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Dodgeball TournamentDodgeball Tournament2014-04-16T15:00:13Z<div class="ExternalClassF3F5E40F31014C5D9E8E006D06BB4C3D"><p>​Do you want to play dodgeball and support a great cause?  <a href="">Click here for more information from Student Council.</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Campuses Rated as Top Schools in Houston SuburbsKaty ISD Campuses Rated as Top Schools in Houston Suburbs2014-04-14T18:58:45Z<div class="ExternalClassA37D360E47AF46D3A995AB9C50BE0FD8"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A recent article by the </span><a href="" style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">Houston Chronicle</a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> features </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Holland</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Fielder </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">and</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> Winborn </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">elementary schools as some of the best elementary schools in the Houston suburban districts according to Niche, an education-grading website.</span></p><p>The full list of the highest-rated public schools in the Houston area includes 17 Katy ISD elementary schools and one junior high school with a rating of "A+." The following Katy ISD schools received an A+ for having the best reviews, student-to-teacher ratio and highest scores on standardized tests:</p><p>•  Alexander Elementary School</p><p>•  Creech Elementary School</p><p>•  Exley Elementary School</p><p>•  Fielder Elementary School</p><p>•  Griffin Elementary School</p><p>•  Hayes Elementary School</p><p>•  Holland Elementary School</p><p>•  Hutsell Elementary School</p><p>•  Katy Elementary School</p><p>•  Kilpatrick Elementary School</p><p>•  Pattison Elementary School</p><p>•  Rylander Elementary School</p><p>•  Stanley Elementary School</p><p>•  Stephens Elementary School</p><p>•  Williams Elementary School</p><p>•  Winborn Elementary School</p><p>•  WoodCreek Elementary School</p><p>•  Beckendorff Junior High School​</p></div>
Spirit Day!Spirit Day!2014-04-08T18:44:14Z<div class="ExternalClass731DDC93837C434E8EBCABE5D219C81E"><p>BDJH will have a spirit day at Fudrucker's/Luby's.  Mention BDJH this Thursday​ April 10th from 11am-9pm and help support our school.</p></div>
Band Instrument SelectionBand Instrument Selection2014-03-25T17:42:52Z<div class="ExternalClassA40E54EA09D7424EBE614F551523731E"><p>​<strong>5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> graders signed up for the 2014-2015 Beginner Band – it is time to sign up for your instrument.  Instruments are assigned only by meeting with a band director.  Meetings will be held on Saturday, April 5 – please see the link for more information!</strong></p><p><a href="">Click here!</a></p></div>
Fun Food Friday 3/28Fun Food Friday 3/282014-03-25T13:35:23Z<div class="ExternalClass60B003B5961041409CA59C3A587DB598"><p>The BDJH PTA will be selling pizza, sodas and goodies during all lunches this Friday.  Funds raised support the 8th Grade Party.  Students can support this fundraiser by bringing cash to purchase this special lunch.   Thank you for supporting the BDJH PTA!</p><p> Pizza - $2.00 per slice</p><p>Soda can - $1.00</p><p>Most Baked Goods - $1.00</p><p>Most Candy - $1.00</p><p>Chips - $1.00</p><p> Water and Gatorade - prices vary</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Outstanding First Year Teachers of the YearKaty ISD Announces Outstanding First Year Teachers of the Year2014-03-24T13:49:04Z<div class="ExternalClass6F799DA71ECB4C3189588B6E81187F5F"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Katy ISD recently surprised two teachers with the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">District-wide Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Award</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. Wilson Elementary teacher</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> Erin Wright</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, and Beckendorff Jr. High teacher </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Lindsey Palmer</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, were chosen for the elementary and secondary awards respectively.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey, along with each campus principal and family and friends surprised the teachers in their classrooms.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>Erin Wright is a graduate of Texas Tech University and teaches second grade at Wilson Elementary. She creates an engaging learning environment for her students with her classroom management, instructional techniques and work ethic, as well as her positivity and passion for teaching. Wright also eagerly participates in professional development opportunities on campus and in the District.</p><p>"Erin serves as a role model professionally and personally for others," said Rhonda Henderson, principal at Wilson Elementary. "She has the rare intuitive sense that recognizes that in order for students to learn, they must have their needs met at every level. She exhibits the distinguishing characteristics that we would want all Katy ISD teachers to embody." </p><p>Lindsey Palmer is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and teaches seventh-grade math at Beckendorff Jr. High. Palmer is attentive to students' academic and behavioral needs by constantly seeking activities to help in these areas of her instruction. She also developed a successful Parent Math Night at Beckendorff Jr. High in which parents were invited to her classroom to learn methods used for teaching upcoming math topics.</p><p>"You would never know that Lindsey has only been in the classroom for a total of six months because her actions are those of a veteran teacher," said Mindy Dickerson, principal at Beckendorff Jr. High. "She has developed a warm, caring relationship with her students as evidenced by her interactions with them, both in and out of the classroom." </p><p>Along with the District-wide Outstanding First Year Teachers of the Year, Katy ISD celebrates all of the 2014 campus-level nominees:</p><p>Elementary: <strong>Erin Gorman</strong>, Creech Elementary; <strong>Debbie Langan</strong>, Exley Elementary; <strong>Elizabeth Haisler</strong>, Fielder Elementary; <strong>Katherine Shaw</strong>, Holland Elementary; <strong>Abigail Nation</strong>, Mayde Creek Elementary; <strong>Ashley Barroso</strong>, Morton Ranch Elementary; <strong>Brooke Strake</strong>, Rylander Elementary; <strong>Erin Wright</strong>, Wilson Elementary; <strong>Stephanie Sell</strong>, Winborn Elementary; <strong>Stephanie Fine</strong>, Wolman Elementary; and <strong>Jennifer Titus</strong>, WoodCreek Elementary. </p><p>Junior High: <strong>Lindsey Palmer</strong>, Beckendorff Jr. High; <strong>Leslie Garrido</strong>, Cinco Ranch Jr. High; <strong>Ashley Shirani</strong>, Mayde Creek Jr. High; <strong>Todd Dutch</strong>, McDonald Jr. High; <strong>Bonnie VanValkenburgh</strong>, McMeans Jr. High; <strong>Lionel Willis</strong>, Memorial Parkway Jr. High; and <strong>Holly Datwyler</strong>, Seven Lakes Jr. High. </p><p>High School: <strong>Kevin Gorman</strong>, Cinco Ranch High; <strong>Autumn Eddy </strong>and <strong>Mallory McGinnis</strong>, Mayde Creek High; <strong>Sarah Gonzalez</strong>, Morton Ranch High; <strong>Kevin Robinson</strong>, Seven Lakes High; and <strong>Amber Warren</strong>, Tompkins High. </p><p>Both Wright and Palmer will be honored, along with Campus Teachers of the Year, and the First Year Teacher nominees at a special event in April.</p></div>

Beckendorff Junior High

8200 South Fry Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Mindy Dickerson

Ph: 281.237.8800     Fax: 281.644.1635


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