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Death of F58 Classmate

July 26, 2017 by Bruce Wilson (Register to contact)

Michael Patrick McCabe died 22 July 2017 at home in W. Los Angeles CA.
Cragmont F52, Garfield F55

BHS Living Archive Project How-to's

September 1, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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Are you interested in being a part of a ‘Living Archive’ project? Melanie Mentzel Class of '85 is ready and willing to capture your memories as you bring them at Berkeley High School's *****.org studios in the 'H' Building. Here's her link : wwwdotBETVdotorg

Archive project for all BHS Grads

May 11, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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Class of 1988 and beyond:

Are you interested in being a part of a 'Living Archive' project? Would you like to be formally recognized as both a Class and an individual for your doin's thus far (constructive or not--chuckles ;->). If so please submit via my message box a one- page summary similar to the one we all did for our respective Yearbook profiles on pp.382-414. Please feel free to add any pertinent updates that you would like to share for both posterity's sake and for current and future BHS Alum's, their family, friends and the greater community that is the Berkeley Spirit by June 30th. Attached is a similar 20th Annual Biopic that I researched encompassing 20 years’ worth of distinguished yet unsung Alumni achievements and compiled for a Leadership Conference focused on a pledge to Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, which is now on display in the Humboldt Room at HSU's College Library in Arcata, Ca.

We are the Class of 1988, and we are built to last...

Message me here if you would like to be added to the Berkeley High Class of 1988 Facebook Group page, I am a Site Administrator and can add you. Any Alumni and their families are welcome to join ;->

FB Group Website-https://http://www.*****/****

25th Annual Class of 1988 Reunion Weekend 7/26-7/28

May 11, 2013 by Dawne Abdul Al-Bari (Register to contact)

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From Kalyani Robbins-

"I just posted the following and tagged 55 BHS friends: Berkeley High class of '88 reunion announcement!!! I am on the reunion committee this year, and we are in the process of planning a fabulous event for Saturday evening July 27th, as well as a family picnic for Sunday July 28th. Please save the date and begin your planning; full details will follow in the coming weeks, along with a site for tickets. Please repost and tag all your BHS friends (in or around the class of '88, as those in neighboring classes will have FB friends in ours). See you in late summer!!!"

FB website link: https://http://www.*****/****

Berkeley High School News From Around The Web

Remembering Jo Ann Minner, who lived a life of service in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

Jo Ann Minner, 1928-2018. Jo Ann Minner died unexpectedly of a stroke on Dec. 9, 2018 in Berkeley, CA, exactly one week after joyously celebrating her 90th ...



Survey ranks Berkeley High School 87th among California public high schools  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School, or BHS, was ranked No. 87 in a survey of the best public high schools in California in 2019. The ranking was issued by Niche, ...



Update: Berkeley High swimming pool reopened  Berkeleyside

Update, Tuesday, Sept. 18: The Berkeley High School swimming pool was reopened Tuesday after the school district replaced problematic equipment, said a ...



Boy, 15, robbed outside Berkeley High, 3 teens arrested  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a young woman and two 17-year-old boys Tuesday afternoon outside Berkeley High on suspicion of robbing a 15-year-old boy, authorities ...



Berkeley High students say 'Stop Kavanaugh' in somber video  Berkeleyside

Some Berkeley High School students are spending the week protesting U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and showing their support for the women ...



Berkeley High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List  Berkeley, CA Patch

Berkeley High School Ranked In 2019 Niche List - Berkeley, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See how high Berkeley High School ...



Berkeley High alum arrested on suspicion of drug sales near BHS during lunch  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a Berkeley High alum Friday after finding him during the BHS lunch period with a significant stash of drugs and more than $1000 in cash, ...



Chemical imbalance at Berkeley High pool causes health concerns  Berkeleyside

Out-of-whack chemical levels and temperatures in the Berkeley High School swimming pool caused hair loss and eye irritation over the past week, according to ...



All together now  Berkeleyside

While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the ...



Full Text of All Articles The Berkeley Daily Planet  Berkeley Daily Planet

Three People, Including Berkeley School Board President, Seriously Injured in Accidents. Sam Richards (BCN). Saturday January 05, 2019 - 06:24:00 PM.



23-year-old Berkeley High School graduate pleads guilty to helping ISIS  Berkeleyside

A 23-year-old Berkeley High graduate accused of giving material support to a terrorist organization pleaded guilty to that charge Wednesday, even though his ...



