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April, 2021

Graduation 2021 Update - NEW TIMES

Due to COVID protocols, Beckman High School is planning four smaller IN PERSON Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 26th at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Northrup Stadium. (Please note the new times based on new guidance received!)

Seniors are currently limited to 3 guests and will only be allowed to make a reservation for one ceremony. All 3 guests must arrive with the graduate 30 minutes prior to the start of their selected ceremony. The number of guests may increase depending on COVID related numbers and the guidelines that we must adhere to. Additional information will follow as it is available.

A Google registration sign-up form will be available in April. Please plan ahead as to which ceremony the graduate and guests will be attending. Make sure guests will be able to attend the chosen time prior to submitting your response. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. Please keep in mind your preferred time may fill up so it is advised to have a 2nd choice. Once 180 students per ceremony have been filled, that particular ceremony time will close. Once you have chosen a date, no changes will be made.

Advance notice will be sent BEFORE the form is sent. The form will be sent directly to Senior mytusd emails to prevent multiple entries and so that we are able to restrict submissions to Seniors at Beckman.

Spring Semester Finals Week Schedule

Finals week for the spring semester of 2021 is going to look very different from years passed. This year we have 2 major conflicts that we will be working around: Graduation on Wednesday the 26th and several AP tests scheduled throughout the week. All finals will still be remote unless a student requests an in-person seat in their teacher's class during the finals window. The schedule for the last two weeks of school is below along with the "bell schedule" for finals week. Click on the images below for a larger view!

Trying to Figure Out How to Get a COVID Vaccine?

One of our very own students has assisted several family members and decided to draft a document with step by step directions needed to make an appointment for a COVID vaccine. Take a look at the link below!

Congrats to Alyssa Fukumoto - 2021 OC Artist of the Year nominee

Alyssa has been part of the Beckman Paint and Drawing pathway for 4 year. During her time here, she has shown tremendous attention to detail when creating artwork. She gives her full effort in each project, no cutting of corners. Alyssa is receptive to feedback, while also being capable of defending her artwork. She is a creative problem solver who thinks outside the box and will go above and beyond the requirements of each project every time. Alyssa continues to allow her personality to shine through her artwork by experimenting with different mediums and concepts, allowing her artwork to grow and become stronger.

Here is a link to her website to review her work:

Medical Certificate Program Still Going Strong!

This school year, our Beckman Medical Certificate Program has provided 21 free events/seminars for students 100% on Zoom to learn more about careers in the medical field. For the past two Saturdays 3/27 and 4/3, 162 students in "Year 2" of the program had the opportunity to get personally mentored by any 3 mentors of their choice from a list of 29 Medical Professional Mentors provided. The event was a huge success because each student had 30 minutes in a small zoom breakout group to just ask questions (personal and professional) to each of their 3 mentors.

The MCP Program wants to give a BIG THANK YOU to ALL of the Beckman Parents who volunteered their time to serve our students during these two events AND to our amazing Beckman students who continue to put in the time to learn more about different opportunities available after they graduate high school. For more information, please either visit the MCP website , follow them on Instagram @BHS_MCP or email their Faculty Advisor Mr. Chow at

A First for Beckman Orchestra

First time in 17 years Beckman was able to present a concerto in its entirety, a rarity for a high school program. The concert also included Daniel Wachs from Chapman University, only the 2nd time in 17 years orchestra has been able to bring in a guest artist.

Take a look at (and listen to) the video below

210323 02 Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 1. Allegro

EdFund Update

Did you know there are easy ways of giving?! To continue in providing our kids the best towards their academics and extracurricular enrichment, you can donate without even thinking about it by shopping on Amazon!! Choose Beckman High School Education Fund with AmazonSmile! Each time you shop you can easily be giving back up to 0.5%. This can add up fast and the Ed Fund can continue to support amazing teachers and their programs, such as the Beckman Medical Certificate Program led by Mr. Chow. Please consider this easy way of giving as we prepare for the new school year!

PTO Corner

From summer planning through this unprecedented school year, we remain grateful for our amazing students; forward-thinking TUSD Superintendent and board; incredibly dedicated educators – and so many generous parents and caregivers.

You may notice colorful Beckman banners currently going up around the campus perimeter. PTO provided 100% of the funds (and unanimous support) for this project. We hope you’ll agree these welcoming, spirit banners celebrate our students, our staff and community spirit! If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at the images below!

PTO welcomes your involvement. Join us at our next PTO Meeting, Wednesday 4/21 @ 6:30 p.m. .As a member, you can make a difference! Whatever your comfort level, we invite you explore different options: taking a Board position for the 2021-22 school year, joining a committee or volunteering! Please contact Cathy Quach at for more information, or reach out to PTO at

How Executive Functioning Skills Improve Grades & Lower Stress

PTO has partnered with Revolution Prep to offer a FREE webinar on Executive Functioning. In this webinar you will learn about what Executive Functioning is and how it impacts your child's experience in school. Click the link below for more details.

Recent Beckman Beat Episodes

Beckman Beat 3/10/21