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Technology Now Required in Fifth-Grade Classes

Parents of fifth-graders recently learned about methods their children can use for the school district’s pilot bring-your-own-device program, which is to start in January. “It is so critical we teach the necessary technological skills to our students that will prepare them...

Thurston Teachers Bring a Novel to Life

Two Thurston Middle School teachers used a fresh approach to help their students absorb Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In Tammy Bonneville’s language arts class, eighth graders discussed the book during the fall semester. In Anna Tejchman’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Junior Citizens Chosen for Parade

Laguna Beach High School staff has chosen Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis, class of 2015, as junior citizens of the year for the 49th Patriots Day parade, which will take place Saturday, March 7. The two seniors will join 2014 honorees, Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot...

The Surf Report

Locals Ride Central Cal Breaks Several local surfers competed in a Western Surfing Association event at Pismo Beach Pier on Nov. 8-9. Laguna Beach finalists included Hudson Saunders, first in under 9 and fifth in under 10; Jaxson Hutchen, fifth in U9; Hayden Rodgers, first in...

Laguna Girls Win Soccer Championship

AYSO Team Beach, coached by Sherrie Conley and Sam Eidt, beat Laguna Hills 4-2 on Sunday, Nov. 9, capping a second undefeated season in league play. Ranked among the top teams from Irvine to San Clemente, Laguna’s record of 6-0-1 in the medal round and 9-0-2 overall, left them in...

Boys Water Polo Heads to Playoff

By Frank Aronoff Jack Dodson scored seconds into the match to lead the Breakers (23-6, 5-0) to a 19-6 rout of Aliso Niguel (15-12) this past Saturday, Nov. 15, before a packed house at Gilleran Pool on the Wolverine campus. In less than four minutes into the initial seven-minute...

Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment

Girls Volleyball (17-12, 10-0) For the second year in a row and the fourth time in 41 playoff appearances, Laguna Beach took an early exit losing to unranked Esperanza in five sets, 26-28, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 13-15 at the Aztec Gym Thursday, Nov. 13. After clear success in the...

Girls Tennis (18-4, 10-0) SSCIF Division II

Breakers and Troy tied 9-9 last Monday at the Warrior’s campus taking the match victory on games, 79-73. The win sent Laguna to Murrieta Valley this past Wednesday for the semifinal battle with the # 2 ranked Nighthawks. Laguna opened their playoff run with a pair of easy wins...

Breakers Win Opener

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (17-11, 10-0) Maranatha from Pasadena was no match for the Breakers as Laguna easily rolled over the Minutemen 25-18, 25-13, 25-9 on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Dugger Gym. Aspen Rocha had 12 kills while Jamie Robbins added 11. Rocha also...

Boys Water Polo (22-6, 5-0) League Champions

Laguna completed their regular season last week with a pair of road games. Laguna defeated Capistrano Valley 17-12 on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Cougar pool then held off Santa Margarita 8-6 on Saturday at the Eagle pool. As expected Laguna is seeded No. 1 in the playoffs and should...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. A dozen other Laguna Beach High School student athletes also signed similar letters...

Parents Learn to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Speaker-author Dr. Jorge Cherbosque discusses monitoring one’s own and other people’s emotions during the 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, PTA Coffee Break workshop at Top of the World Elementary School. Building awareness and emotional intelligence skills strengthens...

LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. Fischer is one of just two high school students and the only member of the class of...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.” Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider bite that...

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Decision Coming on Southern Section Playoff Teams Pairings will be posted at www.cifss.org Football                                       Sunday, Nov. 9 8 a.m. Girls Volleyball                           Friday, Nov. 7 – 2 p.m. Boys Water Pol...