Ponder Junior High

September 2021

Total Enrollment - 377

8th Grade: 122

7th Grade: 134

6th Grade: 121

PJH Kicks Off UIL Virtual Meets

Virtual Meet #1

At PJH our testing window will be September 13-24 for virtual meet #1. Students will compete against hundreds of students state wide in academic contests. We stress the importance of finding a UIL event and getting plugged in. Our students enjoy competing and carrying on the tradition of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE at PJH!!

Academic Tutorial Program Up and Running

Coaches, teachers and students are working hard to ensure that a priority is placed on academics. Athletes with averages below a 75 are required to attend tutoring.

Home SWEET Homecoming - 2021

PJH had a great Homecoming week. Our staff and students participated in the dress-up days. Our Cheerleaders and their sponsor put on a great pep rally to help kick off the junior high football season. PJH Band and Choir showed off their skills in the pep rally by playing and singing the school song.

Athletic Events In Full Swing

Boys and Girls Cross Country Competed at the Garmin TXMileSplit Invitational held at SouthLakes Park in Denton, Texas on September 11.

Riley Rivers placed 3rd as an individual. The boys team finished 2nd overall (out of 11 teams) as they had four finishers in the top 20: Ryder Dugger 5th, Cooper Sweeden 14th, Hunter Ishmael 18th and Leom Bergara finished 19th.

Ponder will host a JH and HS cross country meet September 17th and 18th.

Volleyball teams have competed hard against every opponent thus far. Both 7th and 8th grade A teams competed in the Sanger Tournament on September 4th and both came away tournament Champions.

Football kicked off their season with huge wins over the Nocona Indians.

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Wraps Up

The students have worked hard to meet their goals. Cash receipts are due in the office September 13. However, online sales will continue through September 17. Overall, the fundraiser was a HUGE success and we cannot wait to recognize and reward our students for their hard work.

Teachers & Goal Setting

On September 14, 2021 PJH teachers met with Mrs. Allred to discuss and work towards setting their professional goals for the 2021 school year. This process is aligned with TTESS (Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System) and helps provide a focus area of growth for each teacher. Teachers will also determine and set their SLO (Student Learning Objectives) for the year, again emphasizing an area of growth for PJH students.