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Katy Independent School District

Beckendorff Junior High

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There are many ways to get involved at BDJH!  A list of clubs/organizations that we offer.

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Cheerleading

**The squads are full at this time. Tryouts for the 2020-2021 squad will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020


Cheerleaders attend sporting events and encourage the student body and spectators to show their Bear Spirit!

More information about the tryout parent meeting and tryout week clinics will be announced in Spring 2020. Candidates are strongly encouraged to be involved in Pep Squad during 6th grade to prepare for cheer.

Email the Sponsor:
  • Ms. Butler  ​Email the sponsor.
  • Ms. Wallman Email the sponsor.

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Destination ImagiNation

***Closed to new applicants after _____________.

Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving. To read more about Destination ImagiNation visit the website: https://www.destinationimagination.org

Parents,

There will be a Destination Imagination parent night on September 24th from 5-6 p.m in the library. The meeting will consist of learning about DI, signing parents up for team managers, and forming teams.  Please be sure to park and enter through the main entrance.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thank you,
Ryan Sumner


Parent/Student Informational Meeting: 

When: 9/24

Where: BDJH Library​ ​

Teams formation must be complete by TBA.

Email the Sponsor: Email the sponsor.

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Future City

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, public spaces, and green energy. The 2019-2020 theme is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. Teams will choose a threat to their city's water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.

Participants complete five deliverables: a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model built from recycled materials; a project plan, and a presentation to judges at Regional Competitions in January. 


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Math and Science Team

The Beckendorff MST comprises of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who represent the school in TMSCA (Number Sense, Calculator, Math, Science tests) and Math Counts competitions. 

Applications can be found at the link below, and tryouts will be held after school Friday, September 6th, 2019 in the cafeteria, for incoming 6th grade students and all interested 7th/8th grade students. 

The Application in the following link must be submitted in its entirety by the day of the tryout:   https://forms.gle/vRcdnaATWytHcxv37

Tryout practice material including practice tests and workbooks may be obtained from the following link:   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/191XaRQJBLh5D-UBI6nC5lwp5cFQ4QDyg?usp=sharing

Please email Mr. Sunny Koka at sunnykoka@gmail.com if you need any additional information. 

​​Email the Sponsor: ​Email the sponsor.

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National Quiz Bowl Tournament

Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. There are also tournaments for individual players rather than teams.

The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a "buzzer system" that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. It is a fast paced- interactive game. There are state tournaments and then a national tournament based on qualification in May. The 7th/8th grade team is set at the end of each school year, and 6th grade team in August. Tryout dates announced each year. If you want to join next year please contact Mrs. CJ in May. 6th grade tryouts will be Thursday August 22nd 4:00-5:00 PM in room 1161

 Email the sponsor: ​Email the sponsor.

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NJHS is a group for 8th graders that fosters leadership and community involvement. Students must have a GPA of 3.75 or better and no discipline referrals. Our members are required to complete 20 hours of community service.

Email the Sponsor: 

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Pep Squad

Are you interested in trying out for cheerleading in April? You must participate in Pep Squad in order to be eligible! Have a fun time learning all of the cheers and cheering on our football and basketball players! Pep Squad enrollment occurs during the first few weeks of school.

Informational Meeting: Aug 30th @ 8:10 am in Room 2007

Email the Sponsor:  

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Science Olympiad

A competitive team, for grades 7 and 8, which competes against schools from around the state in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics events.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be found at the link below. Students should complete the application prior to the tryout on Tuesday, August 27. Tryouts will be in the cafeteria after school. Students should come with a pencil and expect to stay until at least 6:15 pm.

During the tryout, students will have 2 hours to complete a science-based test and be interviewed by one of the Fab 5 freshman. There is no study or practice material for the test – please do not ask. The team will be selected during the first week of September and an email will be sent to everyone listing the new team members.

Click here for the application. 

More information about Science Olympiad can be found at www.soinc.org

 Email the Sponsor: 

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Student Council

Student Council is comprised of students at BDJH who have proven themselves to be leaders. This group of students, along with teachers and administrators, will be the steering mechanism for much that goes on at Beckendorff this year from continuing the improvement of education to raising awareness for great organizations within our community."

Student council is open year round. Students may join and participate at any point during the school year. 

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." - John C. Maxwell

Email the sponsors:

  • ​Mrs. Faris  Email the sponsor.
  • Mrs. LopezEmail the sponsor.

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