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November 2018

College and Career Fair

Monday, Nov. 5th, 6pm

1171 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA

The Tustin Unified School District is holding its 2018 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 5, 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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Counseling Newsletter

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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 20th 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.

Homecoming Festivities

At this year's "There's No Place Like Homecoming" dance, Beckman transformed into the land of Oz! During homecoming week, the halls of BHS were decorated with murals and paintings of the Emerald City, poppy fields, Munchkin land, and black-and-white Kansas. Beckman fought its way to victory at the Friday night homecoming football game against Esperanza High School, where students were treated to a halftime show featuring dances by ASB and Class Council, the crowning of Homecoming Queen, Bethany Nguyen, and a firework show to celebrate the festivities. At the homecoming dance on Saturday, Homecoming King Noah Kim was crowned, and students enjoyed a night of dancing to the DJ's music, socializing, and creating amazing memories.

College Day 2018

On Wednesday, October 11th Beckman High School held it's annual "College Day" in which students took part in activities that helped prepare them for the college application process. 9th and 10th graders took a practice version of the PSAT designed to give them exposure to the nationally recognized test. This activity also yielded data for students to use in the Naviance College Match program to begin the college research process. All 11th graders took the actual PSAT/NMSQT FREE OF CHARGE (normally $16), while seniors will took part in college workshops designed to assist with the application process. Workshop topics rangeed from Financial Aid, Common App Tips, App Completion Time, and more. In addition, all students took part in Digital Citizenship lessons designed to help students become safer and more responsible digital citizens!

AP Environmental Science Fieldtrip

AP Environmental Science students are studying our local watershed - every other week water testing in Peters Canyon Wash (in class field trip) and the input and output ponds at San Joaquin Marsh as this is the watershed the students live in, and it is the main supply of water for Upper Newport Bay. In class they have 'mapped the watershed' and the various wetlands habitats they will see there. The field trip in meant to solidify their connection to this watershed, and its environmental importance. The students had a land tour during which they saw and learned about the various wetlands habitats and their inhabitants and conducted an investigation into plant biodiversity. On the water tour they gained an understanding of the geology of the wetlands and more of the inhabitants as well as conduct water quality testing. Real field science to make what they are learning real to them. A special thank you to BHS EdFund for their funding of this field trip!

Dance Team Has a "Superior" Start

Dance Team started their season with a successful USA Dance Plus Camp experience; we were awarded the highest Superior award for our camp routine as well as a Sportsmanship award. They have had a lot of fun supporting the Beckman Football Team at home games! They performed during the quarter breaks and with the marching band at halftime. Dance team just joined together with the basketball team for their 2nd Annual Dancing with the Basketball Stars show. It was a fun show where the dancers got to work with some of the basketball players to recreate the Dancing with the Stars TV show. They are now focusing on competition season which begins in January and will be debuting their routines at their Winter Show on Friday, December 7th in the Beckman Gymnasium!

BHS Cheer Starts the Year Strong

The Beckman Cheerleaders have been working hard this summer preparing for the upcoming season. This past weekend the squad represented BHS at the annual Tustin Tiller Day Parade and they took home the first place trophy. The squad is getting ready for their competition season, and they hope to earn their 4th State Championship title. To keep up with the latest happenings with our cheerleaders, follow their official Instagram page: Beckman_Cheer and Facebook page: Beckman Cheer.

Club Rush

Every semester, Beckman ASB and the Inter-Club Council host a Club Rush in order to introduce the student body to our different clubs. The fall 2018 Club Rush took place on October 3rd, in which 97 different clubs were able to reach out and introduce themselves to our student body. This year we released interactive maps in order to assist the students in finding the right clubs to go out and sign up for. Clubs are an important part of Beckman as they motivate students to get more involved on campus, find friends with similar interests, and - in general - do some great things on and off campus.

Robotics Update

On Saturday October 20, 2018, our 2496N, 2496J, and 2496Y teams competed in the 9th Annual Chula Vista Robotics tournament. After Qualifications our teams ended up 6-0-1, 6-1, and 5-2 to be in the top 8 out of 39 teams! 2496J and 2496Y ended up being in the 2nd seeded alliance, while 2496N became the 7th seed alliance. 2496N ended up losing in the quarterfinals to our J/Y alliance. The Finals ended up coming down to MILLIMETERS in the last seconds, and the J/Y alliance won 17 to 16 to become Tournament Champions! 2496J also won the Amaze award, while 2496Y won the Excellence award. 2496Y also currently hold the #1 Skills score in the world with a total score of 34! Rankings are available HERE (make sure to click grade level High School)

BHS Medical Certificate Program

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Beckman's Medical Certificate Program was created four years ago to give students an introduction to the medical field and the unique opportunity to interact with health professionals. It is a free, optional 3 year sequential club/program that takes place on campus during school hours and awards students with certificates each year (if they meet all criteria) + a graduation award if students complete all 3 years. Last year, over 48 health care professionals came to Beckman and the program awarded 410 certificates to Beckman students. Any BHS student may join at any time. For more information about the program, please email Mr. Chow at or check out their website at

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