5.15 BULLETIN: DRUM CIRCLE, BADMINTON, UPCOMING SCHOOL CALENDAR, CHANGEMAKER PROJECT, JAZZ CONCERTS & more buzz…

2023-2024 ASB Leadership

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BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

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

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

@juicethejackets

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May 15, 2024

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Come to the drum circle at lunch on the green! Pizza provided!!


The BHS Health Center will be closed Monday, May 20.


Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 17 Malcolm X Day – No School

Friday, May 24 Spring Carnival – shortened schedule

Monday, May 27, 2024: Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Regular Tuesday Schedule

Wednesday-Friday, 5/29-5/31: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 5/29THUR 5/30FRI 5/31
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm*120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:20-2:25pm65Finals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpFinals Prep / Extended Time / Make UpExtended Time / Make Up
2:25-3:33pm68Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

* Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities after lunch time.

Monday, 6/3 and Tuesday, 6/4

TIMEMINUTESMON 6/3*TUE 6/4*
8:30-9:50am80Period 1Period 2
9:56-11:16am80Period 3Period 4
11:22-12:42pm80Period 5Period 6
12:42-1:2240LunchLunch
1:22-3:33pm131Teacher Common PrepTeacher Check Out**

* On Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th, students are expected to go to class and teachers are required to take attendance as normal. Students must remain inside the classroom under teacher supervision. 


Are you interested in space stations, rocket ships, or astronauts? 

Come to a special meeting of the Berkeley High Aviation Club to hear from two brothers who are both NASA engineers. Ask them anything you ever wanted to ask a NASA engineer. They will join us live via zoom from NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. This event will take place Tuesday May 28 at lunch. We will start promptly at 11:45am in room C335 – please come on time! You don’t have to be a member of the Aviation Club to attend – everyone is always welcome. But this is also a good time to join the Aviation Club if you want to build and fly remote control planes and drones, learn about opportunities to fly real planes, and watch movies and plan events related to aviation. We officially meet every Tuesday at lunch in room C335 and we also fly remote control planes at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley marina most Sunday mornings at 10am. 

Follow us on Instagram @bhs.aviationclub where we will always post notices of our meetings and events!

Submitted by owenalper@students.berkeley.net 


The Changemaker Project

The Changemaker Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering youth around the world to create social change. We’ve partnered with schools in 35+ countries to offer a curriculum and platform for students to create meaningful change in their communities. The program can be implemented in any project-based learning course, or as an after-school club. We teach kids about various social justice issues and the connections between them, and then we guide students through Stanford’s Design Thinking process to help them develop an innovative solution to a problem they care about. Each February, we host a Global Pitch event in which students can win funding for their ideas, and for the next three months we pair students with mentors who support them on their projects. The program culminates in our Changemaker Showcase (happening on June 2nd this year!) where we honor and celebrate our students as they present their finished projects and the impact they’ve made.

We’ve worked with Berkeley High since our very first cohort in 2018 (check out some BHS alumni sharing their experiences in this 1-min video.) We’d love to continue the partnership but we are seeking support from a staff member who is interested in championing the program at BHS. 

Let us know if you’re interested! Email annalise@thechangemakerproject.org for more information.


Apply to join The Buzz, The Jacket’s Podcast, and get class credit! 

We cover stories about Berkeley High culture and events, and the Berkeley community as a whole. Some of our favorite stories this year have been about: Rally Day, relationships and dating in high school, and a community group that awards small acts of kindness. 

We are looking for applicants to join a fun team of audio storytellers who want to put together a bi-monthly podcast. Learn to come up with story ideas, interview, draft scripts and edit audio. 

We are also looking for a dedicated audio editor with previous experience with Soundtrap or another editing platform/sound engineering. We’re thinking someone with an affinity for mixing music would be great.

Applications are due May 24th.

