5.24 BULLETIN #100: CARNIVAL TODAY, YOUTH SPEAKS, GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FINALS, GIRLS TENNIS, NASA ENGINEERS, JAZZ TONIGHT & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 24, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


TODAY!!!

2024 BHS CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24

JACKET STADIUM

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Carnival is almost here. Food, friends, fun, come out to enjoy this end of the year school wide celebration. Splash a staff member in the dunk tank. Compete with your friends in the human orbs. Chill and relax alongside your classmates with a sno cone, cotton candy and other goodies. There will also be a video game truck, big wheel races, karaoke and other surprises. 

Check out the slide deck for the shortened bell schedule, the carnival map and for the link to sign up.

Contact Mr. V if your student club or group would like to host an activity at the carnival.


Yearbook Distribution Tuesday after school!

If you preordered a yearbook and didn’t pick it up this week, the last time to get it this school year is TUESDAY 5/28 AFTER SCHOOL IN THE CAFETERIA. This is only if you have already bought a book, no new sales.

 Yearbook applications for the 2024-25 school year are due on MONDAY 5/27.https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8


Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net or eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


AC GRADUATION

Contact lewissmith@berkeley.net 

Sign up for the FREE Back Yard Conference in SF, June 17-21, powered by Youth Speaks

This week-long summer camp is about connecting you with the resources and peer mentors you need to help you grow your voice. We will explore topics selected by the SPOKES youth advisory board that get us thinking critically about our role in our communities and urge us to use our art in response. 

Join us alongside artists, organizers, and other youth from throughout the Bay, for a week of free workshops and performances dedicated to helping you level up as writers, performers, and organizers of your own revolutionary art spaces. 

This summer camp is open to teens throughout the Bay aged 13-19 with priority for San Francisco youth — SF participants can even get paid $100 for attending! Spots are LIMITED.

 Register today at YouthSpeaks.org/programs 

Submitted by juliasegre@students.berkeley.net 

@youthspeaks


Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 24 Spring Carnival – shortened schedule

Monday, May 27, 2024: Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Regular Tuesday Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 5/29-5/31: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 5/29THUR 5/30FRI 5/31
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm*120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:20-2:25pm65Finals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpFinals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpExtended Time / Make Up
2:25-3:33pm68Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

* Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities after lunch time.

Monday, 6/3 and Tuesday, 6/4

TIMEMINUTESMON 6/3*TUE 6/4*
8:30-9:50am80Period 1Period 2
9:56-11:16am80Period 3Period 4
11:22-12:42pm80Period 5Period 6
12:42-1:2240LunchLunch
1:22-3:33pm131Teacher Common PrepTeacher Check Out**

* On Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th, students are expected to go to class and teachers are required to take attendance as normal. Students must remain inside the classroom under teacher supervision. 


Join BHS Girls Tennis 

Are you a tennis player looking for a fun, competitive community with a bunch of awesome people? If so, come try out for the BHS Girls Tennis Team! We will be hosting summer workouts starting July 30th. Tryouts begin on August 12th.  If you have any interest, please stop by Coach Tiffany’s office in D143! She would love to meet you all and answer any questions you might have!  

Coach Tiffany, tiffanyliew@berkeley.net Room D-143

IG:  @bhswomenstennis


Are you interested in space stations, rocket ships, or astronauts? 

Come to a special meeting of the Berkeley High Aviation Club to hear from two brothers who are both NASA engineers. Ask them anything you ever wanted to ask a NASA engineer. They will join us live via zoom from NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. This event will take place Tuesday May 28 at lunch. We will start promptly at 11:45am in room C335 – please come on time! You don’t have to be a member of the Aviation Club to attend – everyone is always welcome. But this is also a good time to join the Aviation Club if you want to build and fly remote control planes and drones, learn about opportunities to fly real planes, and watch movies and plan events related to aviation. We officially meet every Tuesday at lunch in room C335 and we also fly remote control planes at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley marina most Sunday mornings at 10am. 

Follow us on Instagram @bhs.aviationclub where we will always post notices of our meetings and events!

Submitted by owenalper@students.berkeley.net


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


The Changemaker Project

The Changemaker Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering youth around the world to create social change. We’ve partnered with schools in 35+ countries to offer a curriculum and platform for students to create meaningful change in their communities. The program can be implemented in any project-based learning course, or as an after-school club. We teach kids about various social justice issues and the connections between them, and then we guide students through Stanford’s Design Thinking process to help them develop an innovative solution to a problem they care about. Each February, we host a Global Pitch event in which students can win funding for their ideas, and for the next three months we pair students with mentors who support them on their projects. The program culminates in our Changemaker Showcase (happening on June 2nd this year!) where we honor and celebrate our students as they present their finished projects and the impact they’ve made.

We’ve worked with Berkeley High since our very first cohort in 2018 (check out some BHS alumni sharing their experiences in this 1-min video.) We’d love to continue the partnership but we are seeking support from a staff member who is interested in championing the program at BHS. 

Let us know if you’re interested! Email annalise@thechangemakerproject.org for more information.


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! 

We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net 


BHS JAZZ CONCERTS

Come see the FINAL BHS Jazz Concerts of the year! Hot on the heels of the amazing Salsa Party last Friday (thanks for coming!), our bands are ready to play more fabulous music for you!

All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and are at Florence Schwimley Little Theatre at BHS. 

$10 general admission, tix at the door. Free for under 18, BUSD students and staff. Bring family and friends! We will have food and swag for sale.

We have added one concert on Tuesday night to allow our student-led COMBOS to play! That concert is FREE for all!

Hope to see you!

2023-24 Final Concerts

Fri., May 24:     Jazz Ensemble

Contact berkeleyhighhjazz@gmail.com 


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for writers, illustrators, photographers, and layout. Come to the application writing workshop on May 15th, in the CCC during 5th period to get help with writing applications and to ask questions! Applications are due May 24th.

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


BHS ATHLETICS

Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year. 


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C-210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS All Class Reunion Facebook page (non-BUSD)

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2024-25 

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

5.22 BULLETIN: AFRICAN DIASPORA DANCE TONIGHT, JAZZ TONIGHT, CARNIVAL FRIDAY, AC GRAD, YEARBOOK, YOUTH SPEAKS CONFERENCE & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 22, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


TONIGHT

African Diaspora Dance and Drum presents: Spring showcase “Ese Ne Tekrema” 

May 22nd @7pm in the community theater, 1930 Allston way, Berkeley CA. 

Tickets link

Please contact dawnwilliams@berkeley.net for questions 

Artists email: mariasanchezperez@students.berkeley.net 


The 2024 yearbook is here!! 

Distribution will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. If you preordered a book, come and pick it up after school in the cafeteria. If you didn’t preorder, don’t worry we still have copies left, come with $100 cash or check (if you have free and reduced lunch bring $65). We hope to see you there!!

Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net or eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


Sign up for the FREE Back Yard Conference in SF, June 17-21, powered by Youth Speaks

This week-long summer camp is about connecting you with the resources and peer mentors you need to help you grow your voice. We will explore topics selected by the SPOKES youth advisory board that get us thinking critically about our role in our communities and urge us to use our art in response. 

Join us alongside artists, organizers, and other youth from throughout the Bay, for a week of free workshops and performances dedicated to helping you level up as writers, performers, and organizers of your own revolutionary art spaces. 

This summer camp is open to teens throughout the Bay aged 13-19 with priority for San Francisco youth — SF participants can even get paid $100 for attending! Spots are LIMITED.

 Register today at YouthSpeaks.org/programs 

Submitted by juliasegre@students.berkeley.net 

@youthspeaks


Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 17 Malcolm X Day – No School

Friday, May 24 Spring Carnival – shortened schedule

Monday, May 27, 2024: Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Regular Tuesday Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 5/29-5/31: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 5/29THUR 5/30FRI 5/31
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm*120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:20-2:25pm65Finals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpFinals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpExtended Time / Make Up
2:25-3:33pm68Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

* Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities after lunch time.

Monday, 6/3 and Tuesday, 6/4

TIMEMINUTESMON 6/3*TUE 6/4*
8:30-9:50am80Period 1Period 2
9:56-11:16am80Period 3Period 4
11:22-12:42pm80Period 5Period 6
12:42-1:2240LunchLunch
1:22-3:33pm131Teacher Common PrepTeacher Check Out**

* On Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th, students are expected to go to class and teachers are required to take attendance as normal. Students must remain inside the classroom under teacher supervision. 


Join BHS Girls Tennis 

Are you a tennis player looking for a fun, competitive community with a bunch of awesome people? If so, come try out for the BHS Girls Tennis Team! We will be hosting summer workouts starting July 30th. Tryouts begin on August 12th.  If you have any interest, please stop by Coach Tiffany’s office in D143! She would love to meet you all and answer any questions you might have!  

Coach Tiffany, tiffanyliew@berkeley.net Room D-143

IG:  @bhswomenstennis


Are you interested in space stations, rocket ships, or astronauts? 

Come to a special meeting of the Berkeley High Aviation Club to hear from two brothers who are both NASA engineers. Ask them anything you ever wanted to ask a NASA engineer. They will join us live via zoom from NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. This event will take place Tuesday May 28 at lunch. We will start promptly at 11:45am in room C335 – please come on time! You don’t have to be a member of the Aviation Club to attend – everyone is always welcome. But this is also a good time to join the Aviation Club if you want to build and fly remote control planes and drones, learn about opportunities to fly real planes, and watch movies and plan events related to aviation. We officially meet every Tuesday at lunch in room C335 and we also fly remote control planes at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley marina most Sunday mornings at 10am. 

