2023-2024 ASB Leadership

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

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities


BHS Leadership

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January 31, 2024

Here is today’s video bulletin: BULLETIN_1.31.24_V57.mp4


Valentines Craft Fair 

On February 8th during lunch at the BHS quad (between the  building and theater). Come support student artists and purchase art, prints, cards, jewelry, and more!

If you would like to be a vendor or sell at future craft fairs, please talk to Ms. Youngblood in G-108B anytime! @ candissyoungblood@berkeley.net 


Come to BHS Finance Club! 

We meet every Thursday in room C231.

Submitted by riyazalladin@students.berkeley.net 

The All Blues Girls Rugby Spring Season is coming up!

All Blues, Girls Rugby is a High School Rugby Team that is for everyone and anyone, no experience required. We are open for registration to play in this spring season! Practice is Tuesdays, from 7-9 pm and Thursdays from 7-9, even if you are on the fence about joining, come check us out then; For more information contact sam Matsumoto <allbluesyouthdirector@gmail.com

or at lunch in h103.


Disc Golf Club

The disc golf club is a new club for students to have fun learning how to play disc golf, playing disc golf, and getting involved in the disc golf scene. The club is open for anyone to join, both beginners and more experienced players. You don’t even have to own any discs to join the club, just show up to our bi-weekly lunch meetings in G204 (G building side of the breezeway), and if you want to come play, we will provide you with some discs. 

We will also be at the club fair, so sign up by signing up at the club fair, or emailing berkeleyhighdiscgolfclub@gmail.com. We hope to see you there. 


Chess club wants invite all students to join chess club

 Chess club is a fun and exciting experience where students can learn to play chess. Chess club is open to all students and even if you already know how to play chess we still encourage you to show up. Chess club also hosts regular tournaments and is an inclusive place open to all levels. We meet outside the M building near the basketball courts at lunch on Thursdays. We hope that you visit us at the club fair on Thursdays if you are interested in joining. Also feel free to come any Thursday during lunch to sign up. 

Submitted by jacobmccaughrin@students.berkeley.net


2024 BHS PROM 





Prom 2024 Tickets

February TBD-March 22 $TBD

Online ticket sales begin February TBD.

In-person ticket sales begin March 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at lunch & after school.

Cash & debit/credit cards are accepted. Debit/credit cards fees apply. No checks or digital payments. 

Donate to the 2024 BHS Prom

Guest Passes & Dance Conduct:  Non-BHS Guest Pass Forms must be submitted before or at the time of purchase.  Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted to Prom.  Guest Pass Forms are accepted until March 16 and are available online only. Click here for the Guest Pass Form. You will be sent a passcode once the guest pass is approved.

Prom & Attendance Reminders

Hello Juniors and Seniors – Prom is coming up in March and we want everyone to be eligible. Remember that you cannot have more than 30 unexcused period absences and no suspensions in 2024 to be able to go to prom. If you have more than 30 unexcused absences, make sure you clear your absences through tutorial make ups and you can earn three hours of attendance makes by going to Saturday School on Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 12pm. 

Make sure to RSVP for Saturday School if you plan to attendance by clicking on this link or checking your emails for an invite. 

Submitted by attendanceoffice@berkeley.net 

Gene Yang & LuYuen Pham Visit BHS February 9

Gene Yang and LuYuen Pham will be joining us on Friday, February 9th during 6th period in the Community Theater to discuss their new graphic novel Lunar New Year Love Story! You can purchase a signed copy of the book for 15% off with the QR code. Interested in joining? Ask a BHS Librarian for a permission slip! 

Submitted by meredithirby@berkeley.net 

Senior Quotes

Seniors!! You are still able to submit senior quotes and those need to be in ASAP. Also, be on the lookout for senior superlatives as those are coming out soon.

Submit your senior quotes here!

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 




9:00 AM – end of 3rd period

Community Theater Lobby & East Gallery

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 by Jan. 31

Contact sanamrozyckishah@students.berkeley.net 

Help Plant Trees!

