I know it seems early, but it is time to start thinking
about 2017-2018 school year. This week and over the next few weeks our
counselors will be meeting with 6th - 11th grade
students to discuss their courses for next year. I encourage you to
take a moment to talk with your students about the courses they are
planning on taking next year. Scheduling is a balance of taking
rigorous courses but not over loading students. Remember to think about
their classes and all the extracurricular activities that pull at
students’ time. With that I would also encourage our upper classman to
challenge themselves. This might be through taking a fourth year of
math or science, continuing in world languages, or taking an AP or
honors class. But whatever students are choosing, these are individual
decisions and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned three Malibu students who
will be recognized at the Dolphin Awards ceremony next month. Cooper
deNicola will also be recognized as he is the Junior Board Member of the
Malibu Task Force on Homelessness. Congratulations Cooper!
THE SHARK FUND for MHS – “March into the Future”
during this month of March – we invite each and every family to
contribute something to the Shark Fund – to help reach our yearly
goal. One-time and monthly, recurring contributions are all welcome.
Look for an email soon with more details and info. And thank you SO
much for supporting our school – so needed for all the programs in Arts,
Athletics, “STEM” support, technology in classrooms, teacher and
student services, and a lot more ! To contribute: www.thesharkfund.org
The Shark Fund is the only fundraising mechanism for
Malibu High School and SMMEF is the fundraising entity for Malibu High
and SMMUSD. We are hearing reports that other groups may be attempting
to fraudulently use Malibu High School's name to raise money. Please be
mindful and cautious of this. If you ever have any questions about
whether or not a fundraiser is benefiting the school, please call.
CURRENT PICK UP/DROP OFF EXPECTATIONS: ALL
At this time (and up until Spring Break), all Malibu
Middle and Malibu High students should be picked up and dropped off near
the middle school stairs in the staff lot at the curve of Morning View
Drive, or in front of the main stairs in the small lot near the offices.
Drop off early, pick up late, and Carpool! At this time, student
drivers with a parking permit should park in the student lot at the top
of our school. Students should not be parking at the Methodist Church
or JCES. Pick up/Drop off should not be happening near the front of
JCES. Again, reducing cars as we move forward will be important and we
encourage those who can carpool to do so.
UPCOMING CHANGES TO PICK-UP/DROP-OFF AND PARKING: ALL
Due to the large modernization project currently underway at MHS, we are
anticipating changes to parking and pick up and drop off near spring
break. Specific dates and guidance will be sent home once procedures
are finalized. However, begin to prepare for no access to the front
lot. Therefore pick up and drop off will occur directly on Morning View
Drive with students entering and exiting from the right side of the
vehicle. No vehicles will be able to be parked on the right side of
Morning View. We are anticipating enforcement (tickets and towing) of
the green curbs starting in April. Cars will then have to drive down
Morning View to Guernsey to return to PCH. Drop off early, pick up
late, and CARPOOLING is going to be a necessity. We need to reduce the
number of cars during this time as much as possible. More info to come!
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: ALL
If a parent of a student with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
wishes to speak with another parent of a student with disabilities,
SMMUSD parents of students with disabilities have volunteered to provide
support and guidance. This support may especially be helpful to
parents of students whose children are newly identified. If interested
in speaking with another parent, please write or call: Ms. Stacy
Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, Special Education Director at
310-450-8388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. She will match you with a parent to contact who has had similar experiences.
12TH GRADE GRADUATION: GRADE 12
Hello Senior Parents--Before we blink our eyes, graduation will be
approaching us. That said...we NEED your help to make this celebration a
memory of a lifetime for our upcoming graduates. Please, please get on
board and make a donation of any amount to The Shark Fund and specify
that it is for the senior graduation or use Pay Pal. Our P.O. box is
608. Any questions, contact Lynne Daniels /310.720.8222 or Marie
Wexler/310.425.9551. Thank you soooo much!
8TH GRADE PROMOTION: GRADE 8
Our 8th grade promotion is at 9 a.m. Fri, June 9
MHS Amphitheater, reception after. Buses will depart directly from
commencement for a celebration beach party at La Costa Beach Club for
students. If you can help, sponsor anything or donate to our party raffle prizes, please c
ontact Karin at email@example.com . Thank you!
BUY A YEARBOOK: ALL
High School (Grades 9-12) yearbooks can be purchased by going to yearbooksforever.com
. 2016-2017 Middle School Yearbooks are also on sale. Order your MS Yearbook on yearbooksforever.com
or pick up an order form in the Main Office.
THIS WEEK AT MHS
COURSE ADVISEMENT: ALL
Counselors will begin meeting with classes and students to discuss class selection for the 2017-2018 school year between February 27-March 10. Information will be sent home with your students.
MALIBU SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MEETING: ALL
Please Join the Malibu Special Education Foundation for our monthly
meeting: an evening of Support and Advocacy. Held in a relaxing home
environment, we offer support for parents of children with special needs
who struggle with figuring out the special education system, finding
developmentally appropriate support for their child, and how best to
function at home and at school. Bring your questions and answers. The
next meeting will be on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
SMMUSD BOARD MEETING: ALL
Please be advised that the Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 5:30pm at the district office: 1651 16th St., Santa Monica, CA.
A copy of the agenda is available on the district web site.
Masque, the high school talent show and fundraiser to help with Prom, will be held Thursday, March 2, Friday March 3, and Saturday March 4 at 7:00pm
the MHS theater. Doors will open at 6:30/6:45 each night. Each night
will have a different line-up of performers/acts. Come see our awesome
student performers! Pre-sale ticketing begin Today, Feburary 27 and will conclude Wednesday, March 1
can be purchased at high school lunch or online prior to the show at
reduced prices: $15 for a single-night ticket or $40 for a 3-day pass.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door: $20 for a single-night ticket
or $50 for a 3-day pass.
