The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education will receive a presentation at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, detailing how its newly hired search team plans to bring the district the most effective superintendent candidates it can find. Continue reading “Search for School Supt. About to Heat Up”
San Marino High School football coach and physical education teacher Mike Hobbie has announced he will retire at the end of the school year and step down from his coaching duties.
Hobbie, who took over the varsity baseball program last year, said Monday he will continue to coach the baseball team in the spring before resigning from the position. Continue reading “Hobbie, Who Made SMHS Football a Local Power, to Retire”
For Loren Kleinrock, the goals for 2019 are simple yet valuable.
He is, for now, once again at the helm of San Marino Unified School District, serving as the interim superintendent since September when Alex Cherniss departed the district after more than four years on the job. Cherniss had succeeded Kleinrock in 2014. Continue reading “Interim Superintendent Kleinrock Back on Board — for Now”
The newly rearranged San Marino Unified School District Board of Education appears ready to start moving on hiring a new superintendent for the district, with the first step likely to be the appointment of a subcommittee to determine which search firm to hire.
Officials are looking toward hiring the school system’s new leader before summer, the better to court the strongest candidates for the job. Linda de la Torre, the assistant superintendent who handles human resources for the district, said that the board will need to play catch-up in that regard and that she’s confident in its ability to do so. Continue reading “School Board to Start Superintendent Hunt”
It was party time at Valentine Elementary School on Friday as its students dressed for the occasion: a pajama collection drive.
The school spent all last week collecting new sets of pajamas for the Los Angeles chapter of the Pajama Program, an organization that strives to ensure children living at shelters are afforded a clean, comfortable night’s sleep. Altogether, 536 sets of pajamas were collected. Continue reading “Valentine Hosts a Pajama Collection Party for Needy”
This holiday season, Carver Elementary School students are collecting the basics in personal care to donate to the children and teens who live at Maryvale Orphanage.
The school is accepting donations through Tuesday, Dec. 18, and then students will package them into gift baskets for the approximately 70 children living at Maryvale, which is located in Rosemead. Items being collected include body wash, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks for young people ages 7 to 18. Gift cards that can be used to purchase such essentials also are being accepted. Continue reading “Carver Students Strive to Bring Holiday Cheer to Orphanage”
Harry and Patricia Mar have announced that the Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Memorial Scholarship has been established and will be managed by the San Marino Schools Foundation.
“We are blessed and moved by the tremendous outpouring of support and love from those who knew our daughter,” said Harry Mar, father of Leslie. Continue reading “Schools Foundation Sets Scholarship Honoring Mar”
The Titan Student Center is here.
The new arm of San Marino High School, slated to be the home base for the anticipated districtwide student wellness initiative, was opened this week for a VIP showing to officials and community members. The center will formally open for students once procedures and protocols are established. Continue reading “High School Haven for Stressed-Out Students to Open Soon”
Interim Superintendent Loren Kleinrock characterized his release of financial expenses in response to a series of public records requests by a local watchdog as a matter of transparency and accountability, but the man who sought the records said it was an attempt to chill others like him from digging into San Marino Unified School District business. Continue reading “Watchdog Disputes Costs of SMUSD Public Records Release”
Unless provisional votes and mail-in ballots make a herculean impact on last week’s election results, residents of the San Marino Unified School District will have four more years with C. Joseph Chang and Shelley Ryan on the board of education, along with rookie Corey Barberie.
Chang pulled out a particularly resounding victory on Nov. 6, with 2,204 ballots propelling him well atop the list of seven candidates vying for three seats and sending him to his fifth and self-imposed final term on the school board. Continue reading “School Board Election Winners Aim to Respond to Voters’ Mood”