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Welcome to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Educational Services Department. Curriculum and instruction in MBUSD is intended to cultivate intellectually curious and independent learners. The District's outstanding teaching and professional staff provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous, and relevant K-12 curriculum. In addition to oversight of curriculum and instruction, the Educational Services Department is responsible for staff development, student assessment, categorical funding, selection of instructional materials, state and federal accountability, library services, gifted and talented services, and English language development, as well as the facilitation of various community partnerships. We strive to support students, parents, and educators throughout each student's K-12 educational experience in the District.
Holly Compton
TOSA, TK - 6 Mathematics

Schedule a Math support session:

https://calendly.com/hollycompton/math

Christine Jewett
TOSA, English Learners and Intervention

Schedule English Learner support session:

https://calendly.com/cjewett

Michelle Syverson
TOSA, Literacy

Schedule a literacy support session:

https://calendly.com/michellesyverson

 

Jason Marshall
TOSA, Instructional Technology and Makerspace

Schedule a technology session:

https://calendly.com/jmarshalltech

 

 

Charlene Lawrence
Executive Assistant
310-318-7345, x5971
Katherine Whittaker Stopp, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent,
Educational Services
310-318-7345, x5989
Shelley Benke
Department Administrative Assistant
310-318-7345, x5910

 
Department News
 

California Healthy Kids Survey

For information, please click here.
 
OLSAT 8 Testing for GATE Identification
The OLSAT 8 exam will be offered to grades 3-7 for GATE identification during the month of March.  Please contact your school's principal for specific testing and make-up testing dates between March 1st and March 29th.  Grade 3 exams will be administered during the school day.  Grades 4-7 exams will be administered after school by voluntary sign-up.  You will want to contact your school office for more information about signing up to take the exam.  Students who have already been identified for GATE do not need to take the exam again.
 
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT8)
The exam time allotted for each level is 40 minutes.  The exams will be administered as follows:
 
Grade 3-Level D (64 items)  
Grade 4-Level E (72 items)  
Grade 5-Level E (72 items)  
Grade 6-Level F (72 items) 
Grade 7-Level F (72 items)
 
GATE Overnight Field Trips at MBMS
 

6th Grade GATE Overnight Field Trip

  • Program/Location: USS Midway in San Diego
  • Dates – Feb. 7-8, 2020
  • Students will depart MBMS at 1:00 PM and return the following day at approximately 11:30 AM

 

7th Grade GATE Overnight Field Trip

  • Program/Location: Ocean Institute – Sea Floor Explorer Program in Dana Point
  • Dates
    • Mar. 25 to 26, 2020 (girls)
    • Mar. 26 to 27, 2020 (boys)
  • Students will depart MBMS at 1:00 PM and return the following day at approximately 12:00 PM

 

8th Grade GATE Overnight Field Trip

  • Program/Location: Fulcrum Adventures in Ojai
  • Dates – Nov. 7 to 8, 2019
  • Students will depart MBMS at 12:30 PM and return the following day at approximately 4:30 PM