Ponder Junior High

October 2021

Current Enrollment - 377

6th - 121

7th - 134

8th - 122


Some professional goals teachers are working on:

  • Utilizing Canvas to enhance classroom instruction, engagement and communication
  • Closure/exit tickets to check for student understanding
  • Developing questioning techniques to engage all students
  • Creating clear lesson objectives and ensuring students understand the "why"

UIL Academic Contests

Academic Virtual Meets are underway!

Virtual Meet #1

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Top 5 Results:


6th Grade

Rocco Bergara - 1st

7th Grade

Justin Nguyen 2nd

Cooper Sweeden - 3rd

8th Grade

Leom Bergara - 1st

Dictionary Skills

7th Grade

Kate Simmons - 3rd

8th Grade

Taelynn Harrison - 3rd

Listening Skills

6th Grade

Kaden Allred

7th Grade

Lexi Berman - 3rd

Campbell Cooper -3rd

Maps, Graphs, and Charts

6th Grade

Hallie Read - 4th

Russell Kerlee - 5th

7th Grade

Emmrie McDaniel - 3rd


6th Grade

Rocco Bergara - 4th

7th Grade

Justin Nguyen - 5th

Number Sense

6th Grade

Rocco Bergara - 2nd


8th Grade

Leom Bergara - 2nd

Luke Arnold - 4th

Social Studies

6th Grade

Aiden Levelle - 4th

Edgar Ramirez - 4th

7th Grade

Emmrie McDaniel - 4th


7th Grade

Bella Marr - 1st

Rian Hughes - 4th

Justin Nguyen - 5th

Virtual Meet #2

October 11- 22

Academic UIL Meet - 2022

The academic UIL meet will once again be hosted by PJH. On February 17, 2022 PJH looks to defend our Academic District Championship. Select events will also take place in Ponder after school on February 2.

PJH Choir Concert

On October 7 Mrs. DeHart and her amazing choir students put on another great concert at the Krum High School auditorium. The students did a great job of performing and loved seeing all of the teachers and admin present showing their support!!

This Saturday, October 23, PJH choir students will participate in the Regional Auditions in Krum.

PJH Band Night

On Friday, October 29, the PJH Band students will play with the high school band during the home football game against Bowie.

PJH Athletics

October 9, 2021 PJH Cross Country teams competed at the district meet.

Girls Team - 5th Overall

Rylie Rivers -2nd

Boys Team - 4th overall

Ryder Dugger -7th

Leom Bergara - 8th

Jordan Weiland - 17th

Caden Murphy - 18th

Lady Lions Volleyball will compete in the district tournament on Saturday, October 23 in Ponder. Both 7th and 8th grade will enter the tournaments with a #1 and #2 seed and will look to bring home the district championships!!

The Lions football teams look to bounce back from tough losses to Brock and Boyd when they battle the Pilot Point Bearcats Thursday, October 21.