Week of January 18th Student Bulletin: PTSA, No Vaping tips, BioTech Talk, Black History Month Jacket Issue + more

Student Bulletin Video

https://youtu.be/_uQjYfpS9BA



BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN
2020-2021 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities


Week of January 18th
 
Invited to join a BHS Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting
Happy New Year Berkeley High!!!
Join the PTSA for a Distance Learning Discussion Night on January 19th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom. This is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to voice thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding the impact of distance learning.
Please complete this questionnaire on how distance learning has impacted you:
PTSA General Meeting Zoom Info (same link for every meeting):
Meeting ID: 817 6039 1128
Passcode: 324368
This year we really want to encourage more students and faculty to join us for these meetings.
The PTSA meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.Save these dates of future PTSA meetings:
Feb 16, 2021 06:30 PM
Mar 16, 2021 06:30 PM
Apr 20, 2021 06:30 PM
May 18, 2021 06:30 PM
Instagram: @ptsa.bhs

MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities
Contact emikorohn@students.berkeley.net



Biotech Partners Academy Calling Out All BHS Sophomores!
The Academic Choice Leadership Club (ACLC) is inviting all sophomores who are interested in learning about the Biotech Partners Academy and its coursework at BHS.
The Biotech Program is a two-year course where students can receive one-on-one tutoring, a paid summer internship in between their junior and senior year, and the opportunity to apply for an after high school program in the Biotechnology field.
Interested in finding out more?

Come join us and meet Ms.Cruz on Thursday, January 21st at lunch (11:30am – 12:10pm) to learn more about the program! She is the BHS Biotech Program Coordinator who will answer your questions!
Let us know you’re coming by signing up here!

For updates leading up to the meeting, follow @ac.leadership on Instagram.
Submitted by Desiree Solis
 
Are you tired of vaping and want to quit? You can get help by going to novapes.org. Once you’re there, you’ll find a hotline and an app that can help you to stick to your decision. You can also text “quit vaping” or “no vapear” to 66819 to receive texts that are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You’ve only failed once you stop trying!

Submitted by davidluu@berkeley.net
 
My name is Samuel Alber and I’m a student at UC Berkeley. My colleague Tavisha Thapar and I are creating a panel event called SCOPE, which aims to help high school students discover their academic interests and spark their curiosities. It is often difficult for high school students to gauge what they’re interested in since there are too many fields and subfields for high school to cover in-depth. We hope to mitigate that by providing a place for students to listen to a panel of leading experts from a variety of fields. The event will be on Saturday, February 6th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. over Zoom. Each professor will give a quick presentation on their research and then take questions from the audience. Our panel will consist of professors Robert Tjian (Biochemistry), Josh Bloom (Astrophysics), David Card (Economics), Karina Palau (Comparative Literature), and Jill Berrick (Social Welfare).  Would it be possible for Berkeley High School to publicize this event to its students? We have attached a flyer to this email. The link for sign-ups is tinyurl.com/SCOPE-signup
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you,
Samuel Alber
 
The Jacket Newspaper is currently accepting submissions for its Black History Month issue. 
We encourage all writers, poets, illustrators, photographers, designers, and artists to submit to the Jacket by February 10th at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net! Submissions may be of any form, including photos, visual art, poetry, audios, etc.
&&&
Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about.
Applications can be found online at berkeleyhighjacket.com/apply

Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net by JANUARY 22, 2021.
Instagram: @bhsjacket

Join the BHS Sunrise Hub
Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.
For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form

Email us if you have questions!

sunriseberkeleyhigh@gmail.com
Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high

Read the Latest Issue of the Redwood Literary Magazine
Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its latest issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Interested in writing for Redwood? Our next meeting for new members is on Friday, January 22. Please email redwoodberkeleyhigh@gmail.com for more information.




SATISFY YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WHILE HELPING BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:

1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is
HERE and we have several orientations in January.

2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities.

Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.
We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.

Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net 
College & Career Center Updates FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS:
FAFSA: Due 3/2/2021: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Gather financial documents like IIRS statements from 2019,  W2, bank statements, and SSN.Make a FSA ID for you and a parent. Contact your college counselor if you need help to complete the application.
CA Dream Act Application: Due 3/2/2021https://dream.csac.ca.gov/browserdetection.aspx

CSS (for some private schools through CollegeBoard): Due dates vary by collegehttps://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/  You can waive the submitting fee if you had SAT waiver, or application waiver, or free lunch program.

