Bedford Junior High Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5
Gene A. Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy Open House
On Thursday, October 1, 2015 the Gene A. Buinger Career &Technical Education Academy will host an Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
During the open house you will be able to:
- Meet the Teachers
- Tour the Facility
- Explore CTE Programs such as Animation, Audio Video Production, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Career Preparation, Cosmetology, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Arts, Forensic Science, Education & Interior Design, Health Science, Marketing, Law & Public Safety & STEM/Engineering
Parents and students are welcome to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to see all the district has to offer in Career & Technical education.
ATTENTION ALL 9th GRADE BRONCOS & 8th GRADERS IN PAP ALGEBRA
You are now eligible to sign up for the PSAT in the counseling office. The cost is $15. You may bring cash or a check made out to HEB. Stop by and see your counselor, testing spots are limited.
The testing date is set for Wednesday, October 14. You will be excused from morning classes but still responsible for any missed work.
Valuable feedback will be given to you from Collegeboard after the test and the district will host a parent meeting to interpret your results.
HEB ADVANCED ACADEMICS MEETING
HEB Advanced Academics will host a parent meeting for current 8th graders interested in International Baccalaureate (IB) program on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7pm at the LD Bell High School auditorium. Students are encouraged to attend, however, attendance is not required. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can see the information presented on the HEB website, enter “IB” in the search box.
Blue & Black Canned Food Drive Competition
To encourage students to bring cans for the Blue & Black Canned Food Drive, we are having a grade level class competition. To win the competition students should bring as many cans as possible to their 5th period class. The 5th period class that collects the most food overall will get a pizza party! There will be a 7th grade, 8th grade, and 9th grade winning class.
And starting next week we will have daily competitions for each 5th period class.
Monday: Ramen Noodles
Tuesday: Canned Fruit & Jell-O
Wednesday: Rice, Mac n Cheese and Pasta
Thursday: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Friday: Canned Vegetables.
Student Council Officers Elected
The BJH student council officers were elected last week by the BJH student body. The following students will represent the students during the 2015-16 school year.
President: Lauren Hill
Vice President: Daniela Reed
Secretary: Karley Singleton
Treasurer: Elizabeth Wilson
Historian: Jonathan Williams
BJH 2015-16 Duke Tip Talent Search Students
Congratulations to the BJH 2015-2016 Duke Tip Talent Search students. Each year the 7th Grade Talent Search helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ abilities are and what level of educational challenge is appropriate. These students are selected for the Tip Talent Search based being in the 95th percentile on their STAAR Scores. At the discretion of the family and student, these students are then given the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT as a 7th grade student.
A Lunch Wins An IPod Lunch!
Buy Your Yearbook NOW!
Yearbooks are on sale now! You may purchase a Bedford Junior High yearbook online by visiting http://www.balfour.com/texas/bedford/bedford-junior-high-school/ The cost of yearbooks is $40 until September 30, 2015. For cash, check or money order payments of yearbooks, please have your student visit room C109 to pick up a form.
L D Bell student football tickets will be available for purchase in the front office before and after school as well as during lunch periods. Student tickets are $4.00
First Pep Rally of the Year
The Freshman volleyball teams were defeated this week with scores of 25-19 and 25-12.
Despite the losses, Coach Winborne would like to recognize Alexia Esparza as the defensive leader and Kallie Erwin as the offensive leader in this week's games.
8th Grade Volleyball
Congratulations to both A and B volleyball teams on their defeat of Watauga on Monday. Once again overall teamwork helps these teams to succeed!
The A team won 25-22 & 25-11.
Tessa Glick, Kennedy Joubert, and Maddie King lead the A team in service points. Tessa Glick and Caitlin Sullivan were voted to serve as A team captains by their teammates.
The B team won 25-23 & 25-15.
The leading servers for the B team were Claire McDonald, Bryanna Barney, & Abby Wilson. Kelsye Loughman and Josie Lara were voted to serve as team captains for the B team.
7th Grade Volleyball
The A team won in two games 17-25, 15-25.
Leading Scorers for A team were Jessica Morgan, Ella Rogers, Emily Dufrane, Rylie Theordore.
The B Team lost in three games 25-10, 16-25 and 22-25.
Leading Scorers for B team were Reagan Podsednik and Jacey Grogean.
7th Grade Football
Despite the great efforts of Austin Scheets on offense and 5 solo tackles by Jackson Cobern, National 1 was defeated this week by Watauga's A team 49-0.
In spite of great running from Manab Sthapet and a very strong defense, National 2 also fell to Watagua's B team 8-0.
8th Grade Football
The A team beat Watauga Middle School 32-0. Bobby Young had two touchdowns running while Eithan Shackman had numerous tackles on defense to help preserve the shutout.
The B team came from behind to tie Watauga Middle School 14-14. Bowe Bailey played great, scoring at least one touchdown, and Ricardo Valentin recovered a fumble to stop Watauga’s final drive.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy
YEA is proud to announce that they have accepted three students from Bedford Jr. High.
IT'S NOT TO LATE TO JOIN!
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for students in grades 7-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, and a commitment to their community and family. Please stop by the counselor’s office for an application. Deadline to submit is September 30. For more information visit http://www.yeaheb.org or speak with the school counselor.
Let's All Get Involved
Step Team: Mrs. Large
Chess Club: Mrs. Snell
Student Council: Ms. Ouimette
National Junior Honor Society: Ms. Rumsey
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Mrs. Burgess
Art Club: Mr. Sebastian
Tennis Team: Mr. Mello
9th Grade Ads
Each year, the BJH yearbook includes a special section containing childhood pictures of the 9th grade graduating class. In this section, parents are given the opportunity to show their pride in their student and wish them continued success as they move on to high school. You can share your memories of your student by providing the yearbook staff with your favorite photo and a completed 9th Grade Baby Ad form. You can find the form on the Yearbook page when visiting the BJH website (see the link in the left navigation). You may drop the photo and form off in the front office or email both the form and the digital photo to Mrs. Keneda (firstname.lastname@example.org). DEADLINE FOR PARENT ADS WILL BE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.
BJH Angel Donations
Consider being a BJH Angel by providing a yearbook for a less fortunate BJH student. If you would like to make a donation, please visit the BJH Yearbook page and download the BJH Angel form. You can return the form and payment to the front office. Your generosity will truly last a lifetime.
September 28 - 7th Grade Volleyball vs Haltom Middle School @ BJH
September 28 - 8th Grade Volleyball vs Haltom Middle School @ Haltom
September 28 - 7th Grade American 1 Football vs Central 2 @ Central Field
September 28 - 7th Grade American 2 Football vs Central 1 @ Central Field
September 28 - 7th Grade National Football vs Haltom Middle School @ BJH
September 29 - 8th Grade Football vs Haltom Middle School @ Haltom High
October 1 - Open House at Gene Buinger Career and Technical Academy
October 1 - Freshman Football vs Richland @ Richland HS
October 2 - Freshman Volleyball vs Richland @ Bell