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  • 9:Police officer day
  • 10:Students come back from break - pick up new class schedules in cafeteria
  • 10:4th 6 weeks
  • 11:Grade level presentation (discipline review) 2nd per-6th, 3rd per-7th, 4th per-8th
  • 12:Boy basketball game home 4:30 pm
  • 13:Report cards today
  • 16:Holiday
  • 17: PTO Meeting 8:45 am library
  • 17:Incoming 7th and 8th grade parent curriculum night (for current 6/7 grade students) 6-7 pm in MJH cafeteria
  • 17:6th gr student course selection presentation - 2nd period cafeteria
  • 17:7th gr student course selection presentation - 3rd period cafeteria
  • 18:7th gr girls scoliosis testing through history classes all day
  • 19:8th boys scoliosis testing through 8th Principals classes all day
  • 19:Girls Basketball home 4:30 pm
  • 20:Choir going to skating rink 4-7 pm
  • 23:Choir chocolate fundraiser begins
  • 26:Girls basketball home 4:30 pm
  • 27:6th/7th grade student course forms due to RLA teachers today
  • 30:Current 8th grade parent meeting at MHS for curriculum/course selection night
  • 31:Vision Screenings today for all 7th graders
  • 31:8th gr course field trip to MHS -leaving promptly at 7:30 am
  • 31:Incoming 6th grade parent night at MJH cafeteria 6-7 pm


I hope everyone has had a chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends over the holiday break. The start of school, after a significant break, always provides a good opportunity to re-establish a focus on learning. January will bring a fresh start for each of us and is always a time we set goals and prioritize for the year. We are no different at school. We are now into the long stretch before state assessments begin and it is during this time we see the most growth from students. So, we will be helping students look at their mid-year progress, and working hard to meet the challenges that come with change, in addition to preparing our students for whatever path to college and career that they may choose. One thing for sure, we know how to do hard things at MJH and we know we can achieve our goals.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers, students, families, friends, and community members that came together in the spirit of giving to help members of the Montgomery Community that needed help during this holiday season. Many needs were met, tears shed, and grateful hearts filled. We love our Bears!

Happy New Year Everyone! We are looking forward to what the new year brings!


In January, students will begin the exciting process of selecting their courses for next year. MJH counselors will be presenting course selection information for our current 6th and 7th grade students on January 17 during the school day, and our Curriculum Fair will be held from 6:00-7:00 the same evening in our MJH Cafe. All information will be posted on our Counselor's Corner web page.

MJH Counselor's Corner: https://montgomeryjh.misd.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=70338486

During the week of January 23, MJH will recognize and promote "Kindness Week" because kindness matters! We will encourage students to look for opportunities to share kindness, care, and compassion as we continue to grow our Culture of Kindness here at Montgomery Junior High. Acts of kindness can be informal and simple like sharing a smile, opening a door for someone, greeting a person in public, assisting another student with homework, or helping someone in your own home. Acts can be more organized and implemented through student clubs or committees. Acts can benefit only one person or a larger group like your family, friends, neighbors, or our whole community. It is important for us all to remember that no act of kindness is ever too small to make a BIG difference!

The counseling department would like to thank all who helped make this year's Angel Bear Program a success. We had many parents, staff members, and churches, along with a few MJH clubs, that went above and beyond to help others have a wonderful holiday season. Kindness is always in season and never goes out of style, and this program could not happen without our wonderful helpers! Your generosity is truly appreciated.

Tressie Stewart: 6th grade



Barbara Gagliano: 7th grade



Lesa Dunbar: 8th Grade




  • Scoliosis screenings will be completed Jan 18 for 7th grade girls and Jan 19 for 8th grade boys.
  • Vision and Hearing screenings will be completed Jan 31 for all 7th grade students.

During the month of December, we had many ill. Flu season is in full swing along with several other viruses. When students are sent to school sick, they continue to infect others. If your child is sick, please keep them at home.

Please do not send any medicine to school with your student. Over the counter medicine must be brought in by a parent/guardian and a form has to be completed and filed in the clinic. Same goes for prescription medication, but a doctor signature is required in addition.

Student must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This is without taking any fever reducers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen).

If your student had an upset stomach, this includes vomiting AND diarrhea, in the night or morning before school, do not send them to school the following day. All symptoms must be clear for 24 hours before returning to school.

In addition, please be sure to send a note or Dr. excuse to Mrs. Kollaja, our attendance clerk if your child is sick when they come back to school.

Thank you,

Mrs. Buckner, MJH Nurse




The library's book fair will be Feb. 6-10. Pop in to shop for Valentine's Day gifts!

Shelley Smith

936-276-3367 MJH


Follow the MISD libraries on Twitter: @MISD_Libraries


Students will pick up their new class schedule in the large gym as they arrive on campus Jan. 10.

