Experience Innovation in Education

Week 6 - Spring Semester 2023/24

Principal's message:

Happy Friday Coyotes! It was a short but eventful week at The Park. We started off by welcoming the newest member of our PACK, Ms. Jessica Oyas. She is taking over the reigns as Principal's Secretary. So definitely make sure to say hi when you stop by the front office and give her a warm Coyote welcome.

Wednesday was Valentine's Day, which was celebrated around The Park with lots of red and pink, smiling teenagers, teddy bears, chocolates, and much more. Happiness was in the air. The Berg household celebrated with a family trip to the theater, where we took part in the opening night of the new musical The Wiz. We saw some amazing acting and vocal performances by some veteran as well as up and coming thespians.

On Thursday, Board Members, District office staff, BPHS staff, and students recognized our amazing Dance Director and Cheer Advisor Amanda Klaus as this year's District Teacher of the Year! It's an amazing recognition and so well deserved!

Throughout the week BPHS athletics continued its run through CIF, with not one, not two, but three teams, making it to the CIF Semifinals in their respective divisions. That's another first for the school and an amazing accomplishment for each of those programs. To top it off, we also had four wrestlers compete in CIF! We did have one program end their run, however, with girls water polo finally meeting their match. But boys soccer is playing tonight, and girls basketball is playing tomorrow night...both still with shot at making the finals next weekend.

Get up for it...and get your tickets now before it's sold out! Beauty and the Beast starts next week! It's going to be EPIC!

Lastly, we are entering the second three day weekend in a row, and we are all excited about the long weekend, but we should always reflect on exactly why we get the extra day off. 


This Monday we are observing President’s Day, and more specifically President George Washington’s birthday .  His actual birthday is February 22nd (1732), but we celebrate the federal holiday on the third Monday of the month.  Not only was President Washington our first president, but he also presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the Constitution and led the Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783.

Washington was widely admired for his strong leadership qualities and was unanimously elected president by the Electoral College in the first two national elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types.  Washington's incumbency established many precedents still in use today, such as the cabinet system, the inaugural address, and the title Mr. President.  He would have easily continued on as president and won a third term, but retired from office after two terms, establishing a tradition that later became the 22nd Amendment, limiting the president to two elected terms. He died December 14, 1799. 


A famous quote from Washington which we all can apply is:

Associate with men (people) of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

So this Monday, as we’re hopefully relaxing with our families and friends, take a moment to remember this great president, and we’ll see you back and rested next Tuesday.

Have a great weekend Coyotes!

Dr. Berg

Coyotes of Character

R.I.S.E. Up Spotlight of the Week

Service Before Self

It's the little things we do that can make a positive impact on others. We don't do good things to be recognized, but people recognize when we do good things.

Great job Coyotes of Character!

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team has exhibited a first class example of winning as they have moved through the end of league play and into the playoffs. They have shown grace with their competitors, and growth as both individuals and as a group. So much so, that a parent of one of the teams we beat in CIF wrote our principal to commend them on how they exhibited grace in victory.

Helen Ramos

Helen is kind and inclusive. She goes out of her way to ensure others don't get left out. She will give up working with a friend in class to work with someone who was not chosen by anyone else. (Ms. Salcido)

The Misadventures of Fernandean

For their continued heroism, Fernando and Dean were invited to the district board room to participate in a little SET for Success professional development. Being the dynamic duo that they are, of course they took the reigns to lead the development, taking the opportunity to build additional tandems around the district...because each campus in our district could use a dynamic duo like these juggernauts of justice. Not only did they bring their collective wisdom, but these two hard-hearted harbingers of haggis, also brought the delicious delicatessen, referenced in the coffee bar slam poetry session by Charlie Mackenzie. The haggis must have had an effect on our duo, because once consumed, they began imparting their brilliant medical expertise learned from none other than Doogie Howser, M.D. himself! The boardroom, however, was not equipped with a reflex hammer, so Fernando demonstrated on Dean using President Jeng's gavel. Knowing that humor helps learning, Fernando tried multiple times to find Dean's funny bone, not even realizing that all parts of the amazingly funny and all too well known "head, shoulders, knees, and toes" song was not a guide to finding the elusive funny bone and creating humor. But in the process, Fernando tapped Deans noggin a bit to hard during the demonstration and put him into a deep sleep. During this time, visions of sugar plums danced in Deans head, while a parade of pink elephants ate the imaginary sugar plums. This psychedelic montage from Dumbo did nothing to help our duo demonstrate their medical prowess to the rest of the attendees in the boardroom, but it did tap into some deep-seeded knowledge that Dean had suppressed from his childhood. When he came to, he began imparting a new wisdom: The Change-of-Variables Theorem for Double Integrals. I'm sure most of you know this one, but just in case, the change-of-variables theorem for double integrals is the following statement. f(F(u, v))| det DF(u, v)|dudv. The equality means that the left-hand integral exists if and only if the right-hand integral does and that, if so, the two integrals are equal. Such a simple concept that really personifies the relationship between our dynamic duo. Feeling like their work was done, our duo kicked up their feet (much like they did on Dr. Berg's desk just one week ago), and allowed the information on how to build dynamic duos on their campuses sink in with their colleagues.

