Katy, Texas (September 16, 2013) – The Beckendorff Junior High recently hosted its first annual “8th grade games” and students were divided into 24 teams, as each team rotated through various challenges to participate in team and character building activities. A few stations included solving a mystery with their teammates in their classrooms, a low ropes/trust course outside, an academic challenge in the gym, and a digital safety seminar in the LGI.
The purpose of these games was to foster acceptance and inclusion amongst all 8th grade students. “The 8th Grade Games were such a fun way to kick off the year. It was neat to see students communicate with and work through challenges with students they may have not previously known. Mrs. Riley, the 8th grade counselor, and I want to keep this energy and sense of teamwork going throughout the year,” said 8th grade principal Kelley Kirila.