BJH News

December 3, 2017

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"Believe in the Magic of Kindness, Be the Kindness" - BJH Student Council

Upcoming This Week and the Month of December:

Toys for Tots donations - December 4 - December 15th

(see classroom teacher for details)


Brock online athletic gear store now open. Click here for details. Closes December 15th.


Monday, December 4th

  • Hats, Leggings, and Shorts Day $2.00 - monies benefit Families in Need at Christmas
  • 8th-grade Theater performance of "Box" (5th & 6th grade 9:00 a.m. and 7th & 8th grade 10:00 a.m.)
  • Lady Eagles Basketball vs Eastland 4:30
  • Eagles Basketball at Eastland 5:30


Tuesday, December 5th

  • 5th-grade UIL Meet in Eastland
  • 8th-grade Theater performance of "Box" 7:00 p.m. at BJH
  • 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade UIL Writing BJH


Wednesday, December 6th

  • 7th grade Reading Benchmark
  • NHS Tutoring


December 7th

  • Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies - for sale during Eagle Period $1.00 each - monies raised benefit Families in Need at Christmas
  • Band Christmas Concert 6:30 p.m. BHS


Saturday, December 9th

  • BJH Lady Eagle Brock Tournament


The Remainder of the Month:

Monday, December 11th

  • Eagles basketball vs Cisco 4:30
  • Lady Eagles basketball at Cisco 4:30
  • School Board Meeting


Tuesday, December 12th

  • UIL Meet 6th, 7th, 8th at Tolar


Friday, December 15th

  • Texas Snowball Fight during Eagle Period (details click here)


Monday, December 18th

  • Lady Eagles Basketball vs Breckenridge 4:30
  • Eagles Basketball at Breckenridge 5:00


Wednesday, December 20th

  • 7th-period Semester exam (see exam schedule below)


Thursday, December 21st

  • Early Release 12:00
  • Semester Exams - 1st, 2nd, 3rd period (see exam schedule below)


Friday, December 22nd

  • Early Release 12:00
  • Semester Exams- 4th, 5th, 6th period (see exam schedule below)

Weekly Announcements

UIL:

5th grade District UIL Meet - December 5th

6th - 8th grade District UIL Meet - December 12th.


Happenings in Brock: WorldCrafts Market, Saturday Dec 9th 1-4 pm, Brock Baptist Church. Gifts from artisans around the globe!! See attached flyer.


Online Brock Community Athletic Apparel Store Available: If you missed out on the chance to purchase some Brock Gear during the first window, we have opened it up again. Please click here for more information regarding the Brock Online Community Apparel store. Store closes on December 15th.


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.

BJH Semester Exam Schedule

Attached here is the Semester Exam Schedule for December 20 - 22. 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.

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.