MBMS 3rd Annual Boat Regatta! SAVE THE DATE, FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2016 at Begg Pool! Starting at 5 pm. More info to come!
Dear Parents, Your sixth grade son and/or daughter, along with the entire sixth grade class, has a unique opportunity to attend a five-day, four-night outdoor science school at the Pali Mountain Institute during the week of March 28-April 1, 2016. This is a voluntary activity made available to all 6th grade students. Students who decide not to attend will remain at MBMS with an alternative schedule for the week. Approximately fourteen teachers and staff from Manhattan Beach Middle School will...
MBEF...The time is NOW! We are $660,000 short of being able to keep all of our MBEF funded programs.  Please give today. The drive ends Friday! Please Give Now Mbef.org/givetoday.      
A Discussion with Frank Bruni Bestselling Author and NY Times Columnist 
“Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania Saturday, March 19th at 4:00pm; MBMS-MPR Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally demoralizing process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of rankings and, a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which...
Dine anytime at the Rosecrans location from February 29- March 4th and the MBMS PTA will receive 15% of your total bill! Write your name and phone number on the receipt to be entered in to a drawing to win 8 kids meals for a Johnny Rockets Party! Click here for the flyer to present to your server.
Our school will soon be sending in the Box Tops we’ve collected. THIS IS OUR LAST BOX TOP SUBMISSION FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR! Please submit your box tops by February 24, 2016. Our goal this year is to earn $2,500.00. You can help us reach that goal and make our March earnings big by sending in your Box Tops this month. Please bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50, using a sealable bag or envelope. Expired Box Tops can not be included. Drop off your Box Tops in the MBMS office. Questions?...
8th Grade Parents: Help your kids make U.S. History come alive! Veteran MBMS teacher Rachel Thomas takes kids on a civics focused private field trip to Washington, D.C. with the Close-Up Foundation, a non-profit educational program that boasts 9 U.S. Congressmen and 2 Cabinet members as alumni. For more information, go to www.thomastrip.weebly.com or check out the program at www.closeup.org.
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is taking applications from aspiring entrepreneurs for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), which runs from October 2015-May 2016. This is a national program that teaches business skills to 6th-12th graders, provides them with mentors, and then helps kids establish their own legal business entities. For more information go to www.manhattanbeachchamber.com. For information on the national YEA!...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
6th Grade Parent Night for Science Camp 6:00-7:00pm, MPR
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:15pm
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020 We are excited to present to you, “The Costa Experience”. This is a series of events which will be held at Mira Costa High School for parents and students. You will hear from Costa students and Staff about all of the opportunities and activities available to your incoming...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
MBMS 3rd Annual Boat Regatta! SAVE THE DATE, FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2016 at Begg Pool! Starting at 5 pm. More info to come!
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 5pm
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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



  • February 27 2016
    Let's create together South Bay Community! Community Making Workshops is collaborating with Gus Vintage Goods for a new workshop onSaturday, February 27, 2016. Create a boho inspired, wood pendant necklace using modern embroidery skills. This workshop is for all skill levels. Tweens, teens, and adults welcome. More information here.


  • March 22 2016
    The Neptunian Woman's Club of Manhattan Beach is sponsoring its 38th Student Art and Photography Contest for grades 6-12 (art and photography).  Deadline for submission to the school office is February 22, 2016 before 3pm.  An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday March 6th, 2016 1pm in the Neptunian clubhouse. Click here for the entry form. 


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