Music teachers acclimate after moving back to the A Building
Sarah Cline, leader of Berkeley High School’s jazz program, was one of many teachers who made the move from their temporary holding spaces to the newly refurbished A Building. “It was like one of those home makeover shows, when the family’s coming in two hours and everyone is blitzing to get ready,” Cline said. The
Room for Improvement group auditions aspiring drama enthusiasts
The improvisational group Room for Improvement is reforming at Berkeley High School, a tradition that helps aspiring actors explore themselves as team members. “[Members] are not necessarily the most experienced actors, but [are] the kids comfortable enough to listen…, to fail…, [to] say ‘yes,’” said Jordan Winer, an English teacher at BHS who has
Jazz trip to Cuba exposes students to a cultural take on the genre
At a recent concert, Jazz band Director Sarah Cline asked for parent support for the upcoming trip to Cuba. She recalled the contrast between the attitudes of host school Havana’s Escuela Nacional de Música, the National School of Arts, and Berkeley High School to woodwind reeds.
CTE classes unite to build haunted house, escape room for students
In the courtyard attached to room G112, Berkeley High School’s mechatronics, sound design, art, carpentry, and CAD classes have come together in time for Halloween to create an interdisciplinary summative project: a combonation haunted house and escape room envisioned, built, and presented by students and staff alone.
Efforts to increase housing pushes out downtown businesses
Twenty years ago, six movie theaters were within easy reach of downtown Berkeley-goers. With the closing of Shattuck Cinemas in late May, Regal UA, on the same street, is the last one remaining, and the 90-year-old Art Deco building is soon to leave as well.
School Board Covers Teacher’s Wages, BSEP Budget
On Wednesday, May 4, Berkeley Unified School District’s School Board met to discuss growing class sizes, wages among teachers, and the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program’s budget. After acknowledging Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month, the board opened up the microphone for public comment, with nine members of the webinar sharing their thoughts.
BHS Teachers and Families Connect at Virtual Open House
Berkeley High School held its annual Open House virtually this year, allowing students and parents to interact with teachers and giving current freshmen the opportunity to learn about BHS’s small schools for next school year.
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Examining Berkeley High School's Quarantine Policy
Story last updated September 9th. See the chart above for the latest data. In the four weeks of Berkeley High School’s full return to in-person learning, 13.5 COVID-19 cases have been reported and confirmed.