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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>
AMC CompetitionAMC Competition2014-09-12T19:31:18Z<div class="ExternalClass1C6C5625D7114B8CB8F564AD344B5577"><p><strong>AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition): Tuesday, November 18</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> @ BDJH​​</strong></p><p><strong><a href="/campus/BDJH/SiteCollectionDocuments/AMC%208%20Information%20page.pdf">Click here for contest information.</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="/campus/BDJH/SiteCollectionDocuments/AMC%208%20registration%20form%202014.pdf">Click here for the registration form.​</a></strong></p></div>
BDJH ProceduresBDJH Procedures2014-09-08T21:19:53Z<div class="ExternalClass178F535D2B55412095C40A39AD6789AC"><p><a href="">​Click here to view the BDJH Procedures Video.​</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Students Participate in 2014 Lone Star Leadership Academy CampsKaty ISD Students Participate in 2014 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps2014-08-29T19:18:44Z<div class="ExternalClass1FD5927A21FA4AD2A06C2B410088A387"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">This past school year, eight outstanding Katy ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action's 2014 spring break and summer camps.  Lone Star Leadership Academy camps took place in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, and Houston/Galveston depending on the students' grade level. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student's demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school and community activities. </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>During the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, selected students joined delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. They also completed problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity, and practiced presentation skills in leadership groups.  Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites. </p><p><strong>Katy ISD students who participated in the 2014 Leadership Academy are: </strong></p><p><strong>Beckendorff Junior High</strong>: Caleb Oneal</p><p><strong>Cinco Ranch Junior High</strong>: Jake Dickson</p><p><strong>Holland Elementary</strong>: Ashlee Ballard, Eduardo Diaz, April Feng, Elena Yu and Grace Zhang </p><p><strong>Seven Lakes Junior High: </strong>Jake Wilson</p><p>For more information about the Lone Star Leadership Academy or to nominate outstanding students for 2015 programs, visit <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a>.</p></div>
Open HouseOpen House2014-08-28T14:03:43Z<div class="ExternalClassB2197E92E7304094BB5B07546910FC07"><h2>6th grade:  Tuesday, September 9</h2><h3>6:00-7:40 p.m.</h3><p><br></p><h2>7th & 8th grades:  Wednesday, September 24</h2><h3>6:00-7:40 p.m.</h3><p><br></p><p>We are excited to offer you a way to see all your child's teachers in one evening.  Parents will follow their child's schedule starting with their first period class.  We will ring bells and have a five minute passing period between each class so you can experience the travel time your child encounters each school day. </p><p>Our teachers will share their curriculum scope and sequence, classroom procedures, expectations, excitement for the school year, and contact information.  </p><p>Please make plans to arrive in your child's first period class at 6:00 p.m.  Parking is available in the back parking lot of the school.  You will want to bring a notebook or device upon which to take notes as you move from class to class.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Se​e you soon!​</p></div>
Cub CampCub Camp2014-08-12T17:27:09Z<div class="ExternalClassB1E522B006CA471191CEC746BE51C3E5"><p>At Cub Camp, our incoming 6<span style="font-size:11px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> graders spend the day at BDJH.Students work in groups to make new friends, take campus tours, participate in various sessions which focus on junior high life, and eat pizza for lunch in the BDJH cafeteria.</p><p></p><p>We will have a parent session from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria where we will discuss our campus culture, what to expect in 6<span style="font-size:11px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade and hear from a parent panel about their child's 6<span style="font-size:11px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade experience at BDJH.</p><p> </p><p>Please click on the link below to register your child.There is not a fee for Cub Camp.We require registration information in order to have counts for lunch.We would like to know contact information as well as allergy and other pertinent information as well so your child can have the best day possible!</p><p>​</p><p><a href="">Click here to register your child.</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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