SCHOLAR QUIZ is looking for more Parent Volunteers for this wildly popular lunchtime competition! Don't miss out! Come be a part of the most anticipated student competition of the year. Scholar Quiz is a fun, fast-paced academic tournament, and nearly 700 students at MBMS participate....
Here at Manhattan Beach Police Department, we are gearing up for a busy Spring and Summer event schedule.  There are several family and kid-friendly events, which we would like our MB families to know about.  
If so, you're in luck! Stop in at {Pages} A Bookstore at 904 Manhattan Ave. this weekend, April 26-27 and 20% of your whole purchase will go to the MBMS PTA when you mention "MBMS" at checkout. {Pages} will have all Summer Reading List Books as well as 6th - 9th grade Core Reading...
The PTA Executive Board has amended the current Bylaws to add a Vice President of Programs position and to change the Vice President of Technology to a standing committee member of the association; therefore, removing the Vice President title from the position. If you have any questions regarding...
Join us on stage in the quad every Friday before Spring Mania (4/25, 5/2, 5/9) to compete for free tickets to the event of the year! Tickets will also be available for purchase by check or cash. Tickets are $30 each and include all activities and food. Price increases to $35 after May 7th.
Click for MBMS entire list. View the annotated lists per grade level below: 6th Gr Annotated Summer Reading List 7th Gr Annotated Summer Reading List 8th Gr Annotated Summer Reading List 9th Gr Annotated Summer Reading List
Dear 8th grade Parents - Mira Costa High School is happy to announce online scheduling for your child’s Freshman year at Costa. Please use this link to review the scheduling process and watch the YouTube video for a complete tutorial. The window for incoming Freshman is Monday,...
 MBMS 8th Grade Promotion 'Photo Wall of Memories' is a collection of photographs of our graduating 8th graders. The Photo Wall will be on display during the Promotion Celebration which follows the Promotion Ceremony. There will also be an opportunity for parents, friends, and family...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11am - 3pm @ MBMS. Get rid of your old electronics and confidential documents the responsible way - and for FREE! For more information: 310-830-7100 or [email protected] Click for Flyer.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
MBMS Tennis Open May 3rd to Support MBEF! Support education by participating in the MBMS Open women’s doubles tennis tournament. All proceeds will be donated to MBEF. Grab your friends for a day of fast-paced, round-robin format women’s doubles tennis. Compete...
Friday, May 16, 2014
12:40pm – 3:00pm; Price: $30* Take advantage of the minimum day and join your friends for an afternoon of crazy fun after school! All Inclusive Event Includes: In & Out Burger Truck, Shaved Ice and other snacks PLUS all the MANIA you can handle.... Mega Bungee Jump,...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Honor Roll students are invited for breakfast in the gym / MPR. 6th Grade: May 20, 7:15 - 8:30 am 7th Grade: May 21, 7:15 - 8:10 am 8th Grade: May 22, 7:15 - 8:10 pm Congratulations and GREAT job! Honor Roll Requirements
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
The 10th Annual Scholar Quiz runs from May 21 – 30th, and is a fantastic and fun way for parents to volunteer at one of the most popular activities on campus! Almost half the student body participates in this all-the-rage event that pits two teams of four players each against one another as...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Honor Roll students are invited for breakfast in the gym / MPR. 6th Grade: May 20, 7:15 - 8:30 am 7th Grade: May 21, 7:15 - 8:10 am 8th Grade: May 22, 7:15 - 8:10 pm Congratulations and GREAT job! Honor Roll Requirements
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
The 10th Annual Scholar Quiz runs from May 21 – 30th, and is a fantastic and fun way for parents to volunteer at one of the most popular activities on campus! Almost half the student body participates in this all-the-rage event that pits two teams of four players each against one another as...
School safety has always been a concern.  The earliest report of a school shooting occurred in 1764, so this is not a 21st century phenomena. There have been school shooting throughout history.   Since the year 2000 there have been 133 School shooting incidents in United States....