Follow us on Instagram @bhs.aviationclub where we will always post notices of our meetings and events!

Submitted by owenalper@students.berkeley.net 


The Changemaker Project

The Changemaker Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering youth around the world to create social change. We’ve partnered with schools in 35+ countries to offer a curriculum and platform for students to create meaningful change in their communities. The program can be implemented in any project-based learning course, or as an after-school club. We teach kids about various social justice issues and the connections between them, and then we guide students through Stanford’s Design Thinking process to help them develop an innovative solution to a problem they care about. Each February, we host a Global Pitch event in which students can win funding for their ideas, and for the next three months we pair students with mentors who support them on their projects. The program culminates in our Changemaker Showcase (happening on June 2nd this year!) where we honor and celebrate our students as they present their finished projects and the impact they’ve made.

We’ve worked with Berkeley High since our very first cohort in 2018 (check out some BHS alumni sharing their experiences in this 1-min video.) We’d love to continue the partnership but we are seeking support from a staff member who is interested in championing the program at BHS. 

Let us know if you’re interested! Email annalise@thechangemakerproject.org for more information.


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! 

We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net 


BHS JAZZ CONCERTS

Come see the FINAL BHS Jazz Concerts of the year! Hot on the heels of the amazing Salsa Party last Friday (thanks for coming!), our bands are ready to play more fabulous music for you!

All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and are at Florence Schwimley Little Theatre at BHS. 

$10 general admission, tix at the door. Free for under 18, BUSD students and staff. Bring family and friends! We will have food and swag for sale.

We have added one concert on Tuesday night to allow our student-led COMBOS to play! That concert is FREE for all!

Hope to see you!

2023-24 Final Concerts

Tues., May 21:  Combos!  (free!)

Wed., May 22:  Ten O’clock Band and Two O’clock Band

Thur., May 23:  Three O’clock Band and Eleven O’clock Band

Fri., May 24:     Jazz Ensemble

Contact berkeleyhighhjazz@gmail.com 


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for writers, illustrators, photographers, and layout. Come to the application writing workshop on May 15th, in the CCC during 5th period to get help with writing applications and to ask questions! Applications are due May 24th.

The Jacket is also excited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team 

Any interest in joining the hottest new sport in the world?? Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team is hosting summer workouts starting June 18th for those who are interested in seeing if this is a sport for you.  If you have any intrigue, reach out to SSO/HC Israel Carrero. You see him at the A Gate almost everyday. Come introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have!

Submitted by israelcarrero@berkeley.net


2024 BHS CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24

JACKET STADIUM

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Carnival is almost here. Food, friends, fun, come out to enjoy this end of the year school wide celebration. Splash a staff member in the dunk tank. Compete with your friends in the human orbs. Chill and relax alongside your classmates with a sno cone, cotton candy and other goodies. There will also be a video game truck, big wheel races, karaoke and other surprises. 

Check out the slide deck for the shortened bell schedule, the carnival map and for the link to sign up.

Contact Mr. V if your student club or group would like to host an activity at the carnival.


BHS ATHLETICS

Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year. 


UPCOMING YAP EVENTS

Friday Night Splash! Pool Party:

The sun is out, the weather is getting warmer, that only means one thing, SUMMER! Come join us

on May 24th for the City of Berkeley’s Friday Night Splash! Pool Party for Teens. Bring your swimsuit,

towel, friends and come ready to party from 6pm to 9pm at West Campus Pool. There will be food

and a DJ. Must bring a Valid BUSD school ID and must be in grade 6th -8th to attend. Sign up online

or reach out to Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov if you have any

questions.

Teen Night:

Every Friday night from 5-9pm, YAP (Young Adult Project) offers a fun, safe space to hang out with

you and your friends. Come play basketball, video games, watch movies, eat snacks and food or just

hang out with your friends.

Teen Family Camping Trip:

The Teens Family Camping Trip is a once in a life time opportunity to see a side of the City of

Berkeley that not everyone gets an opportunity to see. Located in the mountains close to Yosemite,

we bring teens and their families up to Berkeley Family Tuolumne camp to get away from the city

life and enjoy a fun and relaxing time out in nature. We take families on fun hikes, allow the teens

to swim and fish and bring everyone together for meals and smores around the campfire.

Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip:

Time to put down the phones and tables, TV remotes and video game controllers (only for one

weekend) because in August, we also have the Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip. This is an amazing

opportunity for teens to get away from home for a weekend, see the Lovely South side of Lake

Tahoe, and get to see a different side of what the City of Berkeley has to offer. 

Reach out to

Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov  if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


JOIN YEARBOOK!!

Are you a creative person? Do you want to be involved in creating long lasting memories at Berkeley High? JOIN YEARBOOK!! 

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open, we are accepting writers, designers and photographers. Please submit your application by May 27.

https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8

Also, remember to preorder your book for this year online before May 11. 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C-210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS All Class Reunion Facebook page (non-BUSD)

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2024-25 

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

5.20 BULLETIN: CARNIVAL, HEALTH CENTER CLOSED, YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION, JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH, GIRLS TENNIS & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 20, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


The BHS Health Center will be closed Monday, May 20.


The 2024 yearbook is here!! 

Distribution will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. If you preordered a book, come and pick it up after school in the cafeteria. If you didn’t preorder, don’t worry we still have copies left, come with $100 cash or check (if you have free and reduced lunch bring $65). We hope to see you there!!

Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net or eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 17 Malcolm X Day – No School

Friday, May 24 Spring Carnival – shortened schedule

Monday, May 27, 2024: Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Regular Tuesday Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 5/29-5/31: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 5/29THUR 5/30FRI 5/31
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm*120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:20-2:25pm65Finals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpFinals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpExtended Time / Make Up
2:25-3:33pm68Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

* Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities after lunch time.

Monday, 6/3 and Tuesday, 6/4

TIMEMINUTESMON 6/3*TUE 6/4*
8:30-9:50am80Period 1Period 2
9:56-11:16am80Period 3Period 4
11:22-12:42pm80Period 5Period 6
12:42-1:2240LunchLunch
1:22-3:33pm131Teacher Common PrepTeacher Check Out**

* On Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th, students are expected to go to class and teachers are required to take attendance as normal. Students must remain inside the classroom under teacher supervision. 


Join BHS Girls Tennis 

Are you a tennis player looking for a fun, competitive community with a bunch of awesome people? If so, come try out for the BHS Girls Tennis Team! We will be hosting summer workouts starting July 30th. Tryouts begin on August 12th.  If you have any interest, please stop by Coach Tiffany’s office in D143! She would love to meet you all and answer any questions you might have!  

Coach Tiffany, tiffanyliew@berkeley.net Room D-143

IG:  @bhswomenstennis


Are you interested in space stations, rocket ships, or astronauts? 

Come to a special meeting of the Berkeley High Aviation Club to hear from two brothers who are both NASA engineers. Ask them anything you ever wanted to ask a NASA engineer. They will join us live via zoom from NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. This event will take place Tuesday May 28 at lunch. We will start promptly at 11:45am in room C335 – please come on time! You don’t have to be a member of the Aviation Club to attend – everyone is always welcome. But this is also a good time to join the Aviation Club if you want to build and fly remote control planes and drones, learn about opportunities to fly real planes, and watch movies and plan events related to aviation. We officially meet every Tuesday at lunch in room C335 and we also fly remote control planes at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley marina most Sunday mornings at 10am. 

Follow us on Instagram @bhs.aviationclub where we will always post notices of our meetings and events!

Submitted by owenalper@students.berkeley.net 


The Changemaker Project

The Changemaker Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering youth around the world to create social change. We’ve partnered with schools in 35+ countries to offer a curriculum and platform for students to create meaningful change in their communities. The program can be implemented in any project-based learning course, or as an after-school club. We teach kids about various social justice issues and the connections between them, and then we guide students through Stanford’s Design Thinking process to help them develop an innovative solution to a problem they care about. Each February, we host a Global Pitch event in which students can win funding for their ideas, and for the next three months we pair students with mentors who support them on their projects. The program culminates in our Changemaker Showcase (happening on June 2nd this year!) where we honor and celebrate our students as they present their finished projects and the impact they’ve made.

We’ve worked with Berkeley High since our very first cohort in 2018 (check out some BHS alumni sharing their experiences in this 1-min video.) We’d love to continue the partnership but we are seeking support from a staff member who is interested in championing the program at BHS. 

Let us know if you’re interested! Email annalise@thechangemakerproject.org for more information.


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! 

We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net 


BHS JAZZ CONCERTS

Come see the FINAL BHS Jazz Concerts of the year! Hot on the heels of the amazing Salsa Party last Friday (thanks for coming!), our bands are ready to play more fabulous music for you!

All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and are at Florence Schwimley Little Theatre at BHS. 

$10 general admission, tix at the door. Free for under 18, BUSD students and staff. Bring family and friends! We will have food and swag for sale.

We have added one concert on Tuesday night to allow our student-led COMBOS to play! That concert is FREE for all!

Hope to see you!

2023-24 Final Concerts

Tues., May 21:  Combos!  (free!)

Wed., May 22:  Ten O’clock Band and Two O’clock Band

Thur., May 23:  Three O’clock Band and Eleven O’clock Band

Fri., May 24:     Jazz Ensemble

Contact berkeleyhighhjazz@gmail.com 


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for writers, illustrators, photographers, and layout. Come to the application writing workshop on May 15th, in the CCC during 5th period to get help with writing applications and to ask questions! Applications are due May 24th.

