L.H. Rather Junior High

Welcome Back Letter

July 30, 2021

Dear LHR Families,

We hope you have had a great summer. We are excited about the 2021-2022 school year and have been busy preparing to make this the best year ever. I am excited to begin my sixth year with Bonham ISD and my second year as the LH Rather Principal. I want to personally welcome our returning staff, students, and families as well as those that are new to our campus or community.

We are thrilled about the new staff members joining our LHR family this year. Please help us welcome: Taylor Shedd-7th Social Studies/Girls Coaching; Nita Bankston-Agriculture (shared with BHS); Kelsey Turk-Choir (shared with IWE); Bill Abbott-SRO; Michelle Gilstrap-TSS Aide; Jayden Barr and Kevin Thompson-Life Skills Aides.

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT - Our Meet The Teacher will be held on Monday, August 9th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Students who have completed their online registration and turned in required enrollment documents will be able to pick up their schedules on Meet the Teacher Night.

Student schedule change request forms may be turned in during the first 7 days of school, August 12-20, 2021. All schedule change requests must be made in writing by the parent and approved by campus administration.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:20 a.m. when adult supervision begins.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:20 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. each morning and is provided at no charge to all students.
  • First bell rings at 7:45 a.m. 1st period tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m.
  • Dismissal: Bus Riders 3:24p.m. Walkers and Car Riders 3:30 p.m.


Please refer to the map below for information about where students should be dropped off and picked up at LH Rather. Please do not stop in the northbound lane of Main Street to drop off or pick up your child. All students should be dropped off and picked up in front of the awning on the southbound side of Main Street. We appreciate your efforts to help keep our students safe.


The BISD Code of Conduct, LHR Parent/Student Handbook, Student Dress Code and School Supply Lists are on (or will soon be on) the school website. Printed copies of these documents are available upon request in the LHR office. Please be familiar with the student dress code to help us be proactive in heading off any compliance issues.

Please join us on Facebook @lhrather so you are able to receive the latest news and updates about campus happenings. You can also check our web page for news updates and important information. http://lhr.bonhamisd.org/ .

I look forward to a successful year for our students, staff and families. Thank you for your support.


Jason Busbey



L.H. Rather Junior High School

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