4.12 VIDEO BULLETIN: CLASS OF 23 GRAD, AHA ART EXHIBITION, BHS FILM FEST, BERKELEY LIBRARY EVENTS & much more buzz…

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April 12, 2023

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Class of 2023 Graduation 

Class of 2023!

We are looking forward to sending you off in style at the BHS Graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 3rd.

Please help us know more about your plans for attending the large graduation ceremony and the anticipated guest list by completing the following form:

CLASS OF 2023 GRADUATION RSVP by MAY 1st.

*form only accessible to BUSD email accounts

Thank you!

We will share any updates regarding graduation directly via student email, the BHS e-tree, the BHS website, the senior letter among other means.

We will recruit student speakers or student performers that represent the heart and spirit of the Class of 2023. Please submit a video clip of your audition speech or performance by May 1.

P.S. If you have ordered a cap & gown loaner OR did not pay for shipping with Achievers Inc., then you can expect to pick up your graduation orders on TUESDAY, MAY 9th in front of the DONAHUE GYM at lunch.


AHA art exhibition at KALA Art Institute on Thursday, April 13


First Annual Berkeley High Climate Change Showcase

Join the movement!

Thursday, April 20th will be BHS’s first ever climate change showcase. There will be a science fair, sculpture garden, poetry reading, math solar panel demonstrations, academic presentations, bike repair, clothing mending, and much more. Teachers will be able to sign up to bring their students to either specific events or to do the outdoor circuit of displays. There’s still time to get your climate justice poetry into the first period reading by emailing it to foundresswriting@berkeley.net. Ask your teachers how they plan on participating! 

Hit up arynfaur@berkeley.net to get your club or class involved! 


#StopWillow

Hey students! The Willow Project is a massive oil drilling project in Alaska that was recently approved by the Biden administration. Tribal groups living near the oil site would suffer the worst health impacts and disruptions to their food system. It’s also against Biden’s formerly proposed climate goals, meaning it would be incredibly dangerous for the environment and a huge step backwards in the transition to clean energy! 

Using this toolkit from People vs. Fossil Fuels, you can call the White House or the Department of the Interior, or you can post on social media (or both!) Don’t forget to use the hashtag #StopWillow! 

#StopWillow 

Submitted by lolaleeman@students.berkeley.net 

@bhsgreenteam


Consent Education Training

BHS stop harassing club is starting consent education for the berkeley middle schoolers this month. We’re teaching Willard April 13th, Longfellow April 17th and 18th, and King April 20th. We need as many people as possible! Our training sessions are on Tuesdays in G209 at lunch. 

Here is a link to sign up.

Submitted by evalevenson@students.berkeley.net 

@bhsstopharassing


Girls Garage offer Protest + Print

Students! There are still spots available in Girls Garage spring session of Protest + Print, an afterschool art class for high school girls and gender-expansive youth that uses printmaking media as a tool for teens to create artwork about social issues in their lives and communities. 

APPLY NOW

This class is free and runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm at Girls Garage (1380 Tenth St in Berkeley).

@_girlsgarage


Dance Production Performance

Dance Production’s second show of the year is on April 28th and 29th. Come out to see an awesome dance performance in the Little Theater.


Join Leadership

Congratulations to the Elected Student Leaders

The Chief of Publicity will have another election in the near future. Details will be shared in a separate email.

Guide to the 2023 BHS Elections

Applications for appointed & Link Leader positions are open.

Learn more about the due dates, election timeline and more by clicking here.

new due date is midnight on APRIL 18th

Contact Mr. V with any questions.


BHS E-sports Club will be hosting Kierstin Gee

The BHS E-sports Club will be hosting Kierstin Gee on Thursday, April 13 in G211. She has been in the gaming industry for 12 years, working on various things in gaming such as; mobile games, MMORPG’s, E-sports, and hardware. She has formerly worked at PlayStation but is now at Intel. Bring your friends to listen to her experiences and ask your own questions! 

Please submit questions beforehand in the google form linked in our Instagram @BHS_Esports_Club, or ask them the day of! 


April Events at the Berkeley Public Library 

BFF Poetry Workshop @Central

Tuesday, April 18th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Teen Room @ Berkeley Central Library (2090 Kittredge St.)

Teens and Young Adults, come celebrate National Poetry Month by joining poet Hanne Williams-Baron in the Teen Room for a generative writing workshop around the theme of friendship odes. Read and discuss friendship ode poems by contemporary poets and have fun crafting an ode to, about, and/or for your BFF!

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/bff-poetry-workshop-central

Teen Crochet & Craft @ Central

Thursday, April 20th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Teen Room @ Berkeley Central Library (2090 Kittredge St.)

Teens, come make a seed bomb and crochet! All supplies and instruction included – no experience required. Already know how to crochet? Bring your current project to share and work on. Want to craft? This month we are making seed bombs with seeds from native California plants. ❤

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/teen-crochet-craft-central-2

Teen Movie Tuesday @Central

Monday, April 25th 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Teen Room @ Berkeley Central Library (2090 Kittredge St.)

Teens, Join us every fourth Tuesday for a movie in the Teen Room. El Norte is playing on the big screen! Come watch and celebrate the 40th anniversary of its’ release.  

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/teen-movie-day-central

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Birdwatching Field Trip in SPANISH

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 

9:30 AM in 

MLK Shoreline Park in Oakland, CA.

SIGN UP HERE

This outing is open to the whole community and will provide the opportunity to learn about birds, their habitats, and taxonomy while spending time outdoors.  Binoculars would be provided.  Please share with Fremont HS students and staff and reach out to me if you have any questions.


Fundraiser Fashion Show

Tickets are now on sale for the fundraiser fashion show on April 27th from 5:30 to 8 pm. There will be live music, small businesses to shop art, clothes and jewelry, and a fashion runway showcasing student designs. Student tickets are $5 and adults are $10. 

You can buy a ticket through the link on their Instagram @bhsfashionshow23 or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bhs-fashion-show-fundraiser-tickets-586397218867 


Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis! The event is set for Saturday, May 6th, 2023, 8am-3pm.

See attached flyer for more information: https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/ccylc 

The Office Family Engagement & Equity will provide transportation to and from UC Davis (or the student and their family can drive them themselves – Parents can attend this event with their student).

OFEE will also provide breakfast, while lunch is offered at the venue.

Please contact Ms Ramona McGary to sign up ramonamcgary@berkeley.net 


This week in BHS Athletics!

Upcoming Games

Visit our WEBSITE at http://berkeleyhighathletics.org to find information on teams, game schedules, tickets, coach contacts, registration, spiritwear (fan zone), updates, and more! Follow us on Twitter @BHSjacketSports  and Instagram @bhsjacketsports

Watch the YouTube stream of home Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and lacrosse games for free.

Go Jackets!


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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: complaints@berkeley.net

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