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News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Appoints Two New District Administrators

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.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Community Challenged To Raise Funds To Match $100,000 Contribution

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).

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Roosevelt Elementary School To Rally To Reduce Waste This Friday

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications

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.

Phoebe Benun (center), a second grader at Franklin Elementary, poses and smiles with her parents, Sue and Robert Benun, after Christina Garden's second grade class held a theatrical informance in front of parents on Nov. 13.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu 'Informances' Provide Interactive Learning

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.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Santa Monica Local Election Results Hold As Provisional Votes Tallied

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.

Malibu, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Politics

Letter To The Editor: Plea For Decency & Transparency Following SMMUSD Election

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?

Laurie Lieberman.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Official SMMUSD Board Of Education Election Result To Be Announced Dec. 2

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

While the results are still unofficial, two new faces including one from Malibu are likely to join the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Board of Education if the preliminary results hold following Tuesday’s election.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Of Education Shake-Up: Two New Faces Including One From Malibu

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 3:40 am

Voters who live in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District on Tuesday have likely re-elected board members Laurie Lieberman and Oscar de la Torre as well as two new faces: Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein and Craig Foster.

News, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Election 2014: Four Seats To Be Decided On Both SMMUSD Board & SMC Board

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:36 am

In the race for the four seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), there are three incumbents and four challengers with Nimish Patel not seeking reelection.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

4,000 Plus SMMUSD Students Walk, Bike & Roll To School For Bike It! Walk It! Week

Posted Nov. 2, 2014, 9:19 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff biked, scooted, skateboarded and walked to school for Bike It! Walk It! Week on October 7-10.

The Mirror endorses Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor, and Frank Gruber for City Council at Tuesday’s election to provide a diversity of voices and a balance of supporting business and smart growth.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd, Politics

The Mirror's Endorsements For 2014 Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD & SMC

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:41 am

The Mirror endorses incumbent Kevin McKeown, incumbent Pam O’Connor, and former Planning Commissioner Frank Gruber to provide a diversity of voices that will keep the council active while preventing a super-majority that leans far left or right.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Hosts LCAP Webinars To Solicit Input From Public

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 11:24 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.

The seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

SMMUSD, SMC Candidates Vie For Last Minute Votes

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:21 am

As part of Mirror Media Group’s election forum season, all candidates running for positions on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees met the public Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Main Library’s MLK Auditorium.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Last Chance To RSVP For Santa Monica Mirror Election Forums Oct. 21/22

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present election forums on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

The Mirror To Host City Council Forum Oct. 21, SMC/ SMMUSD Forum Oct. 22

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 10:06 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, along with the the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Santa Monica election forums on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD College Fair Returns Tuesday For District High School Students

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:28 am

Hundreds of students and parents are expected to attend the 28th annual Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District College Fair at Santa Monica High School this Tuesday, Oct. 14.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Malibu Middle School Student Suspended After Threats Against Students

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 8:57 am

An eighth-grader at Malibu Middle School was suspended for threats he allegedly made against other students, a sheriff's sergeant confirmed Tuesday.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Teachers, School Workers, Renters Join To Endorse SMMUSD Candidates

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:42 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association, Education Workers of SEIU Local 99, Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor are endorsing Ralph Mechur, Oscar de la Torre, Laurie Lieberman, and Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Special Education Satisfaction Survey Results Reveal Positive Reviews

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:43 am

A District-wide survey released by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is reporting that parents of students participating in Special Education programs are pleased with ongoing student improvement, teacher relationships and parent involvement opportunities.

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Santa Monica-Malibu Students, Staff Prepare For Bike It! Walk It! Week

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:29 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week next Monday through Friday, Oct. 7-10.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd

More Than 400 Santa Monica-Malibu Students Receive Scholar Awards

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:36 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has announced that more than 400 Advanced Placement (AP) students at Malibu High and Santa Monica High schools have received AP Scholar awards, according to data recently received from the College Board.

Mr. Donovan of Grant Elementary participates in the Grant Elementary School Charity Challenge on Sept. 12.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Grant Elementary Students Drench Teachers, Staff In Charity Challenge

Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:52 am

Not immune to the memorable awareness the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has brought to the charity, the Grant Elementary School Student Council recently came up with its own spin on the challenge in celebration of the first Spirit Day of the school year.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Meeting To Relocate To Santa Monica On Thursday, Oct. 2

Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:25 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2 will be relocated to the district office at 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica. The district said the change was due to construction scheduled for the Malibu City Council Chambers.

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