[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for June 12, 2009

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Friday, June 12, 2009

SAT WORD OF THE DAY: COMMENCEMENT -- a beginning, a start; a ceremony at which academic degrees or diplomas are conferred.    Although many people think of commencement as the end of high school, it is also the commencement of a new part of life.  

Congratulations to all of you wonderful graduating seniors.  You have brightened our days here at Berkeley High.  We will miss you, but know that you are going out as mature young people.  We hope that you will pursue your dreams and find ways to make your own unique contribution to the world.  Please keep in touch during your journey, as we would love to hear about your adventures along the way.  

For a wonderful article by Steve Jobs on why it’s important to do what you love and some advice on how to get there, go to http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.  Adults, share it with your students, and students, share it with the significant adults in your lives.   

An excellent book to read over the summer is "College Unranked: Affirming Educational Values in College Admissions" by Lloyd Thacker.  Mr. Thacker is leading a campaign to end the commercialism in college admissions and to focus instead on the educational and social needs of students.  In my view, his is a voice of sanity and caring which is sorely needed.  

Junior (class of 2010) documents are available on the College/Career Center website at: http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=documents.  

The College/Career Center will be closed after today for the summer.  

Ms. Price and I will be checking our e-mails periodically during the summer.  If problems or concerns arise, please feel free to contact us at iabrams at berkeley.k12.ca.us and angela_price at berkeley.k12.ca.us.

Ms. Breiter, Ms. Harris, Ms. Price and I wish you all a safe, relaxing and fun vacation.  


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