Student/Parent/Teacher Awards & Recognition

  • Rookie of the Year, Mr. Steven Bilek!

    Posted by Lori Vogel at 6/7/2017

    Congratulations to Mr. Bilek on his selection by the LAUSD as Rookie of the Year!  The LAUSD selects a small group of teachers each year out hundreds of principal nominations for Rookie of the Year.

    Comments (-1)
  • 2017 All-State Honor Band

    Posted by Lori Vogel at 2/14/2017

    Congratulations to 7th Grader, Daniel Thurmond, on his acceptance to the All-State Honor Band.  Over 1,500 applicants representing schools from throughout California auditioned.  We are proud of Daniel's accomplishment and commend Mr. Tautkus / Mr. Miyoshi for their efforts.

    Comments (-1)
  • Parent Daphne Gronich Nominated Palisades Citizen of the Year

    Posted by Bill Bruns at 12/8/2016

    By Bill Bruns
    Palisades News Adviser

    Daphne Gronich, the indefagitable president of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) for three years running, has been named Citizen of the Year by the Pacific Palisades Community Council.

    The Council’s Awards Selection Committee reviewed nominations received from throughout the community and voted to present Golden Sparkplug awards to five deserving activists: Sylvia Boyd, Patrick Hart, Amy Lundberg, Karen Stigler and Veslemoey Zwart.

    Daphne Gronich Photo: Lesly Hall

    Daphne Gronich Photo: Lesly Hall

    In addition, the committee elected to give the discretionary Pride of the Palisades Award to Bob Benton, a prominent local businessman and volunteer commissioner of the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association.

    “We had an unusually impressive list of nominated residents this year,” said committee chair George Wolfberg, the PPCC vice chair and a former Citizen of the Year himself.

    The awards will be handed out at the PPCC’s annual holiday party on Dec. 8 at Gladstone’s on PCH.

    First awarded in 1947, the Citizen of the Year Award honors a Palisades resident “who has enriched the fabric of Pacific Palisades through long term and continuing outstanding volunteer service as well as a recent extraordinary accomplishment which has resulted in a substantial benefit to the community at large.”

    “Daphne Gronich is a worthy descendent of past winners,” said Wolfberg, on behalf of the seven-person selection committee. As president of PAPA since 2014, she has faced the daunting challenge of raising about $125,000 a year in order for PAPA to stage the town’s iconic Fourth of July parade and the evening concert and fireworks display. Gronich must also coordinate the work of about 20 volunteers on her organizing committee, from securing the necessary permits and insurance to staging the pre-parade VIP lunch and recruiting parade entries.

    Yet ultimately, she derives deep satisfaction from the time she invests in PAPA. As she told the News in June, “The Fourth of July is part of what makes our community such a great place to live.”

    Gronich, an attorney, was active at Palisades Elementary and now serves on the PRIDE board at Paul Revere and the school’s Charter Council. She is also leads the Palisades Charter Schools Foundation.

    The Pride of the Palisades Award was created in 2014 to recognize an individual “who has provided extraordinary service to the Palisades community.”

    Visit www.PacPalicc.org for details about the Citizen of the Year celebration and to reserve dinner tickets.

    Comments (-1)
  • Milk + Bookies

    Posted by Leticia Estrada de Carreon/Principal, 112th Street Elementary School at 12/7/2016
    The Milk + Bookies organization, together with 25 students from the Leadership Class at  Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center, recently visited 112th Street Elementary School to celebrate the joy of giving books, making new friendships, and reading books.

    http://lausddaily.net/2016/12/books-as-gifts-help-students-bond-as-buddies/

    Comments (-1)
  • Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Music Scholarship Program 2016

    Posted by Lara Jacques at 4/19/2016

    Paul Revere's music students won scholarships and recognition at the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA Music Scholarship Program 2016.  Congratulations to the following students and their families!

