Offical Election Handbooks displayed at 2023 Election Meet and Greet.

BHS 2023 Election Convention features diverse array of platforms

The following speeches were given by prospective school board representatives. This position is currently held by Ian Segall who sat as a panelist for this portion.

Sittin next to the football feild, the BHS Mural Club

BHS Mural Club promotes re-use center

“It was a really fun experience, painting and designing something that everyone can see and enjoy,” said Taylor Kelso, a freshman at Berkeley High School.  During February 18-20, 2023, the BHS mural club painted a mural aimed towards promoting re-use at BHS according to the club’s president, Carina Nottingham.  “We were inspired by the beautiful

An excavator at People

People's Park case awaits court decision

In the ongoing controversy over the People’s Park project, construction has come to a halt indefinitely, and will not resume until the legal battle is resolved.

Martin wrote the book with her father.

‘Freedom! The Black Panther Party’ authors present at library

On March 2, the writers of the novel “Freedom! The story of the Black Panther Party,”  Jetta Grace Martin and her father, Waldo E. Martin, presented at the Berkeley High School library.

The BHS Robotics

BHS Robotics reaches semifinals at FIRST Canada Competition

​​From Feb. 28 to March 4, Team Berkelium, Berkeley High School’s robotics team, traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to participate in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Canada Competition.

BHS Community Theater set to open in May

On January 3, the A Building reopened, but construction on the Community Theater has continued since. The theater first went under construction in the summer of 2020.

The BHS Bridge program educates on post-high school options, including Berkeley City College.

Bridge program provides support for post-high school options

Originally piloted in the summer of 2010, the Berkeley High Bridge Program has provided support for students, often first generation to college or students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, while preparing them for college and helping them build academic skills, as stated on Berkeley Unified School District’s Bridge website.  Not only does the program work to

Admin works to update School Safety Plan

The California Education code mandates that all public schools annually submit an updated and reviewed Comprehensive School Safety Plan to the state by March 1.

Data from the California Deparment of Education dashboard on student achievement.

Dept. of  Education releases dashboard on student achievement

On December 15, the California Department of Education released the 2022 California School Dashboard, according to a Berkeley Unified School District press release.

Hanna Gohlke, Shai Eastman, and Vivian BEll practice guitar in the A building lobby.

Arts on the Run middle school field trips highlight BHS arts

On Wednesday, January 5, the Advanced Dance, African Diaspora, Electronic Music, Guitar, and Drama classes at Berkeley High School visited all three Berkeley Unified School District middle schools to promote the performing arts classes at BHS.

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Elementary schoolers face in-person learning, behavior setbacks

As a result of over a year of distance learning, younger students have been hit hard by learning setbacks. The Brookings Institute reported that across the United States, math test scores dropped more when compared with students who had experienced other significant disruptions in learning, such as those evacuated following Hurricane Katrina.  Many Berkeley teachers

Students work on homework in the BHS Black Scholars Center

Black Scholars Center expands, gains growth in attendance

The Black Scholars Center at Berkeley High School hosts students on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, during seventh period in M-110, to offer academic support in a community based environment.

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New member welcomed, chronic absenteeism data

On February 1, 2023, the Berkeley Unified School District Board Meeting was held in person for the first time since 2020. The directors gathered on the dais in front of the podium, and the meeting began with the usual roll call.

A pill bottle

Teachers at BHS grapple with rising healthcare costs

Healthcare insurance costs increase yearly, and are expected to rise by 3.5 percent for Berkeley Unified School District teachers next year, according to Mollie Blustein, a teacher at Cragmont Elementary School and Berkeley High School graduate, who spoke at a recent school board meeting.

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BUSD admin, staff respond to COVID-19 cases at BHS

Correction: This article has been edited to correct information that has now been verified.   The Berkeley Unified School District COVID-19 dashboard shows that in December 2022, 91 cases of COVID-19 were reported at BHS.

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Seasonal depression impacts students, BHS offers resources

Seasonal depression, also commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a form of depression where symptoms appear during specific seasons, typically fall and winter, when days get shorter, and there is less sunlight.

Apology from the Jacket

The Jacket would like to apologize for gross misquotation of several sources in the recent article titled, “Students, staff battle messaging on BIHS,” published on January 13.

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School Board: New multilingual curriculum, budget summary

On December 14, the Berkeley Unified School District held their last board meeting of the year. The meeting included the welcoming of two new members, as well as presentations on ethnic studies classes, the superintendent’s future plans, the Multilingual Master program, and the district’s budget allocations.  At the beginning of the meeting, Jennifer Shanoski and