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Tue Mar 15 21:43:45 PDT 2011

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Wed., March 16, 2011


1. Interested in AP environmental science? Want to know more about the
course? Come to G201 at lunch and talk to Ms. de Brito or Ms Mertens on
March 22nd. 

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.

*4. The Parent Resource Center presents: Black Youth in Crisis Part II on
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10am -2pm. We will continue to explore
critical issues affecting today's Black Youth.  This event will be moderated
by Jason Seala, Professor of African American Studies, Merritt College.


1.  Earphone English club on Friday at lunch in room C124.  It's almost the
end of the book,"The Hunger Games!"  Come and join us!

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.

3. 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.


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

*2. Yearbook Announcement: Seniors come and get your seniors pages. Deadline
is March 21 for finished pages.  Yearbooks prices go up to $80 on March 31.
Yearbooks are $75 or $65 with free and reduced lunch.  Buy them at


 "Bright lights, big cities" is the junior prom theme. Tickets can be
purchased for $50 in the leadership office.  The prom will be from 8pm until
Midnight on April 16th at the Golden Gate Fields - Turf Club in Albany.


Congratulations to the girls basketball team.  They defeated Lincoln of
Stockton, 52-42, on Saturday night in the Donahue Gym.  They will face
Carondelet in the Norcal Championship this Saturday at Arco Arena in
Sacramento at 6:00 pm.  The winner of that game will represent Northern
California in the Division I State Championship game the following weekend.
Please come out and support the team!


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 http://www.athleticplayground.com  or call 510-355-1626.


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