For the first time since anyone who has been at El Rodeo can recall–one man’s memory dates back 40 years-City parking officials have ceased to look the other way when dispensing parking violation tickets to teachers and staff members who park on City streets.
Over 100 members of the Beverly Hills community joined together at El Rodeo School on Christmas Eve morning to pack lunches for those less fortunate at the school district’s annual Feed the Hungry program.
Beverly Hills Unified School District families are once again invited to join together on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, to feed the hungry. The annual event will take place at the El Rodeo school cafeteria from 10 a.m. to noon.
El Rodeo PTA mom Molly Corey has helped ER students lead the charge in a “Fulfill A Wish For A Foster Child” fundraiser at the school. The fundraiser works with Hillsides in Pasadena, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality housing and support services to foster children. Hillsides currently houses 63 foster children and the El Rodeo PTA reached out and had each child list three items they wanted for Christmas. Pictured (from left): El Rodeo students Vanessa Goldman, Daniella Spero, Jack Lanzer and Nick Walker with care packages for the Hillsides children.
It’s the season for giving, and El Rodeo eighth grader Elliot Katz is doing his best to give back to those in the community who need it most.
The El Rodeo Middle School Concert Band and Chamber String Orchestra were both top trophy winners at the Forum Music Festival Judges' Invitational Competition held at Fullerton College last Friday. Competition included ensembles from all over California, Arizona and Nevada. The judges, who used a nationally-recognized scoring rubric, praised El Rodeo students for their superior musical performances, and awarded scores that placed El Rodeo among the top 10 percent in the nation. Pictured, (from left): First row-Sasha Avakyan, Jaida Rocha, Elliot Katz, Quincy Smith, Ryan Dubin, Aidan Dveirin and Elijah Talassazan; 2nd row-Trevor Dohm, Nolan Dzubak, Sam Wolf, Matthew Smoller, Sam Behboodi, Joey Austin and Erika Butler; 3rd row-Oliver Booth, Ben Lifschitz, Ari Maman, Cole Parker, Matthew Kassorla, Lina Chen, Celine Albarian, Tamar Shoumer, Dr. Andrea Kay, Alex McDermott and Harrison Stone; Top row-Jack Wilson, Ryan Fernandez, Nolan Krutonog, James Blauvelt, Matthew Allana, Jared Warren, Luke Jankowski, Ian MacDonald, Brian Rund and Jacob Lee.
El Rodeo held its annual Fun Run on Wednesday, which included a picnic lunch for parents and the students having their annual fun run, with food supplied by Upper Crust Pizza. El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen and Erica Friedman worked hard to coordinate the event, which is one of the premier fundraising events annually for the school. “A school is so much more than the walls that house it. It is the community that joins together in support of children. Our Fun Run is just one example of how our school, in spite of the construction we are experiencing, continues to be a vibrant community where children learn, grow and play with the strong support of an active community and staff.” said Allen. Pictured above: El Rodeo students Yalli Koren-Pinto, Madison Friedman and Olivia Friedman
Students and parents celebrated cultures from around the world Wednesday at El Rodeo with a little of this, and a little of that. Each student carried a “passport” that was “stamped” at each new booth, where they tasted the offerings from different countries. From left: Frances Bilak, Dorit Abramov, Laura Abramov and Chana Mann celebrate Israel with latkes and applesauce.
Longtime Beverly Hills teacher and youth sports coach Robert “Bob” Craig died Monday at age 86.
The California Geological Survey (CGS) gave its final approval of the seismic investigations at El Rodeo school 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.