OPEN HOUSE: ALL
Students will be dismissed at 12:35pm for Open House on Thursday March 9.
Open House will begin with a presentation in the theater at 6:30pm and
then classroom visits at 7:00pm. Students and parents should both
attend. Open House is less structured than Back to School Night with
not set schedule and is your students chance to show off what they have
PANORAMA PICTURES: GRADES 8 AND 12
Class pictures for the graduating class of 2017 and the promoting class of 2021 will be taken on Friday, March 10.
Please do not be absent and please dress appropriately for the class
pictures. Information on how to purchase your pictures will be
CJSF/CSF RECOGNITION BREAKFAST: ALL
CSF/CJSF Annual Awards Breakfast is Thursday, March 16 from 8:00-9:15
If your child received a green invitation in class, please return your
RSVP to Mrs. Dahm's door and join us for a yummy breakfast and awards
ceremony honoring academic excellence in the auditorium. Family and
friends are welcome!
EWASTE COLLECTION: ALL
MHS's Environmental Club is holding an E-Waste Sunday, March 19th, 10-2
in front of the school. If you have old/broken tvs, dvd players,
microwaves, batteries, etc. please bring them by! (We are letting you
know now so you can start making a pile in the coming weeks.) If you
need to drop your items off on the Friday or Saturday before, we will
have an area for you to do so. Please contact Sarah Ryan at email@example.com
if you have any questions.
CAASPP STATE TESTING: GRADES 6-8, 10, 11
Students in grades 6-8 and 11 will take CAASPP state testing for English April 17-21
, immediately upon returning from spring break. Students in grades 6-8, and 11 will take CAASPP state testing for Math April 24-28
. Students in grade 8 and 10 will also take a pilot Science test between April 24-28
are publicizing these dates early because of their proximity to spring
break. Daily attendance is important every day including these state
Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones during testing dates.
SAVE THE DATES: GRADES 8 AND 12
High School Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 2:00pm
. Carpooling is going to be a necessity with the large construction project. Middle School Promotion will take place Friday, June 9 at 9:00am
. The 8th grade class party will be from 12:00-3:00
at La Costa Beach Club, with buses leaving from Malibu High School after the promotion ceremony and reception.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS
Attention all High School Students - Be sure to update your Service
Learning hours in Naviance. Remember, you need 80 hours to graduate. You
will graduate with Service Learning Honors if you have 160 hours or
more! If you need any assistance, please see Ms. Soloway during your
lunch or Support periods, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEASIDE PRESCHOOL OPENING FALL 2017 AT JUAN CABRILLO
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Now registering children born between December 3,
2012 and September 2, 2014. PARENT INFORMATION SESSION will be held Wednesday, March 1st , 9:00 - 10:00am.
Come visit our beautiful Reggio inspired classroom. Meet our staff and
learn about Malibu's newest preschool. For information and to RSVP for
March 1st Please contact Juan Cabrillo at 310.457.0360.
MALIBU/SANTA MONICA SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTATION: Hosted at Malibu Public Library Tuesday 3/21 at 5:30, the guest speaker is from F.A.C.T & Gap (Www.factfamily.org).
They are funded by the Westside Region Center to provide 1:1 aides or
assistance to kids graduating from high school with special needs going
to local colleges or just needing life skill services in the community.
GREG COOTE CONCERT FOR THE ARTS
Great music for a great cause! Support the arts in public schools as
Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers) with special guest Amy
Holland, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Richard Page (Mr. Mister) join VENICE
and nationally-recognized student musicians for an incredible evening of
music! This is the twelfth year of the For The Arts concert. This
year, the concert has been renamed the Greg Coote Concert For The Arts,
in memory of Greg Coote who started the For The Arts endowment to ensure
the continuity of arts programming for students in the Santa
Monica-Malibu public schools. Cynthia Fox of 100.3 The Sound returns as
our charming emcee. A handful of Malibu High Students will help perform
This evening will be unforgettable and includes an exciting live auction!
UPCOMING HOME GAMES: ALL
||Boys Tennis vs. Carpinteria
||Baseball vs Burroughs
||Softball vs. St. Genevieve
||Boys Tennis vs. Milken
||Boys Volleyball vs. Santa Clara
||Softball vs. Beverly Hills
||Swimming vs. Calabasas
| more games
|| ALL WEEK
|| Course Advisement
|| Thursday, March 2-
|| Saturday, March 4
||Thursday, March 9
|| ELAC Meeting
||Thursday, March 9
|| Open House
||Saturday, March 11
|| SAT Test Date (at MHS)
|| Tuesday, March 14
|| Arts Angels Meeting
|| Wednesday, March 15 -
|| No Block Schedule
|| Thursday, March 16
|| Wednesday, March 15
|| Stairway of the Stars - Orchestra
|| Thursday, March 16
|| CSF/CJSF Awards Breakfast and Fieldtrip
|| Friday, March 17
|| Stairway of the Stars - Choir
|| Friday, March 17
|| Athletic Booster Club Meeting
|| Tuesday, March 21
|| Coffee with the Counselors
|| Tuesday, March 21
|| Stairway of the Stars- Band
|| Thursday, March 23
|| PTSA Association Meeting
|| Thursday, March 30
|| POMS Meeting
|| Monday, April 3 -
|| Spring Break
|| Friday, April 14
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