2023-2024 ASB Leadership

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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 8, 2023

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Study Party hosted by the Junior Class Leadership Team

Juniors!! Leadership team in the library on Tuesday 12/12 and Thursday 12/14 from 430-6 with snacks. See you there!

Submitted by alyssaraimi@students.berkeley.net

Letter Writing Campaign

This winter, Amnesty International is hosting its annual Write for Rights letter writing campaign. People around the world will write letters to demand the release of political prisoners and defend human rights.

Join the Amnesty club for our letter writing events Tuesday and Wednesday 12/11 and 12/12 in H201 at lunch. There will be snacks and service credit offered!

Submitted by ameliamonagleolson@students.berkeley.net 


Join Black Honors Society! 

We are a club that focuses on preparing black students for college and academic prowess. We meet every Thursday at lunch in the D building, room D224, across from the CCC.

Submitted by zoepatterson@students.berkeley.net 


Swim Team Interest Meeting


December 14.

At the pool.

Talking starts at 4pm.

Returning swimmers.

New swimmers.


Submitted by kiramcdonough@berkeley.net 

Still curious about summer STUDY ABROAD opportunities? 

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. Even if you missed last week’s information session, you can still get information about programs offered, the application process, and scholarship information. Come by C207 at lunch time any day to get more info. 

You could also reach out to letran@berkeley.net to learn more. 

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 

Come Watch Dance Production

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. 

Follow us on instagram @berkeleyhighdance

Submitted by lindacarr@berkeley.net 


Come see our African Diaspora Dance Performance “Full Circle” 12/15 @ 7pm!

An evening of joy, culture, and beauty!

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.

Grief Group

If you have experienced the death of a loved one, we’re inviting you to the H.E.A.L. grief group. It will be a safe place where you can be with other people who have gone through similar experiences. It’s going to be 7th period Monday in room C213. Snacks will always be provided. We hope to see you there!

Please fill out the google form if you’re interested.


Contact LMartinez@berkeleyca.gov 

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 

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 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!


Submitted by melissavirrueta@berkeley.net 

Come Watch African Diaspora Dance

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 

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!

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


Support your Yellow Jackets!

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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: complaints@berkeley.net