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March 2020

Beckman's Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Lisa Ng

Lisa Ng has been named Beckman High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2020. Mrs. Ng is a wonderful teacher and colleague and has gone above and beyond her agreed upon duties to take on extra responsibilities for the betterment of the entire Beckman population. Her commitment to the Kindness Campaign, AVID and now the STRIVE mentoring program illustrates how committed she is to making Beckman a better place for all. Mrs. Ng’s contribution to improving the lives of the entire Beckman Family makes her the ideal candidate to be our Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Ng, Beckman High School’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

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EdFund "Backyard Bash"

Saturday, March 7th, 9pm

39 Sunset Cove

Irvine, CA

Our Ed Fund Fundraiser is coming up soon! Please buy your tickets now - March 7th from 6-9pm. Join us for an evening of fun, getting to know some amazing Beckman parents, teachers, and administrators. Enjoy good food, good drinks, and great company, not to mention some wonderful silent auction items, while supporting academics at our school!

To purchase fully tax deductible tickets ($50 per person) please visit our website at:

We need your help! We are looking for donations for our silent auction. If you have any items to donate - gift cards, event and sports tickets, or bottles of wine, please email to arrange for drop off or pick up of donations.

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. Your commitment to helping the students in our community is sincerely appreciated.

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Holocaust Survivor Forum

Saturday, March 14th, 6:30pm

3588 Bryan Avenue

Irvine, CA

Past speaker/forum events on this topic have reached capacity quickly, so please plan to arrive early. Opportunities to hear from and interact with actual survivors of the Holocaust are becoming extremely rare. This “living history” event is intended for middle school, high school, and community audiences. Some material may be unsuitable for students under 6th Grade.

Please submit any questions you may have for Holocaust Survivors in advance by going to the following website:

Academic Decathalon

Our Academic Decathlon team just finished its first competition season. After two competition days, comprised of both subjective and objective tests, a minimum of four students placed in EVERY individual category. Beckman won third place for “super quiz” and won FIRST PLACE OVERALL in our division.

Congratulations to: Samantha Gomez (12), Alara Balasaygun (11), Eric Chen (11), Kevin Han (11), Megan Chen (who also won 9th overall for individual testing) (11), Jaya Athuluru (11), Ashlyn Huynh (11), Andy Carillo (9).

Dance Team Sweeps Regional Competition

The BHS Dance Team won 1st Place in all 7 of their team dances at the USA Regional Competition in Costa Mesa on Feb. 8. Congratulations to all dance team members for working together to outscore some very tough competition.

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Mock Trial Finishes Strong

This year Beckman's mock trial program had a near flawless winning record, going 7-0 through the JSerra Mock Trial and the Orange County CRF Mock Trial competitions and making it all the way to the elimination round. This is the farthest the team has gone in it's history at Beckman.

Lead by Co- Lead Council Ashley Cheveche, Aditya Aderwal and Bryan Choi, both the prosecution and defense teams competed against some of the best teams in the county in a thrilling murder trial pitting witness against witness. Chris Veitch, the team's teacher coach says that he is extremely proud of the team's accomplishments and is excited to be part of the future of Beckman Mock Trial.

Biggest Hawk Games Ever!

The Hawk Games is a day for Hillview High School students to give back to the community by working with special education students from around the district. Each Hillview student is "buddied" up with students from schools around the district for a morning of activities and friendship. This year saw more special education students participating than ever before. It is, by far, one of our students' favorite days of the year. Specil thanks to the teachers who helped organize this fun event and to our student who volunteered their time as well

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