2022-2023 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
David D-R., Chief of Publicity
Ari F., Chief of Publicity
Valerie L, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza
September 30, 2022
FALL 2022 CLUB PROMO VIDEOS
UNITY WEEK 2022
We are excited to officially announce that Unity Week 2022 will take place during October 11-15. Student leadership is recruiting clubs, staff, and working with parent groups to host a safe, fun and spirited week of dress-up days and Staff vs Student games. In addition, we are recruiting clubs to host games as well as student bands to play music at lunch. Contact Mr. V or your local student leader about how to get involved.
Here are the theme days
On Tuesday, dress in a single color from head to toe for Monochrome Day.
On Wednesday, find 1, 2, 3, 4 or more friends to dress alike for Twin Day.
On Thursday, represent your favorite Minion for Minion Day…Or just wear a yellow shirt with goggles.
On Friday, put on that red & gold proudly for Jacket Pride Day.
And finally, come out to support the BHS Athletics as Football faces Washington in the day and then we party into the night at the Tropical Homecoming Dance.
We can’t wait to see you in your festive outfits to celebrate your school pride in a uniquely Berkeley way. More details about activities and behavioral expectations will be released as we approach Unity Week.
***UPDATE now October 11th***
Make-up Student ID Dates
These are the open time slots for all students who need to take their first photo of the 2022-23 school year. Photos be will taken in the BHS Cafeteria (D-Building)
Monday, October 11th: before school, at lunch or after school
Preferred Name in Yearbook?
If your name in the Berkeley High or BUSD system is a name other than the name that you go by, and you would like your name changed in the Berkeley High Yearbook, please dm the BHS Yearbook instagram @berkeleyearbook (with only one “y”) or email the yearbook at firstname.lastname@example.org with your correct name for the 2022-2023 yearbook so we can make sure it’s updated.
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Latinx Chicanx History Month celebratory issue!
The Jacket is still taking submissions for our upcoming Latinx Chicanx History Month celebratory issue! Submissions can be anything from artwork to a written piece, including a poem, drawing, photo, ect. We welcome anyone to submit something that represents what this month means to BHS students. Please send in your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by THIS FRIDAY, September 30.
Join the brand new Berkeley High Aviation Club!
Whether you are interested in becoming a pilot, flying remote control planes, or watching movies about airplanes, this club is for you! Our first meeting is Tuesday October 4th at lunch in room C400. Meetings will be every Tuesday at lunch.
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Applying to any UCs?
Are you applying to any UCs this college application season? Do you plan on applying in the future? Come to the UC Personal Insight Question Workshop! It is hosted by a UC Berkeley admissions officer and the DCAC/EAOP program at BHS.
This is a school-wide event, so all students are encouraged and eligible to attend.
College and Career Center
Wednesday, October 5th
absences will be excused.
You can learn more about: What are the PIQs? What do successful PIQ responses look like? What should I avoid? What does each question address?. You can find all the information on the DCAC/EAOP Instagram, @eaopdcacbhs. Or, if you have questions you can visit Ms. Martinez in the CCC or reach them by email. Hope to see you there!
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AUDITION for the BERKELEY HIGH TALENT SHOW in NOVEMBER
There will be a talent show on Friday night, November 4th in the Little Theater! We will have auditions in early October weeks before the show, so get your act together and show us what you got!
And follow our Instagram @bhsleadership2025 and read the bulletin to get more info about ticket sales and sign ups.
LOOKING FOR BAND MEMBERS
BHS talent show performers Roberto and Derek are looking to participate in the talent show but are in need of a heavy metal drummer, bassist, and vocalist. Please reach out to Roberto (contact information on screen) if this applies to you and if you’re interested in doing the talent show.
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BHS Mock Election
Tuesday, November 8th is election day for all California voters. Berkeley High will conduct a mock election along with over a thousand other California schools. We will share the voter’s guide and teaching materials with staff today. On October 5th, we will open up the online ballot to all Berkeley High Students to make selections for governor, senator and state propositions. The BHS mock election Results will be shared on October 12th. If you are or about to be 18 years old, please register to vote today.
BHS MOCK ELECTION BALLOT to open OCT. 5
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Help Get Out The Vote!
Berkeley High! We need your help to get out the vote in swing districts! Join us in G216 to keep decorating and beginning to write postcards, Monday at lunch! We’ve decorated 226 so far, help us get to 1000 for midterms!
