Celebrate BJHS


What's Happening at BJHS?

Making Improvements at BJHS

Thank you BISD for the beautiful landscaping!!

Tidying Up

A huge thank you goes out to our BISD maintenance staff for cleaning up our science wing courtyard. Our students have enjoyed taking their learning outdoors in this beautiful spring weather!
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Making Healthy Choices

Mrs. Garner's 8th grade health classes recently learned about the negative health impacts of vaping and made anti-vaping posters to display around the school. Great job students!

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our band director, Mr. Dean McCarty, on being selected as the 2021-2022 BJHS Teacher of the Year!
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Paraprofessional of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Karen Wilson on being chosen as the 2021-2022 BJHS Paraprofessional of the Year!
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Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Jolivette on being selected as the 2021-2022 BJHS Rookie of the Year!
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

This past week, BJHS celebrated its amazing teachers and all they do to help "Build Better Cougars!"

Monday - "Muffin to do but appreciate you!"

Tuesday - Faculty Fiesta

Wednesday - Treat from FBC Buna

Thursday - "BJHS teachers take the cake!"

Friday - "Payday" and Sonic drinks

Administrative Professionals' Day

On April 27th, we recognized our out-of-this world secretaries for Administrative Professionals' Day! These ladies were treated to lunch and showered with many thanks from staff and students all throughout the day. Thank you Mrs. Malmay, Mrs. Clark, and Mrs. Reynolds for everything you do at BJHS!
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Nurse Appreciation

This past week, we celebrated our fantastic nurse, Mrs. Jodella Clark! Nurse Clark always ensures the safety and well-being of everyone on campus and dedicates herself to promoting lifelong healthy habits among our students. Thank you Nurse Clark!
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School Lunch Heroes

BJHS has some real superheroes - our fabulous cafeteria staff! On Friday, May 6th, we recognized these outstanding ladies for School Lunch Hero Day. Students made cards to give to them, letting them know just how much they are appreciated for the delicious meals they prepare each day. To top it off, they serve each and every meal with a huge smile! Thank you ladies for all you do!

Time to Shine

BJHS teachers have done a tremendous job keeping students engaged as they review for STAAR testing. Good luck to all of our students testing this week!

Spring Band Concert

Our BJHS band members sounded spectacular at their spring concert this past week!
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Awards Ceremonies

Join us as we celebrate our students' outstanding accomplishments this year!

6th grade - May 23rd @ 10am in the BJHS cafeteria

7th grade - May 25th @ 10am in the BJHS cafeteria

8th grade - May 18th @ 10am in the BHS Activity Center

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Reward Field Trip

On May 19th, we will have a Reward Field Day at Claiborne West Park in Vidor. Students will be able to participate in fun activities or just enjoy the day outdoors as a reward for meeting the following criteria:

  • Passing all classes every six weeks
  • Maintaining state compliance in attendance
  • Having no more than five tardies for the year in one class period
  • Having no discipline referrals this school year

Lunch will be catered by a local pizza restaurant, and students will be able to purchase snow cones from Kona Ice. Permission slips were sent home with eligible students last week.

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Summer School

Summer school will be held May 31st - June 23rd, Monday-Thursday from 8am-12pm, for any students needing to attend. Mrs. Castle, Mrs. Jolivette, and Mrs. Stephanie Gilbert will be teaching reading, Mrs. Crystal Gilbert will be teaching math, and Mrs. Broughton and Mrs. Menard will be filling in as needed. We want to send a huge THANK YOU to these teachers for choosing to serve our kids this summer!

Upcoming Events

Due to a scheduling conflict, the time for NJHS Induction on Monday, May 16th, has been changed to 5:00pm!
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May Spotlights

Staff Shout-Out

This month, BJHS is shouting-out 6th grade math teacher, Mrs. Crystal Gilbert! Mrs. Gilbert is always bringing new teaching strategies and techniques into her classroom to enhance student learning. She truly embodies the definition of "lifelong learner" that we strive to instill in all of our students. Mrs. Gilbert sets the bar high for her students and aims to reach them in ways that are meaningful and relevant to their styles of learning. Mrs. Gilbert, thank you for helping us "Build Better Cougars" at BJHS!

Mrs. Gilbert will be treated to her choice of lunch from Fausto's or Anita's and will display "Flash" the Super Cougar in her room all month.

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Cougar Character Awards

This month, we would like to recognize the following students for demonstrating exceptional character and leadership skills at BJHS!

Holly Crabtree, Brody Batman, Kane Broom, Jackson Shofner, McKinley Rodriguez, Brennah Gurganious, Ashford McKinney, Breahna Hargrave, Konner Ashley, Triniti Hays, Savannah Wilcox, Wayne Prosperie, Briana Due, Alanah Lutz, Matthew Riley, Mia Lynch, Gunner Greasby, Jax Peterson, and John Wayne Ellis

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5th Six Weeks Perfect Attendance Winners

The following students with perfect attendance for the 5th six weeks were randomly selected to win $50 cash. It really does pay to be at school!

6th grade - Tyler Burdine

7th grade - Breahna Hargrave

8th grade - Samuel Perry

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Reward Field Trip