Patriot Post

March 2022

Report Card Night

Thursday, March 24th, 5-7pm

3588 Bryan Avenue

Irvine, CA

Mark your calendars... We are currently preparing for our Spring Report Card Night which is set for March 24th. To be extra cautious and considerate of varying family health concerns, we are planning to hold the event outdoors. The event will run from 5:00 - 7:00 to ensure that we have enough daylight.

For those of you new to Beckman who have not experienced Report Card Night, the evening is simply a time to pick up 3rd Quarter Reports Cards and speak briefly to teachers in person about the marks your student receives. Keep in mind that the information on the report card is always available in Aeries and attendance is not mandatory.

Maps and additional information will be made available closer to the date of the event.

Teacher of the Year - Tracy Dawson

Beckman High School would like to recognize our Teacher of the Year for 2021-22… Ms. Tracy Dawson! Ms. Dawson has been a rock in our Science Department where she teaches countless hands-on activities in our Human Body Systems class. She works tirelessly to create meaningful and applicable lessons for her students to ensure that they are interested and learning at all times. Ms. Dawson is also our district Tech Task Force representative, leads our AVID team, AND has supported the revival of our HOSA club!

Congratulations Ms. Dawson… Beckman High School’s 2022 Teacher of the Year!”

The Eight: VAPA Students of the Month

In the month of March, we are honoring The Eight. These are students who have gone above and beyond in their respective fields of art. We could not be prouder of these young artists for their passion and dedication to their art. Camden Ho, Meena Senapathi, Brian Lee, Aditi Jain, Nick Kim, Yuriko Mikasa, Joanne Peng, and Evan Josten.

We would also like to acknowledge those who have made it as 2022 OC Artist of the Year Semi-Finalists! Camden Ho (Graphics), Meena Senapathi (Photo), Ryan McGarrity (Photo), Aditi Jain (Fine Art), Jakob Dubin (Film), Nickhil Nagpal (Film), and Brin Lee (Film). Congratulations Artists!

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Spring Sports

Our Spring Athletics programs are off and running. Below are a just few snapshots of our kids competing with more images to come in upcoming newsletters. This season we have Boys and Girls Track and Field, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys Golf, and Boys Volleyball all competing for a league title.

PTO Corner

Beckman PTO brings parents and teachers together to work actively for the benefit of every student. On behalf of our membership, PTO Co-Presidents Sandy Huebner-Chan and Eleni Karnowski recently presented Ms. Tracy Dawson a $1,000 check as Beckman’s 2022 Teacher of the Year photo. A special ‘thank you’ to our generous Patriot community for the opportunity to honor this deserving Patriot!

Involvement is critical to the success of our school. We encourage you to consider a PTO Board Position for the 2022-23 school year! Co-involvement with a partner is also welcome! If you are interested – or know of great candidates – please contact PTO Parliamentarian Cathy Quach at

Come learn more! Our next General PTO meeting is Wednesday, 3/24 @ 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

And check out the variety of informative webinars offered this month by our PTO Community Partner, Revolution Prep

Relay for Life Teacher Talent Show

On Friday, February 25th the Relay for Life Club held their annual Teacher Talent Show on the outdoor stage. Thanks to the participation of several teachers and students, the club raised over $1500 for their cause. Take a look at the video below to see one of the crowd favorites!

Recent Beckman Beat Episodes

Beckman Beat 2/9/22
Beckman Beat 2/23/22