2022-2023 ASB Leadership
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BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
David D-R., Ari F., & Valerie L., Chiefs of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza
April 17, 2023
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTSFirst Annual Berkeley High Climate Change Showcase
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask your teachers how they plan on participating!
Is your bike acting whack? Come learn how to fix it with bike experts from the Waterside Workshop. They will be on campus lunch through 6th period on THURSDAY at the climate change showcase. Are you sick of that rip in your pants? Wish you had a cool patch over that hole? Bring your messed up beloved clothing to our mending booth out on the campus green and learn how to fix it instead of ditching it. THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY!
Hit up email@example.com to get your club or class involved!
I Applied Celebration
Congratulations to all seniors who have submitted college applications!
The College and Career Center team wants to celebrate you and all you have accomplished this year. There will be an I Applied! Celebration on Wednesday, April 19th during lunch on the campus green.
Come thru for some drinks, snacks, music, and more! This is also a space to ask any questions that you have about anything college or career related.
Hope to see you there!
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BACK to SCHOOL WEEK
More details, including specific times and necessary forms, will be shared as we approach the end of the school year.
Back to School Week
Monday, August 7 – Class of 2024 Seniors
Tuesday, August 8 – Class of 2025 Juniors
Wednesday, August 9 – Class of 2026 Sophomores
Thursday, August 10 – Class of 2027 Freshmen
Friday, August 11- Make-up Day for all grades
*NOTE* no textbooks available on Friday
First day of school is Wednesday, August 16
On this day, students will:
take school ID photo, pick up textbooks, complete EZ meal app, request locker.
Students receive schedule via Infinite Campus account prior to the first day of school.
BHS E-sports Club will be hosting Jason Rice, the current Gameplay Director at Electronic Arts
The BHS E-sports Club will be hosting Jason Rice, the current Gameplay Director at Electronic Arts on April 20th. Rice has a long history of working in gaming, with his most notable positions at BioWare and Minecraft. In 2015 he founded his own studio — Wavedash, and has since continued making a positive impact in the gaming industry.
Bring your friends to listen to his 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!
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Denim day is Wednesday, April 26
Denim day is Wednesday, April 26. It asked students to make a social statement with their fashion statement, wear jeans on this day, as a visible means of protest against the misconception surrounding sexual violence. To continue our learning on the topic BHS stop harassing will have a table at the campus green In front of the pool with candy and more educational resources on the topic. Remember to wear denim on April 26 and visit us at our table during lunch!
IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Class of 2023 Graduation
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
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.
Cheerleading Tryouts April 24-28
Calling All BHS Students!!!
If you are high spirited, have lots of energy or love pumping up others? If you are a cheerleader, dancer, a gymnast or have any tumbling skills? If you just want to be a part of an upbeat enthusiastic team, then we want to see you at Berkeley High Cheerleading Tryouts.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2023-24 school year with our cheer program and we want you to be a part! See flyer attached and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Congressional Institute Art Competition
Please review this message on behalf of Congresswoman Lee’s office regarding the annual Congressional Institute Art Competition.
Every Spring, Congressional offices offer high school students throughout their district the opportunity to submit art pieces to the Congressional Institute for the chance to have their art hung in the halls of the Capitol and attend a reception in Washington D.C.
Our office would like to invite students from your high school to participate. Attached you will find the guidelines for submission for this year’s competition season and the mandatory student release form. Our office is accepting art submissions until Monday, April 24th, 2023. For all submission guidelines and paperwork, please visit our website at: https://lee.house.gov/helping-you/for-students/art-and-app-competitions
A complete application will include students completing the release form, all items on the checklist, and submitting their art to the following email email@example.com.
High School Voter Education Week April 24-28
Alameda County Registrar of Voters will be observing High School Voter Education Week on April 17, 2023 – April 28, 2023. They will host a table to register and pre-register students at Berkeley High School on Monday April 24th. We will be there during the lunch hour from 12:20 PM- 1:00 PM.
Tickets for the Dance Production show are now available. Find the link on instagram @berkeleyhighdance in our bio. The show is April 28th and 29th at 7pm in the Little Theater. Tickets are $5-$25, pay what you can.
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!
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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.
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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.
Applications for appointed & Link Leader positions are open.
new due date is midnight on APRIL 18th
Contact Mr. V with any questions.
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!
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.
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.
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
This week in BHS Athletics!
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.
Need a Replacement Student ID? Replacement ID Form
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
Club Registration Register a BHS Student Club for 2022-23 closed until May 2023
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Class of 2023 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org