Screenagers Showing at Beckman. 5/14 - 6:30 in the PAC
In SCREENAGERS, Physician and Filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
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Garden of Goodies
Beckman High School has established an inclusive garden over the past three years that helps students to see firsthand the development and science of various plants and crops. The garden was initially started as a collaboration with the school's Science Department as a way to bridge the gap between Special Education and General Education within the realm of science. The garden has since flourished into a fully functioning and student-run garden that allows not only all students to study science-related topics, but to also develop meaningful life skills. Students in the Autism Program practice their pre-vocational skills in helping with all elements of maintaining the garden such as planting, watering, pruning, weeding, and the harvesting of many different year-round and seasonal crops. The students then apply what they have learned and physically grown into a hands-on weekly cooking curriculum where they use what they have grown into simple recipes. Currently, the students are growing swiss chard, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, acorn squash, chives, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, and various seasonal flowers.
Parking Permit Procedures for 2018-19
Parking Permits for the 2018-19 School Year will be on sale May 2nd at the student store (Late Start). They will be sold from 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Due to the size of our current class of juniors and parking lot limitations, we are only able to sell permits to current juniors (members of the class of 2019). Permits will be sold on a first come first served basis. Student must have a current driver’s license and a completed parking permit application. Spaces that remain available after May 2nd will be sold at Senior Registration on Jul 31st.
FCA Dodgeball Tournament
Environmental Science Visits OC Sanitation Water Treatment Plant
Students in AP Environmental Science Toured the OC Sanitation District’s Water Treatment plant in Fountain Valley. They learned how waste water is cleaned and recycled into the ground water table or out to the ocean, and recovered solids are processed for soil amendments. Understanding these processes is important for the AP test, but it is also excellent exposure to important applied science and engineering careers that provide an essential service to the community and ecology of our area.
2018 Classified Employee of the Year is Mrs. Primrose
Trisha has been in TUSD for 18 years. She currently serves as a para-educator in our Special Education department. She provides extra support and facilitates academics in the special education and general education classrooms. Trisha also encourages positive communication as a tool to enhance students’ learning and self-esteem. “Trisha is the kind of para-educator every teacher would love to have in their classroom, if something needs to be done she will take care of it without being asked. Her dependability, warm personality and great rapport with students are all part of her strengths.”
Congratulations to Mrs. Trisha Primrose!
Lunch and Learn Workshop on Time Management
On Wednesday, April 3rd students attended our first Lunch & Learn time management workshop and seemed very engaged in the presentation. They were able to learn how to use an agenda and schedule their activities in order to balance their schoolwork, extracurricular activities and personal time. Various students comments showed that they really enjoyed the presentation and could use the information in order to benefit them.
Financial Literacy at Beckman
Did you know the average 18-25 year old spends...
$10/ month on video games,
$200/ month eating at restaurants, and
$80/ month on clothing!
Many of Beckman's seniors have participated in a 6-week, extracurricular Financial Literacy unit during their CP Economics course this year. Made possible by generous volunteer hours of Dane Fahey and Financial Advisors Network, students are led through a “real world” preview of the next 4-6 years of life. Students create their own comprehensive budget including home expenses, transportation expenses, personal and entertainment expenses, insurance expenses, and books and tuition for their chosen 2- or 4-year college. Students search the Internet for scholarships, internships and jobs to help pay for these expenses, and then explore student loan options to cover their deficit. Calculations are made to understand the relationship between loan terms, monthly payments and total interest paid. To conclude the project, students explore retirement savings accounts (Roth IRA), the stock market, the time value of money, and the power of compound interest.
Robotics at VEX World Championships
Beckman Robopatties just finished competing VEX Worlds better than we've ever done!
Congrats to 2496V For finishing 7-3 in their Division and winning the BUILD Award, out first Worlds Award ever! Congrats to 2496Y For finishing with an impressive 9-1 record! This placed them #5 in their division!
Medical Certificate Program - Year 2
In Year 2 of the Medical Certificate Program, students are given the opportunity to choose any two medical specialties they are interested in and be paired with a mentor to talk to in each field. On Saturday, April 7th, we had 19 Doctors/Medical professionals and over 120+ students participate in our annual Mentorship Day at Beckman High School. Students came prepared with questions and had conversations in small groups with their mentors. For more information, please contact Mr. Chow.