The City of Berkeley needs your help to plant new trees at Aquatic Park. The event will take place on the west side of Aquatic Park Saturday, February 3rd, from 9am-12pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 31st by emailing PRWvolunteer@berkeleyca.gov .  To join the planting, meet at the Rowing Club parking lot at Aquatic Park. On the day of the event please wear closed-toed footwear and clothing that can get a bit dirty. We will supply tools and gloves. We plan to dig holes, plant trees, and install support stakes. Morning snacks along with lunch will be available for all volunteers. 

This will count towards your community service hours!

Submitted by marisolmarcucci@students.berkeley.net 

Black History Month Art Submissions

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up submission for Black History Month. We are accepting any kind of art you would like to submit (paintings, photographs, writing, etc). 

Email marinahoward@students.berkeley.net with submissions and any questions! Submissions are due February 2nd, so make sure to get them in by then! 

Follow us on instagram @bhsjacket for more information about submissions.

Join Sprouting Stems

Sprouting stems is a stem program for kids in kindergarten and 3rd through 5th grade. What happens is, us (the high schoolers), meet at the MLK gate after school and around 3:50 we walk to Washington elementary. Once there, we give the kids fun lessons about stem through exciting projects and games. 

Submitted by dominiclyon@students.berkeley.net





Please join us on Wednesday January 31, 2024 from 6-7:30pm in the Berkeley High Library for our monthly parent information night–Caring for Yourself to Care for Others: Strategies for You and Your Child. The conversation will be facilitated by Rachel Krow-Boniske in partnership with the Niroga Institute!

Come learn:

  • Strategies to manage emotional activation
  • How to model stress management and calming tools for your child
  • Dynamic Mindfulness Practices

You can enter through the main entrance on Allston Way (corner with Milvia St). 

Spanish interpretation will be provided. There are stairs/elevators to the 2nd floor. Please contact rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net with accessibility needs or questions.


Únase a nosotros el 31 de enero a las 6-7:30 en la biblioteca de Berkeley High School para una noche de información: Cuidarse  a si mismo para cuidar a los demás: Estrategias para usted y su hijo/a. La conversación facilitada por nuestra consejera de bienestar, Rachel Krow-Boniske con NIroga Institute.

Vamos a aprender

– Estrategias para gestionar la activación emocional.

– Cómo modelar el manejo del estrés y las herramientas calmantes para su hijo.

– Prácticas de Dinámicas de Mindfulness

Puede ingresar por la entrada principal en Allston Way (la esquina con Milvia St.).

Se ofrece interpretación en español. Hay escaleras o ascensor a segundo piso. Comuníquese con Rachel a rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net si tiene otras preguntas o necesidades de accesibilidad.

Here’s email content for the February info night (again still waiting for Spanish translation so will send that when I get it):

Please join us on Wednesday February 28, 2024 from 6-7:30pm in the Berkeley High Library for our monthly parent information night–Teen Substance Use and Abuse. The conversation is offered in partnership between BHS Wellness, Berkeley Mental Health, and Options Recovery Services. 

We will discuss:

  • How to talk to your child about substance use
  • Distinguishing between experimenting, abuse and dependence
  • Resources for substance use intervention and recovery

You can enter through the main entrance on Allston Way (corner with Milvia St). 

Spanish interpretation will be provided. There are stairs/elevators to the 2nd floor. Please contact rachelkrowboniske@berkeley.net with accessibility needs or questions.

9TH GRADERS: SLC Lottery & Course Requests

Please do not reply to this email. If you have questions, contact your 9th grade School Counselor.

Hello U9 Families,

We would like to inform all BHS 9th grade families and students about some important details related to the Small Learning Communities (SLC) Lottery process for the 10th grade, as well as the 10th grade course selection process.

