The City Council recognized El Rodeo sixth-grader James Kamara on Tuesday with a proclamation and check for $100 from the Human Relations Commission. James was the first-place winner of the Bullying Prevention Video contest after producing a video featuring a boy who makes fun of another boy who has fallen down. A girl helps the fallen boy off the ground and tells her peer that it is never okay to be a bully and that he should have helped his friend instead. Pictured, from left: Sharona Kermani, Abner Kermani, Vice Chair Sonia Berman, Riley Kermani, Jake Kermani, Steven Kamara, Julia Kamara, Councilmember Les Friedman, Commissioner Karen Popovich Levyn, Councilmember Julian Gold, James Kamara, Negar Kamara, Mayor Lili Bosse, Councilmember John Mirisch, Commission Ori Blumenfeld, Chair Jerald Friedman, Commissioner Annette Saleh, Councilmember Robert Wunderlich
Beverly Hills residents JR and Grace Dzubak took a family vacation to Costa Rica last month and made sure to take their copy of the Courier. The Dzubak’s are longtime Beverly Hills residents with children in El Rodeo. To join the Dzubak family in the Carry the Courier Club, simply send a photo of yourself on your next trip with some caption information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maxi Liker, Julia Kamara, Emma Newman and Eli Biehl were among the 660 El Rodeo students and parents that particpated in the this year’s third annual fun run at the school. Said El Rodeo PTA President Krissy Austin: “The El Rodeo Fun Run is always a great day. It builds school spirit and gets parents involved, and is our largest and most important single-day fundraiser to support the exceptional programs that enhance the student experience at El Rodeo.”
El Rodeo first graders collected new socks to be donated to One Voice, an organization that provides support for children in Head Start programs throughout Los Angeles. The students collected more than 600 pairs of socks and celebrated their achievement with a Sock Hop party. Pictured (from left): Victoria Milovanova, Alma Lansky, Cricket St. John, Sasha Aminpour, Jasper Liker and Charlotte Mobasser.
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.