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Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Takes National Gold, Again!

For the second year in a row, the Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team took GOLD at the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Opening and Closing competition evaluates a team's understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem.  This is the result of hard work and great leadership from instructor Mr. Julian Acevedo...all were part of great chemistry and cooperation to bring the title back to Kitty Hawk and JISD.

 

While they were there from June 20-24 they also participated in some great activities.  The MakerSpace project enlisted the students in a hands-on project to design and build a box for an egg drop competition.  The object was to construct the box so the egg would stay intact from a 10 foot drop.  They passed with flying colors.

 

While they were there, they also got busy using their building skills through a Build-A-Table event.  Lowes provided the materials and tools for it all and our Kitty Hawk students built 10 of the 250 tables from the activity...all going to Louisville non-profit organizations, public schools and community parks.  Way to go everyone...congratulations!!

T-STEM Academy Opens Applications

Judson ISD will be opening the TSTEM Academy during the 2017-2018 school year at Wagner High School. The academy is specifically designed to provide students a rigorous course of study focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). 

The students enrolled will be engaged in advanced coursework within a Pre-AP/AP and dual-enrollment concentration, as well as integrated project-based learning and Makerspace environments. Project Base Learning (PBL) allows students to go through a process of inquiry, research, problem-solving, and challenges based on a driving question while allowing students “voice and choice”. Makerspace is a place where students create, invent, tinker, and explore using a variety of tools and materials. PBL and Maker projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content and practice 21st century skills (such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking) to create high quality, authentic products and presentation. 

TSTEM will partner with University of Texas at Austin in order to provide dual-enrollment courses for students enrolled in the program. If your child is interested in taking part in this unique opportunity, you can obtain an application by CLICKING HERE. 

Applications can be returned to Deborah Rice via email, or in person at the Educational Resource Center located at 8205 Palisades Dr. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rice at (210)945-1148.

Your 2016 Bond Money At Work

Box office side of parking lot 

One of the first projects from the 2016 bond that's turning dirt...actually in this case it's turning asphalt, is the Rutledge Stadium parking lot.  If you've been to any event at the stadium over recent years and driven across the parking lot, you know it's needed work.  Well, it's underway with some of the work preps already finished on the box office side, while the end zone area has been excavated with the old surface being ripped up and will be resurfaced next.  The box office side at least is scheduled to be finished by the beginning of football season with the end zone following soon after that.  The last part will be the lot in front of the gym. Each one will feature a beefed up composition and structure. 
We'll soon bring you more information and photos during the summer of other bond projects that are underway.  Be looking for updates periodically showing progress of the work. It'll give you an idea of what's going on.

   

Below: work going on at the end zone part of the lot

  

Adventure Club Summer Fun

Judson ISD's Adventure Club program has been providing summer fun for kids age 5-12 for years and it continues this summer as well.  Campers from the three campuses hosting the Adventure Club Summer Camps got together for some special games and activities as one group at Judson Middle School recently and they had a great time.  School's out and these kids are having a great time!

     

Randolph Metrocom Rotary Hosts Dr. M.

Dr. Montoya with Randolph Metrocom Rotary President Jeff Fletcher and President Elect Jason Barger. 
The organization donated a children's book in Dr. Montoya's name.

Spreading the word about some of the good things going on in Judson ISD is an effective way of keeping people informed and in touch.  One way is with personal appearance opportunities like the one JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya recently accepted at the Metrocom Rotary Club.  The Rotarians invited him to one of their regular meetings at the Olympia Golf Course and Conference Center.  

It gave him the chance to update them on the progress of the most recent bond election and how construction is ramping up from the 2016 Bond as well.  He also touched on some of the unique early college opportunities that will be available to students and how the district's Career and Technology Education programs are offering more career pathways due to recent grants the district has received.  We appreciate the Metrocom Rotary Club for the invitation.