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

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


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

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

2.2 BULLETIN: BLACK HISTORY MONTH, MENTAL HEALTH PEER EDUCATORS, SENIOR SUPERLATIVES, LEADERSHIP APPS, 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 2, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

BHS HEALTH CENTER is CLOSED

TUE. FEBRUARY 5th

MON. FEBRUARY 12th


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


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

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


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

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

1.31 BULLETIN: CRAFT FAIR, GREEN DOT, FINANCE CLUB, ALL BLUES RUGBY, CHESS, DISC GOLF, HOLIDAYS, CLUB FAIR & 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

January 31, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin: BULLETIN_1.31.24_V57.mp4


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


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 


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


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 


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 


Senior Quotes

Seniors!! You are still able to submit senior quotes and those need to be in ASAP. Also, be on the lookout for senior superlatives as those are coming out soon.

Submit your senior quotes here!

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


SPRING CLUB FAIR

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

9:00 AM – end of 3rd period

Community Theater Lobby & East Gallery

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

Contact sanamrozyckishah@students.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.


Join Sprouting Stems

Sprouting stems is a stem program for kids in kindergarten and 3rd through 5th grade. What happens is, us (the high schoolers), meet at the MLK gate after school and around 3:50 we walk to Washington elementary. Once there, we give the kids fun lessons about stem through exciting projects and games. 

Submitted by dominiclyon@students.berkeley.net

@bhssproutingstems


BHS WELLNESS CENTER

PARENT INFO NIGHT

JANUARY 31

Please join us on Wednesday January 31, 2024 from 6-7:30pm in the Berkeley High Library for our monthly parent information night–Caring for Yourself to Care for Others: Strategies for You and Your Child. The conversation will be facilitated by Rachel Krow-Boniske in partnership with the Niroga Institute!

Come learn:

  • Strategies to manage emotional activation
  • How to model stress management and calming tools for your child
  • Dynamic Mindfulness Practices

You can enter through the main entrance on Allston Way (corner with Milvia St). 

Spanish interpretation will be provided. There are stairs/elevators to the 2nd floor. Please contact rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net with accessibility needs or questions.

_____________________________________

Únase a nosotros el 31 de enero a las 6-7:30 en la biblioteca de Berkeley High School para una noche de información: Cuidarse  a si mismo para cuidar a los demás: Estrategias para usted y su hijo/a. La conversación facilitada por nuestra consejera de bienestar, Rachel Krow-Boniske con NIroga Institute.

Vamos a aprender

– Estrategias para gestionar la activación emocional.

– Cómo modelar el manejo del estrés y las herramientas calmantes para su hijo.

– Prácticas de Dinámicas de Mindfulness

Puede ingresar por la entrada principal en Allston Way (la esquina con Milvia St.).

Se ofrece interpretación en español. Hay escaleras o ascensor a segundo piso. Comuníquese con Rachel a rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net si tiene otras preguntas o necesidades de accesibilidad.

Here’s email content for the February info night (again still waiting for Spanish translation so will send that when I get it):

Please join us on Wednesday February 28, 2024 from 6-7:30pm in the Berkeley High Library for our monthly parent information night–Teen Substance Use and Abuse. The conversation is offered in partnership between BHS Wellness, Berkeley Mental Health, and Options Recovery Services. 

We will discuss:

  • How to talk to your child about substance use
  • Distinguishing between experimenting, abuse and dependence
  • Resources for substance use intervention and recovery

You can enter through the main entrance on Allston Way (corner with Milvia St). 

Spanish interpretation will be provided. There are stairs/elevators to the 2nd floor. Please contact rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net with accessibility needs or questions.


9TH GRADERS: SLC Lottery & Course Requests

Please do not reply to this email. If you have questions, contact your 9th grade School Counselor.

Hello U9 Families,

We would like to inform all BHS 9th grade families and students about some important details related to the Small Learning Communities (SLC) Lottery process for the 10th grade, as well as the 10th grade course selection process.

In the upcoming weeks, 9th grade students will participate in a number of activities to learn about our SLCs so they can make an informed decision in the upcoming SLC Lottery:

    Small Learning Community Education Assembly & Video – On Wednesday, January 31, all 9th grade students will go to a live assembly about BHS’s five Small Learning Communities – Academic Choice (AC), Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS), Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA), Berkeley International High School (BIHS), and Communication Arts and Sciences  (CAS). Staff and students from each SLC will discuss the academic offerings and experiences in their communities. An informational video will also be available to all families to view on the BHS website.

   BHS Course Catalog Scavenger Hunt Activity – During the last week of  January, all 9th grade students will participate in a course catalog  ‘scavenger hunt’ in their Freshman Seminar class. This activity guides

   students through the Course Catalog, paying close attention to the requirements within each SLC. The 2024-25 BHS Course Catalog will be available on the BHS website starting on Jan. 31 (See Documents section).

Small Learning Community Lottery Selection for 9th Graders

During the week of February 12, BHS Counselors will be joining 9th grade classes to assist students in submitting their lottery rankings. This is a quick process but absolutely required.  If students are absent, they should notify their Freshman Seminar teacher and Hive Counselor so that alternate arrangements can be made.

