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Willow Bay.

News, Education, Usc

Willow Bay To Receive Los Angeles Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:11 am

Willow Bay, director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, will receive the Los Angeles Press Club's highest honor, the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, today.

Gregory Hogrebe’s career goal is to secure a criminalist position and specialize in firearms examination.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department Forensic Investigator Hones His CSI Skills At Cal State L.A.

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am

Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.

Olympic High School celebrated the graduation of its 36 seniors at a ceremony June 3 at Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd, Olympic High School

18 Olympic High School Graduates Awarded Scholarships At Graduation Ceremony

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

Olympic High School celebrated the graduation of its 36 seniors at a ceremony June 3 at Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Health, Education, Politics

Mandatory Vaccination Bill By State Senator Ben Allen Approved By Assembly

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:17 am

A bill co-sponsored by a Santa Monica legislator that would require almost all school children in California to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles and whooping cough was approved Thursday by the Assembly, putting it a step closer to the governor's desk.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Of Education Accepting Applications For District Advisory Committees

Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:48 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education is currently accepting applications for openings on its district advisory committees (DACs).

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Meeting To Begin One Hour Later Than Normal On Wednesday

Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 9:47 am

The public portion of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, will begin at 6:30 pm, instead of 5:30 pm.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education

UC Regents: Define Anti-Semitism Or Enable It

Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:12 am

Top University of California officials including President Janet Napolitano and several campus chancellors publicly deplore the way activists pushing UC to boycott Israel seemed to spawn outright anti-Semitic actions and outcries over the last few months.

 Pam Kazee.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Pamela Kazee Appointed New SMMUSD Director Of Special Education

Posted Jun. 15, 2015, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has a new director of special education. The Board of Education appointed Pamela Kazee at its June 11 meeting.

Do you have a Letter to the Editor? Email editor@smmirror.com.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Education

Letter To The Editor: Kudos To The Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation

Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:45 am

Dear Editor, As a long-time supporter of our local public schools, I have followed with great interest the recent successes of the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation.

In order to encourage seventh-graders at Lincoln Middle School to reflect on important decisions in their academic and personal futures, 350 students participated in interviews with professionals and community members on the theme, “What is a Worthwhile Life?” on May 27.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Seventh-Graders Connect Year-Long Learning, Engage In Thematic Interviews

Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:41 am

In order to encourage seventh-graders at Lincoln Middle School to reflect on important decisions in their academic and personal futures, 350 students participated in interviews with professionals and community members on the theme, “What is a Worthwhile Life?”

Sports, Santa Monica, Education

SMMEF Named Official Charity Partner Of Santa Monica Classic 5/10K Event

Posted Jun. 6, 2015, 9:41 am

LA MARATHON LLC, host of the Santa Monica Classic, has named the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) as the Official Charity Partner of the annual 5K/10K event, held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Santa Monica College received final approval today from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors for its Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, which will be housed in its expanded design and media campus on Stewart Street in Santa Monica, California.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Santa Monica College Secures Final Approval For Bachelor's Degree In Interaction Design

Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:56 am

Santa Monica College has received final approval from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to be part of a landmark pilot program allowing it to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Letter: Call To Action To Support SMMEF, Enriched Curriculum At Santa Monica Schools

Posted May. 10, 2015, 9:33 am

Dear Editor: Thanks to the district-wide fundraising by Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF), John Muir students and teachers have a breath of fresh air at our school: Classrooms are now staffed by Teacher and Aide; Teachers receive on-going professional training; and students receive specialized support in reading.

More than 1,500 people attended the 2015 Pier Party on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Pier Party Raises $125,000 For Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation

Posted May. 6, 2015, 10:16 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has announced that Pier Party, its largest annual community fundraising event, raised $125,000 on Sunday.

Underage Parties: Event To Give Parents Glimpse.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Underage Parties: Santa Monica Mock Party Saturday To Give Parents Glimpse

Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 9:18 am

Local parents are invited to an event Saturday intended to educate about the current realities of underage drinking and drug use at house parties. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) and City of Santa Monica and hosted by CLARE Foundation, the Westside Impact Project and Straight Up Reality Improv, in conjunction with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), the #ItsTooEasy Reality Party is a mock high school party where parents and other adults will get a glimpse into what can really go on at underage get-togethers.

Kabbalah Centre of Santa Monica is located at 1221 2nd Street – Suite 100.

News, Santa Monica, Education

The Kabbalah Centre Opens In Santa Monica To Teach Expanding Consciousness

Posted Apr. 23, 2015, 9:23 am

The Kabbalah Centre teachers Kabbalah all over the world as a way of expanding consciousness. It has been translating ancient texts and making this wisdom available since 1922.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd, Smmef

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Electric Bike Winner Drawing Wednesday

Posted Apr. 13, 2015, 9:48 am

In a unique community collaboration, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has partnered with Pedego Santa Monica and TREATS Frozen Yogurt and Dessert Bar to encourage donations supporting innovative programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools.

In a Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 survey of college students, 36 percent reported they participated in binge drinking. Other estimates range to almost double that figure.

News, Health, Education

Spring Break Is Here: That Means College Binge Drinking Increases

Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 8:59 am

More than half of the teenagers in the United States have tried alcohol. With spring break in full swing, this situation is particularly troubling because so many young people end up binge drinking.

Every day, sixth- through eighth-graders (Shirley Tarpley’s sixth-graders pictured here with Yes! for Schools lead Justin McGurrin) at John Adams Middle School take a moment to stop, breathe and practice presence through the Mindfulness Program, which is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Education, John Adams Middle School

John Adams Middle School Mindfulness Program Seeks To Enhance School Climate

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:19 am

Did you know the sixth- through eighth-graders at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school participate in a Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the SMMUSD’s initiative to enhance school climate at all sites.

Students, including third-graders pictured here, at John Muir Elementary have embarked on a unique, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program developed in partnership with Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and The Exploratory.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

New STEM Series Launches At John Muir Elementary

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:52 am

Whether they're conducting interviews of school employees to address a school system issue, analyzing turtles and owls to figure out how to keep bicyclists safe or developing a video game to encourage peers to live a healthy lifestyle, students at John Muir Elementary have embarked on a unique, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program developed by a local District partner, The Exploratory.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

100 Days Left For SMMUSD To Reach Annual Fundraising Goal

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:28 am

In August 2014, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) asked the community to do something extraordinary – raise $4 million dollars annually to fund innovative education and enrichment programs for all children in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools.

Brenton Spies, from the UCLA Department of Ecology and Biology, and Peter Shellenbarger, Water Resources Manager for Heal the Bay, speak in front of Santa Monica High juniors on Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Juniors Participate In Career Day

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:05 am

About 160 professionals shared career insights with Santa Monica High School's junior class (all 740 Samohi juniors) during 2015 Career Day on Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Non Profits

Fundraising For Non-Profits Course Begins In April At Santa Monica College

Posted Mar. 19, 2015, 9:18 am

How do you get people to say ‘yes’ when asking them to donate? This is the topic of a new course being offered through Santa Monica College Community Education, Bundy Campus, beginning April 22.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

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.

News, Santa Monica, Education, St. Monica High School

St. Monica High School Students Participate In Disney Youth Education Series

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:30 am

St. Monica Catholic High School students from Santa Monica used the Disneyland Resort as a classroom on Feb. 19 when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Creating a Leadership Legacy” at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim.

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