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Michelle LaJoie

News, Schools, Students, Scholls

Samohi Student Michelle Lajoie Named Candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 12:23 pm

Michelle LaJoie, a graduating senior at Santa Monica High School, has been named one of more than 4,000 candidates in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Pacifica Students and the Wallet Project

News, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Schools, Innovations

Innovation Inspires Budding Student Entrepreneurs

Posted Jan. 20, 2016, 10:27 am

Students in Santa Monica are preparing to take on the entrepreneurial world with hands-on experience part of a new cooperative educational initiative that links youth with Silicon Beach leaders.

More than 22 Southern California schools participated In Grades of Green’s Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge.

Santa Monica, Education, Schools, Sustainability

Santa Monica Schools Compete in Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 10:27 am

When it comes to lunchtime trash, less is definitely more. That’s the lesson environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green taught students during the fifth annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge (TFLC) this year.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen, Santa Monica mayor Pam O’Connor, and Santa Monica Ford owner Ron Davis with Chamber staff and community members at the fundraiser test-drive day.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Schools

“Drive 4 UR School” Initiative Raises Funds For Santa Monica Chamber Foundation

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 9:39 am

Ford Motor Company has made the implausible possible through a win-win situation. Each year, Santa Monica community members have the opportunity to help contribute to worthy causes simply by test-driving a new vehicle at the Ford dealership on Lincoln Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Grant Elementary School Students To Star In Episode Of LA ArtZone

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 9:28 am

Grant Elementary School students who participated in this year’s Ballroom Madness will be highlighted in an episode of LA ArtZone, an arts and cultural show hosted by Los Angeles County public access Channel 36.

Santa Monica schools are competing in the LA County Trash-Free Lunch Challenge.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Three Santa Monica Schools Begin Trash-Free Lunch Challenge Today

Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 9:22 am

Three Santa Monica schools — Franklin Elementary, Grant Elementary, and McKinley Elementary — will participate in the third annual Trash-Free Lunch Challenge, an L.A. County contest that rewards schools for reducing lunchtime trash.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Schools

Santa Monica City Council Members Give Green Light To Approve Animated Signs Law

Posted Sep. 13, 2013, 9:28 am

Get ready to see a few more animated signs across Santa Monica, as council members logged a series of close votes Tuesday night effectively lifting the prohibition against such signs.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Schools

Santa Monica City Hall May Lift Animated Sign Ban For Safety, Schools

Posted Sep. 9, 2013, 9:16 am

Take a look around Santa Monica and you would be hard pressed to find an animated sign along any of the City’s streets. Under City law, such signs are prohibited. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Santa Monica’s elected panel might create an exception to the law in order to allow use of animated signs for public safety purposes, schools, and traffic circulation.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Schools, Smmusd

SMMUSD Welcomes New Directors Of Curriculum And Instruction

Posted Aug. 29, 2013, 8:24 am

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Ellen Edeburn and Irene Gonzalez-Castillo as the new Directors of Curriculum and Instruction.

News, School Board, Santa Monica, John Adams Middle School, Schools

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Welcomes New Principal, Assistant Principals

Posted Aug. 15, 2013, 8:25 am

One new principal and two new assistant principals have joined the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District following the Board of Education's nod of approval Wednesday night.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Santa Monica-Malibu Schools To Provide Free, Reduced-Price Meals

Posted Aug. 10, 2013, 9:24 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District earlier this week announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Echo Horizon School in Culver City has an integration of technology at its Apple Distinguished School.

Santa Monica, Education, Technology, Schools, Culver City

Echo Horizon School Pilots Two New Technology Programs

Posted Jul. 21, 2013, 8:52 am

Echo Horizon School has long been on the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology into the classroom learning environment, in order to nurture literacy, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

News, Santa Monica, Schools, Smmusd, Lincoln Middle School

New Principal At Webster, New Assistant Principals At Lincoln, Roosevelt Schools

Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 9:11 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment of three new administrators at its June 6 meeting.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Schools

Vistamar School To Welcome UCLA School Of Law Dean As Graduation Speaker

Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 9:07 am

Vistamar School will welcome Commencement Speaker Rachel Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law today, June 15.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Schools, Tom Elias

Don’t Let Preconceptions Decide School Funding

Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:51 am

When it comes to setting education funding policies for California, preconceived notions have long held at least as much sway as actual reality.

A parent and children paint a pole at Grand View Elementary on Saturday, April 28 during a Mormon Helping Hands service project.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Santa Monica Church Volunteers Beautify Westside School

Posted May. 2, 2013, 8:35 am

Nearly 300 volunteers from the Santa Monica Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with members of the surrounding community, came together to beautify Grand View Elementary School in the Westside neighborhood of Mar Vista on Saturday, April 27.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Schools

Edison Language Academy Recognized For Academic Achievement

Posted Apr. 24, 2013, 8:35 am

Edison Language Academy has been selected by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 871 public schools in California to receive the title of 2012 Honor Roll Star School, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced earlier this week.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

LA City Controller Wendy Gruel To Speak At Windward School Friday

Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:29 am

Los Angeles City Controller and Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel will speak to students, parents, and local residents at Windward School on Friday, April 26.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Schools

Vistamar Student To Join Stanford University’s Men’s Volleyball Program

Posted Apr. 15, 2013, 11:31 am

For the third year in a row, Vistamar School will have a student–athlete sign a Letter of Intent to join a Division I university athletic program.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Santa Monica Schools Log Car-Free Miles

Posted Apr. 10, 2013, 9:10 am

The City of Santa Monica has announced the March Car Free Contest results. Four Santa Monica schools participated in this friendly competition geared to making walking and biking to school a habit: John Adams Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, Will Rogers Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School.

John Muir Elementary School’s PTA has been hosting free monthly flea markets since 1990 to generate a constant revenue stream for the school’s educational programs.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Schools

What's Hot: John Muir Elementary School’s Final Flea Market This Saturday

Posted Apr. 5, 2013, 9:06 am

After 23 years of success and partnership with the community, this Saturday will be the final John Muir Elementary School Flea Market.

News, Santa Monica, Schools

Westside Neighborhood School Counts Down To Its Summer Program

Posted Apr. 4, 2013, 8:41 am

Westside Neighborhood School will partner with IVERBE camp from June 24-July 26, 2013 as a part of the WNS summer program.

John Muir Elementary School’s PTA will host its last free monthly flea markets next Saturday, April 6.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Schools

John Muir PTA Flea Market To Be Held For The Final Time This Saturday

Posted Apr. 4, 2013, 8:30 am

After 22 years, John Muir Elementary School’s PTA will host its final ever monthly Flea Market this Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 3 pm. Flea Market coordinator Jaime Greger said the volunteers of the Flea Market appreciate the years of support and loyalty the Santa Monica community has provided to the John Muir Elementary School.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica, John Adams Middle School, Schools, Lincoln Middle School

Santa Monica Students To Track Their "Car-Free" Miles Getting To School

Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 8:50 am

Four Santa Monica schools will participated in the City of Santa Monica’s Car(e) Free Campaign in March and April to encourage students to walk and bike to school each day.

Westboro Baptist Church has announced members will picket Santa Monica High School on Monday, Feb. 25.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Police Department, Schools

Anti-Gay Group Expected To Picket Santa Monica High School Monday Morning

Posted Feb. 24, 2013, 7:22 am

Controversial anti-gay group Westboro Baptist is expected to picket Santa Monica High School between 7 am and 8 am Monday morning.

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