The first and second week of community forums on the JISD 2016 Bond are in the books, but there are a number of sessions still to go. These are informational meetings that are to the point with plenty of time for questions and answers. Superintendent Carl Montoya and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Rob Fields have been very busy talking to civic, neighborhood and business groups about the elements of the $265 million bond. We hope you can attend one of the upcoming bond forums and get the facts for the 2016 bond election. Early voting starts on Monday, April 25th - April 30th and May 2nd - 3rd. Election day is on Saturday, May 7th. For more information on voting locations please click here.
Upcoming Bond Forums: Judson Early College Academy on Monday, April 25th at 7:00 pm
Wagner High School on Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm
April 21, 7 pm
ERC Board Room
April 30, 8 am - 5 pm
Judson ISD Job Fair
Wagner High School
May 5, 5 - 9 pm
Olympia Hill Golf Center
May 18, 10 am - 9 pm
District Art Show
Rolling Oaks Mall
3 Events Impacting Your JISD Future
1. STEM Day 2016 - A Smashing Success!
Despite rain and thunderstorms, the 2016 STEM Day event at Northeast Lakeview College was a resounding success. The event was a collaboration of Congressman Henry Cuellar, Judson ISD and Northeast Lakeview College and focused on engaging students in careers, programs and fields of study that emphasized Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Hundreds of people turned out for the event that featured dynamic demonstrations and experiments from some of the biggest names in technology. And everyone was talking about the inspirational presentation by Captain Barrington Irving. He captivated the crowd as he recounted his experience of flying solo around the world and built a wonderful address of motivation from his story that everyone enjoyed. A big thanks to Deborah Rice for helping organize the event along with Congressman Cuellar and his office and Northeast Lakeview College. It just gets bigger and better each year.
The Texas Education Agency has granted all three comprehensive high schools in Judson ISD an Early College Campus Designation. Judson ISD is the only district in the San Antonio metro area with all high school campuses to receive this designation. This means that students at Judson, Wagner and soon to open Mackey High School will have the opportunity to earn dual credit that will go toward a high school diploma as well as college credit. This model also affords students the pathway to earn an associate degree, similar to the program featured at Judson Early College Academy that partners with Northeast Lakeview College.
Judson High School is collaborating with Alamo Colleges, Wagner with Texas A&M-San Antonio, and Mackey with Wayland Baptist University, the only high school in the state partnering with a private institution.
For students choosing the early college pathway at Judson, Wagner or Mackey, their college attendance will be a hybrid of virtual class connections from their high school campus as well as a physical presence on the college campus.
3. JISD Job Fair - Join The Team!
The Judson ISD Human Resources Department will be hosting a job fair for teaching professionals and custodial support staff. We have a lot of great educators...many of whom have been recognized not just by JISD, but also as top teachers in the city and the nation. We want to continue that tradition in excellence among our teaching staff by hiring the best educators possible. This job fair will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Wagner High School from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please bring your resume and be ready to interview because our HR staff is ready to talk to you. If you're looking for a change to a dynamic career that makes a difference in the lives of students that will form the future, this event is for you.
Your body is made of mostly water so it’s a no brainer that you need to replenish it to feel your best. While recommendations vary from person to person use these 5 tips to increase your hydration and water intake:
• Have water or a low calorie beverage with every snack and meal.
• Choose beverages you enjoy!
• Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration!
• Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
• Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you're watching calories, go
for non-caloric beverages or water.
Chief's Trip, Amber Highlights, Adult Community Ed Classes - Judson Journal's Here!
The spring edition of the Judson Journal is here and it's packed with features and information. Of course it has all the details and info you could want on the 2016 JISD Bond...including a video of what the four propositions are all about. You'll also find a great student written feature on Police Chief Teresa Ramon, including her trip to the White House recently...and did you catch the McDonald's All-American High School Girls Basketball game recently? You can see highlights of Wagner's Amber Ramirez sizzling performance coming close to breaking a scoring record for the game. All this and a fresh batch of Adult and Community Education classes that are calling you to enrich your mind and lifestyle. Take a look at what's new in JISD with the Judson Journal!
The Judson ISD Football Camp is almost here. It will be held at D.W. Rutledge Stadium on June 4th - 5th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The camp is for boys and girls entering the 2nd grade on up to high school. Kids will learn from former JISD star football players and other college greats. Parents are welcome to watch and cheer their kids on from the stands. Every athlete receives a t-shirt and refreshments. The last day to register is May 20th.
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.