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Monday, March 14, 2011




SAT word of the day: acidify (verb):To change into acid.



1. Interested in AP environmental science?

Want to know more about the course?

Come to G201 Tuesday at lunch, and talk to Ms. de Brito or Ms Mertens

Dates:  March 15, 22


2. 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.


3. Take a SAT or ACT Full Length practice test:  $15 SAT or ACT Full length
Practice Test, Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:00 am - 1:15pm.  Payment due to
Berkeley High by March 24, 2011. Seating is limited, so sign up in the
College Career Center at lunch or afterschool.



1. 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. Want a free candy gram?  Donate 3 or more items to the Homeless Support
Club's Blanket-and Toiletry-Drive to receive a thank you gram sent to your
class.  All donations will be given to the Homeless Shelter. Please drop
things off at C317.  Don't forget to put your name on your donation.
Toiletries include small shampoo, lotion bottles, toothbrushes, toothpaste,
hand sanitizer, and so on.




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




Hey Juniors, "Bright lights, big cities", Junior Prom tickets will go on
sale TODAY!  Come purchase your ticket for $50 in the leadership office.
The prom will be from 8pm until Midnight.  April 16th at the Golden Gate
Fields - Turf Club.




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 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 Athletic Playground is now offering classes for teens. Ever wanted to
try Aerial, Breakdance, Hula Hooping, or Parkour?  Now is your chance!
Register by March 20th for a 10 week session starting March 28th.  For more
information check Athletic  <http://Playground.com> Playground.com or call


2. 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 today? 


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:




*BHS Jazz Lab Bands Spring Concert: March 18

The BHS Jazz Lab Bands will perform in concert on Friday, March 18, 2011 at
the BHS (Florence Schwimley) Little Theatre beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets
are $10 (General Admission); BHS students and staff are free; other student
tickets $3.

Lots of snacks and soft drinks available for purchase.  Come out and enjoy
the evening, hear great music, and support these talented musicians and BHS
Jazz !!


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