MONEY MONDAYS: Get help with all financial aid matters from Ms. Julia Maciel every Monday afternoon from 2:30-3:30pm. Join at tinyurl.com/bhsmoneymonEmail Ms. Maciel with questions at juliamaciel@berkeley.edu or juliamaciel@berkeley.net

COLLEGE PORTALS: This is how the college will communicate with you!Create student portals with usernames and passwords to check your applicationstatus for all schools you applied to.To help keep track, use this cool planning too

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarship List  (many applications are not updated yet but check websites and plan ahead) 

2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 
2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here

Resources* for Processing the Violence & NewsThe easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:
Youth Speaks Writing Workshops“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.
Greater Good Science Center Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 
Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. CapitolThis is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available
Envolve – Activities for this momentScott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 
*Have a resource to share?
Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to the Leadership website.


Go virtual with a BHS Student Club
The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List

If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin

About
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net510.644.8990
Go Jackets!Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
Submit a Bulletin
Follow @juicethejackets
Current List of Student ClubsNotification of Non-Discrimination PolicyThe Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Student Bulletin Week of January 11 part 2


BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN

2020-2021 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!

Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities






Week of January 11th part 2

MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities
Contact emikorohn@students.berkeley.net



Every year, Freedom Center youth leaders and staff participate in a variety of events that mark the national Martin Luther King Jr. observance. This year, we are just as busy, with events online and many of our Freedom Center “family” presenting during this important time.
Here are some of the key public events we are participating in and how you can join us for them:
Monday, January 18, 10 AM
MLK March & Rally Dr. King Day Multi-Cultural Rally
 
Click here to register 
 
Friday, January 15, through Monday, January 18: Where Do We Go From Here Documentary Film Festival
 
The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University has invited the Freedom Center to join in producing this documentary film festival featuring films on the global freedom struggle that speak to MLK’s unanswered question.
 
Click here to register
 
Registrants will receive a link to view the Festival stream via email later this week.
Monday, January 18, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
LIVE Dr. Clayborne Carson hosts Freedom Center youth in a live discussion on Dr. Kings unanswered question, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
Click here to register
 
Registrants will receive a link to view the Festival stream via email later this week.
We look forward to seeing you at these events this week and next. 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
YouTube | Facebook
Peralta Community College District
Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive
Oakland,  California 94619 
(510) 434-3988
 

My name is Samuel Alber and I’m a student at UC Berkeley. My colleague Tavisha Thapar and I are creating a panel event called SCOPE, which aims to help high school students discover their academic interests and spark their curiosities. It is often difficult for high school students to gauge what they’re interested in since there are too many fields and subfields for high school to cover in-depth. We hope to mitigate that by providing a place for students to listen to a panel of leading experts from a variety of fields.
 
The event will be on Saturday, February 6th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. over Zoom. Each professor will give a quick presentation on their research and then take questions from the audience. Our panel will consist of professors Robert Tjian (Biochemistry), Josh Bloom (Astrophysics), David Card (Economics), Karina Palau (Comparative Literature), and Jill Berrick (Social Welfare). 
 
Would it be possible for Berkeley High School to publicize this event to its students? We have attached a flyer to this email. The link for sign-ups is tinyurl.com/SCOPE-signup.
 
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you,
Samuel Alber
 

The Jacket Newspaper is currently accepting submissions for its Black History Month issue. 
We encourage all writers, poets, illustrators, photographers, designers, and artists to submit to the Jacket by February 10th at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net! Submissions may be of any form, including photos, visual art, poetry, audios, etc.

&&&

Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about. Applications can be found online at berkeleyhighjacket.com/apply

Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net by JANUARY 22, 2021.
Instagram: @bhsjacket

Join the BHS Sunrise Hub

Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.

For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form

Email us if you have questions!: sunriseberkeleyhigh@gmail.com
Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high


Read the Latest Issue of the Redwood Literary Magazine
Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its latest issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Interested in writing for Redwood? Our next meeting for new members is on Friday, January 22. Please email redwoodberkeleyhigh@gmail.com for more information.





SATISFY YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WHILE HELPING BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:

1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is HERE and we have several orientations in January.

2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities. Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.

We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.

Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net 

BHS Yearbook Requests Club Photos
The BHS Yearbook would like to put together a comprehensive Clubs section in this year’s yearbook. If you have pics from recent events or meetings, even online meetings, please share them with us by February 8th. You can submit your photos to bhsyearbook@berkeley.net or charlespan@students.berkeley.net


2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 

2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here

Resources* for Processing the Violence & News
The easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:

Youth Speaks Writing Workshops
“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” 
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.

Greater Good Science Center 
Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 

Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. Capitol
This is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available

Envolve – Activities for this moment
Scott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 

*Have a resource to share?
Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to the Leadership website.

Go virtual with a BHS Student Club

The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!

BHS Student Club List






If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:

Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:
1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 
2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 
3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 

Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin





About

ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.
Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 
johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net
510.644.8990

Go Jackets!
Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs
Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)

The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. 
(Board Policy 4030)

Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.

December 1, 2020
For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:
Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance
2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Student Bulletin Week of January 11th



BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN
2020-2021 ASB LeadershipOne big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of PublicityAaron Rumph, Chief of PublicityMr. V, Director of Student Activities


Week of January 11th, 2021
Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about. Applications can be found online at berkeleyhighjacket.com/apply

Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net by JANUARY 22, 2021.
Instagram: @bhsjacket


Join the BHS Sunrise Hub
Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.
For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form

Email us if you have questions!: sunriseberkeleyhigh@gmail.com
Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high


Read the Latest Issue of the Redwood Literary Magazine
Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its latest issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Interested in writing for Redwood? Our next meeting for new members is on Friday, January 22.

Please email redwoodberkeleyhigh@gmail.com for more information.




SATISFY YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WHILE HELPING BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:

1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is HERE and we have several orientations in January.

2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities.
Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.

We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.
Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net


 
BHS Yearbook Requests Club Photos
The BHS Yearbook would like to put together a comprehensive Clubs section in this year’s yearbook. If you have pics from recent events or meetings, even online meetings, please share them with us by February 8th.
You can submit your photos to
bhsyearbook@berkeley.net or charlespan@students.berkeley.net



Do you have broken stuff? 
Essential Repair Skills Training  
Why not learn to fix your stuff instead of sending it to landfill and spending money on replacements?  In these training sessions you will learn hands-on skills in how to diagnose and repair your broken belongings. You’ll also learn about the impact of throwing stuff away and how you can do your part to help the environment.  

The training will run from January 29 to April 30, 2021, meeting once a week, via Zoom, Fridays, 3-4pm. Sessions will be taught by Cal students, along with community repair experts.  The January 29 session will be a brief introduction, an overview of repair concepts will start in February, then in mid-February the class will focus on hands-on repair training sessions covering basic electronics, such as phones and tablets; appliances, such as lamps and headphones; clothing; bicycles and skateboards.  

The training will wrap up with a survey, asking participants to reflect on what they learned and next steps in terms of further learning, internships and career opportunities.  Certificates of completion will be given to students who attend the sessions and successfully complete the course and survey. The class will be limited to 10 students, with a waiting list to accommodate other interested students. 

Contact info@transitionberkeley.org or call 510-332-9456 for more info and to enroll.


2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 

2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here


Resources* for Processing the Violence & News
The easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:
Youth Speaks Writing Workshops
“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.
Greater Good Science Center 
Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 
Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. Capitol
This is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available

Envolve – Activities for this moment
Scott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 

*Have a resource to share?Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to the Leadership website.


 

Go virtual with a BHS Student Club
The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List

If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin

About
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.

Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 510.644.8990
Go Jackets!

Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
Submit a Bulletin
Follow @juicethejackets
Current List of Student Clubs

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

NEW JAN 31 deadline Sr. Portraits / Sr. Quotes / Grad Survey Results / Transcripts & Missing Books?

Hello Seniors,

We appreciate the feedback that we received on the first graduation brainstorm survey in December. About 20% of your classmates completed the survey, so we really only have a snippet of the opinions and sentiments from your class. However, it is clear that 2021 wants a “walk across the stage” moment. At this time in January, it is hard to say exactly what graduation will look like later in May or June. We will seek examples from other high schools and talk with BUSD/BHS staff that would be involved in any format of grad event to formulate potential options for our own graduation. The ceremony may not look exactly how we want it, but you will definitely be acknowledged and honored for your achievement! Notwithstanding, Dr. Stephens, BUSD superintendent, did specify in the December 3rd Town Hall meeting that any large gathering is unlikely even later in the spring and he outlined the reasons for his comments as you can watch for yourself. We anticipate reaching out with more info later this month or early February. 
Be on the lookout for information about senior shirts or other activities from the Class of 2021 Leadership Instagram. @berkeleyseniors21  
Senior Letter – As more information about senior activities and events pops up, we will post it all on the Senior Letter, share via email and the BHS e-tree, as well as any BHS socials. If you have any questions please reach out.

