[BHS Etree] BULLETIN - Student Daily Bulletin, Mar. 2 (Wed.)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


SAT word of the day: acerbity (noun) - 1. sourness, with roughness or
astringency of taste. 2. harshness or severity, as of temper or




1. BART tickets are here for pickup.  Come to D224 at lunchtime. 


*2. Celebrate Dr Seuss's birthday today!  Come to the library for a
special bookmark, visit the Cat in the Hat and hear the celebrity guest
reading during lunch time!  And always remember what Horton says, "A
person's a person, no matter how small!"


3. Interested in going to Law School? Are you an activist who believes in
Restorative Justice? Do you think students should have a voice in
discipline issues at Berkeley High? Then check out the Student Court! Join
the fight against the school-to-prison pipeline which feeds the American
prison-industrial complex. Many are not aware the USA has more people
behind bars than any other country in the entire world. Our democratic
values of Justice and Liberty have been hijacked by corporate interests;
and it is up to youth activists to bring about the necessary change. For
more info about the Student Court come by H104! Enrollment for the Student
Court Leadership Class is currently open for the Spring semester.
Participants will receive 5 units of elective credit. Under-represented
minority youth are especially encouraged to join the cause.


4. LOVE TO DANCE??? Come Audition for Dance Production 2012. ALL STYLES
WELCOME: modern, hip hop, salsa, African, ballet, jazz, etc. AUDITION
WORKSHOPS are at lunch and after school everyday on the A Building stage.
AUDITION is THURSDAY, MARCH 3 after school. QUESTIONS: come see Ms. Carr
in the A Building.


5. The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) for juniors and seniors
who have not yet passed either the Math or English portions is Tuesday
(English) and Wednesday (Math), March 8 and 9 at 8:00 am in the Jacket
Gym.  Tenth graders who missed the February administration should take the
test at this time as well.  Students must bring a picture ID.  


6. During the month of March, BHS counselors will be extremely busy
gathering course requests in BHS English classes and at the middle
schools.  They will have limited availability and their priority will be
seniors. If the need is extremely urgent, contact your child's
vice-principal.  We appreciate your patience during this busy time.  




1. Students: Rally for Public Education in California on March 2nd! All
BHS students are encouraged to attend a rally in defense of public
education in California on Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30 p.m. at the
Berkeley Unified Administration building across the street at 2134 MLK Jr.
Way.  Student speakers will be featured, the Brass Liberation Orchestra
will provide music and energy and social justice art pieces will be
displayed.  The rally will last about 30 minutes and will focus on ACTIONS
students, parents, teachers, classified staff, administrators and
community members can take to fight for adequate funding and high quality
education for all California students.  In these difficult times it's
important that we all stand up for the value of education. Please join us
on March 2nd.




1. Craving Brownies? Cookies? Cupcakes?  On Wednesday, March 2, the
Homeless Support Club will be having a bake sale on the Senior steps, so
come out and support!!  All proceeds will be donated to the Berkeley
homeless shelter.


*2. Bake Sale!  Come support Advanced Dance Projects 2011!  We are selling
baked goods to raise the money for our dancers to put on the show they
envisioned. Please satisfy your sweet tooth and support.  Thursday, March
17th!  Enjoy the bake sale.


2.  Artistic, need some money, and have some free time?  Then why not use
your skills?  APIC needs somebody to design the club t-shirt for the
2010-2011 school year.  Just design the word APIC in a cool way and submit
your design to C334 by March 10.  The winner can earn a $50 cash prize and
a free t-shirt.


3. Want to make the world a better place? Join a community with great
people?  Fight prejudice by joining the Gay Straight Alliance. You don't
have to be Gay.  You don't have to be straight either.  Join the GSA we
have cookies!  Wednesday at lunch in C326.


4. Are you an artist who likes to make t-shirt designs? Are you an artist
who wants PEACE in our community?  The Urban Peace Project is seeking a
logo design and will give a prize to the winners of the design contest.
Pick up the form for the design in the leadership office today!  Designs
are due on Thursday, March 3rd.




*1. The BHS Mountain Bike Racing Team competed in the season-opener
prologue race of the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League this
past weekend.  Returning Junior Jonah Udall won 3rd place in JV Boys, and
new sophomore teammate Nelson Massengale brought home the 4th place
Sophomore Boys medal in his very first race!  Among great rides by the
whole team, top-ten finishes were won for BHS by Emily Anderson-Merritt,
Max Fogarty, Roberto Ibanez de Garayo, Jesse Ickes, Kirby Sikes, and Jack
Young.  The team continues to train for the next race at Granite Bay in
less than two weeks.  Go Jackets!


2. Tryouts for Cheerleaders are March 7-9, 2011, in the dance studio from


3. Boys Wrestling - Congratulations to Senior Ben Cerami for taking 7th
place in the 217 pound weight division at the NCS Wrestling Championships
last Friday and Saturday at Newark Memorial High School.  Cerami finishes
his final year with a 29-9 record and two League Titles. He is the first
Berkeley High NCS medalist since 2000. Good job Ben!


4. Girls Wrestling - Congratulations to Sophomore Iris Stegman for placing
4th at the inaugural CIF Girls State Wrestling Championships in the 156
pound weight division last weekend at Lemoore High School. Iris wrestled 8
tough matches in 2 days to finish the season with a 26-8 record. Nice job




*1. Seniors - Check in or sign u[p for 2011 Chicano/Latino Graduation come
to Mr. Melgoza's office in D155. (the Main office)




1. The City of Berkeley's YouthWorks Employment Program in the Department
of Housing & Community Services, is pleased to announce that the official
application period for the Summer Youth Employment Program is Feb 28
through April 1st.  Qualified Youth (14-25 years old & Berkeley residents)
are eligible to apply for jobs in a variety of sectors, including
childcare, recreation & clerical positions within city departments and
various community organizations.  The pay is $8.00/hr, and Youth may work
up to 30 hrs/week for a period of 6-8 weeks.  The tentative employment
start date is late June/early July.  

To apply: Youth need to come in in person to the YouthWorks office at 2180
Milvia St. (City Hall), to sign in and pick up an application packet.  The
completed application must be turned in with required documents including
Photo ID, Social Security Card, Proof of Residence, a typed or
word-processed resume, and Parental Authorization for youth under the age
of 18.   The deadline for returning the application & required documents
is  April 1st, 2011. Please note the offices will be closed on March 11th
and 25th as a cost-cutting measure.  For further information, contact
YouthWorks at (510)981-4970 or email youthworks at cityofberkeley.info 




1. The first, the best!!  The music and story that rocked the world is as
relevant today as ever.  This is the gospel according to Judas Iscariot,
who betrayed Jesus.  Judas tells his side of the story in this
contemporary, irreverent production, filled with epic rock music, poignant
ballads, and wild spectacle.  What if Jesus showed up on Telegraph Avenue

Big ensemble dance numbers!  Exciting showcase for strong singer-actors!

Acting in Musical Theater Summer Intensives

Session I: July 18 - 22, 9 am to 3 pm

Session II: July 25 - 29, 9 am to 3 pm

Tuition: $375; tuition assistance available

Students will develop their skills as singer/actors by focusing on
selected scenes from musicals that are appropriate to their age and level.
In working with these scenes and through exercises, improvisation and
games, we will help students build their vocal technique, and develop
characters and on-stage relationships.

More info available on our website:



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