6 Berkeley High Student Athletes Sign College Letters Of Intent  Berkeley, CA Patch

Student Athletes Sign College Letters Of Intent - Berkeley, CA - Their sports include soccer, baseball, rowing, tennis and volleyball. Two will attend Ivy League ...



Principal: Online post 'threatened a shooting' at Berkeley High on Thursday  Berkeleyside

Update, Friday, 1 p.m. Berkeley High Principal Erin Schweng said the campus has been “calm” Friday following a scare over an online threat of a campus ...



Berkeley High School tackles ethnic disparities on campus  Daily Californian

Recently released data about Berkeley High School's racial demographic makeup in 2015 showed ethnic disparities in class enrollments and suspension rates.



Daveed Diggs steps up to support Berkeley High School  Berkeleyside

Daveed Diggs, the actor and rapper best known for his award-winning dual roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the original Broadway run of ...



Berkeley Unified is investigating teacher who showed historic weapon in class  Berkeleyside

Update, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Nearly two weeks after he showed students a historic weapon and was placed on leave, Berkeley High history teacher Alex Angell ...



Police: High school student stabbed, alleged assailant pepper-sprayed, during fight in Berkeley park  Berkeleyside

A fight among high school students in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Thursday morning sent one girl to the hospital with a stabbing wound to the ...



Extreme lead level found in Berkeley High drinking water, but district says false alarm  Berkeleyside

Newly released state data reveal that water from a Berkeley High School fountain was found to contain more than 40 times the amount of lead permitted under ...



'They went to school and never came home': Students across Berkeley and U.S. demand end to gun violence  Berkeleyside

Soaked by the rain, hundreds of students at Berkeley High and elsewhere walked out of class and mourned for the young victims of mass shootings.



Where there's smoke there's students: Berkeley teens addicted to e-cigarettes  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High's dean of students reckons 'up to a quarter' of the school's students has used an e-cigarette in the last year.



Opinion: It's time for Berkeley High parents to become allies for our kids  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High parents have offered to help BUSD develop materials for substitute teachers, create math manuals and more to help students succeed.



Federal judge considers whether 23-year-old former Berkeley man was a terrorist or internet troll  Berkeleyside

While Amer Alhaggagi, a 23-year-old Berkeley High graduate, has admitted to opening up some social media accounts for ISIS and telling an undercover ...



Students, staff collaborate on Women's Day extravaganza at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

Years before the recent wave of #MeToo and #Time'sUp revelations brought to the fore the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, Berkeley High School ...



Opinion: Berkeley High math and the role of unions  Berkeleyside

Many students rank low in math proficiency. Some parents have tried to address this, but have been thwarted by the union. All should come together to fix the ...



High School Student Stabbed in Fight at Berkeley Civic Center Park  CBS San Francisco

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — One high school student was hospitalized with stab wounds and another student was arrested after they got into a fight at the Martin ...



A senator's tweet prompts 'smackdown,' spotlight on Berkeley schools integration  Berkeleyside

The history of integration at Berkeley schools was in the spotlight this week after a right-wing website accused Kamala Harris of lying and Berkeleyside jumped ...



Opinion: It's time for the Berkeley school district to stock its bathrooms with free menstrual products  Berkeleyside

Some schools are complying with the new law to stock these products, some schools are not. But all middle and high schools should offer free tampons and ...



Berkeley Community Media to lose its 20-year home at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

Robin Silver takes a seat in front of Berkeley Community Media's green screen, as David Flores edits. The studio and other infrastructure will have to move out of ...



Photos: Berkeley High Class of 2018 graduates  East Bay Times

Students in red and yellow robes and their families filled Berkeley's Greek Theater on June 15 during Berkeley High School's graduation ceremony. See photos ...



Video: 'Practice your craft,' Daveed Diggs tells students at his alma mater, Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

The "Hamilton" star, who came to town this week to support BHS, advised students at his old school to aim for "a rigorous pursuit of being exactly who you are."



A teacher who looks like me  Berkeleyside

50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching ...



VIDEO: Berkeley High students stage massive walkout over DACA  KGO-TV

Berkeley High School students staged a massive walkout where they formed a human circle around the school to show their support for DACA.



Berkeley Teacher Placed On Leave After Bringing Bazooka Into School  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

BERKELEY (AP) — A high school teacher who brought a decommissioned bazooka into a Berkeley classroom has been placed on paid administrative leave.