The Jacket is also excited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


Happy Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! 

It is important to foster a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understand the contributions of Asians in America. This month, APIC will recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders to our history, culture, and achievements.

 Follow @bhs.apic on Instagram to stay updated! 


Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team 

Any interest in joining the hottest new sport in the world?? Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team is hosting summer workouts starting June 18th for those who are interested in seeing if this is a sport for you.  If you have any intrigue, reach out to SSO/HC Israel Carrero. You see him at the A Gate almost everyday. Come introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have!

Submitted by israelcarrero@berkeley.net


2024 BHS CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24

JACKET STADIUM

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Carnival is almost here. Food, friends, fun, come out to enjoy this end of the year school wide celebration. Splash a staff member in the dunk tank. Compete with your friends in the human orbs. Chill and relax alongside your classmates with a sno cone, cotton candy and other goodies. There will also be a video game truck, big wheel races, karaoke and other surprises. 

Check out the slide deck for the shortened bell schedule, the carnival map and for the link to sign up.

Contact Mr. V if your student club or group would like to host an activity at the carnival.


May is Mental Health Awareness month! 

Are you struggling with mental health or even just need someone to talk to? Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, need a listening ear, or coping tools, Teen Talk App is here for you.  Teen Talk is an app for people aged 13-19 to anonymously post about whatever they may be going through and trained advisors (who are also teens) will be available to talk to you on the app between 5 and 10pm.  

And if you are interested in being a teen advisor, there are virtual trainings open to teens across the US.  You will be able to 1) learn how to help real teens with real stories, 2) meet and train with like minded teens from across the US, 3) have a remote and flexible volunteer experience, 4) gain community service hours, and 5) have the ability to make an impact worldwide. 

Visit the website www.teentalkapp.org for more information about both of these programs!

Contact teentalksupport@jbbbsla.org 

@teentalkapp


2024 Decision Week Celebration

CALLING ALL SENIORS!!!

Next week is the start of Senior Decision Week! Decision week will run from May 8-10 and 13-15, and it will be a series of celebrations and college/career knowledge events to celebrate you and your dedication to your future. ALL SENIORS ARE INVITED and ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! If you plan on attending the workshop(s) or panel, please come with a signed pass from your teacher. Set yourself reminders and turn on your email notifications, I will be in touch!

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to Ms. Martinez at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs 

@berkeleyhighcounseling


BHS ATHLETICS

Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


African Diaspora Dance and Drum presents: Spring showcase “Ese Ne Tekrema” 

May 22nd @7pm in the community theater, 1930 Allston way, Berkeley CA. 

Tickets link

Please contact dawnwilliams@berkeley.net for questions 

Artists email: mariasanchezperez@students.berkeley.net


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year. 


UPCOMING YAP EVENTS

Friday Night Splash! Pool Party:

The sun is out, the weather is getting warmer, that only means one thing, SUMMER! Come join us

on May 24th for the City of Berkeley’s Friday Night Splash! Pool Party for Teens. Bring your swimsuit,

towel, friends and come ready to party from 6pm to 9pm at West Campus Pool. There will be food

and a DJ. Must bring a Valid BUSD school ID and must be in grade 6th -8th to attend. Sign up online

or reach out to Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov if you have any

questions.

Teen Night:

Every Friday night from 5-9pm, YAP (Young Adult Project) offers a fun, safe space to hang out with

you and your friends. Come play basketball, video games, watch movies, eat snacks and food or just

hang out with your friends.

Teen Family Camping Trip:

The Teens Family Camping Trip is a once in a life time opportunity to see a side of the City of

Berkeley that not everyone gets an opportunity to see. Located in the mountains close to Yosemite,

we bring teens and their families up to Berkeley Family Tuolumne camp to get away from the city

life and enjoy a fun and relaxing time out in nature. We take families on fun hikes, allow the teens

to swim and fish and bring everyone together for meals and smores around the campfire.

Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip:

Time to put down the phones and tables, TV remotes and video game controllers (only for one

weekend) because in August, we also have the Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip. This is an amazing

opportunity for teens to get away from home for a weekend, see the Lovely South side of Lake

Tahoe, and get to see a different side of what the City of Berkeley has to offer. 

Reach out to

Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov  if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


JOIN YEARBOOK!!

Are you a creative person? Do you want to be involved in creating long lasting memories at Berkeley High? JOIN YEARBOOK!! 

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open, we are accepting writers, designers and photographers. Please submit your application by May 27.

https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8

Also, remember to preorder your book for this year online before May 11. 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C-210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS All Class Reunion Facebook page (non-BUSD)

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact amandamarini@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2024-25 

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

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2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 8, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Happy Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! 

It is important to foster a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understand the contributions of Asians in America. This month, APIC will recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders to our history, culture, and achievements.

 Follow @bhs.apic on Instagram to stay updated! 


2024 BHS CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24

JACKET STADIUM

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Carnival is almost here. Food, friends, fun, come out to enjoy this end of the year school wide celebration. Splash a staff member in the dunk tank. Compete with your friends in the human orbs. Chill and relax alongside your classmates with a sno cone, cotton candy and other goodies. There will also be a video game truck, big wheel races, karaoke and other surprises. 

Check out the slide deck for the shortened bell schedule, the carnival map and for the link to sign up.

Contact Mr. V if your student club or group would like to host an activity at the carnival.


May is Mental Health Awareness month! 

Are you struggling with mental health or even just need someone to talk to? Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, need a listening ear, or coping tools, Teen Talk App is here for you.  Teen Talk is an app for people aged 13-19 to anonymously post about whatever they may be going through and trained advisors (who are also teens) will be available to talk to you on the app between 5 and 10pm.  And if you are interested in being a teen advisor, there are virtual trainings open to teens across the US.  You will be able to 1) learn how to help real teens with real stories, 2) meet and train with like minded teens from across the US, 3) have a remote and flexible volunteer experience, 4) gain community service hours, and 5) have the ability to make an impact worldwide. 

Visit the website www.teentalkapp.org for more information about both of these programs!

Contact teentalksupport@jbbbsla.org 

@teentalkapp


BHS Band and Orchestra final concert and senior celebration

Please come to the free BHS Band and Orchestra final concert and senior celebration on Thursday May 9,  at 7pm in the Berkeley Community Theater. This concert features three senior solo concerto players: Arrow Glickreiman on violin, Adam Thyr on clarinet, and Raymond Johns on Euphonium. Come hear the music!

Submitted by karenwells@berkeley.net 


Join the Esports Club for an exciting presentation from Adam Murray, the head of video at PCWorld

Join the Esports Club for an exciting presentation from Adam Murray, the head of video at PCWorld, this Thursday, May 9th, in room G211! He will be presenting about his experience running the PCWorld YouTube channel which has over 300k followers and his knowledge on PC gaming hardware. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights and ask questions from a seasoned professional! We will have snacks, and look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by mariannemah@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_esports_club


2024 Decision Week Celebration

CALLING ALL SENIORS!!!

Next week is the start of Senior Decision Week! Decision week will run from May 8-10 and 13-15, and it will be a series of celebrations and college/career knowledge events to celebrate you and your dedication to your future. ALL SENIORS ARE INVITED and ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! If you plan on attending the workshop(s) or panel, please come with a signed pass from your teacher. Set yourself reminders and turn on your email notifications, I will be in touch!

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to Ms. Martinez at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs 

@berkeleyhighcounseling


BHS ATHLETICS

Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


BHS JAZZ SALSA NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN! 

We had so much fun last year we decided to make Salsa Night a tradition. Come on down to BHS on Friday May 10th. FREE Dance lesson 5:30-6:30 followed by lots of dancing and amazing music until 9:00 pm. There will be food trucks and lots of yummy treats for sale. FREE Admission – bring your friends and families and have a joyous time with us. 😊🎉❤️🔥


African Diaspora Dance and Drum presents: Spring showcase “Ese Ne Tekrema” 

May 22nd @7pm in the community theater, 1930 Allston way, Berkeley CA. 

Tickets link

Please contact dawnwilliams@berkeley.net for questions 

Artists email: mariasanchezperez@students.berkeley.net


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year. 


JOIN YEARBOOK!!

Are you a creative person? Do you want to be involved in creating long lasting memories at Berkeley High? JOIN YEARBOOK!! 

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open, we are accepting writers, designers and photographers. Please submit your application by May 27.

https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8

Also, remember to preorder your book for this year online before May 11. 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


IB STUDIO ART EXHIBITION 

MAY 13-16

COMMUNITY THEATER


Cakewalk Donations

The class of 2027 leadership team wants to let you know that we will be hosting a cakewalk at the carnival this year!!! And we need your help! We are in need of cake donations, contact us via instagram @class_of_2027_leadership, using this link, or finding us in person!

Contact manushi shah, amani meleis

Submitted by manushishah@students.berkeley.net 


Period Product Drive 

This is a drive to collect menstrual products for students who need them in school. We know that they often get damaged and destroyed in the bathrooms so we want to put them in classrooms to ensure everyone has access. 

Click here for the form 

Contact sophianishioka@students.berkeley.net 


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast

Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Click here to apply 

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net

@bhsjacket


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Jacket is exited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


Seniors, money matters!

Do you need help with your orientation and/or SIR deposits or any other college related expenses? The first 50 students who qualify will receive a $750 check in their name. 

