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2017-2018 News Releases

May 2018

May 4, 2018
Opening of New Lincoln Middle School Track and Field Celebrated
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 4, 2018
Ryan T. Bourke Appointed Will Rogers Learning Community Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 4, 2018
Isaac Burgess IV Appointed New Malibu Pathway Director
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 1, 2018
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee and Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 1, 2018
District Visual Arts Students Showcase Work at Annual Art Show
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 2018

April 26, 2018
Branching Out: Samohi Celebrates Arbor Day with New Tree Nursery
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 23, 2018
SMMUSD Sustainability Planning Workshop Scheduled
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 19, 2018
Message from Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati: Call to Action Walk-Out – April 20th

March 2018

March 23, 2018
Summer Adventure, Enrichment Program for Elementary and Middle School Students, Returns for 35th Year
Aventura de Verano, Programa de Enriquecimiento para Estudiantes de Escuela Primaria y Secundaria, Regresa por el Año 35º
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 22, 2018
SMMUSD School Board Approves Framework for Malibu Unification Fifty-year revenue-sharing plan recommended
El Consejo Escolar de SMMUSD Aprueba el Sistema para la Unificación de Malibu
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 16, 2018
School Board Holding Special, Two-part Meeting: March 20, 2018
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

March 14, 2018
Nationwide Walk-Out Activities -- A Message from the SMMUSD Superintendent


February 2018

February 28, 2018
69th Annual “Stairway of the Stars” Concerts Set for March
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 23, 2018
Board Resolution, Walk-outs and School Safety Plans -- A Message from the SMMUSD Superintendent

February 23, 2018
SMMUSD Supports Field on Civic Center Site
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 20, 2018
Reporting Campus Concerns – A Message from the SMMUSD Superintendent
Informando las Preocupaciones del Campus – Un Mensaje del Superintendente de SMMUSD

February 20, 2018
Nine teachers participate in national Early Career Leadership Fellow initiative

February 15, 2018
Florida Tragedy – A Message from the SMMUSD Superintendent - English
Florida Tragedy – A Message from the SMMUSD Superintendent - Spanish

February 15, 2018
Parent Info Sessions Planned for Grant Preschool
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 9, 2018
Earlier Start Time for Board of Education Open Session: February 15, 2018
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

February 5, 2018
New JAMS Performing Arts Complex Community Information Meeting
JAMS Cafeteria February 20, 2018, 6 - 8 pm

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


January 2018

January 29, 2018
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 26, 2018
Board of Education Accepting Applications for District Advisory Committee
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

January 19, 2018
Board to Call Special Meeting: January 23, 2018
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

January 18, 2018
Malibu High School Modernization Update: Management of Building Materials Underway
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 18, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing - energy services contract with Famand Inc.
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 17, 2018
Notice of Special Education Records Destruction
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 12, 2018
Earlier Start Time for Board of Education Closed Session and Later Start Time for Open Session: January 18, 2018
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

January 11, 2018
Enrolling New Year’s Kindergarteners in SMMUSD
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 11, 2018
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Purchasing
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 11, 2018
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Business & Fiscal Services
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 11, 2018
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Food Services
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


December 2017

December 15, 2017
SMMUSD Elects New School Board Officers
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


November 2017

November 30, 2017
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 14, 2017
School Climate Survey for Parents Is Open!
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 9, 2017
SMMUSD to Hold Special Meeting on November 14, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

November 9, 2017
Special Study Session and Later Regular Meeting Start Times: November 16, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

November 9, 2017
SMMUSD Launches Districtwide Continuous Energy Initiative
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 7, 2017
Superintendent Dr. Drati addresses next steps on Malibu unification discussion
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 6, 2017
SMMUSD Announces Melody Canady, New Assistant Superintendent, Business and Fiscal Services
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


October 2017

October 27, 2017
Santa Monica High School Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 25, 2017
SMMUSD to Hold Special Meeting on October 30, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

October 3, 2017
Calling All Contractors!
SMMUSD to Host Contractor Outreach Event on October 24, 2017

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 3, 2017
SMMUSD Overall CAASPP Scores Show Improvement for 2016-17
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


September 2017

September 27, 2017
SMC, SMMUSD, AND CITY OF SANTA MONICA JOIN FORCES AS DEADLINE LOOMS FOR DACA “DREAMERS”
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 26, 2017
SMMUSD Seeking New Personnel Commissioner
Jana Hatch, 310.450.8338 ext. 70279

September 25, 2017
Promoting School Attendance: Every Student, Every Day
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 22, 2017
SMMUSD Raising Funds to Support DACA Renewals for Students
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 13, 2017
SMMUSD Announces Dr. Jacqueline Mora, New Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 7, 2017
SMMUSD and SMC Boards to hold Special Joint Meeting on September 11, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229


August 2017

August 30, 2017
Board to Call Special Closed Session: September 6, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

August 30, 2017
SMMUSD Announces New Malibu High School Assistant Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 25, 2017
Earlier Start Time for Board of Education Closed Session and Later Start Time for Open Session: August 30, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

August 21, 2017
National Poll Ranks SMMUSD among California’s Best Districts
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 17, 2017
New Seaside Preschool at Juan Cabrillo Ready to Open
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 16, 2017
Isaac Burgess IV Appointed New Samohi House Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 16, 2017
Cynthia McGregory Named Assistant Principal of Franklin Elementary School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 8, 2017
Lincoln Middle School Field and Track will be Open to the Public
New lights will mean shared public use during non-school hours in accordance
with longstanding agreement between City and District

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 4, 2017
Later Start Time for Board of Education Open Session: August 9, 2017
Sarah Wahrenbrock 310.450.8338, ext. 70229

July 2017

July 19, 2017
SMMUSD Announces New Webster Elementary School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 19, 2017
SMMUSD Announces New JAMS Assistant Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 17, 2017
Free and Reduced-Price Meals for SMMUSD Students Notification: School Year 2017-18
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 14, 2017
Earlier Start Time for Board of Education
Closed Session and Later Start Time for Open Session: July 19, 2017

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230










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