[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Wed., 5/21/08

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SAT WORD OF THE DAY: STYMIE – to get in the way of; impede.  John’s failure to turn in his final paper stymied his efforts to pass his history class.

FOOD AND DRINK DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY -  The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Theater.  This is a wonderful tradition where we honor seniors for all of their accomplishments and successes.  The ceremony is followed by a reception.  If you can donate baked goods (finger 
foods only, please) or drinks (water, juice or soda), paper plates, napkins, or cups please e-mail  or call Angela Price at  (510) 644-4576 or Angela_Price at berkeley.k12.ca.us .

The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) is seeking High School youth for volunteer positions as an Art Apprentice, working at their Art Camp this summer (June 11-Aug 24). They are looking for responsible teens with an interest in art and having fun. The Art Apprentices will be assisting the Art instructors by helping young campers (ages 5-13) making art, preparing materials for art projects, clean up, recess supervision and chaperoning field trips to other museums and programs.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in art and supervising children. The minimum commitment is 5-6 hours per day for two weeks (not necessarily consecutive weeks).
For more information and applications call:  MOCHA at 510-465-8770 or visit www.mocha.org .

Roughing It Day Camp Junior Counselor Program – Learn leadership skills and assist with young campers.  Volunteer for a 4 or 8 week session.  Mandatory staff training:  June 19-24.  Session 1: June 23-July 18; Session 2: July 21-August 15.  Transportation provided.  For more information, call 925-283-3795 or e-mail jobs at roughingit.com .  

Youth Spirit Artworks 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. The themes for the bench designs need to relate to health and health care reform since this is part of a health education campaign in South and West Berkeley addressing health disparities in our community. The bench designs chosen will be painted on nine local benches in 2008. The name of the artist/designer will be designated on each bench. Designs will be accepted through June 1st. Prizes are available for the top three designs chosen. For information contact: Kscottbey at youthspiritartworks.org  or call 510-282-0396 or visit the YSA website at: http://www.youthspiritartworks.org/ 

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Community Reading Buddies bring together student volunteer mentors and young children at two Oakland child development centers.  Volunteers work with young children, reading stories together and animating educational activities to encourage literacy and learning.  Students must volunteer a minimum two weeks for at least two days each week. Program runs from June 16 thru August 7, Mon-Thurs., 1:00-3:30 pm. Applications available in D221.  For more information, call 510-658-7500 or CRB at aspireeducation.org . 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Thursday, May 22, Lake Temescal, East Bay Regional Park District hosts Special Kids Fishing Derbies for disabled elementary school children.  Every child needs an older “buddy” to escort them through the day’s activities.  Volunteers will attend an orientation before the elementary students arrive, receive a free t-shirt and breakfast and lunch.  For more information, call 510-544-2205 or e-mail DChambers at ebparks.org .  

Intern for Congresswoman Barbara Lee over the summer – Interns will be taught how to organize, empower and mobilize the voting public behind both Congresswoman Lee and the causes and candidates she endorses.  No experience is necessary.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter (outlining your commitment to progressive political action and what you hope to get from the experience) to:  interns at leeforcongress.org or fax to 510-663-1573 or mail to Barbara Lee for Congress, Attn:  Internship, 1736 Franklin St., Suite 400, Oakland , CA  94612. For more information, call 510-663-1207.   

*TODAY - ”8 of the Best Colleges” – Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester and Sarah Lawrence.  Meet the deans of admissions of these 8 colleges.  Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 pm registration, 7:00 pm program, Doubletree Hotel Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley.  

Athletes – Juniors who want to play Division I or Division II sports in college need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.   They also need to instruct College Board or ACT to send their SAT or ACT scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse.  Finally, they will need to turn in a Transcript Request Form to our registrar, Barbara Mellion (D173).  Mark “FINAL JUNIOR TRANSCRIPT” across the top of the form and paperclip the request to a stamped business size envelope addressed to the NCAA Clearinghouse.  You must use Berkeley High School (1980 Allston Way, Berkeley 94704) as the return address on the envelope or the Clearinghouse will not accept them.  If you have any questions about how to complete any of these tasks, see your College Advisor at lunch or after school.

SAT/ACT TEST DATES – May 23 is the late registration deadline for the June 14 ACT test.  Fee waivers for the ACT for low income students are available in D221.   Register at www.actstudent.org . This is the last test until the fall.  

Friday, May 23 - Last day to turn in the Exit Report in D221.  The information contained in these reports is very important so that we can have accurate data of the future plans of all seniors and assess how Berkeley High is doing in college admissions.  No information on an individual student will be shared without the student’s permission.  These forms were distributed in all senior English classes.  Additional forms are available in D221.

Tuesday, June 3 – Last day for seniors to turn in a Transcript Request Form to Ms. Mellion in D173 so that we can send an official transcript to the school they will be attending in the fall.  Write “FINAL TRANSCRIPT” in capital letters across the top of the form and paperclip it to a stamped business size envelope addressed to the college, with Berkeley High School (1980 Allston Way, Berkeley 94704) as the return address.  If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the request form.  All colleges require that students send them a final transcript confirming their senior year grades.

Hispanic/Latino students - win free tickets to and from your college campus.  Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) are sponsoring a travel award program.  If you are enrolled in a two or four year college, have at least a 2.5 GPA and economic need, you can apply for up to four round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines for yourself and/or your parent to use when traveling to or from your college.  For more information, go to www.hacu.net .  Deadline:  May 30.  

For the complete list of applications available in the College/Career Center, go to http://www.bhs.berkeley.k12.ca.us/ , click on Services, then College/Career Center, then Scholarships.

Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF) – Open to graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who have a background of Salvadoran, Central American, Latino ethnicity, have financial need, and have a history of community service and involvement.  recipients must be able to help other students through mentoring, community service, or tutoring after receiving the award.  The application is available at www.salef.org .  Scholarship:  $500-$2,500.  Deadline:  June 30.  

Sallie Mae Unmet Need Scholarship Program – Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institution, who have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), whose combined family income is $30,000 or less and whose financial aid packages fall more than $1,000 short of students’ financial need. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Unmet Need Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,800.  Deadline:  May 31.  Apply at http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/Unmet_need.html .

Information on more programs is available in D221 and at the College/Career Center website: http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=home-2 . 

Applications for Youth Spirit Artworks 2008 Summer Commercial Arts Training Program--Now Being Accepted  Youth Spirit Artworks, the new commercial arts training program for youth, is now accepting applications for its 2008 summer intensive arts furniture painting jobs program which will be held from June 23, 2008 through August 8, 2008. Spaces are limited--Youth Spirit will accept 20 youth for the program. The summer program will be held from 9:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday at Berkeley Technology Academy, Art Studio/Room 126, 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Derby), Berkeley, CA 94703. Free lunch is provided. All participating youth completing the program will receive stipends, as well as 50 percent of the proceeds of everything we sell. For information contact: Kscottbey at youthspiritartworks.org or call 510-282-0396. Visit the YSA website at: http://www.youthspiritartworks.org/ 

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