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Katy Independent School District

Beckendorff Junior High

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There are many ways to get involved at BDJH!  See below for a list of clubs/organizations that we offer.

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Art Club

Art Club  meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30 am in room 1122.  Art club forms can be picked up in the art rooms.  Membership is open to anyone who wants to be creative.  Students do not have to attend every meeting and may join at any time during the year.  We "make and take" different projects throughout the year.  

Email the Sponsor: 

  • Ms. Barnes: Email Aisha Barnes
  • Mrs. Ouellette: Email Jami Ouellette

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BDJH Bears Book Club

***Full - 7th Graders

***Open - 8th  Graders

BDJH Bears Book Club is for 7th and 8th grade students who are looking to join an inclusive reading group.  Book clubs are a hugely popular way of engaging readers. They can increase the pleasure of reading as they enable us to: share our ideas, explore differences of opinion, and find common interests.

Dates and times of meeting - We will meet from 7:50 – 8:35 on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

    • October 24
    • November 28
    • January 23
    • February 27
    • March 27
    • April  24

Email the Sponsor:
  • Mrs. Beridon: Email Heather Beridon
  • Mrs. Lopez: Email Jennifer Bozkurt

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Cheerleading

***The squads are full at this time. Tryouts will be held in the spring.

Cheerleading is open to any 7th or 8th grader who has met pep squad requirements the previous year. Cheerleaders attend sporting events and encourage the student body and spectators to show their Bear spirit!

  • Thursday, Feb 21st – Mandatory Parent Meeting for 2019-2020 Cheer Tryouts
  • Thursday, March 21st – Tryout Packets due
  • Saturday, April 6th – 2019-2020 Cheer Tryouts at Taylor High School

Cheer is having a spirit night at Mod Pizza on Tuesday Nov. 13th. Present the flyer to donate to cheer. Click here for the flyer.


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

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Destination ImagiNation

***Closed to new applicants after October 26th.

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 www.IDODI.org.  ​

Click here for the informational powerpoint

Parent/Student Informational Meeting: 

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 6PM

Where: BDJH Cafe ​ ​

Teams formation must be complete by October 26th.

Email the Sponsor: 


 


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Math and Science Team

***Teams are full at this time.

Attention Beckendorff Math & Science Lovers!!

The Beckendorff Math & Science Team once again had several team and individual accomplishments at the state level this past year. Beckendorff has finished among the top schools at the TMSCA State Championship at San Antonio the past 4 years. This upcoming school year, the Beckendorff Math & Science Team (Beckendorff MST) will continue to train to represent the school in TMSCA (Number Sense, Calculator, Math and Science tests), MathCounts, Math League and AMC competitions. 

The Beckendorff MST tryouts for current 6th and 7th graders will be held sometime in May, 2019.  The try out will be from 4:15 – 6:00 after school.  Student rankings will be tallied from their average scores in the Number Sense, General Math, Calculator, and Science tests.  Please continue to look for updates on the student zone in the Spring.

Click here  to find out more information on the team and the tryout.  You can also email Mr. Sunny Koka at sunnykoka@gmail.com for links to practice material. 

 

 

​​Email the Sponsor: ​Email the sponsor.

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Math Counts!

***Math Counts is not accepting applications at this time.

Math enrichment program providing the opportunity for teams to participate in Math Counts Video Challenge​. The club will meet every Wednesday in Mrs. Johnson's room, 2020.

First Meeting: September 26th 4:00-4:45pm


Email the Sponsor:  Email the sponsor.

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Quiz Bowl

***Quiz bowl team is full at this time. 

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, sports, and popular culture.

The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a "buzzer system" (or, more formally, a "lockout device") that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to what is primarily a game about knowing facts. 

​The Quiz Bowl team has been created based on tryouts at the end of last year. Only 6th graders will be added as of now. We will be competing in NAQT, National Geographic Bee and National Science Bowl this year.

The days for meetings are Monday and Friday mornings from 7:45-8:40 and Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:00.


 

Email the sponsor: ​Email the sponsor.


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National Junior Honor Society

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.

Induction Ceremonies:

Our Spring induction ceremony is scheduled for April 30.

We are having two ceremonies one at 5:30 and one at 6:15. The Induction Ceremonies will be based on an alpha split.

Click here for the 2018-2019 Officer List.

Click here for service hour information.


Email the Sponsor: 

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Pep Squad

***Pep Squad enrollment is closed at this time.

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.

Email the Sponsor:  

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Photography Club

Photography Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7:45-8:15 in room 1124.  Club forms can be picked up in the art room.  Membership is open to anyone who wants to learn more about photography, basic editing, cameras and smartphone photography.  Students do not have to attend every meeting and may join at any time during the year.  Students will have a different photography assignment each meeting to have them practice creative photography.

Email the Sponsor: 

  • Mrs. Ouellette:Email Aisha Barnes
  • Mr. Stuessel: Email Stephen Stuessel

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Science Olympiad

***Teams are full at this time.

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 2018-2019 school year can be found at the link below. Students should complete the application prior to the tryout on Tuesday, May 22. Tryouts will be in the cafeteria after school. Students should come with a pencil and expect to stay until at least 5 pm.

During the tryout, students will have 2 hours to complete a science-based test and be interviewed by one of next year's Fab 5. There is no study or practice material for the test. The team will be selected during the first few weeks of summer 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.
  • Mr. Sumner  Email the sponsor.

 

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