Folks, We have exciting news. A generous donor has stepped forward and pledged to match each dollar donated to the BHS Holiday Meal from now until November 30…Thank you!!!
BHS Holiday Meal on December 8-9, 2017
The 2017 Holiday Meal is an awesome annual event where over 250 guests receive food and good cheer from 200+ Berkeley High volunteers. Although some of the guests typically are living without full-time housing, the doors are open to anyone who wants a heartwarming meal and entertainment.
We invite the entire BHS community to get involved in this service event in any or all of these ways:
1. We have an anonymous matching donor from the BHS community. This generous donor will match your donation dollar for dollar to help us reach our goal of $4,000 until November 30. WOW!!! These funds offset staff costs, ingredients, supplies, decorations, and entertainment among other items. We are deeply appreciative of the many supporting donors who make the Holiday Meal possible. We accept CASH or CHECKS payable to “BHS ASB”.
Checks can be dropped off to Mr. Villavicencio’s mailbox or mailed directly to:
Fresh Food donations of pre-cooked turkey/ham, desserts, side dishes, or beverages will be tracked online. Please visit our SignUp Genius page to pledge a donation of fresh food to be brought on the day of the meal. Thank you!!!
3. Holiday Meal volunteers have a tremendous impact on the event whether they are setting up the space on the day before the meal or interacting with guests on the day of the event. We plan to have space for at least 300 volunteers this year, so be on the lookout for the volunteer list when it gets posted in mid-November. The volunteer link will be available beginning November 13.
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
Class of 2018 performance take 2
Thank you to our student videographers!!! Liam C and Cosmo W.
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 homelesscrisis 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 HomelessCrisis
Thursday, September 28
2nd period and 3rd period (repeats each period)
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 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.
Introduction by Marielena R
MC Diana G, Abbib B
Reggaeton Dance by Alejandra C-H, Winston, Francesca L
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 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.
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