What’s New at Verbum Dei in 2016?

The end of the 1st Quarter is just around the corner and yet school really has just started.  Here’s what you might have missed in the last several weeks.

Office Furniture Donation 

A major tax and audit firm, KPMG, consolidated their Beverly Hills Office to downtown LA.  Thanks to their generosity, Verb was the recipient of three truckloads of desks, chairs, modular offices and other furniture valued anywhere from $10 – 20 K.  This equipment helped us to upgrade 10 office spaces and renovate our faculty/staff lounge.

Film Project

From August 27 – 30, the Divide & Conquer Production Company rented the Verb Gym and Team Room to film a short basketball movie.  While over 50 members of their cast and crew, including former Laker Rick Fox, walked the allowed halls of Verb, the school earned an unexpected $12,000.

New Food Service on Campus

Looking to the needs of a growing campus, Bevaris Alliance was selected as the new food service vendor at Verbum Dei.  Bevaris serves 40 schools around the Archdiocese and coincidentally, is also starting at our sister school, St. Mary’s, this year as well.  Junior McFarland and team served the school for 15 years and we wish him well in his new adventures.  Key elements involved in the decision include legal and insurance requirements, proof of “worker’s comp” for vendor employees, variety of food selections and pre-purchase, card-based payment methods.  In October, you will be able to purchase gift cards that your son can use to purchase food at the Verb Café

New Marquee and Digital Signage 

By the middle of October, a new full color digital Marquee will replace the outdoor sign posted by the vehicle entrance into Verbum Dei.  Soon you will be able to get up to the minute information as you drive into or by the campus.  On top of that, a scrolling digital sign will be installed in senior square so that students and guests can enjoy the latest news or stay informed on clubs and activities, sporting events and schedule changes.

As the Operations team continues to create a friendly, safe, and clean environment that inspires creativity and learning, we hope your son finds academic achievement and excellence in all his endeavors.


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