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Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

The toil, tears and sweat known as SchoolPower’s Dodgeball Tournament V will fill the Laguna Beach High School gyms on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Thirty-two junior division teams will start competing at 3:15 p.m. and the 24-team adult division begins at 5:30 p.m. The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will return to defend their two-time championship title in […]

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New Administrators Join School District

New Administrators Join School District

Two newcomers joined the school district’s administrative team, the district announced this week. Jeff Dixon was hired as the director of facilities and Amy Kernan as the coordinator of assessment, accountability and special projects. The hires were approved by the school board on Aug. 26. Dixon’s experience includes school construction management and maintenance, most recently […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Montage Hosts Scholarship Contest The second annual Montage Memory Makers contest will reward young humanitarians ages 13-17, with $10,000 scholarships to an accredited college or university. Through Sept. 26 entrants who meet the contest requirements may visit montagehotels.com/memory and upload a 300-word essay and a video detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to […]

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Athletic Director Adds Award to Highlight Reel

Athletic Director Adds Award to Highlight Reel

Something extra was added to the menu for Mike Churchill at a breakfast welcoming school district staff in the week prior to the official first bell. The high school athletic director earned recognition as the winner of the school district’s seventh annual Spirit award. Recipients exemplify extraordinary service to others. “Mike has built a strong […]

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School Leaders Come Out for Meet and Greet

School Leaders Come Out for Meet and Greet

Parents have a chance to meet the school district’s two new principals and new staff at the year’s first PTA Coffee Break meeting, 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Top of the World Elementary School. Administrators will also discuss plans for the new school year, including the application of Common Core state standards and technology […]

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National Merit Semifinalists Named

National Merit Semifinalists Named

Laguna Beach High School seniors Grant Barton and Aviva Meyers were named among 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced Tuesday. Semifinalists go on to compete for 7,600 scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered next spring. Finalists must submit a detailed application in order to earn the […]

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LBHS Student Wins State PTA Award

LBHS Student Wins State PTA Award

High school student Mia Salvini received an Award of Merit from California State PTA for her photograph entitled “Palm of My Hands” in the 2014 PTA Reflections arts competition. Of the 225 Laguna Beach students who participated, two others earned division winner recognition and advanced to the state level of competition: LBHS student Austin Fickman […]

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Adding Color to the After School Experience

Adding Color to the After School Experience

Color exploration, mixed-media and fine arts as well as field trips to local galleries and museums and guest artists are offered in the Boys and Girls Club’s afterschool program this fall. The programs for children in grades K-12 are now offered at four locations: the Canyon Branch on Laguna Canyon Road, Bluebird Branch for elementary […]

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Breakers Blast Matadors 45-12

Breakers Blast Matadors 45-12

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football Laguna opened their 80th season with an easy but somewhat uneven victory over Bolsa Grande from the Garden Grove League last Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bolsa Grande Stadium. Coach Corey Brown freely substituted, giving little indication on this team’s potential against the schedule’s tougher teams. This week’s […]

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New Sport Adds to Fall Roster

New Sport Adds to Fall Roster

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Sand Volleyball (1-0) The initial schedule has Laguna opening the season this past Tuesday, Sept. 9, against Edison on the West Newport courts near Colton Street. Breakers will meet Irvine on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Irvine Valley College. Matches will be best of three sets […]

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Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said the team’s number four runner Dave Brobeck (‘91), […]

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Schools Seek Input on Next Principal

Schools Seek Input on Next Principal

The school district began soliciting input from parents and staff about the qualities they envision in a new Laguna Beach High School principal even as recruiting for a successor is underway. The process began with the distribution of online surveys this week, which were sent to parents district wide as well as to LBHS staff. […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Fall Sports Now Underway By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football 80th Varsity Season Opens Friday, Sept. 5 Coach Corey Brown takes his squad to the Bolsa Grande Stadium in Garden Grove for the opening contest in Laguna’s 80th varsity campaign. Breakers will face host Bolsa Grande, who finished last season 3-7 including a 48-17 […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

She’s the First Starts Up at LBHS She’s the First is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors education for girls in the developing world. Laguna Beach High School sophomores and juniors Regan Caraher, Christine Johnson, Callista Wulff, Shea Metz and Carmen Nichols have organized a new chapter at Laguna Beach High School and are looking for […]

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Girls Return to the Court

Girls Return to the Court

Former players of the high school’s girls volleyball teams are invited to return to their home court Oct. 10 for a varsity vs. alumni match, says organizer Diane Dorn. The high school’s Dugger Gym will host a JV vs. frosh soph match at 5 p.m. and the varsity vs alumni match at 6:30. Shawn Patchell […]