Make sure to fill out the First Step application: https://forms.gle/2wFSJ4Byzk9SrtGt7 .

You’ll need to have your SAI (Student Aid Index) number handy from the FAFSA/CADAA. The application will take no more than 3 minutes! Please don’t wait, the form will stop accepting responses after May 3rd.

Submitted by erikapistoni@berkeley.net 


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Join BHS Yearbook

Yearbook applications for the 2024-25 school year are open now. We are looking for designers, photographers and writers. Deadline is May 27.

Apply here

Make sure to pre-order your yearbook for this school year before they sell out. Use code 16356.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 cut off has passed

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

5.6 BULLETIN: HAPPY API MONTH, AFRICAN DIASPORA SPRING SHOWCASE, JOIN YEARBOOK, DECISION WEEK, START A CLUB, ATHLETE REGISTRATION OPEN & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 6, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Happy Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! 

It is important to foster a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understand the contributions of Asians in America. This month, APIC will recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders to our history, culture, and achievements.

 Follow @bhs.apic on Instagram to stay updated! 


Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

Go Jackets!

Contact athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

@bhsjacketsports


African Diaspora Dance and Drum presents: Spring showcase “Ese Ne Tekrema” 

May 22nd @7pm in the community theater, 1930 Allston way, Berkeley CA. 

Tickets link

Please contact dawnwilliams@berkeley.net for questions 

Artists email: mariasanchezperez@students.berkeley.net


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year.


BHS JAZZ SALSA NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN! 

We had so much fun last year we decided to make Salsa Night a tradition. Come on down to BHS on Friday May 10th. FREE Dance lesson 5:30-6:30 followed by lots of dancing and amazing music until 9:00 pm. There will be food trucks and lots of yummy treats for sale. FREE Admission – bring your friends and families and have a joyous time with us. 😊🎉❤️🔥


JOIN YEARBOOK!!

Are you a creative person? Do you want to be involved in creating long lasting memories at Berkeley High? JOIN YEARBOOK!! 

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open, we are accepting writers, designers and photographers. Please submit your application by May 27.

https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8

Also, remember to preorder your book for this year online before May 11. 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


RESCHEDULED LATINE GRADUATION MEETING: 

Please join us TODAY (Friday 5/3) in C106

Latine Graduation Ceremony

May 29

Please join us TODAY (Friday 5/3) in C106 during lunch for more information on Latine Grad! We will be walking through the ceremony as well as handing out the save the date invites! Thank you! 

RSVP here

Contact aliettiortegamendoza@berkeley.net & xochitlduenas@berkeley.net  

@bhs.latinesunidos


IB STUDIO ART EXHIBITION 

MAY 13-16

COMMUNITY THEATER


Cakewalk Donations

The class of 2027 leadership team wants to let you know that we will be hosting a cakewalk at the carnival this year!!! And we need your help! We are in need of cake donations, contact us via instagram @class_of_2027_leadership, using this link, or finding us in person!

Contact manushi shah, amani meleis

Submitted by manushishah@students.berkeley.net 


2024 Decision Week Celebration

CALLING ALL SENIORS!!!

Next week is the start of Senior Decision Week! Decision week will run from May 8-10 and 13-15, and it will be a series of celebrations and college/career knowledge events to celebrate you and your dedication to your future. ALL SENIORS ARE INVITED and ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! If you plan on attending the workshop(s) or panel, please come with a signed pass from your teacher. Set yourself reminders and turn on your email notifications, I will be in touch!

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to Ms. Martinez at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs 

@berkeleyhighcounseling


Period Product Drive 

This is a drive to collect menstrual products for students who need them in school. We know that they often get damaged and destroyed in the bathrooms so we want to put them in classrooms to ensure everyone has access. 

Click here for the form 

Contact sophianishioka@students.berkeley.net 


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast

Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Click here to apply 

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net

@bhsjacket


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Jacket is exited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

Submissions to special AAPI month issue

The Jacket is also looking for students to submit a piece of art to be showcased in our special AAPI month issue. Consider submitting a painting, drawing, photograph, etc. to josephinemorasky@student.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net by Friday, May 3rd.

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


Seniors, money matters!

Do you need help with your orientation and/or SIR deposits or any other college related expenses? The first 50 students who qualify will receive a $750 check in their name. 

Make sure to fill out the First Step application: https://forms.gle/2wFSJ4Byzk9SrtGt7 .

You’ll need to have your SAI (Student Aid Index) number handy from the FAFSA/CADAA. The application will take no more than 3 minutes! Please don’t wait, the form will stop accepting responses after May 3rd.

Submitted by erikapistoni@berkeley.net 


Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Berkeley High School

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Red Ceremony: Last Names A-K 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gold Ceremony: Last Names L-Z 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*You can wear a red or gold cap & gown to either ceremony.

Guest entrance at Milvia Street & Durant Avenue opens up one hour before each ceremony

Watch the 2024 Livestream Here 

We will share graduation updates via student email, BHS e-tree, the BHS website, this section of the senior information page among other means.

Tickets It is assumed that all graduating students will attend the ceremony. All graduating students from BHS, BIS & BTA will receive six (6) tickets for graduation. Please complete the RSVP form by May 1st *form opens late March.

Every person attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entrance.

Ticket Distribution We will distribute six (6) tickets to all graduating students after the June 3 grad meeting. An alternative pick up time will be announced closer to graduation. All outstanding debts must be cleared before tickets can be distributed.

Graduation Performers & Speakers We will recruit student speakers or student performers that represent the heart and spirit of the Class of 2024. Please submit a video clip of your audition speech or performance by May 1st.

Contact Mr. V with any questions.


Spring Football Tryouts begin May 6th!!!

Contact Coach Perry


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Join BHS Yearbook

Yearbook applications for the 2024-25 school year are open now. We are looking for designers, photographers and writers. Deadline is May 27.

Apply here

Make sure to pre-order your yearbook for this school year before they sell out. Use code 16356.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


BHS LUNCH GUIDE

Hey everyone! We created a guide of all the places to have lunch around Berkeley High. It’s organized by price, distance, wait time, and has lots of other information (ex: student discounts!) so you can more easily decide where to go for off-campus lunch.

Click this link or scan the QR code to access the guide!  

Submitted by sashaspanier@students.berkeley.net  

evafostovskygeckeler@students.berkeley.net


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 cut off has passed

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

5.1 BULLETIN: Our Monologues, All-Student Bathroom, Buzz Podcast, IB Studio Art, Swimming & Diving in Playoffs, Spring Football, BHS Jacket is Hiring & much more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

May 1, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast

Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Click here to apply 

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net

@bhsjacket


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Jacket is exited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

Submissions to special AAPI month issue

The Jacket is also looking for students to submit a piece of art to be showcased in our special AAPI month issue. Consider submitting a painting, drawing, photograph, etc. to josephinemorasky@student.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net by Friday, May 3rd.

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

BHS SWIMMING & DIVING

Last week, Berkeley High’s 75 swimmers and divers were triumphant at League Championships.  The Girls team won their THIRD STRAIGHT championship and it wasn’t even close.  The Boys continued a three-year climb, coming within 1 point of 2nd place.  Divers Scarlett Nykamp & Lucien Geltman-Lamb were each League Champions.  Charlotte Livermore won 2 individual events and was on a school-record-setting relay with Lily Schultz, Samishka Chitnis, and Abril Esqueda.  High point boys included Yair Sas, Connor Levi-Lang, Jaymul Barot & Torben Wihlbiller.  Their coaches said it was the most comprehensive team performance they’d ever witnessed:  75% of the team’s 150 swims were all-time personal bests.  More than 20 swimmers & divers will head to North Coast Sections later this week.

BHS Diving has NCS on may 1st in concord. Liam, Lucien, Scarlett, and Maya will be competing. 

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


IB STUDIO ART EXHIBITION 

MAY 13-16

COMMUNITY THEATER


Seniors, money matters!

Do you need help with your orientation and/or SIR deposits or any other college related expenses? The first 50 students who qualify will receive a $750 check in their name. 

Make sure to fill out the First Step application: https://forms.gle/2wFSJ4Byzk9SrtGt7 .

You’ll need to have your SAI (Student Aid Index) number handy from the FAFSA/CADAA. The application will take no more than 3 minutes! Please don’t wait, the form will stop accepting responses after May 3rd.

Submitted by erikapistoni@berkeley.net 


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Our Monologues 

Our Monologues shows this weekend!! Friday 7pm and Saturday 3pm and 7pm, in the Little Theater! Tickets are $5 and Friday is pay what you can. You can also pay cash at the door! 

Link for tickets: https://berkeley.myschoolcentral.com/  

Contact ourmonolguesbhs@gmail.com 

@ourmonologuesbhs


Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Berkeley High School

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Red Ceremony: Last Names A-K 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gold Ceremony: Last Names L-Z 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*You can wear a red or gold cap & gown to either ceremony.

Guest entrance at Milvia Street & Durant Avenue opens up one hour before each ceremony

Watch the 2024 Livestream Here 

We will share graduation updates via student email, BHS e-tree, the BHS website, this section of the senior information page among other means.

Tickets It is assumed that all graduating students will attend the ceremony. All graduating students from BHS, BIS & BTA will receive six (6) tickets for graduation. Please complete the RSVP form by May 1st *form opens late March.

Every person attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entrance.

