BHS News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Stride Pianists Play Berkeley Hall

    It is a special moment to see a whole audience full of young students vacillate between rapt attention and unrestrained enthusiastic appreciation. This happened often during a recent concert by internationally-known pianists Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, who play stride piano, the style of music born out of Harlem in the 1920's that takes the rhythm and bass of ragtime, styled with a bit of swing, and puts some jazz and blues improvisation on top of it. Stride leaves grand openings for individual expression, and Stephanie and Paolo took advantage of that freedom, bringing us a wide variety of up-beat music. With it's Harlem roots, Stephanie rightfully acknowledged the appropriateness of this concert during Black History Month and honored the key musicians who brought this style to prominence.
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  • JH Boys Win Soccer Championship!

    Championship games are always exciting. Both teams are poised to win, but in the end, only one can take home the trophy! Berkeley Hall faced a tough competitor in Milkin, who scored a goal early and kept the Bobcats at bay. We were down 1-0 at the half. But the Bobcats worked hard and through with strong teamwork, James L. scored two goals back-to-back bringing the score to 2-1. With 12 minutes left, could they hold the lead? Final score 2:1 Berkeley Hall to win the championship! Congratulations to a season well played. Go Bobcats!
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  • Student Council Gives Back!

    Thank you to all families and students who brought baked goods and participated in the Bake Sale. The Middle School Student Council Raised $437, and the Primary/Intermediate Student Council raised $355 for a grand total of $792! The money will be sent to the Wounded Warriors Project and will directly impact Veterans through different mental and physical health programs. Great job Bobcats and Student Council!
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  • An EK Tribute to Dr. King

    The students in EK love learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His story deeply touches their hearts. They understand what it is to feel left out and be treated unfairly and unjustly. They are also learning to organize their thoughts about what they are learning and then put those thoughts on paper. They love the idea of righting any injustice, being brave, standing up for what is right, and changing things that are wrong. Please enjoy these works from the hearts of our youngest chidlren.
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  • Mindfulness Workshop at BHS

    For thirty years, Dave Mochel has been focused on the foundations of well-being, healthy communities, and leadership. After more than twenty years teaching human development, neuroscience, physics, and mindfulness in independent schools, Dave founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting. He works with individuals, teams, and organizations all over the world to help them focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference.

    Dave works with leaders, educators, executives, parents, students and athletes all over the world and it was a privilege to have him join us at Berkeley Hall. He lead a workshop for parents at the BHPA breakfast and later met faculty for lunch. Grades 6-8 each had a 50-minute workshop with Dave.

    Those who attended Dave's workshops had extremely positive resonses to his message and the tips he gave around the subject mindfulness.
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  • Student Council Welcomes Step Up on Second Director

    Did you know: Student Council members in grades 1-8 had the opportunity to hear from Mr. Tod Lipka, the Director of Step Up on Second, an organization that helps put people challenged with homelessness into permanent housing with any support services they may need.
    • Only 1-2% of homeless people choose to be homeless. That leaves 98% who want to be housed but don’t always have the means to do that alone.
    • Many homeless people have jobs, but the wages they earn, are not enough to support the expense of maintaining a home.
    • The first step to addressing homelessness is for us to each make the change in our own thinking about the problem of homelessness. The best we can do for homeless people is to express empathy and compassion; no labels, no limit, lots of love. 
    • The next step is to provide donations to organizations through money or supplies. Most homeless people have access to meals on regular basis through shelters. The greatest need is for community help providing supplies such as blankets, towels, toilet paper, dental care items, first aid kits, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. These items are best distributed through an organization that supports homeless people. Organizations can provide services and distribute supplies in a more efficient way than giving things to individuals one at a time.
    Thank you Student Council members! Your questions and comments were thoughtful and you are ready to lead our school in helping the BHS community address the local challenge of homelessness.
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  • BHS 5th Grader on Olympic Development Team

    Fifth Grader, Greyson, returned to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this November to compete in the Men’s Gymnastics Future Stars National Championships. He improved his standings from 2017 and came in 3rd place in the country making the US National Development Team 🇺🇸. He’ll continue his training at the OTC this summer and is so grateful for the support of his BHS family as he pursues his academic and athletic dreams. #teamusa🇺🇸
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  • Have You Been Out to the Pumpkin Patch Yet?

    Tracy Cheney
    Have you picked out your perfect pumpkin for Halloween? Fourth graders learned to turn circles into three-dimensional pumpkins with shading and overlapping techniques. The light from the moon creates an eerie evening out in the pumpkin patch. It's getting to be that spooky time of year!
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  • Little Women

    Students in this year's JH Drama Elective class put on a splendid rendition of Little Women, the classic by Louisa May Alcott. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy— in their passage from childhood to womanhood. Our Berkeley Hall ensemble cast did a fabulous job portraying the diverse characters. With the help of Director Gabe McManus and Musical Director Geoffrey Fontaine, along with Stage Manager and Makeup Supervisor Cindy Hygate, these students put on an excellent program enjoyed by our whole community.
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  • Bobcat Gymnast State Champ

    Sixth grader Emma R. is a State Champion gold medalist on the uneven bars. She won the California state competition in March in San Diego. Emma is a Level 7 Junior Olympic gymnast who trains at Gymnastics Olympica in Van Nuys and will be traveling to Kansas next week to train with Olympic Coach Al Fong. Emma has been a gymnast since she was 2 years old and hopes to be a college gymnast some day. Congrats to this Bobcat on her State Championship win!
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Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.