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2015-2016 News Releases

June 2016

June 29, 2016
Dr. Christopher King and Dr. Sylvia Rousseau
Named Co-Interim Superintendents
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 24, 2016
Samohi Principal Eva Mayoral Leaving Samohi and SMMUSD
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 23, 2016
SMMUSD Announces New Roosevelt Elementary School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 17, 2016
SMMUSD Board Seeking Community Input in Superintendent Search
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 17, 2016
Board to Call Special Board Meeting: June 22, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 12, 2016
Board to Call Special Board Meeting: June 16, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 1, 2016
Board to Call Special Board Meeting: June 4, 2016, at 9 am
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


May 2016

May 31, 2016
Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra to Perform Benefit Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall for Victims of Conflich and Violence
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 27, 2016
EARLIER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED SESSION: JUNE 2, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 25, 2016
Lissette Bravo Appointed New Samohi House Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 13, 2016
Will Rogers Learning Community Wins $750 from Grades of Green in Trash Free Lunch Challenge Competition
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 13, 2016
EARLIER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED SESSION: MAY 19, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 11, 2016
Santa Monica-Malibu USD Releases Results of Parent Survey
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 11, 2016
Samohi Jazz Bands Hit a High Note at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 5, 2016
Santa Monica High School Recognized as a California Democracy School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 2, 2016
Superintendent Lyon Accepts Position at Palm Springs USD
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


April 2016

April 29, 2016
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: MAY 5, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 29, 2016
SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
Santa Monica and Malibu named a Best Community for Music

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 28, 2016
Malibu High School Field Lighting Approval Stands Following Appeal Ruling
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 25, 2016
Malibu High Earns Gold Medal, Santa Monica High Awarded Silver Medal in 2016 U.S. News & World Report Ranking
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 21, 2016
California Coastal Commission Approves Coastal Development Permit for the Malibu High School Campus Project
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 14, 2016
Santa Monica Negotiators Put Malibu Unification Negotiations On Hold Due to Inclusion of SMMUSD in Voting Rights Suit
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 8, 2016
Measure R Parcel Tax General Information and Senior Exemption Application
Measure R Office, 310.450.8338, ext. 70263

March 2016

March 29, 2016
Court Declines SMMUSD’s Motion for Summary Judgement
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 18, 2016
Special Board Meeting to be Held April 7, 2016 at 4 pm at Santa Monica High School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 14, 2016
Young Collegians Program Leads Students to College
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 11, 2016
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: March 17, 2016
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

March 7, 2016
Popular Summer Adventure Program Provides Educational Fun for Local Students
Debbie Mulvaney, 310-600-1864

March 4, 2016
Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee Meeting Set for March 7, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 2016

February 22, 2016
Malibu Community Alliance and SMMUSD Agree on Plan to Reduce Impacts of Outdoor Lighting at Malibu High School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 19, 2016
SMMUSD Announces Facilities District Advisory Committee Members
Kathy Staib, 310.450.8338 ext. 79380

February 4, 2016
Samohi Celebrates Top Senior Athletes
Four Samohi Athletes Commit to Colleges on National Signing Day

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 3, 2016
67th Annual “Stairway of the Stars” Concerts Set for February
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 2, 2016
Award-winning Samohi Wind Ensemble “Bands at the Broad” Concert Planned for Feb. 9, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


January 2016

January 29, 2016
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: February 4, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 29, 2016
SMMUSD Board of Education Recommits to Policy on Board Meeting Procedures and Restructures Format
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 28, 2016
Samohi and SMMUSD Celebrate Student Who Earned “Perfect” Scores on Advanced Placement Exams
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 27, 2016
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 25, 2016
Lincoln Middle School Student Wins Third Title at National Chess Championship
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 22, 2016
Early Learning Pathway Vision Presented to Board of Education
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 21, 2016
SMMUSD Facilities District Advisory Committee (FDAC) Accepting Applications
Kathy Staib, 310.450.8338 ext. 79380