Student schedule change requests for 2nd semester electives or advanced course drops will be accepted for consideration until Friday, Jan. 13. Schedule Change Request Forms can be found online on the Counselor's Corner webpage and hard copies are in the counselor's office for your convenience. Students will return completed forms to their designated counselor below:

Tressie Stewart: 6th grade



Barbara Gagliano: 7th grade



Lesa Dunbar: 8th Grade




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When we get back in January, students may begin signing up for UIL Academics in the cafeteria for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

There are many events that you may compete in. Practice times will be organized and set up by the UIL event coaches. The competition will be held at Magnolia Jr. High this year. Events are:

  • Speaking and Writing
  • Art, Spelling, Calculator Applications, Science, and Maps/Graphs/and Charts
  • Math, Number Sense, Dictionary Skills, Listening Skills, Chess, Social Studies

Please contact the 6th or 7th/8th grade UIL coordinator if you have any questions:

6th-grade UIL coordinator- Christie Ducharme Christie.Ducharme@misd.org

7th and 8th-grade UIL coordinator- Tammy Lumpkin Tamara.Lumpkin@misd.org



All other information is on the boy's and girl's athletics tab of the MJH website:


Girls Athletics website: https://montgomeryjh.misd.org/for_students/athletic_information/girls_athletics


Boys Athletics website: https://montgomeryjh.misd.org/for_students/athletic_information/boy_s_athletics


Student Council would like that say THANK YOU to everyone that donated to our Grinch-mas fundraiser. Your generosity helped us to purchase a turkey dinner for each angel tree family. MJH community helping our neighbors in the Montgomery community!

2021-2022 YEARBOOK

DECEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH TO BUY YEARBOOK ADS. If you want to buy an ad, please send cash or check to Ms. Krause in an envelope with your child's name and grade and your e-mail address. I will e-mail you to the get your pictures and the message you want in the ad. If you have any questions, e-mail kristy.krause@misd.org.

Full Page Ads $200

Half Page Ads $125

3x3 Ad $25

If you have any questions, e-mail kristy.krause@misd.org.

Lunch Visitors

A friendly reminder, we do not have an open lunch policy so please do not order food for your child from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during the school day (i.e. Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, or any kind of delivery service). This is a safety concern that disrupts the educational process within our community and random people delivering food is not part of our safety plan. In addition, please do not not bring or share lunches with other students due to safety, medical concerns, allergies, etc. We do have a parent lunch table now for parents to eat lunch with their student and a friend.

Parent Drop Off Table: If your child forgets their lunch, we have a parent drop off table in the front foyer for you to drop off lunches. Please let your child know you have brought their lunch to school.

New Campus Meal Viewer and Cafeteria Charges

The Child Nutrition Department has moved to a new website to display menus for students and parents. The website it MealViewer, here is the link - https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/Montgomery%20ISD,%20TX

Parents can set accounts for students to alert them when their favorite meals are being served in the cafeteria, what foods contain their students’ allergens, and so much more!!

MISD has an easy online way for you to keep your child’s account. Go to the MISD webpage and click on the left tab “Child Nutrition Info”. Then click “MySchoolBucks.com.”

Parents will be encouraged to make prepayments on students’ accounts using my school bucks, cash or checks to avoid cash transactions during meal service.

MJH Parent/Student Handbook

The Parent-Student Handbook will be available on the MJH website. We encourage you to become familiar with the information contained in the handbook. Forms such as Release of Picture/Directory Information, Medication for the Nurse, Change of Address/Phone Number, and Technology Agreement are found at the back of the Handbook.


We ask that you make every effort to request transportation changes prior to 1:30 p.m. in order for us to be certain that your student leaves in the correct manner. You may make changes by:

  • Sending a note with your child;


Due to the continued growth of MISD, we will no longer allow extra riders to ride the bus routes. Only registered riders will be allowed on the bus routes. We highly encourage students to car-pool to school due to the high volume of traffic and limited parking during the morning hours.


Regular school attendance is one of the most important indicators of school success. Students who attend school regularly not only improve their chances of being academically successful, but it builds strong relationships with their peers and teachers.

We know there are a wide variety of reasons that a student must be absent. Communication is Key! Always send in a note, either parent or doctor. Making school aware at the start of the absences is helpful. Attendance office can be notified via email, fax, or submitting online in Skyward. Skyward will only accept present day and future dates. You may also send a note with your student when they return. Absence notes will be accepted within 3 days of the Six Week grading period. If your student will be absent multiple days, please communicate with your child's teachers via email.

Please visit our school website to stay up to date on the most current Covid-19 protocols.


Our teachers provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences that engage our students' minds and hearts! We miss your student when they are not here, and your student misses outstanding learning opportunities and valuable teacher/peer interactions when they are not present in class.

Attendance office contact:

Email: mjhattendance@misd.org or krystal.kollaja@misd.org


PTO meeting will be Tuesday, January 17 at 8:45 immediately followed by a planning meeting for the Spring Dance. Spring Dance will be Friday, February 10.
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