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.
Beverly Hills students looking to make a difference in their community’s public education are encouraged to join Teen Beverly Hills Education Foundation (BHEF), which is now accepting applications through Sept. 8.
Hawthorne 8th grade student leaders (pictured) helped incoming middle school students acclimate this year as part of the school’s WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) peer mentoring program. Top row (from left): Marissa Terranova (teacher), Evan Shaham, Edward Kim, Dylan Van Rossum, Jonathan Saboorian, Natasha Jadidolahi, Rena Nassirzadeh and Marissa Long (teacher). Bottom row, from left: Jacqueline Cohen, Alexandra Bakshian, Nikki Bennett, Ben Padilla, Julia Tabatabai and Taylor Rubin.
Now starting in on his second year as head of Beverly Hills High School, Principal Mark Mead is no stranger to education.
There's a smell of success Friday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens -- and it sure stinks.
On August 12, Hawthorne Elementary held its second annual Pancake Breakfast to welcome all new and returning families back to school for the 2018/2019 school year. Pictured (from left): BHPD Young Explorer Brandon Brener; Hawthorne parent Doreece Artal; Hawthorne student Aaron Artal; BHUSD Board of Education Vice President Noah Margo; BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy; and Hawthorne PTA Co-President Maria Bennett.