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Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Gives Back

The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program really blew away the state contest with the team it sent and for the second time in a row Mr. Julian Acevedo took the Opening and Closing team to the national conference in Louisville Kentucky.  While they were there, team members participated in a community improvement project to build bench tables that will be donated to the Louisville-area nonprofit organizations, public schools and community parks.  A big thanks to Lowes for donating the supplies and tools while the students put in the sweat equity. Thanks to Mr. Acevedo for involving these kids in doing something for others. 

We'll update you on the competition as the news comes in!

Metzger Band Makes Run At TMEA Competition


The Texas Music Educators Association's State Honor Competition has been going on and within the last several weeks the Metzger Middle School Band has been showing how good they are.  The band recently competed at the TMEA Area contest at Medina Valley High School. That put them up against some of the best middle school bands in south Texas.  We want to congratulate them on representing JISD so well.  They placed third and just missed out on advancing to state. But this is as far as any middle school in the district has gone in this contest in 31 years. The last time was Kitty Hawk Middle School in 1986 that placed 4th in state.  A big thanks to all the hard work the kids put in and of course band directors John Robertson and Bryant Aynes for guiding the ship this far.

Check out the new Metzger Band logo...an extension of the band's pride coming from their hard work. The district results below...region results below that. That is awesome everyone!



Dr. LeBleu Surprised…Celebrated By Olympia

Olympia students and staff had one final, huge surprise for Principal Dr. LeBleu. Unknowingly, she was called outside to the back of the school by her staff, who were holding a huge banner that read, "Olympia appreciates you, Dr. LeBleu!" Already gleaming, she was told to break through the sign. As she did, she found the entire school sitting on the black top, waiting for her. Amidst singing, dancing, hugs and happy tears, the entire school gave Dr. LeBleu a sweet and fond farewell and wishes for a happy retirement.      



Olympia ES Celebrates Academics

During the last week of school, all Olympia Elementary students Pre K - 5th Grade, celebrated their year of academic and school success. Each student was spotlighted for their accomplishments. By the looks of the celebrations and graduations, the school had a great year!


Museum Comes To Life At Converse Elementary

Brynlee Stevenson as Gloria Vanderbilt - Fashion Designer & Artist and Madalynne Aberg as part of Rodgers & Hammerstein - Composers


Converse Elementary third grade classes hosted their annual Live Wax Museum. This year the classrooms were divided into five themed museums much like the Smithsonian. The five museums and teachers were:

1.    The Museum of Math & Science - Ms. Jenn George
2.    The Museum of World & American History - Mrs. Danielle Baum
3.    The Museum of Sports - Mrs. Brooke Bailey
4.    The Museum of Art & Music - Mrs. Dixie Gonzales
5.    The Museum of Literature & Entertainment - Mrs. Ashley Earnest

Matthew Nash as Michelangelo - Sculptor 


Wayne Jones as Ansel Adams - Photographer

Participants chose people from their museum type to research and prepare a brief speech to deliver to visitors that highlighted the events of that person’s life. They were encouraged to try to dress like their person of importance and provide some type of prop that represented them. Students from the rest of the campus had the opportunity to go to each museum and learn a little bit about these different people of interests. The Museum of Art & Music utilized technology by using chromebooks to create slide shows and present audio and video links that represented their person of interests’ talents.

Miley Bolton as Vera Wang - Fashion Designer. Carmella Cruz as Diane van Furstenberg - Fashion Designer. Devin Majors as Les Paul - Musician

Hailey Flores as Frida Kahlo - Artist  

Carolyn Tarvis as Dorothea Lange - Photographer