12.1 BULLETIN: DANCE PRODUCTION, STUDY ABROAD, CAP & GOWN ORDERS, HIRING COLUMNISTS, WELLNESS CENTER, YEARBOOK & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

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BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

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Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

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December 1, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Are you interested in studying in a different country this summer? 

In the last two summers, 36 students from Berkeley High studied abroad in countries across the world, such as Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, and France. There will be information about the programs offered, scholarships, and the application process. An information session on summer study abroad will happen in the CCC at LUNCH TIME on MONDAY, December 4th. 

Contact letran@berkeley.net 


ACHIEVERS, INC.

On BHS campus near pool deck

Monday, December 4

Lunch

Cap & Gowns, Class Rings, & Graduation Announcements 

Graduation orders can be placed at any time online, by phone or by mail. Achievers Inc. handles orders for just the cap and gown as well as rings, announcements, grad swag and even graduation packages. Cap & gowns are traditionally worn at an in-person graduation. Consider using a cap & gown for senior portraits, graduation pictures, at home celebrations as well as any of graduation activities to be confirmed in the spring.

Online: GraduationOrder.com  (password bhs510)

Phone: 408.441.7200 Monday – Friday   9:00 am – 4:00 pm (English/Spanish)

Mail: Achievers Inc., 877 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112 

DateEventTime
August – MayGraduation Cap & Gown Purchase
March 1Last Day to request a LOANER cap, gown, & tassel 
April 16, 2024Cap & Gown Distribution at Donahue GymLunch
June TBD, 2024Graduation near Donahue Gym9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Details on Cap & Gowns Caps and gowns will be shipped directly to your desired shipping address.

1.    Seniors will have their choice of color, red or gold, at the time of purchase. 

2.    Each gown is marked with the student’s name, but be sure that you have all items in your package.

3.    Purchased caps and gowns are individuals’ to keep and do not need to be returned. 

4.    Decorations can only be applied to the top of the cap.  

Cap, Gown, & Tassel Loaner Program Achievers Inc. and BUSD have agreed to begin a loaner program for cap, gown, and tassel loaner for seniors to wear during the commencement ceremony. Please understand that per Berkeley Unified School District’s (BUSD) requirements, this cap, gown, and tassel, must be returned immediately following the ceremony. Under Ed Code section 48904, failure to return each of these three items (cap/gown/tassel) may result in the student’s diploma being held by BUSD and not being issued until the District has received payment for these items. In order to set up a loaner, please visit www.graduationorder.com and enter the code bhs510 You will select “Loan” after logging into the website. Please return your loaner cap, gown and tassel immediately following the ceremony. If you forget to return your loaner cap, gown, and tassel after graduation ends, please return these items to the registrar’s office at BHS the following week. The deadline to request a LOANER cap & gown is March 1, 2024.


*** WELLNESS CENTER GRAND OPENING ***

We joyfully invite our community to celebrate the opening of our Wellness Center. The

event begins inside the Community Theater.

Come out to enjoy food trucks, face painting, tours of Wellness Center, Health & Wellness

resource fair, Parent Information Sessions

RSVP here

See scheduled activities here!

Please email doreenbracamontes@berkeley.net with any questions. 


Wellness Center Survey

Please help the Wellness Center create and provide programming to best support students! We would like to capture student information that will support the Wellness Center to provide student centered  programming. Please help us by completing this short survey. This is a pre survey, and we will publish a post survey at the end of the year too. Your responses will be used to better understand student support needs and to create content and experiences to meet the wellness needs of BHS students. Take a few minutes and let us know how you feel and what you think!

COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE

Submitted by melissavirrueta@berkeley.net 


Come Watch Dance Production & African Diaspora Dance

We have two fantastic Dance Concerts coming up! Next weekend, December 8 & 9, come see Dance Production: “AT THE MOVIES” — a creative, fun showcase of student choreography taking inspiration from movies & music we love. 

The following weekend, on Friday, December 15,  African Diaspora Dance classes will be back in the Berkeley Community Theater for a celebratory concert of dance and drum. Come out, support our performers and get inspired! Student tickets are only $5. 

