Every August, there are a few things you can just count on in Manhattan Beach – fun beach days, fewer parking spots, and your appeal letter from MBEF. Yes, this month, MBEF kicks off its Annual Appeal, the main fundraising campaign primarily directed at parents of MBUSD students. The Appeal lasts from August through January…. Read more »
News & Updates:
Last spring, MBEF President Nina Patel announced that the foundation had approved $5.385 million in grants to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District for the 2013-2014 school year. The grant includes an additional $385,000 over MBEF’s grants to the district last school year. This funding will save teacher jobs – especially to keep classes small and… Read more »
By Leanne Huebner, Posted March 13, 2013 For more than two decades, Mira Costa High School students have enjoyed the engaging opportunity to embrace literature or to improve prose under the tutelage of English teacher Pam Jenning. When asked what inspired her to teach English, Ms. Jenning responds simply –“Everything.” She continues eloquently, “The heartbreaking beauty of story, the power… Read more »
by Leanne Huebner, May 13, 2013 Recently, our MBEF crew caught up with a number of the most impressive Mira Costa students from the Class of 2013 — the valedictorians. One unique factor about Mira Costa is that any student who receives an “A” in every single class during their four years of high school – no… Read more »
Congratulations to the MCHS Class of 2013! These are the colleges and universities our graduating seniors will attend in the fall.
Our education funding system is complex and could be changing again in June. Here are five things you should know about it: Most of our money comes from the state. And most of the state’s money for schools comes from income tax (not property tax). Because income tax revenue fluctuates with the economy, our school… Read more »
Musically Inclined: An interview with Dr. Michael Hayden, Mira Costa’s Choral Director. Former university professor returns to his roots of teaching high school music with a passion second-to-none.
Tuning Up: Why MBEF’s Investment in Music Matters. Twenty years of investing and keeping music in our schools has paid off in spades in opportunities for our students.
This year MBEF is proud to continue support for our district’s Elementary Science Progam – specifically, the Science Specialists at each of our five elementary schools. We sat in recently on one of their collaboration meetings, where they were working out the details of a future lab on Wet Cell Batteries. We talked with them… Read more »
By Cindy McMahon “I gave up on school a long time ago….but with your help, now I am on my way to graduate. “ “You have always been on my side, never judging, always helping. You have influenced me to be a better student and person.” “You have found solutions to problems in my high… Read more »