BBIS Newsletter

February 24, 2020

CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Future Parent Advice

At home, ask your child what advice they have for their future parent selves. Be ready to hear some hard things with good things you've taught them.


As always, tweet @bearbranchint and @careacter.

ATTENTION 6th GRADERS and PARENTS

Bear Branch JUNIOR HIGH Electives Night


Incoming 7th graders (current 6th graders)


Thursday, February 27


6:30 p.m. at BBJH

Spring Break is coming!

Friday, March 6, is a STUDENT holiday which kicks off Spring Break!


School will resume on Monday, March 16.

Your Help is Needed to Treat our Staff!

CLICK HERE to contribute to "ORANGE You Glad It's Spring Break?!"


BBIS Staff will be treated to a full day of snacks (orange snacks) to help kick off their Spring Break! Your contributions are greatly appreciated in making this day a special one for the staff.


The sign up genius will close on Thursday, February 27. Items being contributed are due no later than Tuesday, March 3. The display of treats will be Thursday, March 5.


Thank you, again, for your continued support!

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Jaqueline Griffin

6th grade Math Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 5th year at this campus


Where are you from and where did you grow up? El Paso, TX


What inspired you to work with children? Babysitting at a young age - love working with children.


What is your favorite book? I have a few, but I will name, The Four Agreements.


What was your favorite subject in school? Choir


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? Play the piano or guitar


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Attorney


Who do you consider your hero? My daughter


People would be surprised to know… If I tell you, it wouldn't be a surprise.

Go Texan Day: Friday, February 28!

Join us in celebrating Go Texan Day on Friday, February 28!


Go Texan Day is traditionally held the Friday before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo begins. This day is meant to celebrate western heritage in our community.

SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Parent Meetings

INCOMING 5th GRADERS

Tuesday, March 3rd

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


INCOMING 6th GRADERS

Thursday, March 19

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Both evenings are designated to provide helpful information to parents AND students. Please plan to attend the entire hour as informational sessions will begin promptly at 6 p.m.


More information to come!

Choir Concert Thursday

Choir Concert Thursday in the cafeteria of BBIS beginning at 6 p.m.

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Ms. Sonia Wolfrom

5th grade Technical Applications & Advanced Technical Applications Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 5 years


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Dallas, Texas


What inspired you to work with children? The desire to make a difference in the life of others and to inspire them to reach for the stars.


What is your favorite book? The Bible


What was your favorite subject in school? Journalism


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? The skills to be a doctor, and find a cure for cancer or other illnesses.


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Famous author, doctor or news anchor


Who do you consider your hero? My grandmother, my dad and our heavenly father up above.


People would be surprised to know…I scuba dive, sing in Woodlands Church choir, enjoy card & board games and was Miss Texas Sweetheart in 1980.

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Multi-District GT Informational Night

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE: January 8 - March 5

WHAT: Attendance challenge


WHEN: January 8th - March 5th


WHO: Students


HOW: ZERO absences (excused or unexcused), ZERO tardies, & ZERO discipline referrals


WHY: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

BBIS General Information

Our doors open each morning at 7:20 a.m. Students may exit vehicles once the doors open and can walk along the sidewalk that runs parallel to the front of the school building.


Early morning child care begins at 6:30 a.m. and all students must be enrolled online through the MISD website.


The first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.