Report Card Night
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 5:30pm
College and Career Fair
Monday, Nov. 4th, 6pm
1171 El Camino Real
The Tustin Unified School District is holding its 2018 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 4, 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.
The last day for seniors to purchase a parking permit is October 18th at 3:00 pm. Currently, Juniors can fill out google form until October 24th by 3:00 pm. The link to the form is here. A lottery system will be utilized to determine which student will be eligible to purchase the unsold parking spaces. Winners of the lottery will be posted outside room 114 by 3:00 pm on October 25th. Winners will receive a parking form from Mr. Cooper in room 112. The form will need to be completed and permit will need to be purchased at the student store by November 1st at 3:00 pm. Any unclaimed spots will go back into the lottery for redistribution.
The fall 2019 Club Rush took place on September 26th. Over 100 clubs introduced themselves to our student body and recruited new members! Every semester, Beckman ASB and the Inter-Club Council host a Club Rush at lunch with music and booths for the groups on campus to reach out to our students. From clubs dedicated to arts, academics, athletics, lifestyle, philanthropy, and community service, there is something for everyone to take part in. 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 amazing things on and off-campus.
What Do Teachers Do During Late Start?
PTO recently surveyed Beckman parents to gain feedback on topics of importance… and we listened! As part of our initiative to Bring Community Together, PTO invites you to attend a series of parent-focused Wellness workshops. The first parent Workshop will take place on October 9th @ 6 p.m. at Beckman PAC; this evening is part of school-wide events for National Mental Health Awareness Week. Info is on the attached flyer.
Please also plan to join us on October 23rd @ 7 p.m. in PAC, as speaker Cindy Muchnick is “Navigating the Road to College” with us at our special PTO meeting PARENT presentation. Please sign up https://signup.com/go/DsjmEVr
Each fall, PTO’s annual Membership drive raises critical funds to support programs, events and resources that benefit all. Throughout October we’ll continue that momentum. Every donation counts. Join us! Simply visit https://www.beckmanpto1.com/join-pto-4
Over the past month, PTO has sponsored several student events – including the new student welcome lunch, and in conjunction with Beckman Counseling, the return of the Lunch & Learn student wellness workshops. PTO volunteers also helped on campus with the B Prepared workshops, Red Cross Blood Drive, Hearing & Vision test support, as well as assisting with Honor Roll recognition.
PTO extends a very special thank you to sponsors Zov’s Restaurants and Teen Road to Safety Driving School.
AP Test Order Form
This year there are several changes to the College Board’s process to order AP Exams that will be taken in May of 2020. Your students are getting registration information in their AP classes on how to sign up and pay for the AP Exam.
A few changes to highlight:
1. You must have your child sign up on the College Board website to indicate exams they are taking
2. You must have your child go to the TotalRegistration website to pay for the exam
3. Each exam is $105, students on free or reduced lunch can request a fee waiver for a reduced price (this will be done through the TotalRegistration website)
4. All exams must be ordered and paid for by NOVEMBER 1, 2019.
5. No refunds will be made after November 1, 2019
Please click this link and download the attached flyer for step by step directions on how to sign up and pay for exams.
Test Prep Resources
Shmoop online test preparation is excited to be partnering with Tustin USD for another great year! Resources are available for ACT, SAT, AP and the PSAT. Students login through Haiku and go to “apps” in the top right corner to locate the Shmoop link. Once logged in to Shmoop, use these direct links to quickly access just some of the premium resources:
Medical Certificate Program
Beckman's Medical Certificate Program was created five 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 50 health care professionals came to Beckman and the program awarded over 450 certificates to Beckman students. Any BHS student may join at any time. For more information about the program, please email Mr. Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website at www.tinyurl.com/BHSMCP
First Lunch and Learn of 2019 a Huge Hit
Beckman’s student Lunch & Learn series kicked off this month with 216 students in attendance for the 1st meeting! Beckman AP Biology teacher, Mr. Chow, offered tips for success on fighting procrastination in school and gave students practical steps on how to overcome laziness. Workshops are offered during student lunch on certain Tuesday's of the Month in the library.