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Established 1991 ~ K-12 Christian Education with a Global Focus

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Friday, August 07, 2020 • • General

We are excited to welcome two new teachers to Judson International School this year:  1st/2nd grade teacher Mary Baghdasarian and high school English teacher Catherine Figueroa.  We want to let you know a little bit more about them as well as update on some new roles for a few of our returning teachers.

We are excited to welcome two new teachers to Judson International School this year:  1st/2nd grade teacher Mary Baghdasarian and high school English teacher Catherine Figueroa.  We want to introdce them to you here and let you know a little bit more about them.

 

Mary Baghdasarian has her BA from The Master's University and has just returned to the US after teaching 3rd grade in Shanghai, China for the last two years at a private bil-lingual school.  She has worked with children her whole life and loves to sing and play guitar. Mary loves to travel and one of her recent adventures was spending two months in Thailand and earning her advanced scuba diving license there. 

 

 

Catherine Figueroa has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Education from North Central University, and is a credentialed teacher through the state of Minnesota. She taught public school in California and Minnesota for three years, and later at Oaxaca Christian School for over a decade.  Catherine has been a missionary with Assemblies of God World Missions for 14 years, spending 10 of those serving in Oaxaca, Mexico, along with her husband Efrain and 3 children.  She has a deep love of the written word and would challenge students to be truth-seekers in all of the academic domains, including expression through language and the arts. She is looking forward to her first year teaching at Judson and bringing all her talents and experience to the table.

 

 

In addition to these new teachers, we are adding new roles for two of our existing teachers.  Eric Bailey, our musical theater director will now be our K-6 music teacher as well as teaching a theater elective, leading our worship teams and directing this year's performances.  Eric is a Pasadena native who's been working in the entertainment industry as a performer since the age of 10, and as a director both in educational and industry theater for about 10 years. He's studied Vocal Performance at Citrus College and Theater at Azusa Pacific University.

 

Daniel Hogue, our high school science teacher and K-12 coding teacher, will be taking on the role of Technology Director for Judson.  Daniel has an MS in Physics from Azusa Pacific University and this will be his third year at Judson.

 

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Monday, August 03, 2020 • • General

We are planning to offer onsite day care options for KG-2nd learning plus quality 3rd - 12th grade distance learning.

 

Can you believe it is August and we are headed back to school? The summer weeks seem to have flown by with new challenges coming our way regularly. However, I believe we will be ready to start with a great program for your students on August 18.

 

We are planning for K-2nd to come back in-person. We are able to do all this under the umbrella of day care which schools are authorized to provide.  The classes are small so they will be able to social distance adequately and stay in their cohorts. We will begin heightened cleaning protocols. The small number will give us the opportunity to work out manageable systems for maintaining all the necessary procedures before being overwhelmed with larger numbers of students. 

 

Students in 3rd-12th grade will begin the year with distance learning. It will be similar to how it was in the spring except that teachers have learned some better practices, and have had time to reflect on their teaching and students' responses.

 

We will be using a block schedule in JH and HS this year. This will limit students' interaction with each other and teachers and make it easier to maintain social distance. Students will not use lockers this year, but will have to carry their books for the day, however with block scheduling they will have 4 classes/day instead of 6.

 

Our teachers begin working this week on Wednesday. They will be sending more information about their classes and how things will work in the coming week or two. Please look out for that. Lynette will also be sending the Welcome Packet with general information but there will be a COVID-19 addendum for those on campus that you will receive before the start of school.

 

A new development this year is that we are launching Eagle Academy 2.0. Its main function will be as a school of record for homeschool students, but we do offer part-time enrollment as well. In past years we have had many homeschoolers join our sports teams and our musicals. This year they may also join academic classes. If you know any homeschoolers who may need to find a school of record or certain classes, please let them know about Judson's Eagle Academy.

 

We have been working on some reorganization at school over the summer which will be great for when we return to the campus. Now we are the stage of cleaning - it is quite dusty after not having students there for 5 months! If you would like to help get things shipshape for our teachers please let me know.

 

There has been a new a/c unit installed in the main part of the building over the summer which should be a lot healthier for everyone. We will make sure the rooms are well ventilated and that the children are outside whenever possible. In all we are planning and doing our goals are to keep students safe and to give them the best possible education under the circumstances. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Till next time....

Diana Bjoraker MS Educational Leadership 

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Friday, May 22, 2020 • • General

Watch the latest update from Principal Bjoraker here.

