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Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Olympic High School

PCB Inspection & Sampling Reports For Samohi, Olympic High Released

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:21 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is planning improvements to both Santa Monica High School (Samohi) and Olympic High School and has released the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) inspection and sampling reports for materials that will be removed during the planned demolition and modernization on both campuses.

Julie Markussen.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Two New House Principals Start Work At Santa Monica High School

Posted Jul. 20, 2015, 9:47 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointments of two new Santa Monica High School house principals at its July 15 regular meeting. Julie Markussen and Steve Sharmokh began in their new roles effective July 16.

Santa Monica High School celebrated the graduation of its 678 seniors on June 4.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Honors Senior Class Of 2015 At Grad Night

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:33 am

Santa Monica High School celebrated the graduation of its 678 seniors earlier this month during its “Greekin’ the Nite Away” Grad Night on June 4.

Santa Monica High students from the 1960s pose at the 2014 All-Class Reunion Picnic.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Annual Samohi All-Class Reunion Picnic Returns This Saturday

Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 9:50 am

The Santa Monica High School Alumni Association’s 26th Annual All-Class Picnic will be held this Saturday, June 13 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Quad at Santa Monica High School. Admission is free and all Samohi graduates are welcome.

Competing team members are from left to right, Samohi ASB President 2016 Dean Chien, Team Captain George Poon, Celeste Bleiberg, Jackie Osaki, and Coach Ingo Gaida.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Academic Decathlon Team Finishes In Top Third At Quiz Bowl

Posted Jun. 8, 2015, 9:56 am

Santa Monica High School's Academic Decathlon Team finished at the top third out of 272 high schools nationwide at the High School National Academic Quiz Bowl in Chicago on May 31 after reaching the national tournament playoffs that Sunday.

Assistance League members presented scholarships to high school students last month.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Presents Scholarships To High School Students

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 10:55 am

Assistance League of Santa Monica has a scholarship program with Santa Monica-Malibu and Olympic High Schools.

Three Santa Monica High School juniors – Brian Stewart, Claire Rawson-Dannenbaum, pictured here, and Matias Biraben – will embark on a complex mission to explore and measure rising sea levels this summer as part of a field study to evaluate how climate change is altering the nation’s coastlines after being selected for L.A. Ignite Fellowships.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Three Santa Monica Students Selected To Conduct Research On Climate Change

Posted May. 29, 2015, 9:29 am

Three Santa Monica High School juniors will embark on a complex mission to explore and measure rising sea levels this summer as part of a field study to evaluate how climate change is altering the nation’s coastlines.

Crosswalks near Santa Monica High School will be among the improvements for pedestrian safety thanks to a large grant.

News, City Council, Samohi, Santa Monica

Grant Received For Santa Monica High Pedestrian Improvements

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:40 am

Construction will begin soon on an approximately $1 million project that will improve the intersections, crosswalks, streets, signage, and bikeways around Santa Monica High School.

Santa Monica High School freshman Leo Castillo died at a hospital of injuries he suffered about 9 pm Sunday at 26th Street and Olympic Boulevard.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

GoFundMe Fundraiser Created For Family Of Samohi Teen Killed Sunday

Posted May. 13, 2015, 9:54 am

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the family of Santa Monica High freshman Leo Castillo who was killed Sunday night in a tragic accident.

Senior Carly Condon pumping up the girls pre-game.

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Samohi Lady Vikings Defeat Ocean League Newcomer El Segundo

Posted Apr. 29, 2015, 10:09 am

The Santa Monica High Varsity Softball team continued their streak of consecutive League wins Tuesday with a 4-2 victory against incomer to the Ocean League, El Segundo.

Best-selling YA authors and co-organizers Melissa de la Cruz  and Margaret Stohl.

Samohi, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Teen Dream: Santa Monica YA Book Festival Debuts April 11

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica’s own literary version of Coachella, YALLWest, will make its debut as the city’s first Young Adult book festival on April 11 and 12.

Cody Williams was instantly paralyzed during a tackle playing football for Santa Monica High School in 2009. The now 21-year-old is going after a new kind of wheels other than his wheelchair: a pickup truck.

News, Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Paralyzed Santa Monica High Alumnus Sets Sights On His First Set Of Wheels

Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 9:06 am

Cody Williams’ body tells his story better than anyone can. There’s the jagged spinal cord injury ribbon on his right bicep. Above that is a protruding Samoan warrior in a football helmet, wielding an axe. There’s the signature of his mother’s name, Stacy, and words like “Strength,” “No Days Off” and “What Doesn’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger.”

