[BHS Etree] SENIORS: Activities through June
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Mon Apr 14 14:45:20 PDT 2014
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BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL - SENIOR ACTIVITIES - Spring 2014*
_CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS_
*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!
*_SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITY GRADUATIONS & CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS_*
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
*_FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL_*
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,
*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.
*_OUTSTANDING DEBTS _*
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.
*_SENIOR PROM: _*
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>
*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.
*_ISSUANCE OF CLASS RINGS, GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CAP & GOWNS_*
Thur, April 24
Graduation Cap/Gown Distribution (Last Names A-L)
Fri, April 25
Graduation Cap/Gown Distribution (Last Names M-Z)
Fri, June 13
Graduation Practice and Ceremony
UCB Greek Theatre
Place graduation orders at anytime by visiting the Achievers website:
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.
*_DETAILS ON CAPS AND GOWNS_*
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.
*_SMALL SCHOOL & DEPARTMENTAL CEREMONIES_*
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
(*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
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the
Main Office at 510-644-6120.
ONE BIG SCHOOL, FULL OF GREAT LEADERS!!!
Director of Student Activities
Berkeley High School
(510) 644 - 8990
johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net <mailto:johnvillavicencio at berkeley.net>
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