BJH News

December 17, 2017

ALL ITEMS LEFT IN LOST & FOUND WILL BE DONATED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK! There are lots of jackets and hoodies...please encourage your child to grab their items.

Upcoming This Week and the Month of December:

Monday, December 18th - Thursday, December 22nd Christmas Spirit Week


Monday, December 18th

  • Christmas Pajama Day
  • Lady Eagles Basketball vs Breckenridge 4:00
  • Eagles Basketball at Breckenridge 5:00


Tuesday, December 19th

  • Christmas Sock Day


Wednesday, December 20th

  • Christmas Hat Day
  • Semester Exams 1st, 2nd & 3rd period (click here for adjusted schedule)


Thursday, December 21st

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • Semester Exam 4th period 7:55 - 9:10 (click here for adjusted schedule)
  • Football Walkthrough 9:25ish at BJH
  • Early Release 12:00 (if attending game feel free to pick them up at 10:00 a.m.)
  • Brock State Game @ AT&T Stadium 3:00 p.m.


Friday, December 22nd

  • Plaid/Flannel Day
  • Early Release 12:00
  • Semester Exams- 5th, 6th, 7th period (click here for adjusted schedule)
  • End 3rd Six Weeks

BJH Semester Exam Schedule

Attached here is the NEW UPDATED Semester Exam Schedule for December 20 - 22. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAYS FOR SPECIFIC EXAMS. Semester exams will not be given early. If you are not present on the day of the exam for your class period, then you will need to plan on taking your exam upon return in January. Please note, a grade of a "0" will be placed in the grade book until exams are made up. Exams can be scheduled for Monday, January 8th (at a scheduled time between you and the teacher) or the week of January 9th - January 12th before or after school. Exams cannot be made up during the school day. Questions or concerns, please contact your classroom teacher.

Weekly Announcements

UIL: Congrats to the Brock ISD Elementary and Junior High UIL Teams as both schools are DISTRICT CHAMPIONS! Thank you to all students, coaches, and parents for all of your hard work and dedication to UIL!


Brock PTC Fundraiser, January 24th: Come watch the Wizards take on Brock ISD Staff - tickets are $10.00 - $30.00. Seating time starts at 6:00 p.m. & game time is at 7:00 p.m. (more information to come)


Summer Reading Books: If you have books from this summer's reading that you no longer want to store, please feel free to donate those to the library. Questions about other possible book donations can be directed to Angela Grimm - agrimm@brockisd.net.

Christmas Break December 25 - January 8th

Classes resume Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:55 a.m.

Eagle Garden - something we are working toward.....

Our primary goal of the Eagle Outdoor Learning Center is to enrich the curriculum and support project-based and experiential learning. This outdoor learning center will allow for all levels of students to engage in agricultural practices on a small scale, learning about the responsibilities and impacts of land cultivation. We are currently in the planning phase of the Eagle Outdoor Learning Center but would welcome any community support to help get this off the ground and to fruition by the start of next school year. Please direct questions/ideas/support to Nancy Beaty @ nbeaty@brockisd.net

BJH Menu

December

Breakfast

Lunch

Yearbooks are now on sale!

The 2017-18 Brock Yearbook is now available to purchase online at www.balfour.com. Just search Brock.

Order your yearbook today, the price will increase January 1st.

Student Check-out

If you are planning to pick up your child for early release, please be sure you are in the office by 3:15 p.m. After that time, please plan on going through the parent pickup line. Since the buses arrive on campus around 3:20 each day, the ability for you to park and get out before they arrive is slim. Once the buses arrive and park out front, it is against the law to pull out and around the buses since their stop signs are out and lights are flashing.

Dress Code Concerns

There are a few things that need to be specifically addressed that seem to be consistent:


  • Boys: The biggest concern we see is boys that have long hair that extends below the eyebrow but they push it to the side so that it is not in front of their eyes. This is not in compliance with the policy. If the hair extends below the eyebrows then it is too long.
  • Girls: There are lots of cute tops that are being worn that have large v-neck cuts that are showing the girls undergarments underneath. There should be no undergarment item showing on the young ladies.


The Dress Code Policy has not changed since last year, but if you need to reference it, click here and then scroll to page 37. If you have questions, please let us know.

Armed Forces Display

If you have a loved one that is currently serving or has served in the armed forces, please send a picture to us with the following information: branch served; time served; relation to the student on campus.

Attendance

Students are required to be in attendance 90% of the academic year, this breaks down to mean no more than 18 excused or unexcused absences. Every class period at the junior high level counts toward compulsory attendance. This includes the Eagle period at the end of the day.

Brock Sports

You can now follow in-game scores and final scores for Brock athletic teams on the app “Score Stream”. Scores can be updated by users throughout the game. You will need to download the Score Stream app to your smartphone or go to https://scorestream.com/ then sign up to see Brock Eagles scores. You can also view scores on the Brock Athletic website at http://www.brockisd.net/25147

BJH Grading Policy

BJH teachers have developed the following grading policy for the 2017-2018 School Year:


  • Daily grades = 50%; tests/projects/major grades = 50%
  • There will be a minimum of 8-10 daily grades each six weeks.
  • There will be a minimum of 2-4 test/project/major grades each six weeks.
  • Grades will be posted to parent portal no later than 1 week from the due date of the assignment
  • Work missed as a result of an unexcused absence will receive a grade no higher than a 70.

*Individual teacher discretion regarding his/her late work policy.

BJH Lunch Times

5th grade: 10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

6th grade: 12:30 p.m. - 1;00 p.m.

7th grade: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

8th grade 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Attached here is the free and reduced lunch form for Brock ISD for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that you must complete 1 form for each child you have. If you have questions, please contact Mere Marcus: mmarcus@brockisd.net or 817-596-7425.