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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

Update: 4 BUSD students arrested after laptop robbery at Berkeley café  Berkeleyside

Four BUSD students who threatened a woman who tried to stop them from taking her laptop Friday at a Berkeley café have been arrested, officials report.

Berkeley Ranking: US News Best High Schools 2019  Berkeley, CA Patch

Berkeley High School Makes Elite US News List - Berkeley, CA - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how ...

2 Berkeley Students Chosen For 2019 National Merit Scholarships  Berkeley, CA Patch

Berkeley Winners: 2019 National Merit Scholarships - Berkeley, CA - Here's the list of local students who will receive $2500 scholarships.

Berkeley High student tried to rig his own election, exposing flaw in district's cybersecurity  Berkeleyside

Large-scale voting fraud in a Berkeley High student government election has gotten two candidates disqualified and revealed a vulnerability in the district's ...

Berkeley High graduations will no longer be at the Greek Theatre  Berkeleyside

Scroll down for update on the question of when BHS first held a graduation at the Greek. It's the end of an era for Berkeley High with the announcement today ...

Police: Man arrested near Berkeley High after marijuana sale to student  Berkeleyside

Police arrested a 21-year-old man at Civic Center Park on suspicion of selling marijuana to a Berkeley High School student, authorities report.

'It's our future': Berkeley kids leave school to join global climate strike  Berkeleyside

Kids of all ages took to the streets in Berkeley and San Francisco to demand action on climate change.

Opinion: The math crisis at Berkeley High — Supporting the class of 2019 and beyond  Berkeleyside

In the fall of 2015, the Berkeley High math department introduced a new Common-Core-aligned curriculum called the Mathematics Vision Project. Students in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Berkeley High students try rigging their own election, exposes district cyber security flaws  KGO-TV

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Two Berkeley High School students are in hot water for trying to rig their very own election, exposing huge gaps in District cyber ...

Berkeley High celebrates 50 years of African-American studies  Berkeleyside

Fifty years ago, Berkeley High students went on a successful strike to demand the creation of the first African-American studies department at a high school.

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, ...

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 ...

School Notebook: Electric buses; B-Tech on lowest-performance list; Berkeley High accreditation  Berkeleyside

Berkeley's continuation school has made a newly released list of California's lowest performing schools. The state is required by federal law to ...

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California  Walnut Creek, CA Patch

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California - Walnut Creek, CA - Here's the complete list of California students awarded $2500 scholarships.

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 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, ...

Listen: Berkeley teachers rally at 'red for ed' walk-ins  Berkeleyside

Before school Friday morning, Malcolm X teachers and families held one of the many “red for ed” walk-ins that happened across California. Photo: Lila Wilkinson.

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 ...

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 ...

Eric Michael Anderson, beloved teacher to generations of students  Berkeleyside

Eric Michael Anderson, 82, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2018 in Berkeley. Eric was born in San Francisco in 1936 to Julie Peninou Anderson and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

$38 million renovation plans for Berkeley Community Theater revealed  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley High Community Theater once hosted performers like Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. But for many years, it's barely even supported student ...

Berkeley Unified could require free menstrual products in school bathrooms  Berkeleyside

A new state law requires free supplies at schools with high poverty levels, but a Berkeley policy could go further.

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.

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 ...

Sing Out Featuring Berkeley High jazz combo The Girls & Pépé  KPFA - 94.1FM

Saluting International Women's Month, Sing Out features a live in-studio performance by the Berkeley High School jazz combo The Girls and Pépé. The quintet ...

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 ...

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 ...

Berkeley Unified superintendent to retire in July  Berkeleyside

BUSD Superintendent Donald Evans, pictured here during his first weeks on the job, has announced he will retire this year. Photo: Lance Knobel.

Career education is back — but it's not auto shop and home ec in Berkeley  Berkeleyside

Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing "career technical education," despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.

School Notebook: Board cuts $2M, teachers flood meeting, theater gets gift  Berkeleyside

Berkeley teachers ushered their colleagues into Wednesday's School Board meeting, where officials made budget cuts and launched contract negotiations.

Berkeley Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Wounded

Berkeley Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Wounded - Berkeley, CA - Five schools in the area were asked to secure their perimeters following the Friday ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

23-year-old man who set up email accounts for ISIS sent to prison for 15+years  Berkeleyside

A former Berkeley High student who laughed while he talked about killing 10,000 people by setting fire to the Berkeley hills and bombing UC Berkeley dorms, ...

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 ...

'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.