In the upcoming weeks, 9th grade students will participate in a number of activities to learn about our SLCs so they can make an informed decision in the upcoming SLC Lottery:

    Small Learning Community Education Assembly & Video – On Wednesday, January 31, all 9th grade students will go to a live assembly about BHS’s five Small Learning Communities – Academic Choice (AC), Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS), Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA), Berkeley International High School (BIHS), and Communication Arts and Sciences  (CAS). Staff and students from each SLC will discuss the academic offerings and experiences in their communities. An informational video will also be available to all families to view on the BHS website.

   BHS Course Catalog Scavenger Hunt Activity – During the last week of  January, all 9th grade students will participate in a course catalog  ‘scavenger hunt’ in their Freshman Seminar class. This activity guides

   students through the Course Catalog, paying close attention to the requirements within each SLC. The 2024-25 BHS Course Catalog will be available on the BHS website starting on Jan. 31 (See Documents section).

Small Learning Community Lottery Selection for 9th Graders

During the week of February 12, BHS Counselors will be joining 9th grade classes to assist students in submitting their lottery rankings. This is a quick process but absolutely required.  If students are absent, they should notify their Freshman Seminar teacher and Hive Counselor so that alternate arrangements can be made.

Then what happens?  As the parents/guardians, you will have a chance to review your student’s lottery selections and can make any changes up to Friday March 1. Then, the lottery will be run and your child will receive their SLC placement in April, after spring break.  Students will then sign up for next year’s classes; more information about course selection will be provided at that time.

Small Learning Community Lottery Guidelines

During this Lottery Selection with the School Counselor, your student will enter the SLC Lottery. Your student will rank the SLCs that they desire to be placed in for the duration of 10th-12th grade.

For more details and examples, please see the linked etree post.

Berkeley High Model UN

Calling all future diplomats and debate enthusiasts! Berkeley High Model UN is your ticket to engaging discussions, global problem-solving, and loads of fun!

Why should you join?

Connect with other students!

Boost your public speaking skills!

Explore global perspectives!

And spice up that college application!

No experience needed – just bring your passion! Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, there’s a spot for you in our Model UN!

We meet every Friday in C233 at lunch, come stop by!

See you there, Jackets!

Submitted by kaleawalthall@students.berkeley.net 

BHS Jazz will be playing at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Feb. 5, 6, 7

Get your tickets with the link below!

Join us for three special nights of Jazz at renowned Jazz House Yoshi’s in Oakland!

Bring your friends and start your night off with yummy Japanese fare at Yoshi’s restaurant before delighting your senses with amazing music from our student musicians.


Bands play in the order listed below.

Mon. Feb. 5

2:00 Band and 11:00 Band

Tues. Feb. 6

10:00 Band and 3:00 Band

Wed. Feb. 7

 Jazz Ensemble and Combo A, featuring Peter Apfelbaum joining the band for a commissioned work

Contact Berkeleyhighjazz@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Junior Class Shirts

The junior class leadership team is making shirts, and are looking for students to submit designs for the shirts! Dm us at @zariyahwinta_juniorclasspres25

Submitted by zamahraclark@students.berkeley.net 



Athletes must be cleared to participate

SPRING SPORTS, starting Monday, Feb 5th

Baseball: 3 levels (Fr, JV, Var)

  • Pending weather, tryouts are 3 days, Mon Feb 5th through Wed Feb 7th at Tim Moellering Field at 4pm sharp.
  • More specific information on tryouts will be emailed out to all student-athletes registered for baseball prior to tryouts
  • Wear baseball attire and spikes and bring all baseball equipment
  • Make-up tryouts for winter athletes (email curtissandeford@berkeley.net)

Badminton: One coed team of around 40 (20 boys, 20 girls)

  • 6pm Mon 2/5, 4pm Tue 2/6, and 4pm Wed 2/7 in the Jacket Gym
  • Arrive early on the first day of tryouts to check in
  • Come ready to tryout in court shoes and athletic attire with a full water bottle
  • Bring personal rackets, only a limited number of rackets are available to borrow
  • Students requiring make-up tryouts must email kylehayden@berkeley.net before the first day of tryouts

