Judson ISD

8th Grade EOC Prep Summer Camp

For incoming 9th graders there is a summer camp that can help them with their Algebra I and Biology I EOC success.  It's coming up at Judson High School from July 10th through July 20th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  Registration is going on now through June 19th.  Here are the details.  

PDF of the EOC Prep Flyer

Student Applications:
Summer EOC Prep Camp Online Application
Summer EOC Prep Camp Print Application

Paschall Students Explore Careers

The Paschall Elementary School Career Day was a super event with lots of participation, but this event was a little different in the way it was organized.  That's because it wasn't just school staff giving input and putting the time into piecing it all together...the students did.  The school's 4th grade Career Club helped School Counselor Ms. Hume put this whole thing together. Parents and community members came in representing businesses and organizations such as Flowers Bakery, Channel 4 TV News, HEB, UTSA, the City of Kirby, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.  Also presenting were scientists, engineers and medical professionals...even students from the Wagner Fashion Design program gave their take on what they do and how they hope to be successful. 


The school's Career Club has been very active this year and this event was a culmination of their passion and interest.  Students met weekly through the year with a couple of field trips that were stimulating.  They visited Wagner High School Career Pathways in the fall and the San Antonio Toyota Factory in the winter before helping with this grand finale for the year.  Great job!

       

JISD's Summer Meal Program Details

For a child, getting a good breakfast and lunch during the summer when a parent may not be able to prepare something can be a challenge.  JISD's Child Nutrition is already preparing for this and below is a listing of the JISD Summer Food Program for the community. There are closed and open sites so please check the listings. Closed sites are for those individuals who qualify through the reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Open sites are open to all children 18 years old and younger.

OPEN SITES

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS SITES

 

Board Recognitions 5-18-17

Julio Williams is an outstanding 5th grade student from Paschall Elementary School.  Julio is a member of the school’s Gifted and Talented program and has been recently accepted into the JSTEM Academy. Something he is very excited about.  

The art departments of both schools sent some very talented students to the recent State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition hosted at Madison High School. 
Judson senior Jared Jackson earned a superior rating and a medal for his color pencil portrait. 
Wagner had a trio of students that did very well.   Marvin Valenzuela and Joseph Casas  got first place medals and recognition as well.  Alexander Sanchez also received a first place medal, but was not able to attend. 

The First Lego League Animal Crackers team from the JSTEM Robotics program recently competed at the F.L.L. World Festival in Houston. It put them side by side with teams from all over the U.S. and the world.  A total of 109 teams competed and JSTEM's Animal Crackers team finished in the top third at 36th place...36 out of 109 is a huge achievement considering the level of competition.  
Team members are Talena Cheney-Lopez, Katelyn Duran, Caroline Evans, Andrea Fabian Navarro, Maria Juarez, Brad Maulden, Ethan Neff, Lucas Neff, and Giovanni Rodriguez. 
Team coach was Mr. Joseph Jacobson, JSTEM Director Mrs. Dawn Worley.

The National Spanish Examination is a program to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of the language. Earlier in the spring, 41 students from Wagner High School took the level 4 or 5 exam and 16 earned a national award of Silver, Bronze or Honorable Mention. 
Silver medalists:  Gabriela Castilla and Rebecca Rivas.
Bronze medalists: Jose Gonzalez, Arath Lopez and Mario Alberto Trevino
Honorable Mention:  Zendy Casas, Natalee Gonzalez, Dulce Gutierrez, Jocelyn Moreno, Claudio Ruiz, Ismael Salazar, Arlet Vielma, Jennifer Garza, Stacey Parra, Brenda Reza and Elizabeth Sanchez.  Their instructor is Maria Elena Ochoa. 

One of the school’s science teachers was recently recognized for her excellence in teaching her area of expertise.  The Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching was awarded to Mrs. Therese Ermer.  She was honored in Austin by the Legislature for her accomplishment and earned a cash award for herself and for the school to purchase new science equipment.

Mr. Arnoldo Salinas was recognized by Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya for his many years of service to the district...particularly as a board member.

Coach Candy Tanner has served Judson ISD for many years and has been the District Girls Athletic Director helping guide a very great program that has seen many successes. Dr. Carl Montoya recognized her with a plaque. Coach Tanner is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year. 

RBFCU Financial Literacy Program presented scholarships to students Bianca Rutter, Matthew Hill and Erik Ramos. In addition, a grant was awarded to teacher Diana Salazar

Foreign Exchange Student Program was recognized for its success at Judson High School and Wagner High School.  Ms. Gatter showed her appreciation to Principals Jesse Hernandez and Mary Duhart Toppen on behalf of the program. 

