Like fine wine? Shade Hotel is hosting the Stars of Napa Valley Festival on March 26, a wine tasting event of over 40 wineries presenting their finest selections, and gourmet cuisine from the chefs at Zinc. A silent auction, held during the event, will be hosted by the MBMS PTA.  All proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the PTA supported programs. Click here for more...
Meet Your Lawmakers: Education Roundtable, Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the new Mira Costa Multipurpose Room and Theatre Join the Manhattan Beach PTA for an informative discussion on how Sacramento and Washington shape public education in Manhattan Beach.  Join Superintendent Mike Matthews in welcoming U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu, CA State Senator Ben Allen, and CA Assemblyman David Hadley to discuss how current legislation will affect our district’s future.  Take advantage of this...
It's Book Fair time!  Come shop the MBMS Book Fair in the Library. We'll have all your Summer Reading List books for sale, as well as many fresh new titles curated again by {Pages} a bookstore. Book Fair hours are as follows: April 16, Thursday, 7:45am to 3:30pm April 17, Friday, 7:45am to 3:30pm  April 20, Monday, 7:45am to 3:30 pm April 21, Tuesday, 7:45am to 3pm and during Open House 5pm to 8pm Get ready for summer, and find books for the whole family to read by the beach and on the road...
Come join us for the most fun you can have while getting wet!! On May 1st MBMS PTA will be sponsoring the first annual Wave Regatta. This fast paced, action packed event will involve MBMS parents and their middle school aged children.   You and your child will be assigned a boat to paddle up and down our pool.  You will get 4 races to hone your own unique paddling style.  In addition to racing, you can also participate in our dress-up option.  You can compete for prizes not only for the fastest...
The 11th Annual Scholar Quiz runs from May 20th-29th, 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 which pits two teams of four players each against one another as they vie to answer questions on a wide range of subjects. Parent volunteer sign ups will begin March 30th and Team sign ups will begin after Spring Break. More specific details to come from Mr. Jackson and...
We need your donation now! The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Celebration are dependent on your funding.  We hope to ensure a memorable evening for our graduates by determining a budget in advance of this special occasion. Tickets for the Promotion Ceremony Each 8th grader may invite up to four guests to the Promotion Ceremony.  Additional tickets may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. Each guest must have a ticket for admission.  Either pay...
Perhaps you recently purchased the latest model of iPad or received one as a gift, and now your older one is sitting around unused and unwanted, or just plain broken? Do you feel there’s just too much hassle to try to sell it on-line, yet know that it would be a shame to just scrap (that is, e-waste) it?  Well, now there’s a win‑win method to unclutter your household . . . donate your old iPad to MBMS and receive a charitable deduction tax write-off for the fair market value!  Working and...
Friday, March 27th at 9:30am Mira Costa High School Theater So many educational funding decisions for our district are made at the state or federal level. Take an hour and come hear more from your CA Lawmakers on this critical topic. Click for more details. Guests include: - Ted Lieu, Congressman - Ben Allen, Senator - David Hadley, Assembly Member & MBUSD Parent   
Friday, March 27, 2015
Meet Your Lawmakers: Education Roundtable, Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the new Mira Costa Multipurpose Room and Theatre Join the Manhattan Beach PTA for an informative discussion on how Sacramento and Washington shape public education in Manhattan Beach.  Join Superintendent Mike Matthews...
Thursday, April 16, 2015
It's Book Fair time!  Come shop the MBMS Book Fair in the Library. We'll have all your Summer Reading List books for sale, as well as many fresh new titles curated again by {Pages} a bookstore. Book Fair hours are as follows: April 16, Thursday, 7:45am to 3:30pm April 17, Friday, 7:45am to 3:30pm...
Friday, May 1, 2015
Come join us for the most fun you can have while getting wet!! On May 1st MBMS PTA will be sponsoring the first annual Wave Regatta. This fast paced, action packed event will involve MBMS parents and their middle school aged children.   You and your child will be assigned a boat to paddle up and...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The 11th Annual Scholar Quiz runs from May 20th-29th, 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 which pits two teams of four players each against one another as they...
State testing is right around the corner.  Last year all the schools in the state piloted the new Common Core technology based test. This year we will be taking the actual test.  Our 6th graders will be testing March 23rd through March 27th in their Humanities classes.  The school will not be on a... read more
Dear Parents- It seems like several times a year I am asked to write some type of reminder about fundraising for some important cog in the wheel of MBUSD’s educational foundation.  Sometimes these musings are humorous, sometimes touching, sometimes factual, but always heartfelt and genuine.  This... read more
There is so much happening at MBMB, I wanted to make sure everyone was up to date with our calendar and other important information.  Please go to www.mbmswaves.com to keep up with all the latest school and community information. There has been a confirmed... read more
WELCOME BACK!  What a wonderful opening day.  It was so nice to see the students back on campus.  I want to thank Regina Schroeder and the PTA for organizing all the volunteers to help with the opening of school.  A wise man once told me it's not how one handles success, but how one handles... read more
A MESSAGE FROM MR. JACKSONBoy, how time flies.  It seems like yesterday I was welcoming the 6th graders to MBMS and today I am saying goodbye to the 8th graders. It has been a great ride.  I hope you all had as much fun this year as I did.  It takes a lot of dedicated people to make a great school... read more
LOCKDOWN DRILL. On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as part of our ongoing safety training, MBMS will be participating in a lockdown drill  involving several city agencies including the Police and Fire Departments.   At around 9:00 am we will begin the drill by calling 911 and having all the students and... read more
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. These incidences... read more
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-... read more
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 teachers,... read more
 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 this... read more

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