Ticket Distribution We will distribute six (6) tickets to all graduating students after the June 3 grad meeting. An alternative pick up time will be announced closer to graduation. All outstanding debts must be cleared before tickets can be distributed.

Graduation Performers & Speakers We will recruit student speakers or student performers that represent the heart and spirit of the Class of 2024. Please submit a video clip of your audition speech or performance by May 1st.

Contact Mr. V with any questions.


Latine Graduation Ceremony

May 29

Seniors! If you are interested in participating in the Latine Graduation Ceremony please make sure to stop by Ms. Dueñas classroom in C106 on Wednesday May 1st After School! We will be handing out the Latine Graduation Save the Date invitations! 

RSVP here

Contact aliettiortegamendoza@berkeley.net & xochitlduenas@berkeley.net  

@bhs.latinesunidos


Spring Football Tryouts begin May 6th!!!

Contact Coach Perry


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Join BHS Yearbook

Yearbook applications for the 2024-25 school year are open now. We are looking for designers, photographers and writers. Deadline is May 27.

Apply here

Make sure to pre-order your yearbook for this school year before they sell out. Use code 16356.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


Cakewalk Donations

The class of 2027 leadership team wants to let you know that we will be hosting a cakewalk at the carnival this year!!! And we need your help! We are in need of cake donations, contact us via instagram @class_of_2027_leadership, using this link, or finding us in person!

Contact manushi shah, amani meleis

Submitted by manushishah@students.berkeley.net


Period Product Drive 

This is a drive to collect menstrual products for students who need them in school. We know that they often get damaged and destroyed in the bathrooms so we want to put them in classrooms to ensure everyone has access. 

Click here for the form 

Contact sophianishioka@students.berkeley.net 


BHS LUNCH GUIDE

Hey everyone! We created a guide of all the places to have lunch around Berkeley High. It’s organized by price, distance, wait time, and has lots of other information (ex: student discounts!) so you can more easily decide where to go for off-campus lunch.

Click this link or scan the QR code to access the guide!  

Submitted by sashaspanier@students.berkeley.net  

evafostovskygeckeler@students.berkeley.net


Upcoming YAP Events

Teen Night:

Every Friday night from 5-9pm, YAP (Young Adult Project) offers a fun, safe space to hang out

with you and your friends. Come play basketball, video games, watch movies, eat snacks and

food or just hang out with your friends.

Teen Family Camping Trip:

The Teens Family Camping Trip is a once in a life time opportunity to see a side of the City of

Berkeley that not everyone gets an opportunity to see. Located in the mountains close to

Yosemite, we bring teens and their families up to Berkeley Family Tuolumne camp to get away

from the city life and enjoy a fun and relaxing time out in nature. We take families on fun hikes,

allow the teens to swim and fish and bring everyone together for meals and smores around the

campfire.

Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip:

Time to put down the phones and tables, TV remotes and video game controllers (only for one

weekend) because in August, we also have the Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip. This is an amazing

opportunity for teens to get away from home for a weekend, see the Lovely South side of Lake

Tahoe, and get to see a different side of what the City of Berkeley has to offer. 

Reach out to

Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov if you have any questions.

 Contact Joaquim Lee Assistant Recreation Coordinator


BHS JAZZ SALSA NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN! 

We had so much fun last year we decided to make Salsa Night a tradition. Come on down to BHS on Friday May 10th. FREE Dance lesson 5:30-6:30 followed by lots of dancing and amazing music until 9:00 pm. There will be food trucks and lots of yummy treats for sale. FREE Admission – bring your friends and families and have a joyous time with us. 😊🎉❤️🔥


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 cut off has passed

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

4.29 BULLETIN: GRAD RSVP, BEYOND THE CUT, LATINE GRAD, DRUM CIRCLE, OUR MONOLOGUES & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

April 29, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Berkeley High School

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Red Ceremony: Last Names A-K 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gold Ceremony: Last Names L-Z 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*You can wear a red or gold cap & gown to either ceremony.

Guest entrance at Milvia Street & Durant Avenue opens up one hour before each ceremony

Watch the 2024 Livestream Here 

We will share graduation updates via student email, BHS e-tree, the BHS website, this section of the senior information page among other means.

Tickets It is assumed that all graduating students will attend the ceremony. All graduating students from BHS, BIS & BTA will receive six (6) tickets for graduation. Please complete the RSVP form by May 1st *form opens late March.

Every person attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entrance.

Ticket Distribution We will distribute six (6) tickets to all graduating students after the June 3 grad meeting. An alternative pick up time will be announced closer to graduation. All outstanding debts must be cleared before tickets can be distributed.

Graduation Performers & Speakers We will recruit student speakers or student performers that represent the heart and spirit of the Class of 2024. Please submit a video clip of your audition speech or performance by May 1st.

Contact Mr. V with any questions.


Latine Graduation Ceremony

May 29

Seniors! If you are interested in participating in the Latine Graduation Ceremony please make sure to stop by Ms. Dueñas classroom in C106 on Wednesday May 1st After School! We will be handing out the Latine Graduation Save the Date invitations! 

RSVP here

Contact aliettiortegamendoza@berkeley.net & xochitlduenas@berkeley.net  

@bhs.latinesunidos



Spring Football Tryouts begin May 6th!!!

Contact Coach Perry


Our Monologues 

Our Monologues shows this weekend!! Friday 7pm and Saturday 3pm and 7pm, in the Little Theater! Tickets are $5 and Friday is pay what you can. You can also pay cash at the door! 

Link for tickets: https://berkeley.myschoolcentral.com/  

Contact ourmonolguesbhs@gmail.com 

@ourmonologuesbhs


Beyond the Cut 2024 

Beyond the Cut 2024 – The BHS Film Exhibition will occur on Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at Freight and Salvage. The event features films from Art of Video, Advanced Video, and IB Film Year 1 and 2. We will screen work from over 40 BHS filmmakers. Doors open at 5:30. The event is free!

Submitted by amandamarini@berkeley.net


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Join BHS Yearbook

Yearbook applications for the 2024-25 school year are open now. We are looking for designers, photographers and writers. Deadline is May 27.

Apply here

Make sure to pre-order your yearbook for this school year before they sell out. Use code 16356.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 


Cakewalk Donations

The class of 2027 leadership team wants to let you know that we will be hosting a cakewalk at the carnival this year!!! And we need your help! We are in need of cake donations, contact us via instagram @class_of_2027_leadership, using this link, or finding us in person!

Contact manushi shah, amani meleis

Submitted by manushishah@students.berkeley.net


Period Product Drive 

This is a drive to collect menstrual products for students who need them in school. We know that they often get damaged and destroyed in the bathrooms so we want to put them in classrooms to ensure everyone has access. 

Click here for the form 

Contact sophianishioka@students.berkeley.net 


BHS LUNCH GUIDE

Hey everyone! We created a guide of all the places to have lunch around Berkeley High. It’s organized by price, distance, wait time, and has lots of other information (ex: student discounts!) so you can more easily decide where to go for off-campus lunch.

Click this link or scan the QR code to access the guide!  

Submitted by sashaspanier@students.berkeley.net  

evafostovskygeckeler@students.berkeley.net


Upcoming YAP Events

Teen Night:

Every Friday night from 5-9pm, YAP (Young Adult Project) offers a fun, safe space to hang out

with you and your friends. Come play basketball, video games, watch movies, eat snacks and

food or just hang out with your friends.

Teen Family Camping Trip:

The Teens Family Camping Trip is a once in a life time opportunity to see a side of the City of

Berkeley that not everyone gets an opportunity to see. Located in the mountains close to

Yosemite, we bring teens and their families up to Berkeley Family Tuolumne camp to get away

from the city life and enjoy a fun and relaxing time out in nature. We take families on fun hikes,

allow the teens to swim and fish and bring everyone together for meals and smores around the

campfire.

Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip:

Time to put down the phones and tables, TV remotes and video game controllers (only for one

weekend) because in August, we also have the Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip. This is an amazing

opportunity for teens to get away from home for a weekend, see the Lovely South side of Lake

Tahoe, and get to see a different side of what the City of Berkeley has to offer. 

Reach out to

Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov if you have any questions.

 Contact Joaquim Lee Assistant Recreation Coordinator


BHS JAZZ SALSA NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN! 

We had so much fun last year we decided to make Salsa Night a tradition. Come on down to BHS on Friday May 10th. FREE Dance lesson 5:30-6:30 followed by lots of dancing and amazing music until 9:00 pm. There will be food trucks and lots of yummy treats for sale. FREE Admission – bring your friends and families and have a joyous time with us. 😊🎉❤️🔥


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 cut off has passed

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

4.12 BULLETIN: CHOIR, POETRY, SPELLING, GARDEN, SWIM & DIVE SR NIGHT, JACKET is HIRING, CAP & GOWN & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

April 12, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


This Friday, April 12th, is national Day of Silence! 

Day of Silence is a day of protest held nationwide annually by GLESEN in which people refrain from speaking for a day. Whether unable to come out, unable to be with the ones they loved, or physically silenced through violence like Nex Benedict, queer people everywhere have historically been unable to share their voices. Join us in a day of solidarity by staying silent this Friday, and break the silence with us after school. Also, come by and pick up a notebook Friday at 8 am on the senior steps, and let’s bring attention to queer rights everywhere!

Submitted by octoberhertenstein@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_ages


Swimming & Diving Senior Night

The swim team senior night will occur on Friday the 12th at 4:00pm at the BHS pool. 


Come hear the BHS Chorus perform! 

