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Superintendent Ben Drati to Leave SMMUSD and become Bellflower Schools Superintendent.

A memo has been sent to SMMUSD staff, Dr. Drati was appointed as the superintendent for Bellflower School District on 11/17/22. He is expected to be in that office in January. Consequently he is...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    October 31, 2022

SMMUSD Ordered to Pay $45 Million to Special Need Twins in Abuse Case

A jury has ordered the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to pay $45 million to the family of autistic twins who "were physically abused and restrained by an aide" at their elementary school...

 

Parents Rally at SMMUSD HQ in Santa Monica, to Protest the Sudden Closure of John Muir Elementary School due to Mold

10/6/22: Parents met at SMMUSD headquarters, to protest the sudden closure of John Muir Elementary school due to mold. John Muir was abruptly closed following the District's announcement that toxic...

 

Police Break Up Another Fight at Santa Monica High School Monday Sept. 19. Student hospitalized as a result of injuries.

A fight on Monday September 19th apparently broke out among students at Santa Monica high school. Police were called, and a couple of fire engines were reportedly also present. After we posted this...

 

Study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, or Turkish through National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Alexander Levin of Santa Monica studied Chinese (Mandarin) for six weeks through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI‐Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship. NSLI‐Y is a...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    August 17, 2022

SMMUSD Wants Students to Take Antigen Tests Before Returning to School

Officials from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School are urging students this week to take antigen tests prior to the start of the new school year to “ensure everyone is Covid-19 free upon their...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    August 3, 2022

SMMUSD Board Ratifies New Agreement With Teachers' Union

Teachers, nurses and management personnel in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have received a pay raise. Classified employees are also in line for a hike in salary. The local School...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    July 22, 2022

Two Santa Monica College Students and One Alum Selected for Station1 Frontiers Fellowship

The nonprofit Station1-founded by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016-has selected two Santa Monica College (SMC) students and one SMC alum for its Station1...

 
 By Morgan Genser    Schools    May 27, 2022

SAMO Softball Loss to Indio High School 7-4, Ends Samo Season with a Record of 15 wins and 10 losses

Left Senior Samantha Gonzalez from the Santa Monica High School girls varsity softball team steps on the edge of 3rd base while Victoria Huerta from Indio High School slide into the base in an attempt...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Schools    May 23, 2022

Santa Monica High School Teacher and Coach Debbie Skaggs Receives Award

5.17.22: Physical education Teacher and former SamoHi Softball Coach Debbie Skaggs was presented with a Konolds Principal's award on Tuesday. The award was presented by Dr. Anthony Shelton, principal...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Schools    April 9, 2022

California's 8th Graders Can Only Do Math at a 5th Grade Level According to Standardized Tests

April 6, 2022 - A new analysis of state standardized testing reveals that the 2021 math scores of California's eighth graders were on the level expected of fifth graders. According to the analysis by...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    April 5, 2022

SMMUSD Wants to "Preserve Tradition" of Electing At-Large School Board Members

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and City of Santa Monica have filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization County Committee, challenging...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    December 6, 2021

SMMUSD Now Offering Free Online Tutoring Service to Students

A free, online tutoring service is now available to students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District SMMUSD announced this week announced it will continue its partnership with Paper, a...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    November 5, 2021

SMC Picked to Compete for Prize Recognizing College Excellence

SMC was among 150 institutions selected by the Aspen Institute this week to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, a recognition of high achievement and performance a...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    October 31, 2021

SMMUSD Board Delays Action on Vaccine Mandate

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is apparently waffling about a proposal to mandate vaccines for all eligible students. The SMMUSD Board of Education met last Thursday to discuss a...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    October 29, 2021

SMMUSD to Present Environmental Impact Report for Malibu Middle and High School Project

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the findings of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Malibu Middle and High School (MMHS) specific plan project at a virtual and...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    October 25, 2021

SMMUSD Now Offering Free Meals to All Students

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has announced it is participating in the federal program offering free meals to all public school students, regardless of their family's income. School...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    October 21, 2021

SMMUSD Ponders Vaccine Mandate for Eligible Students

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is on the verge of mandating vaccines for all eligible students. The local School Board will discuss a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all...

 

SM School District Superintendent warns students: 'No Covid tests, no more in-person instruction'

Roughly 85% of families in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have provided consent for weekly COVID-19 testing of their children, district officials announced yesterday. The remaining...

 

Curated Care Offers Vetted Options for After School Sitters, Date-night Sitters, Pod Teachers, and Tutors

CuratedCare.Com, an innovative NYC-based babysitting website that connects parents with a unique community of teachers and artists, is launching in Los Angeles. For five years, Curated Care has made...

 

St. Mark School in Venice - Focus on the Whole Child

St. Mark School in Venice is a gem of a Catholic school that fosters the development and education of the whole child while also providing opportunities to practice the faith through community...

 
 By Stan Greene    Schools    August 23, 2021

Wearing Masks, Excited Students Return to SMMUSD Campuses

Students in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District returned to class Thursday for the fall semester. They had to wear masks indoors and outdoors on campus but they were happy going back to...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    August 17, 2021

SMMUSD Students, Staff Required to Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly Covid Testing

All the students, teachers and staff at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors on campus and undergo weekly Covid testing when they return to s...

 

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Starts Aug. 19th

The SMMUSD has issued a press release, reaffirming that in class instruction will begin in Santa Monica and Malibu on August 19th, 2021. It is unclear whether or not masks will be required of...

 

Santa Monica Montessori School Now offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin or Spanish

This program will be offered as a part of the Montessori curriculum in our early childhood classrooms for children ages 3-6 years. Montessori discovered that children between the ages of 0-5 years...

 

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