Then what happens?  As the parents/guardians, you will have a chance to review your student’s lottery selections and can make any changes up to Friday March 1. Then, the lottery will be run and your child will receive their SLC placement in April, after spring break.  Students will then sign up for next year’s classes; more information about course selection will be provided at that time.

Small Learning Community Lottery Guidelines

During this Lottery Selection with the School Counselor, your student will enter the SLC Lottery. Your student will rank the SLCs that they desire to be placed in for the duration of 10th-12th grade.

For more details and examples, please see the linked etree post.


Berkeley High Model UN

Calling all future diplomats and debate enthusiasts! Berkeley High Model UN is your ticket to engaging discussions, global problem-solving, and loads of fun!

Why should you join?

Connect with other students!

Boost your public speaking skills!

Explore global perspectives!

And spice up that college application!

No experience needed – just bring your passion! Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, there’s a spot for you in our Model UN!

We meet every Friday in C233 at lunch, come stop by!

See you there, Jackets!

Submitted by kaleawalthall@students.berkeley.net 


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.


Junior Class Shirts

The junior class leadership team is making shirts, and are looking for students to submit designs for the shirts! Dm us at @zariyahwinta_juniorclasspres25

Submitted by zamahraclark@students.berkeley.net 


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

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


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


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


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

12.13 BULLETIN: SOFTBALL & SWIM MEETINGS, SENIOR PORTRAITS, AFRICAN DIASPORA DANCE, JACKET IS HIRING, BHS ATHLETICS & 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

Bulletins & more  @juicethejackets Instagram

BHS Leadership website

 Video Bulletin Catalog

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman

Click here to submit a Bulletin

December 13, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Last Chance to Select Senior Portrait Proofs!

The senior portrait site is back up and running so all seniors that haven’t selected your senior portrait you need to go do that as soon as you possibly can.

Step One:  

Go to shop.prestigeportraits.com and create an account using your email address, Session ID and Access code. Your session ID and Access code can be found on the receipt that you were given at check in or you can find them on your proof sheet. If you do not have a proof sheet or receipt, please call 1-800- 736-4775.  

NOTE: It is important to know, once you have selected a yearbook image you will not be allowed to change your selection online. To change your yearbook selection once you have made a choice, please call 1-800-736-4775.  

Step two:  

Once you are in your account and claim your proofs please click on the “Proofs” at the top of the page, see image below.  

Step Three:  

Click on select under select yearbook photo, see image below: 

Step Four:  

Move through your yearbook images using the arrows in the picture box, once you have selected your image, click save pose. 

Step Five: 

Submit!

Please reach out if you have any questions!

@berkeleyearbook


Study Party hosted by the Junior Class Leadership Team

Juniors!! Leadership team in the library on Thursday 12/14 from 430-6 with snacks. See you there!

Submitted by alyssaraimi@students.berkeley.net
@bhsleadership2025


Attention all softball players!

BHS Softball will host an informational meeting for this spring’s season on Thursday December 14th at 4:15pm. 

We will meet in the visiting grandstands at the softball field unless it’s raining. If it’s raining, we’ll move into the M gym.

Contact Coach Jason Kaneko at jkcma5@gmail.com  if you have any questions or you can’t make it.

Go Jackets!

Submitted by athleticdirector@berkeley.net 


Shakespeare Book Club

The Shakespeare Book Club meets this Thursday in C324. We will be starting a Midsummer Nights’ Dream. No experience or materials are necessary and we encourage anybody to stop by if you’re at all interested 🙂 

Submitted by elileichterwilson@students.berkeley.net 


Join Black Honors Society! 

We are a club that focuses on preparing black students for college and academic prowess. We meet every Thursday at lunch in the D building, room D224, across from the CCC.

Submitted by zoepatterson@students.berkeley.net 

@blackhonors_bhs


Swim Team Interest Meeting

Thursday.

December 14.

At the pool.

Talking starts at 4pm.

Returning swimmers.

New swimmers.

Just-curious-maybe-swimmers.

Submitted by kiramcdonough@berkeley.net 


Still curious about summer STUDY ABROAD opportunities? 

In the last two summers, 36 students from Berkeley High studied abroad in countries across the world, such as Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, and France. Even if you missed last week’s information session, you can still get information about programs offered, the application process, and scholarship information. Come by C207 at lunch time any day to get more info. 

You could also reach out to letran@berkeley.net to learn more. 


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Come see our African Diaspora Dance Performance “Full Circle” 12/15 @ 7pm!

An evening of joy, culture, and beauty!


Berkeley High Jacket is Looking For Spring Semester Columnists

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for spring semester columnists! This position requires no in-person meetings. We are a completely student-run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Writing experience is not required. Applications are due December 15th, at 7 pm. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to marinahoward@students.berkeley.net with any questions!

Here is a link to the application

Check out our instagram @bhsjacket for updates about applications.


Final Exam Schedule

Monday, December 18, 2023: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 19, 2023: Regular Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 12/20-12/22: See below for Final Exams Schedule


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? September 18 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 Oct. 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

11.29 BULLETIN: LUNCH CLUB, PUENTE CLUB, WELLNESS CENTER OPENING, DANCE PRODUCTION, AFRICAN DIASPORA DANCE, HOLIDAY MEAL & much more…

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

Bulletins & more  @juicethejackets Instagram

BHS Leadership website

 Video Bulletin Catalog

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman

Click here to submit a Bulletin

November 29, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Lunch Club First Meeting Today!

The Lunch Club is having the first meeting of the school year on 11/29! Come join us for our first meeting in room C135! Our club is dedicated to help freshmen students learn more about the school and make new friends. Swing by to ask for advice or have a good time with other people! We hope to see you soon <3

Sign up for the mailing list here

Submitted by xinyuanzhang@students.berkeley.net 


*** WELLNESS CENTER GRAND OPENING ***

We joyfully invite our community to celebrate the opening of our Wellness Center. The

event begins inside the Community Theater.

Come out to enjoy food trucks, face painting, tours of Wellness Center, Health & Wellness

resource fair, Parent Information Sessions

RSVP here

See scheduled activities here!

Please email doreenbracamontes@berkeley.net with any questions. 


Wellness Center Survey

Please help the Wellness Center create and provide programming to best support students! We would like to capture student information that will support the Wellness Center to provide student centered  programming. Please help us by completing this short survey. This is a pre survey, and we will publish a post survey at the end of the year too. Your responses will be used to better understand student support needs and to create content and experiences to meet the wellness needs of BHS students. Take a few minutes and let us know how you feel and what you think!

COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE

Submitted by melissavirrueta@berkeley.net 


Come Watch Dance Production & African Diaspora Dance

We have two fantastic Dance Concerts coming up! Next weekend, December 8 & 9, come see Dance Production: “AT THE MOVIES” — a creative, fun showcase of student choreography taking inspiration from movies & music we love. 

The following weekend, on Friday, December 15,  African Diaspora Dance classes will be back in the Berkeley Community Theater for a celebratory concert of dance and drum. Come out, support our performers and get inspired! Student tickets are only $5. 

Follow us on instagram @berkeleyhighdance

Submitted by lindacarr@berkeley.net 


AfroComicCon International Film Festival

Our film festival is taking place on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM   The 6th Annual: AfroComicCon International Film Festival at the Regal Jack London Theater 100 Washington St Oakland, CA 94607. 

AfroComicCon International Film Festival is an annual film convention (which is produced by the 501c3 nonprofit Oakland Technology & Education Center) that promotes diverse artists and professionals who are generally underrepresented in the arts, media, tech, and entertainment industries. The attendees enjoy a positive and inspiring experience that is both entertaining and educational. See our website for more information: www.afrocomiccon.org 

If Berkeley High School students and families are interested in attending this inspiring and empowering event, please register at the Eventbrite below:  

 AfroComicCon International Film Festival 2023 Tickets

We are offering students an exclusive code that is 50% off for the first 30 students who purchase tickets (code: DiscountedStudentTicket). 

In case you have some students interested in volunteering, I’ll include the link to the AFCCIFF ’23 Volunteer Sign-up Form as well as some of our promotional materials.  


AHA Craft Fair 

Come do your holiday shopping at the AHA Craft Fair at lunch on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th! It will be in between the football field and the G building. If it is raining, it will be in G112. We can’t wait to see you!

Submitted by novaduchateau@students.berkeley.net 


Berkeley High Jacket is Looking For Spring Semester Columnists

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for spring semester columnists! This position requires no in-person meetings. We are a completely student-run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Writing experience is not required. Applications are due December 15th, at 7 pm. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to marinahoward@students.berkeley.net with any questions. 

Here is a link to the application

Check out our instagram @bhsjacket for updates about applications.


Puente club meeting this Thursday in C106

Hi guys. Just want to give you a heads up that the new Puente CLUB is going to have a meeting in c106 tomorrow at lunch. They are a program that has been around since 1981, and has just been added to Berkeley High school last year. During the club meetings, they will be offering college knowledge, providing information on volunteer opportunities that you can put on your college applications, and in addition it will look really good to be associated with a program that has been around for so long helping underrepresented students get into 4 year universities. They will also be offering Math, Chemistry, and Spanish tutoring in the near future. So if you are interested in attending something like that, come to C 106 tomorrow at lunch to learn more about it. Anyone and Everyone is welcome.

Submitted by martinmacielmetal@students.berkeley.net


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


9th Grader Survey For BHS Yearbook

If you are a freshman, please fill out this form for the yearbook.

Class of 2027 Survey

Submitted by meghannguyen@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


Final Exam Schedule

Monday, December 18, 2023: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 19, 2023: Regular Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 12/20-12/22: See below for Final Exams Schedule


Get Involved in the 2023 winter Holiday Meal

After a year’s long absence, the winter Holiday Meal community meal returns to BHS on Saturday, December 9. There will be a heartwarming meal and great entertainment for any Berkeley community member. This is also an opportunity for the BHS community (students, staff, families) to give back.

See photo’s from past meals

You can get involved in many ways:

  1. Volunteer
  2. Contribute Food (Non-perishable items accepted at bins near main office) & Prepared Dishes
  3. Contribute Clothing (Bring new or gently used items accepted at bins near main office))
  4. Contribute Funds (see below)

Donations can be made to the BHS Student Store indicating “BHS ASB” or “Holiday Meal” in the notes.

We also accept CASH or CHECKS payable to “BHS ASB”.

Checks can be dropped off to Mr. Villavicencio’s mailbox or mailed directly to:

Berkeley High School

c/o Mr. Villavicencio BHS Holiday Meal  

1980 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

Thank you, Berkeley High!


Senior Quotes

Seniors! It is the time of year to submit your Senior Quotes, follow the link here or in our instagram bio to submit. 

https://forms.gle/e99EgL95LT5MYf8H7

Also, check for an email from prestige portraits to select your senior portrait, the deadline for that is coming up really soon.

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


Esports Club host Guest Speaker from Riot Games

Join the Esports Club for an exciting presentation from Sophie Linh, a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Riot Game on Monday, December 4th, in room G211! With a decade of experience as a gameplay programmer, Sophie specializes in multiplayer and competitive action games. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights and ask questions from a seasoned professional! We will have snacks, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by mariannemah@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_esports_club


Career Fair

December 5

1st-3rd period

Campus Green

Share your contacts of possible presenters for the day who could share more about their current and former careers.

Career Fair interest form

Submitted by sofiabloom@students.berkeley.net 


Hey Jackets! Are you in 9th or 10th grade and have questions about college? Or do you need support on planning for your post-high school journey?

Apply to EAOP! EAOP is a UC Berkeley program at BHS for first generation, low income, and/or underrepresented students of color. You only need to self-identify with at least one of these three to apply! EAOP is recruiting 9th and 10th grade students and if accepted, you can benefit from 1-on-1 meetings with your college adviser to meet your needs, College success plans, College/career events (workshops, presentations, field trips, and celebrations), it Looks great on college applications, Free summer academic programs at UC Berkeley, College application and Financial aid assistance, and Family workshops!!

Apply using the QR code on the flyer in the bulletin announcement, or come talk with Ms. Martinez in the College and Career Center during lunch or after school. Apply now!!

Contact mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs


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? September 18 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 Oct. 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

10.4 VIDEO BULLETIN: SPROUTING STEMs, BANNED BOOKS WEEK, TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS, HOMECOMING & 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

Bulletins & more  @juicethejackets Instagram

BHS Leadership website

 Video Bulletin Catalog

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman

Click here to submit a Bulletin

October 4, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


UNITY WEEK 2023 is approaching!

OCTOBER 16-21

We encourage everyone to get dressed up & participate in these Buzzin’ spirit days!

MON 16th Barbie World: Wear pink or dress as your favorite character

TUE 17th Jersey: Wear a BHS uniform or represent your favorite team

WED 18th Anything but a Backpack:  Bring anything but a backpack. Think basket, bucket, box.  

As long as you can carry/push/pull it and get it through the door, it’s good to go.

THUR 19th Decade’s: 9th is 70’s, 10th is 80’s, 11th is 90’s, 12th is 00’s

FRI 20th Red & Gold Jacket Pride: Rep the school colors to the fullest!

Sign up here for Staff vs Student 

lunchtime activities!

Everything from Dodgeball to the big wheel race as well as chess to video games


Banned Books Week

Letter Writing Campaign

This week is banned books week and it’s time to take action! Join the Amnesty International Club today, Wednesday, in the library at lunch for a letter writing event. You will get service credit, snacks, and be taking a stand against government censorship of freedom of expression!

Submitted by ameliamonagleolson@students.berkeley.net 


Sprouting STEMs

Sprouting STEMs is a club that brings STEM subjects to the next generation. We conduct science experiments with the elementary schoolers at Washington Elementary and help them get excited about science! Through this club, you can receive advanced math tutoring credit, and it is a form of community service. We would love for you to join us! We meet the first Wednesday of the month in G301 for planning meetings. Otherwise, we will be going to Washington (just across the street from Berkeley High) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (you can choose whichever day works best for you). 

If you have any questions you can email kalucaldas@students.berkeley.net , phoebeboyd@students.berkeley.net , ohadaviranfinkelstein@students.berkeley.net  or @bhssproutingstems on instagram.


2023 Talent Show Auditions

Step right on up to the greatest show in Berkeley! It’s the BHS Talent Show taking place on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. We are hosting auditions for all types of performances: song, dance, rap, spoken word, bands, magic, comedy, circus, instrumentals, feats of strength, and much more. Come show us what you got. 

SIGN UP HERE

For your audition, you will have 5 minutes to share your piece. Please arrive early, warmed up and ready to go. Please bring your accompanying music on a mobile device which we can connect to a bluetooth speaker. If you are a band that usually plays with drums, please know that you may need to do the in-person audition without a full drum set. If you have questions or specific needs, just let us know.

We are assessing auditions on their technical skill, crowd appeal, and stage presence. 

@bhs2026leadership


Homecoming Dance

Saturday, October 21

7:00 – 10:00 pm

Doors close at 8:00 pm

BHS

Dance is limited to 750 guests.

Tickets available online starting October 4

Purchase here

$20

In-person Sales TBA 

This is a semi-formal event for all grades 9-12.

This is a Berkeley High School student event only. 

No guest passes for non-BHS students will be approved.

Please note that students looking to buy a ticket will have their names checked for any attendance and/or discipline issues.

Hosted by the Class of 2025 Leadership Team

@bhsleadership2025


Commissioner of Multicultural Affairs 

And here are some forms, if you want to REACH OUT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM, this is a great way to do it! Welcome to submit any QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS about cultural activities or treatment/inclusion things at BHS, or anything else that concerns you!!

BHS Culture Feedback Form 

Holidays ATW Submission Form

If you want an opportunity to be involved in cultural events at BHS, fill out this form 

That’s all for today Jackets,

Wishing you all a great week!

~Jessica Hipona

Commissioner Of Multicultural Affairs


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY

Wednesday, October 4

Prizes available at the A- & M-Gates

8:00 – 8:30 am

Join in by walking, biking, skateboarding, taking public transit, carpooling, or even roller skating to school.

Contact ilananickolaus@students.berkeley.net 

anjaball@students.berkeley.net 


GET YOUR PHOTO IN THE YEARBOOK!

Hey Jackets! Yearbook here! Interested in submitting your own photos to the yearbook! Well now you can! 

Go to https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/   

use the school code gojackets223.

Enter your contact information. 

Select “Upload General Photos” and then select the pictures that you want to share with the yearbook staff from your drive. (Ex. fashion, lunch,events, etc.)

Then fill out the caption boxes describing the picture(s) that you have uploaded.

You should put: 

The grades of all the students in the picture that you know of

All the names of the people in the picture that you know of 

A description of what is happening in the picture 

Finally select Submit Photos 

Congratulations! If your photos are selected, you will get photo credit in the yearbook!

Thank you for sharing your memories with the yearbook staff!

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


Looking for AHA & CAS Student Leadership Reps

Application and more info here.

Submitted by rebeccaseid@students.berkeley.net 


College & Career Center

Upcoming Events

College Visits

Parent/Guardian Night October 3rd at 6 pm.

CCC Newsletter

@berkeleyhighcounseling


UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS

Our BHS Library team is SUPER excited to be hosting the amazing author and artist Tien Pham to discuss his new graphic novel memoir Family Style on October 27th during 2nd period in the Little Theater! If you’re interested in attending the author talk, ask the BHS Librarians or your English Teacher for a permission slip. You can also purchase a personal signed copy of the book for 15% off from Mrs. Dalloways using the QR code. Thank you for supporting local authors and bookstores! 


 Bring Change to Mind 

Come join us to Bring Change to Mind at Berkeley High! The Bring Change to Mind Club will provide a friendly, welcoming place to share information and ideas and normalize mental health conversations. We aim to raise awareness about and destigmatize mental health issues. Join us for our first meeting on Thursday October 5 at lunch in Room H213. 

For more information, you can email mayaguinto@students.berkeley.net  

@BerkeleyBC2M


The Harvest Festival is right around the corner!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday October 21, 11:00am-4:00pm and will feature live music, youth activities and the FOOD CONTEST!

Are you or anyone you know an excellent chef, baker or gardener who wants to wow some taste buds and show off your skills? Consider entering the food contest! There are tons of fun and delicious categories and everyone is encouraged to enter.

Prizes include: bragging rights and fabulous ribbons 😊.

Register for the Food Contest for free online.

Food Contest Categories include:

  • Biggest Squash
  • Biggest Pumpkin
  • Best Homegrown Vegetable
  • Best Cookies

And many more…


Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead ) 

October 21st 2023 Berkeley High School

Come with your entire family and enjoy the food, altars and activities. Free bike repair so come early. If your club or group would like to have a table at the event, please contact Ms Betti in room G111 or email adrianabetti@berkeley.net 


BHS ATHLETICS

SEASON PASS

Dear Yellowjacket fans!

Time to rock the house! Let’s hear the student section at our games!

Season passes are now on sale at berkeleyhighathletics.org. Simply click on the link to direct you to the box office and type in your studentID number to purchase a pass. 

Passes are $20 and are good for admission to ALL home games, for ALL teams, in ALL venues, ALL year (excluding NCS playoffs)

BHS Soccer Interest Meeting

All boys interested in playing soccer for Berkeley High this winter please make plans to attend our annual preseason meeting on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Berkeley Sports Basement – 2727 Milvia Street. Soccer tryouts begin October 30th – go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and register today!

Contact Stace Wright info@bandworks.com 

@bhsmenssoccer

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!


American Climate Leadership Awards

American Climate Leadership Awards has a new category for high school students working on local climate solutions! If you are making a difference on climate change, whether you’re a school, grade, class, club, student, or group of students, we want to recognize and reward you! @ecoAmerica is awarding $125K in cash prizes to student climate leaders. 

Apply here by 12/15


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 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 Oct. 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

10.2 VIDEO BULLETIN: WALK & ROLL to SCHOOL, HOMECOMING DANCE TIX, AHA & CAS REPs, POET LAUREATE, VOLLEYBALL GAME, CROSS COUNTRY & 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

Bulletins & more  @juicethejackets Instagram

BHS Leadership website

 Video Bulletin Catalog

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman

Click here to submit a Bulletin

October 2, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY

Wednesday, October 4

Prizes available at the A- & M-Gates

8:00 – 8:30 am

Join in by walking, biking, skateboarding, taking public transit, carpooling, or even roller skating to school.

Contact ilananickolaus@students.berkeley.net 

anjaball@students.berkeley.net 


Looking for AHA & CAS Student Leadership Reps

Application and more info here.

Submitted by rebeccaseid@students.berkeley.net 


College & Career Center

Upcoming Events

College Visits

Parent/Guardian Night October 3rd at 6 pm.

CCC Newsletter

@berkeleyhighcounseling


Homecoming Dance

Saturday, October 21

7:00 – 10:00 pm

Doors close at 8:00 pm

BHS

Tickets available online starting October 4

Purchase here

$20

In-person Sales TBA 

Hosted by the Class of 2025 Leadership Team


UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS

Jackets! 🐝 Don’t miss the opportunity to join the first ever Berkeley Youth Poet Laureate program to elevate and amplify Berkeley teen voices through poetry. Teens will get a chance to explore their civic voices, join a cohort of young writers, and help nurture a writing environment at the library and in school. Whatever your poetry style is, join the cohort!  The application is due tomorrow Tuesday, October 3rd. Check-in with BHS Librarian Ms. Irby if you need help with the application! 

Our BHS Library team is SUPER excited to be hosting the amazing author and artist Tien Pham to discuss his new graphic novel memoir Family Style on October 27th during 2nd period in the Little Theater! If you’re interested in attending the author talk, ask the BHS Librarians or your English Teacher for a permission slip. You can also purchase a personal signed copy of the book for 15% off from Mrs. Dalloways using the QR code. Thank you for supporting local authors and bookstores! 


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


 Bring Change to Mind 

Come join us to Bring Change to Mind at Berkeley High! The Bring Change to Mind Club will provide a friendly, welcoming place to share information and ideas and normalize mental health conversations. We aim to raise awareness about and destigmatize mental health issues. Join us for our first meeting on Thursday October 5 at lunch in Room H213. 

For more information, you can email mayaguinto@students.berkeley.net  

@BerkeleyBC2M


Holidays Around the World

It’s just gonna be the text version this time because of scheduling, but keep a lookout for the next vid 🙂

Here are the rest of this month’s holidays!!

Yom Kippur (Jewish) 9/24/2023

Mawlid Al-Nabi  (Islam – Sunni) 9/26/2023

Sukkot (Jewish) – 6 days 9/27/2023

And here are some forms, if you want to REACH OUT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM, this is a great way to do it! Welcome to submit any QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS about cultural activities or treatment/inclusion things at BHS, or anything else that concerns you!!

BHS Culture Feedback Form

Holidays ATW Submission Form

If you want an opportunity to be involved in cultural events at BHS, fill out this form 

That’s all for today Jackets,

Wishing you all a great week!

~Jessica Hipona

Commissioner Of Multicultural Affairs

jessicahipona@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_multicultural_affairs


Girls Lacrosse

Pre Season practice for Girls Lacrosse starts next week on October 2! For any new or returning players come to the softball field on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 for pre season practice. Wear athletic attire. If you are interested in trying out this year but have never played, this is a great opportunity to get some practice before tryouts! 

Email meganpotmesil@berkeley.net with any questions. 


Black Scholar Center 

The Black Scholar Center is now up and running this year! The African American Studies Department hosts the Black Scholar Center, a drop-in study space where students can come to receive snacks and peer tutoring from some of our strongest students. You can also make up absences by attending for the whole time as well. 

Hosted in H102A Mondays – Thursdays during 7th period.

Contact bhsafamstudies@berkeley.net 


Get Your Club Featured in the BHS Yearbook

If you are club leader and want your club to be covered in the yearbook please fill out this form ASAP so someone can come to next meeting.

https://forms.gle/7dhcVX9HkHW9A4968

The Harvest Festival is right around the corner!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday October 21, 11:00am-4:00pm and will feature live music, youth activities and the FOOD CONTEST!

Are you or anyone you know an excellent chef, baker or gardener who wants to wow some taste buds and show off your skills? Consider entering the food contest! There are tons of fun and delicious categories and everyone is encouraged to enter.

Prizes include: bragging rights and fabulous ribbons 😊.

Register for the Food Contest for free online.

Food Contest Categories include:

  • Biggest Squash
  • Biggest Pumpkin
  • Best Homegrown Vegetable
  • Best Cookies

And many more…


Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead ) 

October 21st 2023 Berkeley High School

Come with your entire family and enjoy the food, altars and activities. Free bike repair so come early. If your club or group would like to have a table at the event, please contact Ms Betti in room G111 or email adrianabetti@berkeley.net 


Fundraiser Fashion Show

If you’re interested in the Berkeley High Sustainable Fundraiser Fashion Show, click the link here.

or go to our bio on instagram @bhsfashionshow24 and find the link there.

For any further questions email bhsfashionzine@gmail.com 


BHS ATHLETICS

SEASON PASS

Dear Yellowjacket fans!

Time to rock the house! Let’s hear the student section at our games!

Season passes are now on sale at berkeleyhighathletics.org. Simply click on the link to direct you to the box office and type in your studentID number to purchase a pass. 

Passes are $20 and are good for admission to ALL home games, for ALL teams, in ALL venues, ALL year (excluding NCS playoffs)

BHS Soccer Interest Meeting

All boys interested in playing soccer for Berkeley High this winter please make plans to attend our annual preseason meeting on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Berkeley Sports Basement – 2727 Milvia Street. Soccer tryouts begin October 30th – go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and register today!

Contact Stace Wright info@bandworks.com 

@bhsmenssoccer

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!


American Climate Leadership Awards

American Climate Leadership Awards has a new category for high school students working on local climate solutions! If you are making a difference on climate change, whether you’re a school, grade, class, club, student, or group of students, we want to recognize and reward you! @ecoAmerica is awarding $125K in cash prizes to student climate leaders. 

Apply here by 12/15


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 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 Oct. 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

9.20 VIDEO BULLETIN: FASHION SHOW, REGISTER to VOTE, HELP the HOMELESS, BHS ATHLETICS, LATINX HERITAGE MONTH EDITION, LEARN to RIDE, GAME NIGHT & 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

Bulletins & more  @juicethejackets Instagram

BHS Leadership website

 Video Bulletin Catalog

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman

Click here to submit a Bulletin

September 20, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Happy National High School Voter Registration Week!

This Thursday and Friday, students from the UC Berkeley Vote Coalition will be coming to Berkeley High to help register and pre-register students to vote! They’ll have a table at lunch both days by the glass doors, so stop by to register or pre-register to vote, grab some candy, or use their photo props for fun pictures!

Please make sure you come with either your driver’s license, California ID, or the last 4 digits of your social security number memorized. 

They will also be doing a short presentation on voting/civic engagement, and offer one final time to ask any questions or get support with registration during the first 1/2 of 6th period on Friday at lunch for anyone interested. 
If you have any questions email meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net.


Fundraiser Fashion Show

If you’re interested in the Berkeley High Sustainable Fundraiser Fashion Show, click the link here.

or go to our bio on instagram @bhsfashionshow24 and find the link there.

For any further questions email bhsfashionzine@gmail.com 


Do you want to help your Berkeley community?

If so, then you should come to the first Help the Homeless Club meeting this Wednesday at lunch, in Room C326. 

Note: meetings may change from Wednesday to Friday depending on people’s schedules.  There is an interest form linked in the bulletin and if possible, please fill it out 

We hope to see you there… 

BYEEEE

Submitted by candaceboyar@students.berkeley.net 

@bhshelpthehomelessclub


Latinx Heritage month issue

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up submissions for the Latinx Heritage month issue! Pieces honoring Latinx Heritage month can be submitted to marinahoward@students.berkeley.net by September 29th at 7pm. 

Please consider submitting your work and check out @bhsjacket on instagram for more information!


Learn to Ride Clinic this Saturday

Come try mountain biking there are two slots 9 to 11 and one 11:30 to 1:30. First slot is specifically non male riders.  This is to test out mountain biking and just get to know what the sport is about. There is a form linked in the email to sign up, and also request a loaner bike if you don’t have one.

Submitted by katharinegraham@students.berkeley.net 

@Bhsmtb_team

@Bhsmtb_grit


Board Game Night

Dual enrollment student club will be having a board game night this Friday! It will be in the student lounge on the 5th floor at Berkeley city college. Starting from 4pm to 6 pm, all dual enrolled students are welcome! The clubs goal is for dual enrolled students to meet each other and support each other, this game night will help build bonds with the community.

Submitted by luciaaguilarmartinez@students.berkeley.net 

@dualenrolledstudentsclub


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Back to School Night

Thursday, September 21

Families are invited to attend their student’s classes to meet with their teachers and BHS Staff. 

Students, please make sure to share a photo or copy of your schedule with classrooms and teacher names.

There will be booths in the cafeteria as well as community gatherings preceding the night’s events.

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National Voter Registration Day

The League of Women’s Voters and Students Demand Action want to let you know that September 19th is National Voter Registration Day. If you are 16, a U.S. citizen, and a CA resident you can pre-register below:

https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?step=2

Go Vote Jackets!

Submitted by madeleineregan@students.berkeley.net 


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

City of Berkeley

City of Berkeley Harvest Festival Volunteer Summary

Event  Date / Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023; 11am-4pm

 Volunteer Shift Times:  8am – 5pm (entire event – set up, event assistance, clean up)

                                                             8am – 12:30pm (set up, event assistance)

                                                             12:00 – 5pm (event assistance, clean up)

 Ages: Ages 12 and up welcome; liability release with parent signature required if under 18 years old.  Parental supervision is required for youth under 14 years old.

 How to Sign up: Sign-up in advance by contacting Jasmine at 510-981-6671 or Jgunnvaca@berkeleyca.gov. No day of sign ups.      

Event Location: Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley, CA

Volunteer Organizer: Jasmine Gunn-Vaca, Recreation Coordinator 

Contact: 510-981-6671 OR Jgunnvaca@berkeleyca.gov 

 Description: The day will be filled with tons of fun activities, including a petting zoo, giant jumpers, a photo booth, bike valet, tots’ zone, carnival games, prize booths, wall climbing, live music, food trucks, and much more.  Call 510-981-6671 for more information.

City of Berkeley Haunted House of Screams Volunteer Summary

Event  Date / Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2023; 6pm-9:30pm

Volunteer Shift Times:  5pm – 9:30pm (entire event – set up, event assistance, clean up)

Ages: 18 years old and older.

 How to Sign up: Sign-up in advance by contacting Jasmine at 510-981-6671 or Jgunnvaca@berkeleyca.gov. No day of sign ups.

Event Location: MLK Jr. Youth Services Center / YAP, Berkeley, CA

Volunteer Organizer: Jasmine Gunn-Vaca, Recreation Coordinator

Contact: 510-981-6671 OR Jgunnvaca@berkeleyca.gov 

Get ready to scream as you enter the biggest and scariest haunted house in Berkeley. Get your best Halloween outfit ready for an evening of music, photo booth, fright and jumpers for the little goblins. Come join in the fun as we have a ghastly and ghoulish good time! 

Note: Ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18+

For more information, please call (510) 981-6671.


Volunteer at the Berkeley Half Marathon

As the Berkeley Half Marathon approaches, we begin volunteer recruitment.

We are looking for volunteers to cover water stations in the morning of November 19th of this

year.

We need 15 volunteers to cover one station. Responsibilities include filling out paper cups with

water and handing them out to runners.

We will provide T-shirts to everyone helping us out.

In exchange for your volunteer time, we will donate an amount per volunteer to your club.

If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@jumpingfences.org 


Our Monologues Submissions Due Saturday, 23

This is a reminder that submissions for Our Monologues are due this Saturday, Sept. 23! The link to submit an original story, this can be a monologue, song, or poem, is in the bulletin email! Please reach out to the directors by email or through instagram if you have any questions or are concerned about making the deadline.

Submitted by Arunima and Meilin (directors)  ourmonologuesbhs@gmail.com 

@ourmonologuesbhs


SENIOR PORTRAITS ROUND 2 of 3

SEPTEMBER 18-22

EAST GALLERY COMMUNITY THEATER

(across from BHS cafeteria)

***9.14 updated appointment link below

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will offer two more chances for taking senior portraits on campus in the fall. The next two sets of appointments will be during the week of September 18 and the week of November 27. If you need to reschedule or have not gotten an email 2-3 weeks beforehand, please reach out to byarea@lifetouch.com or call 1-877-825-7922. You will most likely need to book an appointment at their Hayward office by winter break at the latest.  *Reminder* BHS Students must use Prestige Portraits to have their senior portrait appear in the yearbook. LifeTouch will provide the dress, tuxedo, or cap & gown for your yearbook portrait. If you select multiple backgrounds or outfits, please bring more outfits as desired to your session. If you are unable to take a portrait, your school photo will be included in the yearbook. If you have already taken your senior portraits, please contact 1-800-736-4775 with any questions.


SEPTEMBER TEEN PROGRAMS @ CENTRAL BERKELEY LIBRARY

Title: Lora Mathis’ Poetry Book Release & Music Performance

Date & Time: Saturday, September 23rd, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Don’t miss the Berkeley celebration of the release of Lora Mathis’ second book of poems, The Snakes Came Back.

Lora will be performing poetry alongside Matty Terrones, who will create ambient, dreamy atmospheres with music. Videos will also be played as part of the performance. The performance will last 30 minutes. It will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

BPL Website Calendar Event Link: https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/lora-mathis-book-release-performance-central-mr

Title: Berkeley Youth Poet Laureate

Date & Time:  accepting applications until October 3, 2023

Location: Any location of the Berkeley Public Library

Teens, join the first ever Berkeley Youth Poet Laureate program to elevate and amplify Berkeley teen voices through poetry. Teens will get a chance to explore their civic voices, join a cohort of young writers, and help nurture a writing environment at the library and in school. Whatever your poetry style is, join the cohort!  Open to Berkeley residents and students, age 13-18.   Check in with your BHS Librarians or at any location of the Berkeley Public Library for more info about application process

BPL Website Link:

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/berkeley-youth-poet-laureate-program

BHS ATHLETICS

SEASON PASS

Dear Yellowjacket fans!

Time to rock the house! Let’s hear the student section at our games!

Season passes are now on sale at berkeleyhighathletics.org. Simply click on the link to direct you to the box office and type in your studentID number to purchase a pass. 

Passes are $20 and are good for admission to ALL home games, for ALL teams, in ALL venues, ALL year (excluding NCS playoffs)

Need to pay in cash? Passes will be sold on the campus green in front of the Donahue on Tuesday and Wednesday (9/6) next week as well as at the club fair on September 7th.

GO JACKETS!

BHS Wrestling

Interested in wrestling? There will be open mat every day after school in the Mat Room (Next to the M Gym) starting today. On Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays sessions will be 4-6 and Tuesdays and Thursday 530-7.

No experience is necessary, you just need to make sure you have athletic clearance and appropriate clothing.

Contact Coach Nathan

BHS Soccer Interest Meeting

All boys interested in playing soccer for Berkeley High this winter please make plans to attend our annual preseason meeting on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Berkeley Sports Basement – 2727 Milvia Street. Soccer tryouts begin October 30th – go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and register today!

Contact Stace Wright info@bandworks.com 

@bhsmenssoccer

Basketball Open Gym

Girls basketball:

From now until tryouts on 10/30, girls open gym will be 5PM-7PM every Mon/Wed in the Jacket Gym

Boys basketball:

From now until tryouts on 10/30, boys open gym will be 4:30-6pm every Tues/Thurs in the Jacket gym

Complete your registration for clearance NOW so you’re ready to go on the first day of tryouts. Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org to do so.

Boys Coach Mike Hudson: yellowjacketshoops@gmail.com 

Girls Coach Reggie Figgs: Reggiefiggs@gmail.com 

Submitted by athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

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? September 18 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 Oct. 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