Please come to Berkeley High Chorus concert on Friday, April 12th at 7pm for a fun night of music and creativity! Our Seniors will be singing solos as a send-off so come support them! We will be accompanied by the amazing BHS Jazz program.


Berkeley High Poetry Slam is TONIGHT!

SLAM Poetry is having a showcase on Friday April 12th at 5:30! This is in the BHS library and is a FREE event. If you’re hungry there will be a fundraising bake sale.  

See you there ◡̈ 

Submitted by juliasegre@students.berkeley.net 

@slamberkeleyhigh


Spelling Bee is Tonight

Come to the BHS Spelling Bee today in the community theater! 

Contestants come at 6:00pm for prep

Audience members come at 6:30pm

Tickets are free, but donations are welcome & appreciated!

Submitted by sofiabloom@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs2026leadership


BHS Jacket is Hiring

The Jacket is excited to announce that we are opening up applications for copy team, layout team, and visual editors. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due April 5th, reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions regarding applications. Please consider applying and follow our instagram @bhsjacket for more information!

https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/about/staff/apply/

@bhsjacket


Cap & Gown Orders

Achievers will distribute all cap & gown orders

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 during lunch

Donahue Gym

Read below if you still need to order a cap and gown 

Graduation orders can be placed at any time online, by phone or by mail. Achievers Inc. handles orders for just the cap and gown as well as rings, announcements, grad swag and even graduation packages. Cap & gowns are traditionally worn at an in-person graduation. Consider using a cap & gown for senior portraits, graduation pictures, at home celebrations as well as any of graduation activities to be confirmed in the spring.

Online: GraduationOrder.com  (password bhs510)

Phone: 408.441.7200 Monday – Friday   9:00 am – 4:00 pm (English/Spanish)

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


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Manny Lane-Scott 2024 memoir

Attention all students and staff! We’re thrilled to announce Manny Lane-Scott’s latest project: his very own Memoir! Get ready for a captivating journey through Manny’s experiences in BHS theater productions, packed with humor, heart, insecurities, and invaluable insights into teenage life. Check it out in the link in the bulletin below for more details!

Manny Lane-Scott 2024 memoir

Submitted by manuellanescott@students.berkeley.net 


Check out The Buzz, the Jacket’s podcast! 

We  cover stories about Berkeley High culture, events and issues.

Take a listen on Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net 

@bhsjacket


Holidays Around the World

Hey Jackets!

Here’s your dose of holidays!

Eid al-Fitr – April 9-10

https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56695447

Earth Day – April 22

Passover – April 22-30

https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/What-Is-Passover-Pesach.htm

Resources

https://linktr.ee/jessicaah25

See you all soon!

~

Jessica Hipona

Commissioner of MTC Affairs 22-24

jessicahipona@students.berkeley.net  

@bhs_multicultural_affairs, @juicethejackets


Join BHS Cheer

Calling All BHS Students!!!

If you are high spirited, have lots of energy or love pumping up others? If you are a cheerleader, dancer, a gymnast or have any tumbling skills? If you don’t but you just want to be apart of an upbeat enthusiastic team,

then we want to see you at

Berkeley High Cheerleading Tryouts

We are looking forward to an exciting 2024-25 school year with our cheer program and we want you to be a part!

Tryouts will be held on:

Monday, April 22nd – Friday April 26th

M-Gym at BHS

5 -7pm

Submitted by tiffanysutherland@berkeley.net 

@bhs_cheerteam


Berkeley Bakers Baking Club 

Meeting in the library Friday April 12

Submitted by sebastienminnmurray@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleybakersbakingclub


Celebrate Earth Month

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Month? Join us after school on Friday April 12, from 3:30-6pm for a BHS Garden work day. We will be working to improve the BHS garden space and plant spring/summer crops.  No prior gardening experience necessary! Students and staff are invited to attend. We will meet at the garden by the H building.  We hope to see you there! 

Submitted by Ellen McClure, Climate Literacy Teacher on Special Assignment, ellenmcclure@berkeley.net 


FASHION SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Fashion Show is Friday April 19th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Buy your tickets here

$8 – Students

$20 – Adults

**Email bhsfashionzine@gmail.com or 

dm @bhsfashionshow on instagram for a discounted or free ticket**

Submitted by isabelrodriguezgerstein@students.berkeley.net 

bhsfashionzine@gmail.com 

@bhsfashionshow24


BHS Library Upcoming Events

April 18th

Rebecca Solnit will be in conversation with Sunrise Movement student leaders about her new collection of essays, Not Too Late, on April 18th from 6-8 pm at the BCC auditorium

From the publisher: “As the contributors to this volume make clear, the future will be decided by whether we act in the present—and we must act to counter institutional inertia, fossil fuel interests, and political obduracy.”

You can reserve a free ticket on EventBrite here! Signed copies of Not Too Late will be available for purchase for $10 after the event. 

Submitted by meredithirby@berkeley.net 


JOIN BHS LEADERSHIP for 2024-2025 

Anyone interested in an appointed position needs to fill out an application by April 23rd at midnight.

APPOINTED POSITION APPS DUE APRIL 23

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


BHS JAZZ SALSA NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN! 

We had so much fun last year we decided to make Salsa Night a tradition. Come on down to BHS on Friday May 10th. FREE Dance lesson 5:30-6:30 followed by lots of dancing and amazing music until 9:00 pm. There will be food trucks and lots of yummy treats for sale. FREE Admission – bring your friends and families and have a joyous time with us. 😊🎉❤️🔥


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 cut off has passed

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

2.7 BULLETIN: BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT, COUNSELORS WEEK, OPEN HOUSE, SR NIGHT for WOMEN’S SOCCER & BOYS BBALL, LCAP SURVEY, COLLEGE INFO, V-DAY GRAMS, JOIN LEADERSHIP & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

February 7, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


BHS HEALTH CENTER is CLOSED

TUE. FEBRUARY 5th

MON. FEBRUARY 12th


BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 

February 8, 2024

Why are we excited to host an Open house?

We look forward to celebrating all the wonderful learning that happens within our school community. This is a dynamic evening with interesting opportunities to visit specially curated spaces with student work, performance spaces, and departmental & specific program highlights. Families will be able to prioritize where they would like to visit and what they would like to see. 

BHS Community Time at 5:30PM! 

The Food Trucks are back! They will be open starting at 5:30pm in front of Donahue gymnasium. Families can get food, and connect with each other before Open House. 

OPEN HOUSE STARTS at 6:30pm and Ends at 8:00pm!

A detailed program of showcase and presentation locations will be provided for families. Student ambassadors will float to hand out programs with maps.

Get a Map: Front Entrance (on Allston), M-Gate at Milvia St., and G-H Doors (MLK Jr. Way)


Strategic and LCAP Plan. The BUSD Strategic Planning Survey

We’re asking for your very important feedback on our districtwide Strategic and LCAP Plan. The BUSD Strategic Planning Survey will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  

As Educational Partners to our district (yes, this means YOU) you have an important perspective on the school system and provide valuable insight on our school community.  All responses are anonymous and data collected will help inform our plans; summary data may be shared in upcoming planning meetings and reports to the Board. Completing this survey is an important way to share your input on our LCAP and Strategic plan.

We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/x4NJoEZmKGvrum7p8


Register or Pre-Register to Vote Today!

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

Visit this website in order to register to vote for the upcoming primary election. You must register by February 20th in order to participate in the March 5th primaries.


EAOP is recruiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students!

EAOP is recruiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students! The UC Berkeley Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is a college access program for Berkeley High students who identify as first-generation college, underrepresented, and/or low-income. Students only have to identify with at least one of these 3 identities to be eligible to apply and you can see definitions for these identities in the flyer below. Students in this program benefit from meetings with their college adviser, college/career events, free summer programs at UC Berkeley, college application and financial aid support, and more!

Students can apply at tinyurl.com/dcaceaopstudentapplication  (English version) and tinyurl.com/dcaceaopstudentapplicationspan (Spanish version). Please look for a decision email after applying.

Questions? Please email Ms. Martinez, the Berkeley High EAOP College Adviser, at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs


Have you submitted your FAFSA or CADAA?

Attention all seniors!! Have you submitted your FAFSA or CADAA? The FAFSA and CADAA are online financial aid applications. ONE of them must be submitted by the April 2nd deadline in order to be eligible for federal money to help pay for college. All seniors must submit a FAFSA or CADAA, or fill out an Opt Out Form.

Need help getting started or completing it? Come to FAFSA/CADAA Application Support hosted by Ms. Martinez in the CCC. On Feb 7, 21, and 28 during 6th period they will be helping students with the FAFSA or CADAA. This is an excused absence, but you must check in with your teacher FIRST. Since this form asks for financial information, you may also need photos of documents, please see the attached flyer for more information. Hope to see you in the CCC!


Support the Black Student Union

The Berkeley High BSU is selling long sleeves and hoodies until February 11th to fundraise for events this month and the rest of the school year.

Click Here for the Link

You can either buy a shirt/hoodie, donate, or both! They will be delivered at the end of the month, and we’ll take a group photo with all our supporters once they arrive! You can have it delivered to your home or to the school and pick them up in H102A.

Contact meikkolee@berkeley.net spencerpritchard@berkeley.net 


Valentine’s Day Grams

Hey Jackets! Junior Class Leadership is partnering with the Origami Club to make Valentine’s Day grams. We will be selling them Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday by the glass doors during lunch for $2 each. See you there!

