[BHS Etree] BUSD - First Day of School 2012, Budget, Adult School, BHS Small School

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No Mid-Year Budget Cuts For Berkeley Public Schools
While new cuts to public education are being threatened at the state level,
there will be no mid-year programmatic cuts to the BUSD budget during this
current 2011-12 school year.
Read Deputy Superintendent Javetta Cleveland's letter to the community and
more about district finances in the recently released
Community Report.

Budget Advisory Committee begins budget development work for FY2013 at its
next meeting: Thursday, Feb 2, 5:30pm.


New King Middle School Play Debuts: February 3 at 7:30pm in Auditorium   

 Romeo and Juliet

How can middle school students create a play about a 1500 year old building?
One that touches upon religious conflicts that continue to this day?  And in
less than 70 minutes?  Well, if you're wondering, teacher Richard Silberg
wants you to know, your curiosity will be rewarded.
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January 2012 No School on Monday, January 30.  

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CalendarFirst Day of School for 2012-13 is August 29th.

Click on the image above to see the full calendar of district-wide meetings,
events, and holidays on our website.  



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BUSD Calendar 2011-2012

 calendar 2011-12

Printable calendar PDF here.


2012-13 School Calendar Released Today

Wednesday, August 29th is the first day of school for the coming school
year.  The rest of the 2012-13 school year calendar is available on our
website and can be found by clicking on the image to the right. 




Berkeley Adult School Spring Registration Open


Spring registration at the Berkeley Adult School is open.  Take advantage of
learning a new skill or pursuing a new interest.  Offerings range from dance
to computers to medical career preparation and other critical work skill


Do you or does someone you know need to move beyond basic understanding of
Microsoft Office? BAS offers: Business Computer Applications - MS Office.
Students can focus on any of the software programs in the Office Suite
(Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook) with the support of the
instructor. This class is free to BUSD employees.

Check out the full Spring Catalog (PDF)
here.  Classes begin January 30th.




Time to Enroll in the Berkeley Public Schools

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The Admissions Office is now receiving applications for Fall admission; the
first Friday of February - 2/3/12 - is the first enrollment deadline for new
students entering elementary and middle school for the 2012-13 school year.

Kindergarten and Middle School Informational Nights are already underway.
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Berkeley High School holds their annual information night for parents of
incoming freshman February 1 at 7pm in the BHS Community Theater.  More
information on high school enrollment
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2020 Vision: Getting Ready For Kindergarten


Click on image to read.

Our district and its 2020 Vision partners are focusing on getting
preschoolers ready for Kindergarten.

In addition to helpful tips for families (right), much work is being done
behind the scenes: 

*	A new collaborative hosted by Berkeley Alliance brings preschool
providers and Kindergarten teachers together to share strategies for
preparing students and families and supporting transitions into K;
*	As a result of the BUSD Kindergarten Task Force, all BUSD
Kindergarten teachers now use common assessments at the start of school to
better address new K student academic and social needs;

*	BUSD's Office of Family and Community Partnerships and Admissions
Office help families get ready for kindergarten with recently completed
parent education series for BUSD preschool parents and on-going workshops to
support new families with enrollment process.

More about the work of the 2020 Vision
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BHS Small School Name Change Reflects Importance of Science, Health, and
Public Service  Go Jackets!

This coming fall Berkeley High students will see a change in the name,
course offerings, and academic focus of one of Berkeley High's long standing
small schools: the Community Partnerships Academy (CPA) will become the
Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS). AMPS includes two pathways to
college and career success, one in Health and one in Public Service.  This
academy will be open for all grade levels starting in fall, 2012.

 CPA students

Current CPA students in math

The revised course offerings include a renewed focus on science. Science is
offered all four years in the following sequence: Forensic Science,
Chemistry, Biological Health Science, and either an AP science elective, ROP
Sports Medicine or Emergency Medical Careers.  The Public Service pathway
also has a new elective offering, Psychology/Sociology.

"With multiple analysts projecting the most notable job growth to be in
health care fields over the next decade, we believe that our efforts will
yield a curriculum that is relevant and applicable to the world our students
will enter into upon graduation from AMPS," said Principal Pasquale Scuderi.

The Academy of Medicine and Public Service will carry forward the CPA
reputation for strong internship programs, embedded support for the college
process, caring and committed teachers, integrated core classes, and
inclusion of AP and honors content, classes and support.

For more information about the new AMPS program, contact Teacher Leader
Annie Johnston at anniejohnston at berkeley.net.




Upcoming School Board Meetings 

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Jan. 25 at 7:30pm

Feb. 4 at 1:00pm - Special 
To select superintendent search firm

Council Chambers: 2134 MLK Jr. Way 

Agendas posted 72 hours prior
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Next BSEP P&O Meeting


Jan. 24 at 7:00pm

Malcolm X School Library

Agendas posted 72 hours prior
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Superintendent's Budget Advisory Committee

Feb. 2, 5:30 - 7:30pm - BUSD Oregon Street Conference Room - 1720 Oregon St.




Superintendent's Two Way Immersion (TWI) Task Force  

The next meeting of the TWI Task Force is February 7th at 6:30 pm at the
BUSD Conference Room at 1720 Oregon Street.  The draft meeting minutes from
the January 10th meeting are posted here.








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