- Judson Independent School District
Board Recognitions: 11-21-19
Michael Ray Saxton III is an “All A” honor roll student in fifth grade from Salinas Elementary School. He is a Weblos II from Converse Cub Scout with Pack 239. His interests include art, the books of JRR Tolkien, and the action-adventure game Terraria. He loves Soccer, video games, cub scouts, hiking, camping, fishing, and being active. One other interesting note, he hiked up to the base camp of Mount Rainier in Washington State at 8-years-old which is a massive accomplishment.
Veterans Memorial High School Junior ROTC:
Cadet Captain Ricca Cruz
Cadet Private First Class Dantes Rios
Cadet Private Keaton Scott
Cadet Private Isa Leon Guerra
From Judson and Wagner High Schools as well as our Special Olympics team. Judson ISD Special Olympics made history with its first-ever Unified Sports Team. Eleven members of the Judson High School Bowling Team partnered with JISD Special Olympics athletes from Judson, Wagner, & Adult Years for the Area 20 Bowling Competition. Each athlete, based on their participation on October 30th, qualified to participate in the State Bowling Competition in February 6-9, 2020. Coaches Baclaan of Judson High School (Bowling Coach) and Ed Waring were excited about this positive opportunity for both groups of student/athletes. The Judson High School Bowling Team is leading the way to build a more inclusive future for ALL individuals.
Representing the Adapted P.E. Coaching Staff and Special Olympics is David Saldana and John Gonzales.
From Veterans Memorial, Judson and Wagner High Schools.
The JISD Special Olympics Flag Football Teams recently participated in the Area 20 competition hosted by Veterans Memorial High School. Both the Patriots and the ThunderRockets came through their respective competition division smelling like a Rose and both have qualified for state competition. That will be in December in Del Valle TX at Del Valle High School. The team members for the Patriots are:
Coaches: David Saldana and Jacque Dupree
The ThunderRockets are:
Coaches are Edward Waring and John Gonzales
Josh Mayo from Judson High School. Our theater program is one that continues to lead the way at a number of different levels. This student is a Two Time State Champion, winning State in Duo Interpretation in 2018 and Poetry Interpretation in 2019. He was 2nd Place in Poetry Interpretation in 2018. In May of 2018, he took 3rd place in the Nation in Duo Interpretation. This year he is double State Qualified in Program Oral Interpretation and Duo Interpretation. He is also Nationally qualified in Duo. Please congratulate Josh Mayo….He is Coached by Larry Bailey and Larissa Lyons.
The Christmas Holidays are right around the corner and the Fine Arts Department engaged students all across the district to come up with the best holiday artwork for the district greeting card. Students were asked to dial up the creative juices for this project and they really came through. The contest garnered 126 entries and judges picked out the top three…one for elementary, one middle school, and one high school. And the winners are:
High School winner – Miranda Revilla – Grade 9 – Veterans Memorial HS (teacher Raenell Rodriguez)
Middle School winner -Hana-Alayna Khan – Grade 8 – JSTEM (teacher Melissa Elzner)
Elementary School winner- Andrea Bryanne Ewing – Kindergarten – Wortham Oaks ES. (teacher Daniela Freeman)
The prize for each of the winners is a $75 gift card for each. The cards will be used as the official JISD Christmas Greeting Card during the holiday season. Congratulations to each of these students and for all the hard work everyone put into this project.
Also, Coach Rodney Williams was welcomed as the new permanent Head Football Coach at Judson High School. Coach Williams has been serving as interim coach since before the season started and was given approval by the JISD Board of Trustees. He had quite a support group to congratulate him.
The board meeting took a brief break for a reception in the ERC foyer in honor of the retirement of Board Member Richard LaFoille and new Board Member Ms. Shatonya King. The Judson High School's orchestra group played for the event while refreshments were served.