SHOW of UNITY 2017 video

UNITY WEEK CELEBRATES the PASSION, PURPOSE & PRIDE of our BIG RED & GOLD FAMILY. The Show of Unity is the kick off to our celebration of Red and Gold Day. It is a time to celebrate the three P’s- purpose, passion, and pride of our BIG Red and Gold family. Today we have a lot of performances to share with you so please give them your support.


Opening Message by Principal Schweng and Mr. Rok
Message of Solidarity by Ms. Malhi and Mr. Estrada along with students
Introduction by Genna S and Mr. V
Cheer Squad coached by Tiffany Williams
Sing Along Contest
BTA performance with Will Tinson
Class of 2019 performance
Class of 2018 performance take 1
Staff performance
Class of 2018 performance take 2

Thank you to our student videographers!!!  Liam C and Cosmo W.

ASB Speaker Series: Panel Discussion on Homeless Crisis

The ASB Speaker Series returns for the 2017-18 school year. We will offer student-led presentations each month hosted by student clubs and local organizations.

On Thursday, September 28th Berkeley High will host a school wide panel discussion regarding the homeless crisis in the Bay Area. We will be joined by The Honorable Mayor of Berkeley Jessie Arreguin, his senior advisor Jackie McCormick, Osha Neumann, East Bay Community Law Center), and Akiba Bradford (a senior field rep from Assembly member Thurmond’s office). In the panel, Soren W will lead a discussion in hopes to educate himself and his peers on how to proactively combat poverty, using our local public institutions.
ASB Speaker Series: Panel Discussion on Homeless Crisis
Thursday, September 28
2nd period and 3rd period (repeats each period)
Little Theater


0:00-6:15 Introductions6:15-12:00 Responses to who are the homeless and why is this happening?

12:00-19:30 Audience Questions19:30-25:15 Responses to What’s being done to address the crisis?
25:15-29:00 Responses to What can students do to help?
29:00-35:00 Audience Questions
35:00-48:00 Responses to What can students do to help?

ASB Speaker Series: In Celebration of Latinx Culture hosted by CLUV


ASB Speaker Series: In Celebration of Latinx Culture hosted by Chicano Latino United Voices

Classes were invited to the celebration on October 12 to be a witness to an inspirational display of Latinx culture during National Hispanic Heritage month. Acts include traditional mariachi singing, spoken word, dance, and a film examining the effects of DACE on the BHS students.

CLUV hopes that the BHS community will watch this presentation with open minds and hearts, only to leave feeling they have learned about the valuable culture Latinx students bring to campus.


Assembly agenda

  • Introduction by Marielena R
  • MC Diana G, Abbib B
  • Reggaeton Dance by Alejandra C-H, Winston, Francesca L
  • Poem By Elicia G
  • Salsa Performance by Nelly Maldonado, BHS ’04
  • Poem By Leo G
  • Mariachi by Yesenia V
  • DACA video by Anjuli A
  • with footage by Jeffrey Kimmich, Media Tech
    Anjuli A. (Videotaped second pd. assembly)
    Xyra M. (Videotaped the third pd. assembly)


CLUV assembly part 1

CLUV assembly part 2

DACA video by Anjuli …Contact Anjuli directly to access this video in its entirety




Overall Unity Week Unity Week celebrates the passion, purpose, and pride of our big RED & GOLD family.

Keep your fashion classy! In the absence of an official dress code, we ask for students to cover parts of your body that are normally covered at school. Please no weapon-like items and no masks. Be culturally aware of the impact of your fashion choices to be a proud ambassador of JACKET PRIDE to the community.

2nd Period Classroom Spirit Competition Hey teachers, please take a tally of the number of students in your class dressed in today’s theme. We highly encourage 2nd period classes to continue collected canned soups, beans, vegetables or pasta for the annual Holiday Meal. There will be prizes for the top 3 classes for greatest participation in these activities and a raffle for a fourth class to win.

On Thursday 10/19, teachers please submit any collected food and the dress tally sheet to the leadership office to the leadership office at lunch or after school. Thank you for your participation. Winners announced tomorrow!

On Friday 10/19, here are the winners of the 2nd period contest…Also, don’t forget to take a class photo and submit for the most spirit class photo contest. Thank you for building community and spirit!