'Universal' ninth grade, other changes, proposed for Berkeley High School  Berkeleyside

A proposed overhaul of ninth grade at BHS would have all students taking the same classes. The public can learn more at three meetings this week.



Berkeley schools consider consolidating REALM Charter School  Daily Californian

Berkeley school board members discussed a measure that would consolidate REALM Charter Schools into one school for grades six through 12.



Berkeley-raised writer takes misfit pranksters to Catholic school in YA novel  Berkeleyside

When the 16-year-old atheist protagonist of new young adult novel Heretics Anonymous is forced to transfer to a Catholic high school, he bemoans “switching ...



Shooting threat prompts REALM High School to send students home early  Berkeleyside

REALM High School sent students home early Thursday after discovering a shooting threat scrawled in the boys' bathroom, leaders of the Berkeley charter ...



Teacher retirement fund divests from private prisons, amid Berkeley advocacy  Berkeleyside

California's teacher retirement fund voted Wednesday to divest roughly $12 million from private prisons. Many Berkeley teachers have been advocating for the ...



Berkeley High students want to make mental health part of the curriculum  Berkeleyside

In a survey of Berkeley High students, 60% reported needing mental health services, but only 58% of that group reported having accessed care. Photo: Natalie ...



High school student raped at gunpoint by stranger in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

A high school girl walking in Berkeley on Thursday morning was held at gunpoint and raped by a man she did not know, authorities report. Police said the sexual ...



Josephine Tinker, 73  Post News Group

Josephine Tinker, a woman who devoted her life to counseling and support for developmentally disabled adults and to special education of elementary and high ...



In memoriam: Jerome Grier Wiggins Jr.  Berkeleyside

Jerome Grier Wiggins Jr., known to most of us as “J. Grier” or “Grier”, was born on March 28, 1982, at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. Grier was the fourth ...



Berkeley High School ranks 57th on list of best California public high schools  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School was ranked number 57 on a list for best public high schools in California for 2017. The list was created by Niche, a website that analyzes ...



3 Berkeley High students, 1 staffer arrested at end of school's Unity Week  Berkeleyside

The arrests happened at the end of Red and Gold day, the culmination of Unity Week, which used to be known as Spirit Week.



Berkeley High student recounts to School Board 'year you chose not to keep me safe'  Berkeleyside

Update 9:50 p.m. The school district has provided a response to the public comments at Wednesday's school board meeting. Berkeleyside contacted BUSD ...



School Board overhauls Berkeley High's ninth-grade program  Berkeleyside

With little fanfare Wednesday night, the Berkeley School Board unanimously approved a proposal to restructure the ninth grade at Berkeley High School, paving ...



In wake of Florida shooting, Berkeley School Board approves $2M safety project  Berkeleyside

Exactly two weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida high school killed 17 and rattled students and educators around the country, the Berkeley School Board ...



Lottery Is No Jackpot for Berkeley Public Schools  Berkeley, CA Patch

Lottery No Jackpot for Berkeley Public Schools - Berkeley, CA - State lottery money covers few of the growing bills for education.



After 16 years, Berkeley High tennis teams want their courts back  Berkeleyside

Neighbors say a potential plan to build tennis courts at Moellering Field breaks a district promise to maintain open space there. Photo: Natalie Orenstein.



BHS investigates racist, anti-Semitic Instagram account run by students  Berkeleyside

At the Berkeley School Board meeting Sept. 27, junior Laelah Jackson and other students talk about the distress caused by an offensive Instagram account and ...



Proposal to restructure ninth grade brings out strong supporters and critics  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board heard the final proposal for the creation of a 'universal' ninth grade at BHS. The final vote is scheduled for June.



Undercover Video Shows Accused ISIS Supporter Plotting Berkeley Attack  CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — An East Bay man who admitted to setting up social media for ISIS will go before a judge Monday for the punishment phase of his ...



1500 walk out of Berkeley High in election protest  Berkeleyside

Update 1:45 p.m. The student protest on the UC Berkeley campus is disbanding. Update, 1:20 p.m. The group of protesters that marched through downtown has ...



Berkeley High School celebrates the graduation of class of 2017  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School celebrated the graduation of its 2017 class Friday evening.



Berkeley parolee arrested in rape of teen girl, and sexual assault at Cal dorm  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a 27-year-old parolee from Berkeley on Thursday afternoon in connection with the rape, at gunpoint, of a high school girl on Addison Street in ...



