As the San Marino Unified School District prepares for the start of school in 11 days, it has refined the scope of its instruction — from Twitter to Twain.
The 2016-17 school year, which begins Aug. 15, will reflect further expansion of computer science offerings and the adoption of a new English language arts curriculum. The district will also broaden mindfulness training at the high school, and will unveil an improved mobile app to give parents better access to information about their children’s education. Continue reading “SMUSD Tweaks Instruction for 2016-17”
Preliminary work has begun on the Barth Athletic Complex at Huntington Middle School, but the timetable for constructing the new gym has been pushed back one year, according to Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent of the San Marino Unified School District. Continue reading “HMS Gym: Wait Till Next Year”
Some students who are not enrolled in summer school this year have nonetheless been hanging around the speech and debate classroom at San Marino High School. They include Joey Kiang and Noah Wilson, who will be seniors next year and have a vested interest in what is transpiring between those walls. Continue reading “Top Effort by Speech/Debate”
Sameera Garimella well remembers her first day of school as a freshman at San Marino High School.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I didn’t know how the high school was organized,” she said. “Middle school was a much smaller environment. Seeing everyone, seeing the older kids, I was very intimidated.” Continue reading “Summer Training Days for Link Crew Leaders”
After Liz Hollingsworth announced in April that she would be retiring after 21 years as Carver Elementary School’s principal, San Marino Unified School District looked far and wide for a suitable replacement. But the best candidate, it turned out, was close at hand. Continue reading “In-House Choice for Carver’s New Principal”
A San Marino High School student died in a solo car crash near the Rose Bowl early Sunday morning after losing control of his vehicle while driving at an extraordinary rate of speed, Pasadena police said.
Brendan Leon, 17, who was nearing the end of his junior year at SMHS, died at the scene after the 2002 BMW 330 he was driving wrapped around a light pole, according to police. Continue reading “SMHS Student Dies in Crash; Police Cite Speed”
The Common Core State Standards have been in place for three years now in California education, and it’s clear San Marino’s public school students have begun to master them.
In state assessment test results released Wednesday, 90% of San Marino Unified School District students met or exceeded state standards in English language arts/literacy and 87% hit that mark in math. Continue reading “San Marino Gets Top Marks in State Testing”