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Seven Katy ISD Campuses among Top 20 Greater Houston SchoolsSeven Katy ISD Campuses among Top 20 Greater Houston Schools2015-04-30T14:32:07Z<div class="ExternalClass9BA7F9D29C4F441FBEE4D8C2FD3A29CA"><p><em>Children at Risk releases 2015 Public School Rankings</em>​</p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">Seven schools in Katy ISD ranked among the top 20 in the Children at Risk's </span><a href="" style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">2015 Greater Houston School Rankings</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span></p><p>Children at Risk, a local nonprofit, ranked more than 1,300 public schools in the eight-county Houston region.  </p><p>At the elementary school level, <strong>Alexander Elementary</strong> ranked No. 20 out of 870 elementary schools.  Meanwhile, <strong>Beckendorff</strong>, <strong>Seven Lakes</strong>, <strong>McMeans</strong> and <strong>Beck </strong>junior high ranked No. 3, No. 4, No. 6 and No. 12, respectively, out of 315 middle schools.  At the high school level, <strong>Seven Lakes</strong> and <strong>Cinco Ranch</strong> high schools ranked No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, out of 163 high schools.  </p><p>The school rankings, based mostly on student test scores, strive to serve as an accessible guide for parents, educators, and community members on the performance of local schools and to spark important community dialogue on the quality of public education in Texas. </p><p>Visit <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a> to view the complete 2015 Greater Houston School Rankings.   </p></div>
Into the Woods Jr. Elem. NightInto the Woods Jr. Elem. Night2015-04-29T14:59:06Z<div class="ExternalClass5637A0E653FB47C6BF1C5A1F8F54615C"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Into the Woods Jr. Elementary Night</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Thursday, May 7</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, 2015 @ 6:00 in the BDJH Cafeteria</strong></p><p>Beckendorff JH Theatre Company will be presenting a special performance of Into the Woods Jr. for elementary aged students on Thursday, May 7<sup>th</sup> @ 6:00pm. Into the Woods Jr. has all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch, who meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. All tickets will be $2 and can be bought at the door.  We hope to see you there!​</p></div>
Awards Ceremonies Awards Ceremonies 2015-04-29T14:55:16Z<div class="ExternalClass2BAC81F5DACB471CBCCCE024DF287EF6"><p style="text-align:left;">We will mail invitations mid-May for the Awards Ceremonies for each grade level.</p><p style="text-align:left;">​Wednesday June 3rd <br></p><p style="text-align:left;">8<sup>th</sup> grade—5:30 p.m.</p><p style="text-align:left;">7<sup>th</sup> grade—6:30 p.m.</p><p style="text-align:left;">6<sup>th</sup> grade—7:30 p.m.</p></div>
BDJH Named No. 3 School in Houston!BDJH Named No. 3 School in Houston!2015-04-29T14:52:58Z<div class="ExternalClass0778AE220E014CCCB6B0C0B3154EFE9C"><p>​Beckendorff was recently named the #3 middle school in the Greater Houston area and the #8 middle school in the state of Texas!  The ratings were posted in the <em>Houston Chronicle</em> this past Sunday and are the result of the <a href="">2015 Children at Risk</a> report.  Thank you to our amazing staff and your excellent children for making our rating so high!​</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces 2015 District-Wide Campus Teachers of the YearKaty ISD Announces 2015 District-Wide Campus Teachers of the Year2015-04-20T23:35:16Z<div class="ExternalClass6FAE8D1CFE1147C195E902DE4E46E8C2"><p>​<em>Honorees surprised with award by Superintendent during class </em></p><p>Katy ISD recently surprised two teachers with the <strong>District-Wide Campus Teacher of the Year Award</strong>. Morton Ranch Elementary teacher <strong>Christina Dismuke</strong>, and Beckendorff Junior High teacher <strong>Scott Lightle</strong>, were chosen for the elementary and secondary awards respectively. Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey, along with each campus principal and family and friends surprised the teachers on their campus.</p><p>Dismuke teaches second grade at Morton Ranch Elementary and is a master teacher, second grade Team Leader and Lead Mentor on campus. She is not only involved in the classroom, but also in the community where she spends time volunteering for her church and regularly attends her students' extracurricular activities.</p><p>"Mrs. Dismuke is truly one of the most gifted teachers with whom I have worked in my sixteen years in education," said Deb Hubble, principal at Morton Ranch Elementary. "It is no exaggeration to say that teachers of all age levels flock to her classroom to observe and learn from her. She masterfully exemplifies what elementary education should be about."</p><p>Lightle teaches Concepts of Engineering and Technology at Beckendorff Junior High. Outside of the classroom, Lightle sponsors the BDJH Science Olympiad team, serves on the Science Olympiad State Executive Board and is actively involved in his church.</p><p>"Mr. Lightle is extremely kind and patient with his students," said Mindy Dickerson, Beckendorff Junior High principal. "He is passionate about STEM education and real-world application of knowledge and skills. Many former students have thanked him for the profound impact he had on their education and their lives."</p><p>Both District-Wide Teachers of the Year will be recognized along with the Principals of the Year and Outstanding First Year Teachers of the Year ​ during the Teacher of the Year Recognition and Reunion on April 21.</p><p><a href="/sites/toy/Pages/TOY-2015.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> to see all of the elementary and secondary Campus Teacher of the Year nominees.</p></div>
KISD Sponsored PhysicalsKISD Sponsored Physicals2015-04-16T16:32:01Z<div class="ExternalClassFD32203BE43845EB8E17FD1DAC5073EB"><p>Katy Independent School District Sponsored Physical Examinations will only be given to KISD student athletes participating in UIL activities grades 7-12. The UIL physical form will be the only physical form completed and signed by the physician. Although KISD recommends the use of your family doctor for the physical examination, the following mass screenings are available as an economical convenience for its patrons. KISD sponsored physical examinations will be performed by the Medical Colleges of Texas at a nominal fee of $25.<br></p><p><a href="/campus/BDJH/Documents/Physical%20Dates.pdf">Click here​</a> more information including locations and dates.</p></div>

Beckendorff Junior High

8200 South Fry Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Mindy Dickerson

Ph: 281.237.8800    Fax: 281.644.1635

School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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