Experience Innovation in Education

Week 5 - Fall Semester 2023/24

Principal's message:

Happy Friday Coyotes! Coming off of a wonderful Homecoming Weekend, it was nice to see all those families who came to Back to School Night Wednesday. Big thanks to our Board President Ms. Fawley and Board Member Ms. Klatzker for joining us, as well as our Asst. Superintendent Dr. Kaufman and the rest of her team of Directors and Coordinators from the Ed. Services department at the District Office. We had a packed house in the PAC to kick off the evening and an enjoyable night visiting classrooms!

Tuesday evening I was able to recognize members of our award winning Agriscience Program for their performance this summer at the OC Fair. One of our teachers (and former BPHS graduate) Ms. Cortez brought back the Turkey Project as part of a student's hands-on experience in the program. Well...not only did the program flourish, but two students earned the top two positions at the fair: Supreme Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion! Congratulation to Ms. Cortez, Scarlett Sanchez, and Mercedes Martell.

It is also Suicide Prevention Month. Thursday, many students participated in activities that raised awareness on a topic that can be uncomfortable for many to discuss: suicide. While it can be an uncomfortable subject, it is crucial that we actively engage in conversations about it rather than avoid the topic altogether. By raising awareness and fostering open dialogue, we can make a significant difference in preventing suicide and supporting those who are struggling. Thank you Mr. Nova (BPs Mental Health Specialist), and see his section below for more information

Today we held our first Food Fest of the year, to everyone's delight!

Just a heads up: Next Monday, the west side parking lot will be closed for the next few weeks due to construction. Plan accordingly in the mornings and afternoons as there will be more cars in the main lot.

Lastly, this morning I got to watch my daughter give her speech as she ran for for 6th grade class president; she spent time this week campaigning for class office in her elementary school. Well...I am proud to announce that this afternoon I learned I am not just a principal, but a First Father :) haha.

She is now President of El Portal Elementary School. Proud Papa moment that I wanted to share. So cute! :)

I hope you all have a nice relaxing weekend.

Dr. Berg

Student Spotlight of the Week

Jayden Moore

Throughout the first four games of the season, our Coyote Football team has already matched their win total from last year...a great start to the season. There is one Coyote who deserves some individual recognition for his hot start to the season: Jayden Moore. Known as J2, not only is he a highly recruited player who should be playing on Saturdays next year, but his performance on Friday nights so far has placed him among the County leaders in rushing, total yards from scrimmage, and overall touchdowns. In four games so far, he has rushed for 544 yards on only 50 carries, caught 17 passes for 183 yards, and has 13 total touchdowns (9 rushing, 3 receiving, and 1 passing). But most impressive was his determination to fight through injury last week as he was in very limited action throughout the game, came off the bench to help the team rally in the 4th quarter and overtime, scoring the game winning touchdown and two point conversion to get the "W!" Great job Jayden! Keep up the hard work on and off the field...the sky's the limit!

Staff Spotlight of the Week

Scot Worrell and Paulina Cortez

Congratulations to our award winning Agriscience department and two of our amazing teachers who were recognized on Thursday, September 14th in front of agriculture teachers from all across Southern California who gathered for the Annual Southern Region California Agriculture Teachers Association Banquet Individuals and programs were recognized for their service and dedication to Agriculture Education.

Congratulations to Scott Worrell and Paulina Cortez!

Scot Worrell - Buena Park High School

Orange County Plant & Soil Science Teacher of the Year

Southern California Plant & Soil Science Teacher of the Year

Orange County 20+ Agriculture Teacher of the Year

Southern California 20+ Agriculture Teacher of the Year

Paulina Cortez - Buena Park High School

Orange County Ornamental Horticulture Teacher of the Year

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Superintendent's Newsletter

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Superintendent's Newsletter

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Photo(s) of the Week

A Game to Remember

The Coyotes FB team won their third game in a row, in overtime, in front of a packed crowd, on Homecoming weekend! What a night!

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Quote of the Week

Dad Joke of the Week

The waiter asked if I wanted a box for my leftovers, but I told him I’m not into fighting.

Trivia question of the week winners

We have some winners from the past weeks questions! Congratulations to:

Week 4 Izeah Reyes with the answers for the two QBs with four superbowl rings:- "Joe Montana 49ers (1982, 83, 85, 90) and Terry Bradshaw Steelers (1975, 76, 79, 80) "

Week 3 - Jasper Elis with the answer of "The three highest grossing movies of all time are 1. Avatar, which made $2.92 billion worldwide, 2. Avengers: Endgame, which made $2.79 billion worldwide, and 3. Avatar: The Way of Water, which made $2.31 billion worldwide. "

Week 1 - Lilian PadilIa - With the answer of "West Rd and it’s a classic rock band and the drummer is Sonje Berg."

I let Ms. Lugo know...so go get your swag!

Also, congratulations to Nolina Beauchamp and Shant Arslanian for being the first staff members to get the past trivia questions correct!

