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October 2017

College Day - October 11th

On October 11th, all high schools in the district will be participating in “College Day.” On this day, freshman and sophomore students at Beckman will be taking Practice PSAT while juniors will take the PSAT/National Merit Qualifying Scholarship Test. The Practice PSAT for 9th and 10th graders and the PSAT for juniors will be provided FREE OF CHARGE and there is no registration needed. Students in grades 9-11 should plan to bring their laptop/device to school on the 11th so they can participate in Digital Citizenship lessons after their testing is complete.

Seniors during these assessments will work with our counseling department and representatives from various college organizations selecting presentations geared towards assisting seniors through the college application process. All seniors will attend workshops designed to guide students through this important time and provide information pertaining to “life after high-school.”

We will be on a modified minimum day schedule. School will start at 7:45, will end at 12:45 and there will be NO ZERO period. Below is a schedule of workshops for seniors to reference and a link to the PSAT website.

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Counseling Newsletter

Here’s the link to our Counseling Corner newsletter for October. There is a section for each grade level with reminders and things to keep an eye on. Enjoy!

Beckman has 26 National Merit Semi-Finalists!!!

About 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This serves to screen program entrants, measuring critical reading ability, mathematics problem-solving ability, and writing ability, rather than existing knowledge. Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis, contingent on the total number of entrants and in proportion to each state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state’s senior students. Recently, the 2017-18 National Merit semifinalists were announced and Beckman had a whopping 26 national merit semi-finalists! Congratulations to: Pradyun Biswas, Angela Cai, Erik Chen, Brian Chu, Sara Du, Darren Gerchick, Patrick Hajali, SeEun Hyung, Lucas Kim, Erica Lee, Daniel Murray, Britney Nguyen, Jennifer Pan, Grace Park, Elaine Pham, Rajan Saini, Min Ji Seo, Marva Shi, Aditya Suresh, Orion Tang, Sarah Teng, Tuong Minh Tran, Tristan Weaver, Jason Wong, Ziyi Wu, Michelle Xu

Fall Sports in Action

Beckman Area Hockey

The varsity squad for the Beckman Ice Hockey Team won the Orange County Labor Day Tournament this weekend, besting 7 other high school teams to win the championship. The Patriots outscored their opponents by a margin of 26-7 during the 5 games they played, winning all five. The Patriots were led by team Captain Alex Altman, who finished second in scoring for the tournament, as well as Hayden Maxwell and Jonathan Jogiel who finished tied for third. The Patriots also received strong goaltending from Alexander Crail and Danny Tasigeorgos in winning the title. The Patriots will open the regular season this Saturday, September 9th at 3:10 p.m. at Anaheim Ice when they take on JSerra. Admission is free. Please come out and support the team.

Graphic Design Classes Add Laser Technology

Marquee Birthday Request

Click the link here to have your student's name on the marquee for their birthday! All proceeds benefit BHS Grad Night

CubeSat Update

The Irvine CubeSat Program was created in 2015 by Dr. Brent Freeze and Mr. Kain Sosa. This project's goal is to be the first American high school program to successfully launch a CubeSat, which is a box-shaped satellite with sides about 10 centimeters. Irvine01, the first satellite produced by the program, is finished and is set to launch from India this fall. In conjunction with the other Irvine High schools, Beckman is proud to be a part of this program. Beckman is responsible for avionics, the control center of the satellite. In addition to learning technical details, students learning invaluable lessons about important skills in communication and the inner workings of the aerospace industry. Irvine02 had its formal kickoff in early September, and Irvine03 is already underway; students are currently preparing to present to NASA in a design review mid-October.

Beckman Robotics Starts Strong!

The Beckman Robopatties competed in the Poway Robot Rodeo on Saturday, 9/9/2017. Our three teams ended up 2nd, 11th , and 15th out of 37 teams. Congratulations to Team 2496V's RJ, Ashwin, Devin, Alan, Jessica, John, Vananh, and Xuyang for winning the overall Excellence award at the event!

BTV Episode 1

BTV Episode 2

Homecoming 2017 Promos and Court