Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:30 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District honored 17 teachers on Feb. 19 who have received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for the 2014-15 academic year.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:34 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is inviting all parents to participate in a 10-minute online Homework Survey now available on the SMMUSD website at http://bit.ly/17hKs2d.
Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 10:03 am
Parents and educators are invited to a free Growth Mindset Webinar this Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 pm on Raising Student Achievement by Promoting Adaptive Beliefs: Framing praise, feedback, and encouragement to promote engagement and resilience.
Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:43 am
Dear Editor, We, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Health and Safety District Advisory Committee, strongly support the school district’s efforts in educating the public regarding the importance of vaccination given the recent cases of Measles we’ve seen in the district.
Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 9:28 am
The third in a series of webinars hosted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6 pm.
Posted Feb. 4, 2015, 9:30 am
The Westside Impact Project, an LA County-funded initiative started in 2013 to lower Santa Monica’s rates of underage drinking, said Tuesday latest data reveal gaps in the quantity and frequency of alcohol use among Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students as compared to LAUSD students, as well as compared to other major California school districts, including Santa Barbara and San Francisco.
Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:22 am
Maintaining mental health during childhood implies a series of vital achievements, such as healthy social development and effective coping skills that lead to functionality at home, in school, and within a community.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 8:43 am
As a follow up to a communication you received last week from your school nurse regarding the importance of immunizations, I want to follow up with you on the concern of measles in our communities.
Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:15 am
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified's middle and high school students will showcase their work at the District’s annual visual art show this week at Roberts Arts Gallery.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:02 am
A Santa Monica High School freshman baseball coach has been diagnosed with measles, but it is unlikely any of the coach’s players have caught the highly contagious virus, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:49 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is encouraging parents to have their students immunized against preventable diseases, such as pertussis and measles, currently on the rise in Southern California.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) announced last week that it has received a major bequest of over $450,000 from a local community supporter, making it one of the largest in the Foundation's 33-year history.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 9:15 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has a new Director of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation following Thursday night's Board of Education meeting.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 1:06 pm
Ralph Mechur has returned to his position on the Santa Monica-Malibu School District Board of Education just a little more than 10 weeks after placing fifth and losing his seat at the November 2014 election.
Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:57 am
A District-wide survey of parents in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District elicited a strong response from participants and garnered across-the-board high marks for the District's performance on a wide range of parent engagement topics.
Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:59 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 4 pm at the district office, which is located at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 28, 2014, 9:42 am
Fifth-grade students from each of the 11 Santa Monica-Malibu elementary schools danced their hearts out, with their peers, parents, teachers and principals cheering, at the first-ever Ballroom Madness Competition on Friday, Dec. 19.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:33 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has met Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s challenge to raise $100,000 by Dec. 31 and has secured a $100,000 matching gift from the Malibu-based company.
Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:25 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education on Dec. 12 approved the appointment Gail Pinsker as the new Community and Public Relations Officer, effective Jan. 12, 2015.
Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:22 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Child Development Services (CDS) Department, which oversees the district’s preschool programs, has announced that it has a new logo.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 10:11 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education elected Laurie Lieberman to serve as Board President and Dr. Jose Escarce to serve as Board Vice President at is annual reorganization meeting on Thursday night.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:19 am
The four recently elected Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education members were sworn into office Tuesday evening with two new faces to the educational body keen to stir the pot.
Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:57 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be hosting a series of LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Webinars to solicit input from parents, students, staff and community members.
Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 9:03 am
Students at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School in Malibu are in for a theatrical treat this Friday, Dec. 5 when Story Pirates, a performance art organization promoting literacy and creativity, will visit the school to act out student-written stories.
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:49 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Board of Education will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board that was created when Ben Allen was elected to the 26th District state senate seat at the Nov. 4 election.