Submitted by alyssaraimi@students.berkeley.net 

@bhsleadership2025


SLC Survey

BHS Juniors and Seniors – help the class of 2027 learn more about our small schools by  contributing to Rate My Small School! The process takes less than 3 minutes, and is completely independent of the Berkeley High Administration (made for students, by students). To contribute, visit rmss.bhs.sh, or scan the QR code on screen. 

Submitted by eliothertenstein@students.berkeley.net 


Right Writer’s Writing Contest 

Please submit to the google forms link 

Or check out our Instagram @thebhsrightwriters

Contact adalillychu@students.berkeley.net 


Mens Varsity Basketball

Tonight Wednesday Feb. 7th 

Berkeley High Men’s Varsity Basketball takes on Alameda at the Donahue Gym at 7:00PM. 


CA Seal of Biliteracy

Seniors interested in obtaining the California Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma must sign on to the Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom, enter the code “eccmect” and follow the instructions. Deadline to complete application and upload all documents is March 15th.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Do you want to learn skills to support your friends and other peers who are struggling with their mental health?

Do you want to help raise awareness about mental health needs and resources at Berkeley High?

Apply to join the Mental Health Peer Educators today! In the Mental Health Peer Educators, you will learn about mental health topics and gain skills to provide support for your friends and other peers. We will meet weekly on Thursdays during 7th period starting on Thursday February 22nd.  

Applications are due Wednesday February 7th at 4pm. 

You can apply at http://tinyurl.com/S24MHPE  and email Rachel at rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net  for more information. 


Yearbook News

Senior Superlatives Round 1

SENIORS – please fill out this form for the first round of superlatives, you must be signed into your school email to do so, https://forms.gle/aicEYgFYWuvuY9kB6 

Get Your Photos in the Yearbook

EVERYONE – if you have any photos from this school year you think would make a good edition to the yearbook please drop them here, https://hjeshare.com/eShare/  

CODE gojackets223  

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


 Junior class t-shirts

Hey Junior Class! Interested in designing shirts for the FREE Junior class t-shirts we are giving out? Then submit your design in the form linked to the bulletin!

@bhsleadership2025 


JOIN BHS LEADERSHIP

for 2024-2025 

Applications for elected and appointed positions are now open.

Learn more about the due dates, election timeline and more by clicking here.

ELECTED POSITION APPS DUE FEBRUARY 22

APPOINTED POSITION APPS DUE APRIL 23

Contact Mr. V

@juicethejackets


2024 BHS PROM 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024

CLASS OF 2024 & 2025 EXCLUSIVE EVENT

SF CITY HALL

@bhs2024seniors

Prom 2024 Tickets

February TBD-March 22 $TBD

Online ticket sales begin February TBD.

In-person ticket sales begin March 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at lunch & after school.

Cash & debit/credit cards are accepted. Debit/credit cards fees apply. No checks or digital payments. 

Donate to the 2024 BHS Prom

Guest Passes & Dance Conduct:  Non-BHS Guest Pass Forms must be submitted before or at the time of purchase.  Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted to Prom.  Guest Pass Forms are accepted until March 16 and are available online only. Click here for the Guest Pass Form. You will be sent a passcode once the guest pass is approved.

Prom & Attendance Reminders

Hello Juniors and Seniors – Prom is coming up in March and we want everyone to be eligible. Remember that you cannot have more than 30 unexcused period absences and no suspensions in 2024 to be able to go to prom. If you have more than 30 unexcused absences, make sure you clear your absences through tutorial make ups and you can earn three hours of attendance makes by going to Saturday School on Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 12pm. 

Make sure to RSVP for Saturday School if you plan to attendance by clicking on this link or checking your emails for an invite. 

Submitted by attendanceoffice@berkeley.net


Valentines Craft Fair 

On February 8th during lunch at the BHS quad (between the  building and theater). Come support student artists and purchase art, prints, cards, jewelry, and more!

If you would like to be a vendor or sell at future craft fairs, please talk to Ms. Youngblood in G-108B anytime! @ candissyoungblood@berkeley.net 

@BHS_VAPA_CTE


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


BHS PTSA BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST

Submit your piece in one of four categories before February 27.

For more info about the contest guidelines, prizes, and to see past winners, visit the Student Life page of the BHS PTSA website.

@ptsa.bhs


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 by Jan. 31

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net

2.5 BULLETIN: MENTAL HEALTH PEER EDUCATORS, REGISTER to VOTE, JOIN LEADERSHIP, JR CLASS SHIRTS, YEARBOOK NEWS, SPRING SPORTS & much more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

BHS Leadership

 Video Bulletin Catalog

BHS Bulletin Spotify playlist

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza

Click here to submit a Bulletin

February 5, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


BHS HEALTH CENTER is CLOSED

TUE. FEBRUARY 5th

MON. FEBRUARY 12th


Register or Pre-Register to Vote Today!

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

Visit this website in order to register to vote for the upcoming primary election. You must register by February 20th in order to participate in the March 5th primaries.


Do you want to learn skills to support your friends and other peers who are struggling with their mental health?

Do you want to help raise awareness about mental health needs and resources at Berkeley High?

Apply to join the Mental Health Peer Educators today! In the Mental Health Peer Educators, you will learn about mental health topics and gain skills to provide support for your friends and other peers. We will meet weekly on Thursdays during 7th period starting on Thursday February 22nd.  

Applications are due Wednesday February 7th at 4pm. 

You can apply at http://tinyurl.com/S24MHPE  and email Rachel at rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net  for more information. 


Support the Black Student Union

The Berkeley High BSU is selling long sleeves and hoodies until February 11th to fundraise for events this month and the rest of the school year.

Click Here for the Link

You can either buy a shirt/hoodie, donate, or both! They will be delivered at the end of the month, and we’ll take a group photo with all our supporters once they arrive! You can have it delivered to your home or to the school and pick them up in H102A.
Contact meikkolee@berkeley.netspencerpritchard@berkeley.net


Yearbook News

Senior Superlatives Round 1

SENIORS – please fill out this form for the first round of superlatives, you must be signed into your school email to do so, https://forms.gle/aicEYgFYWuvuY9kB6 

Get Your Photos in the Yearbook

EVERYONE – if you have any photos from this school year you think would make a good edition to the yearbook please drop them here, https://hjeshare.com/eShare/  

CODE gojackets223  

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


 Junior class t-shirts

Hey Junior Class! Interested in designing shirts for the FREE Junior class t-shirts we are giving out? Then submit your design in the form linked to the bulletin!

@bhsleadership2025 


JOIN BHS LEADERSHIP

for 2024-2025 

Applications for elected and appointed positions are now open.

Learn more about the due dates, election timeline and more by clicking here.

ELECTED POSITION APPS DUE FEBRUARY 22

APPOINTED POSITION APPS DUE APRIL 23

Contact Mr. V

@juicethejackets


The All Blues Girls Rugby Spring Season is coming up!

All Blues, Girls Rugby is a High School Rugby Team that is for everyone and anyone, no experience required. We are open for registration to play in this spring season! Practice is Tuesdays, from 7-9 pm and Thursdays from 7-9, even if you are on the fence about joining, come check us out then; For more information contact sam Matsumoto <allbluesyouthdirector@gmail.com

or at lunch in h103.

@berkeley_blues_highschool


Disc Golf Club

The disc golf club is a new club for students to have fun learning how to play disc golf, playing disc golf, and getting involved in the disc golf scene. The club is open for anyone to join, both beginners and more experienced players. You don’t even have to own any discs to join the club, just show up to our bi-weekly lunch meetings in G204 (G building side of the breezeway), and if you want to come play, we will provide you with some discs. 

We will also be at the club fair, so sign up by signing up at the club fair, or emailing berkeleyhighdiscgolfclub@gmail.com. We hope to see you there. 

@BHSdiscgolfclub


Chess club wants invite all students to join chess club

 Chess club is a fun and exciting experience where students can learn to play chess. Chess club is open to all students and even if you already know how to play chess we still encourage you to show up. Chess club also hosts regular tournaments and is an inclusive place open to all levels. We meet outside the M building near the basketball courts at lunch on Thursdays. We hope that you visit us at the club fair on Thursdays if you are interested in joining. Also feel free to come any Thursday during lunch to sign up. 

Submitted by jacobmccaughrin@students.berkeley.net


Holidays

Here are some of the first holidays of February + links for further research (I recommend!!)

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

https://www.blackhistorymonth.gov/

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/features/childrens-dental-health.html#:~:text=February%20is%20National%20Children’s%20Dental,than%20children%20who%20don’t .

National Freedom Day (abolition of slavery)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/national-freedom-day-richard-wright-trnd/index.html

Setsubun (Japanese)

https://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/setsubun-festival#sthash.5EnKvlcY.dpbs

2/3/2024

Rosa Parks Day (State of California)

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/rosa-parks

2/4/2024 

Here’s a Linktree (https://linktr.ee/jessicaah25) with a bunch of resources, and a form for you to submit resources you’d like to have!! Also remember to check out the lives (held monthly) on @bhs_multicultural_affairs on insta :))

If you want to be a part of the holiday bulletin/teach a language/have any other q’s comments or concerns, email me at

jessicahipona@students.berkeley.net 

Hoping you all have a good week!! ⭐️

~

Jessica Hipona

Comm. Multicultural Affairs

BHS 25′


Berkeley High Softball

Berkeley High Softball tryouts start next Monday, February 5th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Please meet at the softball field at 4:15 pm with your softball gear and softball attire. No experience is necessary and some gear will be provided. For any questions email coach Jason Kaneko at jkcma5@gmail.com


EAOP is recruiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students!

