[BHS etree] BULLETIN: Student Daily Bulletin for 1/17/08

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Wed Jan 16 17:50:54 PST 2008

January 17, 2008

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*1. Get help studying for finals at the Student 
Learning Center and the Teacher Tutorials after 
school.  Ask your teacher for a schedule or come 
by the front desk to pick one up.

*2. BHS whole-school Leadership would like to 
congratulate this year's pizza party winners of 
the canned food drive.  Drum roll pleaseŠ.Mr. 
Crowell, Mr. Wolkenfeld and Mr. French all had 
several hundred cans.  Overall thousands of cans 
were donated making this years Holiday meal a 
smashing success.  So thank you, thank you, thank 
you and congratulations to the 2nd period 
students of Mr. Crowell, Mr. Wolkenfeld and Mr. 

*3.  Remember to come to Willard today for 
Mathworks from 3:30 -4:30 pm and earn math 
tutoring hours. Do you still need math tutoring 
hours for this semester?  Come to Mathworks, an 
after school program at Willard Middle School 
this Tuesday, January 22 from 3;30 -4:30 pm.  You 
can still earn up to 1.5 hours of tutoring 
credit!  Email Mark Lee at 
Willardmathworks at gmail.com if you can make it.

4. Yearbooks- Buy your yearbook for $65 until 
January 18.  It will go up to $70 and more after 
that.  Yearbooks for students who qualify for 
free and reduced lunch meals are $55.  Senior 
pages are going fast- you can buy them until next 
Friday.  To purchase- go to H102 or online at 

5. The School of Social Justice and Ecology is 
hosting an Electronics Recycling Drive @ Berkeley 
High School Parking Lot from 8am to 4 pm on 
Saturday, February 2, 2008.  Universal waste 
includes televisions, monitors, laptops, flat 
screens, DVD Players, CPU's, printers, cell 
phones and even stereos that are found today in 
homes and business.

6. Verifications for 1st semester PE waivers are 
due in the registrar's by 01/25/2008.  The yellow 
copy of the PE waiver or a note from your coach 
verifying you completed the required hours will 
be accepted.  If you have any questions, please 
contact Vice Principal Vernon Walton.

7. Attention everyone- Winter Ball tickets on 
sale now!  They are being sold at the box office 
on Allston Way during lunch and after school for 
$55.  Winter Ball is coming up fast and the price 
will increase by $5 next week so hurry and get 
your tickets.  Don't miss this fun event!  Also, 
if you are a fall/winter athlete you can also 
receive a discount!  But you must purchase the 
ticket by Thursday, January 17th.


*1. The Close-Up trip to Washington DC is meeting 
at lunchtime every Thursday in C310 (Mr. Angell's 
room).  You must attend if you expect to go on 
the trip.

2. California Scholarship Federation (CSF 
members): community service time sheets and 
fundraising money are due Friday, January 18, 
2008 for the Fall 2007 semester in the College 
Career Center.  Please contact csfbhs at gmail.com 
with any questions.

3. Youth Advisory Board - Are you interested in 
health?  Do you want to help Health Center 
events, give classroom presentations, meet cool 
people, and make some cash?  The Youth Advisory 
Board is a student group that meets after school 
every Wednesday to organize Health Center events 
and plan presentations.  We are looking for new 
members!  Applications are available at the 
health center front desk, and they are due this 
Friday, January 18th!  Please come by and check 
it out.


1. Track and Field sign-ups: Tryouts begin February 4th at 4:30 pm.

2. Congratulations to Sophomore Miya Sommers for 
winning the Albany Girls Wrestling Tournament 
last Saturday at Albany High School.  Miya scored 
a takedown in overtime to take the championship. 
Also placing at the Albany JV tournament were 
Freshman Stuart Loebl taking 2nd, Freshman Carter 
Tong and Matthew Miyazaki both 3rd, and Freshman 
Ben Cerami placed 4th.  Good job wrestlers!

3. Attention all boys who want to play BHS 
volleyball: Bring complete athletic packets to 
the first meeting on February 4 at 3:30 pm in 
front of the athletic office.  Tryouts start 
Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm in the Old Gym. 
Wear workout attire.  Contact Coach Chris Palk if 
you have questions at cpaik at velocitipartners.com

4. Attention all BHS girls interested in playing softball:
  Voluntary pre-season conditioning schedule:
January 15,17,18        Conditioning    3:30 - 5:00 pm
January 22,23,24        Conditioning    3:30 - 5:00 pm
January 29,30,31        Conditioning    3:30 - 5:00 pm

5. To all spring athletes:  ***Tryouts begin 
Monday February 4th *** You must have a valid 
physical and complete athletic packet to tryout. 
It's time to schedule a physical with your 
doctor!  Blank packets are available in the front 
or athletic office.

6. Attention all swimmers: Anyone interested in 
joining the Berkeley High Swimming and Diving 
team should attend a short meeting on Wednesday, 
January 16, 2008 at 11:40 am (lunchtime) at the 
BHS pool. Come and meet your teammate and your 

Senior / Junior Section

1. Applying for Financial Aid? Now is the time to 
start your application for financial aid.  All 
colleges require the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA).  I strongly recommend that 
you apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  This is 
the only official site for filling out the FAFSA. 
Beware of other sites that charge money to fill 
out the FAFSA.  In order to file electronically, 
you will need two PIN numbers- one for one parent 
and one for the student.  These are electronic 
signatures.  You can apply for the PIN numbers at 
www.pin.ed.gov.  If you haven't done so already, 
I recommend that you do so now.  You can start 
the FAFSA while you are waiting to receive your 
PIN numbers.

2. Cal Grants- Cal grants are free money from the 
state of California based on the student's GPA 
and family income. The money may be used at any 
accredited California college, public or private. 
Applying for the Cal Grant is very easy -just 
fill out and submit the FAFSA by March 2 listing 
a California college to receive the information 
and fill out the Cal Grant Information Release 
Form, available in D173 and D221.  This is a very 
simple form which takes less than 5 minutes to 
complete.  Deadline to turn in the form is 
January 30.

3. SAT/ ACT TEST DATES- January 19 is the late 
registration deadline for the February 10 ACT 
test.  Register at www.act.org.  February 7 is 
the regular registration deadline for March 1 SAT 
test.  Register at www.collegeboard.com

4. Free Latino Education Summit- Saturday, 
February 2, Cal State East Bay Gymnasium, 25800 
Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.  Conference: 8:30 am 
to 2:30 pm; Resource Fair: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. 
Includes free lunch and parking.  Learn more 
about health, education, and scholarship 
resources.  Inspirational speakers and workshops. 
Open to parents, students, teachers, and 
counselors.  On the spot college admission 
available for seniors.  Because space is limited, 
you must register to attend.  Forms available in 
D221 or at www.csueastbay.edu.

Events/ Performance

1. Berkeley High Talent Show hosted by Faraji 
Wright, Marin Ballarin and Zakiya Mowat (AKA- 
Z-Rex). Talent show auditions are after school in 
C224 on January 18th!  Additional sign ups are in 
D148.  Remember in C224- after school - Jan. 
18th!  Winners receive cash prize!

2. Do you want to be Prince or Princess at Winter 
Ball? Applications are available in D148.  Please 
have all forms completed and turned in to Mr. 
Young by February 1st.

3. Dance Production- Friday and Saturday, January 
18, and 19th.  Each night at 8:00 pm in the 
Little Theater.  $5 students/ $10 adults.

4. The 7th Annual Historically Black Colleges and 
University tour will be held April 1- April 8, 
2008 (Tour A).  If any student is interested in 
the tour, please see Mrs. Parker in room D224.

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