In preparation for the Cesar Chavez Commemorative Period that begins March 20, students in grades 2-12 are encouraged to participate in the Cesar Chavez Essay Contest between now and March 19th when submissions are due. All the information for the Chavez Essay Contest is here in English and Spanish.
It’s Round 3 of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I Girls Basketball. The Lady Jackets beat Pleasant Grove 51-33 on Saturday night. Cheer on our Lady Jackets this Tuesday at home in Donahue Gym at 7:00 PM vs. Oak Ridge High School. The winner plays Saturday, March 17 for the right to play for […]
Berkeley High freshman Motayo “Tayo” Ogunmayin just returned from Washington D.C. where President Barack Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair on February 7th and 8th. The fair celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The fair recognized over 100 students from […]
BUSD Board Updates are back, in a lighter version that simply takes you to the video links of individual Board items. This gives the community the opportunity to go back and review any item of interest. This edition (February 8, 2012) includes everything from the Superintendent Search to an Independent Audit on FY 2011. Check it out. […]
The Governor’s preliminary January budget significantly reduces the amount of money for public school districts in California. And if the governor’s package of taxes don’t pass in November, there would be another very large reduction in December. Learn more and find contact information for representatives in Sacramento here.
Our schools celebrate African American History Month in February with classroom and school-wide events. This year, the School Board’s African American History Month Resolution included a special recognition to honor the many contributions made by African American women in shaping American culture and history and the role of African American women in shaping Berkeley’s […]
The BUSD school calendar for the 2012-13 school year has been finalized, and is now available for distribution. Click here to open the BUSD 2012-13 School Calendar PDF.
Parents/Guardians of students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 should have received notice regarding the California Healthy Kids Surveys (CHKS) being filled out by students in these grades in all of our schools. The survey responses help measure our progress in educating our youth about healthy lifestyle habits, are used to help direct services […]
Parent Liaisons help schools and families connect to support student success. Only a few of our schools currently have parent liaisons working at the school site. Through the community work on the 2020 Vision, the 2011 Communications Study, and parent surveys, and in reviewing the research, it became clear that resources for parent engagement would […]
Update: Community Gathering to Remember Terry Doran on February 25, 2012, 2:00 pm The Community gathering to celebrate the life of retired BUSD teacher and School Board President Terry Doran will take place at Longfellow Middle School on February 25th at 2 p.m. The family invites all of the community to attend the memorial and […]