Berkeley High graduate dies at 20, remembered for kind spirit  Daily Californian

Bowen Johnson, a Berkeley High School graduate, died Oct. 13 after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 20 years old. Johnson graduated from BHS in ...



Parents demand school district break silence on Berkeley High principal's unexplained leave  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley PTA Council has launched a petition demanding that the school district explain why Berkeley High principal Sam Pasarow went on abrupt leave ...



Berkeley High may overhaul schedule, classes to address achievement gap  Berkeleyside

For the past 10 months, a group of Berkeley High School administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students has been spending long hours brainstorming ways ...



Taking abortion out of the shadows and putting it on stage at Shotgun Players  Berkeleyside

"You may hate it or you may love it, but you are going to have to go home and be with it."



Berkeley High boys soccer captures NCS title in penalty shootout drama  Berkeleyside

By Liat Levin, Berkeley High Jacket Sports Editor. Berkeley High School's boys' soccer team captured its first North Coast Section championship in 13 years on ...



Berkeley High School students discover 'deeply offensive' Instagram account run by classmates  Daily Californian

Berkeley High School announced the launch of an investigation into a racist and discriminatory student-run Instagram account Tuesday.



Racist threats posted on Berkeley High library computer  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High School, where a racist message threatening violence against African Americans was found on a library computer on Nov. 4. 2015. Photo: Nancy ...



Rally in Berkeley with Bernie Sanders, Barbara Lee and Jovanka Beckles. Category: Extra from The  Berkeley Daily Planet

The Jovanka Beckles for AD 15 campaign urges East Bay progressives to rally with Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Jovanka at 10 ...



BHS students get front row seat to the justice system in new year-long class  Berkeleyside

Don your critical thinking caps and check your assumptions at the door: A new BHS class offers a deep dive into the justice system. And diverse views are ...



FBI alleges Berkeley High graduate, ISIS sympathizer, planned to set fires, plant bombs  Berkeleyside

A 22-year old graduate of Berkeley High School who sympathized with ISIS planned to kill tens of thousands of people by detonating a car bomb near a San ...



Thousands attend Berkeley High all-class reunion  Berkeleyside

An estimated 3000 people attended the Berkeley High School All-Class Reunion on Saturday Aug. 22 at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. They gathered under blue ...



Pasarow resigns; new Berkeley High principal now in place  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board unanimously appointed Erin Schweng as the new principal of Berkeley High during closed session Wednesday night, and the ...



Berkeley High investigates racist, anti-Semitic Instagram account run by students  SFGate

Berkeley High School students say they are shaken by the discovery this week of a private Instagram account featuring racist, anti-Semitic and ableist memes ...



Another Berkeley High alum fatally shot Sunday  Berkeleyside

Update, Aug. 20: Scroll down to the bottom of this story to see the memorial flyer created to honor Craig Fletcher-Cooks. Memorial information is included.



Berkeley High Students Get Real About Race on Campus  KQED

At a time when black students across the country are calling for racial equity and justice on campus, students at Berkeley High are dealing with their own issues ...



With new lounge, Berkeley High staff catch a break  Berkeleyside

A brand new break room for teachers and staff is Berkeley High's first in years. Employees gathered to celebrate the opening last week.



Opinion: It's time to begin preparing for another bond for Berkeley's schools  Berkeleyside

Berkeley schools are among the safest buildings in the state because voters have passed three bond measures. It's time to think about what goes in the next ...



Scholarship supports leap from Berkeley High to Berkeley City College  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Promise is a new collaboration between the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley Community Fund and Berkeley City College.



Girl sexually assaulted on the way to school in Berkeley  KTVU San Francisco

The high-school aged girl says she was walking to school on Addison Street in Berkeley when she was grabbed from behind about 11 a.m. Thursday.



Berkeley High principal on sudden leave; VP in charge  Berkeleyside

Beginning Tuesday, Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow will be on leave, and Vice Principal Erin Schweng will oversee campus operations, according to a ...



Free Movie In The Park In Berkeley This Friday  Berkeley, CA Patch

BERKELEY, CA — Summer family fun continues in Berkeley this Friday night with a free Movie in the Park. This week's attraction: Mulan.



Exhibition of works by Berkeley High School students is at crossroads of environmentalism and art  East Bay Times

BERKELEY — Sculptor Moriah Godes explores the impact of man-made materials on ocean life. Painter Alex Spevak illustrates industry's impact on Arctic ...



Berkeley police send alert after spate of recent robberies, crowbar attack  Berkeleyside

There have been at least six robberies, and two robbery attempts, since Friday, the Berkeley police report. Most took place at knifepoint, though one involved a ...