Submitted by miriamreichenberg@students.berkeley.net 


BHS JAZZ CONCERTS

Come see the FINAL BHS Jazz Concerts of the year! Hot on the heels of the amazing Salsa Party last Friday (thanks for coming!), our bands are ready to play more fabulous music for you!

All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and are at Florence Schwimley Little Theatre at BHS. 

$10 general admission, tix at the door. Free for under 18, BUSD students and staff. Bring family and friends! We will have food and swag for sale.

We have added one concert on Tuesday night to allow our student-led COMBOS to play! That concert is FREE for all!

Hope to see you!

2023-24 Final Concerts

Tues., May 21:  Combos!  (free!)

Wed., May 22:  Ten O’clock Band and Two O’clock Band

Thur., May 23:  Three O’clock Band and Eleven O’clock Band

Fri., May 24:     Jazz Ensemble

Contact berkeleyhighhjazz@gmail.com 


Business Team & Web Team on the BHS Jacket

The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for writers, illustrators, photographers, and layout. Come to the application writing workshop on May 15th, in the CCC during 5th period to get help with writing applications and to ask questions! Applications are due May 24th.

The Jacket is also excited to announce that we are opening up applications for the business team and web team. You don’t have to have any experience to apply. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Applications are due Friday, May 10th. Please consider applying!

More information about submissions and applications will be on our website https://berkeleyhighjacket.com/ and on our instagram @bhsjacket. Please reach out to josephinemorasky@students.berkeley.net or ysabelchu@students.berkeley.net with any questions!


Happy Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month! 

It is important to foster a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understand the contributions of Asians in America. This month, APIC will recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders to our history, culture, and achievements.

 Follow @bhs.apic on Instagram to stay updated! 


Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team 

Any interest in joining the hottest new sport in the world?? Berkeley High Girls Flag Football Team is hosting summer workouts starting June 18th for those who are interested in seeing if this is a sport for you.  If you have any intrigue, reach out to SSO/HC Israel Carrero. You see him at the A Gate almost everyday. Come introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have!

Submitted by israelcarrero@berkeley.net


2024 BHS CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24

JACKET STADIUM

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Carnival is almost here. Food, friends, fun, come out to enjoy this end of the year school wide celebration. Splash a staff member in the dunk tank. Compete with your friends in the human orbs. Chill and relax alongside your classmates with a sno cone, cotton candy and other goodies. There will also be a video game truck, big wheel races, karaoke and other surprises. 

Check out the slide deck for the shortened bell schedule, the carnival map and for the link to sign up.

Contact Mr. V if your student club or group would like to host an activity at the carnival.


May is Mental Health Awareness month! 

Are you struggling with mental health or even just need someone to talk to? Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, need a listening ear, or coping tools, Teen Talk App is here for you.  Teen Talk is an app for people aged 13-19 to anonymously post about whatever they may be going through and trained advisors (who are also teens) will be available to talk to you on the app between 5 and 10pm.  

And if you are interested in being a teen advisor, there are virtual trainings open to teens across the US.  You will be able to 1) learn how to help real teens with real stories, 2) meet and train with like minded teens from across the US, 3) have a remote and flexible volunteer experience, 4) gain community service hours, and 5) have the ability to make an impact worldwide. 

Visit the website www.teentalkapp.org for more information about both of these programs!

Contact teentalksupport@jbbbsla.org 

@teentalkapp


2024 Decision Week Celebration

CALLING ALL SENIORS!!!

Next week is the start of Senior Decision Week! Decision week will run from May 8-10 and 13-15, and it will be a series of celebrations and college/career knowledge events to celebrate you and your dedication to your future. ALL SENIORS ARE INVITED and ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! If you plan on attending the workshop(s) or panel, please come with a signed pass from your teacher. Set yourself reminders and turn on your email notifications, I will be in touch!

