Ponder Junior High

September 2022

Total Enrollment

6th grade - 120

7th grade - 129

8th grade -139

Athletic Events in Full Swing

PJH Cheerleaders put on the first pep rally of the year on Thursday, Sept. 8th. They did a great job and performed in front of a packed gym.

Our Cross Country teams competed in their first meet of the season in Boyd on August 27th. They are looking forward to competing again this week on September 14th in Nocona.

The Lady Lions volleyball teams are competing well against some tough opponents. They have brought home wins against Sanger, Paradise and Krum.

The PJH football teams kicked off their season onThursday, September 8th in Ponder against tough City View teams. The 7th grade team came away with the win, but the 8th grade team came up a little short. They travel to Godley Thursday, September 15th.

Click here for a schedule of all events.

UIL Virtual Meet #1

In 2021-2022, 137 middle schools competed in the Virtual Challenge Meets. The testing window for Virtual Meet #1 opens on September 6th and runs through September 30th. Our PJH students will compete against hundreds of students state wide in academic contests. We stress the importance of academic excellence and currently have three U.I.L. classes for students to develop their academic skills.

Supporting Teachers

Ponder ISD is being very intentional to ensure that we support our new and returning teachers. We have developed a LEO (Lions Empowering Others) Mentor program - pairing each new teacher with a specifically trained mentor teacher. Mentor teachers will go through the training September 15th, however, they have been meeting with their mentee teacher since returning to campus.

Supporting Students

At PJH we value building relationships with students. We believe, when we build those strong relationships then true learning will occur. We understand that some students do not have the positive role models in their lives that can help create a culture of positivity. To help shift that mindset, we have partnered with Mrs. Koeleber and the Peer Assistance and Leadership class at the high school. The mission of the PALs class is to provide a positive role model to PJH and/or PES students in need.

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Wraps Up

Our annual fundraiser is wrapping up and order forms are due into the office on September 13th. Our students have enjoyed reaching sales goals and receiving the Big Kahuna collectable figurines. Each year they look forward to the Party Bus lunch trip to help celebrate their hard work.