BJH News

October 8, 2017

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Upcoming This Week:

Passionately Pink Week (click here for activities)

Monday, October 9th

  • Columbus Day
  • District CC meet in Eastland: BJH runners start at 4:00 p.m.
  • School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. BHS

Tuesday, October 10th

  • 6th grade Running Club 3:30
  • Pack the Gym - BHS Volleyball vs. Peaster

Wednesday, October 11th

  • NHS Tutoring 3:30 BHS Library

Thursday, October 12th

  • Blood Drive at BHS 8:00 a.m.
  • BJH Volleyball at Millsap 4:00 p.m. 7B8B7A8A
  • BJH Football vs Ponder

Friday, October 13th

  • Passionately Pink Volleyball
  • Middle School Band Night at BHS Football Game
  • Progress Reports sent home

Saturday, October 14th

  • BJH Volleyball A Tournament @ Peaster
  • Mall Day BEST Robotics - Ridgmar Mall

Weekly Announcements

UIL: UIL practices are off and running. The 5th grade District UIL Meet is December 5th. 6th - 8th grade District UIL Meet is December 12th.

Baby Food Jars: Mrs. Judd, the Art teacher, is asking for clean baby food jars for her classroom. Please feel free to drop those off in the front office. Thanks!

Red Ribbon Week (RRW): We will celebrate RRW, October 30th - November 3rd. Be on the lookout for more information to come regarding these 2 weeks.

Summer Reading Books: If you have books from this summer's reading that you no longer want to store, please feel free to donate those to the library. Questions about other possible book donations can be directed to Angela Grimm - We have our 1st Book Fair scheduled to kick off on Monday, October 23rd!

Events Around the Area

Global Youth Initiative, Wednesday, October 11th at North Side Baptist Church from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Click here for more details.

Brock Baptist will be hosting a fun night of festivities with Trunk or Treat on October 29th from 5 - 7.

Christmas is coming to Cowtown this week at the Will Rogers Coliseum, Thursday, October 12th - Sunday, October 15th. Click here for more information.

BJH Menu - October

Student Check-out

If you are planning to pick up your child for early release, please be sure you are in the office by 3:15 p.m. After that time, please plan on going through the parent pickup line. Since the buses arrive on campus around 3:20 each day, the ability for you to park and get out before they arrive is slim. Once the buses arrive and park out front, it is against the law to pull out and around the buses since their stop signs are out and lights are flashing.

Dress Code Concerns

There are a few things that need to be specifically addressed that seem to be consistent:

  • Boys: The biggest concern we see is boys that have long hair that extends below the eyebrow but they push it to the side so that it is not in front of their eyes. This is not in compliance with the policy. If the hair extends below the eyebrows then it is too long.
  • Girls: There are lots of cute tops that are being worn that have large v-neck cuts that are showing the girls undergarments underneath. There should be no undergarment item showing on the young ladies.

The Dress Code Policy has not changed since last year, but if you need to reference it, click here and then scroll to page 37. If you have questions, please let us know.

Armed Forces Display

If you have a loved one that is currently serving or has served in the armed forces, please send a picture to us with the following information: branch served; time served; relation to the student on campus.


Students are required to be in attendance 90% of the academic year, this breaks down to mean no more than 18 excused or unexcused absences. Every class period at the junior high level counts toward compulsory attendance. This includes the Eagle period at the end of the day.

Eagle Garden - something we are working toward.....

Our primary goal of the Eagle Garden is to enrich the curriculum and support project-based and experiential learning. This outdoor learning center will allow for all levels of students to engage in agricultural practices on a small scale, learning about the responsibilities and impacts of land cultivation. We are currently in the planning phase of the Eagle Garden but would welcome any community support to help get this off the ground and to fruition by the start of next school year. Please direct questions/ideas/support to Nancy Beaty @

Pep Rallies

BJH will attend the following Pep Rallies at BHS at 8:50 a.m.:

  • Friday, October 20th - The Ranch (there was a date change)

BJH will host the following Pep Rallies at BJH at 2:50 p.m.:

  • Thursday, November 2nd

BJH Grading Policy

BJH teachers have developed the following grading policy for the 2017-2018 School Year:

  • Daily grades = 50%; tests/projects/major grades = 50%
  • There will be a minimum of 8-10 daily grades each six weeks.
  • There will be a minimum of 2-4 test/project/major grades each six weeks.
  • Grades will be posted to parent portal no later than 1 week from the due date of the assignment
  • Work missed as a result of an unexcused absence will receive a grade no higher than a 70.

*Individual teacher discretion regarding his/her late work policy.

BJH Lunch Times

5th grade: 10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

6th grade: 12:30 p.m. - 1;00 p.m.

7th grade: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

8th grade 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Attached here is the free and reduced lunch form for Brock ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that you must complete 1 form for each child you have. If you have questions, please contact Mere Marcus: or 817-596-7425.

Brock Sports

You can now follow in-game scores and final scores for Brock athletic teams on the app “Score Stream”. Scores can be updated by users throughout the game. You will need to download the Score Stream app to your smartphone or go to then sign up to see Brock Eagles scores. You can also view scores on the Brock Athletic website at