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September 2019

Dial Up Your Football Fever!

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JISD Communications has been busy piecing together some videos to help stoke the fires of enthusiasm for football even higher as each team takes the field. You'll see these on the big screen at Rutledge Stadium at the beginning of each game that shows the visitors what they're up against. In case you missed it take a look. Judson and Wagner videos coming soon as well.
October 10,  6 pm
Board Meeting

October 14
Columbus Day

October 15, 8 am - 5 pm
District Professional Development

October 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
District Showcase
Copperfield Elementary

Nominations Open For Hall of Honor, Let’s Hear From You

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It's time to open up nominations for the Judson ISD Hall of Honor. As you may know, there are actually two Halls of Honor – Athletic and Civic. Both are equally important and seek to recognize those who have achieved and reflected a positive example of what Judson ISD is all about. So go ahead and send in your nomination for either an Athletic or Civic candidate. Just click on one of the links below and fill out the electronic form. The inductees will be formally announced at the Judson Education Foundation Gala in February of 2020.
Athletic Nomination Form                             Civic Nomination Form

JECA Students Selected For Elite Medical Program

Miranda Gonzales, Victoria Davila, and Gabriella Montemayor, students at Judson Early College Academy, were three of fifteen high school students from the entire San Antonio area accepted into the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy (VBRA) in their respective cohorts at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA). The VBRA is a 2-year summer research program lasting for 7 weeks each summer. The VBRA provides 15 San Antonio rising juniors with a rigorous biomedical research, educational and college preparatory experience.

Wagner Counselors Get Salute From The Military

The Wagner High School Counseling Staff has been a fantastic group of professionals that work with our high school students at so many different levels. Others are noticing too. This group was recently selected for the Military Above and Beyond Award. Ms. Shamia Coleman nominated this team through the Air Force Public Affairs Office and they are now set to be recognized and honored at a special Luncheon on November 13, 2019. Congratulations to these wonderful and caring professionals.

Judson ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates a diverse group of people. They trace their roots to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Of Judson ISD's approximately 22,000 students, about 57 percent are Hispanic. They represent many Spanish-speaking countries.

Celebrating the Hispanic culture is always fun with music, dance and the food...well, that's just incredible!  Students, parents, and staff within Judson ISD will be celebrating this valuable and colorful contribution to our society with all sorts of events and displays that will get your heart rate going and your taste buds tingling. Over the next several days you'll see the posting of photos on our website of some of the activities that our campuses will be hosting. Below is the proclamation recently passed by the JISD Board of Trustees and some of the ways our campuses are marking the recognition.

Coronado Village Elementary will have a door decorating contest with several parents as judges. That'll be a great student project where everyone can contribute.

Hopkins Elementary always has a great Hispanic Heritage Celebration event. They will host an event complete with music and dance for families on October 18, 2019, from 4-6 pm. They'll share delicious cultural foods from all over the world that our parents have prepared to share with everyone. They'll have flags hanging in the lobby and posters created by students.

Let’s Thrash Cancer - Dig For A Cure

On Friday, October 25, 2019,  JISD Athletics is hosting its annual Dig For A Cure Volleyball Game for breast cancer awareness. The game will be hosted at Wagner HS vs. Veterans Memorial at 6:15 p.m. The match will include a pregame, ceremony remembering those who have lost their struggle and those still fighting. Purchase a 2019 Dig For A Cure shirt below and help the JISD High School and Middle School volleyball programs raise money for a great cause. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the Texas Wings Organization.

Deep Breathing Techniques & Stress

When stressors throw your nervous system out of balance, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing can bring it back into balanced by producing the relaxation response, a state of deep calmness. Deep breathing is a simple yet powerful relaxation technique. The key to deep breathing is to breathe deeply from the abdomen (belly breathing). When you take deep breaths from the abdomen you inhale more oxygen. If you find it difficult belly breathing while sitting up, try lying down. Follow these steps:

•   Sit comfortably with your back straight.
•   Try to inhale and exhale out as much air as you can while expanding and contracting your abdominal muscles. Your lower abdomen should rise and fall.
•   Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
•   Count slowly to five as you inhale and exhale.
•   Slowly repeat between 3 and 10 times.

Patriot Football Team Captain Earns Recognition

Josh Walker is a senior at Veterans Memorial High School and is the starting center and team captain on the Patriot Football team. He was recently honored by WOAI-TV as the Thursday Night Lights Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Josh was invited down to the TV studio for an interview and presentation of the award which was a pretty cool experience. Josh has been a part of Patriot Football from the very beginning and was selected All-District last year. He's a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and on the Veterans Memorial Student Council. He has a 3.9 GPA. Head Coach Richard Mendoza nominated Josh for the honor. Congratulations to Josh and Patriot Nation!

Judson ISD Presents A District Showcase!

9/11, Always Remember

Remembering the tragic events of September 11, 2001, is difficult for many. But there were many individuals to remember from that infamous day that represent a reason for unity in our country. One of those who died on that day was 1979 Judson graduate LTC Karen Wagner who was serving in the Pentagon when it was attacked. Students and administration from Wagner High School and Judson ISD gathered at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to honor her life and sacrifice. The ceremony included thoughts from Wagner students and Principal Mary Duhart-Toppen. It concluded with a traditional wreath-laying and the playing of taps by Wagner Band members.

Wobble And Gobble: You Can Register Now

One of the biggest events of the year in Judson ISD is being planned and organized and we want you to be a part of it. It's the annual Wobble N' Gobble 5K Fun Run and Thanksgiving Feast. Registration for the race is already underway and the numbers look to be bigger this year after a successful inaugural run last year.  And of course, there's the Gobble part...The Thanksgiving Community Feast. Click on the link below for more information and lace 'em up again for the Judson Education Foundation's Wobble N' Gobble.

View Event Flyer                                                     Register For Race
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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