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The 12th Annual Festival de Otoño will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1-5 pm at Edison Language Academy.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, School

What's Hot: Edison Language Academy To Host Festival De Otoño This Saturday

Posted Nov. 1, 2013, 9:11 am

The Edison Language Academy will celebrate the 12th Annual Festival de Otoño and Día De Los Muertos gallery in Santa Monica this Saturday afternoon.

Grant Elementary's Halloween Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, School

What's Hot: Halloween Fall Festival At Grant Elementary School This Saturday

Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:06 am

Grant Elementary School will be celebrating Halloween with its “Haunted Hallway!” this Saturday afternoon as part of its fall festival.

Participants at last year's Santa Monica 5000 that raised $47,000.

News, Sports, Santa Monica, School

Santa Monica 5000 Returns Sunday To Raise Funds For School Athletic Programs

Posted Oct. 5, 2012, 11:00 pm

The seventh annual Santa Monica 5000 returns to the streets of Santa Monica this Sunday, Oct. 7 in the name of raising money for local public school athletic programs that are face funding shortfalls.

Take care not to let your fervent wishes for your child’s success and happiness become yet another source of stress

News, Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education, School

Tips For Dealing With Back To School Stress

Posted Oct. 2, 2012, 4:10 am

As most children know -- not to mention their moms and dads -- “back to school” can be a time of excitement, yes, but also of daunting anxiety and exhausting stress. Across the country, and indeed the world, fall finds countless families buying new clothes and school supplies, while dialing back their alarm clocks to cope with the sudden avalanche of back-to-school activities and necessities.

Taking the time each morning to pack your child’s lunch will help them to maintain the energy and focus they need throughout the day.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, School

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: Back-To-School Immunity Boosters

Posted Aug. 19, 2012, 1:04 am

It’s back-to-school time again! Any parent who has sent a child off to school for a year of learning, growing, and exploring knows that they’re also in for a year of sneezes, coughs, and other afflictions of a low immune system.

News, School Board, School

Lincoln Middle School Physical Education Teacher Promoted To Assistant Principal

Posted Aug. 2, 2012, 1:13 am

Lincoln Middle School physical education teacher Sean Allstot will move into the assistant principal role while Jerry Block joins Malibu High as principal after working in the Oak Park Unified School District. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Board of Education approved the two appointments Wednesday night.

News, School Board, Santa Monica, School

SMMUSD Cuts $2.5 Million In Spending

Posted Jul. 6, 2012, 2:05 am

Governor Jerry Brown officially signed a new state budget on June 27. While that means there will not be a legislative standoff in Sacramento heading into California’s next fiscal year, the situation is a little more bleak in the accounting office of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), which announced it will cut about $2.5 million in spending for 2012-13.

Some of the students at Evergreen Community School “spying” at Lionsgate’s headquarters.

News, Business, School, Youth

Evergreen Children “Spy” On Lionsgate

Posted Mar. 4, 2012, 12:27 am

Apparently “it takes a village to raise a child,” and one local preschool is working really hard to establish such a village in Santa Monica. W...

John Cassese, aka The Dance Doctor, teaches students at Webster Middle School to dance.

Music, Santa Monica, School, Youth

The Dance Doctor Visits Webster Middle School

Posted Dec. 31, 2011, 12:57 am

About two dozen students at Webster Middle School received a special treat at their school on Dec. 14 when John Cassese, aka The Dance Doctor, gave...

From left: Senior Construction Manager Dan Barr, School Principal Eva Mayoral, Swinerton Construction Representative Teo, JAMS Alumni and Director of Facility Improvement Projects Stuart A. Sam, District Board Member Ralph Mechur, Measure BB Advisory committee members Bill Jepson,  Judith Meister, and David Kaplan, Architect Hank from Koning Eizenberg Architects, Architect Loretta Seles from osborn Architects, Architect Paul Miller from Koning Eizenberg Architects, and Construction Manager Dan Nickerson.

News, Santa Monica, School, John Adams Middle School

Groundbreaking Takes Place At Santa Monica's John Adams Middle School

Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 5:06 am

The groundbreaking ceremony at John Adams Middle School (JAMS) last Thursday, Nov. 17 marked the beginning of construction of the modernization pro...

