The Paw Print Parent Newsletter

Bear Branch Junior High

The Principal's Message

Bear Branch Junior High Parents,

Good morning!

This week in our reading of The Happiness Advantage, we learned about something called the Pygmalion Effect, which I thought was really interesting and worth sharing. The Pygmalion Effect is when our belief in another person's potential brings that potential life.

Whether it be in our personal or professional lives, the Pygmalion Effect can happen anywhere.

This is extremely important for educators, because the expectations we have about our students...whether or not they are ever voiced...can make that expectation a reality.

Our goal at Bear Branch Junior High is to create a positive atmosphere and have high expectations for students and staff. Because according to the Pygmalion Effect, part of being great is believing that you can in the first place.

As always, if I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 281-356-6088 or by email at

p.s- If you happen to read the book, please let me know your thoughts. I'd love to get some feedback as we will be meeting as a faculty every Monday to discuss.


Ben Petty

Principal- Bear Branch Junior High

BBJH Weekly Activity Schedule

Please take a look at the BBJH Weekly Activity Schedule. This particular schedule covers October 7- October 11 and October 14- October 18th. Please click here to view the schedule.


Join me in congratulating our first "HOLLA" recipients of the 2019-2020 school year...8th Grader Brooklyn Aumiller and 8th Grade ELA Teacher Mrs. Brooke Gentry. Both were nominated by BBJH Staff for being awesome and making an impact! They rock!!

Canvas Parent Log-In

Please click here to view information regarding Canvas Parent Log-In.

BBJH Yearbook

2019-2020 BBJH Yearbook is for sale online! Just go to and order one today. Yearbooks are on sale for $40 until October 16th.

If you have pictures from the 2019-2020 school year, please share them with our yearbook staff by emailing We will do our best to incorporate your favorite pictures in the yearbook!

NJHS Birthday Box

Would you like to surprise your student with a birthday surprise at school? NJHS will decorate your student's locker with a birthday wrap complete with a message from YOU! If interested, come by the front office and pick up a form, attach $5, and return it to the front office Birthday Box. NJHS will take care of the rest!

Monday Message

Click here to view the Monday Message for October 7, 2019.

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Bear Branch Athletics/Fine Arts

Interested in Bear Branch Athletics and Fine Arts? Click on any of the links below for information regarding Bear Branch Junior High Athletics and Fine Arts!

Bear Branch Athletics





2019-2020 Bear Branch Junior High Bell Schedule

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2019-2020 Magnolia ISD School Calendar

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Bear Branch Junior High Administration and Counseling

Assistant Principals

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