Patriot Post

February 2020

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BHS Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Beckman High School is proud to present its fourth full length musical production, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast The production will be performed in the school’s Performing Arts Center on February 21, 22, 28 & 29; all performances at 7pm with a special matinees on Sundays, February 23 & March 1 at 2pm. Tickets are available at https://beckmanmusicals.wixsite.com/2020 at the door or at the Beckman HS box office; $15 general admission, $20 preferred seating, and $15 students with ASB. This performance is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International and through generous grants by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, Tustin Area Council for the Fine Arts, and the Beckman HS Ed Fund.

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Creativity at Beckman

As we move through the 2019-20 school year, our teachers continue to learn about and apply elements of Creativity in their day to day interactions with students. As a staff we recently had a guest speaker, Dr. Roland Betancourt, from UCI come talk to us about his new class “Disneyland: Art, Architecture, and Operation.” Our teachers learned about the origins of many of Disney’s creative ideas and how they are applied and manifest themselves today.

Dance Team Starts Strong

The Beckman Dance Team started their competition season on Saturday, January 25 in at the USA Regionals in Downey. This is the strongest start to a season yet. Beckman earned 1st place in Pom Dance and Large Dance, 2nd Place in Medium Jazz, Small Lyrical & Medium Dance, 3rd place in Medium Dance & Extra Small Dance. EVERY group dance qualified for Nationals Championship Competition.

Congratulations to Maliya Ninofranco our freshman soloist who won the solo competition, beating the best of the best and to Sarah Sanchez who took 4th place in the solo competition.

BHS Wrestling Brings Home the Title

The Beckman Patriots Varsity Wrestling team made school history by winning their first-ever League Championship this season! Led by senior captain Mohammad Mohseni, along with seniors Jake Bisgard, Michael Keyser, and Daniel Balderas, the Patriots went undefeated in their head-to-head meets against all the high schools in Irvine for the first time since the school and program were created in 2004. They are qualified for the CIF Team Duals competition which will take place on February 1st at Mayfair High School. In addition to being Team League Champions, the team crowned 10 individual CIF-qualifiers, including three individual League Champions: senior Mohammad Mohseni (2x League Champ), and juniors Colin McGough (2x League Champ) and Dylan Seeto.

Challenge Success and Wellness Fair

On Wednesday, January 29th, Margaret Dunlap from the Challenge Success program came to speak to our parents about balance, “fit” over rankings, and to give parents some strategies to help their children through the high school experience. There were also several vendors of wellness related services and products on hand to share their wares and information on their area of expertise. It was a great night and special thanks goes out to our PTO for their help in organizing the event.

PTO Corner

Find yourself gearing up for 6 more weeks of winter…or hoping for an early spring? Feeling Superbowl or Academy Awards fever? Whether your’re searching for shadows -- or routing for your favorites… it means February is here!

Parent Wellness Education continues with our next Parent Workshop on 2/12 @ 6 p.m. in the Beckman Commons. The topic is Parenting in today’s Society with Addiction to Substance Abuse and Technology. Don’t miss this important dialogue! Sign up now at http://bit.ly/2mEQ97X

Our PTO community also supports student wellness with February’s Lunch & Learns: The Gifts of Imperfection (Self-Reflection) on 2/11, followed by Tips for Success: Life Skills, on 2/25. We encourage you to discuss with your student. PTO will assist the BHS College & Career Center with their first ‘Career Chat’ on 2/24, centered on Health Sciences and Arts. Other categories are coming up! Please return your Career Interest form and share information about your career, too! http://bit.ly/2r6x6ps

We hope you’ll join us at February’s PTO meeting on Wednesday evening, 2/19. Nominations for PTO Board Positions 2020-21 are now open. If you’d like to learn more about roles and opportunities, please contact our Parliamentarian, Cathy Quach, at catquach@yahoo.com.

We extend a special thank you to PTO Volunteers for their unwavering support of our Patriot Community. In January, they assisted with Counselor Coffees, Lunch & Learns, and The Challenge Success Community Night. PTO also thanks our generous sponsors Zov’s Restaurants and Teen Road to Safety Driving School.

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