Just in time for Thanksgiving, when families gather around the table giving thanks for a bountiful spread and the warmth of relationships, the Beverly Hills Education Foundation is asking locals to help support public education in the City.
Beverly Hills Unified is set to look a bit different come fall 2019 with the historic K-8 four-school model reconfigured to one middle school and two elementary schools.
Following last week’s vote by the Board of Education to create a dedicated middle school in time for the 2019/20 school year, Beverly Hills Unified administrators have been hard at work to make the transition a reality.
The Horace Mann community once again celebrated its annual Multicultural Week to great success. Highlighting a different geographic region each day, students enjoyed an array of food and activities, including learning how to surf and how to write their names in Norse runes. Pictured (top row, from left): Ki Woon Kang, Yu Zhou, Aimee Contreras-Camua, Rayan Sohaib, Sohaib Rana, Jenny Yoo, Hina Sohaib, Annie Jeng, Fumi Yamashita and Sara Nabati; (middle row, from left): Rosa Kim, HaRim Lee, Kathleen Avena Blanco and Kyung Min Kim; (front row, from left): Sophie Hong, Gina Choi, Shehzel Sohaib, Courtney Hong, Olivia Kim, Liana Carrel, Aria Carrel, Jolie West-Christopher, Chaerin Lee and Shabia Sohaib.
Beverly Vista 5th grade teacher Kris Milliken recently took students on a field trip to UCLA where they received a campus tour. “By showing the students around a university campus and continually teaching them about the benefits of going to college, I am hopeful that this field trip will serve as added motivation for the children to one day pursue higher education,” Milliken said.
Students from all five Beverly Hills Unified School District schools recently enjoyed a day of art and fun in anticipation of entering the annual PTA Reflections contest. The deadline for all submissions is today, Oct. 19. Pictured: Michaela Ash, Michael Ash, Minkyung Jung, Yea Jung, Hannah Davis, Eve Davis, Gracie Cotliar, Cora Azevedo, Evelyn Kruger, Kim Becker, Farrah Dodes, Shirley Chao, Robin Lanzer and Cindy Trost.
Later today, the Beverly Hills Education Association (BHEA) is set to vote to ratify a tentative contract agreement with the Beverly Hills Unified School District giving the association a compounding increase of 15.2 percent to the base salary schedule in exchange for eliminating the salary formula.
Mark your calendars for next Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the first Board of Education candidate forum, which will be held at Beverly Hills High School. There are three candidates vying for two empty seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 election: Marvin Winans Jr., Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman.
EATING AWAY AT CROHN’S & COLITIS – Former Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne was honored last week at the Guts & Glory Gala for the Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation at The Beverly Hilton. The nonprofit, volunteer organization is dedicated to finding a cure for these diseases, which affects more than 1.6 million people in the United States. Krasne has devoted much of her life to public service. Sharing the evening’s honors was Tyler James Williams, an American actor and Hip-Hop artist, diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Pictured, from left: Beverly Hills High Sophomore Elise Knebel, Honoree Nancy Krasne, Crohn's patient/advocate Tyler Carl and Ilene Knebel.
Horace Mann 8th grade student Davin Jeong, 13, has been awarded a four-year scholarship to attend any high school program by the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA). Davin is among a cohort of 30 students named as Caroline D. Bradley Scholars who were chosen from a competitive pool of gifted 7th grade applicants from across the country.