Dozens of Berkeley High junior and senior volunteers were trained as guides to assist with registration the week before school. The “Link Crew” were visible everywhere in their bright yellow shirts.
Middle school teachers came together at King Middle School the week before school for a great workshop on Common Core Math.
Promotions and graduations are happening throughout the District over the last two weeks of school. We have posted the secondary celebrations below for your convenience. Please check with your school site for specific details regarding celebrations at the elementary schools. BUSD Secondary Graduation Photos and videos will be posted for the secondary graduation photos within […]
BUSD and BFT Joint Press Release May 29, 2015 – Berkeley CA – The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT) are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 contract negotiations, subject to ratification by the BFT and approval by the BUSD […]
Earlier this month, Superintendent Evans, Board Vice President Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, and other teachers and staff gathered to recognize the achievement of 89 students who met all of the state and local criteria required for certification in English fluency. This culminating event recognizes the additional challenge presented to our students learning English as a second language, […]
The Berkeley Public Schools Fund had a full house on May 8th at its annual Spring Luncheon, celebrating educators who are “Expanding Opportunities” for students in Berkeley. The event’s honorees—John Fike (BTA), Naomi Washington-Diouf (Berkeley High), and Matt Tsang (Willard)—were inspiring in their profound commitments to their students and teaching. Special recognition was also given […]
The theme for 2015’s In Dulci Jubilo’s Art, Poetry and Essay Contest was “My Feelings and Me!” The idea for this year’s theme came out of the Toolbox Project, and our students’ creative thoughts and designs demonstrated the depths of their social-emotional learning. At the award ceremony, 4th and 5th grade students received cash prizes, […]
At Oxford’s Friday morning community meeting, long-time Berkeley teacher Jackie Omania shared her Green Educator Leadership Award with the community that helped her reduce waste and promote the health of the environment. Over the last several years, she has enlisted more than 100 students to participate in Green Team student activities – performing skits about the 4Rs […]
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed visited with Berkeley Technology Academy (BTA) students to talk about the opportunities in and the rewards of public service, and to encourage students to follow their dreams. She shared with students how both she and Berkeley’s recently retired Fire Department Chief Debra Prior achieved “firsts” as African-American female fire […]
Representatives from the American Cancer Society and the Western Growers Foundation visited the Malcolm X Elementary School Garden to see and taste the “Weedo”, a burrito-style wrap of various greens that students collect and eat in the garden. In the process, they also learned about what Berkeley kids like to eat, and the benefits of […]