Registrar’s Office website – On this website , there are links on how to obtain copies of official transcripts, duplicate diplomas, work permits, concurrent enrollment forms, etc. In addition, here is a note about how academic counselors can assist with transcript requests to schools that are listed on the Common App. If you don’t see what you need, Email bhsregistrar@berkeley.net as they are happy to help…..

BHS Library & Textbooks – Be proactive if you know you have any missing or lost books.  The BHS Library will be understanding of any difficulty with replacing lost or missing books, so contact Nicole Fitzhugh, Textbook Room Clerk. Seniors won’t receive their high school diplomas until they return all their textbooks and library books back to the textbook room and library.

>>>NEW DEADLINE>>>Senior Portraits – BHS Yearbook will accept up to 2 pics following these specific guidelines (linked here) by 11:59 PM on January 31st. If you do not submit a senior portrait, BHS Yearbook may use your junior year photo instead. If you need support, contact via Instagram @berkeleyearbook or email bhsyearbook@berkeley.net.

>>>Submit portraits to eShare

Senior Quotes-BHS Yearbook will include a small selection of quotes that are submitted through the Google forms attached below. To be considered for print, submit your quote using the following link. Senior Quote form

Cap & Gown Orders – If you would like to take and submit a senior portrait in your Class of 2021 cap, gown and tassel, then order soon! Achievers Inc. is accepting orders online, over the phone or by mail. As soon as you order your cap and gown or announcements (to be sent in the spring), class rings (to be shipped after full payment) and other grad items, they will ship it directly to your home via FedEx. 
Online:       GraduationOrder.com  (password bhs510)Phone:      408-441-7200 Mon-Fri   9am-4pm (English/Spanish)Mail:              Achievers Inc. 877 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112  

Student Bulletin Week of January 4th part 2



BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN
2020-2021 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Week of January 4th part 2
Statement about the January 6th Violence in the U.S. Capitol
Berkeley High represents many things great about public education. 
What we do not represent nor support are the white supremacist views and white privilege that continues to suppress the advancement of all people. While what took place in Washington D.C. yesterday can be described with various names like coup, insurrection, or by the less aware as a a protest, it was all of those things masquerading as a desire to resist giving up white supremacist control. There is a rising consciousness taking place in the hearts and minds of most young people, a change happening in this country that threatens those who wish to hold onto the power that is brought to them by a system built on white supremacy. Wednesday white supremacy took the form of storming a federal building, but today it could resemble something much more acute. At this point in time, silence is no longer acceptable. When you see something, say something or learn how to speak up by asking for help to do so. Read from more diverse literature to gain a wider perspective about ALL the people living in this country and world. The silence and lack of understanding has built from a single pebble to a mountain of tolerance. And Berkeley High does not stoop to tolerating things. Berkeley High stands for acceptance which requires a higher level of understanding and compassion. You may be able tolerate wet socks, but you definitely shouldn’t accept drowning in a sea of misinformation, racism, and other inequities just to get by each day. We saw what happens when seemingly small breaches of norms are allowed to continue without consequence. It is on each one of us to do the anti racist work and to push our institution to do the same. Berkeley High can remain an amazing place to learn all of these things and it will require each member of the community to step up.

Resources* for Processing the Violence & News
The easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:

Youth Speaks Writing Workshops
“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.

Greater Good Science Center 
Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 

Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. Capitol
This is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available

Envolve – Activities for this moment
Scott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 

*Have a resource to share?Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to this list.

2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 
2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here 

Selfless Self Care by Zero Waste Club


Are you looking for ways to make your hygiene, self care, or beauty routines more sustainable? Unfortunately many of the products people tend to use for these areas contain or are plastic, a majority of which cannot be recycled. Check out this infographic for zero waste and eco-friendly options or alternatives so you can look out for the planet while taking care of your body!
BHS Zero Waste Club (bhszerowaste@gmail.com, insta: @bhszerowaste).