Crew: Boys and girls teams, each 2 levels (Novice/Var)

  • Crew has been operating since August as a club sport
  • Interested athletes should reach out to coaches or attend land BHS practices at 4pm (girls M & Th; boys Tu & Fri). 
  • Head coaches: Girls – Marie Jones (marie@berkeleyhighcrew.org) and Boys – Leon Maurer (leontillmaurer@gmail.com)

Boys Golf: One team around 10 golfers

  • 4PM Monday weather permitting: Tilden Golf Course putting green, bring clubs

Boys Lacrosse: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 7:30pm, Monday Feb 5 at Jacket Stadium
  • 8:30pm, Tuesday 2/6 at Jacket Stadium
  • 7:30pm, Wed 2/7 at Jacket Stadium
  • 4pm, Thur 2/8 at Derby Field
  • Beginners welcome. No cuts. Wear athletic attire/cleats, Bring lacrosse gear if you have it.

Girls Lacrosse: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 4pm, Monday Feb 5 at Derby Field (weather permitting)
  • 4PM, Tuesday 2/6 at Underhill Field at CAL (bring tennis shoes or turf shoes. Cleats not allowed; wear athletic attire)
  • 6:30pm, Wed 2/7 at Jacket Stadium – bring cleats and gear
  • 6:30pm Thurs 2/8 Jacket Stadium – bring cleats and gear
  • More specific information on tryouts will be emailed out to all student-athletes registered for girls lacrosse prior to tryouts

Softball: 2 levels (JV/Var)

  • 4:30PM, BHS Softball field, bring cleats, equipment, and suitable softball attire

Swimming and Diving: Girls and boys teams (around 35-40 each); dive team (variable)

  • 4PM, BHS Natatorium ready to swim/dive; Skills evaluations all week

Boys Tennis: One team around 20 players

  • Pending weather Boys Tennis will be Monday Feb 5 & Tues Feb 6
  • 4PM Hearst Tennis Courts at CAL, court shoes, tennis attire, water bottle, and racket(s)
  • More information will be emailed out to student athletes registered for tennis prior to tryouts. 

Track and Field: Very large coed team

  • Monday Feb 5th to Friday Feb 9 at 4:50PM, meet in the athletic plaza between the portables, stadium, and softball field.
  • Specific tryout information for the various event groups will be provided by email to those registered. Tryouts will end between 6:30pm and 7:30pm depending on the day and event group.
  • Bring Running Shoes, Shorts and a T-Shirt you can run in, digital watch and a Water Bottle
  • Tryout week is mandatory, any athlete who cannot make tryouts must email Coaches in advance.

Boys Volleyball: 2 levels (JV/Var) – each team around 10-14 athletes

  • 4pm in M gym M/T/Th/F; 6pm in the Jacket gym on Wed Feb 7
  • Bring gym shoes/clothes

Athletes must be CLEARED to participate in practices.

All athletes (including returning athletes) must have a valid physical and register online through our registration system called Home Campus. To register and learn all about the clearance process, go to: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/bhsathletics/Resources/athlete-registration

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!


Submit your piece in one of four categories before February 27.

For more info about the contest guidelines, prizes, and to see past winners, visit the Student Life page of the BHS PTSA website.


The Right Writers Club

The Right Writers Club is currently hosting a writing contest for high school students to submit their work! The winner will receive a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card. 

To enter the contest, please follow the writing prompt: Write a story starting with “The moment I woke up, I knew something wasn’t right.” The story must be in less than 2000 words and it can be in any form. We are excited to see what you came up with! 

The deadline for submission is March 15th, 2024. We will announce the winner a few days after the deadline. If you are interested in submitting, please submit to the link below:


Submitted by adalillychu@students.berkeley.net 



for 2024-2025 

Applications for elected and appointed positions are now open.

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



Contact Mr. V


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 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 Jan. 31

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 



Go Jackets!

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