[BHS etree] BULLETIN: Student Daily Bulletin for 5/21/08

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May 21, 2008

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1. Seniors! if you have been contacted about a book fine or guest pass
for senior prom, please contact Mr. Walton in D156 or Mrs. Jordan in

*2. Achievers will be here for cap and gown delivery today

3.  Tryouts for Seniors who want to speak or perform at graduation
will be held Wednesday, May 21st.  To sign up, please come to the main
office- see Richard Ng.  We need performers!  Sign up if you have any

4. Progress reports are in so now is the time for the finals study
push.  Take advantage of free tutoring at BHS.  Come by the SLC for
tutoring schedules.

5. BHS Summer School takes place Wednesday, June 18 through Friday,
July 25.  Applications and course offerings are available through your
counselor.  Priority registration takes place from now until June 2nd.
Summer school is offered only to students who earned a D or an F in an
academic class.  If you think you may need to be in Summer School,
make sure you register now!


1. Yearbooks for sale in H102.  Buy them soon.   $75 dollars for
everyone, $60 for reduced lunch.  2 for 1 deal 07 and 08 for $100. 
Look for $5 off coupon in the latest jacket.

*2. Earphone English - please come by C116 at lunch today and return
all audiobooks!  Don't forget you can get extra credit for signing up
on the website and writing a review of a book.


*1. Congratulations to the softball team on their 2-0 victory over
Granada last night.  Sarah Neuhaus threw a no hitter and Laurel
Oldershaw hit a two run single in the bottom of the fifth to give the
Jackets the victory. They travel to Freedom High in Brentwood today
for the second round game. Good luck Jackets!

*2. The baseball team ended their season last night with a tough loss
in the first round game to Irvington. You had a great season. We're
proud of all of you! Good luck to all the graduating seniors.  

*3. Congratulations to the following All League Baseball selections:
Pitcher of the Year:  Tyler Bremer, 1st Team:  Chris Lamb, Derrick
Mitchell, Nigel Calhoun, Mark Arakaki; 2nd Team: Ben Manlove, Kevin
Dunne; Honorable Mention:  Matt Lawrence.

*4. Swimming and Diving performed well at the ACCAL League Meet.
Divers Michael Nelson and James Stevic qualified for NCS and will
compete this Thursday at Cowell Pool in Concord. Girls and boys swim
teams took 2nd in the ACCAL League Meet.  The girls set two school
records - 100 butterfly (Katie Grue) and 400 freestyle relay (Katie
Grue, Leore Geller, Sophie Geaney, and Aly Levine) and won eight of
twelve events. The following swimmers qualified for NCS and compete
Friday at Cowell Pool:  Elsa Churchill, Leore Geller, Sophie Geaney,
Katie Grue, Aly Levine, Lauren Renaud, Phoebe Morgan. The following
boys qualified for NCS:  Marin Balarin, Chris Hoshino-Fish, Tom Lee,
Kyler Murlas, Will Karn, and Sam Shapiro.

*5.  Track has a number of athletes who qualified for the Meet Of
Champions at Cal. Eddie Essien won the Long Jump at 22' 7inches.
Michelle Miller will get a chance to qualify this Wednesday at Castro
Valley on Wednesday at 4:30. Myron Mooring qualified in the High Jump
at 5'6". Austin Synder placed third in the 3200m race. 

*6. All Track and Field athletes should meet this Thursday at 4:30 on
the track for to turn in uniforms and hear about the upcoming banquet.

All Students

1. 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 .

2. ART COMPETITION- 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
Kscottbey at youthspiritartworks.org  or call 510-282-0396 or visit the
YSA website at: http://www.youthspiritartworks.org/

Senior Section

1. SENIORS- Please take a look at the Potential GRAD list.  If you
find any discrepancies, please see Ms. Mellion in room D173 at
lunchtime or after school.  The list will be posted in the College
Advisors room- D221.

2. 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.   These are the last tests until the 

*3. 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.

*4. 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.

*5. 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.  

Junior Section

*1. 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.


1. The Spring Semester of Dance Production presents:
   "Meant to be a Part: Apartments, Infants and Being Alone" Thursday
& Friday, May 22-23 at 8 PM
   Dance Projects: 16 dances with live musical accompaniment Friday
and Saturday, May 30-31 at 8 PM

2. The Feather children bring you Trash to Treasures Fashion Show on
Friday, May 30th from 7-10 pm at Rock Paper Scissors located at 2278
Telegraph Ave between 23rd and West Grand.  There will also be live
music, exciting refreshments and clothes to buy. Starting as low as $2
and up or whatever you fell inspired to donate.  See ya there!

Summer Opportunities

1. 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:

2. STAGE DOOR CONSERVATORY will be hiring three students to work as
apprentices from June 16 through August 25.  Apprentices will assist
with the day-to-day operation of our musical theater camp and with
rehearsals. They will also select and focus upon one specialty area
and focus on this area during their apprenticeship.  Each apprentice
will be paid a $1,000 stipend at the conclusion of the 10 week period
and can be absent for one week during the season, with the exception
of the weeks of August 2 and August 18. Program hours: 8:30 AM to 4:00
PM, MON - FRI. Apprentices must also work at our shows on August 8, 9
and 10 and 22, 23 and 24.  For more information and an application,
please email us at stagedoor2005 at yahoo.com. Counselor-in-training
opportunities are also available.

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