A Message From Bear Branch JH

Week 16

Week 15 (12/4 - 12/8) Recap

Classroom Visits & Learning Celebrations!

In week 15, we had another great week of instruction, learning, and extra curricular activities, capped off with snow. See below to see what our students were learning and doing this week.

Ursavus (our school robot mascot) got his first glimpse of snow...

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Week 17 (12/11 - 12/15) at a Glance

Monday, December 11

  • Choir Christmas Concert at Magnolia HS
  • MISD School Board Meeting at MISD Educational Support Center

Tuesday, December 12

  • Band Winter Concert at Magnolia HS

Thursday, December 14

  • Band's Elementary School Tour
  • Girls Basketball at BBJH
  • Boys Basketball at Creekside Park JH

Friday, December 15

  • Band's Elementary School Tour
  • Spanish Common Assessment
  • English Common Assessment Day 1 (8th grade only)
  • Winter Dance at BBJH: 7 - 9:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale this week during lunches. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door the day of the dance.

Important Information

Winter Dance - December 15

Our Winter Dance will be Friday, December 15 from 7 to 9:30 PM. This dance is for 7th and 8th graders. Tickets will be sold in advance for $10.


Attire must meet the standards of the BBJH dress code.

Trip to New Zealand and Australia

  • There will be an informational parent meeting in the BBJH library at 6 PM on Thursday, December 14, about the opportunity for students to travel to New Zealand and Australia in 2019.

Common Assessments

  • Friday, December 15: ELA Day 1 (8th grade only) and Spanish
  • Monday, December 18: ELA Day 2 (8th grade only) and 7th grade ELA
  • Tuesday, December 19: History
  • Wednesday, December 20: Math Day 1 and Science
  • Thursday, December 21: Math Day 2

Early Release - December 22

Friday, December 22 will be an early release day. The day will end at 11:30 AM.

Winter Break - December 25 - January 8

  • Winter Break will be from December 25 (Christmas Day) to January 8.

Calendar of Events

For an updated calendar of events, please click HERE. We do our best to stay on schedule. If there are changes or cancellations, we will update the calendar.