Refurbished Auditorium Makes HMS Shine

Audience members inside Huntington Middle School’s Kenneth White Auditorium may notice something different while watching musical performances or attending assemblies this fall. Chairs that used to squeak at the slightest shift in weight are now silent. Walls that carry sound throughout the venue are quieter as well — at least in terms of their color scheme. The vision of Principal Jason Kurtenbach and the San Marino Unified School District PTA was finally realized when HMS unveiled its auditorium refurbishments during a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside the spruced-up space last month. Continue reading “Refurbished Auditorium Makes HMS Shine”

Computer Classes Help SMHS Crack the Code

As technology continues to advance, the world is becoming an increasingly automated place. Demand for the knowledge of computer science, correspondingly, is at an all-time high. This reality is why the San Marino Unified School District recently introduced several new coding and programming classes at the high school this fall, offerings that quickly filled to the brim with interested students. Continue reading “Computer Classes Help SMHS Crack the Code”

A Positive First Impression by the Leader of the Band

Mark de la Vega was 2 years old the first time Ben Ubovich lifted a baton above an ensemble of musicians at San Marino High School.
Ubovich retired this past spring after 27 years as director of instrumental music at SMHS, and de la Vega, whose background is predominantly in percussion, appears to be setting a brisk new beat as he succeeds him. Continue reading “A Positive First Impression by the Leader of the Band”

SMUSD Welcomes New Teachers, Staff

The San Marino Unified School District doesn’t exactly have to beat the bushes when it has an opening among its teaching ranks. The district’s reputation for academic excellence precedes it, apparently.
“I think we have competitive class sizes — low compared to neighboring districts — which is attractive,” said SMUSD’s superintendent, Dr. Alex Cherniss. “I think we have a great reputation: Our kids are high achieving. Teachers want to work with kids who are engaged, and our kids are exactly that.” Continue reading “SMUSD Welcomes New Teachers, Staff”

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