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January 2020

Challenge Success Guest Speaker

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 5:30-8pm

3588 Bryan Avenue

Irvine, CA

Come join us for food trucks, a wellness fair, and a keynote by Margaret Dunlap of Challenge Success.
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Mark Your Calendars... Graduation is May 28th

Thursday, May 28th, 6pm

1171 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA

IVC Honors Program Night

If you are not sure about college planning and want to educate yourself on some of the options out there, take a look at IVC's Honors program. Lots of benefits including: special transfer agreements with UCLA, UCI and 30 other colleges and priority registration. Details below.
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Grade Level Meetings and Counselor Coffees

At the beginning of every semester, Beckman holds meetings with students in every grade level to go share important information. The Spring Grade Level Meetings are used primarily for sharing course selection information for the following school year and for sharing other important reminders. While each grade meets with the administration, our counselors hold Counselor Coffees to go over the same material so that parents are aware of what information is being shared with their students. This year, our Spring Counselor Coffees will be on January 13th (9th grade), January 14th (10th grade), January 16th (11th grade) and January 17th (12th grade). All Counselor Coffees will be held in the Commons and will begin at 8:00 am.

Additional Graduation Tickets - FYI

This message is for planning purposes. Due to the size of the graduating class and the capacity restrictions at the stadium seniors will be receiving 5 graduation tickets. If you are in need of tickets beyond the five issued per student, we will share additional ticket distribution details at a later date.

Last Day to Request a Course Change

District policy states that students wishing to make a course change have until the fourth Friday of the semester to request the change. This year, the last date to make such a request falls on January 31st. Keep in mind that changes can only be made if space permits. Also, we will not grant teacher change requests. Students wishing to make a change will need to pick up an Add/Drop form in the counseling office

PTO Corner

Happy New Year! 2020 is here…and January is filled with helpful resources for you and your students. Get ready to mark your calendar!

Parent Wellness Education continues with grade-specific Counselor Coffees taking place 1/13 – 1/17. You’ll want to attend! We also invite you to join us for our PTO meeting on Wednesday evening, 1/15.

For students, the 1/21 Lunch & Learn addresses Goal Setting. Then on 1/25, our PTO partner Huntington Learning Center will offer small group SAT® Prep testing. Spots can be reserved at http://irvine.huntingtonhelps.com/practicetest/2940. Plus, a new program is being shaped by the BHS Career Center that allows YOU to share career experiences directly with students! Look for more details about the “Meet the Professionals” career insights series.

We also have a fantastic January event planned for families, parents and students…Orchard Hills and Beckman PTOs will host a special evening in the Beckman Gym on 1/29. Our Challenge Success Community Night will include presentations, wellness booths and food trucks. Guest speakers include Challenge Success’ School Program Director, Margaret Dunlap. Circle the date, and check out the flyer.

PTO also thanks our generous sponsors Zov’s Restaurants and Teen Road to Safety Driving School.

Robotics Heating Up

On Saturday, December 7th, four of our Beckman Robotics teams competed in the TUSD VEX Robotics tournament (the other 2 volunteered to help with the event). 36 teams participated in the event and after the qualification rounds, three of the beckman teams ended up in the top six, with 2496X going undefeated. As the #1 seed, the X team ended up winning the tournament while the N team won the overall excellence award. This means all 6 of our teams are now qualified for state! Along with that, our J team were Skills Champions and reclaim the #1 ranking in California.

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