BUSD 5th Grader Plays Featured Role at Senator Kamala Harris’ Town Hall

High-profile praise was lavished on a Thousand Oaks Elementary School 5th grader on Wed., Aug. 30, following her impressive performance leading the Pledge of Allegiance at a large Town Hall […] Continue Reading »

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Mock Trials – 5th Graders Immerse Themselves in Highly Prepared Courtroom Contests

The most suspenseful element of a mock trial conducted by 5th graders is that no one knows the outcome – will the jury find the defendant guilty?
The prosecution and defense […] Continue Reading »

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New Appointments to Four Key BUSD Positions

Congratulations to the four educational leaders appointed unanimously by the School Board on May 31:
Michelle Sinclair – Cragmont Principal
Juan Raygoza – BHS Vice Principal
Heidi Weber – Program Coordinator, Independent Study
Susannah Bell […] Continue Reading »

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4th & 5th Graders’ Creativity Celebrated at Annual “In Dulci Jubilo” Awards

Extraordinary elementary school student talent was honored Thursday night, April 20, at the annual In Dulci Jubilo Awards Ceremony.
Queen Graham (right), retiring In Dulci Jubilo President and BUSD’s former executive […] Continue Reading »

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Mock Newbery Book Club Launches in Every BUSD Elementary School

This year for the first time, each elementary school is launching a Mock Newbery Book Club and kicking off Berkeley Unified’s Year of The Reader. The Newbery Award is the most […] Continue Reading »

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Superintendent Evans’ Letter to Families on Testing

En español más abajo.
April 2, 2015
Dear Berkeley Unified School District Families,
This spring all public schools in California are participating in a new statewide student assessment program which includes a new […] Continue Reading »

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Safe Routes to School and Walk Man Visit Berkeley Arts Magnet School

Safe Routes to School and Walk Man Visit Berkeley elementary schools
Currently “Walk Man” is holding short assemblies to teach students about traffic safety, and just last week he made his […] Continue Reading »

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Admissions Season Begins: Kindergarten Fair and BHS Fall Info Night

It’s that time of year again! The season of admissions events and school visits begins with the Annual Fall Information Night at Berkeley High School and the Information Fair for […] Continue Reading »

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney Visits Malcolm X

Malcolm X fourth and fifth graders were very engaged as they discussed the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books with the author, Jeff Kinney. Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/sets/72157637706231666/
Diary of a Wimpy […] Continue Reading »

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Accelerating Achievement for African American Students: Actions being taken

In January, Co-Superintendent Neil Smith formed the Work Group for Accelerating the Achievement of African American Students that was tasked with conducting a study of best practices for supporting African […] Continue Reading »

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