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Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo Cleared Of Seismic Risk

The California Geological Survey (CGS) gave its final approval of the seismic investigations at El Rodeo school on Monday and determined that there are no active faults at the school, giving the district the green light to move forward in developing the site as part of its Measure E school building program. 12:18 pm Read More

Follow Principal Allen To The Book Fair – El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen headed to his school library this week to shoot a promo video for the Monster El Rodeo Book Fair which starts Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. in the library

L-bookday El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen headed to his school library this week to shoot a promo video letting students and parents know that the Monster El Rodeo Book Fair starts Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. in the library. This year’s scholastic book fair will feature R.L. Stine’s very first Goosebumps book. “Your brains will be teased with all the reading selections available just for you!” Allen exclaims on the video. The week-long El Rodeo book fair runs through Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Allen promises: “Reading is so fun....you’ll get goosebumps!” 5:44 pm Read More

Read All About It – Last week El Rodeo 4th graders completed an amazingly successful used book drive. With the help of Milk and Bookies, they collected an unbelievable 4,100 children’s books.

L-BookDrive Last week El Rodeo 4th graders completed an amazingly successful used book drive.  With the help of Milk and Bookies, they collected, sorted and packaged an unbelievable 4,100 children's books.  On Friday, El Rodeo students took a field trip to 96th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles to hand-deliver the books and read with their students.  Pictured: 96th Street Elementary student reads with El Rodeo 4th graders Anna Lane-Marvis, and Yalli Koren Pinto. 5:35 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo Cupola Removed, School To Resume Monday

Just hours after the Board of Education unanimously voted late Thursday night to approve a $5.9 million construction contract with PCN3, Inc. to create interim portable classrooms at Beverly Hills High School and El Rodeo School, the perilous cupola atop El Rodeo's tower was on its way down. By 8 a.m. this morning, Board President Brian Goldberg confirmed it had been taken down. 5:54 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo To Remain Closed Through Weekend As Cupola Comes Down And Scaffolding Goes Up

El Rodeo's Precarious Cupola Following Wednesday evening's emergency Board of Education meeting, El Rodeo is expected to remain closed at least until Monday. Superintendent Steve Kessler made the decision to close down the K-8 school early this morning after he was informed that the cupola atop El Rodeo's tower had shifted and risked falling down in the event of even a minor earthquake. After Kessler consulted with several district officials, at 8:15 a.m. this morning, El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen emailed families that the school was being closed immediately. 11:44 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

Courier In Kauai – Beverly Hills’ Dzubak family took a summer vacation to Kauai, Hawaii earlier this month and took their favorite reading material, The Courier!

M-CourierDzubak Beverly Hills’ Dzubak family took a summer vacation to Kauai, Hawaii earlier this month to celebrate son Nolan finishing 7th grade and daughter Elle finishing 4th grade at El Rodeo, and took their favorite reading material, The Courier! Pictured (from left): JR, Nolan, Elle and Grace Dzubak. To join the Dzubak’s in the “Carry The Courier Club” snap a photo of yourself out with The Courier and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com 5:56 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – School Board Votes To Close Peters Auditorium At BHHS, Auditoriums At Hawthorne and El Rodeo

While the Beverly Hills Board of Education majority may have said no to accessing Measure E school-building funds at Tuesday’s formal meeting, it united to approve an agenda item requesting the immediate closure due to seismic vulnerability of Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School, in addition to auditoriums at Hawthorne and El Rodeo effective Jan. 1, 2016. 6:46 pm Read More

Science Olympiad – BHUSD middle school teams from El Rodeo, Hawthorne, Horace Mann and Beverly Vista competed in the State Science Olympiad this week.

L-Science-Olympiad BHUSD middle school teams from El Rodeo, Hawthorne, Horace Mann and Beverly Vista (students pictured above) competed in the State Science Olympiad this week. Beverly Vista took fourth place in the roller coaster competition and sixth in wheeled vehicle competition. Horace Mann ended up fourth in green generation and sixth in meteorology. Beverly Vista finished 2st overall and Horace Mann was 23rd. El Rodeo finished in 29th. 6:04 pm Read More

Fun Run – El Rodeo students were a sea of red-shirted enthusiasm at the City’s first-ever “Fun Run.” The brainchild of El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen, the event netted over $44,000 for programs at the school

L-FunRun El Rodeo students were a sea of red-shirted enthusiasm at the City’s first-ever “Fun Run.” The brainchild of El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen, the event netted over $44,000 for programs at the school–nearly 50-percent over the amount needed to get both Allen and Assistant Principal Kevin Painter to dye their hair bright red for the day. 5:54 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo Students, PTA Raise $44,000 At First Fun Run

El Rodeo Fun Run 2015 For one hour this morning, the streets around El Rodeo pulsed with energy as a sea of red-shirted El Rodeo students and staff participated in the City’s first-ever “Fun Run.” The brainchild of El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen, the event netted over $44,000 for programs at the school - nearly 50 percent over the amount that was needed to get both Allen and Assistant Principal Kevin Painter to dye their hair bright red for the day. 12:05 pm Read More

Heading For State – El Rodeo’s Middle School Team successfully participated in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad finishing 8th out of 40 teams

L-ERScienceOlympiad After months of hard work and preparation, El Rodeo's Middle School Team successfully participated in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Olympiad finishing 8th out of 40 teams and earning a spot to compete in the Southern California State Science Olympiad Finals on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at Canyon High School in Anaheim. 6:01 pm Read More

Sock Drive – Last week El Rodeo 1st graders collected more than 800 new pairs of children’s socks for One Voice, an organization that provides support for impoverished children in Los Angeles

L-ERSock Last week El Rodeo 1st graders collected more than 800 new pairs of children's socks for One Voice, an organization that provides support for impoverished children in Los Angeles.  At the end of the week the 1st graders celebrated their successful community service project with a Sock Hop.  From left: Alexa Blumenthal, Olympia Lifson, Madison Lawner, Isabella Kadz, 1st Grade teacher Lori Anderson, and Lisa Ndubisi. 5:41 pm Read More