Bear Bulletin


A Message From Mrs. Venghaus

Bear Branch Family,

How about this cooler morning air? Isn't it great?! This week's newsletter if packed full of great information. Be sure to read over in it's entirety. Some Important things to note:

  • Picture Day is Tuesday - more information below
  • In a few weeks we will be passing out student ID's. These are to be used in the cafeteria to buy breakfast and lunch. This is in lieu of students typing in lunch numbers.
  • Next Wednesday, September 15th, we will have our annual campus meeting to discuss last years STAAR data and goals for this school year. Parents are encouraged to join us. We will meet in the BBJH library at 5:00 - 5:30.

Proud to be your student's principal,


Bear Branch Brags B³ Award - Nominations

Has a teacher or staff member done a great job supporting your student? Let them know by submitting a B³ Award and we will recognize them on campus!

6-Weeks Progress Report and UIL Eligibility

The end of the first 6-weeks is Friday, September 17th. Please note: this progress report will follow UIL guidelines. If students fail a class, they will become ineligible to participate in UIL activities and events. Ineligible students will have the opportunity to regain eligibility on the 1st 9-weeks report card. Moving forward, only report cards will determine eligibility for UIL.

Parents can log-in to the TEAMS Parent Portal at any time to check grades.

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Hey Parents! Need help with Canvas or Accessing Student Grades?

You can access instructions and videos for all of our digital services from the BBJH website.

Begin by going to

Across the top of the website there are menu options specific to BBJH. Click on Students & Parents. The first tab under students & parents is labeled Digital Learning Platforms and Resources. Clicking on this link will direct you to a document with instructions, videos and additional links that will help you create accounts and login to see your child's assignments in Canvas and his/her grade and attendance in TEAMS."

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Picture Day - Tuesday

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 14th, during student's English classes. Order forms went home today. You may also choose to order online by clicking the link below.

BBJH Picture Day - Online Order Form

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Parent Volunteers

This year we will need help from our parents with luncheons, treats, dances and other things that could come up. If you are interested in volunteering at our school, please submit your information by click the link below. There is no commitment - we appreciate any help. Please sign up if you think you might be interested!

Parent Volunteer Interest Form

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7th grade football took on Grand lakes and Oak Hills Tuesday night. C team lost their first game 6-0 against Oak Hills, with great runs by Carson Tessone, and the defense was led by Braeden Hobby. B team lost 6-0 against Grand Lakes. The defense and offense were led by Jaeden Davis And Rene Rosales. A team won their first game 6-0. Chase Lowery led the offense, and the defense was led by Ty Miller, Brody Wilcox, and Cash Ferrell.

8th grade football won all 3 of their games Wednesday night. C team beat Oak Hills 14-6. Connor Settlemeyer, Andrew Obernuefemann and Preston Galloway led the offense connecting for a 70 yard double pass touchdown, and the defense was led by Oliver Losada. B team beat Grand Lakes 24-6. The offense was led by Carson Dupre with 2 Touch downs, and the defense was led by Ayen Turner with multiple sacks and a fumble recovery. A team beat up Grand Lakes 24-12. The offense was led by Colson Collins, with touch downs by Joseph Solomon, Jayden Cooper, and Braeden Hayes. The defense was led by Landyn Anderson with a fumble recovery and multiple tackles for loss, along with Aiden Noland with an interception.

Both 7th and 8th will take on Willow Wood next week. 7th grade will play @ Willow Wood on Monday and 8th will be home on Tuesday starting at 4:30.


Congratulations to both of our 7th grade Lady Bear volleyball teams! Each team brought in huge wins against Willow Wood at our home opener Thursday night! B team got the Lady Bears off to an amazing start with 25-18 and 25-3 wins! Abby Vasquez was the player of the game serving 11 straight points! Defensively, Dani Randerson had great plays on the net! A team continued the 7th grade sweep with 25-13 and 25-12 wins. Addison Smith was the player of the game with 7 straight serves. On the net, Ashlyn Culp and Rylan Beningus both had some big plays!

Congrats to the 8th grade B team for beating Willow Wood last night! The scores of the game were 25-9, 25-16. Players of the game were Kayla Tebbe and Sophia Mallare. The 8th grade A team lost a very exciting and close game in 3. Players of the game were Landry Pitcock and Henlee Mozkowicz.

The Lady Bears will take on Montgomery Junior High at home on September 16 at 4:30 p.m. Please come out and support your Lady Bears.

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Coffee with the Counselors

Click here to RSVP

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BBJH Yearbooks

BBJH 2021-2022 Yearbooks are on sale for $40! Prices will go up September 20th! To order online, visit If you are asked to enter a home room teacher, please enter your student’s 7th period teacher.

If you have BBJH school related pictures you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to Mrs.Ebbeler at She will do her best to get your pictures in the yearbook.