10/13 Friday – Show of Unity assembly – Jacket Gear Fellow Yellow Jackets, October is the Show of Unity. To get into the unifying spirit, wear anything that has BHS or Berkeley High School on it aka “Jacket Gear”. See you in the theater in the afternoon for an amazing show!
10/16 Monday hosted by Freshman – Pajama Day On Monday, jam out in your jammies. Folks, we’re talking about PJ’s, so please keep the lingerie or boxer short-style sleepwear in the closet. Please cover parts of your body that are normally covered at school. See you at the Pajama Jammy Jam Fashion Show for giveaways and games on the Community Theater Steps (BCT) at lunch. Class of 2021, be on the lookout for events hosted by the Freshman Class Leadership team and Link Leaders this day!
10/17 Tuesday hosted by Sophomores – Superhero Day Who is your superhero? Superman, Wonder Woman, Luke Cage, or maybe members of your family, friends, or teacher. On Tuesday, we ask you to to celebrate, in fashion, those superheroes who you believe help bring out the good each day. Please remember that no masks can be worn on campus and to keep any weapon-like items at home.
10/18 Wednesday hosted by Juniors – West Coast Wednesday On Wednesday, represent the diverse cultures of the West Coast. From music to food, lifestyle to fashion, we have a lot to be proud of here on the left coast. Think Tupac, E-40, Burrito, avocado, Surfing, Thrifting. Hope to see you in the courtyard for games and soaking in the good vibes of fall time in the Bay Area. Remember no swimwear and please cover parts of your body that are normally covered at school.
10/19 Thursday hosted by Seniors – Decades Day (60s Fresh, 70s Soph, 80s Junior, 90s/00s Senior) On Thursday, there will be four decades of amazing fashion. Shoulder pads, flashy neon, big hair, acid wash jeans, gold jewelry, hi top fades, hi top sneakers among many totally radical choices. Freshman – 1960’s, Sophomore – 1970’s, Junior – 1980’s, Senior – 1990’s/2000’s. See you on the BCT steps at lunch for great music, games, and photos. Also, come join the thousands of dancers at 12:10 to for the largest group Cha Cha Slide ever attempted. Everybody, clap your hands!
10/20 Friday hosted by ASB – Red & Gold Day On our final day of Unity Week, let’s come together as one, big “uni-team” by wearing the school colors of Red and Gold. Just like the rest of the week, please make sure to keep your clothing school appropriate. Cover parts of your body that are normally covered at school. See you at the campus green for music and fun hosted by 106 KMEL.




The Berkeley High School Yellow Jackets are a group of unique individuals coming together to have passion, pride, and to do things with a purpose for the greater good of their community. When you watch your fellow Yellow Jackets perform on and off the field, do it in style with your cheers, chants, and Jacket gear. Yellow Jackets make exciting things happen and we want you to look good while supporting their effort.

Purchase the ASB Sticker, Spirit Pack, Jacket Gear in person at registration or in the Leadership office. Cash or check payable to “BHS ASB”. There may be a bank fee charged for any returned checks.



*Download and complete an ASB Sticker 2017.18 member form at Registration or from the Leadership office during school year. Sales end October 27.

ASB Sticker Offers Include:

  • Free “Feel the Sting” t-shirt (S – 4XL)
  • Free 2017-18 BHS Yearbook
  • Free ticket to all home games (football, basketball, soccer) *excludes playoffs
  • Discount on Dance Ticket
  • Over $200 value!



*Purchase at Registration or from the Leadership office during school year. Sales end when sold out.

Spirit Pack Includes:

  • “Feel the Sting” Pen
  • Yellow Jackets Lanyard
  • BHS Decal
  • Gold Logo t-shirt (S – 4XL)
  • Red BHS Cinch Bag
  • “Go Jackets!” Sunglasses



*Purchase at the Leadership office during school year. Items will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks after sales end on September 15. May buy Jacket Gear by credit card online at

Items available for purchase:

  • Shirts
  • Pajama Pants
  • Hats
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets and more!
  • Brands such as Nike, Under Armour, adidas…











2017-18 ASB Leadership Events


Here is a list of major leadership events to take place in the 2017-18 school year. We are excited about the potential to continue building positive school culture at Berkeley High and look forward to providing activities that appeal to all students.

Please check out the LEADERSHIP! calendar on this page for the most up to date schedule of events and activities. Just a reminder, these events are tentative and subject to change.


