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Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills High Graduation Standards Could Be Lowered

Beverly Hills High School students could soon be facing new, more lenient graduation standards.  The Board of Education broached the subject of altering, or potentially lowering, graduation standards Tuesday at its study session.  The discussion centered on whether or not to do away with the University of California (UC) system’s “A-G” requirements, which BHHS currently uses as a base for its graduation requirements, along with possibilities to offer alternative pathways to graduation. 6:12 pm Read More

Portables Head To Beverly Hills High In Summer; Voters Will Be Asked To OK New Bond In Nov.

The Board of Education edged a little closer this week to asking voters to approve a school-building bond to completely renovate the district, although the size of that bond is still up for debate. Contemporaneously, the board gave direction to move forward with placing portable classrooms on the high school campus once the school year is officially over in anticipation of beginning renovations on four high school buildings. 6:19 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Women’s Club Celebrates The Season – The historic clubhouse held it’s annual Holiday Luncheon and Boutique

Renee Sperling, BHWC attorney and board member, President Mumsey Nemiroff, Mayor Julian Gold, Lea Purwin D’Agostino and BHPD Chief Dominick Rivetti The Beverly Hills Women’s Club’s (BHWC) historic clubhouse was packed when the club held it’s annual Holiday Luncheon and Boutique featuring vendors and entertainment from the BHHS Madrigal Singers. Enjoying the festivites were (from left): Renee Sperling, BHWC attorney and board member, President Mumsey Nemiroff, Mayor Julian Gold, Lea Purwin D’Agostino and BHPD Chief Dominick Rivetti, who addressed the group.  6:03 pm Read More

Courier In Israel – everly Hills’ Sheff family recently returned from a trip to Israel, and made sure to bring their copy of The Courier along for the vacation

M-Courier Beverly Hills’ Sheff family recently returned from a trip to Israel, and made sure to bring their copy of The Courier along for the vacation. They hosted a teen summer program that sponsors kids from L.A. for three weeks, followed by a first-time North American Rabbinical Seminar. Pictured right, in front of the Sephardic Educational Center in the Old City of Jerusalem: Rebekah (El Rodeo student), Rachel (BHHS alum) and Neil Sheff. To join the Sheff’s in the “Carry the Courier Club” simply take the Courier on your next vacation, snap a photo of yourself with it and send it to mlopez@bhcourier.com 5:49 pm Read More

Senior Awards – Beverly Hills High School seniors picked up several scholarships this year based on academic excellence, need and hardship thanks to their efforts and the generosity of others

L-Senior-Awards Beverly Hills High School seniors picked up several scholarships this year based on academic excellence, need and hardship thanks to their efforts and the generosity of others, including the BHHS Alumni Association, which gives out six $2,000 scholarships each year, and local realtor Michael Libow, who presented two scholarships this year. 5:16 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills High School Says Goodbye To Program Improvement, Title 1 Funds

Beverly Hills High School is poised to liberate itself from the stigma of being labeled a “Program Improvement” school following a decision by the Board of Education to shift its Title 1 funds from the high school to Horace Mann and Hawthorne. The school acquired the maligned title after the state changed its evaluation criteria for schools accessing the funds to require 100 percent proficiency on the California High School Exit Examination - an ostensibly unrealistic marker that affected scores of districts throughout the state. 6:11 pm Read More

An Apple A Day – The Beverly Hills Unified School District honored its Apple Award winners last Thursday in a ceremony at Greystone mansion

L-Apple The Beverly Hills Unified School District honored its Apple Award winners last Thursday in a ceremony at Greystone mansion.Pictured (from left): Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler, Horace Mann Apple awardee Mary White, Beverly Vista Principal Christian Fuhrer, BV Apple awardee Gabrielle Radonsky, BHHS Principal Carter Paysinger, BHHS Apple Awardee Tricia Fegan, El Rodeo Apple Awardee April Goldsobel, ER Principal Kevin Allen, Mayor Julian Gold, BHHS Apple awardee Elaina Reilly, BHUSD Superintendent Gary Woods, Hawthorne Principal and Apple awardee Kathy Schaeffer, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, BHUSD Apple awardee Pam Kraushaar, Hawthorne Apple awardee Kim Timmerman, BHUSD Boardmember Howard Goldstein 5:56 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills High School Academic Decathlon Team Is Among Top 1-Percent In U.S.

For a fourth year in a row, the Beverly Hills High School Academic Decathlon team ranked among the top 1-percent of schools across the nation at this year’s U.S. Academic Decathlon National Finals, which was held over the weekend in Sacramento. The nine-member team’s score of 51,511 was the second highest in school history and meant it finished #6 in California and #11 in the nation out of 1,200 schools. 6:21 pm Read More