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2014-2015 News Releases

June 2015

June 29, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Malibu High School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 29, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Malibu Middle School Assistant Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 29, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Lincoln Middle School Assistant Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 24, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Grant Elementary School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 23, 2015
SMMUSD Students Receive Scholarships and Celebrate Admission to Colleges and Universities
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 23, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: June 29, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 16, 2015
LATER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN SESSION: JUNE 24, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 16, 2015
SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 12, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Lincoln Middle School Principal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 22, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Special Education
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 2, 2015
Seventh-Graders Connect Year-Long Learning, Engage in Thematic Interviews by Professionals
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

June 2, 2015
Santa Monica Students Champion Sustainability
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


May 2015

May 26, 2015
Three Santa Monica Students Selected to Conduct Research on Climate Change
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 22, 2015
Santa Monica-Malibu High Schools Rank Top 150 in State on U.S. News & World Report List
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 22, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Principal for Olympic High School
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 21, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: May 27, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 21, 2015
USC Capstone Events Coming to Santa Monica and Malibu
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 21, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: May 27, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 19, 2015
Personnel Commission Hosts a Reception for Classified Employees
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 15, 2015
SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee Accepting Applications
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 8, 2015
Santa Monica-Malibu Student Art Work, Microgravity Experiments to Make International Space Station Trip
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 7, 2015
SMMUSD Middle School Receives California Gold Ribbon
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 6, 2015
National Poll Ranks Santa Monica-Malibu Unified and its High Schools Among California’s Best
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

May 5, 2015
Malibu High Junior Soars Toward Bright Future
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


April 2015

April 30, 2015
BIG VOICE Screening Coming to Samohi on May 7th
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 29, 2015
Popular Summer Adventure Program Provides Educational Fun for Local Students
En Español
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 27, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: May 4, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 23, 2015
Edison Academy Students Honor Cesar Chavez by Assisting Children in Mexican Orphanages
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 21, 2015
Weekend Event Gives Parents a Glimpse Into What Really Goes On at Underage Parties
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 17, 2015
SMMUSD Announces New Director of Human Resources
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

April 13, 2015
Measure R Parcel Tax General Information and Senior Exemption Application
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


March 2015

March 30, 2015
Mindfulness Program at John Adams Middle School Enhances School Climate
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 26, 2015
Two Santa Monica High Schools to Begin PCB Sampling in Advance of Modernization Projects
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 2015
Santa Monica Cradle to Career Initiative Launches School Readiness Campaign:
Building Blocks for Kindergarten

Natasha Kingscote, Senior Administrative Analyst, CCS/HSD, 310-458-8701 x 5204

March 20, 2015
100 Days Left to Reach Annual Fundraising Goal
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 19, 2015
Carnegie Hall Beckons Malibu High School Orchestra for Special New York Performance
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 10, 2015
Santa Monica High's Jazz Bands Hit a High Note at Annual Western States Jazz Festival
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 4, 2015
Samohi Theatre Arts Presents the Wizard of Oz Musical
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 4, 2015
Santa Monica High’s Virtual Business Plan Earns First Place at Simulated Trade Show
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 3, 2015
New STEM Series Launches at John Muir Elementary
District Partners with Innovative Learning Studio to Implement STEM Program
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

March 2, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: March 12, 2015
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230


February 2015

February 24, 2015
SMMUSD REQUESTS PARENT INPUT ON HOMEWORK SURVEY
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 24, 2015
SMMUSD Proudly Recognizes 17 National Board Certified Teachers at Board Meeting
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 19, 2015
FREE WEBINAR FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS –
“RAISING STUDENT ACHEIVEMENT BY PROMOTING ADAPTIVE BELIEFS”

Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 18, 2015
SMMUSD PREVAILS ON MALIBU FIELD LIGHT LAWSUIT
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 17, 2015
CHANGE IN APRIL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 13, 2015
SMMUSD RELEASES TESTING RESULTS FOR MALIBU SCHOOLS
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 12, 2015
SMMUSD ANNOUNCES THIRD LCAP WEBINAR TO SOLICIT INPUT FROM PARENTS AND COMMUNITY ON FEB. 17TH
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 10, 2015
Advisory Regarding SAMOHI Basketball Game vs. Beverly Hills High School Tonight
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 9, 2015
66th Annual Stairway of the Stars Set to Dazzle Santa Monica, Malibu Residents
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

February 4, 2015
IMPORTANT MEASLES UPDATE FROM THE SMMUSD SUPERINTENDENT
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 2015

January 29, 2015
Important Message to SMMUSD Parents from the Superintendent Regarding Measles Immunizations
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 27, 2015
District Visual Arts Show to Open at Santa Monica High Gallery
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