SATISFY YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WHILE HELPING BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:
1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is HERE and we have several orientations in January.
2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities. Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.
We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.
Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net 

Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about. Applications can be found online at berkeleyhighjacket.com/apply
Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net by JANUARY 22, 2021.Instagram: @bhsjacket

BHS Yearbook Requests Club Photos
The BHS Yearbook would like to put together a comprehensive Clubs section in this year’s yearbook. If you have pics from recent events or meetings, even online meetings, please share them with us by February 8th. You can submit your photos to bhsyearbook@berkeley.net or charlespan@students.berkeley.net



Do you have broken stuff? Essential Repair Skills Training  
Why not learn to fix your stuff instead of sending it to landfill and spending money on replacements?  In these training sessions you will learn hands-on skills in how to diagnose and repair your broken belongings. You’ll also learn about the impact of throwing stuff away and how you can do your part to help the environment.  The training will run from January 29 to April 30, 2021, meeting once a week, via Zoom, Fridays, 3-4pm. Sessions will be taught by Cal students, along with community repair experts.  The January 29 session will be a brief introduction, an overview of repair concepts will start in February, then in mid-February the class will focus on hands-on repair training sessions covering basic electronics, such as phones and tablets; appliances, such as lamps and headphones; clothing; bicycles and skateboards.  The training will wrap up with a survey, asking participants to reflect on what they learned and next steps in terms of further learning, internships and career opportunities.  Certificates of completion will be given to students who attend the sessions and successfully complete the course and survey. The class will be limited to 10 students, with a waiting list to accommodate other interested students. Contact info@transitionberkeley.org or call 510-332-9456 for more info and to enroll.

Join the BHS Sunrise Hub
Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.
For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form
Email us if you have questions!: sunriseberkeleyhigh@gmail.com
Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high


Go virtual with a BHS Student Club
The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List

If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin

About
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net510.644.8990
Go Jackets!Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
Submit a Bulletin
Follow @juicethejackets
Current List of Student ClubsNotification of Non-Discrimination PolicyThe Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Student Bulletin Week of January 4th

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN
2020-2021 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Happy New Year! 
It is now Term 5 and the start of the spring semester. BHS will continue to distribute materials this week on Tues and Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30, on Milvia at the Kittredge Breezeway

2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 
2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here 


Selfless Self Care by Zero Waste Club


Are you looking for ways to make your hygiene, self care, or beauty routines more sustainable? Unfortunately many of the products people tend to use for these areas contain or are plastic, a majority of which cannot be recycled. Check out this infographic for zero waste and eco-friendly options or alternatives so you can look out for the planet while taking care of your body!
BHS Zero Waste Club (bhszerowaste@gmail.com, insta: @bhszerowaste).




SATISFY YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WHILE HELPING BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:
1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is HERE and we have several orientations in January.
2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities. Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.
We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.
Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net 


The BHS Physics Club will host Yuping Huang
Who: Yuping Huang teaches at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Massachusetts.
What: He will talk to us about quantum technology and quantum applications such as biomedical imaging, big data analytics, integrated nanophotonics, nanophotonics, remote sensing, networking, and optical computing.
When: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

A Zoom link will be sent to them after you fill out the linked form.
Thank you so much for your time!
Physics Clubphysicsclubbhs@gmail.com



CHESS TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Shout out to the participants of the winter break Chess Tournament. Matches took place during the first week of break and here are the results: 
1st place: Allesandro Tasso 
2nd: Ben Lemkin and Caetano Abramson Ward 
3rd: Gabriel Berent, Ronan Ereneta, and Finn McGreevy

Congratulations to host and organizer, Milo Moses for putting on a successful tournament. He is making plans for future BHS tourneys in the spring. See you on chess.com soon!


Go virtual with a BHS Student Club

The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List


If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:
1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 
2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 
3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin

About
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.

Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net510.644.8990
Go Jackets!

Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
Submit a Bulletin
Follow @juicethejackets
Current List of Student Clubs

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Week of Dec. 14 Student Bulletin: Support Local Orgs, Science Scholarship, Holiday Chess Tourney, Join Leadership, Virtual Club Meetings


BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN
2020-2021 ASB LeadershipOne big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of PublicityAaron Rumph, Chief of PublicityMr. V, Director of Student Activities


