At the first day of school in Berkeley on Monday, the specter of the pandemic lingered, but it did not dominate a first day back that, finally, felt pretty normal.
John Muir Elementary School
Meet the 4 new principals chosen to lead Berkeley schools this year
Longfellow Middle School and John Muir, Sylvia Mendez and Rosa Parks elementary schools all have new leaders at the helm for the 2022-23 school year.
First-day jitters, songs and celebratory pancakes: A taste of Berkeley’s back-to-school day
What was back-to school-day like today? We followed three students and two teachers as many elementary students went back onto campuses after the long months of lockdown.
Berkeley Unified schools will stay open Monday, but 2 could lose power
Lights could go out at John Muir and Emerson elementary schools, both in the Elmwood neighborhood.
After crash, Berkeley fifth-grader rides to school in style
The 9-year-old, who was hit by a taxi March 8 while on a Claremont Avenue crosswalk with her mother, rode in a shiny red fire truck, courtesy of Engine Company 3 of the Berkeley Fire Department.
John Muir Elementary School celebrates 100 years
This month, John Muir Elementary School is marking the school’s remarkable centennial anniversary with two days of activities.
Father of girl struck by car calls for better traffic control
The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were broken in a March 8 crash. Lillia is flanked by her father Darryl and mother Kadijah. Photo: courtesy family The UC Berkeley cheerleading squad paid a visit this week to 9-year-old Lillia Bartlow both of whose legs were […]
Fundraiser launched to help girl struck by taxi in Berkeley
Supporters of Lillia have already raised more than $5,000 to help with her medical care. Image: gofundme Update, March 12: In just two days, 120 people have raised more than $10,000 for the fourth-grader, whose legs were broken after she was hit by a taxi in a crosswalk in Berkeley. The campaign has increased the goal to $15,000. […]
Berkeley fourth-grader hit by taxi; parents call for better crosswalk lighting
A fourth-grader was struck by a car Tuesday on a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue and suffered two broken legs. Photo: Kevin Chang A fourth-grade girl from John Muir Elementary School was hit by a car Tuesday night in a crosswalk on Claremont Avenue that parents have long complained is poorly lit and needs the city’s […]
Berkeley man at center of new book, ‘Tangled Vines’
Mark Anderson, who is serving a 27-year prison sentence, attended John Muir Elementary School and enjoyed many favorite childhood haunts in the Claremont neighborhood.
Andy Samberg, Lonely Island, return to Berkeley High
Lonely Island (l to r: Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer) pose next to the utility box painted with their portrait outside Berkeley High School, on Nov. 9, 2014. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Lonely Island (l to r: Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer) pose next to the utility box painted with their portrait […]
Police honor 10-year-old for helping find missing man
Berkeley police officers Jessica Nabozny and Stephen Burcham give high-fives to fifth grader Brandon Coleman for his success in helping find a missing man with dementia in Berkeley on Jan. 14, while his mother Niema looks on. Photo: Mark Coplan A fifth grader at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley was honored in his classroom […]