News, School Board, Santa Monica, School

SMMUSD Seeks Intercultural Equity And Excellence District Advisory Committee Members

Posted Nov. 20, 2011, 1:12 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education reconstituted the Intercultural District Advisory Committee (DAC) at its Nov. 17...

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is currently exhibiting its most extensive educational public art program called “WallWorks: The Walls Have Eyes.” Pictured is SMMoA Director of Education Asuka Hisa (left) and Executive Director Elsa Longhauser.

Life And Arts, Museum, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Art, School, Youth

The Watchful Eye of SMMoA Keeps Art Creation In The Classroom

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 12:44 am

In 2001, the Santa Monica Museum of Art started to notice a trend it wanted to change – more and more local schools had begun to reduce or elimin...

Facing the playground is the second mural designed to promote cultural awareness and bully prevention education.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Art, School

Celebrating Diversity Through Art At Franklin Elementary

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 1:51 am

By Nancy Wu Franklin Elementary Parent At 8 a.m. last Sunday morning, the Franklin Elementary School's walls stood bare...

The completion of steel framing for the centerpiece Performing Arts and Leadership Center was celebrated today.

News, Santa Monica, Education, School

New Roads School Celebrates Milestone Of The Herb Alpert Educational Village

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 7:01 am

Santa Monica’s New Roads School celebrated a significant milestone in the creation of The Herb Alpert Educational Village on Friday morning. ...

Calendar, Holiday, School

Calvary Christian School’s 21st Annual Holiday Boutique Today

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 1:53 am

The largest boutique of its kind on the Westside, Calvary Christian School’s 21st Annual Holiday Boutique, will pulled out all stops today from 8...

It had been alleged that Santa Monica High School staff members intimidated victims and/or witnesses and destroyed evidence.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Police Department, School

Investigation Into SMMUSD Staff Finds No Misconduct Related To SaMoHi Hate Crime

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 4:05 am

A formal investigation into the May 4, 2011, possible hate crim...

News, City Council, Santa Monica, School

City Of Santa Monica, SMMUSD Partner To Open More Doors To Fitness

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 1:42 am

Sharing a strong commitment to meet the community’s recreational needs and pursuant to the Santa Monica High School Master Facilities Use Agreeme...

News, Santa Monica, Education, School

Hundreds Of Santa Monica Students Walk, Bike, Skate And Scoot To School

Posted Oct. 16, 2011, 1:58 am

Students of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District left their cars at home and walked, biked, skated, and scooted to school this past week...

SMMUSD board members discussed its stance on alcohol and drugs on campus on Sept. 8.  The discussion spawned from three 18-year-old SaMoHi seniors who were caught drinking alcohol in a bar during a school-sanctioned choir trip to Cambridge, England.

News, School Board, Health, Malibu, Santa Monica, School

SMMUSD School Board Discusses Its Stance On Drugs, Alcohol

Posted Sep. 20, 2011, 9:27 am

Drugs on school campuses and official policy is perhaps a debate that will never end, but the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) ...

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, School

New School Year Brings Gridlock To Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 6, 2011, 1:42 am

The Corsairs are back in school, and that means the community immediately surrounding Santa Monica College (SMC) will be inundated with pedestrians...

News, School Board, Samohi, Santa Monica, School

Mixed Results For Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Posted Sep. 4, 2011, 1:41 am

As students of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) resume yet another school year this month, they can boast their improved te...

A crowd of parents and children gather in the gym during the summer showcase at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday.

Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, School

Summer Showcase Celebrated At The Boys And Girls Club Of Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 1, 2011, 5:05 am

The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica held its annual summer showcase Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the conclusion of its summ...

From the statewide event, "Caravan for Kids" in 2005.  Created by then-CEPS Executive Board members Rochelle Fanali and Denny Zane and organized by CEPS Steering Committee members, the two-day rally was organized by CEP in partnership with California State PTA, to provide training and facilitation for parent and student groups throughout California.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Santa Monica-malibu School District (smmusd), School

Local School Advocates Celebrate Years of Work

Posted Aug. 8, 2011, 12:37 am

The Community For Excellent Public Schools (CEPS) has become a key player in K-12 public education in both Santa Monica and Malibu. Althoug...

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