Bronco Bulletin

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.

Counselor's Corner


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 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.

Shout Out to the Cafeteria Helpers!

Congratulations to last week’s “Cafeteria Helpers”

A Lunch – Brandon Tran

B lunch – Anders Cox

C Lunch – Angie Catalan

A Lunch Wins An IPod Lunch!

It was announced on Monday that the students in A lunch had acquired enough points in the first round of the Cafeteria Challenge to enjoy an IPod week. The Cafeteria Challenge encourages students to help to keep the cafeteria clean. Each lunch period obtains a number of points based on how how clean the cafeteria is when they leave. At the end of 4 weeks if they have acquired 80+ points their lunch period enjoys a lunchtime reward during the 5th week. In the first four weeks, A lunch reached their goal and were rewarded with IPod (music) privileges during their lunch all week. Way to go A lunch. Keep up the good work.

Positive Referrals!

Jacob Dell

Mrs. Howell would like to thank Jacob Dell for using some of his weekend hours to help another percussionist on his mallet music! Thanks for being a great Bronco!

Macy Stephens

Macy received a positive referral from Mr. Ratliff for going above and beyond in her willingness to help a new student to the class. Thank you for being an AWESOME BRONCO Macy!

Lauren Tietjen

Lauren received a positive referral from Mrs. McNulty for being very helpful in setting up after school math tutorials in the library. Mrs. McNulty states that Lauren “goes out of her way to help others!” Thank you for keeping BEDFORD BEST Lauren!

Buy Your Yearbook NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now! You may purchase a Bedford Junior High yearbook online by visiting 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.

Athletic Announcements

    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

    Athletic Results


    Freshman Volleyball

    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.

    Luke Haddad

    Braden Galley

    Lyra Ehringer


    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 or speak with the school counselor.

    Let's All Get Involved

    At BJH we believe that it is important to become involved and engaged so we offer many different types of organizations for students to join. If your student is looking to make new friends or spend time with others who share the same interest then maybe one of our organizations will be the perfect fit. The list below shows our organizations and the sponsor for that group.

    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

    Yearbook News

    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 ( 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.

    Upcoming Events

    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