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District breaks ground on new middle school

On May 3, 2023, the Judson Independent School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its sixth middle school. The new middle school will be located in the northern portion of the district, adjacent to Wortham Oaks Elementary School. The 192,000-square-foot campus, designed by Pfluger Architects and constructed by SpawGlass, is scheduled for completion in July 2025.

At the event, Interim Superintendent Dr. Rob Fields thanked the community and Board of Trustees for their support in the process of making the new school a reality.

“We are here right now because of the support of our community that led to this moment—the groundbreaking of Judson ISD’s 6th middle school,” Fields said.

Judson ISD Board President Jennifer Rodriguez mirrored Field's gratitude.

“I want to recognize the community effort that led to this moment. We wouldn’t be here without the support of everybody here and thousands of other people. These are parents, these are families that voted in favor of this who know about the educational needs of their children and families who don’t have children who support this,” Rodriguez said.

Fields acknowledged the growth happening within the district and the need to maintain neighborhood schools.

“We are growing in Judson ISD. We have to meet the educational needs of students throughout the district. This will be a place where families can gather for athletic events and concerts but ultimately it allows us another place in Judson to Produce Excellence,” Fields said.

The event featured talented students from Veterans Memorial High School. Cheerleaders welcomed attendees, students from Junior ROTC presented the colors and the VMHS Mariachis entertained the crowd. Two students from Wortham Oaks Elementary, and future “middle school number six” students, led attendees in the United States and Texas pledges.

Judson ISD would like to thank the many people who joined us today to celebrate.

 

 

Click here to view the photo album of the entire event.