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News, Schools, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:11 pm

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

The Marlborough School

News, Courts, Schools

Student-Teacher Sex Case Against Santa Monica English Teacher at Marlborough School Admits Psych. Report

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 1:20 pm

A judge ruled today that defense attorneys can review the psychiatric records of a young woman who alleges a former English teacher from Santa Monica at a Hancock Park all-girls school sexually abused and impregnated her when she was a student.


News, Santa Monica, Schools, Smmusd, Equity Review

SMMUSD Equity Review Meeting Thursday

Posted Apr. 6, 2016, 11:05 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 4 pm in the Santa Monica High School cafeteria for a presentation on the district wide findings of the recent equity review.

Samo High's Awesome Car

News, Samohi, Schools, Science, Kids

SaMo High Drives Students to Electric Car Heights (Video)

Posted Mar. 18, 2016, 1:25 pm

Santa Monica High School's Awesome Electric Car.

Pali High

News, Schools, Lausd, Hate

Palisades High School Begins Healing Process After Hate-Speech Graffiti

Posted Mar. 16, 2016, 12:47 pm

Hours after Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin’s introduction of a motion to offer a $50,000 reward in the case of hate-speech graffiti found at Palisades Charter High School, two students of the school were arrested Tuesday, allegedly responsible for the vandalism.

Malibu Schools Drain $8 Million From SMMUSD In Legal Fees

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Schools, Smmusd

Malibu Schools Drain $8 Million From SMMUSD In Legal Fees

Posted Mar. 4, 2016, 10:04 am

Proponents of legal action against Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) rallied Tuesday night to gather information and garner further support on a federal law suit scheduled for May that has mounting monetary implications for the entire school district.

Santa Monica Kids Join 18,000 in Dance

News, Schools, Kids

Santa Monica Kids Join 18,000 in Dance

Posted Feb. 26, 2016, 9:59 am

Students from Crossroads Elementary joined more than 6,000 fifth grade students from across Los Angeles and more than 18,000 in total as part of the 46th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival with a simultaneous performance of a Hip-Hop dance on The Music Center Plaza.

Ben Ross Candidate in Presidential Scholars Race

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Schools

Samohi's Ben Ross Candidate in Presidential Scholars Race

Posted Feb. 24, 2016, 1:52 pm

Santa Monica High School’s (Samohi) Ben Ross has been named as one of 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates as part of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

News, Music, Schools, Grammys

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra

Posted Feb. 20, 2016, 12:50 pm

In a music video tribute to Kendrick Lamar, members of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO) joined musical forces with multi-instrumentalist and composer Sly5thAve to perform selections from Lamar’s most critically acclaimed project, “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

Pacifica vs. Albert Einstein Hit Famous Beach Courts

News, Sports, Schools

Pacifica vs. Albert Einstein Hit Famous Beach Courts

Posted Feb. 17, 2016, 10:46 am

Continuing an annual rivalry, Santa Monica schools took to the beach basketball courts recently in a close match that means much more to the players than the score.

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.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

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.

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