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IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS
A Tropical Homecoming Dance
A Tropical Homecoming Dance is coming to Berkeley High on October 15th. The Junior Class Leadership team is collaborating with the Poly Club to put on an amazing evening of island vibes. Guests can expect light food options, food and beverage for sale, karaoke, performances, and free photo booth pics. Guests will also have access to professional photography at an extra cost. This is a semi-formal event for all grades 9-12. For this dance, no non-BHS students will be allowed. Students will have their names screened for any attendance and/or discipline issues.
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 26 online only.
In-Person Ticket Sales
Begin Friday, September 30th at lunch.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Leadership Office in the BHS cafeteria during lunch time.
Please bring cash or credit card.
No Venmo, Apple Pay, or Checks at this time.
Students who qualify for free & reduced lunch will pay the $10 reduced price.
We are limited in the overall tickets that can be sold, so please buy early!
We need parent or staff volunteers!
And if you are a parent or staff member looking to support the event, please contact parent volunteer coordinator, Yolanda Brown-Clark.
NOMINATE HOMECOMING ROYALTY
In honor of bringing back the Homecoming Dance, we would love to include a Homecoming Royalty where you guys can vote for your peers! Make sure to nominate who you think best represents your small learning community! The top nominees will be announced next Friday (10/07) and one last round of votes will be shared out to you guys! Homecoming Royalty will be announced at the Homecoming Dance!
Gender Expansive support group
Are you transgender, non-binary, agender, genderfluid, or gender expansive? Are you interested in meeting in a safe and confidential community space, talking about issues in your life, and getting support from your peers?
If so, Please contact Mx. Laroia-Nguyen to sign up or ask questions. Their email is email@example.com and they are in room H101. Meetings will be once a week alternating 1st, 3rd, and 5th periods.
Peace At The Creek Short Film Releases October 1st
I bet you’ve never seen a film about salamanders, environmental activism, social justice themes, and growing up! Did I forget salamanders?
Don’t be alarmed; a group of Berkeley High School students has created a short movie that delves into the realm of all these criteria. When two boys’ favorite creek and beloved salamanders are threatened by construction, one reacts with aggression, and the other tries to fight with words. “Peace at the Creek” is the name.
This short film is sure to spark a hunger for environmental activism amongst students, and give Berkeley High school students hope that they can influence their surroundings and make a change in this world. Ultimately, having a positive influence on the culture and stewardship of Berkeley High School students! Especially when it comes to protecting the things we love. Like the environment or salamanders!
Check out the short film and plenty of behind-the-scenes content on Instagram:
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BHS Coup Ultimate Frisbee Starting Soon!
If you want to play Ultimate at BHS this fall, we are kicking off on October 2nd with the first practice. Anyone interested should fill out the interest form linked below. Practice details will be sent to anyone who fills out this form.
Join the team and help us win states again!
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This week in BHS Athletics!
BHS Boys Soccer
Attention: All students interested in playing Boys Soccer at Berkeley High this winter. The annual preseason meeting will be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 2nd at the Sports Basement in Berkeley – 2727 Milvia St. By the meeting students should have registered for tryouts through Home Campus (on the BHS Athletics website at berkeleyhighathletics.org) and submitted, or at least scheduled, a physical exam. Coaches will provide program history, the arc of the season and tryout details. Students and parents are welcome, at least one representative from each family should plan to attend.
Atención: Todos los estudiantes interesados en jugar Boys Soccer en Berkeley High este invierno. La reunión anual de pretemporada se llevará a cabo a las 3 p.m. el domingo 2de Octubre en el Sports Basement en Berkeley – 2727 Milvia St. Para la reunión, los estudiantes deben haberse registrado para las pruebas a través de Home Campus(en el sitio web de BHS at berkeleyhighathletics.org) y haber presentado un examen físico. Los entrenadores proporcionarán la historia del programa y los detalles de la prueba. Los estudiantes y los padres son bienvenidos, al menos un representante de cada familia debe planear asistir.
Here are this week’s home games.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO A GAME? STREAM HOME GAMES FOR FREE
Watch the YouTube stream of home Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and lacrosse games for free.
Click here to get registered for winter or spring sports.
College Advising Available for 9th, 10th, & 11th Graders
Do you know what you are doing after high school? Do you have questions about college? The Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) and Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is recruiting for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade! You will receive 1-on-1 college advising, have a college success plan, be invited to exclusive college events, learn how to be a strong candidate for colleges, and more! Since DCAC/EAOP is rooted in promoting educational equity, in order to qualify for this program you must be Ethnically underrepresented: Self identify as being African American/Black, Chicanx/Latinx, Native American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian, or Vietnamese, OR Low income: Receive free/reduced lunch at school, OR First generation: First in your family to attend college. You need to identify with at least one of those groups, NOT ALL 3. If you are interested in applying or have questions, please contact Ms. Martinez in the College and Career Center by email or in person.