ASB Forum

HEY COYOTES! This is your ASB executive president Joshua Labrador! Don't forget to follow our ASB Instagram and TikTok @buenapark_asb for all the updates, spirit days, events, and info you need on everything going on! Last Saturday, September 9th was our Homecoming Dance! Hope everyone who attended had lots of fun at our Gala of the Gods!

This week is National Suicide Prevention week! Hope you all dressed out in blue and purple and participated in the activities on Thursday!

Today was our very first FOOD FEST of the year! Hope all of our participating clubs and organizations fundraised lots of money and hope everyone who bought some food enjoyed it!

Coming soon...


Congratulations to our players of the week from last week


Football took their winning streak to three games with an epic overtime win last Friday night during the Homecoming Game. They are now 3-1 going into the bye week this weekend. They will strap it back up next Friday against Magnolia HS at Western Field


The girls volleyball program had a great start to season this week against two tough teams, LHHS and SHS. Varsity was led by setter Merari Rebollar, player of the week, who came away with double digit assists in both games. Against La Habra, Kaylaa Huyn had four big kills, while middles Angela Guzman and Liana Duran had several huge blocks. Libero Catelyn Ortiz had some huge digs against Sonora, accumulating 17 passes to target and keeping the ball alive during some tough rallies. Liana Duran also had 5 solo blocks and Angela Guzman had 5 kills. 

The coyotes go into their second week of season expecting to keep improving before their tournament next Saturday at Oxford Academy HS.

Girls Tennis

Girls Varsity Tennis has been working towards getting another W during pre-season. Players of the Week Ana Galvez and Natalie Arellano won 6-3 on their match against Kennedy. Co-Captain Alexia Saldivar won 6-4 on her match against Kennedy. Guadalupe Gil and Jolette Santiago both won 2 out of their 3 matches against Kennedy. 

Boys Water Polo

Boys Water Polo have the Thrills in Hills Tournament this weekend. They will take on Glendale 4PM and Tesoro 8PM both games will be played at Alta Loma High School. Saturday games will be determined based on if they win or lose.

Boys and Girls Cross Country

We had great practice this week and are excited for the race tonight. Cross country heads to the Woodbridge tournament tonight.

Girls Golf

Girls Golfers began league matches this week against La Habra at the tough Westridge Golf Club and Sonora at our home course La Mirada. Freshman Olivia Cervantes Mendez posted the low Coyote rounds in both matches. The first-time golfers continue to progress through their consistent practice and strong mental fortitude.

Trivia question of the week

As you saw earlier in the newsletter, my daughter became class president of her elementary school. Next year, 2024, will be the next presidential election in the United States. There will be many candidates on the ballot, one of which is a previous president who is running for a "non-consecutive" second term. As you may know, a president of the United States may only hold two, four year terms as president. There are many presidents who have held two consecutive terms as president, but only one time in our history has a president held two, non-consecutive terms. Who was it and when did he serve?

Be the first to email Dr. Berg your response (sberg@fjuhsd.org) to win some BP Swag.

Ms. Mansour - Ms. Herreros - Ms. Gallego - Ms. Curtis

Coyote Corner
"Support is just around the corner"
Buena Park High School values all student’s social-emotional health, and we have developed a center that houses resources to support students throughout the day. Students who need a safe place to cope with anxiety, stress or need someone to talk to can visit our COYOTE CORNER (Room 27) at the front of the school. The Corner is open before and after school, during lunch and breaks, by appointment with a therapist, or with a pass from a teacher or administrator. Please stop in and visit and know that "Support is just around the CORNER."

Weekly Wellness Reminder

This week's wellness reminder was inspired by our school communities In Class/On-Time campaign. After seeing our improved attendance numbers I was reminded of how often we don't shine a spotlight on the little accomplishments you all contribute to. In our journey towards achieving our big goals, it's easy to overlook the small victories that pave the way. But let's take a moment to remember that these little triumphs are the building blocks of our success, and they deserve to be celebrated with just as much fervor.

I want to encourage all of us to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate these little achievements. Let's pat ourselves on the back for the progress we've made, no matter how small it may seem. Celebrating these moments not only boosts our confidence but also fosters a culture of positivity and encouragement within our community. To kick off this celebration of the little wins, I invite each of you to share one recent accomplishment that brought a smile to your face.

We want YOU to be part of our BPHS PTSA! Be in the know of everything BPHS...Help plan some special functions like Grad Nite...Students who are members of PTSA qualify for special scholarships in the spring of their senior year!
It's a great way to be involved!
UPCOMING EVENTS - See what's happening this month
Students...do you know your SLOs

Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of SLOs are to increased student awareness of their own learning

Explicitly-stated learning goals give students a way to think and talk about what they have learned. They make it easier for students to “know what they know” and give students a language to communicate what they know to others. Such awareness is considered central to learning that lasts.
Have a Great Week Coyotes!
It's a Great Time to be a Coyote!
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