Support Local Organizations in NeedList of Local Organizations to Support Support the Holiday Toy Drive promoted by the Bay Area Volunteer ClubPlease consider donating to the Holiday Toy Drive organized by Berkeley’s Community Services Bureau (CSB) and Youth Services Division (YSD) that will benefit the Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) program!! This program provides shelter and support services to local unhoused families. 
If you cannot directly contribute to the Drive, please SHARE the flyer/information with your friends, family, neighbors, classmates, etc. Thank you for your kindness and help! To find out more about BOSS visit https://self-sufficiency.org
Submitted by elenabouldin@students.berkeley.net@bhsbayareavolunteerSustainable Gift Wrapping Contest
All you need to do is send a photo of your winning gift wrapping design to zaiabachrach@students.berkeley.net by December 18th to win the contest and get your special eco-friendly prize!
To win, here are the requirements:- Take photo of the wrapping that clearly shows the design- Write a caption with all supplies used in your design in the email- Do not use plastic based tape (most tape)- Do not use any NEW materials, only things you already own- Must be reused or eco-friendly material- Nothing that will end up in the landfill may be used- Be creative!
The most sustainable, original, and resourceful wrapping will win!
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Find The Zero Waste Club on Instagram @bhszerowaste
BHS CHESS TOURNAMENTThe BHS Chess Tournament is a relaxed chess tournament for beginners or intermediate chess players. Admission is free, and the games will be played over the Holiday Break starting Monday, December 21. Only one game will be played per day per person, and so the pace is chill and anyone can compete. To compete you will need a “chess.com” account, which you can learn how to make in our FAQ. To register for the competition, go to the Sign Up page.
Submitted by milomoses@students.berkeley.netASB Leadership Applications for 2021-2022 available in January
Visit here for the online applications & more info:
berkeleyschools.net/leadership/
Go virtual with a BHS Student Club
The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List



If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin

About
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net510.644.8990
Go Jackets!Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
Submit a Bulletin
Follow @juicethejackets
Current List of Student ClubsNotification of Non-Discrimination PolicyThe Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Student Bulletin Week of December 7th

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

One big, red & gold family!

Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity

Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

2020-2021 ASB Leadership


Week of December 7, 2020

The Student Bulletin Archives are always available here.

Student Bulletin Episodes release by Wednesday 

TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit

Hi! My name is Emily Sidhartha, and I am TeenTechSF’s STEM Workshop Associate. We are inviting middle and high schoolers all over the world to join our TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit.

This is a gateway tech experience! Learn about Data Analysis, Intro to Video Game Design, App Development and more. No experience needed!

REGISTER NOW! The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.

>>>>>REGISTRATION LINK<<<<<

 When you see the question “how did you hear about this?”, choose “TeenTechSF Leadership Team Member, Friends/Family” and type “Emily Sidharta”. Thank you for your support! 

Instagram @teentechsf

Sustainable Gift Wrapping Contest

All you need to do is send a photo of your winning gift wrapping design to zaiabachrach@students.berkeley.net by December 18th to win the contest and get your special eco-friendly prize!

To win, here are the requirements:

– Take photo of the wrapping that clearly shows the design

– Write a caption with all supplies used in your design in the email

– Do not use plastic based tape (most tape)

– Do not use any NEW materials, only things you already own

– Must be reused or eco-friendly material

– Nothing that will end up in the landfill may be used

– Be creative!

The most sustainable, original, and resourceful wrapping will win!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Find The Zero Waste Club on Instagram @bhszerowaste

Curious about whether real Christmas trees or fake ones are more eco-friendly? Check out this info graphic to help make a more informed decision!🎄

Big News for the Jacket Newspaper

The Jacket Newspaper was announced as a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown winner for the 2019-20 school year. Advisor Peter Rodrigues explains, “This is one of two big national student journalism awards and I couldn’t be prouder of the team.

Visit https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ to read award winning news! 

Senior Grad & Spring Survey

BHS is asking for your feedback on the 2021 graduation as well as senior-related activities in the spring. Please share your thoughts and suggestions in a survey shared by Mr. V on Monday. We hope to share the results of the survey by winter break and/or follow up with any next steps in early January. Thank you, 

The survey will close on December 14th at 8:00 am. 

>>>>bit.ly/BHS2021seniors<<<<

As more information about senior activities and events pops up, we will post it all on the Senior Letter, share via email and the BHS e-tree, as well as any BHS socials.

We have a new deadline for Seniors to submit their 2 senior portraits to the BHS Yearbook. You now have until midnight on January 1st to upload your photos. Seniors, check your email for the portrait guidelines and for the eShare link to upload photos. 