    Piano Scholarships:
    Claire Xia
    Danielle Zhou
    Dyllan Zhou
    Kainoa Kanter

    Instrumental Scholarships:
    Sadie kaufman - flute
    Matthew Sasaki - saxophone
    Kelvin Wei - clarinet
    Haroun Daoud - cello
    Nicolette Zargari - violin

    Outstanding Performance Awards:
    Emily Gavilanes - saxophone
    Bryan Contrerras - viola
    Vera Fang - violin

    Honorable Mention Awards:
    Brandon Cohenmehr - piano
    Aaron Benyamini - piano
    Kavita Sekhon - flute
    Amber Cruz - viola

    Comments (-1)
  • Parent Maryam Zar nominated as Volunteer of the Year

    Posted by Lori Vogel at 2/19/2016

    Parent Maryam Zar nominated as Volunteer of the Year by LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.  Maryam is PRIDE's Vice President of Communications, Chair of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness and Vice President of the Pacific Palisades Community Council.  This is a well deserved honor, congratulations!

    Comments (-1)
  • February 2016

    Posted by Lori Vogel at 2/17/2016

    Congratulations!!

    7th Grader Wyatt Standish - All State Honor Symphonic Band.

    Wyatt Standish

    7th Grader Mia Ruhman - Reflections Musical Composition "Imagine Love" awarded Award of Excellence by the Los Angeles 10 Dristrict PTSA and has moved on to compete at the State level.

    Ms. Chen's Eco Homeroom and Ms. Istrin's Leadership class - Recycling Incentive grant from LAUSD Office of Environmental Health and Safety worth $400 in El Niño supplies.

    Comments (-1)
  • Awards and Recognition

    May 2015
    Revere Aca Deca Does it Again!  Congratulations for the Revere 6th Grade Pentatholetes as they take medals from the Orange County Competition.  Going up against over 70 public and private schools the 6th graders did well:  Daniel Ravilz - 1st Place / Highest Total Individual Score with 3,728.9 points, 5th Place / Language and Literature, 3rd Place / History, 1st Place / Essay (just 7 points short of a perfect score with 993.0 points), 1st Place - Super Quiz / Science, 4th Place / Math, Francis Arellano - 9th Place / Math, Jennifer Salvador - 11th Place / Super Quiz / Science.  Well done 6th graders!
    April 2015
    The Revere Music students below each won a $200 scholarships from the Tenth District PTSA, The scholarship auditions took place in April and the money is to be used to pay for private music lessons.  Congratulations to these high achieving music students!
    Dyllan Zhou - piano
    Rebecca Hochman-Fisher - flute
    Kelvin Wei - clarinet
    Andrew Park - cello
    Nathalie Alvarez - violin
    Nicolette Zargari - violin
    Melody Perez - viola
    Sofia Iacovlev - viola
    Joshua Yasharel - violin
    Kimberly Affeld - cello
    Emily Wen - double bass
    Amber Cruz - viola

    Outstanding Performance and Honorable Mention awards went to:
    Thomas Wu - trumpet
    Rachel Mejia - viola
    Zoe Morgan - clarinet
    Cassandra Hernandez - violin
     
    March 2015
    Palisades News introduces our new Librarian Ms. Berke.  Read the article
     
    March 2014
    Revere Music Rocks! 230 of Revere's music students attended a Forum Music Festival on Saturday, March 22 at Cypress College.  The festival ran from 8am to 12:30 and included choirs, bands and orchestras from 3 different Middle Schools.  Seven different Revere music ensembles performed for the judges and the audience of music students and parents. They received positive comments and constructive criticisms from the judges along with VERY enthusiastic applause from the audience members!  After an awards ceremony we loaded the buses and went to celebrate at Disney's California Adventure until it closed!  A big thank you to all the chaperones who attended.
     
    Congratulations to the Revere students who participated in the Optimist Club Oratorical Contest March 27, 2014  Revere students: Alanie Abron, Taylor Pike, Ashley Miller, and Daniel Gottesman really shined throughout the difficult competition from private schools in the Palisades. At the end, 1st Place went to Daniel Gottesman! It was a special moment for Daniel’s family, his fellow competitors from Revere, Mr. Slavin, Ms. Ernst, Ms. Moreno and Mrs. Somoza. Great job, Daniel!! Terrific work Alanie, Taylor, and Ashley! Fantastic oratory! Go Team Revere!
     