Summer & Registration Week

Promote & Sell ASB Stickers (ASB Pres/VP helps choose the design for the included shirt)

Promote & Sell FanCloth Jacket Gear (Mr. V works on the items included)

Promote & Sell ​Spirit Packs by ASB Leadership (​includes shirt, cinch bag, lanyard, pen, etc…Items still pending)



21 – 25 Registration Info

21 Senior Registration

22 Junior Registration

23 Sophomore Registration

24 Freshman Registration Last Names A – K

24 Make-Up Registration Session

25 Freshman Registration Last Names L – Z

25 First Home Football Games

29 First Day of School

31 Club Rush – lunchtime only. Clubs set up tables to promote their club.



14 Welcome Back Assembly split 2nd or 3rd period (Goals & events, community building, Behavior, expectations, paperwork, etc.)

16 Overnight ASB Leadership retreat (Point Pinole Regional Park)

18-22 Welcome Week activities (lunch time, school clean up, and open mic on Friday, etc.)  

20 Fall Club Fair 1st-3rd Period. Clubs and community organizations recruit new members and promote their causes.

22 Senior Sunrise. This is when ‘18 Spell-Out takes place.

​25 Freshman Leadership Applications Due

28 ASB Speaker Series: Homelessness in Berkeley 2nd/3rd period. Still pending.

28 Back to School Night



4 Red Cross Blood Drive #1. Students sign up for appointments.

19 Show of Unity (6th period assembly)

16-20 Unity Week (lunchtime activities and food drive)

TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 1st Quarter

Holiday Meal Canned Food Drive begins!!! See the event link for more details!



15 Cultural Club Fair 3rd period – lunch

16 “World/Culture” Show (still pending)

TBD Thanksgiving Grams hosted by ASB Leadership

29 Red Cross Blood Drive #2. Students sign up for appointments.



8-9 Holiday Meal 2017

14 Academic Achievement Awards 3rd period. By invitation only.

TBD Holiday Grams hosted by ASB Leadership



TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 1st Semester

27 Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by parents, leadership, Achievers Inc.



​2 Winter Dance in Jacket Gym still pending.

5-9 Spring Spirit Week​ aka Jacket Pride Week

​8 Open House (format may change. Details in the fall)

9 Spring Spirit Assembly (Course Selection, Arts Showcase, community building)

15 Elected Leadership Applications Due

15 Red Cross Blood Drive #3 (last date!)

12 – 23 Talent Show Auditions

27 Senior Meeting for grad/prom info. All seniors from BHS, ISP, BTA with their teachers during 6th period, most likely during the first half only.

TBD Valentine Grams hosted by ASB Leadership



7 Election Convention 1st – 3rd period. For students running for an elected position and delegates representing 9th-11th grade social studies classrooms.

​16 Talent Show

​20-22 ASB Voting. All 9th-11th grade students in their 2nd period classrooms.

TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 3rd Quarter



21 Prom at SF Galeria

24 Appointed Leadership Applications Due



1 – 4 and 8 Graduation Performer Auditions.

19 or 25 or other date. BHS Carnival (a way to celebrate end of testing season and the end of the school year) Still pending.



TBD Link Leader Tutoring. Support Freshman before end of 2nd Semester.

4-8 Locker Clean-Out & School Supplies Recycling in C-Gallery

15 Class of 2018 Graduation


Events not listed, but planned:

ASB Speaker Series. ASB Leadership would like to continue the speaker series into the upcoming school year with student clubs getting a chance to create their presentation and choose their own speakers. If this is not possible again, we will attempt to host a spring “symposium” of speakers around a topic of significance and high relevancy. If you are a sponsor of student club and would like to host a speaker series, please contact Mr. V.


Intramurals at Lunchtime hosted by ASB Leadership on Wednesday. We are planning to host regular intramural activities at lunch for 4 weeks at a time rotating between basketball, soccer, maybe volleyball or board games or other activity. If staff are interested in supporting this activity, contact Mr. V.


Assemblies/School Day events. ASB Leadership is assisting with a large school assembly in each of the first three months and one more in the spring. It is our belief that these events will build a student’s sense of belonging and connection to BHS. We recognize the potential for lost instructional time, but are hoping that advanced notice and split-period bell schedules will alleviate worries. Our time together as a large school is precious and significant, so we will treat it as such, knowing that staff may be making compromises on their plans.

In addition to the large school assemblies, we will host events that take students away from instructional time. For almost all events, ASB Leadership will provide a field trip permission slip that must be signed before students have period absences cleared with the attendance office. If you believe that a student has abused their privilege to participate in these events, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. V.