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Katy ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence WinnersKaty ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners2014-09-25T18:16:15Z<div class="ExternalClass076D0FBF6FD344B6B87686979EAF1D2F"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Several Katy ISD student groups were recently selected as winners in the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Mark of Excellence Honors </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">by the Foundation for Music Education. The Mark of Excellence Honors seek to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>National Winners </strong>in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Honor Orchestra</strong>, directed by Karel Butz</li><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Varsity Girl's Choir</strong>, directed by Janet Menzie</li></ul><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>Commended Winners</strong> in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>James E. Taylor High School Orchestra</strong>, directed by Clinton Capshaw</li><li><strong>WoodCreek Junior High Chamber Orchestra</strong>, directed by Bryanna Porter and Kate Mathews</li><li><strong>Beck Junior High School Symphonic Band</strong>, directed by Brenden Steber</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Wind Symphony</strong>, directed by Damon Archer</li><li><strong>Cinco Ranch High School Chorale</strong>, directed by Dorothy Wilson</li></ul><p>Mark of Excellence Honors consist of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter of bands are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors.</p><p>Visit the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Foundation for Music Education</a> website for more information on the individual Mark of Excellence Honors.</p></div>
Congratulations BDJH Varsity Girls' Choir!Congratulations BDJH Varsity Girls' Choir!2014-09-18T15:00:02Z<div class="ExternalClass7F95DC4378904EB2BE90926082BA9ABD"><p>​The Beckendorff Junior High Varsity Girls' Choir has received the honor of being named a National Winner in the 2014 Mark of Excellence Competition. Their UIL performance recording was submitted for adjudication and ranked against other choirs throughout the nation. The Varsity Girls' Choir was selected to perform for the 2012 Southwest American Choral Directors' Association Convention and has been named a National Mark of Excellence winner in 2009, 2010, and now 2014! We are very proud of the singers' accomplishments!​</p></div>
Bears CareBears Care2014-09-18T14:58:51Z<div class="ExternalClass3D305DCD80CA4F489CA512C4521305B7"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;text-align:center;">3</span><sup style="text-align:center;">rd</sup><span style="line-height:1.5;text-align:center;"> Annual "Beckendorff Bears Care" </span><span style="line-height:1.5;text-align:center;">Breast Cancer Fundraiser</span></p><p>Join us for <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>BC III</strong></span>, the 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Fundraiser supporting the <strong>Susan G Komen Houston Race For the Cure</strong> event. We have managed to raise over $3,000 over the last 2 years</p><p>Students, teachers, parents, friends, relatives, neighbors….EVERYONE is invited to sign up for one of the largest Breast Cancer awareness events in the world! The race is Saturday, October 4<sup>th</sup> at 8 AM in Downtown Houston. </p><p>If you would like to contribute, but you cannot attend the event you can:</p><ol><li>Buy a t-shirt. The cost is $15 per shirt, and $9 of every shirt is donated to the Komen Foundation on behalf of BDJH (Turn in order form below to any PE coach)</li><li>Donate on behalf of either "Beckendorff Bears Care" or your favorite race participant. (Click the 'Sign Up to Race' link below, and select the Donate to a Team or Donate to an Individual Link)</li></ol><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Deadlines:</strong></span></p><ul><li>T-Shirt order forms are due in to a PE coach by noon on September 25<sup>th</sup> </li><li>Online registration for the race ends Friday, September 26<sup>th</sup> at Noon</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>For more information or to sign up, click on the links below.</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Links:</strong></span></p><p><a href=""><strong>Sign Up to Race!!</strong></a><strong> – </strong>Select "Join a Team" and search for Beckendorff Bears Care. Click the JOIN button and follow the instructions</p><p><a href="">Race Flyer (More Info)</a></p><p><a href="">Shirt Order Form</a> – Print form and turn in along with check (made out to BDJH). Send it in with your student and turn it in to their PE Coach.​</p></div>
Congratulations to our BDJH Orchestra!Congratulations to our BDJH Orchestra!2014-09-18T14:57:55Z<div class="ExternalClass72048C2741CB443DA985D81D2067C4CF"><p>​Congratulations to the Beckendorff Honor Orchestra on being named a 2014 National Honor Orchestra Winner in the Mark of Excellence Competition!  This is a remarkable achievement and we are incredibly proud to receive this honor and recognition!  Our 2013-2014 Honor Orchestra submitted their UIL Contest recordings for this national competition.  You may listen to their performance by visiting <a href=""></a>.</p></div>
Tritan Tumbler FundraiserTritan Tumbler Fundraiser2014-09-18T14:49:42Z<div class="ExternalClass30B6CA916BD94B1589479F66CD702853"><p>​e are excited to offer our families a great product for purchase through our Tritan Tumbler fundraiser.  This is a campus fundraiser in which funds will be utilized to purchase more sets of iPads as well as a laminating machine.  We would like to purchase 150 additional iPad minis for use in core content as well as electives classrooms throughout the building.  Our goal is to raise $30,000!</p><p> </p><p>Students received Tritan Tumbler brochures during PE classes today.  We have a quick turn-around, as the fundraiser ends next Monday.  All information needs to be turned in to your child's first period teacher by September 22!</p><p> </p><p>Family members who are out of town can order online by visiting <a href=""></a> and using the campaign ID: 42974.</p><p><br></p><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;"><a href="/campus/BDJH/Documents/BDJH%20Tumbler%20Fundraiser%20Flier.pdf">Click here for the flier.​</a></span></div>
KPGT Speaker SeriesKPGT Speaker Series2014-09-12T20:12:12Z<div class="ExternalClass09999CA03D924E489A4F5D87E9421D2D"><p>We at KPGT are so excited to welcome back a phenomenal guest speaker, Lisa Van Gemert, for our first speaker event of the year! </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, September 17, 2014</strong></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>7PM - 9PM</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Taylor High School</strong><br><strong> </strong><strong>(Main Commons)</strong><br> 20700 Kingsland Blvd.<br> Katy, TX 77450<br> <br><strong>The Essential Brain: 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">What is some of the most vital information that neuroscience has to share with anyone who parents gifted children?  Mensa's Youth & Education Ambassador will share ten key things you need to know to be in the know! Van Gemert will reveal the science behind giftedness and what it can tell us about typical learners as well. We'll explore the key structures of the brain that are important in learning (and why one of them is causing fights around your dinner table). Discover the reason kids under stress can't learn and how to help—we'll even resurrect an ancient secret for memorization that will have your child remembering key ideas with ease!<br>  </p><p><br>$5.00 - Non-Members<br> Free - 2014-2015 KPGT Members<br> Free - KISD Teachers & Administrators (with valid I.D.)<br> KISD Teachers can earn 1.5 hours of GT update credit by attending.<br>   </p><p><strong>About Lisa Van Gemert</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lisa Van Gemert is the Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa.  A former teacher and school administrator, she writes articles about giftedness and speaks about issues related to the education and parenting of gifted youth.  She is a frequent conference speaker, sometime radio and television talk show guest, writer of award-winning lesson plans, and author of the children's and teacher's guides to the National Book Festival. She serves as Vice Chair of the Student Advocacy Division of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, where she also serves on the Membership Involvement Committee. Lisa shares ideas, strategies, and resources on her website, <a href=""></a>. She and her husband Steven live in Arlington, Texas, and are the parents of three sons.<br>  </p><p>Also visit us on Facebook!<br> <a href=""></a>​</p><p>​</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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