The Paw Print Parent Newsletter

Bear Branch Junior High

The Principal's Message

Bear Branch Junior High Parents,

I'm currently reading a book called "The Power of Moments." In the book, the authors state "that our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter." At BBJH, we are working hard to design lessons and provide opportunities both in and out of the classroom that matter...that are engaging...and that are exciting to students.

With a focus on building relationships and creating rigorous engaging lessons, I'm hopeful the moments we create for your students will be powerful and help prepare them for their next step.

As always, if I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 281-356-6088 or by email at


Ben Petty

Principal- Bear Branch Junior High

BBJH Weekly Activity Schedule

Please take a look at the BBJH Weekly Activity Schedule. This schedule provides information regarding everything taking place at BBJH over a two week period. This particular schedule covers January 21-26 and January 28-February 1. Click here to view the schedule.

MISD College Symposium

Join us for our first college symposium. Junior and high school parents and students are invited to attend this event. Learn about the IB program, Advanced Placement courses and Dual Credit courses and how all of these can prepare our students for college. Click here to view the flyer for more information!

Morning Drop Off

As you're aware, Morning Drop Off can be very busy and somewhat hectic at times. With this in mind, please encourage your students to walk all the way to the crosswalk if you are dropping them off in the outside lane. We've had an increasing number of students walking in between cars which is a cause for concern, as we want to keep everyone safe. Office Justice will be at Morning Drop Off directing students that direction. Thanks for your help!


Congrats to Mrs. Bridges for being selected as the BBJH "Holla" Award recipient this week! Mrs. Bridges is the cafeteria manager at BBJH and she does an awesome job getting everyone fed each day. She is without a doubt one of the most positive, friendly people you will ever meet. Congrats Mrs. Bridges!

Our student "Holla" recipient this week was Colby Colin. Colby is an outstanding student that always takes care of his business in the classroom and is extremely polite and kind. Congrats Colby!


Yearbook Time!

You still have time to order your 2018-2019 BBJH Yearbook.

Just go online to and order one today! Be sure to click on Bear Branch Junior High when ordering. Yearbooks are $45.

You can also bring a check made out to BBJH for $45 to to Mrs. Ebbeler's room, D115.

If you have any pictures from the 208-2019 school year you would like to see in the yearbook, please share them with Mrs. Ebbeler via email.

TEAM UP Parent Engagement Night: Dangers of Social Media

Magnolia ISD will host the next TEAM UP (Together Educating All Magnolia ISD) Parent Engagement night in partnership with Yes to Youth-Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) on the Dangers of Social Media on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center.

STAAR Parent Information Night

Please join us on Monday, February 4th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a STAAR Information night. You will have an opportunity to hear from teachers regarding the upcoming tests!

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Magnolia ISD and Bear Branch Junior High will join the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.

BBJH Raising Cane's Spirit Night

Feburary 5th will be BBJH Spirit Night at Raising Cane's! 15% of your purchase will go to BBJH when you mention Bear Branch Junior High. The event will go from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hope everyone can stop by!

Changes to REMIND

Teachers and Parents,

If you use Verizon Wireless as your cell phone provider, this message applies to you. Effective January 28, Remind will no longer be able to push text messages to Verizon users. What this means is you will have to set up your preferences to receive emails or push notifications through the Remind App.

Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee that makes it impossible for Remind to continue supporting text messaging on its network. As a result, Remind is forced to shut off the free Remind text messaging service for everyone who who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier beginning January 28.

To minimize service disruptions on the 28th, you can find instructions for enabling smartphone or email notifications here: How to change my message notifications

Don't worry, you will not be charged to use Remind through the app or your email!

Download the free Remind app on the iOS App Store, on Google Play, or at Make sure to enable push notifications from Remind on your phone.

Alternatively, you can enable email notifications: How to change my message notifications

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Bear Branch Athletics/Fine Arts

Interested in Bear Branch Athletics and Fine Arts? Click on any of the links below for information regarding Bear Branch Junior High Athletics and Fine Arts!

Bear Branch Athletics







TEAMS Parent Portal

TEAMS Parent Portal

This year, our Annual Student Information Update will be completed by parents/guardians using their TEAMS – Parent Self Serve account. This replaces the Enrollment Verification packet that was sent home in years past on the first day of school. By clicking HERE, you can create an account through Parent Self Serve, the system replacing Home Access Center.


Don't forget to sign up for Remind!!

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2018-2019 Bear Branch Junior High Bell Schedule

2018-2019 Magnolia ISD School Calendar

Click here to access the 2018-2019 MISD school calendar!

Bear Branch Junior High Administration and Counseling

Assistant Principals

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