January 15, 2016
ENROLLING NEXT YEAR’S KINDERGARTENERS IN SMMUSD
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 12, 2016
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: January 21, 2016
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 12, 2016
SMMUSD’s Rookie Robotics Team Heads to Regional Championship
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 8, 2016
MSD Capital and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Support Santa Monica and Malibu Students with $25,000 Donation to SMMEF
Ann Conkle, 310.396-4557

January 6, 2016
SMMUSD and SMMCTA Announce Tentative Agreement
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


December 2015

December 18, 2015
Samohi Students Selected to Join Elite National Honors Ensembles
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 11, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Elects New Officers
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 11, 2015
Special Board Meeting: December 17, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 4, 2015
JAMS and Samohi Mock Trial Teams Fare Well in County-Wide Competition
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 2, 2015
SMMUSD Presents Holiday Visual and Performing Arts Events
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

December 1, 2015
SMMEF Announces Inspiring Gift of More Than $110,000 from Dun & Bradstreet,
$90,000 to be a Matching Grant

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 2015

November 30, 2015
Special Board Meeting: December 17, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 25, 2015
Family Bike Festival a Big Success for Cyclists of All Ages
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 16, 2015
SMMUSD Saves Local Taxpayers More Than $4.2 Million
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 13, 2015
Lincoln Middle School Students Submit Space Mission Proposals
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 13, 2015
SMMUSD Launches Bullying Prevention Education Program
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

November 4, 2015
USEPA Finds District’s PCB Related Work Meets EPA Guidelines to Protect Public Health
at Malibu High School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 2015

October 27, 2015
Help Santa Monica Win LA2050 Funds to Address Teen Mental Health
$100,000 Prize Would Bring the Next Generation of Health & Wellness Services to Samohi

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 23, 2015
Franklin Elementary Spirit Squad Provides Cheers, Develops Leadership Skills
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 16, 2015
BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CALL SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: October 22, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 14, 2015
SMMUSD Reports: PCB Sampling Pilot Study and PCB Removal Activities, Summer 2015
Malibu High School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 6, 2015
Santa Monica Students Gain 21st Century Tech Skills As SMMUSD’s First-Ever Robotics Team Launches
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 6, 2015
Samohi Choral Presents Sweet Serenade on Oct. 10th
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 5, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: October 7, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 5, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Bond Program Manager Consultant
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

October 1, 2015
BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CALL SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: October 8, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


September 2015

September 28, 2015
Community Celebrates Samohi Innovation Building Opening
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 25, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Classified Personnel
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 24, 2015
BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CALL SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: September 29, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 24, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Food Services
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 21, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Muir Elementary School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 11, 2015
SMC AND SMMUSD GOVERNING BOARDS TO HOLD SPECIAL JOINT MEETING
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

September 9, 2015
First Year CAASPP Results Create Baseline for Student Progress
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 2015

August 31, 2015
Update on PCBs Exposure Sampling at Malibu High School and Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 31, 2015
SMMUSD Requests Input on Parent Engagement Survey
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 20, 2015
SMMUSD Administrative Appointments for the New School Year
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 17, 2015
EPA Update Validates SMMUSD’s PCB Testing and Remediation Approach
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 14, 2015
SMMUSD Accepting Applications for Independent Contractors for Semi-Private Music Lessons
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

August 10, 2015
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: August 12, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


July 2015

July 29, 2015
PCB Inspection and Sampling Reports for Samohi and Olympic High Released
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 28, 2015
SMMUSD Hosts Welcome Events for Incoming Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Parents
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230
July 24, 2015
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 16, 2015
SMMUSD Announces Two New Samohi House Principals
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 15, 2015
Nine Santa Monica-Malibu Schools Make State Business Community Honor Roll
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 7, 2015
SMMUSD Bond Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

July 10, 2015
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: JULY 15, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230









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