[BHS Etree] SENIORS: Activities through June

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*March 17 -- April 18 *--Senior Prom tickets are on sale during lunch & 

*April 16, 2:30 pm -- *Senior Class Informational Meeting in Community 

*April 19 8 pm -12 am-- *Senior Prom is held in San Francisco at the 
California Academy of Sciences**

*May 12 - *Graduation tickets go on sale. Details are on page 4.

*June 4, 6-9 pm *-- Senior Awards Ceremony in the Little Theater.**

*June 12, 1:15 -- 2:00 pm -- *Graduation Rehearsal in Community 
Theater.  All Seniors attend!


Seek more information from your student or leaders of your students 
programs about these events.

*May 30 -*BIHS Graduation

*May 31 -- *Asian Celebration -- Noon -- 3:00 pm at the Berkeley 
Methodist United Church

*May 31*-- AFAM Studies Graduation    - 2:00 -- 4:00 pm at the Community 

*June 2 -- *CAS Graduation at Freight and Salvage

*June 3 *-- AHA Graduation - 6-8:30 pm at Freight and Salvage

*June 4 - *AC Graduation**

*June 5 *-- AMPS Graduation -- 6 -- 8 pm at Berkeley City College

*June 6 -- *Newcomer Celebration at B-tech

*June 7 - *Chicano Latino Celebration at the St. Ambrose Church

*June 7 *-- Green Academy Graduation


Seniors are expected to be in all classes during the final days of school.

*June 10*-- Finals 1^st and 2^nd period

*June 11*- Finals 3^rd and 4^th period

*June 12*-- Finals 5^th and 6^th period

*June 12*-- Mandatory Graduation Meeting for all Senior's in the 
Community Theater -- 1:15 pm

*June 13 *-- Make up Finals

*June 13*-- Graduation Rehearsal at the UCB Greek Theater - 9:00am

*June 13 *-- Graduation at the UCB Greek Theater - 5:30 pm-8:00pm




*Tuesday, June 10 Period 1, 8:30-10:30 am       Period 2, 10:40-12:40 pm*

*Wednesday, June 11          Period 3, 8:30-10:30 am       Period 4, 
10:40-12:40 pm*

*Thursday, June 12 Period 5, 8:30-10:30 am       Period 6, 10:40-12:40 pm*

*Friday, June 13 Make Up Finals*

Periods 0 and 7 will be at the teacher's discretion.  Make-up finals for 
excused absences must be arranged with teachers during the afternoon 
session (1:30 pm -- 2:45pm) on one of the final exam days or on June 13.


Students must clear all financial obligations (including book debts, 
athletic equipment, etc.) to the school prior to obtaining graduation 
and/or Senior Prom tickets and receiving a diploma.  Check the updated 
fines list posted in D173. All fines can be paid in the Student Body 
Accounts Office in D173.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden 
Gate Park San Francisco.
Time: 8:00 --12:00 pm -*_No one will be admitted after 9:30pm- No In & 
Out privileges for any reason._*

Parking: Please visit http://www.calacademy.org/visit/getting_here/ for 
directions and parking suggestions.  Parking is available for $15.00 in 
the underground parking lot at the Academy of Sciences.

1. *Attire:* This is a formal event. Dress should be appropriate and not 
disruptive.  Students who dress in an inappropriate manner will not be 

2. *Tickets: *Beginning March 17, Senior Prom Tickets are on sale 
starting $75.00 on the Senior Steps at lunch and the Leadership Office 
after school. Tickets will be sold Monday through Friday.  The ticket 
price will increase each week, so please buy early. Students in the free 
lunch program can purchase tickets at $75.00 for the entire duration of 
sales. Please show proof of eligibility at the time of purchase. Cash 
only. Checks are not accepted.

3. *Guest Passes and Contracts: *Non-BHS Guest Passes and BHS Activities 
Contracts must be turned in (if not previously submitted) when tickets 
are purchased.  Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted 
to the Senior Prom.  The BHS Dance Conduct Policy will be strictly 
enforced. /The last day guest passes are accepted will be April 11/. 
Passes are available in the Leadership Office.

4. *Sobriety:* For your safety, any student suspected of being under the 
influence or in possession of an illegal or controlled substance, either 
when arriving or during the Prom, will have his/her parents/guardians 
notified and will be required to leave the premises.  Parents/Guardians 
will be responsible for picking the student up and all school 
policies/consequences will be enforced.

5. *Chaperones: *Parents interested in chaperoning must notify the 
Director of Student Activities no less than 3 days prior to the event at 
johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net <mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net> 
or 510-644-8990.

*Please Note: *Seniors will not be allowed to participate in Senior Prom 
if any of the following apply:

· 30 or more period unexcused absences for any class between October 30, 
2013, and March 3, 2014.

· Suspension for any discipline matter.

· Textbook or library book debts for books not being used this semester. 
  Families will be mailed a list of books that have not been returned.

· Outstanding athletics fees.