 

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Friday, May 08, 2020 • • General

We wish you all a very happy Mother's Day, especially our Judson moms.   You have really stepped up to the plate during this season of distance learning and we really appreciate you.  Here's a fun story for your kids that the moms might enjoy, too.  

Happy Mother's Day!

 

We wish you all a very happy Mother's Day, especially our Judson moms.  You have stepped up to the plate in a huge way during this season of distance learning and we really appreciate you.  Here's a fun story for your kids that the moms might enjoy, too.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration!

 

 

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Friday, May 08, 2020 • • General

Read the lastest update from Principal Bjoraker here. This update includes important information about next week's Town Hall meeting and about end of the school year activities.

 

 

Highlights


* Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 pm.  Parents, please join us for this important meeting at which our school board will update you on the latest plans for next year which include contingencies for a variety of scenarios depending on what is happening with the pandemic.  Login information is in the weekly update.

* Please complete your re-enrollment for next year.

* Please pay your May tuition, if you have not done so already.  If you are having trouble with this, please contact Principal Bjoraker at diana.bjoraker@judsonschool.org or our registrar Lynette Marroquin at registrar@judsonschool.org.

End of the School Year Activites.  We have a variety of end of the year activities planned as usual, but this year they will be online.  These include awards ceremonies, Field Day, talents show and graduation.  Here is a listing of most of them.  Please note that 5th-8th grade students must return their Chromebooks on their designated day below.

 

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Thursday, May 07, 2020 • • General

Our first ever Online Family Night was a big success.  K-8th grade students shared speeches, poems and songs.  Our high school students had History Night which included a live game show with parent and student contestants.  Here are a few video and pics from the evening.  Enjoy!

 

Our first ever Online Family Night was a big success.  K-8th grade students shared speeches, poems and songs.  Our high school students had History Night which included a live game show with parent and student contestants.  Here are a few video and pics from the evening.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020 • • General

We are celebrating our Judson teachers this week and thanking them for all their hard work during this time of distance learning. They have done an excellent job making sure our students are right on track!

 

We are celebrating our Judson teachers this week and thanking them for all their hard work during this time of distance learning.  They have done an excellent job making sure our students are right on track!  

Students made cards, wrote original songs, drew pics and thought of many other creative ways to thank their teachers.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for more ways students have honored their teachers this week.

 

 

 


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Friday, May 01, 2020 • • General

Catch up on the latest news from our principal here.

 
Key Points:
 
*  As you know, we are continuing online through the end of the year.  We are planning some fun online end of the year activities for May.
*  Great job on History night, everyone!  It was fun to see everyone and we had great participation from students, families and teachers.
* Please return your parent survey.  Only 20% of families have done it so far.  You can complete it here:  Judson Distance Learning Family Survey.
* Pick up for new K-4th grade materials for the month of May will be happening on Monday, May 4, 10 am - 12 pm.
* Good news!  Judson has been approved for the forgiveable PPP loan which the government is offering to help businesses and non-profits through this season of social distancing.
 
Our First Ever Online Family Night was a huge success!

Thanks to all of our students, teachers and parents who worked hard to make our Online Family Night a success.  Judson K-8th graders presented speeches, poetry and songs they have learned.  Judson High Schoolers had a History Night which included an onscreen game show.  Above is just one of the videos from our night.  Stayed tuned for more next week!

And just for fun....Mr. Houge's visit to the Judson school building.

 

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Friday, April 24, 2020 • • General

Check out the latest update from Principal Bjoraker here.

 

Family Night on April 30!

For the first time ever we will be having our Family Night online.  Our spring family night will take place on April 30.  It will be Speech Night for grades K-8 and  History Night for high school students.  Teachers will be providing more details about how and when to tune in for this special event.  See you there!

 

Family Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the survey.  We want to hear from you about how distance learning is going!

End of the Year Activities

We have made a final decision that school will continue online throughout the end of this academic year.  High school finals week is May 26-28 and will take place online.  We are still planning to host all the fun end of the year activites, but do them in a virtual format.  This includes our end of the year award ceremonies, talent show and high school graduation.  We will be providing details about these events over the next couple of weeks.

 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 • • General

Come visit Judson virtually during this season of social distancing! We have options for online meetings, virtual tours and more.

 

We've been working hard to create online options for prospective families to visit Judson.  Even though our campus is closed, Judson School most definitely is not!  Check out our new Virtual Admissions Center which includes:

* a virtual tour of Judson 

* options for online meetings with Admissions staff

* virtual shadow days

For those of you who already attend Judson, you might enjoy watching the virtual tour and remembering what school was like just 5 weeks ago.

 

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