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November 2015

JISD Students Plunge Into Operation SeaPerch

You may know that one of the focus areas for JISD’s STEM program has been robotics. A new opportunity has come our way through the Office of Naval Research and involves underwater robotics. The program is called SeaPerch. Recently lead coaches from six of our secondary schools were trained by Senior Chief Andrew Johnson on how to get teams organized and how to start the building process. Teams will consist of between 4 and 6 students and JISD schools will likely have several teams per campus. A lot of the kits, tools and training for the program will be provided by the Naval Research Office and the district is working with Northeast Lakeview College about a possible qualifying competition.
The students will learn first of all how to building these ROVs and how they’ll get around underwater.  The competitions will include obstacle courses as well as competition involving displays and oral interviews.  It puts a new twist on robotics thanks to the Office of Naval Research.  You’ll hear more about this in the coming months.
November 11
Veteran's Day
District Holiday

November 19, 7pm
Board Meeting
at ERC Board Room

November 21, 10am - 2pm
Thanksgiving Feast & District Showcase
at Wagner High School

December 5, 10am - 4pm
Jingle Bell Jamboree
at Judson High School

Franz Students Visit Live Oak Fire Department

You can learn a lot by just going to a fire department and taking a tour. It's truly amazing what firefighters do and how they train and prepare for some of the most dangerous work you can imagine.  K through 5th grade students from Franz Elementary took a nice stroll down a Live Oak sidewalk to tour the Live Oak Fire Department and they loved it.  Not only did they see and learn what preparation looks like, but the firefighters there demonstrated some really cool tools and ways they fight fires and keep people safe.  Thanks to the Live Oak Fire Department for taking the time with these students.

Maintaining Your Exercise Routine During the Holidays

Staying on track with your exercise routine during the holidays can be a challenge. Although it's tempting to cease your exercise routine, especially when the holidays place a high demand on your already hectic schedule, maintaining the momentum is easier than trying to reestablish it at a later time.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track:

Be flexible and creative. Create a home workout routine. Or, spend your lunch break walking the halls of your office or the parking lot or climbing stairs.

Break it up into short sessions. Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week. This approach may be more suitable for the holiday season.

If you miss a couple of workouts, don't stress about it. Enjoy the celebration and the time you're spending with the people you care about.

Wagner Football Players “Wagner All-Stars Get TV Time”

The San Antonio Sports All-Star game is presented by H.E.B and recently three Wagner High School players were honored by the game sponsor on a KABB-TV segment for achieving this all-star status.  Quarterback Jordan Batson, Defensive Tackle Tremayne Jenkins and Running Back Jemaree Yelton were all presented with plaques and jerseys for the honor.  They will be playing on the East team coach by none other than Wagner Head Football Coach Charles Bruce.  They game will be January 9th at the Alamodome. Congratulations to these players for this achievement.

Ryan Kilgore “Jazz Pro Shares Music Passion”

Making it big in the entertainment field is a tough profession to break into sometimes. So when someone is successful, it’s refreshing when they remember and share with young people that might have the same dream.  That’s what happened with Ryan Kilgore. Ryan is currently on tour with Stevie Wonder’s Keys of Life Tour and during the stop in San Antonio, he visited several JISD campuses including Metzger, Kitty Hawk and Woodlake Hills Middle Schools and Judson High School.  Yes he got out his horn and played along with students and they even got to hear some cuts from his new album entitled “Just Walk” live in the classroom.
Ryan has a strong passion for teaching students the pleasure and styles of music and the intellectual benefits that come from being involved in the performing arts.  Ryan himself picked up the saxophone at age 8 and was booking wedding performances by 14. He went to Clark Atlanta University on full scholarship. Now he is a solo artist playing gigs with Stevie Wonder.  A big thank you to Ryan Kilgore for giving to our students.

Free Turkey Dinner
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wagner HS - 3000 North Foster Road, San Antonio, TX 78244

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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