SEVERAL YEARS AGO we started a new event at MBMS. If you have ever talked to me about events at MBMS, you would know I consider 6th grade Family Swing Night the best event here. I love activities that keep families involved with their middle school children's lives. I also love that it is cross...
FIRST, A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL The first trimester is almost over.  This year has been a year of firsts.  First and foremost, it is the first year of PowerSchool.  This communication tool will be an amazing asset once everyone figures out all the ways to use it; this includes...
 A WORD ABOUT POWER SCHOOL. Many of you are now on PowerSchool, and you have told me that you appreciate knowing what is going on. Kudos to our teachers for learning it and taking the time to get the information you need out to you. But if I may, let me advise you on how we as parents can use...
The school year has really shifted into high gear and lots of things are beginning to come on line. The parent and student access to PowerSchool has opened. If you do not have your passcode or are having trouble logging on, please contact Dr. Brown or myself and we will help you. The most common...
Welcome Back.  It is hard to believe summer is over and we are back in school.  I hope you and your family had a great summer connecting with each other.  For the second year in a row MBMS hosted the High School summer school program.  We upgraded some of our infrastructure and...
Dear Parents, The school year is almost over. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Toni Brown, the teachers, staff members, parents, and students who make MBMS so outstanding. We have had so many special events during the past month. Activities during the last month included CST testing...
Dear Parents and Students, Nine more weeks until the end of school. Everything is in overdrive as we head into the final stretch. We have had so many performances and activities it would take the rest of the page to list them. Let’s just say the students at MBMS have been very busy. For...
Our annual Time Warner Cable Family Science Night is 2 weeks away. Organizers request online RSVPs by May 1st. Over 100 parent volunteers are still needed. You might have heard about the success of this event last year despite a power outage. Students, parents, community expert presenters, and...
Dear Parents and Students, February is over and the second trimester is almost gone. There were so many great events during the past month including the All District Orchestra Performance, the 8th Grade Orientation Program at Mira Costa, the Solo Vocal Festival, our 4th Annual 6th Grade Swing...
MBMS iPad Program Update 2013-2014 6th Grade iPad Registration Paperwork A letter and registration form was sent to parents last spring. If you have not had a chance to review it or did not receive it, it is attached for your convenience. We still have a handful of families who have yet to notify...
 See attached Presentation from 9/3/13 MBMS Meeting.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” (Dr. Seuss) Today, more than ever before, people feel the need to express their “you-ness” through digital media, and our children are growing up right smack in the middle of this...
As a parent of a 22 year old and a 10 year old, and as an educator for 28 years, I appreciate the fundamental challenges in guiding children who have access to multiple digital devices. There are computers in virtually every household, and now there is incredible access to mobile technology. Our...
If any damage has occurred to your child's iPad and you purchased the GoCare Warranty, please follow the following steps to file a claim: File the claim with GoCare by calling 1-855-462-2731 Send the iPad in for repair. Then come to the front office to borrow a loaner iPad.  Please have the...
Welcome to iWaves University!  Here you can expect helpful videos related to using iPads for school created. iPad Tips for Parents: How to set restrictions, why they would need restrictions, and how to take the restrictions off an iPad. iPad Tips for Students Playlist: Evernote 101: ...
Karina Gerger, Teacher on Special Assignment 21st Century Teaching and Learning for our school district, shared this insightful article about parent concerns related a 1:1 iPad Initiative. Summary points by Dr. Mike Matthews are: This iPad program is new. Although it is exciting, and it is the...
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Parents are welcome to attend iPad training basics and to also ask questions about the iPad program.  Please bring your students iPad. Remember to remove the lock on the iPad before attending or know your students 4-digit code.  
Forum Guidelines: 1. The forum is intended for the discussion of topics relating to MBMS iPad technical issues only. Any posts that do not relate to these issues will be removed by the moderators. 2. The forum may not be used for commercial purposes. Any posts that are intended for commercial gain...
MBMS1:1 iPad Program Frequently Asked Questions 1.  What is the iPad 1:1 Program at MBMS and what is the District’s rationale for doing it? Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, each MBMS student will have an iPad. Students will use this iPad both at school and at home. One of the...