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.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment Dr. Mark Kelly as the new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services and Bertha Roman as the new Director of Educational Technology for 2014-15.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:31 am
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. earlier this month announced that it is challenging the Santa Monica and Malibu communities to raise funds to match its $100,000 contribution to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF).
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:29 am
For the first time in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District history, students at Roosevelt Elementary School are up to the challenge to reduce their lunchtime waste. They're kicking off their participation in Grades of Green's Trash-Free Lunch Challenge this Friday, now in its fourth year, with a "Prep Rally" to motivate and inspire students to make a positive impact on their environment.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:29 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:21 am
After weeks of learning rhythm and movement, acting and singing, and several mediums of visual arts, students in transitional kindergarten through second grade at five Santa Monica-Malibu Unified elementary schools will showcase what they’ve learned in a special "informance," an integrative learning experience for both parents and their children.
Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
With thousands of provisional votes now part of the official count from the Nov. 4 election, it appears that all local results will hold in the races for Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am
Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?