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Malibu HS Fall Choir Concert
Thursday, October 11, 2018
MHS Auditorium

Samohi Orchestra Fall Fundraising Concert
Friday, October 12, 2018
Barnum Hall, 7:00pm

Samohi Choir Sweet Serenade Dinner Auction & Concert Saturday, October 13, 2018
Centennial Quad, 6-10pm
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Malibu HS Choir Cabaret
Friday, October 19, 2018
MHS Auditorium

Samohi Band Fall Concert
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Barnum Hall, 7-9pm

School Board Meetings

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Malibu City Hall, 5:30pm
Meeting Format: "A"
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
District Office, 5:30pm
Meeting Format: "B"
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SMMUSD Speical Education Workshop"My Kid Too" Special Education Workshop

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:45 - 9:30a.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Each workshop will consist of a presentation on an important topic related to special needs education in our community, such as IEP implementation, Transition, rights, school programs, and positive behavior support.
Download the flyer: English > I Español >

Samohi Tree Nursery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Samohi Students Grow Trees and Shrubs to be Planted on Campus

A unique project led by the Santa Monica High School gardening club will leave a permanent green footprint on campus when dozens of mature trees and shrubs are installed following the completion of the Discovery building. The Samohi Branching Out Tree Nursery will soon be home to 89 growing trees, mostly oaks, and more than 100 shrubs. Read More >

Message from Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati: Importance of Attendance

September 2018
Dear parents and guardians,
While September is Attendance Awareness Month, our district's pledge is to create a culture of showing up every day of every month. We know that achievement and student success are inextricably linked to attendance. The leadership and staff at SMMUSD are dedicated to ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of attendance. Read more here >

Message from Dr. Drati Re School Safety and Security

August 31, 2018
Dear SMMUSD staff, parents and community members,
On behalf of the school district, I want to say that it was an honor and pleasure working with your students in the 2017-18 school year. We are looking forward to another fruitful school year. We hope you had an opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved time with your loved ones over the summer break. I also want to welcome new families to the district and we look forward to serving your student.
The staff of SMMUSD uses the summer breaks to reflect on the experiences from previous years in an effort to improve for the following year. An area that has gained national attention that caused concern in our communities is school safety. We’ve had our share of incidents locally from an outbreak of norovirus, to extreme heat, to fires in the Los Angeles area. Fortunately, we have not had acts of extreme violence in our schools. Read more here> I Leer en Español>

SMMUSD Receives Highest Credit Rating from One Agency, an Upgrade from Another

Savings to Taxpayers could be near $10 million
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently had their 'Aaa' rating affirmed from Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") for the second consecutive year (the highest rating assigned by Moody's), and received an upgraded rating from S & P Global to 'AA+," on existing general obligation bonds. Taxpayers will save close to $10 million over the life of the bonds through lower borrowing costs associated with high ratings. Read more >

Local Funding Measures for 21st-Century Schools

Although some SMMUSD schools and classrooms have been modernized, many others have not, and there is more to do to support 21st-century learning and improve safety in all our neighborhood schools. In order to address these needs and provide maximum local control to Malibu and Santa Monica in determining the use of each community's funds, the District has created two School Facility Improvement Districts ("SFIDs") and placed two separate bond measures on the November 6, 2018 ballot for Santa Monica and Malibu voters to consider. Learn more . . .

SMMUSD School Board Approves Framework for Malibu Unification

Fifty-year revenue-sharing plan recommended
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved a framework for Malibu unification, with a 50-year revenue sharing plan, at a special board meeting held on March 20, 2018 in the district's boardroom in Santa Monica. Read more >
El Consejo Escolar de SMMUSD Aprueba el Sistema para la Unificación de Malibu >


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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
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