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Who’s ready to unite the fight against climate change?
We are! Sign up for the Unite the Fight Climate Summit to join us.
When: Wednesday, October 12th, 8:30-3:30 (in other words, it’s a full-day event – you’ll be excused from classes for the day if selected)
Who’s it for: Anyone already engaged in climate/environmental justice work at BHS and beyond or that’s interested in getting involved!
What: An opportunity to hear from current climate activists, make an action plan for climate justice work at BHS, and discuss how to address the intersectionality and urgency of climate change at the school and in the general Bay Area!
Make your voice heard at the Unite the Fight Climate Summit!
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Volunteer Swim Partners Needed!
Children with disabilities need swim partners! SNAPkids is looking for motivated, positive volunteers to work with our swimmers. You need to be at least 15 years old and swim well. This is a great way to earn community service credit and have fun. We swim on Sundays from 9:00-11:00am at the Albany Aquatic Center and 11:30am-1:30pm at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA right next to campus. Registration is continuous throughout the semester.
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SUBMIT/AUDITION FOR OUR MONOLOGUES! DEADLINE OCTOBER 8TH
Our Monologues is taking submissions and audition sign ups RIGHT NOW! Submit by OCTOBER 8th; submissions can be poems, songs, speeches, and more. Submissions can be completely anonymous, and you do not have to audition if you submit something.
Reach out to @ourmonologuesbhs on Instagram or email@example.com with questions or concerns!!! Juniper and Mimia are loving the submissions received so far, and are so so excited to see what you all have to share <3
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Come AUDITION for Berkeley High’s
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
We are looking for 9 performers to star in the musical! Come prepared with two 2-3 minute monologues (one comedy one dramatic) and a 2-3 minute song (Don’t forget to bring sheet music for accompaniment).
Monologues will be provided if you can’t prepare one ahead of time.
Auditions are OCTOBER 8TH!
We are also looking for CHOREOGRAPHERS, STAGE MANAGER, and an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.
Please fill in the form for the corresponding position you would like to take part of. The deadline to apply for the PRODUCTION team is OCTOBER 1ST.
Class of 2023 Senior Portrait Update
Seniors, there will be one more round of portrait appointments on campus October 17-21. If you have yet to take your portraits with Prestige, you should expect to receive an email reminder in early October. You must take a portrait with Prestige by Thanksgiving Break if you want to have that photo in the yearbook. After this next round of appointments you should expect to travel to Prestige’s Hayward office if needed.
Prestige Portraits will send out appointment information by email and mail 14 days prior to the appointment. Also, students will get appointment information 7 days, 3 days, and 24 hours prior to the appointment. If you would like to cancel or change the appointment time they can call 877-825-7922 or email us at email@example.com. Please let Prestige know if you have any questions.
If you would like to take your portraits on a different date than what is listed above, please schedule an appointment with Prestige at their Hayward office.
Petition to Graduate Early
And Seniors, If you are thinking about completing your graduation requirements by the end of the first semester, you will need to complete the Petition to Graduate Early Form and submit it to your counselor or to the Registrar’s Office before 3 p.m., Friday, October 7th 2022
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Free & Reduced Meals Verification
Families should complete an EZ Meal App in order to receive benefits under the free & reduced lunch program. If determined to qualify, students can receive discounts to school events (prom, graduation, etc.) among other testing discounts if they have completed forms on file with B.U.S.D. Once determined to qualify for free & reduced meals, Nutrition Services will send a paper copy of the eligibility letter to the home mailing address. To receive the discount, this paper copy or digital photo of the eligibility letter will be shown to school officials overseeing the school event. Families can also request an eligibility letter if they completed the Alternative Income Form at registration.
If a household needs another letter they should contact Sara Leon either through email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. This information is protected by right to privacy so we are not able to provide this information to minors or someone other than the head of household. Requests can be made by phone 510.644.6200 or through email, or by US mail 2020 Bonar Street, Suite 1, Berkeley CA, 94702. Nutrition Services require up to three days to process their request as these do not tend to come in one at a time.
Need a Replacement Student ID? Replacement ID Form (please take a new 2022-23 ID photo first)
Need a Locker? Visit C210 or complete this form.
Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here
Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List
New Club Registration Register a BHS Student Club for 2022-23 by Oct. 31
BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org
Class of 2023 Senior Letter (updated Fall 2022) Senior Info, Dates & Resources
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.
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Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.
Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.
Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.
Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District.
For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: email@example.com