Thur, April 24


Graduation Cap/Gown Distribution  (Last Names A-L)


Donahue Gym



Fri, April 25


Graduation Cap/Gown Distribution  (Last Names M-Z)


Donahue Gym



Fri, June 13


Graduation Practice and Ceremony


UCB Greek Theatre



Place graduation orders at anytime by visiting the Achievers website: 
yourgraduationplanner.com/ <http://yourgraduationplanner.com/>

Use the code /bhs950/ to order caps and gowns as well as other 
graduation products /before/ April 22.

On April 24-25, we will be distributing cap/gown orders, graduation 
announcements, and class rings.

On June 13, ACHIEVERS will be at the UC Berkeley Greek Theatre from 9am 
to 9pm to take care of any last minute cap/gown issues. Seniors can 
order their cap/gown order at any of the event dates listed.


 1. Caps and gowns will be distributed as detailed above.
 2. Each gown will be marked with the student's name.  Be sure that you
    have a gown, cap and tassel in your package.
 3. Caps and gowns are individuals' to keep and do not need to be returned.
 4. Decorations can only be applied to the top of the cap.  Decorated
    gowns will not be allowed in the ceremony.
 5. Please contact Achievers Inc. at 408-441-7200 if you have any questions.


Diplomas should be mailed during the week of July 21, 2014. You will 
need to provide your *SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS* if different from the one 
currently on file at Berkeley High School. You will need to provide the 
updated address to the Registrar's office at *lunchtime* and *after 
school* (ONLY) until 3:45pm, Monday through Friday from now until June 

If you do not receive your diploma during the summer of 2014, you will 
need to come to the Registrar's office (Room D173) Starting the month of 
September, in the event it was returned or diploma being held due to debts.

A /Potential Graduation List/ will be posted around the Counseling 
department, College Career Center and the Leadership Office by the end 
of April. Take a moment and check it out. *NOTE*: The name that's listed 
will be how the name will appear on your diploma, so make sure the 
spelling is correct. If you find some discrepancy bring it to the 
Registrar's office D173, during lunch or after school before May 15th 
that will give us time to request a corrected diploma before there 
mailed home during the summer.



Rehearsals will take place at 1:15 pm on Thursday, June 12 in the 
Community Theatre and at 9:00 am on Friday, June 13 at the Greek 
Theatre. *All seniors who plan to participate in the graduation MUST be 
present at BOTH rehearsals.*




 1. *Number of tickets needed: *Each graduate will be given two
    bowl-seating tickets that can be picked up in the Student Body
    Accounts Office in D173 beginning May 12. Bring your current BHS
    student ID card.  All other information about ticket types and
    pricing as well as the process for surrendering unneeded tickets
    will be announced during the first week of May.

 2. *Disabled Seating*: Only one person may accompany each disabled
    guest in the disabled seating area.  When purchasing the buyer
    should indicate if the person will use a wheelchair.  Any disabled
    attendees and their caretakers should enter from the south side of
    the Greek Theater.  There is a drop-off area close to an entrance in
    the parking lot on the south side.


 1. On Friday, June 13, seniors will report promptly to the Greek
    Theatre at 4:00 pm to line up for graduation.  There will be
    considerable traffic congestion just before graduation, so it is
    recommended that students allow themselves an extra margin of time.
 2. Caps and gowns must be worn at graduation.
 3. Shuttle buses to the Greek Theatre will be available from Berkeley
    High School's Milvia Street entrance beginning at 3:00pm on Friday,
    June 13 for graduates and spectators.  Buses will return to Berkeley
    High School following the graduation ceremony.
 4. Parking: There are no designated parking areas for students or
    families at the Greek Theater, even for disabled unfortunately.
      There will be shuttle buses that can accommodate the disabled.
 5. Gifts and flowers should not be given to students prior to the
    ceremony due to lack of security.
 6. Any student who engages in disruptive behavior during the ceremony,
    inflatable balls, cell phone usage, etc. will be warned and then
    escorted from the graduate section if not compliant.


Please seek information from your student or leaders of your students 
program or small school, or heritage association for details on times 
and locations of their ceremonies.  The dates are listed at the top of 
this letter.

(*Participation in a small school or departmental ceremony is not a 
guarantee that the student has indeed met all requirements necessary for 
graduation or that the student will be eligible to participate in the 
large school commencement exercises.)


The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00 pm in 
the Little Theatre.  This evening is one of recognition for scholarships 
and awards students have received.  Students, parents and guests are 
invited to attend.  Further information will be available at a later date.


We would like to finish this year on the same positive note that we have 
had all year, and we would like to remind seniors of a few behavior 

 1. After the Senior Meeting*,* seniors who violate any school policy
    that causes an out-of-school suspension will forfeit all rights for
    participating in graduation activities, including the Senior Prom.
 2. Sobriety: For reasons of safety, any student suspected of being
    under the influence at any event will have his/her parents/guardians
    notified.  Parents/Guardians will be responsible for picking the
    student up.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the 
Main Office at 510-644-6120.


John Villavicencio
Director of Student Activities
Berkeley High School
(510) 644 - 8990
johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net <mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net>

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