Beverly Hills realtor Michael J. Libow presents a $25,700 check to BHEF to benefit the Beverly Hills High School Performing Arts Department. This marks Libow’s third year of supporting the incredibly talented individuals participating in the high school program. For years, Libow has been a devoted contributor to BHEF, the fundraising arm of Beverly Hills Unified School District. “I was looking for another way to give back to the school while directing funds in ways that are meaningful to me,” he said of this week’s donation. Under his sponsorship, BHHS started the season with The Bomb-itty of Errors, a rap version of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Pictured (from left): Libow, BHHS music teacher Bill Bradbury and BHEF President Cindy Trost.
As suicides continue to increase nationwide, Beverly Hills students are taking a stand against an epidemic that is now the leading cause of death in children ages 10-14. To mark this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 10-16), Beverly Hills High School students reminded each other that they are never alone in concert with the NormanAid Student Support Center and the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation (MSMF).
“To the family and friends of Mallory's beloved donor, we thank you for the gift of life,” reads the Facebook post from Diane Shader Smith, Mallory Smith’s mother, overjoyed that her daughter has received a double lung transplant.
“Now let’s all just listen,” instructed Darrow Feldstein last Friday morning as a half-dozen ladies held pairs of powerful binoculars to their eyes searching for the spotted towhee that had just called out on the grounds of the Virginia Robinson Gardens and was now hiding in a large oak tree.
Enterprise Holdings made a $3,000 donation to BHEF, which is intended to help go toward enhancing the Beverly Hills High School wood shop. The enhanced wood shop will go a long way toward helping the BHHS robotics team with its upcoming season of competition. Pictured, from left: Eric Wu (Enterprise Rent-A-Car Division Area regional manager), BHEF Boardmember Doreece Artal, BHEF Boardmember April Jergens, BHHS Principal Mark Mead, BHHS Robotics Advisor John Castle II, BHHS alum Hal Smith, BHHS student Noah Danesh, CTE coordinator Cindy Dubin, BHEF President Cindy Trost, BHHS Vice Principal Jeannette McCrea, BHHS student Tiffany Chieu, BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy and BHHS student Alex McDermott.
The Beverly Hills Academic Afterschool Tutoring Program is once again seeking volunteers – preferably high school students who will receive community service hours – to work with elementary school students experiencing social or academic difficulties. Orientation is Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Roxbury Park Auditorium and sessions begin Tuesday and Thursday’s from 3:30-5 p.m., beginning in late September. For more information, contact Adrienne Weise at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictured above: BHHS tutor Evette Guranik with Beverly Vista student Ashley Isias.
Nearly a year after U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu made his final ruling on Beverly Hills Unified School District v. Federal Transit Administration., et. al., representatives from both sides are expected to return to court this morning before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena.
At a meeting this afternoon, the Beverly Hills Board of Education approved the hire of Mark Mead to serve as the new Beverly Hills High School principal effective July 1.
For the second time since 2012, Beverly Hills High School has been selected by an alliance of national business leaders, Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and its sister organization Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school.
Scores of former colleagues, students and friends joined together at Roxbury Park on Sunday to celebrate the life of beloved Beverly Hills High School Tennis Coach Susan Stevens, who died on March 13. To commemorate her passing, 100 butterflies were released. Pictured (from left): Tania Harris (who hired Coach Stevens at BHHS), Steven Neu (former student and friend) and Laurie Barish Pereira (former student and friend who helped organize Sunday’s memorial).