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February 2017

These Shadows Aren’t From Groundhogs!

How can a student get a taste of a profession in which they have an interest, but are not sure it’s for them?  Internships are great, but they’re not always available.  So there’s Job Shadow Day.  San Antonio Works along with Junior Achievement kicked off the 2nd Annual Citywide Job Shadow Day.  A number of JISD teachers and students participated in the event…in fact, overall 3,000 students citywide took the chance to shadow someone and more than 100 participating employers welcomed the students to see their workplace.
Job Shadow Day is a part of the San Antonio Works initiative that is part of a $1.4 million grant provided by Charles Butt and HEB.  Judson ISD was well represented with more than sixty Wagner Engineering Program students that visited the San Antonio River Authority, thirty from Judson’s Business Professionals Program took a trip to IBC Bank and thirty JSTEM students got a taste of the working world at Randolph Air Force Base.  

Not only did they have a fun day of experiencing a field of interest to them, but many times events like this result in paid internships, booking speaking engagements with industry experts and virtual tours.
February 16, 7 pm
Board Meeting
ERC Board Room

February 20
Professional Development
Staff Workday/School Holiday

February 25, 9 am - 1 pm
JISD Auxillary Job Fair
Judson HS

March 4, 3-6 pm
Senior Citizen Prom

JEF Grants in Action

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The Judson Education Foundation provides scholarships for students as well as grants for innovative teachers and principals.  The money for those wonderful scholarships and grants comes from some very generous donors and sponsors who are committed to helping students reach their potential and, in the end, their dreams.  This video gives you an idea of just some of the scholarships and engaging ways in the classroom students are being prepared for their future through this support.  Thank you. Visit the links below for more information.

Kiana Williams, A McDonald's All-American

Kiana Williams has been turning heads with her play on the basketball court for some time now.  She's in the newspapers on a regular basis and now she's been chosen as a McDonald's All-American.  The day she was officially recognized, the school showed up at the gym to cheer her on and show their support.  What a show of support!
Kiana is ranked number 8 nationally and has signed with Stanford University to play basketball next fall.  Along with all that, she will be representing the West team on March 29th at the United Center in Chicago for the big McDonald's All-American Basketball game.

This is a back to back award for Wagner High School.  Last year Amber Ramirez was selected to play in the same game.

Senior Citizen Prom: An Evening on the Red Carpet

Please join Judson ISD in partnership with the Judson Education Foundation for the 2nd Annual Senior Citizen Prom. The event will be hosted Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Judson Early College Academy and will feature the theme, “An Evening On The Red Carpet.”

It's a free event, but it's geared toward senior citizens 65 or older. A Prom King and Queen will be crowned. We will have door prizes, refreshments, and a dance floor to show off your latest and greatest moves. Come with a similar aged friend, on your own or with a group. It’s all about having fun.

Please see attached invitation for your community members and guests. For more information call 945-5412.

Eat Smart and Help Your Heart

You can dramatically help reduce your chance for getting heart disease by watching what you eat. Use these tips to get started:

•    Eat more whole grains and vegetables.
•    Select low-fat cuts of meat, chicken and fish.
•    Cut down on butter and other fats, and use liquid vegetable oils for cooking.
•    Include beans and nuts in your diet.
•    Buy low-fat or non-fat dairy products, including 1% or skim milk, yogurt and cottage cheese.

Franz Hits Happy Trail With Chorus

The next best thing to hearing Gene Autry sing his cowboy songs is the Franz Elementary School First Grade Chorus belt out their musical tributes to the Texas cowboy.  Students took their audience back to the time of trail rides and chuck wagons during a special performance including singing and dancing that was accompanied by a number of instruments to add that special Texas flavor.
With tunes like T-E-X-A-S, Deep in the Heart of Texas, I Bought Me A Cat, Walk The Lonesome Trail and I Wanna Be A Cowboy, the evening definitely had a Yee-Haw feel to it.  They ended the whole thing with a lively square dance and refreshments to cool off those hoofs at the end.  Congratulations to Mrs. De Hoog for getting the students ready for this great performance.

Kirby MS, CPS Energy On Mission To Save

Kirby Middle School has developed a great partnership with CPS Energy that has been beneficial to the school and to the students and parents.  The company worked with science teacher Sarah Salge in helping families save on their utility bills by giving every 6th grade student a Conservation Kit. That kit includes resource saving items like more energy efficient light bulbs and shower heads that don’t use as much water.
It’s part of a science project that provides these students and their parents with these free efficiency tools on the premise that they install them and compare their utility bills before installation and afterwards.  There were even other experiments included in the kit that students and their families can try out and come to their own conclusions.
A partnership like this is great because not only does it provide educational value, but it helps families outside the school with money saving benefits where they live each day. Thank you CPS Energy.
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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