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February 2018

JISD Construction…Full Steam Ahead!

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The Judson ISD Operations Department is in the middle of orchestrating a full plate of construction projects…from new schools to updating existing ones. This video narrated by Assistant Superintendent of Operations Dr. Rob Fields gives you a good overview of where work is really rolling across the district.
March 3,  2 - 2:45 pm
Elem. Honor Choir Concert
Judson HS PAC

March 12 - 16th
Spring Break

March 22, 7 pm
Board Meeting

March 24, 3 - 6 pm
Senior Citizen Prom

These Students Saw Their Job Shadow - It Looks Good!

It’s great when students can get a little taste of a career or profession they’re interested in before jumping in with both feet.  That’s why the Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day on February 2nd, Ground Hog Day, was such a great opportunity for kids.  This event starts students off in brief in-class sessions before going to a work site to know what they’re getting into.  Then they actually go to a professional setting for several hours where people are really working and being productive.
After that, they go back to the classroom and share thoughts about what they saw.  Originally for high school students, now middle schoolers are involved too and with great success. In the process, many make decisions…is this for me or not?  You can see by the photos the kids got quite a variety of careers to explore.  Thank you to all our business and professional partners that gave our students this chance.

February Montoya Moment

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From thoughts about school safety in light of recent events to his own retirement and some big campus energy incentive checks, JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya brings you his monthly message…it’s Montoya Moment time.

Let’s Talk…College and Career Fair Opens Eyes

The focus of Judson ISD is to prepare our students to effectively compete in a global society and that’s exactly what the 2018 Let’s Talk College and Career Ready event was all about.  February 8th, Judson High School was filled with students and parents that wanted to soak up all the expert insight from a number of special guest speakers.  The event’s headliners were District Attorney Nico LaHood and Converse Mayor Al Suarez, but other great professionals were on hand conducting question and answer sessions about subjects such as careers in veterinary medicine, leadership presence, and cyber security.
             Converse Mayor Al Suarez                                   District Attorney Nico LaHood        

The event was sponsored by JISD and Randolph Field ISD and also included a unique perspective for special education services and how they fit into the picture. As you can see by the photos it was a successful event and students came away with a lot to think about and options to consider…that’s what it’s all about. Many thanks to our JISD Military Family & College Readiness Specialist, Sylvia Greenwood and JBSA Randolph Field ISD liaison, Angela Green for putting this event together.

Judson ISD Alumnus Returns To Encourage Wagner Students

It can be inspirational for a person to hear words from someone who, at one time, stood in their shoes but is now farther down the road.  2nd Lt. Malcolm Lee is a 2007 graduate of Judson High School and he came back recently to Wagner High School to speak to military connected students and their classmates about what their options are.   He has great story to tell as an Air Force Pilot now stationed at Laughlin AFB. Lee along with fellow Judson High School graduate of 2007 Dr. Joseph Martin, M.D., and two pilots who graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, 2nd Lt. Alyx Darger and 2nd Lt. Mary Curtin also spent time with our students here.  The message to students was a combination of three ideals to pursue…Attitude, Admin and Effort.
He emphasized that attitude is about a positive outlook on one’s ability to complete the task with confidence. Admin speaks to the idea of preparation and being attentive to detail. And finally, effort is doing everything to the best of your ability.  Speaking from experience, these individuals shared what has helped them be successful in their pursuits in life and we thank them for their time and wisdom. The hope is our students will take this and make it their own.

4 Ways to Take Control of Your Heart Health

You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your heart. Learn how to be heart healthy at any age.

•    Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

•    Manage conditions. Work with your health care team to manage conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This includes taking any medicines you have been prescribed.

•    Make heart-healthy eating changes.  Eat food low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium. Try to fill at least half your plate with vegetables and fruits, and aim for low sodium options.

•    Stay active. Get moving for at least 150 minutes per week. You can even break up the 30 minutes into 10-minute blocks.

Olympia Showing Its Fitness Leadership

Students across Bexar County are currently participating in the Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program working on a variety of healthy service projects. Olympia Elementary has a team participating and has been dreaming up ways to put $550.00 from the program to work on their campus that will benefit fellow students to be healthier.
Ambassadors, Helena Hinojosa, Dillan Tanner, Melanie Gonzalez, Christopher Bassett, Tyler Drake, and their campus mentor, Tonya Harwood were selected to represent Olympia Elementary School in June 2017. Other campuses and students can participate too. Through a generous sponsorship from the Baptist Health Foundation, the Mayor’s Fitness Council awarded more than $50,000 in grant funding this academic year. If you are thinking about getting into the healthier fun, the application deadline for the 2018-2019 year is May 18, 2018.

JEF & JISD Fiesta Medal Sale

Judson Education Foundation and the Judson ISD have again cooperated in offering a medal for sale in preparation for this spring’s Fiesta season.  This year’s medal is the result of a student art contest among secondary students and Judson High School’s Chloe Bayani was the bigger winner. The medals are for sale now for $8.  Proceeds benefit the Judson Education Foundation so show your medals this Fiesta season!

JEF Teacher Grant - Will You Be Out Next Winner ?

Judson ISD Teachers – You can apply for an innovative teacher grant to enrich
learning in your classroom. You can get up to $2,500 to fund your great idea!
Last year, we funded over $36,000 in teacher grants. Online applications are due no later than midnight on March 18, 2018. Click the link below to apply.
To increase accountability within the district, Judson ISD has a Fraud and Abuse Hotline. This is a way of anonymously reporting incidents of wrongly using district resources. A person can report problems two ways. Through a toll free hotline 855-640-6200 (in English) and 800-216-1288 (in Spanish) or you can just REPORT HERE. A third party company called Lighthouse is handling all the reports for credibility purposes and will look at each report on an individual basis. The online form also allows a person to upload supporting documents if they apply. This “report it”  link can also take you to a page where crimes and bullying can be reported.
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