Judson ISD

Spruced Up For Spring At Judson MS

Judson Middle School's National Junior Honor Society took on a school beautification project to improve the appearance of the front of the school building with some new plant life. Students alongside their sponsors, Ms. Latimer and Ms. Machuca, enjoyed this opportunity to work together to help spruce up the campus. It was a fun activity and learning experience, with most volunteers never having gardened before. We are very proud of our students for their time and energy towards this initiative, and look forward to seeing the new shrubs and plants serve as a friendly reminder of what great students we have at Judson Middle School.

Board Recognitions 4-19-18

Pledge leader Naomi Mata is a 5th grader from Crestview Elementary School…the school she has attended since she was in Pre-K.  While at Crestview, she has been a big part of the music program…she loves choir.  She is in the Honor Choir, Instrument Ensemble and Music Memory programs.  She has been on the A Honor Roll all year.  Outside of school, Naomi enjoys dancing, especially tap and ballet.

 

Our first board recognition comes from Veterans Memorial High School.  If you haven’t heard, it was an awesome year for girls basketball this season in Judson ISD.  Two high school girls basketball teams from our district made it to the State Tournament and to the State Final in two UIL classifications.  The Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Girls Basketball team finished 33-10 this season and went all the way to that final game in its first year as a varsity program…second year in existence. The names of the team members are below.
 
Junior Guard - Charlene Mass
Junior Power Forward - Arianna Aguirre
Sophomore Forward - Ceyenne Mass
Sophomore Point Guard - Vivian Castro
Sophomore Guard - Kaitlyn Bassett
Sophomore Forward - Brenna Perez
Junior Guard - Hannah Cole
Freshman Forward - Marley Rokas
Sophomore Forward - Sahara Jones
Sophomore Forward - Denise Allen

Assistant Coaches: Melissa Martinez and Antonio Keys
Student Manager: Zamahrya Rogers
Trainers: Sam Lawson and Donna Tuggle
  
Head Coach is the Express News Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Christina Camacho. Coach Camacho as you may know has been successful wherever she’s worked, going 628-and-235 overall in her 31 seasons of coaching.

 

Our next recognition comes from Judson High School.  As you know the district’s CTE program is strong and diverse in its certifications and recently the Judson Collision Repair program received national recognition and a grant.  The I-CAR Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support educational efforts in the skill of collision repair to produce students with the expertise needed to work in professional shops and maintain a high level of quality work.  The organization awarded the Hertz Grant (worth $5,000) to the Judson Automotive Collision Repair Program.  Congratulations to the school and the program’s teacher Mr. Ken Tucker.  Ms. Renee LaFreniere is the Director of CTE is and the Hertz Representative is Jennifer Adkins.

 

Our next recognition comes from Veterans Memorial High School.  The school’s Chapter of the Business Professionals of America recently came away from the BPA Regional Conference with a number of honors.  Their hard work is showing up in a number of different categories and these students competed in the state contest earlier this year in Corpus Christi.  

Logan Baier - Basic Office Systems and Procedures
Zyyare Brown - Fundamental Accounting
Ruben Caro - Fundamental Word Processing
Sharon Choi - Economic Research Project Individual and Administrative Support Team
Karen De La Torre - Prepared Speech and Administrative Support Team
Sabrina Lagrimanta - Legal Office Procedures and Administrative Support Team
Sandreya Straughter - Administrative Support Team


Our next recognition comes from the Judson ISD Transportation Department.  The Property Casualty Alliance of Texas provides districts with a strategy to lower their risks of property and casualty loss…the largest such program in the country.  Each year they select those individuals who go beyond the typical in transporting our district’s most precious cargo…our students…to and from school.  The selection is based on five criteria…Leadership, Attitude, Perseverance, Student and Parent Relationships and Technical Skill.  The P.C.A.T. bus driver of the year is Judson ISD’s Pan Filita Hernandez. Congratulations to you and many safe miles to you.

 

The next recognition come from the Enery Management Department. Beginning in May of last year, Judson ISD began participating in CPS Energy’s Resource Management Services program. The RMS program focuses on saving energy through behavior and operations in the district. Since the start of the program, the actions taken by David Oehler, Andy Jimenez, and of course the teachers and support staff in your schools have helped reduce your overall energy usage by 7%, which equates to over $222,000!  One of the main goals of the program is to raise awareness, and we asked students throughout the district to design posters to encourage energy awareness.
 

We received a lot of wonderful entries, but only one winner from elementary, middle, and high school could be chosen. And the winners are: 
• Ian Washington from Ed Franz Elementary
• Trinity Jarrell from Metzger Middle School
• Emilie Orosco from Judson Early College Academy
  
Thank you to all of the students for participating in the contest, and thank you to Judson ISD staff and teachers for the wonderful work you do for our schools and community every day! 

 

The final recognition comes from the Communications Department.  Each year the Texas School Public Relations Association selects publications that it feels reaches the highest level of quality compared to other district across the state.  Those are announced at its annual conference in February.  This year the association selected the Judson Post as the “Best of Category” award among similar sized district newsletter publications for content, layout and overall quality.
  
Out of more than 1,300 entries from school districts across the state, the department also picked up 9 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze selections for work in photography, video and advertisement projects. Those results came from a team effort of Multimedia Specialist David Rhoads, Communications Director Steve Linscomb and Communications Specialist Lexie Greathouse who contributed in our advertisement content.  

By the way, the Judson Post is a subscription publication, but it’s free. If you would like to subscribe, you can do so on the district website on the Communications Department’s page.

 

Patriot Percussionists Pick Up State Honors

The Veterans Memorial High School music program is growing and showing everyone that they are making quality a tradition at JISD's newest high school.  The percussion ensemble recently competed in the TECA State Championships and walked away with Best Artistry and Best Music awards.  For such a young school, these,  and so many other Patriot students are making an impact across San Antonio and the state already.  Congratulations to them for their hard work and achievement. 

Sweepstakes Win For Wagner Varsity Orchestra

The Wagner Varsity Orchestra competed in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-Reading Competition at Steele High School. They performed three pieces for a panel of three judges, and then had to read a piece of music for the first time in front of another panel of three judges. The Varsity Orchestra earned a 1st rating (which is labeled as a Superior performance) in both the Concert and Sight-Reading components of this competition, earning them what is referred to as "sweepstakes". This is the first time that they have received this distinction under the direction of Mrs. Katherine Gonzalez, and the first since 2013. The Non-Varsity Orchestra competed as well, and received Excellent ratings in both categories.

JHS Auto Tech Skills Team Take State Bronze

Sponsor Sergio Salinas with Sophomore Francisco Cruz and Senior Christopher Lamon

The Judson High School Auto Tech Skills Team travelled to Corpus Christi for the Skills USA state competition. Students from Miss Angie Vanegas' Auto Basics Team, Mr. Ken Tucker's Auto Collision Team and Mr. Sergio Salinas' Auto Technology team were there representing JISD. Mr. Salinas' Automotive Tech students, Sophomore Francisco Cruz and Senior Christopher Lamont placed 3rd in Texas for Auto Career Promotions Demonstration. The young men competed against a dozen teams and took home a Bronze medal and a plaque. Congratulations! Judson is fortunate to have a great Career and Technology Program for students to explore post-secondary opportunities.

 

Sponsor Sergio Salinas with students Francisco Cruz, Christopher Lamont, Brendon Klotz, Kevin Flores, Gerardo Herrera