Here is a list of major leadership events to take place in the 2017-18 school year. We are excited about the potential to continue building positive school culture at Berkeley High and look forward to providing activities that appeal to all students.
Please check out the LEADERSHIP! calendar on this page for the most up to date schedule of events and activities. Just a reminder, these events are tentative and subject to change.
Summer & Registration Week
Promote & Sell ASB Stickers (ASB Pres/VP helps choose the design for the included shirt)
Promote & Sell FanCloth Jacket Gear (Mr. V works on the items included)
Promote & Sell Spirit Packs by ASB Leadership (includes shirt, cinch bag, lanyard, pen, etc…Items still pending)
21 – 25 Registration Info http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/parents/information-for-prospective-families/
21 Senior Registration
22 Junior Registration
23 Sophomore Registration
24 Freshman Registration Last Names A – K
24 Make-Up Registration Session
25 Freshman Registration Last Names L – Z
25 First Home Football Games
29 First Day of School
31 Club Rush – lunchtime only. Clubs set up tables to promote their club.
14 Welcome Back Assembly split 2nd or 3rd period (Goals & events, community building, Behavior, expectations, paperwork, etc.)
16 Overnight ASB Leadership retreat (Point Pinole Regional Park)
18-22 Welcome Week activities (lunch time, school clean up, and open mic on Friday, etc.)
20 Fall Club Fair 1st-3rd Period. Clubs and community organizations recruit new members and promote their causes.
22 Senior Sunrise. This is when ‘18 Spell-Out takes place.
25 Freshman Leadership Applications Due
28 ASB Speaker Series: Homelessness in Berkeley 2nd/3rd period. Still pending.
28 Back to School Night
4 Red Cross Blood Drive #1. Students sign up for appointments.
7 Homecoming Dance (tentative planned for Jacket Gym)
13 Show of Unity (6th period assembly)
16-20 Unity Week (lunchtime activities and food drive)
TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 1st Quarter
14 Cultural Club Fair 3rd period – lunch
16 “World/Culture” Show (still pending)
29 Red Cross Blood Drive #2. Students sign up for appointments.
8-9 Holiday Meal 2017
Early December Holiday Grams hosted by ASB Leadership
TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 1st Semester
27 Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by parents, leadership, Achievers Inc.
2 Winter Dance in Jacket Gym still pending.
5-9 Spring Spirit Week aka Jacket Pride Week
8 Open House (format may change. Details in the fall)
9 Spring Spirit Assembly (Course Selection, Arts Showcase, community building)
15 Elected Leadership Applications Due
15 Red Cross Blood Drive #3 (last date!)
12 – 23 Talent Show Auditions
27 Senior Meeting for grad/prom info. All seniors from BHS, ISP, BTA with their teachers during 6th period, most likely during the first half only.
Early February Valentine Grams hosted by ASB Sophomore Class Leadership
6 Election Convention 1st – 3rd period. For students running for an elected position and delegates representing 9th-11th grade social studies classrooms.
15 Academic Achievement Awards 3rd period. By invitation only.
16 Talent Show
20-22 ASB Voting. All 9th-11th grade students in their 2nd period classrooms.
TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 3rd Quarter
21 Prom at SF Galeria
24 Appointed Leadership Applications Due
1 – 4 and 8 Graduation Performer Auditions.
19 or 25 or other date. BHS Carnival (a way to celebrate end of testing season and the end of the school year) Still pending.
TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 2nd Semester.
4-8 Locker Clean-Out & School Supplies Recycling in C-Gallery
15 Class of 2018 Graduation
Events not listed, but planned:
ASB Speaker Series. ASB Leadership would like to continue the speaker series into the upcoming school year with student clubs getting a chance to create their presentation and choose their own speakers. If this is not possible again, we will attempt to host a spring “symposium” of speakers around a topic of significance and high relevancy. If you are a sponsor of student club and would like to host a speaker series, please contact Mr. V.
Intramurals at Lunchtime hosted by ASB Leadership on Wednesday. We are planning to host regular intramural activities at lunch for 4 weeks at a time rotating between basketball, soccer, maybe volleyball or board games or other activity. If staff are interested in supporting this activity, contact Mr. V.
Assemblies/School Day events. ASB Leadership is assisting with a large school assembly in each of the first three months and one more in the spring. It is our belief that these events will build a student’s sense of belonging and connection to BHS. We recognize the potential for lost instructional time, but are hoping that advanced notice and split-period bell schedules will alleviate worries. Our time together as a large school is precious and significant, so we will treat it as such, knowing that staff may be making compromises on their plans.
In addition to the large school assemblies, we will host events that take students away from instructional time. For almost all events, ASB Leadership will provide a field trip permission slip that must be signed before students have period absences cleared with the attendance office. If you believe that a student has abused their privilege to participate in these events, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. V.
Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Discrimination based on protected class includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and bullying. All inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD’s nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints should contact:
Director of Student Services and Title IX Coordinator
2020 Bonar Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Inquiries may also be referred to the:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339