2023-2024 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman
September 29, 2023
Today’s bulletin includes a video from the Mental Health Peer Counselors on the topic of suicide with the intent to raise awareness about how and where to get support at BHS. The video begins at the 3:28 mark.
Jackets, only 1 person per stall in the bathrooms. This policy is for safety and security reasons. If more than 1 is found, they may be escorted to the Dean of Students.
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.
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 email@example.com
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!!
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!
Commissioner Of Multicultural Affairs
IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join Berkeley High Mountain Biking
Registration for the mountain biking team closes this Sunday Oct 1. The mountain biking team is open to people with no experience and can provide scholarships and bikes to those who need them! We have placed first and second in Northern California for the past few years and We are a fun and inclusive team environment with more than 100 members.
If you have are interested but have questions don’t hesitate to dm us at @bhsmtb_grit!
Submitted by email@example.com
Vote Nate Garland for Athlete of the Week
Nate Garland, Berkeley football: The junior rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns in 14 carries and also scored on a 74-yard TD reception to lead Berkeley to a 54-37 victory over Castro Valley. Nate is among one of the candidates for the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) Athlete of the Week.
The voting ends each Wednesday at 5 p.m. The winner is announced Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites and in the print edition of the Merc and EB Times sports sections.
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.
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.
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
- Best Pie
- Best Salsa
- Best Honey
- Best Pesto/Sauce
- Best Sweet Bread
- Best Plain Bread
- Best Savory Bread
- Best Jam & Jelly
- Best Preserved Vegetable
- Best Gluten Free Baked Good
- Best Homegrown Fruit
- Best Cucumber Pickle
Food Contest Rules for Entry
- Everyone is welcome to enter. Entries may be submitted by individuals, households, neighborhoods or groups.
- There is no charge to enter. All entries are FREE.
- Please remember that the objective of the contest is to provide an opportunity for community members to show the bounty of their gardens and kitchens.
- Any number of entries are allowed in each category by individuals or groups.
- All items submitted must have a main ingredient that could feasibly be grown in Berkeley. The actual ingredient does not need to have been grown in Berkeley.
- Categories may be split into sub-categories, depending on the number of entries.
- All participants will receive recognition and place ribbons will be awarded in each category.
- Maximum one place ribbon per category.
- Please bring your completed ENTRY FORM, along with all food entries, to Cedar Rose Park (1300 Rose Street, Berkeley) between 9:00AM – 11:30AM on Saturday, October 21, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Contact Mr. V with any questions
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 email@example.com
The first meeting of BHS Shakespeare club is THIS THURSDAY 9/28 at lunch in C324.
We will be reading 3-4 plays over the course of this year as well as watching movie and stage adaptations of what we read.
During the first meeting, we will be doing introductions and deciding what play we want to read first so be sure not to miss it!
All reading material will be supplied. See you there!
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Latinx Heritage Month Celebratory Issue
The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up submissions for the Latinx Heritage month issue! Pieces honoring Latinx Heritage month can be submitted to email@example.com by September 29th at 7pm.
Please consider submitting your work and check out @bhsjacket on instagram for more information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER TEEN PROGRAMS @ CENTRAL BERKELEY LIBRARY
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:
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 email@example.com
Support your Yellow Jackets!
For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule
Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports
ContactAthletic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 is the next on-campus photo day.
Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.
BHS Bell Schedule app created by Mr. Seibel
Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here
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
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