    February 2014
    Students Helene Ren and Harrison Garff took part in the Southern California School Band Orchestra Association Middle School Honor   students Band at Kennedy High School in La Palma.  Hundreds of students from across Southern Californiaauditioned for a spot.   Helene played flute and piccolo while Harrison played clarinet in the concert.   
     
    January 2014
    Congratulations and thanks to the ten students who traveled to Sylmar High this past weekend for the LA Section FFA Horticulture Contest, sponsored by the Ca. Association of Nurseryman and Garden Centers. Revere students competed with students from six other high and middle schools.  We swept the Middle School division, with Morgan Edward in 3rd, Coby Sheily in 2nd, and Delsen Finley in 1st.  Special recognition goes to Luca Sosa, who competed in the Novice High School division and placed 18th out of 60 students, and also Lara Doranharder, Kathryn Binder, Jonathan Molina, Tatum Cravens, Leoni Soleimany, Laura Binder, and Jamie Robertson for competing.  Way to go guys, Mrs. Robertson is SO proud of you!
     
    April 2013

    April 25, 2013 | By   

    Paul Revere Middle School Principal Fern Somoza was one of four Southern California educators invited to speak at the 2013 International School Principals Forum in Shanghai. From March 27 to April 2, Somoza and principals from Oak Park, Walnut and Burbank toured five schools, spoke to administrators and then presented a speech before 100 principals.

     
    March 2013
    Los Angeles 10th District PTSA Music Scholarship Program 2013 - Congratulations to the following students:
    • Scholarship Award:   Helene Ren, Chloe Taylor, Lucas Braun, Tahoe Kim, Mina Delloro-Suh, Jacqueline Hendriks, Liam Pang-Naylor.
    • Outstanding Performance Award:   Dave Ryan Mandi, Liam Pang-Naylor, Angela Ouyang, May Kono, Peyton Kim-Latona, Richard Vagner, Alex Lida, Gene Tanaka, Alex Kang, Sutton Shin, Riley Scaff.
    • Honorable Mention Award:   Elizabeth Wan, Sarah Rivera, Kala Fejzo, Cindy Pace, Kevin Garcia, Ron Nodel, Saya Davani, Candace Yee, Genesis Gomez.
     

    January 2013
    Congratulations Music Students  Helene Ren and Caleb Wan (both 7th grade).  Helene plays the flute and made the So. Ca. School Band Orchestra Honor Band.  Helen accomplished this by auditioning along with hundreds of other middle school kids in So. Ca.  Helene also made the California Band Directors Association Honor Symphonic Band by submitting a CD.  Caleb plays the clarinet and made the CBDA Honor Concert Band by submitting a CD along with hundreds of other students in grades 7-9 in California.

    November 2012
    Congratulations to Kacy Walker and Student Council students on their great accomplishment of collecting over 7,300 books, a 10 year high, for the organization Bookend's.  This organization collects books from schools which are then delivered to under priviledged schools in need of books for their libraries and classrooms. On October 11th, our student council delivered over 4,000 books to Leo Politi Elementary School near downtown Los Angeles.  Thanks to the donations by our student body each student at Leo Politi was able to take a book home.
     
    October 2012
    Congratulations ALL Revere Teachers!!  In a letter from Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent, regarding the California Standards Tests (CST) results, Dr. Deasy extended his congratulations to the entire staff and faculty as Revere continues to lead the district in improvement.  In addition, Revere has increased proficiency rates in Mathematics.  These rates met or exceeded the District average over the past three years.  Revere has also decreased  the percentages of students performing in the Far Below Basic and Below Basic bands over the last three years.
     
     
    September 2012

    Congratulations to the Journalism Department  Revere was one of two middle schools in the country to be honored with an award for their entry last year in the National School Journalism Competition.  Open this link and scroll to the bottom:  http://studentpress.org/nspa/winners/npm12.html
     
     April 2012

    Congratulations to Revere's music students who won high awards at the LASMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Hamilton High School on Saturday April 14, 2012.