Follow us on instagram @berkeleyhighdance

Submitted by lindacarr@berkeley.net 


AfroComicCon International Film Festival

Our film festival is taking place on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM   The 6th Annual: AfroComicCon International Film Festival at the Regal Jack London Theater 100 Washington St Oakland, CA 94607. 

AfroComicCon International Film Festival is an annual film convention (which is produced by the 501c3 nonprofit Oakland Technology & Education Center) that promotes diverse artists and professionals who are generally underrepresented in the arts, media, tech, and entertainment industries. The attendees enjoy a positive and inspiring experience that is both entertaining and educational. See our website for more information: www.afrocomiccon.org 

If Berkeley High School students and families are interested in attending this inspiring and empowering event, please register at the Eventbrite below:  

 AfroComicCon International Film Festival 2023 Tickets

We are offering students an exclusive code that is 50% off for the first 30 students who purchase tickets (code: DiscountedStudentTicket). 

In case you have some students interested in volunteering, I’ll include the link to the AFCCIFF ’23 Volunteer Sign-up Form as well as some of our promotional materials.  


AHA Craft Fair 

Come do your holiday shopping at the AHA Craft Fair at lunch on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th! It will be in between the football field and the G building. If it is raining, it will be in G112. We can’t wait to see you!

Submitted by novaduchateau@students.berkeley.net 


Berkeley High Jacket is Looking For Spring Semester Columnists

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for spring semester columnists! This position requires no in-person meetings. We are a completely student-run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Writing experience is not required. Applications are due December 15th, at 7 pm. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to marinahoward@students.berkeley.net with any questions. 

Here is a link to the application

Check out our instagram @bhsjacket for updates about applications.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Senior Quotes

Seniors! It is the time of year to submit your Senior Quotes, follow the link here or in our instagram bio to submit. 

https://forms.gle/e99EgL95LT5MYf8H7

Also, check for an email from prestige portraits to select your senior portrait, the deadline for that is coming up really soon.

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


9th Grader Survey For BHS Yearbook

If you are a freshman, please fill out this form for the yearbook.

Class of 2027 Survey

Submitted by meghannguyen@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


Get Involved in the 2023 winter Holiday Meal

After a year’s long absence, the winter Holiday Meal community meal returns to BHS on Saturday, December 9. There will be a heartwarming meal and great entertainment for any Berkeley community member. This is also an opportunity for the BHS community (students, staff, families) to give back.

See photo’s from past meals

You can get involved in many ways:

  1. Volunteer
  2. Contribute Food (Non-perishable items accepted at bins near main office) & Prepared Dishes
  3. Contribute Clothing (Bring new or gently used items accepted at bins near main office))
  4. Contribute Funds (see below)

Donations can be made to the BHS Student Store indicating “BHS ASB” or “Holiday Meal” in the notes.

We also accept CASH or CHECKS payable to “BHS ASB”.

Checks can be dropped off to Mr. Villavicencio’s mailbox or mailed directly to:

Berkeley High School

c/o Mr. Villavicencio BHS Holiday Meal  

1980 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

Thank you, Berkeley High!


Esports Club host Guest Speaker from Riot Games

Join the Esports Club for an exciting presentation from Sophie Linh, a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Riot Game on Monday, December 4th, in room G211! With a decade of experience as a gameplay programmer, Sophie specializes in multiplayer and competitive action games. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights and ask questions from a seasoned professional! We will have snacks, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by mariannemah@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_esports_club


Career Fair

December 5

1st-3rd period

Campus Green

Share your contacts of possible presenters for the day who could share more about their current and former careers.

Career Fair interest form

Submitted by sofiabloom@students.berkeley.net 


Final Exam Schedule

Monday, December 18, 2023: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 19, 2023: Regular Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 12/20-12/22: See below for Final Exams Schedule


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Click here for the daily lunch menu

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


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1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

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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


One big, red & gold family!

John Villavicencio (he, him)

Director of Student Activities

CADA Master Activity Advisor

Berkeley High School

1980 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

510.644.8990

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

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