1:6th & 7th grade course selection forms due to ELA teachers

2:8th graders - MHS Course Selection presentation by MHS Counselors- 2nd period

3:MHS Counselors visit 8th grade for course selection at all lunches

3:Boy Basketball home game 4:30/5:30

5:7th Annual Bear Races

5:Band Solo & Ensemble Contest @ OHJH

7:Counselor Appreciation Week

7:STUCO Sucker fundraiser all week

8:Lock Down Drill

10:Girls Basketball home 4:30

11:6th grade Dance 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Theme: Candy Crush

14:8th grade math field testing online

15:7th parent meeting for DC trip 5:30 Band Hall

15:Men's Choir performs A&M Basketball game 3:30

16:Spring Picture Day

17:UIL OAP Zone B at Willis

18:Student Holiday

21:Student and Staff Holiday

22:5th 6 weeks begins

22:PreUIL Spring Choir Concert at MHS 7:00 p.m.

22:Spring Book fair week in library

23:UIL OAP Public Performance at MHS 7:00

25:Report cards go home in Bear Time

25:UIL OAP District

A Note from our Administration

It's February already and time certainly is going by quickly! The second semester is long and intense and our teachers are working very hard to have our students ready for the next level. I, for one, am very proud of our students and how hard they are working this semester. I am constantly receiving sweet words of confirmation on how kind and respectful our students are at MJH. Something we try very hard to instill and teach our Bears.

On another note, just a gentle reminder that we need all students to be in attendance at school unless they are ill. We have many students that are coming to school late and checking out early. When students are absent from school, they miss out on consistent instruction, tend to make lower scores on standardized tests, and develop negative social and emotional development. So please be cognizant of how much school your child is missing. We want each one of them to be successful learners.

We love our Bears!

A Note from our Counselors:

Counselors Calendar this month:

Attention 8th Grade Parents: We have will have Math 8 field testing for STAAR February 11- 17th, and all testing will be completed online. On Wednesday, February 2nd, Incoming 9th grade MHS Course Selection Presentation will take place during 2nd period at MJH. Additionally, on Thursday, February 3rd, MHS Counselors will be at all lunches to answer student questions regarding courses. Course selection contracts are due to GES teachers by February 8th. If you have any questions, you may contact Tressie Stewart, 8th grade counselor.

Attention 6th and 7th Grade Parents: By Tuesday, February 1st, course selection contracts are due to ELA teachers. If you have any questions, you may contact Barbara Gagliano, 6th grade counselor, or Lesa Dunbar, 7th grade counselor.

Attention Incoming 6th Grade Parents: We will host an Incoming 6th Grade Welcome Rally on February 4th from 9:00-10:30 a.m., and a Curriculum Fair from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on February 8th. If you have any questions, you may contact Tressie Stewart.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor at:

Barbara Gagliano: 6th grade



Lesa Dunbar: 7th Grade



Tressie Stewart: 8th grade



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A Note from our Nurse


Please remember to keep your child at home if they are not feeling well or are sick, even if they don't have a fever. Flu season is in full swing along with Covid. Please keep your students home if not feeling well. In addition, please make sure to notify the nurse if anyone in the family tests positive for Covid, your child tests positive, or any close contact with a positive individual.

Please use the link below to report and Covid positive student(s) to the district.


Thank you for helping us keep our students safe and healthy.

Courtney Buckner, RN - MJH Nurse



A Note from our Librarian

The MJH Book fair will be the week of Feb. 18-25. Your child will be able to visit the book fair during their ELA class, before school, during lunch, and after school.

Please contact the library if you have any further questions.

Mrs. Smith (936-276-3367)or shelley.smith@misd.org

Mrs. Gagliano shiela.gagliano@misd.org

Congratulations to our JANUARY student "Rockstars"

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JANUARY STAFF OF THE MONTH - 6th grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Elyse Dennis

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Spring Pictures - Wed. Feb. 16

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ACADEMIC UIL - Not to late to sign up!

Practices will begin the first week of February!

There are many events that you may compete in. Practice times will be organized and set up by the UIL event coaches. The competition will be held at Brenham Jr. High this year. We won first place in UIL Academics last year! Events are:

  • Speaking and Writing
  • Art, Spelling, Calculator Applications, Science, and Maps/Graphs/and Charts
  • Math, Number Sense, Dictionary Skills, Listening Skills, Chess, Social Studies

Please contact the 6, 7, & 8 grade UIL Coordinators below if you have any questions:

6th-grade UIL Coordinator- Christie Ducharme Christie.Ducharme@misd.org

7th and 8th-grade UIL Coordinator- Tammy Lumpkin Tamara.Lumpkin@misd.org

Athletic Sports Information:


Track practice will begin on February 14. Practice times/days are 2:45-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. 7th/8th grade boys and girls who are interested in running track can report to the small gym after school on the 14th.. Everyone participating must have a valid physical and RankOne online forms completed. Email Coach Faigle or Coach Hightower for track season calendars.