Board Briefs 5-18-17 Regular Board Meeting

Agenda of Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees
Judson ISD

 

A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Judson ISD will be held May 18, 2017, beginning at 7:00 PM in the ERC Board Room, 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

1.    MEETING CALLED TO ORDER    
A.    Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance    
2.    RECOGNITIONS    
3.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS/CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
a.    Marilyn McKinney about DNA local and DEC local policies (benefits)
b.    Jennifer Cappuccio about VMHS athletic booster club
c.    Gary Inman appreciative of Mr. Flores and Mr. Salinas service and congrats to new board members
d.    Delia Medrano-Finch: Project graduation
e.    Migeria Brown: Judson Evening High School 
f.    Juana Montez: Judson Evening High School
g.    Student Liasions from JLA Christian and Corbin Caudillo
h.    Albert Uresti: Bexar County Tax Collection proposal    
4.    REORGANIZATION OF THE JUDSON ISD BOARD LEADERSHIP:  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY
Dr. Salinas is re-elected Board President, Ms. Paschall is Vice President and Mr. Macias is Secretary.    
5.    CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT ITEMS    
A.    Consider and take action regarding approving Board Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on April 20, 2017    
B.    Consider and take action regarding approving Monthly Financial Information as of April 30, 2017    
C.    Consider and take action regarding approving Budget Transfers Across Functions    
D.    Consider and take action regarding approval of a Board Resolution to Extend the Bank Depository Contract with JPMorgan Chase Bank through June 30, 2019 (pulled, Paschall) Passed    
E.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request For Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-24 District Wide Re-Roofing Projects (pulled, Macias) Passed    
F.    Consider and take action regarding approving Request For Competitive Sealed Proposal 17-33 D. W. Rutledge Stadium Parking Lot (pulled, Macias) Passed    
G.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Request For Proposals 16-01 Fundraising Products and Services (withdrawn)    
H.    Consider and take action regarding approving an Interlocal Agreement with Bexar County for Tax Assessment and Collection Services (pulled, Paschall) Passed    
I.    Consider and take action regarding approval of payment of the District's share of the cost of traffic improvements to the intersection of Evans Road and Wortham Oaks Boulevard (pulled, Paschall)    
J.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the TEA General Waiver for Judson Early College Academy (JECA)    
K.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Judson Early College Academy School Calendar for the 2017-2018 Year    
L.    Consider and take action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding between Judson Independent School District and Ayres Halfway House    
M.    Consider and take action regarding approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Family Services of San Antonio, Inc. Concerning the Head Start Program at Certain Campus Locations     
N.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Alamo Community College District and the University of Texas at San Antonio for College Preparatory Courses in Math and ELA    
O.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving utilization of University of Texas OnRamps, a cooperative program of dual enrollment courses and high school teacher training and professional learning    
P.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A & M University for the Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunities (LISTO)    
Q.    Consider and take possible action regarding approving the Memorandum of Understanding to implement the National Math and Science Initiatives (NMSI) College Readiness Program    
R.    Local Update, Affecting Local Policies, Second Reading     
1.    FFA (LOCAL):  Student Welfare - Wellness and Health Services (pulled, Macias) (withdrawn)    
S.    Consider and take action regarding approving Update to DEC (LOCAL):  Compensation and Benefits - Leaves and Absences, Second Reading (M. Salinas)

ALL ITEMS PASSED EXCEPT FOR  G AND R WHICH WERE WITHDRAWN.  AS INDICATED SOME ITEMS WERE PULLED AND DISCUSSED AND LATER PASSED.

    


6. DISCUSSION/CONSIDERATION OF ACTION ITEMS

A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the Personnel Report and Updates Including New Hires, Resignations and Administrative Appointments. Passed    

B.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding approving the following New Staffing Requests for: (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Academy, (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Career Counselor, (1) Innovative Academy Healthcare Assistant Director. Passed 5-2    

7.    DISCUSSION ITEMS/REPORTS    
A.    Superintendent Report    
1.    Construction Update    
B.    Presentation from Student Liaisons    
C.    Overall Title Campus Report (Macias)    
D.    Review of District-Wide Tutoring Initiatives (Macias)    
E.    Update on Professional Development Survey (Macias)    
F.    Update on Board Advisory Committees    
G.    Update on Board Training, Conferences, Events and Consider Future Agenda Item Requests by Board Members    

8.    CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel    
B.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding Legal Issues related to EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator    
C.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consider and Discuss EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator    
D.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Attorney Consultation regarding legal and procedural issues related to proposed nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher    
E.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Consider and Discuss Issues Related to the proposed nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher    
F.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with the School District's Attorney regarding Pending Litigation and Settlement Offer Related to Cause No. 5:16-CV-00832-XR; Alton Crain vs. Judson Independent School District, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division    
G.    Pursuant To Texas Government Code Section 551.071, Consultation with attorney regarding Pending Litigation    
H.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, Discussing Personnel Superintendent Update on Evaluation Goals    
I.    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.076, Considering the Deployment, Specific Occasion for, or Implementation of, Security Personnel or Devices 

   
9.    CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION(S) REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION    
A.    Consider and take possible action(s) regarding Personnel. Passed    
B.    Consider and take possible action regarding EEOC Charge Filed by a Campus Administrator. Did not pass    
C.    Consider and take possible action regarding Legal and Procedural Issues related to proposed Nonrenewal of a Term Contract Teacher  8 am June 2nd. Passed    
D.    Consider and take possible action regarding pending litigation and settlement offer regarding Cause No. 5:16-CV-00832-XR; Alton Crain vs. Judson Independent School District, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. No motion    
E.    Consider and take possible action regarding Pending Litigation.  Passed    

10.    ADJOURNMENT