General interest

Berkeley High School All Class Picnic 2015

Come out all you Jackets!

All students from BHS are invited to the third biannual All Class Picnic on August 22, 2015.

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How to add a new post

If you are a representative of a class, you can get a free account so you can post information about your class reunions and other events. See instructions at the bottom of the page for how to get an account.

The video below gives a quick lesson on how to add a “post” to the site. A post shows up both on the home page, and as its own page (the individual page is best for sharing on Facebook and other “social networking” sites).

Berkeley High All Class Reunion plans continue to progress, sign up your class and/or business

The 2013 Berkeley High All Class Reunion continues to move forward. The last picnic was a blast, and this year’s should be even more fun.

BHS All Class Picni

Opportunities for vendors are now available, as well as class tents on “Spirit Row.”

Complete details are available on the website: bhsallclassreunion.org

Alumni Night at BHS football game against Encinal: October 12, 2012

BHS footballThe Facebook group Berkeley High Alumni Social Group has launched an Alumni Night at the BHS football game on October 12, 2012. The game starts at 7:00, so be sure to get there a bit early to get a good seat. There is now a 2,000 seat “east side” bleacher section that we’d like to get a large turn out of alumni to help fill (and the social group may have some posts about tailgating parties as well, but remember it would not be appropriate to show up to a high school football game with a buzz). If you’re on Facebook and would like to RSVP, do so here.

The group hopes to hold more social gatherings at BHS events in the future: Plays, other sports, etc are on our potential list.

Oxford Elementary School’s 100 Year Anniversary Weekend celebration.

Please RSVP at http://new.evite.com/ if you can make it (I can’t seem to figure out how to create a generic link to the event, so be sure to click “not Lee” when you “change” your RSVP–thanks).

You and your families are cordially invited to Oxford Elementary School’s 100 Year Anniversary Weekend celebration.

imagesThere are two events, the Harvest Faire (Oxford’s annual carnival and book sale with a food booth, games and prizes). This event demonstrates that the ‘Oxford Spirit’ is still alive and kicking and is really geared towards families with kids or for Oxford Alum who would like the opportunity to come see the school and will be held at Oxford School at 1130 Oxford Street (between Eunice & Los Angeles Streets) on Saturday, October 16th from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The second event is the main event and will be a no-host Potluck Picnic on Sunday, October 17th to celebrate Oxford School’s 100 Year Anniversary held at Cordonices Park located just a few blocks from Oxford School at 1201 Euclid Avenue in Berkeley (Euclid @ Eunice Streets). This event will be held on Sunday, October 17th from 10am to 2pm and is for people who love Oxford school (adults/kids).

Please bring your families, a picnic basket  with food and drinks and then a dish to share with others, a picnic blanket or fold up chairs to sit on and any frisbees/balls/etc. for the kids. We have a picnic area (area #2) reserved for the event but there are limited tables so many of you will want to sit on the grass. You may also want to bring any Oxford photos/memorabilia that you would like to share with the others.

When you RSVP feel free to share a positive memory or school tradition from your days at Oxford.

Also, please sure to spread the word to other Oxford Families and faculty/staff who attended Oxford over the past 100 years by forwarding them this invitation or printing it out and hand-delivering it to them if they don’t have an email address. We are spreading the word for this event by word-of-mouth.

Please wear casual/comfortable clothing as these events are informal.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mike Mayeri (Oxford Alum ’76) & The Oxford Anniversary Team

P.S. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please email Mike Mayeri @ ilovenetworking@gmail.com

Oxford Students

“This school was opened in 1910, with Mrs. Clara Partidge in charge. . . .”

“At the close of the first day of school in the Oxford building, August 4th, 1910, there were 99 children enrolled in nine grades under the charge of three teachers:  Mrs. Partridge, Miss Porter, and Miss Newton.  Three rooms in the shell had already been completed, two in the east wing, and one in the north wing.  Now, in November, 1917, there are nine regular class rooms occupied, and classes are conducted in the principal’s office, the teachers kitchen and dining room, and a kindergarten in the small tower room over the furnace room. . . . “

“The Oxford School was opened when the Intermediate School system had been established for five months. . . .”

“During our first term there were 107 families represented in our enrollment.. . . .”

Extract from:

Waterman, S. D. ; HISTORY OF THE BERKELEY SCHOOLS; The Professional Press, Berkeley, California: 1918

Ken Cardwell, Archivist

Berkeley Historical Society

Mrs. Bowman's 3rd grade, 1969

Berkeley High Live! 2010 “Through the Decades…Into the Future”

Fundraiser for the Berkeley High Development Group

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 5:00–8:30 pm
Berkeley Honda Showroom, 2600 Shattuck Ave.