Stay tuned for future adventures of Fernandean...

Principal Message (new)

Student Spotlight (new)

Coyotes of Character (new)

The Misadventures of Fernando and Dean (new)

Superintendent's Newsletter (new)

Quote of the week (new)

Photo of the week (new)

Dad Joke of the week (new)

ASB Forum (new)

Athletics Update (new)

Counselor Corner

Wellness Weekly

Guidance/College & Career Center updates

Misc information - Senior photo info


Superintendent's Newsletter

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Quote of the Week

Dad Joke of the Week

Dogs can't operate MRI machines...

But catscan :)

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!


Advanced Robotics & Mechatronics

Congratulations to these 2nd & 3rd year ARM students who successfully passed their SACA (Smart Automation Certification Alliance) exams earning them the Silver certification. Another big congrats to Taj and Michael for also passing the SACA C-216 Robot Systems Integration exam. Michael is now one certification away from earning two Specialist Certifications: the Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist and the Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist. Taj is standing next to our brand new FANUC 6-axis articulated robot, a true industrial robot on which our 3rd year students will conduct their SACA Gold certification hands-on assessment.

To our community, please help support our Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics program during our Spirit Night fundraiser. Present this flyer as you dine at Chick-fil-A at 8161 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park on Tuesday 2/20 and Thursday 2/22 from 5pm to 8pm, and help raise proceeds for BPHS ARM. We look forward to seeing you there.


Coyote Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts


Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Beat Los Osos on Saturday 71-56 in round 2 of the CIF playoffs. Then they followed that up with a thrilling victory over Fairmont Prep on Wednesday 62-56 in the Quarterfinals. They will now face off with Moreno Valley High school on Saturday 7pm for the Semi-Final game. The winner will play for the CIF championship!

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo finished off the season with a 23-7 record overall and 2nd place finish in league. Which ended in the Semifinals of CIF against Corona Centennial. They still might have a CIF state berth depending how things end of up in the CIF Finals. Their CIF run included wins against West Torrance, Fountain Valley, and Redondo Union. 

Swim Season has officially begun. Both boys and girls teams are ranked in the top 10 in Division 4. 

Boys Soccer

Congratulations to our Boy's Soccer team who defeated Thousand Oaks in PKs after a double over. They are currently playing in the CIF Semifinals tonight!


Coyote baseball went 2-0 to open up the first week of the 2024 season. The Coyotes Varsity team had given up a total of 3 hits in 14 innings and only 5 runs, while scoring a total of 17 runs. The Coyotes look to Saturday as they face the Savanna Rebels at 10am! #OurFamilyvsYourTeam #TheBoysinGresn


Cheer is headed to their final competition this weekend. They will be competing at the SHARP International Saturday at Ganesha HS. 


Stay tuned for next weeks amazing start to the softball season!

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

Happy New Year Coyotes!

As we step into a new year, it's natural to feel a mix of excitement and perhaps a bit of anxiety about what lies ahead. The beginning of a new year often comes with a sense of anticipation, goal-setting, and resolutions.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge any feelings of apprehension or stress that the new year might bring. Change, even when positive, can be challenging, and it's okay to experience a range of emotions as we navigate through this transition.

Remember that setting realistic and achievable goals is a great way to channel your energy and enthusiasm. Whether it's professional, health and wellness, or personal enrichment, setting small, attainable milestones can make a significant difference. It's not about making drastic changes overnight but rather about creating sustainable habits that contribute to your overall well-being. Please remember to always take care of yourself and thrive! If wellness is part of your plan I have attached a clickable link to CHOC's resources for healthy mental wellness.

I hope this email finds you well. As we approach the final stretch of the semester, I wanted to bring attention to the crucial aspect of self-care for our students, especially during the demanding period of finals.

The pressures associated with exams and deadlines can often lead to heightened stress levels among students. It is important for us, as educators, to emphasize the significance of self-care practices in supporting their overall well-being. When students prioritize self-care, they are better equipped to manage stress, enhance focus, and maintain a healthy balance between academic and personal responsibilities. I have included a fun activity that you can post in your Google Classroom or as a handout to practice some wellness activities. As always I am available for any students that may need additional support. Thank you!

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!
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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Respect ~ Integrity ~ Service ~ Excellence
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