Bear Bulletin


A Message From Mrs. Venghaus

Bear Branch Family,

The end of the first 9-weeks has crept up on us. Can you believe it? I want to thank all of our students, teachers, and staff for working hard and our families for all of your support so far this school year. The success of BBJH depends on positivity and determination from all.

Picture Day

If your student was absent today for picture day they will have the opportunity to have pictures taken on October 29th. If you mis-placed the order form, you may order online using the following link: PHOTO ORDER LINK

Lost and Found (located next to the front office)

The lost and found bin is overflowing with sweat shirts, jackets, shoes, water bottles, etc. If your child is missing something, please encourage them to check the lost and found. Any items left at the end of the month will be donated to the NJHS coat drive.

Morning Car Rider Drop-Off

I love seeing our parents and students every morning in the car rider line. We would like to cut down on the number of instructional minutes a handful of students are missing in first period. 3-4 minutes behind in the morning may not seem like a problem, but if it is everyday it can add up to 20 instructional minutes a week. How can you help?

  • Have your student ready to unload as soon as you are at front of the line.
  • 3 to 4 cars should unload at a time in each line. Our staff is there to help this process.
  • Students in the outside lane should walk down to the crosswalk (where I stand) to keep the inside flow of traffic moving.
  • We understand there is traffic. If need be, plan to leave the house 5-10 minutes earlier.

We appreciate your cooperation with this.


  • No school Monday.
  • Magnolia Bowl football game Friday as the Bulldogs take on the Mustangs at MHS

Proud to be your student's principal,


Bear Branch Brags B³ Award - Nominations

Has a teacher or staff member done a great job supporting your student? Let them know by submitting a B³ Award and we will recognize them on campus!

8th Grade PSAT Testing

BBJH will be administering the PSAT to all 8th grade students on Wednesday, October 27. This is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It sets a readiness baseline, allowing students and teachers to pinpoint areas for focused practice as students progress through high school.

The total testing time is 2 hours and 35 minutes (for students without accommodations), and we will begin first thing at 7:15am. All test sections are timed and students are not permitted to test beyond the time limit of each section.The test sections include Reading, Writing & Language, a Math portion without a calculator and the Math portion with a calculator.

All supplies necessary for testing will be provided to the students.

More information to come on testing room assignments and the schedule for the remainder of the day.

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Checking in Medication

For the safety of all students, medications must be checked in the clinic and appropriate documentation signed by the parent/guardian. Students may not transport medication. If your child currently has medication that has not been signed into the clinic, please contact Nurse Haynes at 281-356-6088.

We appreciate your help in keeping all of our students safe.

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Coats and Costumes Donations

October 1st - 29th NJHS is collecting gently used coats and costumes for the SOS organization in Downtown Magnolia. Please drop the coats or costumes in the box outside Mrs. Davis D202 or Mrs. Powell D208 and receive a treat.

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Survey - Coffee with the Counselors

BBJH counselors hold "Coffee with the Counselors" once per 9 weeks to provide information and resources to parents and caregivers, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and develop a support network. We are looking for ideas for upcoming presentations to make it the most meaningful for BBJH parents and guardians!

Please complete the form to let us know what you may be interested in learning more about. Some ideas may include: mental health and wellness, building self-worth, mindfulness & coping strategies, local community resources, and helping your teen move toward independence.
If you have any other ideas, we would love to hear them as well!

*Please complete the form by October 15th* Survey Form - Coffee with the Counselors
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Last night in volleyball action, the program swept Tomball Jr. High. The 8th grade A team beat Tomball with scores of 25-17, 25-19. The 8th grade A team players of the game were Hayden Wylie, Brooke Baird and Emily Hubbard. The 8th grade B team beat Tomball with a 25-6 and 25-10 win. Offensive player of the game was Ava Overby and the defensive player was Kennedy Shields. Continue their winning record to 5 and 1.

The 7th grade A team won 25-20, 25-15. Players of the game were Sophie Gomez with a 15 point serve streak in game 2, Danica Beverdge with some great offensive hits and Rylan Bassett with multiple assists. The 7B Lady Bears had an amazing team win last night against a talented Tomball Junior High team 25-22 and 25-17. The girls fought through adversity, injuries, and lineup changes to come out on top and remain undefeated. Players of the game were Bayah Kubiak, Maddie Smith, Bailey Cooper, and Dani Randerson. Congratulations to the entire team!

The Lady Bears travel to Waller Junior High Thursday, October 14.


Oak Hill week: 7th grade C tied 6-6 with a late 4th quarter March down the field to tie the game. Braden Sullivan got it done on both offense and defense with both an interception and a diving touchdown catch. B team lost 16-0 Joseph Louviere and Garrett Stallings led the defense combing for multiple tackles. A team beat Oak Hills 20-0. The offense went off with Jeramiah Guidie throwing for 2 touchdowns to Ty Miller and Langston Mcnew, and Cash Ferrell broke free for a 65 yard touchdown run. The defense caused chaos, with interceptions by Cannon Combs and Jay Tipton, and Brody wilcox grabbing a fumble recovery.

8th grade C team beat Oak hills 12-6 Tuesday night, with a rushing Touchdown by Preston Galloway and a touchdown pass to Jaxson Glowacky. 8th grade B took their first loss of the season 10-6. Cannon Mitchell and Carson Dupre led the scoring connecting for a 62 yard Touchdown pass, and Zachary Love led the defense. 8th grade A came away with a hard fought tie ending in 0-0. The defense played fantastic all game not allowing a score, including a goal line stand from the 3 yard line to keep the game even. The defense was led by Aiden Hime, Tyler Covar, and Mark Owen.

The bears play Tomball next week. 7th grade will play away on Tuesday, and 8th grade will be home on Wednesday.

Great job guys.

Cross Country

The Bear Branch Junior High Cross Country team participated in a Cross Country meet last Friday at Nike South in the Woodlands. There were over 150 runners per division. Below are the top 5 runners in each division.Come out and cheer them on at Magnolia High School at the District Meet on Saturday, October 9th. The meet starts at 8:00am

8th grade girls division

Kennedy Shields

Isabella Hays

Danielle Almendarez

Dulce Lazaro

Madelyn Murdock

8th grade boys division

Tyson McCauley

Julian Wentz

Tyson Golsby

Aaron Pitman

Kelton Mackie

7th grade girls division

Megan Schmidt

Julia Morton

Beaty Taytum

Jamie Mentlewski

Eunice Hernandez

7th grade boys division

Wyatt Merriken

Jack Ellis

Hudson Garver

Alexander Baker

Parker Starnes

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BBJH Yearbooks

BBJH 2021-2022 Yearbooks are on sale! To order online, visit If you are asked to enter a home room teacher, please enter your student’s 7th period teacher.

If you have BBJH school related pictures you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to Mrs.Ebbeler at She will do her best to get your pictures in the yearbook.
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