  • Live and Silent Auction
  • Food and Drinks
  • BHS Jazz Combo

More details here: www.bhsdg.org/bhslive/live_2010

Berkeley High Live! 2010 “Through the Decades…Into the Future” requires the effort of many volunteers. For more information contact:

Tickets: Shawna Hartman Brotsky or Jenny Burroughs

Live Auction: Mary Jacobs

Silent Auction: Jennifer Armor

Food: Judith Maguire

Publicity: Sarah Herman

Decorations: Jill McCoy

Berkeley High Alumni Coordinator: Donna Collins

Corporate and Business Sponsorships: Jane Wise or Susan Helmrich

New photo album for reunions on Picassa

We’re creating an album on Picsaweb.google.com where classes can post photos. More details soon, but here’s a preview from the Class of 1978:

You can find the album here: http://picasaweb.google.com/BHS.Alumni.Berkeley.CA

How do people find this web site?

Below is a list of the top twenty search terms people used to find this web site (results from the month of June 2009):

Search term # of hits Percent
berkeley high reunion 1959 17 6.6 %
berkeley high school class of 1981 12 4.6 %
berkeley high school class of 1979 9 3.5 %
berkeley high alumni 9 3.5 %
berkeley high reunion class of 1979 7 2.7 %
berkeley high school reunion class of 79 5 1.9 %
www.rounkle/1959bhs 4 1.5 %
berkeley high facebook class 1987 4 1.5 %
berkeley high school alumni 4 1.5 %
berkeley high reunion 4 1.5 %
berkeley high school class of 1959 4 1.5 %
berkley high school class of 1987 3 1.1 %
rounkle 1959 bhs 3 1.1 %
berkeley high class reunion of 1989 3 1.1 %
berkeley alumni 1991 3 1.1 %
berkeley high school reunion 1979 3 1.1 %
berkeley high school class of 79 3 1.1 %
berkeley hs 1959 reunion 2 0.7 %
berkeley high yearbook 1992 2 0.7 %
berkley high school class of 1989 reunion 2 0.7 %

Just a bit of trivia you may find interesting.

Search engines people used

Search term # of hits Percent
Google 230 81.8 %
Yahoo! 28 9.9 %
Google (Images) 11 3.9 %
AOL 6 2.1 %
Windows Live 4 1.4 %

OK, I’ll stop. But just two more:

Computers people are using:

Icon Computer type # of hits Percent
Windows 16,883 79.6 %
Macintosh 3,368 15.8 %
Unknown 738 3.4 %
Linux 205 0.9 %

Web Browsers used

Icon Browser # of hits Percent
MS Internet Explorer 12,342 58.2 %
Firefox 4,552 21.4 %
Safari 2,901 13.6 %
Mozilla 619 2.9 %
Opera 432 2 %
Netscape 187 0.8 %
Unknown 155 0.7 %

If you’re wondering where all this information comes from, there’s a whole “invisible” side of web browsing. When you click on a link, your web browser not only asks the hosting computer for the web page, but also tells it what computer and web browser you are using; this information is often used to adjust the content of the web page to make it display best on your machine. Also, when you click on a link from a search engine, that search engine tells the web site computer which term you used to find them.

YouTube “groups” for 1970s and 1980s videos

I just created a couple of YouTube “Groups” to hold videos from the 70s and 80’s. If you have videos on YouTube, you can add them to the group. The addresses for the groups are:

(pretty easy addresses, yes?)

Feel free to add videos to your class decade.

I created groups for these two decades because I knew of videos for them. If you know of videos from other decades, please start a group for them and I’ll post a link here.

Picnic for classes of ’74, ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79, and others

Mark your calendars! The remnants of the Class of 78 30 year reunion committee and friends from nearby classes have organized a summer picnic for classes of ’74 through ’79, plus any other folks who may know people from those classes.

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009

Time: Noonish until we tire out.

Food: Potluck. But we’ll have a hot coals and a few “starter” items.

Exact details: To be arranged and posted within the next month or so.

We’ll be working out the details soon, but our general idea is that we’ll provide coals and a miscellanous set of starters. We’ll be asking $10 to help cover the reservations, coals, and other starter items (as well as a bit of food so out-of-town folks won’t have to bring anything.

And classes of “74 and ’79, don’t miss your own reunions this summer! Click your class link in the menu on the right. –>