If a student feels like tuition is a barrier to continuing their education in college, there is an answer. Alamo Colleges has launched the first phase of Alamo Promise to 25 area schools in Bexar County, including Judson and Wagner High Schools. It provides funding to cover the cost of tuition for the first two years of attending any of the five Alamo College campuses. Wagner and Judson students were challenged by Dr. Ball to be the first campus to reach 100% signing up. There will be a big prize for reaching the mark. Check out how that progress is going below.
Also below, is the new Alamo Promise video explaining how you can Save Your Seat!
November 23, 8 am - 2 pm
Wobble N' Gobble
November 25 - 29
JISD Showcase - A World Of Engagement
Judson ISD has so many services and programs available to help people and to enhance their lives, and it’s events like the JISD District Showcase that help spread the word. This year Copperfield Elementary School hosted the event to a great turnout. District organizations, PTOs, and Booster Clubs were on hand to engage parents and explain what services they offer and how they can be a part of the action. In addition, of course, there were plenty of student musicians on hand to entertain everyone including the JISD Mojorimbas and Judson High School Mariachis. Refreshments for the District Showcase were courtesy of Legacy Mutual Mortgage’s Linda Rudd and her team. A big thank you goes out to the event organizer, Business Partnerships Coordinator Lexie Greathouse.
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.
Healthy kids are more likely to become healthy adults. Be a role model and help your kids make safe and healthy choices every day.
• Brush and floss teeth with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.
• Wash hands with clear running water and apply soap. Rub hands for at least 20 seconds, then rinse.
• Get a flu vaccine. Everyone needs a flu vaccine – every flu season.
• Be active with your kids. Children and adolescents need a total of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
• Be a healthy role model. Show your child what it means to be healthy.
JISD Swears In Two New School Board Members
The month of October included several special meetings of the JISD Board of Trustees and most of those were related to filling two vacant positions on the board. October 3, 2019, Rafa Diaz, Jr. was sworn in as District 4 Board Member. Mr. Diaz has lived in the district for six years. He earned his Bachelor's degree in International Relations from St. Mary's University. In the business world, he serves as an executive for Aztec Software focusing on developing learning pathways for the youngest scholars to the nontraditional adult learners. The selection of Mr. Diaz came after the resignation of Mr. Jose Macias, Jr. to serve on the Alamo Colleges Board.
Then on October 28, 2019, the JISD Board reconvened to witness Shatonya King take her oath of office as the representative for District 2 on the board. Ms. King is a product of Judson ISD and attended schools in the district from Kinder through 12th grade. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Radio, T.V., and Film Communications from the University of North Texas, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. Ms. King has worked in the field of Education in the areas of school counseling and special education. Her appointment came after Mr. Richard LaFoille retired.
A Look Into Your Student’s Future, College Fair 2019
Some 50 colleges, universities, technical schools, and branches of the armed services were represented at the 2019 College Fair at Veterans Memorial High School. It was literally a buffet of information there for the taking and with a live person there to answer important questions. Each school or career option has some unique offerings…it’s a matter of matching that up with what you or your student’s interests and abilities are. That’s why this event was so great—it’s always a wonderful way of seeing if a school is a good fit…or if a branch of the military service can offer a student training that really speaks to them. We appreciate the JISD Guidance and Counseling Department for setting this up and giving students and parents some great information and a chance to dream a bit too.
Jingle Bell Jamboree is JISD's holiday shopping extravaganza! There will be over 70 local vendors, concession sales, an appearance by Santa and performances by Judson ISD students to get everyone in the holiday spirit. This year the event will be at Judson High School 9142 FM78, Converse, TX 78109 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come join the fun and festivities! All proceeds benefit the Judson Education Foundation.
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.