If you do not submit a senior portrait, BHS Yearbook may use your junior year photo instead. If you need tech support, dm us on Instagram @berkeleyearbook or email us bhsyearbook@berkeley.net and we can figure something out.

>>>>>>>>> Submit portraits to eShare<<<<<<<<<

Please contact BHS Yearbook directly for any specific questions.

bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

2019-2020 Yearbook Distribution on Dec. 15th

Dear BHS Community, 

We have been getting many questions and concerns regarding the distribution of the 2019-2020 Yearbook. We understand the confusion and frustration and we appreciate your patience. We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Yearbooks are available for a scheduled pick-up on Tuesday, December 15th at our BHS Supply Center from 1:30 pm- 3:30pm. This will take place at the glass doors on Milvia Street.

FYI There are NO 2019-2020 yearbooks available for sale at this time.

We have all of the FAQ’s attached below. 

If these days need to be canceled due to inclement weather or other factors, we will update you as soon as possible with proposed make up days. 

When? 

Tuesdays before Winter break

December 15th:

Emergency make-up day!

Only students who were not able to come to their scheduled slots should come in this make-up slot.

1:30-2:30 Last names A- Ku
2:30-3:30Last names La- Z

Where?

Between the M Gate and the Glass doors on Milvia St (between Bancroft Way & Kitteridge) to leave space between material pick up and us.

How Does the BHS Supply Center Work?

Drive up or walk-up to the school entrance at the intersection of Milvia St. & Kittredge St:

  • Please have your student’s first and last name, written legibly on a piece of paper.
  • If there is an issue finding your name you will be asked to move down the street to a further table to assist you.  
  •  
  • Please write if you are coming for yearbook or textbooks and a yearbook. 
  • Please do not open your window until we ask.
  • Our volunteers will need to be able to see the first and last name clearly to get your yearbooks at a safe 6ft distance.

Reminders: 

  • Please arrive at your scheduled time!!

Thank you for your understanding,

BHS Yearbook Staff 

Olla Podrida

bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

Here is an update from the College & Career Center…

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who submitted CSU, UC, and other college applications!

Next steps…

College Portals: This is how the college will communicate with you!

Create student portals with usernames and passwords (sometimes security questions) to check your application status for all schools you applied to. To help keep track, use this cool planning tool, My College Tracker.

Senior Survey:  Please complete ASAP:  tinyurl.com/mymilestones2021

Please keep the counselors informed about your college applications or plans by completing the Senior Survey. We appreciate your few minutes of time to fill out a quick survey. Helps us to serve your needs!

Finally, Check out the 12.4 CCC email from Ms. Jacobs with the latest on Scholarships, FAFSA and Dual Enrollment at BCC for the Spring and use the dual enrollment form.

If anyone is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:

Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:

1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 

2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 

3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 

Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin


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Student Bulletin Week of October 19, 2020 part 2: Know Your Rights Workshop, Pacific BoyChoir Fundraiser, Cap & Gown Orders, Sports Tryouts, Blood Drive & Vote16 Ballot Guide

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

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Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity

Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

2020-2021 ASB Leadership


Week of October 19, 2020 part 2 

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Know Your Rights Workshop

This upcoming Monday, October 26th ASB leadership will be hosting a Know Your Rights workshop. The workshop will be led by public attorneys from the “ACLU” and “Public Justice” and will cover student rights in regards to protest rights and the right to be free from sex and race discrimination. This event is meant to empower students at Berkeley High so that they can take action when injustices arise, in and outside of the classroom. There will be plenty of time for any questions and we look forward to seeing you there.

Bulletin submitted by ASB Leadership: Alejandro & Melody

Zoom Webinar link

Passcode: 661445

Pacific BoyChoir Academy

On November 17th (date changed as of Nov. 7) at 7:00 P.M, ASB leadership will be hosting a virtual concert with the Pacific BoyChoir Academy as a fundraiser for the Berkeley Sexual Harm Survivors Support Group. This Support Group is an organization that dedicates itself to supporting survivors through hosting free sessions facilitated by a trained therapist to survivors of sexual harm. Due to the session being free the group requires funds to help pay for the therapist’s facilitation.

The PBA is a 3x Grammy award winning choir group that has toured different parts of the world giving performances to the likes of Joe Montana, Chabad Telethon, and Zach Galifianakis. The concert will feature music from Kanye West, The Beatles, Oasis, The Weekend, and many more artists and genres. 