EAOP is recruiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students! The UC Berkeley Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is a college access program for Berkeley High students who identify as first-generation college, underrepresented, and/or low-income. Students only have to identify with at least one of these 3 identities to be eligible to apply and you can see definitions for these identities in the flyer below. Students in this program benefit from meetings with their college adviser, college/career events, free summer programs at UC Berkeley, college application and financial aid support, and more!

Students can apply at tinyurl.com/dcaceaopstudentapplication (English version) and tinyurl.com/dcaceaopstudentapplicationspan (Spanish version). Please look for a decision email after applying.

Questions? Please email Ms. Martinez, the Berkeley High EAOP College Adviser, at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs


BHS Jazz will be playing at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Feb. 5, 6, 7

Get your tickets with the link below!

Join us for three special nights of Jazz at renowned Jazz House Yoshi’s in Oakland!

Bring your friends and start your night off with yummy Japanese fare at Yoshi’s restaurant before delighting your senses with amazing music from our student musicians.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

Bands play in the order listed below.

Mon. Feb. 5

2:00 Band and 11:00 Band

Tues. Feb. 6

10:00 Band and 3:00 Band

Wed. Feb. 7

 Jazz Ensemble and Combo A, featuring Peter Apfelbaum joining the band for a commissioned work

Contact Berkeleyhighjazz@gmail.com if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


2024 BHS PROM 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024

CLASS OF 2024 & 2025 EXCLUSIVE EVENT

SF CITY HALL

@bhs2024seniors

Prom 2024 Tickets

February TBD-March 22 $TBD

Online ticket sales begin February TBD.

In-person ticket sales begin March 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at lunch & after school.

Cash & debit/credit cards are accepted. Debit/credit cards fees apply. No checks or digital payments. 

Donate to the 2024 BHS Prom

Guest Passes & Dance Conduct:  Non-BHS Guest Pass Forms must be submitted before or at the time of purchase.  Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted to Prom.  Guest Pass Forms are accepted until March 16 and are available online only. Click here for the Guest Pass Form. You will be sent a passcode once the guest pass is approved.

Prom & Attendance Reminders

Hello Juniors and Seniors – Prom is coming up in March and we want everyone to be eligible. Remember that you cannot have more than 30 unexcused period absences and no suspensions in 2024 to be able to go to prom. If you have more than 30 unexcused absences, make sure you clear your absences through tutorial make ups and you can earn three hours of attendance makes by going to Saturday School on Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 12pm. 

Make sure to RSVP for Saturday School if you plan to attendance by clicking on this link or checking your emails for an invite. 

Submitted by attendanceoffice@berkeley.net


Valentines Craft Fair 

On February 8th during lunch at the BHS quad (between the  building and theater). Come support student artists and purchase art, prints, cards, jewelry, and more!

If you would like to be a vendor or sell at future craft fairs, please talk to Ms. Youngblood in G-108B anytime! @ candissyoungblood@berkeley.net 

@BHS_VAPA_CTE


Come to BHS Finance Club! 

We meet every Thursday in room C231.

Submitted by riyazalladin@students.berkeley.net 


Gene Yang & LuYuen Pham Visit BHS February 9

Gene Yang and LuYuen Pham will be joining us on Friday, February 9th during 6th period in the Community Theater to discuss their new graphic novel Lunar New Year Love Story! You can purchase a signed copy of the book for 15% off with the QR code. Interested in joining? Ask a BHS Librarian for a permission slip! 

Submitted by meredithirby@berkeley.net 


Help Plant Trees!

The City of Berkeley needs your help to plant new trees at Aquatic Park. The event will take place on the west side of Aquatic Park Saturday, February 3rd, from 9am-12pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 31st by emailing PRWvolunteer@berkeleyca.gov .  To join the planting, meet at the Rowing Club parking lot at Aquatic Park. On the day of the event please wear closed-toed footwear and clothing that can get a bit dirty. We will supply tools and gloves. We plan to dig holes, plant trees, and install support stakes. Morning snacks along with lunch will be available for all volunteers. 

This will count towards your community service hours!

Submitted by marisolmarcucci@students.berkeley.net 


Black History Month Art Submissions

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up submission for Black History Month. We are accepting any kind of art you would like to submit (paintings, photographs, writing, etc). 

Email marinahoward@students.berkeley.net with submissions and any questions! Submissions are due February 2nd, so make sure to get them in by then! 

Follow us on instagram @bhsjacket for more information about submissions.


BHS ATHLETICS

SPRING SPORTS BEGIN on FEBRUARY 5th: 

Athletes must be cleared to participate

SPRING SPORTS, starting Monday, Feb 5th

Baseball: 3 levels (Fr, JV, Var)

  • Pending weather, tryouts are 3 days, Mon Feb 5th through Wed Feb 7th at Tim Moellering Field at 4pm sharp.
  • More specific information on tryouts will be emailed out to all student-athletes registered for baseball prior to tryouts
  • Wear baseball attire and spikes and bring all baseball equipment
  • Make-up tryouts for winter athletes (email curtissandeford@berkeley.net)

Badminton: One coed team of around 40 (20 boys, 20 girls)

  • 6pm Mon 2/5, 4pm Tue 2/6, and 4pm Wed 2/7 in the Jacket Gym
  • Arrive early on the first day of tryouts to check in
  • Come ready to tryout in court shoes and athletic attire with a full water bottle
  • Bring personal rackets, only a limited number of rackets are available to borrow
  • Students requiring make-up tryouts must email kylehayden@berkeley.net before the first day of tryouts

Crew: Boys and girls teams, each 2 levels (Novice/Var)

  • Crew has been operating since August as a club sport
  • Interested athletes should reach out to coaches or attend land BHS practices at 4pm (girls M & Th; boys Tu & Fri). 
  • Head coaches: Girls – Marie Jones (marie@berkeleyhighcrew.org) and Boys – Leon Maurer (leontillmaurer@gmail.com)

Boys Golf: One team around 10 golfers

  • 4PM Monday weather permitting: Tilden Golf Course putting green, bring clubs

Boys Lacrosse: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 7:30pm, Monday Feb 5 at Jacket Stadium
  • 8:30pm, Tuesday 2/6 at Jacket Stadium
  • 7:30pm, Wed 2/7 at Jacket Stadium
  • 4pm, Thur 2/8 at Derby Field
  • Beginners welcome. No cuts. Wear athletic attire/cleats, Bring lacrosse gear if you have it.

Girls Lacrosse: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 4pm, Monday Feb 5 at Derby Field (weather permitting)
  • 4PM, Tuesday 2/6 at Underhill Field at CAL (bring tennis shoes or turf shoes. Cleats not allowed; wear athletic attire)
  • 6:30pm, Wed 2/7 at Jacket Stadium – bring cleats and gear
  • 6:30pm Thurs 2/8 Jacket Stadium – bring cleats and gear
  • More specific information on tryouts will be emailed out to all student-athletes registered for girls lacrosse prior to tryouts

Softball: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 4:30PM, BHS Softball field, bring cleats, equipment, and suitable softball attire

Swimming and Diving: Girls and boys teams (around 35-40 each); dive team (variable)

  • 4PM, BHS Natatorium ready to swim/dive; Skills evaluations all week

Boys Tennis: One team around 20 players

  • Pending weather Boys Tennis will be Monday Feb 5 & Tues Feb 6
  • 4PM Hearst Tennis Courts at CAL, court shoes, tennis attire, water bottle, and racket(s)
  • More information will be emailed out to student athletes registered for tennis prior to tryouts. 

Track and Field: Very large coed team

  • Monday Feb 5th to Friday Feb 9 at 4:50PM, meet in the athletic plaza between the portables, stadium, and softball field.
  • Specific tryout information for the various event groups will be provided by email to those registered. Tryouts will end between 6:30pm and 7:30pm depending on the day and event group.
  • Bring Running Shoes, Shorts and a T-Shirt you can run in, digital watch and a Water Bottle
  • Tryout week is mandatory, any athlete who cannot make tryouts must email Coaches in advance.

Boys Volleyball: 2 levels (JV/Var) – each team around 10-14 athletes

  • 4pm in M gym M/T/Th/F; 6pm in the Jacket gym on Wed Feb 7
  • Bring gym shoes/clothes

Athletes must be CLEARED to participate in practices.

All athletes (including returning athletes) must have a valid physical and register online through our registration system called Home Campus. To register and learn all about the clearance process, go to: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/bhsathletics/Resources/athlete-registration

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For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

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ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

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BHS PTSA BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST

Submit your piece in one of four categories before February 27.

For more info about the contest guidelines, prizes, and to see past winners, visit the Student Life page of the BHS PTSA website.

@ptsa.bhs


The Right Writers Club

The Right Writers Club is currently hosting a writing contest for high school students to submit their work! The winner will receive a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card. 

To enter the contest, please follow the writing prompt: Write a story starting with “The moment I woke up, I knew something wasn’t right.” The story must be in less than 2000 words and it can be in any form. We are excited to see what you came up with! 

The deadline for submission is March 15th, 2024. We will announce the winner a few days after the deadline. If you are interested in submitting, please submit to the link below:

https://forms.gle/1C4Yd3bZyyFYoKET9

Submitted by adalillychu@students.berkeley.net 

@thebhsrightwriters


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 by Jan. 31

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

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Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net