Ralph M. Hunter | Obituaries  Napa Valley Register

1931—2019. Ralph Hunter died on April 18th in Napa, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, artist, professor, collector, ...

Watch: In Berkeley, a 106-year-old high-school newspaper defies the odds  Berkeleyside

We meet some of the team that funds and publishes the 106-year-old Berkeley High Jacket, in spite of the challenges of producing a print newspaper.

'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.

Crime round-up: Robberies, $7000 cigarette heist, BHS student with gun  Berkeleyside

Berkeleyside has been collecting notable arrests and details on other public safety incidents in 2019 in response to reader tips and independent research.

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 ...

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.

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Jan. 25-27  Berkeleyside

Kronos with student musicians, water polo galore, Kiwi EDM, world music from the Middle East, and a 924 Gilman benefit, all this weekend.

With Berkeley housing prices so high, school district ponders building homes for its teachers  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board will review results of a staff survey Wednesday, as it discusses a potential bond measure for employee housing.

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 ...

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 unveils preliminary designs to make Milvia Street safer for cyclists  Berkeleyside

Berkeley's Public Works Department has come up with various options for a redesign of Milvia Street, from Hearst Avenue to Blake Street, to make it safer for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dean of attendance among Berkeley Unified positions on chopping block  Berkeleyside

As the Berkeley Unified School District prepares to make $1.8 million in cuts to its 2018-19 budget in February, a number of staff positions throughout the district ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Shock revelation as massive American presidential election hack confirmed  The Register

A student government election in California has taken a bizarre turn after one of the candidates admitted to hacking fellow students in an effort to fix results.

Update: Berkeley School Board slashes nearly $2 million from 2018-19 budget  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board is set to make significant 2018-19 budget cuts, including at least two of Berkeley High's safety officers. Photo: Natalie Orenstein.

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 ...

Student Council Presidential Election Hacked by Candidate

SAN FRANCISCO — The first online election for student government at Berkeley High School became a lesson in more than democracy.

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 ...

Berkeley High student linked to racist 'screen hack'  Berkeleyside

By Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel Berkeley High School administrators say they have identified the student responsible for a "screen hack" in the library ...

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 ...

Berkeley Unified moves forward with overhaul of ninth grade  Berkeleyside

A Berkeley High redesign would make freshman year 'universal,' rather than split into small schools and programs.

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 ...

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.

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.

Front Row: Comic W. Kamau Bell and friends head to Zellerbach Hall  UC Berkeley

W. Kamau Bell will lead a panel discussion on the black experience at Berkeley on Wednesday, March 6, at Zellerbach Hall, to be followed by a Q&A (UC ...

Opinion: Berkeley must build tennis courts – now! – for the high school  Berkeleyside

The Berkeley School Board promised 16 years ago to restore the tennis courts at Berkeley High. It is time for the district to keep its promise.

For Earth Day, you told us about your favorite Berkeley trees  Berkeleyside

Plenty of people talk about how to address climate change. Trees are actively doing something about it. So, for this Earth Day, we thought we would ask our ...

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.

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 ...

How Large Is the Bay Area’s Homeless Population?  The New York Times

Good morning. (Here's the sign-up, if you don't already get California Today by email.) In recent years, journalists and advocates have tried to capture the scope ...

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.

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 ...

Remembering Jonathan Nagel, artist and arts educator  Berkeleyside

Jonathan Matthew Nagel: April 1981-Jan. 2019. Jonathan “Jonny Boy” Nagel passed away on Jan. 2, 2019 with loved ones by his side. Jonathan was born and ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Staff cuts likely at Berkeley Technology Academy and Independent Studies  Berkeleyside

Enrollment has plummeted at Berkeley's continuation high school. Families and staff say the district should focus on boosting enrollment, not cutting resources at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

New state report card goes beyond test scores for Berkeley schools  Berkeleyside

Information on student achievement and disparities at Berkeley schools is available in a new interactive — and quite colorful — database. With the California ...

North Berkeley braces for big changes to the BART station area  San Francisco Chronicle

After years of resistance, North Berkeley residents are planning for the inevitable: housing on the parking lot of their charming, tree-lined BART station.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

With 'human chain,' Berkeley High shows unity on DACA  Berkeleyside

On Friday, Sept. 15, Berkeley High students linked arms to form a chain around the entire campus, to show solidarity with undocumented immigrant students.

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 ...

BUSD poised to adopt tougher school enrollment policy  Berkeleyside

Berkeley school board officials are considering tougher enrollment requirements to curb illegal enrollment in the district, following the initial success of new ...

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