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Samohi Orchestra Senior Gala
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Barnum Hall

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016

Olympic High School Graduation
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Olympic High School, 5:30 pm

Samohi Band Pops Concert
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Barnum Hall, 7:00 pm
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Malibu HS Orchestra Concert
Thursday, June 2, 2016
MHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm

Malibu High School Graduation
Wednesday, June 8, 2016,
MHS Field, 2:00 pm
Grad Night, 7:30 pm - 1:30 am

Samohi Graduation
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Greek Theatre, 5:30 pm
Grad Nite, 9:30 pm - 5:00 am

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Samohi Symphony Orchestra Concerts
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Afternoon: West Coast Youth Orchestra Festival, 2:00 pm - FREE
Evening: Benefit Concert, 7:30pm-Tickets>

School Board Meeting
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:30 pm
District Office
Meeting Format "A"
Agenda > I Board Notes

EARLIER START TIME FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED SESSION: JUNE 2, 2016 - The closed session portion of the SMMUSD Board of Education Meeting on June 2, 2016, which will be held at the district office, will begin at 4pm, instead of 4:30 pm. This change in time is to allow the Board of Education additional time to address items during closed session without impacting the start time of open session. (Open session will begin at its normal time at 5:30 pm in the board room.) The agenda for this meeting will be here >

Lissette Bravo Appointed New Samohi House Principal

Lissette BravoThe SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of Lissette Bravo as a new Santa Monica High School house principal at its May 19, 2016 meeting. Bravo comes to SMMUSD from Poway High School where she has been assistant principal since 2012. She is also currently the Advancement Via Individual Determination district director to Poway High School and two middle schools since 2013.
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Registration now open for SMC summer classes free to high school students!

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Congratulations to student and teacher winners!
The Santa Monica Police Department, Los Angeles County MTA and SMMUSD congratulate the winners of the “Safety Begins With Me” poster contest created to welcome the arrival of the Metro Expo Line on May 20, 2016. The contest was open to students in 4th through 8th grades who attend school in Santa Monica. The winners are:
FIRST PLACE: Quentin Corbel, 4th Grade, McKinley Elementary, teacher Mrs. Cervantes, 4th and 5th grade category
FIRST PLACE: Emilia Scott, 6th Grade, Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Moe, 6-8th grade category
Runner Up: Issac Feinberg, 4th Grade, Grant Elementary, teacher Mrs. Ware, 4th and 5th grade category
Runner Up: Scarlet Klein, Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Utzinger, 6-8th grade category
Train Safety Poster Winner
Quentin Corbel 4th Grader, 1st Place, 4th-5th Grade
Train Safety Poster Winner
Emilia Scott, 6th Grader, 1st Place, 6th-8th Grade

Dr. Pedro Noguera


Dr. Pedro Noguera’s report on the current state of equity and opportunities to learn in SMMUSD was presented at a special board meeting on April 7, 2016. More than 220 parents, community members, district staff, administrators, and City officials attended and expressed appreciation to the board and district leadership for prioritizing this issue. Click here to download copies of Dr. Noguera's report, view the slide show or videos of the presentation >

Superintendent Lyon Accepts Position at Palm Springs USD

Superintendent Sandra Lyon, who has served as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District since 2011, announced her plans to leave SMMUSD for the superintendent position of the Palm Springs Unified School District, effective July 1, 2016. Read More >

Measure R Parcel Tax General Information and Senior Exemption Application

In accordance with the Senior Exemption provision of the Measure R Parcel Tax, the 2016 - 17 forms are being mailed and are due to be returned/postmarked by June 30, 2016. To qualify for the Measure R Senior Exemption in 2016 - 17, senior citizens must be age 65 by June 30th of the year the application is made; own and occupy the property as their principal place of residence; and, annually apply for the exemption by the application deadline of each year. Read more >
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