade students participated in the San Antonio Symphony's Young People's Concerts Paint to Music Contest. They listened to music by Mozart and Beethoven while creating artwork for the contest. The San Antonio Symphony League has sponsored this event for 45 years. Over 50 entries were submitted and both grade levels had students earn 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. The winning artwork was projected on the back wall of the stage while the San Antonio Symphony played at the Tobin Center during the First Viennese School Meets the American Revolution Concert Series in February. Congratulations to 5th Graders Genesys Rodriguez - 1st Place, Mikahla Hornsby - 2nd Place, Angelina Vaughn - 3rd Place and 4th Graders Georgiann Butler - 1st Place, Enrique Estrada - 2nd Place, Michelle Villanueva - 3rd Place, and their Music Teacher Mrs. June Tilton. Each student also received art supplies. The first place winners also received an invitation to an evening concert by the San Antonio Symphony with five free seats (a $750 value) and recognition during the concert. Thank you to the San Antonio Symphony Grant Donors and Mr. Keith Witt for encouraging our young students to experience this amazing event.





Traffic Alert For Championship Parade

We wanted to alert you of several street closures coming up on Thursday, March 7, 2019.  The Judson Girls Basketball team will be celebrated and honored as the State 6A UIL Champions and will be recognized with a parade down Rocket Lane.  

Due to the parade and the staging/preparations going on, the following streets will be closed by 3 pm. 

Thornton Road, from the Maranatha Church to Rocket Lane (Schaefer Rd.)
Rocket Lane from Judson Middle School to Rutledge Stadium.
Judson Middle School parents may pick up their students at the school by coming from 1604 down Rocket Lane and turning into the school. Each driver will be looped out by taking a left and exiting toward 1604. Police officers will be on hand to direct. 
Judson High School parents may pick up their students at Rutledge Stadium (home side) by coming from FM 78 or FM 1516 to the stadium.  You may exit towards either of these two roads.  Police officers will be on hand to direct.
Judson High School bus riders will board buses in the back of the campus area as always. Expected departure of 4:40 pm. 
Student/Staff parking for this day should be at the Performing Arts Center lot and will be routed through the Transportation facility. Vehicles will then go down Converse Business Lane and exit John E Peterson Blvd (FM 78)at the end of the day.
Dismissal will be at 3:45 pm as typical for pep rallies. 
Community members attending the Pep Rally at Rutledge Stadium and Parade along Rocket Ln/Schaefer Rd can park on the Home side of Rutledge stadium and will be directed by JISD police to the Gym parking lot in the event overflow parking is needed. Please enter Rutledge stadium parking lot at the S Seguin Rd entrance. Spectators may set up on sidewalks with chairs, please no tents or vehicles in this area. Please join the Pep Rally in Rutledge stadium immediately after the parade. 

Veterans Memorial Artists Take VASE Honors


Veterans Memorial High School students recently competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event at East Central High School and they made a huge impact. The team submitted 18 pieces of artwork and 14 received medals for scoring in the highest ranking. Congratulations to these students. Division 4 winners: Jasmine Clark, Tristan Dauphinais, Sierrah Harris & Victoria Mata. Division 2 & 3 winners: Colleen Goulden, Deegan Collier, Emily Gray (3) & Curtis Gray. Division 2 winner: Aleisha Dastas Roman. Division 2 winner: Ariana Fuentes. Division 1 winners: Carina Dimyan & Alina Kitceniuk.