    -6th graders Emma O'Neil, Cindy Pace and May Kono earned a Superior rating for their performance of Pachelbel's Canon.  Emma and May also each earned a Superior for their solo performances.
    -7th grader Zachary Hirsch earned an Excellent rating for his solo performance on violin.
    -8th graders Rachel Kessler and Sangeet Dhandwar earned Excellent for their violin duet.
    -8th graders Michael McNorvell, Bryce Lozinsky and Lucas Crosby earmed a Superior for their performance of a Vivaldi cello trio with piano.


    June 2011

    Congratulations to Team Revere for winning 4th Place in the 2nd Annual Mini ACA DECA held last week at John Burroughs Middle School.  This year, 12 middle schools joined the competition, and all participants demonstrated a high level of mastery in a variety of subjects.  It was an enjoyable, exciting day for everyone.

    Thank you to all who helped paint the murals on the East Driveway wall.  Read the Palisadian Post Article

    May 2011

    Palisades Schools Collaborate on Gardens Read the Palisadian Post Article

    April 2011

    Congratulations to Revere's talented musicians who captured the spirit and excellence of The Heritage Festival!  Once again, Revere's talent shines for all to see. Last weekend, under the guidance and direction of Ms. Vanessa Dokko, Ms. Lara Jacques and Mr. Yosuke Miyoshi, Revere received recognition worthy of their dedication to excellence at the Heritage Festival in San Diego, CA. This year Revere walked away winning GOLD in the Orchestra Division, Gold in the Choral Division and Silver in the Band Division. Yet hold on to your instruments....Paul Revere's Team was awarded an additional distinction, the overall SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARD for their exemplary demonstration of citizenship throughout the two day competition. Congratulations to all!

    Congratulations are due to science teacher, Mr. Craig Honda!  Mr. Honda has been awarded an Earthwatch Educator Fellowship made possible by the Northrop Grumman Foundation.  Mr. Honda will be assisting researchers at the northern edge of the forest-tundra near the geographical center of the North American continent to study climate change.  In this unique Arctic landscape he will study climate change at sites ranging from the tundra into the forest by monitoring changes affecting the gases stored in peat-rich ecosystems.

    Congratulations to our history teacher Mr. Darren Bates as he was recently awarded the prestigious Lori Petrick Excellence in Teaching Award for 2011 by the Palisades Charter Schools Foundation. The Lori Petrick Excellence in Education Award recognizes and rewards teaching excellence and creativity in the classroom.

    March 2011

    Congratulations to the members of the math department and the 145 current 8th grade students in Geometry for your great work.  These students, who took 7th grade Algebra I, are receiving 10 high school credits in math.

    February 2011

    Congratulations to the following music students who have been selected to participate in the LAUSD District Honor Music Festival.  
    Their first rehearsal is March 18 at LA Valley College.  The second rehearsal is April 27 at CSULA.  After only two rehearsals, concert time!  May 1st at the Gibson Ampitheater.
    LAUSD Honor Choir:  Alex Holdom, Clare Hackwith, Kate Maninger, Molly Lovett, Lauren Smith, August Hartwell, Finn Snyder, Racine Drageset.
    LAUSD Honor Band:  Kevin Needham (Alto Sax),   Yulissa Maqueos (Clarinet),   Malaya Nordyke (Clarinet),   Jennifer Cassling (Flute),   Kevin Yong (French Horn),   Chase Chapman (Ten Sax),   Spencer Willison (Trombone),   Matthew Mitchel (Trumpet),   Asher Low (Trumpet).
    LAUSD Honor Orchestra:  Emma Engler (violin),   Paul Joo (violin),   Gary Matsumoto (violin),   Luna Suzuki (violin),   Anna Whittell (violin),   Cyrus Dastur (violin),   Laura Sussman (viola),   Thomas Lin, Jr. (cello),   Michael McNorvell (cello),   Brooke Howard (bass).

    Congratulations to all the Revere students, faculty and parents that contributed to Revere doing the most recycling and diversion in our Supervisorial District for the 2nd year in a row! The Board of Supervisors will have a Proclamation Presentation on Tuesday February 15th. Generation Earth will transport 5 students and teachers Angel Honda and Mer Mer Chen to the presentation.