All other information is on the boy's and girl's athletics tab of the MJH website.

PARENTS OF 7TH GRADERS! Washington D.C./Williamsburg Summer Trip

8th Grade History is already making plans for this all-inclusive trip. The trip occurs at the end of your student's 8th grade year and is customized to include places that your student learns about during their 8th grade year in U.S. History. The earlier you decide to enroll, the lower your monthly payments will be. Use the following link www.efexploreamerica.com/2485729uh to see a sample itinerary, optional insurance, tentative dates, payment plans, etc. and to enroll. For specific questions, email pegi.morgan@misd.org



A friendly reminder, we do not have an open lunch policy so please do not order food for your child from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during the school day (i.e. Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, or any kind of delivery service). This is a safety concern that disrupts the educational process within our community and random people delivering food is not part of our safety plan. In addition, please do not not bring or share lunches with other students due to safety, medical concerns, allergies, etc. We do have a parent lunch table now for parents to eat lunch with their student and a friend.

Just a reminder: If your child forgets their lunch, we have a parent drop off table in the front foyer for you to drop off lunches. Please let your child know you have brought their lunch to school.

As a reminder, all breakfast and lunch this year is free of charge. Any extras, such as water, chips, treats, etc. will need to be purchased.


  • No Pajama Pants or Blankets-Pajamas are only allowed on designated spirit days.
  • Shorts: There can be no thigh showing (boy or girl) above mid-thigh. Boys must have shorts longer than their mid-thigh, rips cannot be above mid-thigh, and skirts must be longer than mid-thigh.
  • NO Mid-drift showing – No stomach or waist should be visible with natural movement. Having a button up over but not buttoning it up until told is not ok or unbuttoning it after being told to show waist exposed is not acceptable.
  • Leggings: Girls must have a shirt that covers their backside if they are wearing leggings.
  • No hats or hoodies on head in the building (just leave the hat at home).


Regular school attendance is one of the most important indicators of school success. Students who attend school regularly not only improve their chances of being academically successful, but it builds strong relationships with their peers and teachers.

We know there are a wide variety of reasons that a student must be absent. Communication is Key! Always send in a note, either parent or doctor. Making school aware at the start of the absences is helpful. Attendance office can be notified via email, fax, submitting online, or calling. You may also send a note with your student when they return. Absence notes will be accepted within 3 days of the Six Week grading period. If your student will be absent multiple days, please communicate with your child's teachers via email.

Please visit our school website to stay up to date on the most current Covid-10 protocols.


Our teachers provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences that engage our students' minds and hearts! We miss your student when they are not here, and your student misses outstanding learning opportunities and valuable teacher/peer interactions when they are not present in class.

Attendance office contact:

Reporting absence online https://montgomeryjh.misd.org/for_parents/attendance

Email: mjhattendance@misd.org or krystal.kollaja@misd.org

Phone: 936-276-3315 Fax: 936-276-3301

Krystal Kollaja

Attendance Office Clerk

MJH Parent/Student Handbook

The Parent-Student Handbook will be available on the MJH website. We encourage you to become familiar with the information contained in the handbook. Forms such as Release of Picture/Directory Information, Medication for the Nurse, Change of Address/Phone Number, and Technology Agreement are found at the back of the Handbook.


We ask that you make every effort to request transportation changes prior to 1:30 p.m. in order for us to be certain that your student leaves in the correct manner. You may make changes by:

1. Sending a note with your child;

2. Faxing with a photo of your I.D. to 936-276-3301. Please include your student’s first & last name on any change. Emails or texts to teachers, phone calls to the front desk, and student-relayed messages are not requests that we honor for safety reasons.


Due to the continued growth of MISD, we will no longer allow extra riders to ride the bus routes. Only registered riders will be allowed on the bus routes. We highly encourage students to car-pool to school due to the high volume of traffic and limited parking during the morning hours.

Meal Viewer and Cafeteria Charges

The Child Nutrition Department has moved to a new website to display menus for students and parents. The website it MealViewer, here is the link - https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/Montgomery%20ISD,%20TX

Parents can set accounts for students to alert them when their favorite meals are being served in the cafeteria, what foods contain their students’ allergens, and so much more!!

MISD has an easy online way for you to keep your child’s account. Go to the MISD webpage and click on the left tab “Child Nutrition Info”. Then click “MySchoolBucks.com.”

Parents will be encouraged to make prepayments on students’ accounts using my school bucks, cash or checks to avoid cash transactions during meal service.

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