Bronco Bulletin

Bedford Junior High Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2

Bronco Spotlight

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The Best Office Staff in the District!

We would like to introduce the front office personnel that are truly responsible for keeping Bedford Junior High operating on a day to day basis.

From left to right:

Cheryl Horton our registrar handles student enrollment and student records.

Trina Wolfe our receptionist is our person in charge of visitors.

Jay James is the principal's secretary and is in charge of our financial needs.

Carmen Armstrong is our attendance secretary and manages the records for student attendance.

These are an amazing group of ladies that do whatever it takes for our students. Whether it’s always having a smile on their face, working late, or stopping in the middle of a task to help a student. We are lucky to have them as part of the BJH team.


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Katie Burgess - BJH 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

Grade Level: 8th

Subject: U.S. History

Mrs. Burgess is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she majored in Public Relations and Political Science. After graduation she began her working career in the public sector with positions in both finance and marketing. After several years, she chose to follow her dream of teaching and returned to UTA for her teaching certification in Social Studies. Mrs. Burgess has been with Bedford Junior High for 10 years and is currently the lead teacher for the Social Studies department. During the last school year she was voted the BJH Teacher of the Year by her fellow teachers. When asked about her teaching philosophy she says, " I want my kids to know more than just dates and why people were influential in American History. I hope that when they have left my class they are better at thinking critically, they have developed life-long learning skills, and that they are better equipped to function in a world with so much emerging technology."

Let Your Voice Be Heard!


Please take a moment to participate in a short survey regarding our registration process and the first week of school. We would love to hear your feedback!

HEB News

  • HEB ISD has been rated the number 1 district in Texas for 7 of the last 8 years by Education Resource Group.
  • Out of 1200 districts and charter in Texas, HEB ISD is 1 of only 24 to earn the Postsecondary Readiness District Distinction.
  • Out of 1200 districts and charter in Texas, HEB ISD is one of only 10 to earn post-secondary readiness 2 years in a row!
  • Did you know that every campus in HEB ISD earned at least 2 distinctions?
  • HEB ISD has been included on the prestigious “Best Communities for Music Education” list for the past nine years.

Athletic Announcements

Any 9th grade girl or boy interested in running cross country for Bell please see Coach Lowry for info.

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

Athletic Results


Coaches Lowry and Gregornik would like to congratulate the following students for making the 7th grade volleyball team:

Natalie Alexander, Victoria Applegate, Emma Boyd, Sasha Caldwell, Emma Campbell, Olivia Bellis, Emily Defrane, Kaitlin Dietel, Alexis Echavarria, Feaven Fasil, Yazmine Garcia, Brynile Grantland, Jacey Grogean, Jessica Herbert, Samantha Knox, Jessica Matthews, Kyla Meyer, Andrea Mitchell, Jessica Morgan, Reagan Podsednik, Emily Quinn, Kyleigh Rainwater, Ella Rodgers, Rylie Theodore, Megan Vandergriff, and Madelyn Yancey.


We Need You!

Do you have some time to spare? Here at Bedford Junior High we are always needing parent volunteers. Currently we are looking for volunteers to help with making copies in the workroom and for the monitoring the front crosswalk during afternoon dismissal. If you would like to help us out, please contact Wendi Armstrong our PTA volunteer coordinator at to obtain more information.

General Annoucements and Information


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.

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.

PARENT HAC (Home Access Center) ACCESS

This secure access requires a confidential user name and password issued to the parent by the school. Parents will need to stop by the BJH Attendance Office with a picture ID to receive their user name and password information. We hope this will assist you in monitoring your child’s progress in school. Please keep in mind grades are posted by teachers within one week of the due date. If you have questions regarding your child’s grades and/or progress, you should contact the individual teacher.

STUDENT HAC (Home Access Center) ACCESS

To reinforce the HEB district core message of "Students are responsible for their own learning." students have been assigned their own username and password for HAC. To access their HAC account students use the district username and password assigned to them for network access at school. We hope this tool will help students to monitor their progress throughout the school year.


Coming soon you will be receiving a onetime SMS message from School Messenger. You must accept and opt in to receive messages from BJH via text message. More details will follow as we get more information on this new feature available through School Messenger.


The BJH Student Handbook and Handbook Presentation are available on the BJH website under Documents and Downloads.

BJH Traffic Flow

Front Circle Drive: Parking is available on the outside lane of the circle drive and the lane closest to the building is for pick up and drop off only. The middle lanes are for thru traffic and need to keep moving at all times so traffic does not back up onto Carolyn Drive.

West Parking Lot: The right lane from the band hall to the gym is reserved for buses from 7:45-8:10 a.m. and from 2:45 pm to 3:45 p.m every day. For students safety please pull down the second lane before making a U turn to exit back onto Carolyn Drive.

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Upcoming Events

September 5 - Freshman Volleyball Chisholm Trail Tournament @ CTHS

September 7 - No School Labor Day

September 8 - Student ID distribution to students

September 8 - 8th Grade Football vs Smithfield @ Smithfield

September 8 - Freshman Volleyball vs Boswell @ Boswell

September 9 - 7th Grade Volleyball vs Smithfield

September 9 - 8th Grade Volleyball vs Smithfield MS @ Smithfield MS

September 10 - Freshman Football vs SL Carroll @ SL Carroll

September 11 - Freshman Volleyball vs Southlake @ Southlake

September 12 - Freshman Volleyball Martin Tournament @ Martin