Judson ISD

Entries for month: January 2019

Alert 5th Graders! Call For JSTEM Applications

Opportunity Knocks and  JSTEM Academy is now accepting applications for current JISD 5th-grade students!

All young people should be prepared to think deeply so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow.  The future economy demands jobs that require STEM education, and JSTEM is working to prepare students for that future.  
If your child has interests in Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering, then JSTEM might be right for them.  There is high interest in the program because of the dynamic curriculum and project-based learning as well as the extensive opportunities for academic competitions.

Make plans to attend one of the informational parent meetings that will answer any questions that you may have about the school within a school.  We will discuss everything that will help you decide if this is the right middle school program for your child.  You'll be able to meet the teachers, tour the school, and hear from current students and parents. 




Saturday, February 16

10:00 a.m.

Judson Middle School Library

Tuesday, February 19

6:00 p.m.

Judson Middle School Cafeteria

Tuesday, February 26

6:00 p.m.

Judson Middle School Cafeteria

Yes Our Kids Can...Take It From These Kids And Dr. Ball

The Yes Our Kids Can program was launched at the beginning of 2019 at the PreK, Kinder, and 1st-grade levels and classroom feedback so far has been very positive. The effort helps young students to see the positive things they can do as they grow and learn through each day at school and at home.  The potential benefits that are already being realized in other districts run the spectrum. Improved attendance, better kindergarten readiness, higher family engagement, and even higher retention of students in those districts. 

Below are some photos from some of our campuses as the students are participating in the curriculum.  ALSO,  below there is a message from Dr. Ball that's going out to all the kids to encourage them to do their best each day because they can do anything they set their mind to do.  

Ms. Leatherman at Converse ES

Ms. Covington at Franz ES

And here is Dr. Ball's animated video about Yes Our Kids Can...take a look!


This Casino Night Was Not A Gamble, It Helped JEF

When you think of a casino, you might think of a group of winners and losers at the blackjack or roulette tables, but it wasn't the case at the Judson Education Foundations Gala. One of the foundation's biggest fundraisers of the year took on a different theme and different location this time around. The University of the Incarnate Word's Sky Room was the venue while the theme featured a Casino Royale motif and gaming area. The casino idea was one that played up to people's enjoyment of playing games. With real dealers, chips, and game tables, the fun and the chance was authentic, but nobody came out with a loss.  The big winners were teachers and students who will benefit from the foundation's grants and scholarships that will be awarded later this year.  


Then, of course, there was the Hall of Honor. Always one of the big draws each year, the induction of the new members of the Judson ISD Halls of Honor is always special.  This year the district received close to 20 nominations that the selection committees reviewed, discussed and voted on. This year three members entered the Athletic Hall of Honor and one entered the Civic Hall of Honor.  Coaches Sterling Jeter, Jimmy Dykes, and Melvin Boelter went in on the athletic side, while Dr. Melinda Salinas entered on the civic side.  

Along with the great food, dancing, prizes, auction items, it was a wonderful night of fun, food, and games...all to help our students and teachers. A total coming soon!

Masters Distinction Recognition

Masters Elementary School Principal Ted Haynes with Deputy Superintendent of Teaching of Learning Rebecca Robinson

It's always great to pause for a moment to recognize campus distinctions received from TEA. Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Ms. Rebecca Robinson stopped by Masters Elementary to present to the Faculty and Staff the Distinction Award that Masters earned for the 2017-2018 School Year in Closing the Gaps. Congratulations Masters Elementary!

Transition Fair For Students With Disabilities

In its efforts to service and educate all students, there will be an event that will specifically inform parents of students with disabilities.  It will be an opportunity to be informed about services that are available to special needs students, how they can tap into those services and what organizations can also support them.  Speakers and local agencies will be on-hand to present and take questions and offer information and help.  

What: Transition Fair

Where: Copperfield Elementary School

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm