Is there a list of clubs at BHS? + Jacket Gear + Hip Hop Concert + more!

Hello Fellow Yellow Jackets,
 “Is there a list of clubs at BHS?is the number one question I answer at the start of the school year. Yes, there is a club list and you can always view it online on the main BHS webpage. It is updated weekly until December. Clubs have an open door policy, but consider contacting the staff sponsor to inquire more about the group before you visit. Happy clubbing!!!
The BHS club list is always available online:
And you should definitely go to the FALL CLUB FAIR on Thursday, September 13 from 9:00 – 11:38 am on the Campus Green. In 20 minutes or less, you could get a sense of which clubs are a good match for you.
Jacket Gear Sales end this Friday, September 14! Order a hoodie, hat, shirt, jacket with the awesome BUZZ logo to show your Jacket Pride. The items will be shipped and distributed within 2-3 weeks of the order day.
Order in the leadership office (cash/check) OR online (credit)
If you would like to get into the next home game and all future home games for free, buy an ASB Sticker today! You will also receive a free yearbook and other benefits throughout the year. Complete the attached form and bring your payment to the leadership office.

​The Battle of Bands on Friday, September 21 is shaping up to be an amazing event with at least 8 groups competing for the “Top Band” at Berkeley High! Each group will try to woo the crowd with their sound and showmanship to get a chance to get into the final round​.
​We are still searching for 10-12 Freshmen Leaders! Join the leadership team to plan spirit week activities, host a class fundraiser, and practice ​communication and teamwork towards a shared goal. Applications are in the leadership office OR online:
The SENIOR SUNRISE & SPELL-OUT PHOTO will be FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (***new date***) starting at 7:00 am in the MAIN COURTYARD. Please wear your RED & GOLD to make for the most spirited class photo! Photo will be taken at 8:00 am.

Use this link to schedule your SENIOR PORTRAIT appointment.

Portrait sessions are here at Berkeley High and there are limited dates available so sign up today. https://www.mylegacymatters.us/appointments/
Book your appointments for one of the following dates:
Sept. 12, Oct. 3, 4, 8, 22, 23, 24
You can pay for your session/package online OR pay at your session.

NOTE: Senior Portraits must be taken BEFORE WINTER BREAK for them to get into the yearbook.

 

 

 

CAP & GOWN ORDERS next week at LUNCH in the courtyard. Achievers Inc. will be on campus on 9/12 Last Names A-L and 9/14 Last Names M-Z on 9/14 at LUNCH to take your orders or help with ring sizes. For online orders, please visit this website and use the code bhs510: https://www.graduationorder.com/

​Finally, check out the range of events (music production, photography, after school) happening at the ​MLK Jr. Rec Center and Berkeley Teen Program. In addition to the activities being offered, there is also a FREE concert featuring local artists. The concert is this SATURDAY at 1 pm with BHS grads Marty Grimes (G-Eazy – – -sightings???) and C5. See attached flyers for more details.
Click below for more events and activities at YAP:

Save $$$ Feel the Sting of Jacket Pride with an ASB Sticker!!!

Click here to download the 2018-19 ASB Sticker form

BERKELEY HIGH ASB STICKER FAQ

1.Why should I purchase an ASB Sticker?
The savings with an Associated Student Body (ASB) sticker will save you money all year long! There are discounts for school dances, home football, soccer & basketball games as well as exclusive raffles. BHS has a rich tradition of athletic success and we believe that increasing student participation in athletics will renew JACKET PRIDE. We want to encourage more students to get involved with athletics whether as an athlete or fan. ASB funds are managed by the BHS Student Leadership, as elected by the student body.

2.Where & when can I purchase an ASB Sticker?
ASB stickers will be available beginning REGISTRATION WEEK in August. Once school starts, you may purchase your ASB sticker in the Leadership Office during lunch or after school. Sales will end in Mid-October. This will allow you to receive your JACKET PRIDE t-shirt before the Homecoming Game.

3.What happens if I lose my student ID card?
Students who lose their ID card will be able to receive another ID card from the Counseling Center and ASB Sticker from the Leadership Office. Each ASB Sticker is individually numbered so that they cannot be duplicated or used by another student.

4.What games can I attend with the ASB sticker?
You can attend all regular season home games at Donahue Gym or Jacket Stadium for FREE. You will still need to get a ticket at the box office. Simply present your ID card with ASB sticker to the box office. Unfortunately, all home PLAYOFF games ARE NOT included due to league rules.

5.Why should I support BHS Athletics?
Berkeley High has as many as 1/3 of the student body participating on an athletic team each year. That equals about 1100 students competing for the pride of BERKELEY HIGH! As a member of our student- cheering section, you will create a supportive atmosphere that will give our teams a competitive advantage. Wear RED & GOLD to every home game to represent the Mighty Jackets to the fullest!

6.I’m not a senior, so why should I care about the discount for dances?
If you are a JUNIOR or SENIOR you can purchase tickets to the Prom in the spring. We do plan on holding at least one other dance that is open to ALL GRADES. Simply present your ID card with ASB sticker to receive discounts to either of the 2-3 school-sponsored dances (Fall Dance, Winter Dance and/or Prom) at the time of purchase. Your ASB sticker entitles you to ONE discounted ticket.

7.When do I receive my t-shirt?
All students that purchase an ASB sticker will receive a JACKET PRIDE t-shirt in sizes ranging from small to triple-extra large. We will order the t-shirts after you have purchased an ASB sticker. ASB sticker sales end in Mid-October. You should receive your t-shirt before the last week of October.

8.What is the BHS Spirit Song?

A) Juice the jackets, juice juice the jackets (what?!)

Juice the jackets, juice juice the jackets (what?!) (Chant continues throughout)

B) Go…. mighty jackets!

Go…. mighty jackets!

Repeat as many times as necessary to intimidate your opponent!

9. When do I receive my yearbook?
All students with a GOLD LEVEL ASB sticker will receive a free yearbook. Yearbooks represent all of the amazing accomplishments from the past year and the yearbook staff does a tremendous job of covering the events at BHS. They become available towards the end of the school year. We will work with the yearbook staff to ensure that your name is included on the list of students that purchased a yearbook. Yearbook orders tend to arrive in late May. The faculty sponsor of yearbook will announce via E-tree and the school bulletin when, where, and how to pick-up a yearbook.

The BHS Spring Carnival is coming soon!!!

​Congrats to the Class of 2018 & to the other classes for your hard work as we close out the school year.

We are in the midst of planning an amazing day of jumpers, games, and spirit

​ for our community​

. Our hope is to create a new celebration of our school pride and hard work throughout the school year.

​We are sharing with you the flyer and will follow up later with more details about each event…
Where would you like to play???
DUNK TANK

​ & Food tickets will be available for pre-sales next week.
KICKBALL game will be 2:45-3:15 pm on the softball field. Sign up here.
Run in the BEAT THE BELL aka BEAT THE BAIRD one-mile race at 3:15 on the track. Sign up ahead

​with Mr. V ​

of time to take on math teacher Nakia Baird and the rest of the field during a swift 4 lap race.

Berkeley High Spring Carnival 6/1: Seeking Volunteers or Contributions

Hello Yellow Jacket Family,
ASB Leadership is excited to announce the inaugural Spring Fair, an all school event that will take place on the afternoon of Friday, June 1. The Spring Fair aims to unify the BHS student body and staff through fun, spirited activities to close out the school year. We plan to have free activities such as inflatable obstacle courses, carnival games, friendly staff vs student competitions, among other fun activities. Imagine the carnival scenes from Grease​ or the Harvest Festival in the sitcom Parks & Recreation​!

We are seeking community support in three areas.

Spring Fair Volunteers
Parent volunteers would work in pairs to support the carnival games, bag check, welcome tents, obstacle course area, among other areas. Safety staff and teachers will help monitor student behavior so we expect parent volunteers to help support the access and participation for the attendees. Shifts would fall within the window of 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. We are hoping to host at least 40+ parent volunteers. Volunteers will support for 1-2 shifts. See the Sign Up Genius link for more details.
Spring Fair Prizes
We are also soliciting contributions for carnival game prizes ranging in various levels of appeal to students. We are contacting local businesses for donations of gift certificates, free tickets, but we could also use contributions of electronic gadgets, gift cards, or other items. Please send Mr. V a message soon.

Spring Fair Event Support

We are also checking with the community to see if ask for 10-15 10′ x 10′ tents we could use for the day. Although student clubs will host the carnival games, we are also in need of carnival games that you may have lying around the garage. We also invite your organization to host a game or booth. We really want to make this event resonate with Berkeley High students so we are open to hosting a wide range of groups!

To sign up as volunteer (see link above), make a contribution, or ask a question, please contact Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net at your earliest convenience.
​Thank you!!!​

Masquerade Prom Tickets go on sale!

Masquerade Prom Tickets go on sale
​in the Leadership Office on MONDAY, March 26 for the first week. Ticket prices are $70 online today only and will increase tomorrow and at the start of spring break. More details below.

http://bhsprom2018.bpt.me

Tickets will be available for sale in the Leadership Office at lunch and after school beginning March 26.
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***either way, make sure that you take care of your attendance numbers***

​P.S. A GUEST PASS is attached for your convenience and is also available outside of the leadership office.

Prom 2018: Masquerade
Saturday, April 21, 2018 SF Galeria 101 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA 94103
8:00 pm–11:30 pm – Doors close at 9:30pm – No in & out privileges for any reason.
2018 Prom Policy BHS Prom Policy 2017-18 guidelines (Cannot attend if 30 or more unverified period absences for the entire school year.)

BHS Prom Policy 2017-18

Parking: Please visit www.sfdesigncenter.com/ for directions and parking suggestions. Parking will be available in the lot across from the SF Galeria and there is free street parking after 6 pm.

Attire: This is a formal event. Dress should be appropriate and not disruptive. Students who dress in an inappropriate manner will not be admitted.

Tickets: On March 19, Prom Tickets go on sale online only for $70. Beginning March 26, tickets will also be sold Monday through Friday in the Leadership Office at lunch and after school for $75. The ticket price will increase to $80 after March 30, so buy early. Students in the free and reduced lunch program can purchase tickets at $70 for the duration of sales with proof of eligibility at the time of purchase. Cash or check are payable to “BHS ASB”. Tickets are available online http://bhsprom2018.bpt.me

Guest Passes and Dance Conduct: Non-BHS Guest Passes must be submitted when tickets are purchased. Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted to Prom. The last day guest passes are accepted will be April 14 and are available in the Leadership Office. The BHS Dance Conduct Policy will be strictly enforced. Sobriety: For your safety, any student suspected of being under the influence or in possession of an illegal or controlled substance, either when arriving or during the Prom, will have his/her parents/guardians notified and will be required to leave the premises. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for picking the student up and all school policies/consequences will be enforced. BHS Guest Pass 18

Please review the Class of 2018 Senior Letter for prom and other related info.
http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/student-activities-3/senior-information-2/

 

February Calendar of Activities

ASB SPRING EVENTS

In addition to Vagina Monologues, the Berkeley Rep Teen One Acts, home Basketball and Soccer games, we also have the following events to look forward to:

Feb 8: *Spring Club Fair *students attend w/ teacher

Feb 15: Blood Drive #3 in BCT Lobby

Feb 15: Elected Candidate Leadership Applications are due

Feb 12-23: Talent Show Auditions

Feb 23: Winter-ish Dance details TBD

Feb 27: Senior Mandatory Meeting in BCT @ 6th period

Mar 7: Election Convention in FSLT

Mar 15: Academic Achievement Awards

Mar 16: Talent Show in FSLT @ 7pm

Mar 20-22: ASB Elections in 2nd Period

Mar 19: Prom ticket sales begin

 

For more information, please view the full calendar and then contact a leadership student and/or Mr. V.

 

Go Jackets!!!

 

ASB Berkeley High Leadership Activity Calendar – FEB

GET INVOLVED BERKELEY HIGH!

GET INVOLVED BERKELEY HIGH!
Final Exams are quickly approaching! Yet, you may be asking yourself about what lies beyond those testing dates and wondering what you could do differently in the spring semester. Volunteer more? Play a sport? Find a job, join leadership or a club??? Or maybe you want to focus more on your academics? Whatever it is, develop a few goals (SMART goals rule!) and get involved in Berkeley High! Your active involvement is what makes Berkeley High such a special place.
Get involved today to see positive change tomorrow.
Berkeley High is ushering in a new era of culture and you could be the perfect candidate to help shape it. We, Yellow Jackets want to attend a school that is welcoming, fun, spirited, and overall, be an exciting place to attend for 180+ days out of the year. ASB Leadership is one way where you can help create the events and policies that will build up the culture of this great school.
Applications for elected positions such as President, Vice President, School Site Council, BSEP, Chief

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of Service,, Chief of Publicity, among others are available now on the leadership website and in the Leadership office in the cafeteria. Candidates for elected positions should submit their application by February 15 before being beginning their campaign, making a speech at the Election Convention, and vying for votes in late March during ASB Elections. Feel free to ask Mr. V or current leaders for more info.

Info and application are available on the BHS Leadership website:

http://berkeleyschools.net/leadership/?page_id=73​

 Additional Notes:​

  • ​Elected Candidate applications are due February 15.
  • ​Appointed Candidate applications are due April 23.
  • Link Leader applications are due April 30.

What is the school wide Berkeley High ASB Student Leadership Team?

  • The team is made up of three groups:
    • The executive team: This group will get really tight with many of its members going to retreats, leadership camps, and conferences. This is the core team of the school that makes things happen – the team that executes!! Homecoming Week, Relief Campaigns, Month of Service, Holiday Meal, Graduation, big-money fundraisers, blood drives, concerts, carnivals, fairs, holiday activities, guest speakers, panel discussions – the sky is the limit for what this group can bring to the school if they work well together.
    • The student senate: The School Board, School Site Council (SSC), the Berkeley Schools Excellence Project (BSEP), and the Development Group are the four most important decision-making groups on campus. Want a say on school design, the bell schedule, teacher evaluations, major school policies or where millions of dollars are distributed every year? Then run to be on one of these groups.
    • The class leadership teams: Each class (9th-12th grade) has a leadership group that plans one major event such as Prom, homecoming week activities, and fundraisers throughout the year. The members of these groups also serve as the volunteer core of most major events like Holiday Meal and can take on other exciting roles and activities if they are well organized.
ONE BIG RED & GOLD FAMILY
JOIN THE 2018-19 ASB LEADERSHIP​ TEAM!

Holiday Meal 2017 Recap & Gratitude

 Thank you to the many volunteers and donors who supported the 2017 Holiday Meal. It is still a really amazing thing that a public school opens its doors to host this community gathering. We look forward to supporting the community in future events. If you are interested in serving the community through meal service or in related ways, please scroll to the bottom of the leadership post for a list of organizations.

***If you took any photos or videos of the event, please send them to Nishat, so we can compile a video for next year. Thanks!

2017 Berkeley High School Holiday Meal

Over 225 guests were served a freshly prepared meal and heartwarming entertainment. The weather was perfect for event day.Nishat Sheikh, Chief of Service, and some members of the Holiday Meal planning committee met for a months to organize a successful service event.The 2017-18 BHS Cheer Squad led by Coach Tiffany Williams represented some of the over 350 volunteers at the event. The Donation Station featured contributions of warm clothing and toiletries among other items from staff, students, and local businesses like Mt. Hardwear.The Dorothy Day House also provided items for the guests.Milton & The Innovators bring their feel good vibe in the form of great music to the BHS Holiday Meal. The meal is comprised of contributions of pre-cooked turkeys, hams, side dishes, salads from community members and staff members. Thank you!!!We also featured volunteers from the Parents of Children of African Descent (PCAD).

The BHS Band & Orchestra, fresh off of their winter concert, welcomed and entertained guests.  Any leftover items are brought to the University Avenue Goodwill.  Any leftover canned goods are picked up by the Alameda County Food Bank.

We baked over 400 chocolate cookies for the event.

Rayene is seen here writing the thank you letters to our financial donors. Thank you to everyone who helped us surpass our fundraising goal of $4,000.

Tashi, BUSD Chef, seen here preparing a pasta dish helped tremendously in meal prep.  There were also many parent and student cooks that put a great deal of effort into preparing the meal. V, BHS Chef, served tremendously in the behind the scenes preparation of the meal.

Much gratitude to Mark Coplan, retired BUSD Info Officer, who always takes these great photos. Felicia Phillips, Academic Choice VP, also plays a vital role in event support. Check out his Flickr account for

Berkeley High’s Holiday Dinner 2017 Photos:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157661443688937

We were able to serve all guests with a great meal. We were able to send any guests home with to go boxes of food, while all leftover food (turkey, pasta, bean salad) was provided to the local shelter.

  The Coat Check volunteers are usually the first set of faces that greet our guests. Thanks again to all of our volunteers and food contributors who brought in delicious dishes like this ready-to-mix salad. Students spend Friday night and Saturday morning decorating the cafeteria.

Tom Watts is a regular volunteer who takes a lead role in the kitchen. We are appreciative of his service as well as Sydney Kennedy, who helps each year to organize the menu. This year, he also help mix the dough for the 400 cookies at home.

Appreciation for Sara, Steve, Stacy and Juan for providing safety and event support, as well as good cheer. (Sara and Steve seen here)

all photos taken by Mark Coplan

List of Organizations

Organization Description Phone Website
Alameda Family Services
DreamCatcher Youth Services
2325 Clement Avenue
Suite A
Alameda, CA 94501
DreamCatcher Youth Services has been the only safe landing for homeless and disconnected at risk youth in Alameda County who are between the ages of 13-18. 800.379.1114 http://www.alamedafs.org/dreamcatcher/
All Souls Episcopal Church 510.848.1755 http://www.allsoulsparish.org/
All Souls Episcopal Church
2220 Cedar (@Spruce)
Berkeley, CA
Meal Service 510.848.1755 2nd Sunday @ 4:00 pm 510.848.1755 http://www.allsoulsparish.org/
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
1901 Fairview Street
Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Food & Housing Project works with people who are homeless to move them into affordable permanent housing as quickly as possible – and to help them remain housed. To facilitate this, we provide an extensive range of food, housing, and social support services at 6 sites over 3 counties – Alameda, Solano and Contra Costa.
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri* 3:30–4:45pm*A free spaghetti meal is provided by the Lutheran Church of the Cross on Wednesdays
from 4:00–6:00pm.
510.649.4976 https://bfhp.org/
BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center
1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. 510.843.3700 https://self-sufficiency.org/
Dorothy Day House Community Meal
2138 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Our community breakfast is provided 6 days a week, year-round, at Christ Church of Berkeley, located at 2138 Cedar Street (at Walnut) in north Berkeley. Anyone in need of a hot breakfast can join us between 7 and 8 am. 925.519.9881 www.dorothydayhouse.org
Dorothy Day House
P.O. Box 12701
Berkeley, CA 94712
P.O. Box 12701
Berkeley, CA 94712
925.519.9881 www.dorothydayhouse.org
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Come be a part of God’s work in the world! Twice a month, the Street
Meal serves nutritious hot meals to people in need in the Berkeley
community. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen and greet the
guests; contact Don Louie to sign up (information below). We are
especially looking for people who can serve on a regular basis as
assistant and lead cooks; to find out more about leading in the kitchen,
contact Fran Sheppard at (510) 524-8003 or franshep@juno.com.
Dates: 2nd & last Saturday of each month
Street Meal
Location: Gym (John Knox A), Westminster Hall
Time: Volunteer between 2:00 & 7:00 pm: Set-up at 2:00 pm; Kitchen Crew Leads at 2:30 pm; Greeters and Hosts at 2:45 pm; Kitchen Crews at 3:00 pm. Dinner begins at 5:00 pm
510.848.6242 http://www.fpcberkeley.org/streetmeal.asp
Harrison House
711 Harrison St. (at 4th.) Berkeley, CA
You must be referred through the Berkeley Shelter Hotline at (866)-960-2132.
Shelter is closed from 9am-5pm every day, open 24 hours for families. There is a separate wing for women and children.
866.960.2132 none
Night on the Streets
Catholic Worker
In addition to weekly meals, NOSCW serves the neediest residents in the East Bay with an overnight storm shelter in winter (at the Dorothy Day House), pantry operation, soup nights, and a variety of other mail, legal, tax, and health services and other outreach that ranges from hospital and prison visits to advocacy for healthcare for the homeless. N/A https://sites.google.com/site/berkeleycatholicworker/
Online Homeless Resource webpage none http://homelessresource.net/berkeley
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Hot Meals for the Hungry
On the third Saturday of each month, volunteers from St. Mark’s
and the wider community cook for 120 guests. The volunteers work in two
shifts. From 1:30-4 p.m. volunteers set tables, prepare and cook the
meal, and prepare box lunches. From 4:30-6:30 p.m., volunteers serve the meal and clean up.
All volunteers are welcome, including one-time or walk-in
volunteers. Call (510) 848-5107 for further details or just show up and
introduce yourself.
510.848.5107 https://stmarksberkeley.org/event/hot-meals-hungry/
United for Health – Suitcase Clinic (18-25 years old)
2300 Bancroft – St. Marks Church
The Suitcase Clinic is a humanitarian student organization and volunteer community offering free health and social services to underserved populations since 1989. Structured around the principles of public health, social welfare, community activism and empathy, the Suitcase Clinic currently operates three weekly multi-service drop-in centers in the city Berkeley: the General Clinic, the Women’s Clinic and the Youth Clinic. 510.643.6786 http://www.suitcaseclinic.org/partners/united_for_health-2/
Women’s Daytime Drop In Center
2218 Acton Street
Berkeley, CA
The Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center offers free services to any homeless woman and her children. Mon – Fri 8 am – 4 pm 510.548.6933 womensdropin.org
Youth Emergency Assistance and Housing (YEAH!)
1744 University Avenue
Lutheran Church of the Cross
Our mission is to support young adults (18-24) in Berkeley who are currently homeless. We provide basic necessities, offer case management and counseling, linkages to education, employment and housing, and opportunities for meaningful community involvement. Monday-Sunday 8 pm – 8 am. Hot meals, Showers, Pets Allowed 510.704.9867 http://www.yeah-berkeley.org/