In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.
Adding yet another feather to its burgeoning cap of merits, on Friday El Rodeo elementary school nabbed the prestigious California Distinguished Arts Award, becoming just one of 12 schools in the state to receive the designation.
Beverly Hills High seniors got creative this week, making pennants to signify their college plans for next year at the school’s “Pennant Party.” The BHHS College Center and PTSA supplied free pizza and snacks while students won raffle prizes while creating their pennants. Pictured, from left: BHHS seniors Ben Dahan, Sophia Goldberg, Dominique Petrie, Jamie Kim and Jonathan Artal.
Longtime resident and lifelong educator Rachelle Marcus officially became the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring for one of two upcoming seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education.
The final PTSA meeting of the 2017-18 school year included a bittersweet celebration that honored PTSA moms with graduating seniors. After upwards of 20 years in the school district, several of these volunteers are graduating out with their last child. The meeting also offered quite the suprise for co-president Jodi Galen - with a lifesize replica of the petite powerhouse volunteer! Pictured (top, from left): PTSA co-president Laurie Okum, Marjaneh Manavi, Jodi Galen (times two!), and Cindy Trost; (bottom, from left): “graduating moms” Rishelle Maman, Dorit Abramov, Doreece Artal, Eddie Rabin, Dagny Dubelko, Dori Kenneally, Fariba Khorshad, Nazy Yadegar, Jodi Galen and Laurie Okum.
More than 200 BHUSD parents, kids and staff participated in the district’s second “Plugged-In Parents” event on Tuesday evening at Horace Mann to learn about navigating the challenges of screen time in the digital era. Featuring speaker Anya Kamenetz (author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real Life), the event was sponsored by PTA Council, Rocco’s Pizza, Virtual Room LA and San Wilshire Printing. To view the entire event, which was filmed by K-BEV, visit: tinyurl.com/BHUSDplugged2. Pictured (from left): Karla Mulholland, Ann-Marie Fine, Alisa Bozin, Anya Kamenetz, Lisa Bieler, Horace Mann Principal Juliet Fine (front), Bahare Yektafar, BHUSD Director of Technology Bernadette Lucas, Romi Azevedo (front), Kimberly Combs and Superintendent Michael Bregy.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled new applications and a discounted iPad tablet aimed at the education market as it tries to regain momentum lost to Google in the world of classroom technology.
Taking a nod from El Rodeo, which launched Beverly Hills Unified School District’s first annual “Fun Run” a few years ago, Hawthorne held its own Fun Run this past week, "Running With The Viking,” raising over $40,000. Pictured: Hawthorne students and parents enjoy Multicultural Day.
Chanting slogans, toting signs and at times linking arms, thousands of Southland students walked out of class Wednesday and onto football fields, tracks or lawns, to honor the 17 victims of last month's school shooting in Florida and to call for action to improve campus safety.
Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse and Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli are set to spearhead a special City Council meeting on school security tonight at City Hall starting at 7 p.m. - and the community is invited to attend.