News & Updates

Donor Recognition Party

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) will be recognizing and saying thank you to its supporters at its annual Donor Recognition Party on Saturday, May 4. As Chris Maling, SMSF President, stated, “We use opportunities like the Donor Recognition Party to publicly thank the families that have stepped up to support our schools and students. […]

Foundation Week is Only One Week Away!

To show our appreciation for our San Marino parents, students, community, and staff, SMSF is holding its Fourth Annual Foundation Week from April 15-19th. In addition to hosting fun activities at each school, local participating restaurants will give 20% of the proceeds made back to SMSF in support of our students. A big thank you […]

Barth Athletic Complex Update

Cloudy skies and rainy days can’t keep the Barth Athletic Complex from moving forward. This week, the windows have been placed, the dry-walling of the classrooms proceeds, the beams in the wrestling room have been painted, and preparation to pour the concrete for the access ramps, amphitheater area on the north side, and plaza area […]

Banners Are Here!

It is official – our SMSF Silver Ambassador Recognition event is upon us, and banners will be installed throughout the first weeks of April and taken down at the end of June. Thank you to all our generous supporters for making this recognition event, and everything that the Foundation does, possible!

Caltech Research Course

New this year, San Marino High School Students have the opportunity to get real world STEM experience as student researchers at Caltech! Made possible by the collaboration with Caltech Professors and SMUSD parents Babak Hassibi, Julia Greer, Brian Stoltz and Chris Umans, this program provides a unique learning opportunity for our best students in the […]

Banners Are Almost Here!

Don’t forget about our Huntington Drive Banner Campaign. There are only six days left to secure your banner placement along Huntington Drive! All donations go directly to supporting our San Marino schools, students, and community. Great schools and great communities go hand in hand. To donate, please feel free to give online, call the Foundation […]

SMSF Grants Overview

On May 22, 2018, the San Marino Schools Foundation awarded grants totaling over $2.14 million to the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) that directly funded teachers and various enrichment programs. The San Marino Schools Foundation prioritizes its funding support to hire and retain highly qualified teachers. SMSF devoted over $2 million for 21 full-time […]

Congratulations to Michiko Lee!

The San Marino schools’ PTA and PTA Council held its 89th annual PTA Founder’s Day ceremony on Wednesday, March 13th honoring members of the community who have selflessly contributed their time and talents volunteering to both their schools and community. The San Marino Schools Foundation is proud to have one of the Founder’s Day honorees […]

SMHS Wellness Center Speaker Series

The Wellness Center at San Marino High School continues to expand its student activities by kicking off with “Everyday Heroes,” a lunchtime speaker series.  Laura Ives, SMHS School Counselor for Student Support and Intervention, says her goal for the program is to, “highlight amazing things that everyday people are doing.” She hopes that this speaker series demonstrates how making an […]

Curriculum and Instruction Town hall

The San Marino Schools Foundation, in collaboration with the District and SMUSD School Board, hosted our second townhall focusing on Curriculum and Instruction on Wednesday, March 6. Jason Kurtenbach, SMUSD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, moderated the town hall, which utilized the Ask Me Anything format, an approach to prioritize pre-submitted questions from parents […]