Patriot Post

October 2018

Report Card Night

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 5:30pm

3588 Bryan

Irvine, CA

Report Card Night for 1st quarter will be held on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Beckman gym. You may pick up report cards beginning at 5:00pm at the attendance windows. Report cards will be given only to parents or guardians. Doors to the gym will open at 5:30pm. Please keep your meetings with teachers to about 3 minutes, especially if there is a line of parents waiting. If you need additional time, teachers can schedule a meeting with you.

College and Career Fair

Monday, Nov. 5th, 6pm

1171 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA

Congrats to Beckman's 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists

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Pictured above: Egan Bosch, Noelle Chow, Nicolas Garcia, John Heo, Seung Hyun Hwang, Hyunwoo Kang, Joshua Lee, Aimee Liang, Christopher Muller, Nari Ok, Hyoungjin Park, Alexander Schweich, Mabel Tang, Samantha Vi Tang. (Not pictured: Shira Silver, Connor Teft)

Homecoming Festivities

College Day is October 10th!

On Wednesday, October 11th Beckman High School will be holding it's annual "College Day" in which students take part in activities that help prepare them for the college application process. 9th and 10th graders will take a practice version of the PSAT designed to give them exposure to the nationally recognized test. This will also yield data for students to use in the Naviance College Match program to begin the college research process. All 11th graders will take the actual PSAT/NMSQT FREE OF CHARGE (normally $16), while seniors will take part in college workshops designed to assist with the application process. Workshop topics range from Financial Aid, Common App Tips, App Completion Time, NCAA Clearance, and more (schedule of workshops below). We will be on a modified minimum day schedule and students will be released at 12:45pm. In addition, all students will take part in Digital Citizenship lessons designed to help students become safer and more responsible digital citizens!
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Tyler Durman Speaks to Kids AND Parents

On Tuesday, September 11th, Tyler Durman came back to bring a positive message to our kids. Students laughed and learned and enjoyed the time. Later that night roughly 350 parents spent 90 minutes listening to Tyler speak about how to communicate with our kids and what kids need in these formative years. Comments from parents were extremely positive. Thank you to all who attended!

Beckman HS Hosts First Official VEX Robotics Tournament

On Saturday, September 15, Beckman Robotics hosted teams from around Southern California to compete in their first official tournament. The only TUSD Robotics teams that participated in this tournament were Foothill Knight TIme Bots Teams A, B, and X. The students from all five of the Beckman Robotics teams performed the volunteer duties including setup, judging, refereeing, running the tournament manager software, and much more. The tournament ran smoothly and the referees made fair and consistent rulings. This fundraising event will help purchase equipment and cover travel expenses for Beckman's robotics teams this year.

Counseling Newsletter

The counseling newsletter can be found here. Highlights for this month include the TUSD College Fair and our own College Day on October 10th.

Fall Sports

Beckman Debate Team Awards

Four Beckman Debate Team members competed at the Jack Howe Memorial Debate tournament this past weekend in Lincoln-Douglas debate against hundreds of other debaters in the nation. Kenichi Matsuo, a senior, had a win-loss record of 5-1 in the Varsity Tournament of Champions division, beating his opponent on a 3-0 decision in the double-Octafinal round and nearly winning his Octafinal round. April Wang, a junior, competed in Varsity division, undefeated into her Quarterfinal round, while Bryan Choi, a junior, had a record of 4-2 and was walked over by April in the Octafinal round. Junior Lucy Jiwu had a record of 2-3 at her first varsity tournament, nearly qualifying for elimination rounds. The team has been growing quickly since it was first founded in 2013 with over thirty new members learning and applying skills in politics, critical thinking, philosophy, and much more!

This Week is Mental Health Week

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Recent BTV Episodes

https://youtu.be/ZvW9vGj1rE8
https://youtu.be/kP80cmJ8rQE

No student will be denied the right to participate in curricular or co-curricular activities due to a lack of ability to contribute a donation. Please do not opt out of these activities because you are concerned about costs.