January 22, 2015
SMMUSD Encourages Immunization for Preventable Diseases
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 21, 2015
Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Receives $450,000 Gift from Local Supporter
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

January 16, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Appoints New Board Member
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 16, 2015
SMMUSD Announces Administrative Appointment
Gail Pinsker, 310.450.8338 ext. 70230

January 13, 2015
 Kindergarten Roundup: Enrolling Next Year’s Kindergarteners and Transitional Kindergarteners in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Schools
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

January 12, 2015
SMMUSD Parent Engagement Survey Nets Strong Response and High Satisfaction
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

January 12, 2015
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: January 20, 2015
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229


December 2014

December 19, 2014
District Publishes Indoor Environmental Testing Summary
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

December 17, 2014
Santa Monica-Malibu Fifth-Graders to Compete in Ballroom Madness
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

December 16, 2014
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Performs Annual Reorganization and Swears-in New Board Members
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

December 12, 2014
SMMUSD ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT!
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

December 12, 2014
SANTA MONICA-MALIBU PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW LOGO
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

December 12, 2014
NEW SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

December 11, 2014
Children's Book Author to Visit Juan Cabrillo Elementary
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

December 9, 2014
SMMUSD Hosts SECOND LCAP Webinar to Solicit Input from Public
Dr. Terry Deloria, 310.450.8338 ext. 70281

December 3, 2014
Story Pirates to Bring Student Stories to Life at Juan Cabrillo Elementary
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

December 2, 2014
SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO FILL BOARD VACANCY
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

November 2014

November 20, 2014
SMMUSD ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS!
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

November 19, 2014
Roosevelt Elementary School Rallies to Reduce Waste
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

November 14, 2014
'Provide Interactive Learning Children and Parents'
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

November 13, 2014
SMMUSD FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229


October 2014

October 30, 2014
OVER 4,000 STUDENTS WALK, BIKE AND ROLL TO SCHOOL FOR BIKE IT! WALK IT! WEEK
Alison Kendall, 310.460.8522

October 24, 2014
SMMUSD Hosts LCAP Webinars TO Solicit Input from Public
Terry Deloria,
310.450.8338 ext. 70281

October 20, 2014
CANCELLED: SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: October 21, 2014
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

October 17, 2014
SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting: October 21, 2014
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

October 8, 2014
Parent Academies to Come to Santa Monica-Malibu Elementary Schools
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047


September 2014

September 29, 2014
Special Education Satisfaction Survey Results Reveal Positive Reviews from Participants
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

September 29, 2014
SANTA MONICA-MALIBU STUDENTS READY TO ROLL FOR BIKE IT! WALK IT! WEEK
Alison Kendall, AICP, Bike It Walk It Coordinator, 310.460.8522 or kendallplanning@gmail.com

September 22, 2014
More than 400 Advanced Placement Santa Monica-Malibu Students Receive Scholar Awards
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

September 19, 2014
SMMUSD ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT!
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

September 12, 2014
Change in Time for SMMUSD Board of Education Meeting: September 18, 2014
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

August 2014

August 28, 2014
OCTOBER 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MOVED DUE TO TECHINCAL UPGRADES AT MALIBU CITY HALL
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

August 28, 2014
Santa Monica-Malibu USD Launching Parent Engagement Survey
Terry Deloria, 310.450.8338 ext. 70281

August 28, 2014
District Welcomes 13 New Administrators to Santa Monica-Malibu for 2014-15 School Year
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

August 22, 2014
SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT accepting applications for independent contractors for semi-private music lessons
Dr. Ellen Edeburn, 310.450.8338 ext. 70338

August 13, 2014
SMMUSD ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT!
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

August 13, 2014
Nearly 500 Students Make Way to Malibu Middle School for Traditional "Get Your Stuff Day"
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

August 6, 2014
District Re-Opens Two Buildings at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School – Including One Classroom – When Environmental Testing Shows No PCB Exposure Issues
Valerie Martinez, 562.789.4047

August 6, 2014
SMMUSD SECURES AGGRESSIVE INTEREST RATES ON FIRST MEASURE ES BOND FINANCING
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

July 2014

July 23, 2014
Free and Reduced-Price Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program
Orlando Griego, 310.450.8338 ext. 70228

July 22, 2014
SMMUSD Receives ‘AA1’ and ‘AA’ Bond Ratings for the FIRST ROUND MEASURE of ES Financing
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

July 17, 2014
SMMUSD Announces Administrative Appointment!
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229

July 2, 2014
Board of Education Accepting Applications for District Advisory Committees
Sarah Wahrenbrock, 310.450.8338 ext. 70229











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