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to Ms. Martinez at mayamartinez@partner.berkeley.net 

@eaopdcacbhs 

@berkeleyhighcounseling


BHS ATHLETICS

Hello Returning Student-Athletes,

The clearance registration portal for 24-25 is open. Remember, it is best to get a physical anytime from now to the beginning of August to ensure that the physical is good for the whole sports year (early August to early May). 

Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and follow the links to Athlete Registration. There are helpful FAQs, tutorials, and links to forms, local clinics that perform sports physicals, optional summer workout opportunities, and much more. 

There is also an online store open all year round. 

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!


African Diaspora Dance and Drum presents: Spring showcase “Ese Ne Tekrema” 

May 22nd @7pm in the community theater, 1930 Allston way, Berkeley CA. 

Tickets link

Please contact dawnwilliams@berkeley.net for questions 

Artists email: mariasanchezperez@students.berkeley.net


The 2024-25 Club Registration form is NOW OPEN. 

We are now accepting registrations for all new and returning clubs. You will need two student leaders, a certificated staff sponsor and a place you meet on campus. You can register and submit all documents at the link below.

2024-2025 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

We plan to host a small club fair on 9th grade orientation day on August 9th, so we hope to see a solid group there. The fall club fair will take place about 3-4 weeks into the school year. 


UPCOMING YAP EVENTS

Friday Night Splash! Pool Party:

The sun is out, the weather is getting warmer, that only means one thing, SUMMER! Come join us

on May 24th for the City of Berkeley’s Friday Night Splash! Pool Party for Teens. Bring your swimsuit,

towel, friends and come ready to party from 6pm to 9pm at West Campus Pool. There will be food

and a DJ. Must bring a Valid BUSD school ID and must be in grade 6th -8th to attend. Sign up online

or reach out to Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov if you have any

questions.

Teen Night:

Every Friday night from 5-9pm, YAP (Young Adult Project) offers a fun, safe space to hang out with

you and your friends. Come play basketball, video games, watch movies, eat snacks and food or just

hang out with your friends.

Teen Family Camping Trip:

The Teens Family Camping Trip is a once in a life time opportunity to see a side of the City of

Berkeley that not everyone gets an opportunity to see. Located in the mountains close to Yosemite,

we bring teens and their families up to Berkeley Family Tuolumne camp to get away from the city

life and enjoy a fun and relaxing time out in nature. We take families on fun hikes, allow the teens

to swim and fish and bring everyone together for meals and smores around the campfire.

Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip:

Time to put down the phones and tables, TV remotes and video game controllers (only for one

weekend) because in August, we also have the Teen Echo Lake Camping Trip. This is an amazing

opportunity for teens to get away from home for a weekend, see the Lovely South side of Lake

Tahoe, and get to see a different side of what the City of Berkeley has to offer. 

Reach out to

Joaquim Lee 510-981-6674 or by email: jolee@berkeleyca.gov  if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Become a Link Leader for the Class of 2028 9th Grade Orientation 

CLICK HERE >>> 9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 31, 2024

If in the 2024-25 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with the incoming freshman class, consider applying to become an ORIENTATION DAY LEADER.

If you have any questions, email 

Meghan Malone at meghanmalone@students.berkeley.net, or Mr. V at johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net 

@juicethejackets


JOIN YEARBOOK!!

Are you a creative person? Do you want to be involved in creating long lasting memories at Berkeley High? JOIN YEARBOOK!! 

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open, we are accepting writers, designers and photographers. Please submit your application by May 27.

https://forms.gle/DiKCxBjU7vRRDY6q8

Also, remember to preorder your book for this year online before May 11. 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


ORDER A BHS YEARBOOK

The time to preorder your 2024 yearbook is coming to a close… buy your book online for $85 before May 11. After May 11, books will only be sold for $100 cash or check. ONLY 300 books left!!!

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

Code 16356

Submitted by bhsyearbook@berkeley.net

@berkeleyearbook


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? January 22 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C-210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS All Class Reunion Facebook page (non-BUSD)

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact amandamarini@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 2024-25 

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Info Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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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

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