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SMMUSD: Why Hasn't Stairway to the Stars been Cancelled due to Norovirus?

Last night was the first of three Stairway of the Stars concerts, this one featuring Orchestra. Nearly 1,000 students from all schools in Malibu and Santa Monica participate combined. The Guest...

 
 By Josiah Begin    Schools    March 15, 2017

Reinventing the Classroom

A science teacher at a junior high school in Alberta recently found his way to the stage of a TEDx event. His purpose for being there is a subject that seems to have slipped through the cracks for...

 

Norovirus Cancels Open House at Santa Monica High School Thursday Night

Back to school night has been cancelled at Santa Monica high school. This in a robo-call some parents of children at SamoHi received Monday night, March 6, 2017. Open House had been scheduled for...

 

Music Teachers: New, Online, International Competition for Wind Ensembles and Orchestras

Ictus Music, Inc. has announced an innovative online competition titled the "Ictus International Music Competition" that is open to wind ensembles and orchestras at five different levels: middle...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Schools    March 7, 2017

Platte Library in Wisconsin Referencing the Epic Oscar Fail by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty

Someone at the Platte, Wisconsin Public Library has an eye on the Oscars and a sense of humor. Not bad for an account with less than 200 followers, but 1000 likes! Lulu in La La Land, Oops! Midnight...

 

500+ Music Schools to Offer Free Music Lesson for Teach Music America Week - March 20-26

This year, over 500 music schools from 47 states will participate in the third annual Teach Music America Week by offering a complimentary music lesson to new students. Teach Music America Week was...

 

The States Where Teachers Make the Most (and Least) Amount of Money

Teachers in states like Alaska and New York are being paid on average almost double the salaries of their peers in Mississippi and Oklahoma, according to a study just released by GOBankingRates. The...

 

Cinemagic: Making Music And Making A Difference At Hamilton High School.

Today talented musical youth representing 19 different schools from Northern Ireland, Ireland and USA came together at Hamilton High School to record a very special Cinemagic Song which will be...

 
 By SMMUSD    Schools    February 12, 2017

SMMUSD Updates Norovirus Alert, John Adams Middle School Closure

Dear Rogers, Grant, Edison, Muir, SMASH and Samohi families, As you may be aware, we closed John Adams Middle School on Friday to help control the spread of a gastrointestinal illness, possibly...

 

SMC and UCLA Partner on Integrated Teacher Preparation Program

Santa Monica College (SMC) has been selected to participate in a four-year Integrated Teacher Preparation Program in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A grant from...

 

Santa Monica High School Lockdown Lifted, Police Searching for Criminal at Lincoln/Pico

An SMMUSD robocall informed parents Monday afternoon, that Santa Monica High School was on Lockdown as the Santa Monica Police Department searches for a Robbery suspect. The lockdown began at 1 pm...

 

March of Dimes Celebrates President FDR's Birthday and New Leadership

On January 30, the March of Dimes honors the birth and accomplishments of its founder, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), as it welcomes the new leadership of Stacey D. Stewart, only the fifth...

 
 By SMMUSD    Schools    February 1, 2017

SMMUSD Sends Bulletin Warning of Suspicious Man in a Car Near John Adams Middle School

Good evening SMMUSD families of Samohi, JAMS, Grant and Rogers students, We were notified today (Sunday afternoon) that a police report was filed by a young woman who encountered a man while walking...

 

Tiffany Trump Set to Enroll at Harvard Law School in September

Tiffany Trump, the 23-year-old daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, toured Harvard Law School on Tuesday. A number of students at the country's largest, oldest and most prestigious law school...

 

University High/Pepperdine's Coach Richard Kampmann Said to be Near Death at 92

Update: Coach Kampmann's Memorial is set for Feb. 4, 2017 at 11 am at University High School's Stivelman Theater. Coach Richard Kampmann, University High School's beloved track and cross country...

 
 By SMMUSD    Schools    January 17, 2017

SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati: Santa Monica's Ambassador to the Outside World

Dear Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District students, staff, parents and communities: I am humbled and delighted to join you as your superintendent. I have great respect and appreciation for the...

 

SMMUSD Embargoes Pizza Slices, Chicken Sandwiches and Burritos

As of the beginning of 2017, junk snacks are history at Santa Monica schools. SMMUSD will also ban Pizza slices, Chicken Sandwiches and Burritos, unless they are part of a lunch with several items....

 
 By SMMUSD    Schools    December 25, 2016

Samohi to Spray Pesticide in Classroom Buildings for Fleas During Winter Break

Update, 12/15: "We are postponing the planned pesticide treatment at Samohi that had been scheduled for tomorrow morning," says an SMMUSD release. "The treatment will occur during winter break. We wil...

 

Santa Monica College Police Effort to Benefit Families of Veterans, Foster Youth

Raising money to support cancer research, collecting clothing and toiletries for foster children, and collaborating on a new play may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about...

 

Minecraft Python Temple Online Coding Course Launched by BrainStorm STEM Education

BrainStorm STEM Education, a tech-based academy for children in Irvine, is making programming available to all via their newly launched online course. Combining a Minecraft Adventure game with educati...

 

Antonio Shelton Raps with SamoHi Students About the Election of President Donald Trump

Politico.com calls the election of Donald Trump Tuesday night "the biggest political upset in US History." Santa Monica residents and others reacted with surprise, since after all, Democratic Nominee...

 

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Appoints New Superintendent

SMMUSD Press Release: Dr. Ben Drati comes to SMMUSD from the Santa Barbara Unified School District where he has served as the assistant superintendent of secondary education since 2012. In this assign...

 

Seeking Votes for $345M Bond Measure, SMC Expands Adult Learners

Editors note: This is an official SMC press release. SMC has a controversial $345 million bond measure on the Nov. 8th ballot, and has recently admitted only 4% of its 33,000 students, are Santa Monic...

 

Santa Monica College Finally Commits Itself to Accepting More Local Students

Santa Monica College just announced priority enrollment at SMC for Santa Monica and Malibu residents and local graduates, effective the winter semester which commences Jan. 3, 2017. This is probably...

 

Santa Monica High Creepy Clowns are Creepier than Culver City High's, 6 to Nothing.

In his first e mail to parents, Santa Monica High School's new principal Antonio Shelton warned about Creepy Clowns. No, seriously. We can't make up stuff like this. Here's the text of the letter: A...

 

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