NOVEMBER 2022-2023

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  • 1:8th gr Football: Bears vs. Lions at Big Stadium 4:30
  • 3:Volleyball home game 4:30 Parent/Teacher Appreciation Night
  • 3:Football pictures
  • 4:Fall Picture retakes in Library during all lunches
  • 4:Choir trip to Houston Grand Opera
  • 5:MJH Bear Productions will perform: Murder at the Malt Shop -Tickets are $5 presale and $10 at the door.
  • 7:3rd 6 weeks begins
  • 7:Basketball tryouts begin
  • 8:PTO Meeting 8:45 library
  • 9:Delayed start day 9:15 a.m.
  • 11:Choir pictures
  • 11:Veterans Day Celebration in gym - 8:30 Coffee 9:00 Program begins
  • 11:View report card on Skyward Parent Portal
  • 14:Basketball teams announced
  • 15:Fire Drill
  • 15:Cup Stacking Event
  • 15:1st Basketball practice after school, ends 4:15 p.m.
  • 16:Boys Basketball parent meeting in cafeteria 4:15 p.m.
  • 18:Band Game Night at MJH
  • 21:Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 28:Grinch Week Fundraiser begins
  • 30:Girls Basketball Parent Mtg 4:15 p.m. cafeteria

A Message from the Administration

Happy November MJH families!

We have several events coming up this month so please be sure to look at our calendar and come support our programs. One of our special events is our annual Veterans Day Celebration. We are excited to be able to have this event back in the gym this year. If you or a family member are a Veteran, we invite you to come enjoy our program on November 11 at 8:30 a.m. and allow our students and staff to honor you this day.

We would also like to invite you to come support our 7th and 8th grade Bears at our annual Backyard Brawl. We will take on the Lions at the Bear Stadium on October 31 and November 1 starting at 4:30 p.m.

I want to end by thanking you for assisting us with reminding your student to wear their ID badge to school each day. We still have several forgetting their badge at home, so please continue to help us remind them each morning. Keeping the ID badge in their backpack so they remember each day is what we are trying to instill.

Thank you again for your continued support. We love our Bears and wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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A Message from the Counselors

If you are in need of holiday assistance this year, please let Mrs. Stewart know. Requests for Thanksgiving meals are due by November 4th and Christmas assistance and meals are due by November 11th.

Please complete the forms below for holiday assistance: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aNXioP38pUiOvteAor6fEARkEt0kWs9HohHlQ2o7D4lUODgxMVI5RjROQlhXRlQ5M0M0Q0lLWFBONi4u

If you are looking to "Adopt" a family or student this year for the holidays, please let Mrs. Stewart know, no later than November 15th. Please complete this form to adopt a family/student:


If you have any questions, please contact Tressie Stewart at tressie.stewart@misd.org.

Tressie Stewart: 6th grade



Barbara Gagliano: 7th grade



Lesa Dunbar: 8th Grade



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November 11, MJH will celebrate all Veterans by having a Veterans Day Program. If you or a family member are a Veteran, we invite you to come enjoy our program on November 11 at 8:30 a.m. and allow our students and staff to honor you this day. There will be a meet and greet with coffee and cinnamon rolls at 8:30 a.m. with a program that follows.

FALL Sports Information:



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


  • 7th grade girls' basketball tryouts will be held on November 7th, 8th, and 10th before school starting at 6:30am and during the Athletics class period. Wednesday, November 9th, is a late arrival day so tryouts will only be during the Athletics class period on that day.
  • 8th grade girls' basketball tryouts will be held on November 7th, 8th, and 9th during the Athletics class period and after school until 4:15.
  • All athletes trying out must have a physical and online Rank One forms completed. Please email Coach Hightower at lauren.hightower@misd.org if you have any questions.


Nov. 3 - Football pictures (envelopes coming soon)

Nov. 7,8,9,11 - Basketball tryouts after school to 4:15pm (must complete physical & Rank One before tryout)
Nov. 14 - Basketball teams announced

Nov. 15 - 1st basketball practice after school, ends at 4:15pm

Nov. 16 - basketball parent meeting in MJH cafeteria 4:30pm


It's time for the annual Backyard Brawl! Our students and coaches always love to see our parents and families at the games and would love to have your support during this exciting week. So come join us on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the MISD Stadium starting at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30.


MJH Theatre Bear Productions will present Murder at the Malt Shop by Cheri L. Maxson on Saturday, November 5th. There will be a dessert auction starting at 6:00pm and the play will start right after. Tickets are $5 presale and $10 at the door.


MJH is so excited...GRINCH DAY is coming soon!!!

Our StuCo sponsors Grinch Day where students can pay to have their teacher "Grinched or Saved." All money raised goes toward 1. helping our families by adopting a family for Christmas through Angel Tree and 2. purchasing supplies for students.

You will able to pay online with MySchoolBucks or bring your dollars during lunch at the StuCo table Nov. 28 - Dec. 1. The Grinch will make a visit to MJH on December 2.

S.T.E.P.S. to Eliminate Problem Situations

Parents, MISD has an approach on how to work with our staff and our district to resolve situations you may have a concern about. It's called Steps to Eliminate Problem Situations, or S.T.E.P.S. We want to work with you to quickly and satisfactorily resolve those challenging situations. The 4 sequential steps are described below and are the best methods for reaching satisfactory solutions. Please use them should you ever encounter a situation in Montgomery I.S.D. or at MJH which is a concern to you.

  1. CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE STAFF MEMBER – The most direct route to resolving a concern is to confer directly with the person involved, whether it is a teacher, coach, or bus driver, etc. Over 95% of the concerns are resolved at this level.

  2. CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL – A professional educator is in charge of each campus and is responsible for concerns that may arise from the school’s operation. Explanations of policies and procedures, various clarifications and all types of campus information are available from the principal.

  3. CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR – This may be the Director of Athletics, Child Nutrition, Human Resources, Transportation, or Special Education; Executive Director of Curriculum; Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services; or the Superintendent. This step should be taken only when steps one and two have not resolved the concern. Starting with this step will result in you being asked to attempt steps one and two first.

  4. CONTACT THE SCHOOL BOARD – After taking step 1-3 above without resolving a concern, a request in writing for a School Board hearing is step 4. This written request is made through the Superintendent.

As a staff, we work hard to ensure the safety and learning of your children. If there is a concern, we want to speak with you and collaborate with you to get the situation resolved. Reach out. We are on the same team with the same goal.

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2021-2022 YEARBOOK

Buy Your Yearbook at Balfour.com.


Yearbook Ads

Full Page Ad - $200

Half Page Ad - $125

1/9 Page Ad - $25

If you would like to buy a yearbook ad, please send cash or check in an envelope with your child's name and grade and your e-mail address. I will e-mail you to get your pictures and quotes for the ad. If you have any questions, e-mail kristy.krause@misd.org.

Washington D.C./Williamsburg Trip for 8th graders!

Washington D.C./Williamsburg Trip for 8th graders!

Meeting Details: September 19, 5:30, MJH Band Hall

Plan on attending an informational meeting to learn about the all-inclusive trip to DC/Williamsburg in June 2023. The trip is customized to include places that your student learns about during their 8th grade year in U.S. History. The earlier you decide to enroll, the lower your monthly payments will be.

For specific questions, email pegi.morgan@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. 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

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