Media Releases


SMJUHSD Construction
SMJUHSD Summer Construction

Summer does not mean school is out for everybody at the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. Staff has been busy designing, improving, and constructing new facilities for more than 9,200 students and the Santa Maria Valley, according to Facilities Planner Mary T. Gallas.

Fri Aug 05 01:00 PM

Rocketing Into High School
SMJUHSD Hosts Rocketing Into High School

Nearly two dozen incoming RHS, PVHS and SMHS students built and launched rockets during SMJUHSD’s Rocketing Into High School 2022 Summer Experience on August 2nd and 3rd at PVHS.

Fri Aug 05 12:56 PM

PVHS Student Sings National Anthem
PVHS Student Selected to Sing National Anthem at Mid-State Fair

Pioneer Valley High School senior Makai Copado has been selected to sing the national anthem before the Live To Rock Concert at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles on July 25.

Tue Jul 26 09:00 AM

PVHS Ag Teachers
PVHS Ag Department Named Outstanding Large Agriculture Program

The Pioneer Valley Ag Department was recently named the Outstanding Large Agriculture Program in the state, marking the first time in the high school’s history.

Thu Jul 14 09:00 AM

Migrant Ed at Cal Poly
SMJUHSD Migrant Education Students Visit Cal Poly SLO

Forty-four SMJUHSD Migrant Education students from Santa Maria High School, Pioneer Valley High School and Righetti High School recently took a field trip to Cal Poly, marking the first time many of them had ever stepped foot onto a university campus.

Thu Jun 09 03:06 PM

PVHS Medical Students
PVHS Students Complete American Medical Certification Association's Accreditation Exam

Several Pioneer Valley High School students are ready for careers as medical assistants after successfully passing the American Medical Certification Association’s Accreditation Exam.

Mon Jun 06 11:45 AM

Rocketing Into High School
"Rocketing Into High School"

The last day incoming freshman heading to ERHS, PVHS and SMHS can sign up for “Rocketing Into High School” is June 17th.

Thu Jun 02 01:15 PM

ERHS Art Show
ERHS Art Show and Chalk Festival

Hundreds of pieces of hand-crafted artwork and numerous chalk drawings will be displayed during the Righetti High School Art Show and Chalk Festival on June 1-2.

Tue May 31 10:03 AM

CTE Team
Residential and Commercial Building & Construction Design Build Team Wins Rookie Team of the Year Award

The SMJUHSD Residential and Commercial Building & Construction Design Build Team won the 2022 Rookie Team of the Year Award after competing in the Construction Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) 37th Annual Design Build Competition in Sacramento on May 4th & 5th.

Wed May 25 12:00 PM

SMHS Mental Health Awareness
SMHS Hosts Mental Health Awareness Week

The Santa Maria High School Counseling Team hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for students, staff, and parents.

Thu May 19 11:00 AM