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October 2019

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Report Card Night

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 5:30pm

3588 Bryan

Irvine, CA

Report Card Night for 1st quarter will be held on Wednesday, October 16th 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 who selected the PAPER OPTION when completing the data confirmation process over the summer Those who opted our of the paper report cards can print the report cards directly from Aeries (Student Info --> Grades). 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. 4th, 6pm

1171 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA

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.

Parking Permits

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.

Club Rush!!!

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?

With the move to Late Starts every Wednesday, our teachers are able to collaborate more often, improve the level of consistency across courses, and create new and exciting experiences for our students. This year we have teams of teachers working on things like: Authentic Assessments, Incorporating Diverse Texts, Kinetic Learning Activities, Escape Room Style Activities, and even a Ted Talk type event for students who are learning English.

PTO Corner

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

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

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:

ACT Test Prep

SAT Test Prep

AP Test Prep

PSAT Test Prep

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 or check out their website at

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.

No Fees for Participation in Activities

Please note that no student will be denied the right to participate in activities such as athletics, music, band, etc. due to a lack of ability to pay a fee. Please do not opt out of such activities because you are concerned about this. For more information please visit our district website here.

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