Ponder Junior High

March 2022

Current Enrollment - 379

6th Grade - 123

7th Grade - 132

8th Grade - 124

Ponder FFA Local Livestock Show

Ponder FFA put on its Local Livestock Show on March 6th - 8th. Our PJH students and their families work very hard on their projects and this is a great opportunity to practice before the County Show. Sending a big shout out to Ms. DeHart for taking in her first pig show - her students were so excited for her to attend!!

Denton County Youth Fair

PJH students participate in Ponder Junior FFA. and will show their animal project(s) in the Denton County Youth Fair.


Monday, March 21st - Breeding Swine / Breeding Poultry

Tuesday, March 22nd - Goats / Rabbits

Wednesday, March 23rd - Sheep / Lambs

Thursday, March 24th - Broilers / Market Swine / Ag Mech

Friday, March 25th - Heifers / Steers


Click here for the full schedule of Youth Fair events

PJH Athletics

Ponder Junior High boys and girls teams experience great success at their first track meet of the year, in Valley View. The weather caused the field events to be cancelled, but our students braved the cold and competed in the running events. The 7th and 8th grade girls both finish 1st overall. The 8th grade boys finished in a tie for 1st with Whitesboro. The 7th grade boys finished 2nd overall.


Click here to see the full track schedule

UIL Academic Contests

Ponder JH repeats as District UIL Champions!!


6th Grade

Ponder - 468

Valley View - 267

Paradise -232

Boyd - 171


7th Grade

Ponder - 586

Paradise - 245

Boyd - 158

Valley View - 138


8th Grade

Ponder - 515

Paradise - 362

Valley View - 133

Boyd - 127


86 students participated in Academic UIL events (35 Gold Medals).


Congratulations and Thank you to all the AWESOME UIL Coaches!!!

Mrs. Weiland

Mr. Dean

Mrs. Escamilla

Mrs. Crane

Mr. Bergara

Mrs. Young

Mrs. Hathcock

Mrs. Akins

Mrs. Laughlin

Mrs. Wiggins

Mrs. Snider

Mrs. Mahan

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Hardin

Mrs. Loiselle

Mr. Ryan

Ms. DeHart

Mrs. Ford

PJH Spring Fling Dance

A big thank you to the STUCO and their awesome coach, Mrs. Laughlin, for putting together a great social event for our students. A great time was had by all.

PJH UIL Band & Choir Concerts

On March 24th, the Choir students will compete in their UIL Choir concert in Decatur. Choir recorded their concert repertoire in class so that we could all view and enjoy the music.


Click here to view the concert repertoire


The Band students will also perform their UIL concert on March 30th. Please help me wish them all luck. I know they have worked extremely hard.

STAAR Testing Dates

This year, all PJH students will take the STAAR tests online. Our teachers have been preparing our students for the online test format all year. Please note the following dates our students will be testing:


May 3rd - Algebra I EOC

May 10th - 6th - 8th Grade Math

May 11th - 6th -8th Grade Reading

May 17th - 8th Grade Science

May 18th - 8th Grade Social Studies

8th Grade Transition to High School

Current 8th grade students and their parents were invited to the HS on Thursday, March 10th, for an informational meeting regarding course requests for their 9th grade year. There was a great turnout!!


For more information or questions please contact:

Anne Ivy

Ponder HS Counselor

aivy@ponderisd.net

940-479-8213