JISD Counseling Weekly Newsletter

May 18th- May 22nd

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Welcome Students, Parents, and Staff

We are getting closer to the end of the school year and we had our first virtual graduation on May 15th. Congratulations JECA Graduates!


Upcoming 2020 Virtual Graduations

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Virtual Graduation will take place on the following dates and time:

Judson HS- May 23, 2020 @9:00 AM

Veterans Memorial HS- May 23, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Karen Wagner HS - May 23, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

JLA- May 28th @ 6:00 PM

Students, Parents, and Staff Traning

Even though many people are staying home during this season, traffickers are hard at work looking for vulnerable people on social media and other platforms. Join us to learn more about human trafficking and how traffickers find victims online. We will be providing information that is specific to keeping our youth safe.
Human Trafficking and Online Threats

May 22nd 8:30-10:00 AM Parents and Staff join this session to learn more about Human Trafficking and how traffickers find their victims online. Please register by clicking link

Human Trafficking and Online Threats

May 26th 5:30-7:00 PM Parents and Staff join this session to learn more about Human Trafficking and how traffickers find their victims online.

Lures and Lies

May 27th 4:00-5:30 PM Students this an interactive presentation to educate 11-17 year olds on the issue of local child trafficking. Please register by clicking link


Guidance and Counseling Website

Vist the Guidance and Counseling Website for more details about SchooLinks, Mindfulness techniques, Resources, or if you need to contact a JISD Counselor or Social Worker.

TXserves San Antonio is processing service request for Military Members, Retirees, Veterans, and their family members in AACOG for:

* Food Assistance

* Housing

* Healthcare


* Legal

* Education

* Household Goods

* Individual and Family Support Services

And many more services... Call TXserve @ 1-888-724-8387, rmd.me/K1eLEeh3k6Y

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Social Emotional Learning

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Second Step -Emotion Experiment Switcheroo

Counselor Keri How Does Worry Affect Me?

Worry Warriors: How Does Worry Affect Me?

College and Career Readiness

Elementary Level -College and Career Readiness

When I Grow Up Read Aloud | Kids Books | Read Along
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FASFA Information

Seniors there is still time to apply for FAFSA financial aid! Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you have issues with the financial aid application and need help you can call the Dept. of Education at 1-800-433-3243 or email your College Counselor

Judson High School- Cynthia Cortez Ccortez@judsonisd.org

Wagner High School - Alyssa Perez Aperez095@judsonisd.org

Veterans Memorial High School - Jennifer Rendon Jrendon885@judsonisd.org

JECA- Marissa Martinez Mmartinez272@judsonisd.org

Encouraging Note for Military Connected Students

Lisa Carrington Firmin, MS, Colonel, USAF Retired

Associate Vice President and UTSA Military Liaison Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Proud Military Brat

I know virtually all sides of the military affiliated family. I am what we affectionately call a “military brat” as my father was in the military and I was a kid in a military household. I grew up all over and went to many different Department of Defense schools overseas. I know what it is like to not have a parent around because they are TDY or deployed somewhere. I learned early on to fend for myself. I know what it is like to be active duty, to be a military member myself, to wear the uniform, to serve in combat, to deploy and just not be able to spend time with my family. I also know what it is like to be a mother of a “military brat” and to watch my son being uprooted constantly and to see the look in his eyes when I told him I couldn’t be there to attend a game or an event. Military children are strong and resilient. They make many sacrifices. However, out of those sacrifices, comes character, perseverance, flexibility; all traits that the best employers seek. Military children turn challenges into opportunity and give of themselves to help others. Be bold, remember to step outside your comfort zone. Sure, it is nice there, but you cannot grow or develop personally or professionally while you are there, nothing grows in the comfort zone. While it is difficult and downright hard to get through the tough times when our active duty family members are deployed, TDY or cannot even say where they are, remember who you are. You are a “military brat” and you can get through anything. You already have.

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Hotlines and Help Lines

SA Food Bank

Families can call in and provide their zip code to find the closest food resource location to them. Hours of operation 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM.

(210) 431-8326

United Way Information and Referral

211 or (210) 227-4357

Texas Child Abuse Hotline

1-800 252-5400

Center for Health Care Services/ Bexar County 24 hour Crisis hotline

(210) 223-7233 or 1-800-316-9241

Crisis Text Line

Text home to 741741 when going through any kind of emotional crisis and a crisis counselor will respond via text.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Other Assistance Needed

Military Families contact Ms.Greenwood by

email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 802-6709

McKinney Vento contact Ms. Young by

email dyoung@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 764-9571

School Age Parent Program contact Ms. Palmer by

email apalmer@judsonisd.org or by phone (512) 553-8023

If you are experiencing difficulty in providing basic necessities for your family and need additional assistance, please contact the following:

Monica Chavarria by email mchavarria@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 541-2731

Trisha Walker by email twalker972@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 595-9698

Reynae Herrera by email rherrera447@judsonisd.org or by phone (210)595-9541

Monica Garcia by email mgarcia083@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 275-4031