Bear Bulletin



Bear Branch Family,

Welcome to the weekend. We will be on a testing schedule next week. I have included the schedule below. Next Friday is the end of the 9-week marking period. Be sure to check student grades and encourage students to work with teachers if they need to get anything made up.

We ended up with just over $7,200 for our Bear Necessities fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who helped bring in donations for BBJH!! These funds will ensure our students have a great time at our Bear-a-Palooza end of year event.

Friday, March 10th - Spring Pep-Rallies and Early Release at 11:55am

Spring Break March 11th-19th

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!

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March 6-10 is Breakfast Week! Students who participate and buy breakfast will be entered into a drawing for prizes from MISD Child Nutrition!

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7th Grade Science

7th grade science will be starting the unit on the Human Body Systems after Spring Break. In this unit, the class will be looking at all body systems' structures and functions. Permission slips will be sent home for parental consent before the students attend the program. Please click on the letter below for more details.

Bear Necessities Raffle Drawing Winners

$50 Amazon Gift Card - Avery Wesneske

Scooter - Allison Schelski

Chromebook - Rodolfo Plata

40" TV - Jaxon Cleveland

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2023 BBJH STAAR Testing Dates

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February Students of the Month

Scholarship Award - Recommended by teachers for hard work and academic excellence.

7th Grade - Kylie Lucas & Brady Bratton

8th Grade - Riley Lutonsky & Scarlett Schlicting

Citizenship Award - Recommended by teachers for exemplifying good character, respect, and kindness.

7th Grade - Isaias Hernandez & Amelia Bowles

8th Grade - Parker Stearns & Madeline Smith


The UIL One Act Play company was awarded 3rd place at the District One Act contest.

Individual awards were:

Honorable Mention All Star cast: Skylee Morse and Jaea DeLeon

All Star Cast: Regan Whitehead and Oliver Risma

All Star Crew: Sarah Skinner

and for the second contest in a row they were awarded Best Overall Technical Crew!!


Congratulations to the following students who were selected into the TCDA Junior High Honor Choir! This means they are invited to rehearse and perform a concert in July at the Texas Choral Directors Association Convention for family and music educators!

Chase Baker

Titus Petty

Andrew Oldham

Maria Medina

Molly Childs

BBJH Yearbooks

BBJH 2022-2023 Yearbooks are on sale! Click here to order online YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDERS. You can search by order number (25415) or by school (Bear Branch JR High School). If you are asked to enter a home room teacher, please enter your student’s 7th period teacher.

Hurry and order your yearbooks before January 4th for a discount!

  • Now until January 4th = $40
  • After January 4th = $45
  • Late buys after shipment = $50 while supplies last

If you have BBJH school related pictures you would like to see in the yearbook, you can upload them on the order website by clicking Use eShare in the top right corner.

If you have any questions pertaining to the yearbook, please reach out to Mrs. Acheson,

MISD makes automated phone calls for students who are marked absent. If you feel your child has been mistakenly counted absent, please email his/her teacher for that specific period.

Be sure to turn in absence notes when your child is out. There are several ways to do this:

  • Students can bring parent/doctor note to the front office
  • Parents can email notes to
  • Parents can fax the note to 281-252-2060