Student Bulletin Week of January 11 part 2


2020-2021 ASB Leadership
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Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Week of January 11th part 2

MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities

Every year, Freedom Center youth leaders and staff participate in a variety of events that mark the national Martin Luther King Jr. observance. This year, we are just as busy, with events online and many of our Freedom Center “family” presenting during this important time.
Here are some of the key public events we are participating in and how you can join us for them:
Monday, January 18, 10 AM
MLK March & Rally Dr. King Day Multi-Cultural Rally
Click here to register 
Friday, January 15, through Monday, January 18: Where Do We Go From Here Documentary Film Festival
The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University has invited the Freedom Center to join in producing this documentary film festival featuring films on the global freedom struggle that speak to MLK’s unanswered question.
Click here to register
Registrants will receive a link to view the Festival stream via email later this week.
Monday, January 18, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
LIVE Dr. Clayborne Carson hosts Freedom Center youth in a live discussion on Dr. Kings unanswered question, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
Click here to register
Registrants will receive a link to view the Festival stream via email later this week.
We look forward to seeing you at these events this week and next. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
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Peralta Community College District
Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive
Oakland,  California 94619 
(510) 434-3988

My name is Samuel Alber and I’m a student at UC Berkeley. My colleague Tavisha Thapar and I are creating a panel event called SCOPE, which aims to help high school students discover their academic interests and spark their curiosities. It is often difficult for high school students to gauge what they’re interested in since there are too many fields and subfields for high school to cover in-depth. We hope to mitigate that by providing a place for students to listen to a panel of leading experts from a variety of fields.
The event will be on Saturday, February 6th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. over Zoom. Each professor will give a quick presentation on their research and then take questions from the audience. Our panel will consist of professors Robert Tjian (Biochemistry), Josh Bloom (Astrophysics), David Card (Economics), Karina Palau (Comparative Literature), and Jill Berrick (Social Welfare). 
Would it be possible for Berkeley High School to publicize this event to its students? We have attached a flyer to this email. The link for sign-ups is
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you,
Samuel Alber

The Jacket Newspaper is currently accepting submissions for its Black History Month issue. 
We encourage all writers, poets, illustrators, photographers, designers, and artists to submit to the Jacket by February 10th at! Submissions may be of any form, including photos, visual art, poetry, audios, etc.


Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about. Applications can be found online at

Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at by JANUARY 22, 2021.
Instagram: @bhsjacket

Join the BHS Sunrise Hub

Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.

For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form

Email us if you have questions!:
Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high

Read the Latest Issue of the Redwood Literary Magazine
Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its latest issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at

Interested in writing for Redwood? Our next meeting for new members is on Friday, January 22. Please email for more information.


For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:

1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is HERE and we have several orientations in January.

2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities. Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.

We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.

Please reach out with any questions: 

BHS Yearbook Requests Club Photos
The BHS Yearbook would like to put together a comprehensive Clubs section in this year’s yearbook. If you have pics from recent events or meetings, even online meetings, please share them with us by February 8th. You can submit your photos to or

2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 

2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here

Resources* for Processing the Violence & News
The easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:

Youth Speaks Writing Workshops
“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” 
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.

Greater Good Science Center 
Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 

Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. Capitol
This is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available

Envolve – Activities for this moment
Scott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 

*Have a resource to share?
Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to the Leadership website.

Go virtual with a BHS Student Club

The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!

BHS Student Club List

If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, there are some basic guidelines to follow:

Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:
1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members. 
2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture. 
3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests. 

Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning:


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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The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)

The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. 
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Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at

December 1, 2020
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