Team Marine members Zoe Parcells, Martin Liu, and Kimberly Fuentes were awarded first place out of 16 teams in the Environmental Management category at the Los Angeles County Science Fair on Saturday and will now advance to the state fair.

News, Samohi, Environment, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Students Win First Place At LA County Science Fair

Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 9:04 am

Bending down to pick up a final cigarette butt on the side of the road, three Santa Monica High School students end an afternoon’s worth of cigarette counting and collection. Samohi Team Marine members Martin Liu, Kimberly Fuentes, and Zoe Parcells went through this ritual for one day a week for 16 weeks last year.

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News, Samohi, Santa Monica

PCB Sampling Taking Place At Santa Monica & Olympic High Over Spring Break

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:52 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has begun sampling building materials for PCBs at the technology building at Santa Monica High School, prior to planned demolition, and in all four buildings at Olympic High School, prior to planned renovation.

Samohi Jr. Varsity Softball team pose for a picture after a winning scrimmage played in South Torrance on Saturday. They will host their official game at Memorial Park this Saturday in a double header with South Torrance starting at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

News, Sports, Samohi, Softball

Kidney Failure Survivor, 15, Makes Santa Monica High Jr. Varsity Softball Team

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:32 am

After suffering in illness at the age of 12, Marisol Solano was suffering from Anca Glomerulonephritis (kidney failure) and had to go through three rounds of chemotherapy. She is now stable condition at the age of 15 and has made the Jr. Varsity Softball Team at Santa Monica High School.

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News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High School Career Day 2015 Arrives

Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 10:00 am

About 160 professionals will share career insights with Santa Monica High School junior class (all 740 Samohi juniors) during 2015 Career Day today, March 17.

Students of the Jazz Band 1 at Santa Monica High School warm up ahead of one of the longest-running jazz festivals in the region, the Western States Jazz Festival, at Upland High School on Feb. 28, where they earned a score of 84 in the competition’s highest division and a total of six outstanding soloists awards.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Samoho

Santa Monica High’s Jazz Bands Hit A High Note At Western States Jazz Festival

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:41 am

Students of the jazz program at Santa Monica High School ended February by showcasing their talents at one of the longest-running jazz festivals in the region, the 42nd Annual Western States Jazz Festival at Upland High School.

Santa Monica High’s Virtual Business Plan earns first place at a Simulated Trade Show.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High’s Virtual Business Plan Earns First Place At Simulated Trade Show

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:30 am

It's all business for the students of Regional Occupation Program’s Virtual Enterprise class at Santa Monica High School. In an innovative new venture, students developed a product line, made all management decisions including electing a chief executive officer and deciding a salary, and created a business plan to pitch at a simulated trade show in Long Beach, where they won first place.

Santa Monica High School athlete Marcel Espinoza leaves the other runners in his dust as he wins the 300 meter California State Championship breaking all state and school records.

News, Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Running

Santa Monica High Runner Marcel Espinoza Smashes 300 Meter Record

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 9:24 am

Santa Monica High School Track Team sent some of its talented runners over the weekend of Feb. 15/16 to participate in the prestigious California State High School Invitational Indoor Championships held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

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News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Quarantine Ends For 14 Infants At Santa Monica High Day Care Following Measles

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:34 am

Fourteen infants who were exposed to a baby that was diagnosed with measles at a Santa Monica High School day care center will be allowed to return to the facility Monday, ending a 21-day incubation period to ensure they were not infected with the disease.

The 66th annual Stairway of Stars choir concert returns at Barnum Hall tonight. A band concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 while an orchestra concert will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

66th Annual Stairway Of The Stars Returns Tonight At Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Police Department

Video Emerges Of Santa Monica High Brawl With Visiting Beverly High Students

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 10:15 am

Video has emerged of brawl following the Santa Monica High School boys varsity basketball game against Beverly Hills High School on Friday, Jan. 23.

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News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Samohi Infant Toddler Center Reopens After Measles Case Shut It Down Monday

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 12:30 pm

A Santa Monica High School day care center that was shuttered after an infant at the facility contracted measles reopened today, but only for children with proof that they are not at risk of developing the disease.

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News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Officials: 14 Infants Exposed To Baby With Measles At Santa Monica High Day Care

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:01 am

More than a dozen infants enrolled at a Santa Monica day care center were quarantined Monday after a baby was confirmed to have contracted measles.

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News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica

Dozen Plus Infants Quarantined At Santa Monica High Infant Toddler Center

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

More than a dozen infants enrolled at a Santa Monica day care center were being quarantined today after a baby was confirmed to have contracted measles.

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