The tickets to the virtual concert can be purchased here for $10 each with all proceeds going to the group. Please come out and lend your support for the Berkeley Sexual Harm Support Group. We hope to see you there, get tickets now! If you have any questions please contact Zephyr

Walk & Roll Week!

The week of October 19th-23rd, Berkeley High will be participating in International Walk & Roll Week! This is a worldwide celebration designed to encourage students and school communities to walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized transportation. You can use a virtual form to log your activities, and submit them for a chance to win a prize. To find more details, including the online form, go to: https://alamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/plan-an-event/iwr2sd/

BHS Jacket Voter Portrait Project

With the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections, the BHS Jacket Illustration Staff is planning on having a Voter Portrait Project to encourage voter turnouts amongst highschool students. To seniors who are planning on voting (or have voted), please contact us at bhsjacketillustration@gmail.com. We will complete a simple portraiture of you and post it on the Jacket instagram to raise awareness/visibility of student voters. Make sure to register to vote by October 19th, and to turn in submissions before November 3rd. 

From bhsjacketillustration@gmail.com

@bhsjacket

Vote16 Ballot Guide

This is a nonpartisan ballot guide for Berkeley voters compiled by Berkeley Vote16. This ballot guide is intended to be digestible for a wide range of audiences, including young people and first time voters. Berkeley Vote16 is a nonpartisan organization made up of Berkeley youth who are interested in politics and working to implement Measure Y1, which legally gives 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in Berkeley School Board elections. Please distribute this ballot guide throughout your family and community as a way to help everyone understand and engage with voting and the specifics of their ballots. 

Click Here for the Vote16 Ballot Guide

Happy voting everyone!

@vote16.berkeley

Red Cross Blood Drive October 29 NOW FULL AS OF 10.21.2020

NOW FULL AS OF 10.21.2020

Hey everyone, there will be a blood drive at Berkeley High School in the Donahue Gym on October 29th, 2020. Please consider donating blood or sharing this information to your friends and families, especially under these circumstances! Help someone’s life. Everyday, many people could be saved by donated blood. Please also remember that you have to make an appointment beforehand and you can make one at RedCrossBlood.org. Thank you! NOW FULL AS OF 10.21.2020

From Emilysidharta@students.Berkeley.net

RedCrossBlood.org (for appointments)

BHS Athletics Tryouts begin December 7th

December 7th is the first day of official practice and tryouts for our Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, both Volleyball, and both Water Polo teams. To find coaches’ contact information, go to our website at https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/bhsathletics/home

Only Cleared Student-Athletes can participate.

Please go here to register as soon as possible (deadline is NOV 30):

https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/bhsathletics/Resources/athlete-registration

Stay informed about BHS Athletics during these uncertain times by visiting our website and Twitter feed (@BHSjacketSports) frequently.

Go Jackets!

Seeeniooors!!!

‘21

21 we have a  class update for you….If you have not seen the message from BHS Yearbook about senior portraits, they are now accepting your photos until November 30. Seniors will need to follow specific guidelines when taking the photos, as outlined in their message. This year, you can choose your own photographer.

If you do not submit a senior portrait, we will use your junior year photo instead. If you do not have access to the Internet or a phone/camera, dm on Instagram @berkeleyearbook or email bhsyearbook@berkeley.net and we can figure something out. Submit photos on eShare.

If you would like to take and submit a senior portrait in your Class of 2021 cap, gown and tassel, then order soon! Achievers is accepting orders online, over the phone or by mail. Orders will begin shipping on October 26th. After this date, they will ship your order directly to your home as soon as it is placed. 

GRADUATION ORDERS

Achievers is now taking orders for all your graduation needs from cap & gowns to announcements, rings, and other grad swag. Achievers offers packages for grad items or just the cap & gown by itself. All Senior families should receive emails and maybe a catalog in the mail with more info on how to place their graduation orders.  Senior families can submit their order in one of (3) ways: online, over the phone, or by mail.

Online:          GraduationOrder.com  (password bhs510)

Phone:      408-441-7200 Mon-Fri   9am-4pm (English/Spanish)

Mail:              Achievers Inc. 877 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112 

DELIVERY

Achievers will start shipping cap/gown orders directly to your home after October 26th via FEDEX.

Plans for graduation, prom, senior sunrise among other activities are still being explored. We will share what we can when we know it on the bulletin, etree, senior letter and Instagram.

If anyone is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:

Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:

1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 

2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 

3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 

Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin


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