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Stairs from the football field lead to the brand new two-story Malibu Middle School building. Photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News
SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati high-fives Melisa Andino, Malibu Middle School’s new principal, at the Aug. 13 ribbon cutting for the new middle school building.
A brand new classroom in the Malibu Middle School was showcased during the Aug. 13 ribbon cutting. Superintendent Ben Drati said the new setup allows teachers to engage with their students in “innovative and engaging ways to facilitate 21st-century learning.”
(Left to right) City Councilmember Mikke Pierson, School Board member Craig Foster, Superintendent Ben Drati, Malibu Middle School Principal Melisa Andino, Mayor Pro Tem Karen Farrer, Malibu Pathway Director Isaac Burgess, School Board Member Laurie Lieberman and Malibu High School Principal Patrick Miller celebrate the official opening of Malibu Middle School.
Malibu Elementary School Principal Chris Hertz stands and waves at the opening ceremony of Malibu Middle School on Aug. 13.
An unfinished hallway with an elevator is on the second floor of the new Malibu Middle School.
Visitors explore the second floor of the new sustainable Malibu Middle School.
SMMUSD School Board member Craig Foster (right) introduces Malibu Middle School’s new principal, Melisa Andino.
Jeremy Wolf, district director for State Sen. Henry Stern, presents a certificate in recognition of the new middle school opening.
SMMUSD School Board Member and Malibu resident Craig Foster speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Liam Lambert walks up the stairs of the new middle school building.
The new, two-story Malibu Middle School building is shown.
Eighth-grader Tyler Button, with Principal Melisa Andino by his side, speaks at the podium outside of the new Malibu Middle School.
Michele Willer-Allred, Freelance Reporter
9:19 am PDT August 15, 2019
Malibu Middle School students now have a building to call their own, as a new, modern-style structure was unveiled Aug. 13, just in time for the start of the new school year on Aug. 22.