Patriot Post

November 2019

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College and Career Fair

Monday, Nov. 4th, 6pm

1171 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA

The Tustin Unified School District is holding its 2018 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real. The 33rd annual event is open to all high school students and their parents from Beckman, Foothill, Hillview, Tustin and Tustin Connect.

TUSD is sponsoring the college and career fair in conjunction with Vital Link, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting public school districts and businesses throughout Orange County.

Over 90 colleges, universities and military academies will have representatives hand out literature and answer questions about their institutions. Students and parents will be able to gather information on campus locations, curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition and living expenses. There will also be workshops on financial aid, higher education options in California and out of state, and NCAA eligibility.

Additionally, community colleges, Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and career technical education programs will share their programs with Tustin Unified high school students. They will cover a variety of areas, including health professionals, media arts, engineering, hospitality, automotive and machine shop, child services, business industry, public services, fashion design and civil engineering.

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What is Challenge Success?

Last year, Beckman High School embarked on a reflective journey to discover where we can help our students deal with the rigors and stresses of their high school experience. We sent a team of administrators, teachers, parents and students to the annual Challenge Success conference at Stanford University. As a result, we have implemented new bell schedules, limited weighted classes, and added various parent education resources. Over the next several years, we will continue to work on addressing the needs of our student through the resources provided the Challenge Success program. If you are interested in what the program is, or what it stands for, please visit: http://www.challengesuccess.org/. Click here to see some additional TUSD resources related to Challenge Success.

Homecoming Week is a Success!

Our Homecoming week took place during the week on October 7th with the theme of "Welcome to Paradise Falls" from the movie "Up.". The week consisted of several lunchtime activities, hallways decorated by grade levels in an "Up" theme, class council halftime performances, and the largest Homecoming Dances we've ever had here at Beckman. Below are some images from the week.
https://youtu.be/CQja96Jl4h0

BHS Robotics in Poway

It's that time of year again! We sent three teams to Poway San Diego to compete in the Robot Rodeo. After a long grueling day, our W team ranked 1st, our N team 3rd and our Y team 4th. W and Y ended up winning Tournament Champions, qualifying them for States.

W also earned the Think Award and Skills champion, and are currently 2nd in California in skills. Y also won the Design award. Below are the pictures. (yes, the cover pic is in honor of homecoming)

Early Finals and Winter Break

As we inch closer to the end of the semester, finals and our Winter Break are fast approaching. Please be advised that the last day of school is December 19th and vacations should not start prior to that date. We will not administer early finals to students who plan to be absent prior to the end of the semester.

EdFund Blu180 Winners!

Congratulations to Peter Lombardi and the Lombardi family for winning Ed Fund's BLU180 raffle! They won a pair of Disneyland hopper tickets! And a big THANK YOU as well to all the other families who also donated! With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to maintain and expand programs and initiatives that enrich the experience of all Beckman students.

Beckman Beat is Live!

Beckman’s journalism program has recently rebranded and is proud to present its new multimedia platform, the Beckman Beat! The journalism class, formerly known as the Beckman Chronicle, has become a joint effort with the Independent Film Class to explore areas of broadcast and multimedia journalism. The Beat is a student-driven online publication highlighting news, features, sports, editorials, and arts pertaining to Beckman students. A staff of over 35 student journalists and independent film creators publish an online edition under the guidance of Mr. Boice, the adviser. Ultimately, the Beat serves as a representation of the diversity on campus and seeks to celebrate the accomplishments of students and faculty. The Beat and its contributors continue to experience growth as a result of an enriching real-world style journalism and film program.

Check out their website for weekly articles! beckmanbeat.com

Follow them on Instagram @beckman.beat for updates!

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PTO Corner

November is a month of giving thanks, so what better way to start by saying ‘thank you’ for supporting our annual PTO Membership campaign! Fundraising raises critical funds to support programs, events and resources that benefit all. We’d like to recognize our Patriot, Blue, Red, and Platinum PTO donors for their generosity; you can find their names listed at https://www.beckmanpto1.com/donor-recognition PTO also congratulates the winners of our incentive opportunity drawing and raffle! Deserving recipients are listed here. Please remember, you can donate to PTO at any time during the year simply by going to https://www.beckmanpto1.com/join-pto-4


We’re also grateful for a collaborative Patriot community! PTO recently joined representatives of Beckman's Challenge Success team at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. The team is made up of educators, parents and students that identify problems and work on solutions together. Beckman PTO is proud to support Challenge Success initiatives at BHS. To learn more about Challenge Success within TUSD, please visit https://sites.google.com/mytusd.org/tusdchallengesuccess/home


Many committee chairs and volunteers work tirelessly to provide PTO program and event support. We’re thankful for time donated in October, assisting with Student Lunch & Learns, Parent Wellness Workshop, Guest speaker PTO Presentation, the Tru Blu Luncheon and Report Card Night. We couldn’t do it without you!

PTO also thanks our generous sponsors Zov’s Restaurants and Teen Road to Safety Driving School.

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