Judson ISD

Entries for month: August 2016

Day One For Veterans Memorial Patriots

Miller's Point SUPERHERO Assembly

To celebrate the start of an awesome school year, Miller’s Point Elementary hosted a back to school SUPERHERO Assembly! Special guests included the Mayor of Converse, Al Suarez, along with our JISD police officers! The purpose of this back to school rally was to remind our students that they all possess super hero qualities, such as, helping a friend in need and doing their best. Students and staff members are looking forward to making this the most SUPER year ever! Special thanks to Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Michaelangelo the Ninja Turtle, and Wonder Woman for showing their support for our Miller’s Point students, too.


FFA Students Shine At State Conference

Mallori Johnson, Samantha Obuch and Sutton Horner show everyone their ribbons

While many students were using the summer to regroup a bit, Judson FFA students were busy receiving awards and recognition at the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention.  They took a road trip to Dallas for the event and they didn't come back empty handed.  

First, Samantha Obuch had an outstanding entry in the Food Processing category, division II and was awarded first place with her project called "Bad To The Buns: Extending the Shelf Life of Baked Bread Using Preservatives." 


Samantha with her ribbon at the state convention

Then Mallori Johnson and Sutton Horner also participated in the Food Processing category division IV and took first place with her project "The Effectiveness of Natural Versus Artificial Preservatives in Creating Shelf Stable Snack Sticks."  


Besides both entries winning first place in their divisions, they also advanced to the national level and were selected in the top fifteen to compete at the National FFA Agriscience Fair in Indianapolis in October.  Congratulations to these students

In addition, the Judson FFA Chapter also received the prestigious Gold Emblem rating.  The Gold Emblem rating is only for the top 10 percent FFA chapters in the state.  The Judson Chapter will go on to the National FFA Chapter Contest to compete.

Finally, twelve Judson FFA members were awarded the Lone Star FFA degree. That is the highest degree that a student can earn from the Texas FFA.  Congratulations to Ashley Chandler, Alexandra Covarrubias, Renae Hill, Jocelynn Hodgson, Haley Klar, Jenna Lehman, Machayla Longfoot, Kelsey Shumake, Regan Stanton, Sarah Stautzenberger, JB Trees, and Morgan Wintermeier.

Lone Star FFA Degree recipients

The 2016 Football Season: IT'S ON!

There is a lot of exctiement with the first week of classes of the 2016-17 school year and...of course High School Football Season!!  Both the Judson Rockets and Wagner Thunderbirds are starting their varsity play with some big games on tap.  Judson will be traveling up Interstate 35 to take on Austin Lake Travis while Wagner will be defending the house at D.W. Rutledge Stadium against Laredo South.  It's a fresh start and anything can happen, and many times does.  Let's show our support and take in the excitement of high school football at its best. 

Judson Rockets

Wagner Thunderbirds

Crestview Visited By U.S. State Dept. Official

(L-R)Peggy Carnahan of Our Lady of the Lake University, director of Project ACORN and co-founder, Liz Rameriz, Live Oak Parks and Recreation council member, Dr. Judy Garber, U.S. State Dept. and Augustine Frkuska, Crestview Elementary, co-founder Project ACORN

You know your campus is leading the crowd when it is involved in a project that gets the attention of the feds.  Dr. Judy Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs rearranged her schedule to come out to San Antonio to take a look at something called Project ACORN.  Project ACORN (Area Children Organized to Replant Natives) is an environmental initiative developed by Our Lady of the Lake University as well as teachers from NISD and Judson ISD.  It brings together scientists, professionals, educators and community members to create ways to renew and rejuvenate our natural surroundings in a way that also educates students scientifically with the great outdoors as the laboratory.  

Augustine Frkuska of Crestview Elementary and Elizabeth Ramirez of Live Oak Parks and Recreation shared the process and how they worked together to make it happen with Dr. Garber. This is a long term community project that will keep giving in educational value.  This includes some new native trees and additional vegetation that compliments the whole landscape that were planted by Crestview students, community members and Live Oak personnel last November.  



Crestview students working on ACORN related project