[BHS etree] BULLETIN: Student Daily Bulletin for 2/21/08

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February 21, 2008

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1. If you are thinking about taking an AP English or History course,
please come to one of the information sessions on Thursday and Friday
at lunch.  Thursday will be AP Language and Composition (Ms. Tebbe and
Mr. Bye) in room C216 and AP Literature and Composition in room C213.
Friday will be AP US History (Mr. Moellering) and AP Econ and Govt.
(Mr. Colon and Mr. Meyer) in room G201.  Come hear from teachers and
current students in these courses!

2. Students interested in taking AP Bio next year should attend an
informational meeting in G208 on Monday, February 25 at lunch.
Students interested in taking AP Environmental Science should attend
an informational meeting in G209 on Monday, February 25 at lunch.  If
you missed the AP Chem and AP Physics meetings and want info, contact
Mr. Glimme in G215.

3. Student directories are here!  Please pick one up if you have not
done so. They will be available to anyone in the administration

4. Tutors are back in the SLC.  Chemistry study session on Monday and
Wednesday after school.

5. BART Tickets have arrived - please pick up your tickets by February
25th in room D224 at lunchtime and after school.

*6. February 25th through March 7th:  BHS Counselors have reserved the
computer labs in G204 and the library from first through sixth periods
every day from February 25th through March 7th for online scheduling.
The labs will not be open to students during class time.  The labs
WILL be open before school, during lunch, and after school.  Please
plan accordingly if you need to use the computer lab to complete your
homework or class assignments.  Thank you!

7. BSEP applications are available!  Online copies are available.  You
can pick up copies from the administration office.


1. Are you a leader or looking to become one?  Do you have creative
ideas for social activities, service projects or fundraisers and are
motivated to take action?  Are you a photographer, journalist, artist,
or website builder?  Think you can find some ways to better appreciate
our staff?  If your answer is yes to any of these questions ASB wants
you to fill out an application for one of our new positions available
in D148!  Do it now because applications are due February 26.


*1. Congratulations to the boys basketball team on their exciting
71-69 victory over Amador Valley last night.  They move on to the
second round of the NCS Division I playoffs and play at Newark
Memorial's South Gym on Saturday at 7:30 pm.  

*2. The girls basketball team play Granada on Friday night at 7:30 in
the Donahue Gym.  Tickets are $8 adult/$5 student.  Winners move on to
Wednesday night competition.  To follow the NCS tournaments, log on to

3. Congratulations to Junior Koji Jagust and Senior Gabriel Jackson
for making it to the BSAL Wrestling Championship Finals last Friday at
Albany High School.  Koji finished 1st with a 10-3 win and Gabriel
placed 2nd. Koji and Gabriel will be representing Berkeley High at the
NCS Championships this Friday at Newark Memorial High School.  Good
Luck Wrestlers.

Senior / Junior Section

1. SAT/ACT Test dates- March 7 is the regular registration deadline
for the April 12 ACT test.  April 1 is the regular registration
deadline for the May 3 SAT and SAT subject tests.  Fee waivers for low
income students are available in D221.  

2. If you are considering attending a Cal State campus, you must sign
up to take placement tests - ELM for math and EPT for English.
Students who score 550 or higher on the SAT math or 23 or higher on
the ACT math are excused from the math test.  Students who score 550
or higher on the SAT critical reading section or 24 or higher on the
ACT English are excused from the English placement test.  You must
have the results from the placement tests before you can register for
classes, so take the earliest possible test.  You can take the test at
any Cal State campus and the results will be sent to all CSU campuses.
To sign up at Cal State East Bay, go to
www.testing.csuhayward.edu/eptelm/eptelmhome.php .  To sign up at San
Francisco State, go to www.sfsu.edu/~testing/ee.html .  If you do not
have a SF State ID number, enter your social security number.  The fee
for each test is $18, which can be paid on the day of the test.

3. African American Education Summit - Saturday, March 1, Cal State
East Bay, 9:00-3:00.  Includes empowering workshops for students and
parents; college admission information and resources; financial aid
and scholarship information; entertainment and vendor expo.  Lunch and
transportation provided.  For more information and to register, go to
http://wwwsa.csueastbay.edu/AA_Summit/ .  

4. SUMMER - Metropolitan Transportation Commission Summer High School
Internship Program - Students must be at least 16 years old, have
completed the 10th grade and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher (although
some students with lower GPA will be considered).  Graduating seniors
are eligible to apply. Interns will learn about opportunities in the
transportation field and provide assistance to MTC's transportation
partners.  25 internships available at sites throughout the Bay Area.
Interns are paid $9.50 per hour and may work full or part-time for up
to 8 weeks between June and August.  Applications available in D221 or
at http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school . Deadline:  March 28.     

5. FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES - The Bay Area Hispanic Youth Symposium
will be held June 25-28 at  St. Mary's College of California in
Moraga.  There is space for 150-200 students.  To be eligible,
students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above and be a current
freshman or sophomore in high school.  The Hispanic Youth Symposium is
a four day, three night program that provides:  College access and
matriculation information, Career exposure, A network of role models
and mentors, Culturally relevant curriculum, Motivational speakers,
Leadership development workshops, College life experience and $14,000
in scholarships through speech, art, talent, and essay competitions.
Application deadline:  March 15.  Apply at:
http://hispanicyouth.org/students.php . For more information, please
contact Andrew J. Gonzalez via e-mail at agonzalez at hispanicfund.org or
via phone at (202) 280-5040.  For a video of the HYS on Youtube, visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPmDOIXax70  .

6. SCHOLARSHIPS - Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts -
Scholarships offered in the areas of voice, acting and dance.  Open to
seniors who are legal residents of the U.S.  One winner from each
category will be awarded $10,000 to be used for higher education.
Applications available in D221.  Deadline:  April 25.  

7. There are many more scholarship applications available in D221.
Don't miss these great opportunities to get free money for college.

8. Applications for CSF, Berkeley High School's Honor Society, are now
available in the College Career Center, Membership is available to
10th-12th graders who meet certain academic and community service
requirements.  Completed applications are due by Friday, February 22
in the College Career Center.  Contact csfbhs at gmail.com for more


1. Youth Spirit Art Works is holding an art competition for Berkeley
youth, giving young people the opportunity to create art designs for
wooden benches along the Adeline Street Corridor in South Berkeley.
Lots of prizes.  For more information go to

*2. It's that time of year again for the VAGINA MONOLGUES!!!  It will
be at the Ashby Stage, February 22 and 23rd at 8:00 pm.  $8 for
students, $12 for adults all proceeds go charities that fight violence
against women.  Be there, it will be great!

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