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Team Berkelium works on new prototype.

BHS robotics starts post-kickoff design


On January 7, the Berkeley High School robotics team gathered at Richmond High School to watch the 2023 First Robotics Competition Kickoff. The Kickoff is an annual event that determines what the robotics team builds for the next couple of months.

The emphasis on holiday giving does good regardless of intention


The winter holidays are clearly recognized as a time of giving. For verification, please check your inbox from December in which you will likely find an influx of emails asking for donations with increasing urgency as the month went on.

Assigned seating is a necessary evil in cohesive class settings


All students would prefer to be seated next to a friend, but unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way. Many Berkeley High School  teachers use assigned seating.

Poll booths in California

‘We are the future’: BHS students plan to work polls, volunteer


With the midterm election approaching on November 8, many Berkeley High School students are signing up to be election poll workers in order to play a part in this year’s midterm elections.  In particular, BHS clubs have been participating in political activism.

A parking lot symbol

School board: SLP assessments and parking lot construction


  On Wednesday, September 7, The Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened, discussing compensation for teachers writing recommendation letters, speech language pathologist assessment limits, the 2021-22 Unaudited Actuals, and the Milvia Street Project.  During the public comment section of the meeting, several teachers spoke about the need to either financially compensate teachers for

A group of students lined up in the BHS cafeteria for lunch. A banner overhead displays "Chef

New Universal Meals Program: BHS free school lunch continues


As a result of California’s new “Universal Meals Program”, designed to expand on the federal National Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, Berkeley High School, during the 2022-23 school year, will continue offering two free meals to all students every day regardless of family income.  According to the Berkeley Unified School District Director of Nutrition