Outcry after Berkeley High abruptly cancels physics lab  Berkeleyside

The physics lab class at Berkeley High School started out this year with a big bang – a sudden burst of students. And then it collapsed, when the course was ...



'Art Not Guns' memorial skate jam comes to West Berkeley on Saturday  Berkeleyside

Expect a lively celebration Saturday at the Terrence McCrary Jr. Memorial Skate Park for an event to remember McCrary, who was killed in an Oakland shooting ...



Woman punched and kicked during violent robbery north of UC Berkeley  Berkeleyside

A woman walking north of the UC Berkeley campus was kicked and punched during an armed robbery Monday night, authorities report.



In short film, Berkeley High students talk race, diversity  Berkeleyside

Berkeley International High School (BIHS), one of Berkeley High's small schools, held its senior graduation Friday. While the ceremony was upbeat and ...



Berkeley High grad remembered at vigil; mother, former BUSD teacher, was also killed  Berkeleyside

A recent Berkeley High graduate who was killed last week in Oakland along with his mothers was remembered Monday during a vigil on campus. About 100 ...



Berkeley schools go beyond bathrooms to support gender non-conforming students  Berkeleyside

While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as ...



Police, family ask for help to solve fatal shooting that killed 2 BHS alumni  Berkeleyside

"Somebody saw something. Somebody knows something," said Stacey Flowers. "All we ask is that you just come forward so we can have justice for these boys."



Students see security changes at Berkeley High School  Berkeleyside

As Berkeley High students returned to school this week, they weren't permitted to enter by the Allston Street door leading into the main office. Instead they were ...



Berkeley High breathes easier with opening of new building  Berkeleyside

[slideshow_deploy id='154821'] Earlier this month, with little fanfare, Berkeley High students began using a brand new building on the east side of campus, part ...



Thousands expected at Berkeley High all-class reunion  Berkeleyside

On Saturday Aug 24, the green fields of San Pablo Park will be transformed into a sea of red and gold. That's the day of the second Berkeley High School ...



Berkeley High celebrates graduations  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High School's all-school graduation is Friday, June 12 at the Greek Theatre. But in the last week, many of BHS's small schools and programs ...



'My students are fearful': Berkeley teachers rally for May Day  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Unified teachers and Cal students took to the streets on May 1 in support of immigrant and worker rights.



Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out  Berkeleyside

BHS principal Kristin Glenchur is asking students to stay on campus for lunch and is limiting outside visitors because of rumors of a brewing brawl between kids ...



Murder verdict stirs memories for those at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

By Brenda Kahn Flanking the steps leading to the second floor of the C Building at Berkeley High School is a pair of colorful and poignant murals dedicated to ...



Berkeley High students from AMPS school denounce offensive yearbook comment  Berkeleyside

Outraged students from Berkeley High School's Academy of Medicine and Public *Service* (AMPS) released a statement June 8 denouncing an offensive ...



Berkeley High to 'take back the day' after racist incident  Berkeleyside

Berkeley High School is preparing for a special day of "communal self-affirmation" on campus Wednesday, following a racist incident on Nov. 4 and the ...



Recent Berkeley High grad, 17, dies in drowning  Berkeleyside

Update, June 24, 10:11 p.m. Read about the vigil and fundraiser that have been set up for Efe. Original story, June 23, 2:07 p.m. The Berkeley community is ...



Noose hanging from tree discovered at Berkeley High  Berkeleyside

Berkeley police are investigating the discovery of a noose hanging on a tree on the Berkeley High campus. A BHS safety officer discovered the noose on the ...



BHS student to be disciplined after racist statement  Berkeleyside

The student who posted an inflammatory and racist statement on a Berkeley High School library computer last week was a student of color, according to a school ...



Jovanka Beckles, running for AD15, sees herself as the champion of the people in Berkeley and the East Bay  Berkeleyside

Beckles was buoyed on Monday by an endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Richmond councilwoman has staked out positions on the left of the ...



Oakland man pleads guilty to attempting to work with terrorist groups  San Francisco Chronicle

A 23-year-old Oakland man accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired bomb attacks in San Francisco and the East Bay pleaded guilty Wednesday to several ...



Feds launch civil rights investigation into Berkeley School District's response to sexual harassment claims  Berkeleyside

The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into whether the Berkeley Unified School District inadequately responded to sexual harassment ...



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