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Spotlights on Coronado Village Elementary

Coronado Village Elementary opened on August 23, 1971. This 2021 school year marks 50 years since the school first opened its doors. During these 50 years, CVE has been dedicated to involving our students in meaningful learning and making everyone who walks through the doors a part of the Toro family.

There is something extraordinary about the family culture at CVE. Many current JISD employees, community members, grandparents, and parents of our CVE students worked or attended this school. It has a long tradition of teaching the whole child.

They are proud of being the first school to pilot the Dual Language Program in Judson ISD in 2009. The students that participated in the program in 2009 are now seniors in high school!

CVE continues to strive for excellence regardless of new challenges. Despite COVID challenges this school year, our staff, parents, and community are ensuring our students enjoy learning new content as well as traditions. Teachers engaged students in culturally meaningful learning during Hispanic Heritage Month. Students had the opportunity to learn and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of ancestors from Latin American countries.

"It was heartwarming to see our students, family, and community come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Our teachers did a phenomenal job of engaging students in meaningful learning about various Latin American Countries, their location, culture, and traditions. We ended our learning with a celebration and enjoyed the Veterans Memorial High School Mariachi students, including one of our CVE alumni, perform, and students who tried foods from various countries. Kitty Hawk Middle School Drama also came and performed a play titled "Luchadora" for our students. After all we have been through with COVID, bringing our elementary, middle, and high schools together to learn and celebrate culture is what makes Judson ISD a family."
- Mrs. Erika Garza, Principal at Coronado Village ES

This year we also tried something different for Red Ribbon week to promote being Drug-Free. Instead of dressing up, we decided to encourage choosing WELLNESS over Drugs. Students shared jokes, walked a mile with their teacher, colored to relieve stress, played board games, and finished the week by dressing up as their favorite book character in preparation for the Fall Festival!

"This school is my home. I began my first Assistant Principal assignment here, and my two daughters participated in the Dual Language Program here. I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to serve this great school. We have a great past and are looking forward to an even brighter future."
- Mrs. Erika Garza, Principal at Coronado Village ES