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October 2016

JISD Teacher Selected For Educator Of Year Award

The Iva Dean Cook Educator of the Year award is given to one who demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career education and transition of students with disabilities. Teresa Pena of JISD's Judson CARE Academy was selected for her work with her students.  The DCDT (Division of Career Development and Transition) is part of the Council For Exceptional Children and acknowledges individuals and groups that provide exceptional educational opportunities to students through practice and research.
You may remember that last year Ms. Pena was selected as the JISD Teacher of the Year and the ExCEL Teacher of the Year for Judson ISD. There's not doubt she is a great educator. Congratulations Ms. Pena!
November 5, 9 am - 3 pm
JISD Job Fair
Judson HS

November 17, 7 pm
Board Meeting
ERC Board Room

November 19, 10 am - 2 pm
JISD Thanksgiving Feast
Wagner HS

December 3, 10 am - 4 pm
Jingle Bell Jamboree
Judson HS

JISD Shines Because of You

JISD Shines Because of You
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They keep our schools clean and looking new even if they aren’t really new.  Custodians are the unsung heroes that keep the JISD facilities swept, mopped and sanitized for our students and staff to use each and every day.  That’s important because it is a fundamental part of an environment for learning.

Judson ISD dedicated a day to say thank you to this vital group of employees that day in and day out keep hallways, bathrooms, cafeterias and classrooms picked up and squeaky clean for each day our students come to school.  A proclamation by the board deemed October 3rd as Custodial Appreciation Day at all district campuses.  Unique ways of saying thank you included a special one of a kind song and video that we wanted to share with you from Copperfield Elementary School’s choir directed by Ms. Crisp.  JISD Custodians, thank you so much for what you do every day!

Also, at the October 20th board meeting,
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Fields and Director of Maintenance Mr. Yaklin presented awards to the custodial crews of Crestview Elementary and Metzger Middle School for being the two cleanest schools in the district.

JEF Presents The Billy Joel Concert

Make a donation to the Judson Education Foundation for a chance to win a Concert Package: 2 floor seats to see Billy Joel on December 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the AT&T Center, a one-night stay at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel & dinner for 2 at Rita’s on the River.

A $20.00 donation will get you one entry for this raffle or you can make a donation of $50.00 to get three entries for this raffle.

The Judson Education Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit we raise funds for student scholarships, principal and teacher grants. Donations will be accepted until midnight on 11/27/2016. The drawing will be held on 11/28/2016 at 4 p.m. Click the graphic below to enter the raffle.

 


JISD Job Fair Coming Up!


The Judson ISD Human Resources Department will be conducting a huge job fair on November 5th at Judson High School.  They are looking to fill a number of staff positions across the district and keep in mind you could be interviewed on the spot. That means make sure you have an updated resume and current contact information.  It's the chance to make a great start with a new job.

Fix Healthy Snacks


Healthy snacks can sustain your energy levels, between meals, especially when they include
a combination of foods. Choose from two or more food groups such as: grains, fruits, vegetables,
dairy, and protein. Try raw veggies with hummus, or a tablespoon of peanut butter with an apple or banana.

New Elementary School Sites Getting Primed

Judson ISD voters approved the construction of two new elementary schools in the district in the last bond election...one on the north end and one on the south end.  For those who are wondering where these locations are, there are some new signs that identify where the schools will be built over the next year or so. One will be constructed on the far north end in the Wortham Oaks area and the other on the south end in the Escondido community in Converse near FM 1516 and IH 10. These two schools will really help out where we are growing. It'll be great seeing them go up over the next many months.

Free Turkey Dinner
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wagner HS - 3000 North Foster Road, San Antonio, TX 78244

JISD Canned Yam Drive For Jimenez Dinner

The Judson ISD Police and Maintenance Departments are once again joining forces to help out the Jimenez family continue a great Thanksgiving tradition in San Antonio. The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner has been around for decades and it continues to serve a big segment of our population.  The dinner serves a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for senior citizens, needy families and the homeless...some 25,000 people each year. But they need help and part of that help each year comes from right here in the Judson ISD.  

The JISD Police Department and Maintenance Department are asking each campus to collect as many canned yams as possible for this worthy cause. If you would like to donate, just bring them by your child's school. Campuses will be collecting through November 17th and the top three winners will be announced on the 18th...including trophies.  Let's show the community and our kids how important giving to others really is.
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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